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02.13.15 Nicholas Rohaidy

It’s cold. It’s February in New York City, of course it is cold. After three months of runny noses, perpetually dark skies and bulky coats, it would be easy to dismiss the cries of New Yorkers as winter fatigue. But at least today, they’re right. It’s brutally cold here even in broader terms. Looking at […]

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10.31.14 Prachi Gupta

New York City’s resilience during Hurricane Sandy wasn’t just a mood that spread across the city — it was a measurable, chartable phenomenon. Researchers noticed that despite the mass chaos that resulted from Manhattan’s partial several-day blackout, taxi drivers were relatively adept at navigating the city. Charting the paths of New York City’s taxis during […]

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01.15.13 Andy Cush

Edmund Helmert, the creative mind behind BoxOfficeQuant, can be thought of as a kind of Nate Silver for the film industry–researching, plotting, and analyzing data about movies, with hopes to “report on the financial state of the industry and attempt to predict its future.” For his latest project, he used this beautiful circular histogram to […]

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12.07.12 Andy Cush

The good people of WNYC (who have been killing it lately) bring you this nice-looking graph of the languages spoken by New York City residents. Using Census Bureau information, they plotted each language based on how many New Yorkers speak it at home and how many of its speakers are also proficient in English. Perhaps […]

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06.17.10 Marina Galperina

Here’s all you ever wanted to know about gumbo in one amazing flow chart: a heaping serving of culinary, linguistic and cultural info from the winner of New Orleans’ chart contest. […]

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