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A New Kind of Subway Map

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The New Yorker has come up with a creative way to map one of the city's chronic sociological problems: the inequality of wealth. Pick a subway line, any subway line, in this interactive tool, and a chart appears that graphs the census-determined median income at every stop. It's fun?but also sobering?to play around with it, noting just how high incomes are in Manhattan compared with that other boroughs (pictured, the 2 train). The highest earners are in the census tract that encompasses Lower Manhattan's Chambers Street, Park Place, and World Trade Center stops, while the lowest live near Sutter Avenue in Brooklyn, along the L. [New Yorker]