Yesterday, we were admiring the NY Times' interactive map for a possible transit strike. It takes a Google map of New York City and information about HOV lanes, car pool pickups, and taxi zones Now, they've added another component: You can email your commuting story with your starting zip code and somehow they'll add it in. Go, go map fun!

Gothamist wants to know your commuting stories - you can enter our "Most Inconvenient Commute Contest" here (the prize is a redhot Metrocard - we'll probably have to buy it at the Transit Museum, which, by the way, is still open!) And this is a great picture of this morning's Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, found on the Gothamist Contribute, from jukeboxgraduate, tells you a lot.

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