How they did Street View, 1939-41: During the depression, the WPA and NYC Tax Department hired photographers to snap every municipal building in the five boroughs. Now the photos are on an interactive map. Cory Doctorow’s Pluralistic
Here’s the address in Brooklyn where my family lived when I was 8 years old. When we lived there, it was a nice little subdivision of rowhouses. It looked different 30 years earlier!