NYC Subway
Watch the subway come back online bit by bit.

Here at the Daily Dot, we swap GIF images with each other every morning. Now we’re looping you in. In the Morning GIF, we feature a popular—or just plain cool—GIF we found on Reddit, Canvas, or elsewhere on the Internet.

For survivors of a state of emergency, there’s an unforgettable sensation of elevation on watching the first lights wink back on after the blackout. Thanks to Jonny of the Ex-Genius Tumblr, we can all savor that feeling in some small, sympathetic sense.

He’s created an animated map of the New York City subway system showing the different lines coming to life over the period of Nov. 1-5. From the Manhattan heart, like arteries carrying the lifeblood of of the country’s markets, media, and moneymaking, they grow daily longer, more networked, more robust, until the network is complete and the city’s circulation is restored.

This marvel of GIF engineering, echoing actual marvels of engineering and hundreds or thousands of hours of physical work, has 408 notes, and never fails to arrive on time.

Promoted Stories Powered by Sharethrough
new york
10 shocking photos from Sandy's aftermath
More than 5 million New Yorkers are without power, New Jersey’s historic boardwalk is underwater, and the Big Apple’s subway system is shut down following Hurricane Sandy.
This couple's counter-protesting with pro-lifers, and documenting it on Tumblr
In late June, the Supreme Court rejected a law, enacted in 2007, that required 35-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics in Massachusetts. This law was intended to help minimize episodes of violence and harassment against women and families entering clinics, but the Supreme Court decided it violated the First Amendment.

Pure, uncut internet. Straight to your inbox.

Thanks for subscribing to our newsletter!