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03.30.15 Liam Mathews

CityLab has obtained a circa-1870 “stench map,” which shows the locations of what were called “offensive trades,” or industries that made the city stink. 19th century medical science believed that bad smells and tainted air caused diseases like cholera. The map was created by the New York Metropolitan Board of Health and can be found […]

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06.23.14 Marina Galperina

Compiled by the New York Daily News, here’s an interactive map of the various crimes committed on the subway, based on NYPD data recorded between July 2008 and June 2013, obtained via a Freedom of Information Law request. According to the stats, the annual number of crimes decreased 12% from 2009 to 2012. It’s a nice looking map […]

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05.15.13 Julia Dawidowicz

With so many relying on Wikipedia as the definitive source of “truth” on EVERYTHING nowadays, we often have to remind ourselves that the site’s content is constantly being altered, erased, and reinvented by anyone who feels like it. Now you can watch this reality manipulation in real-time with this interactive map created by California-based duo Stephen LaPorte and […]

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03.20.13 Julia Dawidowicz

First day of spring? Sure, whatever. (Free) Macaron Day NYC? HELL. YES. What, you might ask, is a macaron? It’s a French confectionary tradition, a dainty cookie with a soft, almond-based shell with a creamy ganache center. Basically, it’s how the French do Oreos. Yum. Today, bakers all over NYC will be dishing out these […]

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02.21.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Aren’t you loving Twitter’s ability to turn your life into a statistic? Yes? So, here’s an interactive map that the Gothamist found, depicting a vast diversity of languages tweeted throughout New York City, as detected by Google Translate. See the density of each language is visualized by neighborhood: English (grey), Spanish (second-most-tweeted language: blue), Portuguese (red), etc. The resulting infographic […]

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10.04.12 Marina Galperina

Here’s a nifty visual of New York City, its bits color-coded by Dietmar Offenhuber to visualize two years of 311 complaints. Now you can see just which parts of our land have the biggest noise-related issues, which streets are strewn with a surplus of trash and where there’s “a graffiti problem” (ahem ahem Bushwick.) So much better […]

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08.03.12 Joshua Rivera

Census data is interesting and wonderful and incredibly useful for all sorts of reasons. However, it isn’t always easy to track down exactly what you’re looking for–long lists of numbers tend to just run together like those code streams in The Matrix after a while. But not to worry. The NY Department of City Planning […]

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10.07.11 Marina Galperina

Here is an interactive, maintained map of #OccupyWallSt actions, protests and related updates across the contiguous nation and beyond, namely Alaska, Hawaii and… Australia? That’s right, #OccupyOZ is coming to Melbourne on Oct 15. ‘Cause guess what? […]

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10.05.11 Marina Galperina

If you’ve ever pondered submarine information activity and enjoy maps maps oh wonderful maps, here’s an interactive map of 188 active and planned submarine cable systems and their landing stations in the world, from TeleGeography. Look! It’s the internet! I don’t know what you want to do with it. Maybe you’re a pirate. […]

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