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Cool Map Thing

The Commissioners' Plan of 1811 gave our city's streets an elegantly simple grid plan for a reason, and if you're a New Yorker, you've probably realized there's a method to how addresses are laid out across Manhattan, even if you can't exactly say how. Now, using NYC Open Data, Ben Wellington over at I Quant NY has decided to to break it all down by color-coding the addresses based on their numerical value and mapping them over Manhattan. The result is an interesting, practical map that makes sense of a system on which everyone claims to be an expert. Frankly, we'd like to see Ben tackle Brooklyn next. [IQNY]