Triptrop provides colorful way to gauge your commute length

I love The Gothamist.  Today, they linked to a spiffy new tool called Triptrop. Here’s how it works:

You type in an address in New York, and it produces an eye-poppingly variegated map of the city letting you know how long it will take to commute to various locations!

As an example, here’s a map with Grand Central as its focal point:

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The creator of this wonder is Jonathan Soma, who lives in Brooklyn.  And Triptrop is not his only brain child.  He also created, among other things, a program that lets you know what everyone in Japan is doing right now, a site for “astronomy porn”, and “Snacksby”, which he describes as “like Macgyver, but for food”.

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