Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Friday, June 25, 2021

I finally got an onboard look at the new, streamlined New York City subway map today. For all the noise about Manhattan getting seemingly super-sized, what stands out more to me is the resultant look of another borough:

This new map makes Queens look downright barren. At least from a public-transport angle, which I guess is the point. I realize the old map filled the terrain with mostly clutter, and that the subway lines haven’t really changed. Still, there’s so much open-space showing on this “new” Queens that, to those of us used to the old look, there’s almost an implication of some service changes.

Maybe the map merely reflects the hopes of a less-congested Queens above-ground. Wishful thinking for creating a topographical reality…

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 06/25/2010 06:33pm
Category: New Yorkin'
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