Rochester Subway
Subscribe for Email UpdatesBecome a Facebook FanFollow Us on TwitterRSS Feed Rochester History + New Ideas. Fresh from the Rochester Subway.

Topics


Rochester Subway Gift Shop


¤ Visit the Gift Shop
¤ See Combo Deals & Offers


Modern Rochester Subway Map


Modern Rochester Subway Map

¤ View Details
¤ Buy at Reconnect Rochester


Modern Rochester Subway Map


City of Rochester, New York

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester Neighborhoods Map

Rochester Neighborhoods Map

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester Subway Map, 1928


1928 Rochester Subway Map

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester Subway DVD

The End of the Line - Rochester’s Subway (DVD)

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester Landmarks Poster

Rochester Landmarks Poster

¤ View Details

 | 

SOLD OUT


Work in Rochester

Work in Rochester

¤ View Details
¤ Buy from Amazon


Original Streetart by SPACEMAN

Original Streetart by SPACEMAN

¤ View All Spaceman Art


Old Rochester Photos<br>and Historical Views

Old Rochester Photos
and Historical Views

(Framed Reprints Available)

¤ View All Rochester Photos


Rochester Subway Cap

Embroidered Subway Cap

¤ View Details


Rochester Subway T-Shirt

Rochester Subway T-Shirt

¤ View Details


Rochester Subway Token T-Shirt

RTC Token T-Shirt

¤ View Details


Rochester RTC Token

RTC Token (1948)

¤ View Details

 | 

SOLD OUT


Roch. & Brighton Token

Roch. & Brighton Token
(1887-90)

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester Railway Co. Token

Rochester Railway Co. Token (1900-09)

¤ View Details

 | 

SOLD OUT


Rochester School Fare Token

School Fare Token (1948)

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester NYS Railways Token

NYS Railways Token (1909-38)

¤ View Details

 | 

Add To Cart


Rochester Subway Poster + DVD Combo

Rochester Subway
Poster + DVD Combo

¤ 

Add To Cart

 (Save 10%)


Rochester Subway Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcard (1941),
Rochester Rail Equipment

¤ View Details

 | 

Order Reprint

¤ See All Vintage Postcards


Rochester Subway Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcard (1938),
Subway & Broad Street

¤ View Details

 | 

Order Reprint

¤ See All Vintage Postcards


Rochester Subway Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcard (1942),
Rochester City Hall & Subway

¤ View Details

 | 

Order Reprint

¤ See All Vintage Postcards


Rochester Subway Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcard (c.1912),
Rochester’s Four Corners

¤ View Details

 | 

Order Reprint

¤ See All Vintage Postcards


Rochester Subway Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcard (c.1905),
Erie Canal Aqueduct

¤ View Details

 | 

Order Reprint

¤ See All Vintage Postcards


Rochester Subway Vintage Postcard

Vintage Postcard (c.1928),
South Entrance to Subway

¤ View Details

 | 

Order Reprint

¤ See All Vintage Postcards


Rochester Subway + Trolley Transit Passes

Original Subway, Trolley,
and Bus Weekly Transit Passes

¤ View All Transit Passes





New Maps of Rochester’s Neighborhoods

August 27th, 2012

Rochester Neighborhoods Map [BY: RochesterSubway.com]
Now you can admire your hometown of Rochester, NY and the diversity of its many communities without ever putting on a pair of pants.* Introducing two awesome new posters depicting the neighborhoods of Rochester…

Neighborhoods of Rochester, New York [BY: Tanya and Jason of YoungLionRochester.com]The first poster (shown left) is absolutely beautifully designed. It was put together by Tanya, Bill and Jason over at YoungLionRochester.com external link. According to their site, it is meant to be “both a geographically-based map and graphic work of art.” You can order a 4-color screen print on Mohawk VIA Vellum Cream paper from their site external link. While I love the aesthetic look/style of the YoungLion map, I thought there might be a more compelling way to represent the unique qualities of our neighborhoods. Something that conveys the idea of ‘people’ and ‘culture’ and ‘excitement!’ This map of San Francisco is getting there. But still, I thought, something’s missing. So I took a shot and this is what I came up with.

A close up of Downtown Rochester. [BY: RochesterSubway.com]
Thirty nine distinctively hand lettered neighborhoods, plus nine downtown districts all coexist in a vibrant and colorful patchwork—just like our town. And just as with the YoungLion map, the minimalist design approach focuses all our attention on the neighborhoods. In fact, the only geographic features shown are Lake Ontario, Irondequoit Bay, Genesee Valley Park and the river twisting its way through the center.

[ You can Pre-Order this map before 9/10 for $16. Regular price: $20 ]

A close up of Genesee Valley Park. [BY: RochesterSubway.com]
The Erie Canal defines much of Rochester’s south/west border, but only a snippet of the canal is shown as it cuts across Genesee Valley Park. And you’ll notice that both maps exclude Durand Eastman Park. I wrestled with this decision. But ultimately because the park is surrounded entirely by the suburb of Irondequoit, and it doesn’t border any Rochester neighborhoods, I decided it didn’t belong on a “neighborhoods map”. Also, the poster looks much nicer without it. Trust me.

Undoubtedly people will shout, “Hey jerk, you left out my neighborhood!” I do acknowledge, there are a few I left out intentionally. Primarily due to space restrictions and, as in the cases of ABC Streets and El Camino, they are widely considered part of a larger neighborhood. But, if you shout loud enough, you just might find your little pocket of Rochester on the map in future go-arounds.

I like to think of this as a ‘living map’ of our city. Rochester is a reflection of our neighborhoods – both the people who settled them, and those who live there now. They have changed over time—some more than others—and they will continue to reinvent themselves over future generations. And that is a beautiful thing.

Rochester Neighborhoods Shown:

14621 external link
19th Ward external link
Alexander external link
Beechwood external link
Brown Square external link
Browncroft external link
Bulls Head / B.E.S.T. external link
Charlotte external link
Cobbs Hill external link
Corn Hill external link
Downtown Rochester external link
Dutchtown external link
East Avenue external link
Edgerton external link
Ellwanger-Barry external link
Genesee-Jefferson / S.W.A.N. external link
High Falls external link
Highland external link
Homestead Heights external link
J.O.S.A.N.A. external link
Lincoln Park / U.N.I.T. external link
Lyell-Otis external link
Maplewood external link
Mayor’s Heights / C.O.T.S. external link
Neighborhood of the Arts external link
North Marketview Heights external link
Northland-Lyceum external link
North Winton external link
Park Avenue external link
Monroe Village external link
Plymouth-Exchange external link
South Marketview Heights external link
South Wedge external link
Strong-Mt. Hope external link
Susan B. Anthony external link
Swillburg external link
Upper Falls external link
Upper Monroe external link
Wadsworth Square external link

Rochester Downtown Districts Shown:

Cascade District external link
Four Corners external link
East End external link
Grove Place external link
Main & Clinton external link
Manhattan Square external link
Saint Joseph’s Park external link
Saint Paul Quarter external link
Washington Square external link

*RochesterSubway.com strongly recommends experiencing your city by leaving your house/apartment once in a while and hitting the streets. For God’s sake, put your pants on man.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This entry was posted on Monday, August 27th, 2012 at 12:21 am and is filed under Rochester Gifts, Rochester History, Rochester Images, Rochester News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Post a Comment...



  Most Popular...
  1. Pot Holds Bowie in Rochester
    (views: 32,351)
  2. Inside Rochester’s Terrence Tower
    (views: 28,493)
  3. Inside Abandoned Medley Centre (a.k.a Irondequoit Mall)
    (views: 23,049)
  4. University of Rochester’s Lost Swimming Pool
    (views: 17,286)
  5. Deep Inside Rochester’s Big Old Sibley Building
    (views: 14,652)
  6. Inside Rochester’s Abandoned Walters Psychiatric Building
    (views: 13,957)
  7. Abandoned Glass House
    (views: 13,411)
  8. The Best Holiday Light Displays in Rochester v1.0
    (views: 12,249)
  9. Abandoned Girl Scout Camp Beech-Wood
    (views: 11,663)
  10. History of Seabreeze Amusement Park
    (views: 11,469)
  11. Durand Eastman Park and the Lady In White
    (views: 9,167)
  12. Inside the Abandoned Camp Haccamo, Penfield
    (views: 8,538)
  13. Exploring the Caves of Rochester, NY
    (views: 8,376)
  14. Abandoned Theme Park: Frontier Town
    (views: 8,204)
  15. Inside the Abandoned Vacuum Oil Refinery
    (views: 7,733)
  16. Rochester Mafia, the Banana King, and the Infamous “Barrel Murder”
    (views: 7,516)
  17. The Old Barber House
    (views: 6,884)
  18. Inside 65-67 Chestnut St. – Old Hotel Richford
    (views: 5,676)
  19. Inside RG&E Beebee Power Plant – Just Before (and during) Demolition
    (views: 5,432)
  20. Inside the Abandoned Sykes Datatronics Building
    (views: 4,703)

Topics

  • Architecture (63)
  • Art + Culture (117)
  • Events (99)
  • Freebies (9)
  • Interviews (32)
  • Opinion (107)
  • Other (1)
  • Reader Submitted Stories (126)
  • Rochester Apartments (4)
  • Rochester Destinations (97)
  • Rochester Gifts (18)
  • Rochester History (199)
  • Rochester Homes for Sale (6)
  • Rochester Images (207)
  • Rochester News (334)
  • Rochester Subway (51)
  • Rochester Subway Stories (17)
  • Subways Around the Globe (11)
  • Train/Railroad Stuff (47)
  • Transit + Infrastructure (200)
  • Uncategorized (15)
  • Urban Development (258)
  • Urban Exploration (60)

  • Rochester Subway Information

    Get Email Updates...
    Stay up-to-date on Rochester-related stories, artifacts, and ideas that you won't find in the mainstream news. Totally free, never spammy, and you can unsubscribe at any time.


    ¤ See Past Issues
    ¤ Our Privacy Policy

    Links

    Get Involved...

    ¤ Reconnect Rochester

    Related Blogs...

    ¤ A Town Square
    ¤ Moderate Urban Champ
    ¤ Our Tiny Earth
    ¤ The Rochesterian
    ¤ RocVille
    ¤ Rust Wire

    Resources...

    ¤ RochesterDowntown.com
    ¤ Rochester's Public Library
    ¤ ROCwiki



    Want to Advertise
    on RocSubway?
    Drop us a line.


    Other ways to follow RochesterSubway.com...

    Subscribe for Email Updates

    Email

    Become a Facebook Fan

    Facebook

    Follow Us on Twitter

    Twitter

    RSS Feed

    RSS

    Questions + Comments

    For questions about the Rochester Subway Poster or about your order, please email info@rochestersubway.com.

    Want to SAVE Shipping Costs?
    Buy the Subway Posters at these local shops...

    About the Rochester Subway Poster...

    ¤ Parkleigh [ ...map it ]
    ¤ Poster Art [ ...map it ]
    ¤ Rochester Public Library Store [ ...map it ]

    ¤ Rochester Subway Poster Press Release
    ¤ Article by Otto M. Vondrak
    ¤ Design by Mike Governale

    More About The Rochester Subway

    Help Support...

    ¤ Rochester Subway (Wikipedia)
    ¤ The End of the Line - Rochester's Subway, DVD
    ¤ Abandoned Subway Photos (Opacity.us)
    ¤ Walking the Rails (YouTube Video)

    ¤ Friends of RochesterSubway.com