hear, before is a geolocated audio experience to overhear people and sounds as you move through New York. Use your phone to listen to a combination of oral histories, poetry, and other sound snippets that are distributed across all five boroughs. While walking, we invite you to also record and add to the archive yourself. Record voices, the music you hear, or the soundscape that surrounds you. We hope you’ll enjoy exploring this historical record and add to this auditory archive of the city with us.
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