Ben Wellington uses his popular I Quant NY blog to dig into public New York city data posted by city agencies. He digs deep into the the data to post about the city’s filthiest fast-food chains, mapped out how half of Manhattan is within four blocks of a Starbucks and determined which neighborhoods boast the most trees. “His mission for the blog is simple: to change government policy by using open data.”
- A Data Analyst’s Blog Is Transforming How New Yorkers See Their City. by Farah Halime. All Tech Considered, NPR (November 28, 2014).
Some recent posts:
- Is the NYPD About to Start Ticketing More Cyclists Due to a Mathematical Error?
- The Hot Spots of New York: A Coverage Map of NYC’s Free WiFi Payphones
- Colorfully Decoding Manhattan’s Address System
- Found: The Brooklyn Residence that’s Farthest from the Subway
- Affordable Housing Without Representation
- Found: The Manhattan Apartment that’s the Farthest from any Subway
- You’ll Never Guess the Cleanest Fast Food Joint in NYC
- Fecal Map NYC: The Worst Places to Swim in the City