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Amateur Mapmakers Redraw Boundaries, Working Online

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Matthew Hyland, Brooklyn maps

Matthew Hyland, a chef from Brooklyn, was chosen by Google to accept or reject changes to its map of the city.

Credit: Chester Higgins Jr./The New York Times

Reshaped and renamed by generations of developers and gentrifiers, the borders of New York City’s neighborhoods are often hazy at best. Yesterday's Chinatown is today's east TriBeCa; a resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant may, after some real estate alchemy, morph into a citizen of Clinton Hill.

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