This captivating bird's-eye view poster presents a highly stylized and imaginative depiction of Manhattan, looking eastward across the Atlantic Ocean. The artwork is reminiscent of the iconic New Yorker cover titled "View of the World from 9th Avenue" by Saul Steinberg, published on March 29, 1976. The Steinberg cover captures a westward view of the island, while this poster offers a contrasting eastward perspective.
The poster showcases Manhattan's iconic skyline, featuring its famous skyscrapers and landmarks, rendered in an artistic and whimsical manner. The geography is intentionally imprecise, emphasizing the playful nature of the artwork. Across the Atlantic, the poster highlights various renowned parks and gardens from around the world, such as Gorky Park, Hyde Park, Kew, Tivoli, Tiergarten, Tuileries, Borghese, and Imperial Gardens.
The title below the map, "Friends of Hudson River Park - Our View of the World," signifies the focus on Manhattan's unique perspective and connection to the global community through its diverse array of parks and cultural landmarks.
The art for the poster was made by Susan Hunt Yule, a contemporary artist specializing in maps and similar illustrations.