Blog October 4, 2006

The smell of the city

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Gawker has created a new way to explore the big apple – the New York Subway Smell Map – hover the mouse over your local station and find out if it smells of alcohol, body odour, perfume, food etc. I’ll be in Manhattan from Friday next and I notice that my local subway station hasn’t got an olfactory tag just yet – maybe I’ll add mine before I leave? Union Square is particularly aromatic have to say…not quite what I experienced last time I paid a visit …Andrew Taylor asks the really interesting question though:

“Will seeing other people’s experiences allow us to engage differently with our environment?”

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