The other day I was commuting to OBU (via the "Executive Cab"), and while reading Bill Malone's copy of the New Yorker it dawned on me that the layouts of Shawnee and New York City (Manhattan, more specifically) aren't all that dissimilar.
Both are very north-south oriented. There's an expansive, largely uninhabited green space in the upper middle. The Shawnee Airport runway is, oddly enough, very close to the site of the Miracle on the Hudson. Also, the downtowns are both on the southern end of town.
I realize this puts a few friends in the East River (Kramer swam there), but it might be fun, Shawnee folks, to see what district you'd live in, if you were in Manhattan.
A few of the streets have been nudged a bit, for alignment purposes, but for the most part, everything is pretty accurate. They're not the exact same size, however it's closer than you might think, given the amazing amount of people that are crammed onto Manhattan island.
If any of you New York / Shawnee experts find a flaw in the map, let me know.
Fun fact: Wall's bargain center is right by the U.N.
Another fun fact (not on map): Bill Malone's Shawnee house isn't too far from his NYC apartment. (Bill is an older friend and artist that goes to my church.)