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Mapping Manhattan - Inspiration for Life Maps

When Becky Cooper was a senior at Stuyvesant High School, she was heavily influenced by one of the books she read in her English class. 


 “Invisible Cities” by Italo Calvino presents descriptions of exotic and seemingly imaginary cities described by Marco Polo to Kublai Khan.  What most changed her perspective was the final idea, presented by Marco Polo, that in fact every city he described is simply a different version of Venice.