This guide explores the world s most exciting city at one of its creative peaks. By tracing the steps of influential rock band The Velvet Underground it explores a twilight world where rock n roll, art and fashion met, and from which reverberations are still felt. Perhaps the definitive New York group, during their brief existence the Velvet Underground lived, played and recorded around the city. In The Velvet Underground Map of New York for the first time all the significant NYC locations have been charted, from Harlem to the Lower East Side. Among the entries are Andy Warhol s Factory, the clubs they partied and played at, their apartments, where they found the book which gave them their name. The cast of characters includes Lou Reed, John Cale, Sterling Morrison, Moe Tucker and Nico, as well as their managers Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey and entourage, including doomed socialite Edie Sedgwick.