Sunday, September 11, 2011

Tenth Anniversary of 9/11: Looking Back While Looking Forward


You can view all the 9/11 remembrance post I've made over the years below:






Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Donation Downloads

I'm raising funds for my long term goals of the recreation project:

The file will be delivered to you via email within 24 hours of your donation as soon as I get notification from PayPal you will receive BAT's of:

Trinity Church
Tom's Diner (made famous by Seinfeld)
NY Walkup
The Metropolitan Club

You can find more information about donating on the FAQ page.

If you have any questions email me at or PM me at Simtropolis.

Recently donated: 

Nick McKechnie

Thank you for supporting the project!

Monday, June 13, 2011

SimCity NYC: Version 2

I've been busy the past couple of weeks but not busy enough to stop buy here and make a quick update. I had to reconstruct the entire map due to my computer crashing on me last year. I was able to recover the old map and save it.

Though, I've always been wanting a more accurate map to work on so I downloaded a brand new, more accurate map to start over on and have been actually been able to work faster in the past 3 months than I was when I first started.

More next time

Friday, February 04, 2011

NYCJ in the News and Media

In the news? The New York City Journals?

Apparently so. My little project appeared to attract interest from forumers, the blogosphere and even major news sites and magazines. I’m going to put up a section about the converge of this project from others.

NYCJ Goes Big on Digg: "New York Recreated in SimCity"- 12/12/06

Orlando Sentinel, SimManhattan -12/12/06

Thanks to Jim Squires from for interviewing me about the New York City Journals

New York City Journals makes front page news at Simtropolis-5/25/07.

3/11/08- NYCJ in Guinness Book of World Records: Gamer's Edition 2008!

I got news a while ago from a reader in the UK that they saw me in the 2008 Edition of the Guinness Book of Records Gamer's Edition. I went to my local bookstore yesterday to pick up a copy and I was surprised to see my name in the SimCity section on page 200 under "Most Dedicated Player." From the book:

"Elliot Hanson has been constructing the Big Apple in SimCity for nearly four years, "one pixel at a time." He has even reconstructed tributes to major events, such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and 9/11. In his downtime, Elliot is working on re-creating San Francisco, Chicago, Washington DC and Boston."

Thanks to my all readers and the writers of the Guinness Book of Records Gamer's Edition 2008. Be sure to pick up a copy, there's a lot of interesting facts about not just SimCity but also many different types of games.

3/21/08- NYCJ on

Thanks to Emma Williams managing editor of Schmap Guides for including my photo of Tom's Restaurant in the guide of Tom's Restaurant.

5/23/09- NYCJ on Squidoo

Thanks to Pixelrage for his calling the project "one of the biggest SimCity projects of all time!" and for including the project in his Squidoo lens, Sim City 4: It's Not A Game, It's A Hobby