Bill de Blasio does business differently than his predecessor: The Brooklyn progressive has said he will change the zoning code to make it illegal to use separate entrances to segregate rent-regulated residents of a building from residents paying market rate.
It substitutes for short trips in the core, and expands service on the outskirts.
Fantasy Map: Rail Transport in Westeros by Michael Tyznik
Not the first Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice of Fire transit map I’ve seen, but definitely the best designed. It was created by Michael Tyznik, who also made this great fantasy map of Columbus (May 2012, 4 stars).
I do detect the influence of my TGV Routes of France map in this work — the general station symbology, the curved routes lines out of King’s Landing and the use of colour coding to define route groups — but Michael has done a fine job of taking things further. His intelligent use of non-standard angles keeps the map nice and compact, but also creates some nice, fun visual shapes. The typeface looks like the superb Source Sans Pro from Adobe, a definite favourite of mine.
(Spoilers below, I guess…)
There is some commentary in the map based on the events of the books and TV series, but it’s limited to some wry notes or labels: ”Please pardon our dust as Harrenhal is restored”, or having most of the stations on the Wall Line shown as being closed, for example. The Twins is also divided into “East” and “West” stations with a walking route between then, a very nice touch. One thing the map does really well is to emphasise the importance of the Kingsroad, the main trunk line of the whole transit system, as it were.
Our rating: Great work: the map looks fabulous and it’s full of fun things for fans of the series. Four stars!
Source: Michael’s Behance page. Click through to see lots of yummy details of the maps.
In an intensely awkward congressional hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday, freshman Rep. Curt Clawson misidentified two senior U.S. government officials as representatives of the Indian government.
[…] In South Carolina, registering 40 percent of that state’s unregistered minority voters would mean enough new voters to upset the balance of power, according to Jealous’s report. Up the road in North Carolina, registering just 10 percent could put Democrats in power. Georgia, Tennessee and Texas would turn blue if 60 percent of the unregistered minorities voted. “The future is really up for grabs,” Kromm said […]
Here comes Charlanta the Gargantua.
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Black and Latino entrepreneurs push an insular and often risk-averse industry in new directions.