Friday, April 22, 2011

Weird Adventures: City Neighborhoods Map


Here's more Weird Adventure's cartography courtesy of Anthony at Battleaxes and Beasties.  Here we have the neighborhood map of Empire Island, one of the City's Five Baronies and its heart. 

Only a few of these have been touched upon so far in the blog.  Barrow Island (13) is the home of the City's potter's field and the tale-spinning Barrow Men.  Solace (38) is the foremost Black folk enclave in the City.  The Financial District (2) is the location of Prosperity Plaza and the Colossi of Industry statues.  Hardluck (3), an impoverished mostly immigrant slum, is home to those lovable scamps "The Hardluck Hooligans."

As an added "bonus" (so you can see what Anthony had to contend with) here's my rough map of the neighborhood which he skillfully turned into the map above:

11 comments:

James said...

Cool!

Professor Pope said...

Knowing just a tiny bit about Manhattan, I find this both amazingly cool and fairly funny.

Scholo (Magetown) & The Circus (for Times' Square) are my favorite.

Needles said...

Awesome sauce looks like an old time NY city tourist map from the 40s. Great stuff.

ckutalik said...

Hell's Commot has a certain zing to it, I think I'd pick there to rent my studio apartment.

Shane Mangus said...

Great map!

Trey said...

Thanks guys.

@Prof Pope - Glad you like it. That was the effective I was going for.

@CKutalik - You know how these things go, it'll probably get "gentrified" and get an upscale name--like Hell's Green. ;)

christian said...

What a beautiful map! So many great neighborhoods to explore. :)

NetherWerks said...

Beautiful map! And with so much new stuff to go explore...

Trey said...

Thanks guys. Anthony really did a great job.

Pierce said...

cool

Pat said...

Sweet map