Here is your one stop shop for songs about New York City. Constantine Valhouli, a real estate developer who became internet famous with a fake Jack Kerouac prank, made a map with more than 200 dropped pins referencing songs about New York.
"Hotel Chelsea Nights" by Ryan Adams sits on 23rd Street with a link to its music video. Lou Reed, The Clash, and the Rolling Stones take over the West Village. Jay Z's "Coming Of Age" is plopped right down on Park Avenue in between Marcy and Nostrand Avenues in Brooklyn.
"Those songs are collectively a love letter to NYC," Valhouli said in an interview with CMJ earlier this month. "It’s fun to see how your block or neighborhood has been mythologized by, say, Leonard Cohen or Etta James or the Ramones." He also made a Boston-based map and told Vanyaland he's in the process of compiling one too for Los Angeles. Fans can send in song additions by emailing Valhouli at musicmapnyc [AT] gmail.com.