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New Interactive Map Dishes Out Food News From Your Neighborhood

By Anton K. Nilsson | September 3, 2015 7:26am
 With the Food News in NYC map, users can find the neighborhood food news most relevant to them.
With the Food News in NYC map, users can find the neighborhood food news most relevant to them.
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A new interactive map is making it easier than ever to follow the restaurant scene in your neighborhood and across the five boroughs. 

The Food News in NYC map shows recent news stories about food based on their geographical location.

It was created by the team behind Blockfeed, a news app that provides users with a custom feed of news stories based on a specific geographical location.

"The whole thesis of Blockfeed is that location is important to local news," co-founder Ben Goldman told DNAinfo New York.

The same goes for food news, Goldman said.

"The closer a story is to the reader, the more interesting it is. A simple story about a café opening isn't that interesting for the general news reader. But if it opens up on your block, the exact same story can become supremely relevant," Goldman said.

The map retains stories for 60 days and, as new articles are added, old ones drop out. Almost 3,000 stories have been added so far, drawn from 200 different news sites based in and around New York City.

The Food News in NYC map was presented a few days after New York City Consumer Affairs announced its own interactive food map, which serves users with a geographic rundown of the city's sidewalk cafés.