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Cuts spur new New York subway map

New York is getting a new subway map.

Budget cuts have led to the consolidation of several lines, such as the W and Q and, most interestingly, the V and M, which is turning the M from brown to orange and giving riders from parts of Brooklyn a one-seat ride to Midtown.

But, as the New York Times explains, the MTA has also taken the opportunity to tweak its map to add some information, delete some other distracting information, and make Manhattan far wider than in reality while making Staten Island much smaller.


Comparison by Second Avenue Sagas.

Second Avenue Sagas juxtaposed several parts of the map with their previous incarnations to illustrate some of the most meaningful changes.

David Alpert is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Greater Greater Washington and Greater Greater Education. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He loves the area which is, in many ways, greater than those others, and wants to see it become even greater. 

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So why do we care about this? It really seems to me that this blog exists solely for two purposes:

1. Criticize institutions/infrastructure in DC and Maryland. (Virginia for some reason usually gets a pat on the back, even though, as the region's conservative/Southern presence, it is the most blatant violator against the liberal idealism that this blog advocates)

2. Glorify and idolize other cities such as New York, Boston, and San Francisco, which are great cities, but not nearly as close to utopia (and in most cases further away than DC) as most on here think.

by One4All on May 31, 2010 9:49 am • linkreport

Virginia for some reason usually gets a pat on the back, even though, as the region's conservative/Southern presence, it is the most blatant violator against the liberal idealism that this blog advocates

Northern Virginia constitutes a conservative or southern presence? Guess I might as well bring out the slaves again now that our secret is out.

Take a trip to parts of Charles County and compare to anything in NOVA and then come back and tell me which is more 'conservative/southern'. As I recall, it was PG county which only recently paid their farmers not to grow tobacco.

But yea, uninformed generalizations are far easier to do than actually rely on facts.

by MPC on May 31, 2010 1:09 pm • linkreport

Well said, MPC.

by Matt Glazewski on May 31, 2010 7:33 pm • linkreport

Let's see are we talking about the same Charles County where 62% of the residents voted for Obama, and the same NoVa where ultra-conservative Bob McDonnell won in practically every jurisdiction (including Ffx) except Arlington/Alexandria? In any case I don't recall saying anything about NoVa; I'm pretty sure I said "Virginia." As in "Confederate History Month," sue the fed. government "Virginia."

"Guess I might as well bring out the slaves again now that our secret is out."

Well I wouldn't be surprised if your new AG and Gov. tried too.

by One4All on Jun 2, 2010 12:01 pm • linkreport

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