My NYC Subway

The New York Times did a project where they invited notable New Yorkers to personalize the iconic subway map which you can see here. They also had readers submit their own map design which is also on the  NY Times website here.  For class we were asked to do our own version and of course my map was geek infused.

Whenever I ride the subways I am either reading a book or comic or playing on my Nintendo DS or PSPgo.  So I decided to include that in my map.  The land part of the map are images from most of the games and comics I’ve read on the train from the past 2 years.  The water part of the map are my favorite quotes from most of the books and comics I’ve read on the train, also in the past 2 years.  I used Photoshop to create this. The land part reminds me of those I Spy books I loved as a kid! This was a fun project and since it was geek related I wanted to share it!

Click on the map for a larger image.

Here’s a complete list of what’s in the map.  Can you find everything?


  • On the Road
  • Eat Pray Love
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • The Alchemist
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
  • Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There
  • Survivor
  • Invisible Monsters
  • Haunted
  • Sag Harbor
  • Harry Potter
  • Lolita
  • Lucy
  • The Third Policeman

Comics/ Manga

  • The Invisibles
  • The Walking Dead
  • Doom Patrol
  • Runaways
  • X-men
  • The Sandman
  • The Filth
  • Tank Girl
  • Akira
  • Animal man


  • God of War: Chains of Olympus
  • Dante’s Inferno
  • Little Big Planet
  • Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • The New Super Mario
  • Yoshi’s Land
  • Scribblenauts
  • Super Scribblenauts
  • Kirby Super Star Ultra
  • Animal Crossing
  • Bowser’s Inside Story
  • Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
  • Super Princess Peach

If you are a New Yorker or have ridden the subway before what would you put on your map?

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