Short List of New York Literary Maps & Trees (Links)

“A Literary Map of Manhattan” from The New York Times

By Randy Cohen and Nigel Holmes

“Here’s where imaginary New Yorkers lived, worked, played, drank, walked an looked at ducks.”


“Literary Map” of Brooklyn from the Brooklyn Public Library

“The Literary Map of Brooklyn seeks to place Brooklyn’s impressive literary tradition into a geographic context, combining landmarks (birthplaces, residences) with excerpts from poetry, fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature.”


“NYC Buildings Where Great Literary Works Were Written” from Curbed

by Curbed staff

“We’ve compiled a map of some of the residences where famous literary figures completed their works.”


New York State Literary Tree from the NYS(CA) Lit(erary) Tree

“The LitMap will constantly evolve as new information is added. Due to the multitude of writers who have made their home and literary life in the State and City, the map is constructed as two primary web pages: New York State and New York City. Icons on the maps link to brief biographical and bibliographical data concerning prominent deceased New York State and City Authors and NY Indian Orators and Storytellers; and information about NY Literary Organizations, NY Literary Events, NY Literary Sites, NYS and City Libraries, and NYS and City Bookstores. We hope this data will provide users of the Map with a gateway to in-depth research and reading. A four-color, first edition of the print map is now available by calling Bright Hill Literary Center at 607-829-5055, or by sending an email to




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