By far the most thought-provoking response that’s crossed our desk is Neu-York, a map drawn by the artist Melissa Gould. It’s based on a map of 1939 Manhattan, but it imagines a New York that’s been taken over by German troops. Gone are the synagogues and streets named after Jews. Lincoln Center, which was then under construction, is also gone, though a boulevard named Richard Wagner Strasse runs close to its location.
You can purchase an original lithograph of the map–designed with period inks and typefaces–for $2,500. But the website version, with multiple close-ups and the artist’s commentary, is online, right now, for anyone to see.