The ever-popular New York subway map is getting some work done, and will reveal itself with its first major redesign in over a decade:
The new subway map makes Manhattan even bigger, reduces Staten Island and continues to buck the trend of the angular maps once used here and still preferred in many other major cities. Detailed information on bus connections that was added in 1998 has been considerably shortened.
The two shots above probably look about the same to non-locals, besides the newer version (left) being brighter, but I do like the changing shape of Manhattan over the years. It’s represented about twice as fat as actual.
So it’s true. The map really does add ten pounds.