1976 New Yorker cover “View of the World from 9th Avenue” (Image via New Yorker)

These maps were, knowingly or not, likely inspired from the famous 1976 New Yorker cover that showed the Big Apple’s biggest hubris: it considered itself the capital of the world.

Later, in the aftermath of 9/11, the New Yorker ran another cover that depicted the city as “Newyorkistan,” mapping out the city’s neighborhoods with new, funny names based on the history or geography of that area.

And now, the folks over at SocialStudiesDC, the blog of Living Social, have drawn a similar map of the capital of our nation, and those who’ve spent any time here may find it spot on. My neighborhood, according to these snarky mapmakers, is smack dab between “gay” and “jumbo slice.” I felt saddened I wasn’t in “tattoos, jorts, and piercings” land, but it’s a tradeoff when there’s giant pizza slices available down the block at 3 a.m.


(SocialStudiesDC)