The Bullet Map: Comprehensive Transit

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As a NY/NJ commuter and a lover of maps, I thought The Bullet Map a cool thing to mention to my fellow Jersey City peeps, NYC friends and those in upstate NY and Connecticut: A map that has every transit option, within and across state lines, in one place. The Bullet Map is available as a printed map and soon as a mobile map app.
 
Anthony Denaro, the man behind the project, began with combining all of NYC’s subway and bus routes in one big map, while adding outliers. For instance, The Bullet Map is the first complete subway map that also shows the PATH and HBLR.
 
But that’s not where it ends. Anthony has been working to include upstate New York and Connecticut. “The maps are already done and designed,” says Anthony, “but the really hard part is finishing the fundraising so that we can get these maps out there. And beyond that, continue to work on them to add more services in the tri- and upstate areas.”
 
Even cooler, the Bullet Map team has developed an app for what will be the ultimate comprehensive map (iOS and Android friendly) that will have a real time data feed (inter-state transit updates!)

The team is super close to their kickstarter campaign goal. Please check it out and help them out here! Or order a print here.
 
Some last words of wisdom from Anthony: “In NYC, the transit system is still paid for with a single fare and that one fare includes transfers between our local buses and the subway system. Most people don’t know about other free transfers between surface and subway, because they are rarely communicated.” So you may want to check out The Bullet Map not only to navigate or save time, but to save money from double-paying for your transit service.

Please help this campaign as these maps and app will be a time and life saver. Click here to donate.

 

To an efficient Point A to Point B,
JCG

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9/11 from Jersey City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYCrWuAr1xs

I came across this looking for what events were happening in Jersey City this year. At that time, I was on the other side of the river.

My view was looking directly down 5th Ave., where it meets Washington Square Park. Cell phones didn’t have a video option then. In fact, cell phones did not work in NYC.

My story is here. I am forever haunted and freak out every time I take the WTC PATH. Even 8 years after it happened, the PATH would rail you through the ruins…you could see it all like a mobile museum. So stomach-churning. Now, 15 years later, it’s like Westfield! Capitalism! Looking at the newness, I still get sick. PTSD is real.

Our everyday lives as Americans have been forever compromised because of 9/11.

Never Forget.

The cost of freedom was supposed to be priceless.

America.

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Attention Bloggers: WordCamp NYC

If you have a WordPress-based blog like me (which is the preferred platform for most Fortune 500 companies and individual entrepreneurs), you know that there is always room for improvement in functionality, SEO, gaining advertising space, and maximizing your presence on social media at precisely the right time for your targeted audience.

Introducing WordCamp: A three-day event next Friday (10/30) to Sunday (11/1) in NYC at the Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge (333 Adams Street). The all-inclusive weekend fete features the best-of-the-best WordPress experts speaking in panels and giving presentations, with a peppering of parties to promote one-on-one conversations. The Friday pre-event portion is Contributor Day for volunteers and proponents of WordPress growth. It’s included in the all-inclusive price, but requires a separate sign-up form located here.

Check out the schedules for the main events below:

Saturday

Sunday

The all-inclusive price for the entire weekend is a mere $40 per person. Purchase tickets here.

WordCamp welcomes all WordPress lovers of every skill level and role type. Calling all bloggers, developers, designers, business peeps and educators.

 

Blog on & Make yours strong,
JCG

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