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Brooklyn food map?

sinjawns Feb 26, 2011 05:30 PM

I am looking for a map of Brooklyn neighbourhoods that shows where you might find concentrations of ethnic food shops/restaurants, markets etc. Does such a thing exist?

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    chorosch Feb 28, 2011 08:59 AM

    Anyone interested in composing one of these ourselves? I could draw a basic neighborhood map and we could all add to it. I'd post a pdf and update with everyone's comments.

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      Peter B Wolf Feb 27, 2011 07:42 AM

      Not exactly for Brooklyn.
      But if someone could use the principle and makings/creating of the following site for Portland Maine, then you will have what you are looking for.
      Click here ' http://www.portlandfoodmap.com/MapVie... '

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        jaingmaster Feb 27, 2011 06:12 AM

        Try this map: http://www.verysmallarray.com/?p=967
        It's not exhaustive, but I think it's a good overview.

        1. sinjawns Feb 27, 2011 06:01 AM

          Thanks folks-- the neighbourhood maps are helpful. I was thinking someone (or a magazine or a group) might have produced a general "go here for the best selection of... (type of cuisine)" map, or perhaps an eating guide to the borough with recs for restos and markets.

          I can see that it would be hard to map a moving target... perhaps it might be a wiki or shared google map project for Brooklyn folks in the know who have some time on their hands.

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            David11238 Feb 27, 2011 06:13 AM

            I'm curious, are you looking to create and/or use the map for future endeavors? Are you heading to Brooklyn soon?

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              sinjawns Feb 27, 2011 11:06 AM

              Hi David-- I'm planning a month long food-centred visit for later this year, and I don't know the lay of the land. I want one that I can use when I come, but would happily contribute to an ongoing project during and after my visit.

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                David11238 Feb 27, 2011 11:19 AM

                And believe you-me, that's going to be some project. Study your subway maps and be prepared to rent a Zip Car.

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                  sinjawns Feb 27, 2011 12:44 PM

                  well...no intention to see and eat it all. Just keen to take enjoy as much as I can.

          2. David11238 Feb 27, 2011 05:47 AM

            The food shops and restaurants are de facto in all neighborhoods. Maybe what you want to do is see which neighborhood houses which ethnic group (Google, NYC.gov, and so on). Or maybe you should let us know which ethnic group you're looking for. Actually, if you can find a Lonely Planet New York City, that may help. I'd browse through the book and see if they list specific neighborhoods.

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              tex.s.toast Feb 27, 2011 05:41 AM

              im having some trouble linking because the google image search i used showed an invalid return (but also the map i wanted to link to, so who knows)


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                sinjawns Feb 27, 2011 06:36 AM

                Hey Tex: I found the source of that map-- an excellent website called Very Small Array by illustrator/cartoonist Dorothy Gambrell, Cat and Girl. It has some fantastic stats and charts, including a bunch on food in NYC (what they eat where-- maps by borough, restaurant inspection results etc).

                Genius. Thanks for the lead.


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                bob96 Feb 26, 2011 08:45 PM

                I'm not sure there's one exactly like this, but here's a site to start for mapping neighborhoods, in detail with dining spots pinpointed. Google "Brooklyn" and "[ethnic group]" and you'll find lots of stuff--texts, images, videos--on the web. Brooklyn si so complex, with overlays of ethnicities, and so many nabes change quickly, that it would be daunting to freeze the borough for very long.

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