is a blog about design, technology and culture written by Khoi Vinh, and has been more or less continuously published since December 2000 in New York City. Khoi is currently Principal Designer at Adobe, Design Chair at Wildcard and co-founder of Kidpost. Previously, Khoi was co-founder and CEO of Mixel (acquired by Etsy, Inc.), Design Director of The New York Times Online, and co-founder of the design studio Behavior, LLC. He is the author of “Ordering Disorder: Grid Principles for Web Design,” and was named one of Fast Company’s “fifty most influential designers in America.” Khoi lives in Crown Heights, Brooklyn with his wife and three children. Refer to the advertising and sponsorship page for inquiries.+
I’ve lived in New York seventeen years but I still don’t really know where Greenwich Village starts and ends. Neither, apparently, do most people, as you can see in the map above. That’s a composite of the Village’s neighborhood borders as drawn by visitors to DNAinfo’s neighborhood mapping project.
The site collected thousands of drawings from New Yorkers of how they define the area where they live and created fascinating visualizations of every neighborhood. What it shows is that these boundaries are very fluid, something that’s even more apparent when you compare the drawings from Village residents who have lived there more than twenty years (below) to those who have lived there any amount of time (above).
You can see and play with the data across all of New York City’s neighborhoods at visualizations.dnainfo.com.+