New York City, New York audio tour: The Outernet: Manhattan's East Village

The Outernet: Manhattan's East Village

Walking Tour

15 mins

About the Tour

Welcome to the Outernet, Pinball Publishing’s first outdoor internet experience to hit the streets of Manhattan.

This isn’t a walking tour. It’s an experimental, immersive bibliography with references from over 300 books, maps, and other sources specific to 868 individual locations. You can start anywhere in the East Village and walk in any direction at your own pace: on every street, on every avenue, and at every corner, you’ll hear a list of references, many of them from New York’s most distinguished chroniclers and authoritative record keepers. When you arrive at a new location, you’ll receive a report on the age of all visible structures as well as a list of publications that have spoken about that exact spot, along with the name of the author and year of publication.

Pinball Publishing has a growing database of these references for not just the East Village but all of Manhattan. We also buy and sell the publications that make up our database, so if you would like a quote on a particular text or the list of references for a specific address, please contact us at [email protected].

Tour Producer


Pinball Publishing

Pinball Publishing is a database research firm dedicated to providing the highest quality location based information for use with new technologies.

Major Landmarks

  • The East Village has landmarks on every block.

Directions to Starting Point

This tour can be activated anywhere in Manhattan's East Village, which is the area bounded by 14th Street on the North, East Houston Street on the South, Avenue D on the East, and Third Avenue on the West.

The East Village is accessible via Subway by the Third and First Avenue stops on the L train, the Astor Place stop on the number six train, and the Second Avenue stop on the F train.

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Places to stop along the way

You can stop this tour whenever you like. Just start it up again when you’re ready to get moving again. You can also listen to it as often as you like.

Best time of day

You can do this tour at any time, but the street numbers and architectural details it refers to are easiest to see during daylight.


Always be careful when crossing the street.


The Outernet: Manhattan's East Village