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    A Guide to Following the G Train

    Below is a map of the route of the G train, and further down the page you will find a table with the name of every station on the main line and the neighborhood in which it is situated. The colors on the table should serve as something of a reference point. First, the background colors correspond to the neighborhood colors in the map. The neighborhoods which have the same colors are those whose connections we investigated. For example, Greenpoint and Long Island City are both light green because we explored how the populations and developments within the two are related and separated. In order to differentiate, however, the type colors in the table vary even when the background is the same, and these colors correspond to the border colors on the map.

    Practically everything on the map can lead you somewhere. You can click on a neighborhood to read a brief description about it. You should then click on the numbered points, naturally beginning with 1. The links within these bubbles will take you to the connection page – what we call the page where we explore a relationship between specific neighborhoods. You can also get to this page from the links obtained by clicking on a station.

    At the neighborhood connection pages, you will find a smaller street map of the relevant neighborhoods. A narrative then ensues. Read it to follow three people as they traverse the G train and illustrate what one might really see and feel on the trip. Following the narratives is a link that opens a PDF that more formally analyzes the neighborhood connections along the G. These PDFs are again color-coded to correspond to the map and table; their backgrounds have the neighborhood colors on the map and background on the table; their border lines have the border line colors of the map and text colors of the table.

    And at the end of each page you might find more multimedia to illustrate the connections on the G train.

    Immerse yourself!

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