Hi, it's me Brit Zab the one week intern. Sam has kindly given me free reign of his blog for the week, which could be quite dangerous. He needs to spice things up a bit anyhow.
I'm from a little town called Mars, PA. The prom king of my high school was a farmer, and my house is surrounded by trees. Needless to say, NYC is the complete opposite side of the spectrum, but so far I love waking up in the city that doesn't sleep.
So this is where I'm interning, but in 1609 it looked like this. The Manahatta Project provides images and information for what the familiar NYC looked like before it was actually a city. If you click on specific locations you can learn what types of animals, plants and people inhabited the land. Doesn't look so familiar anymore does it?
I also have recently become obsessed with the site www.thisisindexed.com. It provides diagrams and charts for unimportant things that no one would ever really need a diagram for, which makes it perfect. I could probably browse this site for the entire day..actually I guess I have been...shh don't tell Sam! Here's one that pretty much sums up Times Square.