Tuesday, October 29, 2013

New York in the Roaring Twenties


The Roaring Twenties wants to transport you back to the sounds of New York in the 1920's. A time when the sound of playing children and noisy radios competed with the noise of street traffic and store peddlers.

The Roaring Twenties uses the Google Maps API with a historical map of New York to map noise complaints submitted by New Yorkers in the the 1920's. The complaints provide a fascinating insight into the types of sounds that were annoying citizens at the beginning of the last century.

Even more fascinating is the inclusion on the map of vintage film shot in New York. This historical film allows the user to listen to the street sounds for themselves and also gain an insight into how New York looked 90 years ago.
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