We have now reviewed so many Chinese restaurants on Long Island and New York City that when they were viewed on our interactive Map, it looked so bad. Markers appeared all on top of each other and it garbled up the view of each of them. You could almost say that they Clustered around geographical locations. In fact they do. That’s why we said it. And that’s why we have now made it so much easier to geographically find a great Chinese restaurant near you!
[Article updated on 1/5/2017: The size of the placemarks have been increased, the colors of the placemarks have been changed, and a Legend for the map has been created. Please see the bottom of this article to see what the new Map Legend looks like.]
This is the initial view of the Map:
See “Hicksville” on the map? There’s a cluster with a “7” there. That means that there are SEVEN Chinese restaurants right in that area. That’s nice. But, let’s take a closer look, shall we? Go ahead, click on the “7”. Well, figuratively, not literally. You’ll have to go to the interactive Map page to try it out for yourself. For now, I’m just going to do it for you and show you the results.
Cluster of Chinese restaurants around Hicksville
That cluster opened up revealing now that there are three Chinese restaurants near Levittown. And three centered around Hicksville. Assume, if you will that at this moment you are are near Levittown. You’re hankering, of course, for Chinese food. What Chinese restaurants are in that area?? That’s right! You’re learning quickly now. Click on the “3” near Levittown (I’ll do it for you 🙂 ):
The Chinese restaurants around Levittown
Three Chinese restaurants to choose from! I see that two have a red flag… look at the key. The Chinese Quest rated them as “Average” Chinese Restaurants. There’s also one in Blue. We rated Chinese restaurants with blue flags as Very Good (or Above Average). But, what are the Chinese restaurants associated with each flag? Easy. Hover your mouse over each flag and the name of the Chinese restaurant will pop up along with our rating.
Want more information? Click on the flag and you will not only get the Name and Address of the Chinese restaurant, but also a clickable link to our review!
Example of clicking on the flag for “Fortune Wheel” Chinese restaurant:
The map itself is dynamic, and as we review more Chinese restaurants, we will add flags for them. All of those officially rated Chinese restaurants have “filled” flags. Other Chinese restaurants that we have dined at, or taken out from, that we have written an article are included in the map. Their flag are white. And you don’t even have to remember what each colored flag means. We’ve included a key below each map wherever it appears. As #AllChineseFoodMatters, so do #AllFlagsMatter!
We hope that you will find this enhancement will make the map easy to use and to navigate. Drag the map around to explore different geographic areas. Click a cluster. Zoom in to take a closer look. Hover your mouse over a flag. Click a flag. Find a Chinese restaurant of your choice. And enjoy!
May we please ask you just one favor? If you like what you’ve read, please share it with your friends.
And, please let us know any Chinese restaurants that you would like us to review!
Please post a comment below this article.
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)
- Increased the size of the placemarks.
- Changed the colors of the placemarks.
- And added:
New Map Legend:
Blue clusters indicate there are between 2 and 9 different Chinese restaurants in that region, with the number on the cluster giving the number of Chinese restaurants in that region. Click on the cluster, or zoom in repeatedly as necessary to reveal the map markers showing each Chinese restaurant in that region.
Yellow clusters indicate there are between 10 and 99 different Chinese restaurants in that region, with the number on the cluster giving the number of Chinese restaurants in that region. Click on the cluster, or zoom in repeatedly as necessary to reveal the map markers showing each Chinese restaurant in that region.
Red clusters indicate there are greater over 100 different Chinese restaurants in that region, with the number on the cluster giving the number of Chinese restaurants in that region. Click on the cluster, or zoom in repeatedly as necessary to reveal the map markers showing each Chinese restaurant in that region.