Singing the City, A Nonstop Metropolis Playlist for Brooklyn and Queens

We continue to celebrate our way through the boroughs of New York with another playlist. This time we journey through Brooklyn and Queens…and we’re pleased to report many of the songs you told us were missing from the first playlist, were hiding right here.

Delve into our series of posts about Nonstop Metropolis, and the entire atlas trilogy—and, please join us on Twitter: @nonstopatlas.


Nonstop MetropolisNonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas is the final volume in our trilogy of atlases by Rebecca SolnitJoshua Jelly-Schapiro, Rebecca Snedeker, and a host of notable contributors. Following the publication of the critically lauded Infinite City (San Francisco) and Unfathomable City (New Orleans), we bring you this homage—and challenge—to the way we know New York City, an exquisitely designed and gorgeously illustrated atlas that excavates the many buried layers of all five boroughs of New York City and parts of New Jersey.

Contributors to Nonstop Metropolis: Sheerly Avni, Gaiutra Bahadur, Marshall Berman, Joe Boyd, Will Butler, Garnette Cadogan, Thomas J. Campanella, Daniel Aldana Cohen, Teju Cole, Joel Dinerstein, Paul La Farge, Francisco Goldman, Margo Jefferson, Lucy R. Lippard, Barry Lopez, Valeria Luiselli, Suketu Mehta, Emily Raboteau, Molly Roy, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Luc Sante, Heather Smith, Jonathan Tarleton, Astra Taylor, Alexandra T. Vazquez, Christina Zanfagna, plus interviews with Valerie Capers, Peter Coyote, Grandmaster Caz, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Melle Mel, and RZA.