Reading about comic artist keaner (kean) and his brother's trip to New York is refreshing not just because he's cleverly cataloged visits to different parts of the city using a subway map - it's just nice to see the city from an out-of-towner's perspective, in this case, an intrepid pair of brothers from Ottawa who stay in a hostel on the Bowery. Ah, the days when we'd get mixed up and ride on a downtown train when we meant to go uptown...it almost happens every week. For a short visit, they covered a lot of ground with the Empire State Building, Ground Zero, and Guggenheim; next time, Gothamist suggests they check out the outer boroughs. [Via Metafilter]
Also, keaner has a rather elegant tribute to Elliott Smith.