The New York Music Project: Help Map The City In Song
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Since its founding, New York has been an evergreen inspiration for musicians, from Gershwin to Dylan to the Beastie Boys. "Empire State of Mind," Jay-Z's love letter to the city, is just the latest, and perhaps greatest, in a long line of New York-inspired songs. But one day -- maybe soon, maybe not -- someone else will come along and pen a ditty about the city that never sleeps that will fully-encapsulate life in the five boroughs and Jay-Z's will be a worn-out standard, played while fans shuffle out of the new new Yankee Stadium.
So in honor of the long and vast history of New York in song, we're extremely pleased to introduce the Huffington Post New York Music Project. Essentially we are trying to discover, uncover, and map every single song lyric that name-checks a location, business, corner, monument, etc., in the city of New York. This can be as vague as George Cohan giving his regards "to Broadway" to as specific as Lou Reed "waiting for the man" on 125th and Lexington. We've put together some entries to start off with, but that just scratches the surface.
We need your help!
Help us create the definitive map of New York music. All you need are the lyrics, a picture of the location (if you don't have one, use Google Maps Street View to grab an image), and hit the PARTICIPATE button below. This submission format is ideal: "Song" - Artist.
Multiple lyrics from the same song are fine, and feel free to add as many as you can. Also please note that there will be a delay of up to 24 hours once you submit -- but don't let that deter you!