Isaiah Bryant, the 15-year-old son of Nathan and Jennifer Bryant, is featured in a story at NBC 4 in New York City after he redrew the New York City subway map as if every stop was a Subway restaurant. A portion of the story is included below. Click here to read the complete article. (Nathan is executive director of Assist Church Expansion, a church planting organization in the Charis Fellowship.)
Redditor Refreshes NYC Subway Map With Subway Restaurants as Stops
Three lines on the Staten Island Railroad. A subway tunnel that runs from Astoria to East Harlem. An intricate rethinking of mass transit in the Bronx.
These might sound like outlines for a drastic overhaul of New York City’s subway system. And they are — that is, if the MTA put stops at every one of the city’s Subway restaurants, as prescribed by redditor Isaiah Bryant.
Bryant, a cartography and public transit fan who said he hopes to be an urban planner when he grows up, said he got the idea to start making the maps after a fellow redditor made a similar map for Waterloo, a town outside Toronto. And when he was out sick from school on Friday, he decided to fire up an online metro map creator and take a crack at it.
He started with his own hometown, since it doesn’t have its own subway system. But he didn’t stop until he had sunk most of the weekend creating maps for more than a dozen other cities across North America.