Category: NYCPedia

NYC Crime Map

Explore crime rates in New York City based on geographies like neighborhoods, ZIP codes, boroughs, police precincts, community districts, or city council districts. Compare crime rates between different districts and for specific crime types. Interactive map here:   Methodology: NYPD reports crime data for 7 major crimes in NYC.[1] In PediaCities uses that data to calculate crime rates for different geographies and for specific crimes. All …

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Public School Data to Help New Yorkers Choose Their High...

The New York City Department of Education unveiled the results of the first School Choice Design Challenge (SCDC), “a competition for software developers to design applications that will assist students and families during the high school choice process. The apps help families search and navigate the high school directory to find the schools right for them.” We were especially excited to see the 6 apps …

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Neighborhoods are Neat; With Buildings They’re Better

We’d like to give you a sneak peak of a fun new project we’re working on: an interactive, informational map of every single building in the five boroughs of New York City.  Though it’s still in its development phase, we’re excited about how this map will give all New Yorkers the ability to learn all sorts of things about the buildings in which they live …

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Polling Places are here!

Tuesday, November 5 is the general election here in NY, and PediaCities wants to help you find your polling site. You can see all NYC polling sites on the landing page and identify any polling station by simply hovering your mouse over it.  To find your own polling place type your address into the search bar.  A pop-up label will appear over your polling station …

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Did You Catch the PediaCities audio interview on BBC?

In case you missed it, PediaCities co-founder Joel Natividad was recently interviewed by the BBC. In a short piece about the enormous volume of raw data that has become public in the wake of New York’s sweeping open data laws, BBC correspondent Jonny Dymond spoke with Joel about the innovative way that PediaCities helps to make that data actionable for NYC’s citizens.  Dymond touches on …

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The Why and How of Our Neighborhoods Map

Curious about why we wanted to make a neighborhood-based map to explore NYC’s data?  Curious about how we made the map you’ve been clicking around? Read on to find out! We wanted to present our robust data in a neighborhood by neighborhood fashion because we know how meaningful neighborhoods are for many people.  Unlike cities, or election districts, or census blocks, however, neighborhoods do not …

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The Team Behind the Neighborhoods Project

Three PediaCities contributors worked together on the conceptualization and creation of the neighborhoods map: Aykut Simsek, Zack Silverman, and Nathan Storey. They were all happy to work on a map that, as Zack commented, represents the kinds of neighborhood-based changes he notices as he takes walks through the city. Aykut Aykut is currently pursuing a Master’s in Computer Science at NYU-Poly.  He moved to NYC …

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Find Out More About Your Neighborhood Grocery Store

Ever wonder if that fish market around the corner is a safe place to buy a fillet or two, or if it’s really true that your neighborhood has no clean grocery stores?  Lucky for you, PediaCities has created an easy to use, interactive grocery store finder to help you do just that. You can enter an address to see the health inspection results of nearby …

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