Monday, October 15, 2007

Mid-Month Theme: Subway Day

This is the New York City subway map. On the left is Manhattan Island. On the right is Long Island, which houses Queens (n0rth) and Brooklyn (south) . On the top is the Bronx and on the south (tip showing) is Staten Island. These five boroughs make up New York City.

Subway day is a mid-month theme shared by the following blogs:
New York City Daily Photo - Stockholm by Pixels



19 comments:

Jeremy said...

well the nearest we come to a subway in Wellington, NZ.. is the fast food variety .. cheers

• Eliane • said...

All that for 2 buck a trip!

Annie said...

And you'd think all of us in the U.S. would have that schema in our minds already but I didn't. It's really helpful to see this displayed so nicely, Ming.

You asked if I'm trying to concoct dishes using guar gum (a thickening agent), apple fiber and oat bran in the same entree. Nope, I'm not
THAT ambitious. Just a little something with one of these added is all I'm trying for right now.

teahouse said...

Ah, the MTA subway map. How well I know the system.

Hooray for New York City!!!

Peter F said...

It's a huge system. Do you know how many miles of tracks you have in New York? How long would it take to travel from left to right?

Per Stromsjo said...

...and how many stations are there? We had 99 of them for many years until we finally got our hundredth when Skarpnäck was opened. I bet you have a lot more but I still think that 100 stations is quite a lot for a relatively smallish capitol like Stockholm.

Bernt Seipl said...

I second Peter's question. It would be interesting for someone who has never used the NY subway to get a time-estimate. Your map shows the extent of it very well, but the distances are hard to tell. My pic is even worse in that respect, granted. I've tried the London subway a few times, and they too have a very nice map. It looks as if the distances are not so vast as they are in reality. It takes forever to go from one end to another, even to cross over sometimes.

Glenn Standish said...

Greetings from TORUŃ DAILY PHOTO here in Poland. Do pop in today as we have a special competition...about a donkey!!! There is a prize at stake!

Sally said...

The map of New York always reminds me of anatomy text books (male anatomy!)Or is it just me???
Sydney Daily Photo

stilettoheights said...

I really like that you took a photo of the map, that's a great idea,

pom d'api said...

I don't no the system in NYC

Dsole said...

wow!!! what a great map! That's a lot of subway info!

Have you read "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" by J.S Foer? it's a really emotive book and they talk about the six borough of New York (even that's not the main plot)

I think I probably have talked you about that book a long time ago... well, i can't remember now!
Love your photo, love your city!

Ming the Merciless said...

Peter F - I think the longest line is from East Brooklyn to East Queens via Manhattan, which can take 2-1/2 hours. Essentially, the train will loop around Manhattan.

Andrea Gerak said...

Hi, greets from my various places!

This looks really funny with what Sally said about anatomy text book... :-)))

In my Budapest blog I also posted a subway picture - well, that's not a map but a mood picture, if you care to look.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

"The Bronx is up, and the Battery's down.

And people ride in a hole in the ground.

New York, NY.

It's a wonderful town..."

-- Comden and Green

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