Fare hikes, service cuts, construction inconveniences?the NYT picked an odd time to dedicate its entire Metropolitan section to the glories of the subway system, but then again, the subway's 106th birthday only comes along once! And MTA hatin' aside, The Subway Issue is good entertainment, especially the creative spins on the iconic subway map offered up. Some notable folks designed their own maps (above are Milton Glaser's art-inspired patchwork and NYU professor Mitchell Moss's personal neighborhood destination guide), and the Times has a handy create-a-map tool for readers. But when you click on the G train, it doesn't show up for 45 minutes.
· Your Commute, Your Life, Your Personal Subway Map [NYT]
· The Subway Issue [NYT]