OUTgoing (NYTM Hack of the Month)
Jeff Ferzoco started as a digital mapmaker, and then had an idea: Why not use his skills to create a comprehensive map of NYC’s historic LGBT nightlife? His website, outgoingnyc.com, is a continuously growing, pinpointed map of all the LGBT hotspots—from nightclubs, to bars, to late-night restaurants—in New York since the 1800s. The map features over 800 locations, and venues can be isolated by year using a slider on the website. Amazingly, Ferzoco collected all the information for OUTgoing by hand, sifting through hundreds of pages of LGBT records at the New York Public Library and the Pat Parker/Vito Russo Library. His next move is to San Francisco where he plans to illuminate more LGBT spots for his fans to enjoy.