Next stop: Rita Moreno!
Called City of Women, the New York City subway map was recreated to honor women across the city by renaming every single 424 stations for important females in local history.
In The Bronx, women either who either lived in our borough or worked here were selected to rename each and every station.
And the beauty of it is that the names are a diverse reflection of the beautiful mosaic and tapestry that is The Bronx.
From Mary J. Blige to Mary Higgins Clark and Linda Lovelace to Sonia Sotomayor, the map beautifully captures the gamut of powerful, Bronx women including the late Evelina Antonetty, the Hell Lady of The Bronx.
The names are matched as best as possible to where they either lived, worked, went to school or spent a considerable amount of time.
According to Untapped Cities, the map was created”…by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro with cartography from Molly Roy, a new updated version of the map will be revealed at the New York Transit Museum this month. “
The map itself is important to highlight the dearth of place names after women.
Check it out below and let us know what you think!
PS: Shout out to Bronxite Brennan for the tip!