A Super Mario-Style Map of New York City


Your typical New York City day can sometimes feel like a ’90s video game — navigating the crowded subway cars and sidewalks, frantically collecting coins, vanquishing foes in your single-minded quest for glory. Perhaps that’s why Jesse Eisemann‘s Super Mario-style map of the city feels so right. Eisemann has drawn in everything from the Apollo to the Bronx Zoo to the Chrysler Building to Coney Island, and while we imagine some Queens residents will take exception to the way their borough resembles a burned-out wasteland, we find it pretty wonderful. Now, if only someone would actually make this into a side-scrolling platform game (perhaps for the iPhone?), we’d buy it in a second. See the full, animated map here. [via Gothamist]