Baseball’s history in the Big Apple is as rich and turbulent as that of the city itself, and this super-sized canvas tells the story of the iconic New York Yankees. The stylish infographic from Pop Chart Lab plots out the player positions from 1975-2015, tracking the careers of long-standing baseball legends like Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, as well as short-lived superstars like Jack Clark and Cecil Fielder. Fittingly, its design is similar in style to the graphics of the NYC subway system and also includes stats, scorecards, and all of the sluggers from East 161st Street.
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- Puppy porta-potties are popping up in Park Slope. They’re actually kiddie pools filled with soil and sod. [NYP]
- Today is one second longer than a normal day. Here’s a fun quiz to determine what you should do with your extra second. [BuzzFeed]
- The iconic Kentile Floors sign may get a new home under the elevated subway tracks in Gowanus. [DNAinfo]
- New Wild Walk, an elevated trail in the Adirondacks, is the “forest equivalent of the High Line.” [amNY]
- The Commendable Caffeineries of New York City is a new poster that plots more than 300 of the city’s coffee shops. There’s even a color-coded key to denote bean source. [Pop Chart Lab]
- Here’s how 12 “hotshot” designers would redesign the traditional Coke bottle. [Fast Co. Design]
Images: Kentile Floors sign before being taken down (L); The Commendable Caffeineries of New York City (R)
Want to bring a little bit of the city into your home, but tired of the standard black-and-white photos of landmarks or graphic maps that can be found at every craft fair these days? Why not frame this lovely print called Splendid Structures of New York City? Based on Brooklyn-based Pop Chart Lab‘s popular print The Schematic of Structures, this new design takes iconic NYC structures like the Statue of Liberty and One World Trade Center, along with local landmarks such as the Unisphere and Wyckoff House, and presents them in a hand-illustrated, blueprint-like style.