Breaking down NYC by the numbers
Created in 2016, the Neighborhood Data Portal (NDP) is a free online application that integrates nearly three dozen vital datasets to break down New York City’s neighborhoods by the numbers. By democratizing access to essential planning tools like mapping and data analysis, the portal advances Pratt Center's mission to support low-moderate income communities to plan for the future they want to see. Essential updgrades made to the platform in 2017 now give users, especially staff at community-based organizations, greater analytical control over the data they need to develop responsive, impactful programs and customize and share their work.
Equal and free access to essential information about local neighborhoods is fundamental for community-based planning and policy-making that advances a just city. From who lives in a neighborhood to which jobs are located there, from how many car crashes take place to which sites need to be cleaned up, key localized information is now just a few clicks away and all in one place. The Neighborhood Data Portal helps to close the access gap by removing barriers caused by expensive GIS software, hardware and data or specific educational requirements to use those tools.
Unfortunately, you cannot overlay multiple color-shaded layers on the map. As an alternative, using a combination of datasets with different symbologies (i.e. line layers with color shaded layers) will allow you to get information about both features by clicking the layers.
The data we use originates from a variety of sources. You can find data layer names and links to sources here (hyperlink “here” to sources)
Click on the measure tool from the toolbar, choose “area”, “distance”, or “location”.
The share menu provides multiple options for sharing the Data Portal tool with your networks and audiences. Share via social media platforms, email, or use HTML code to embed the Data Portal on your custom website. To use the social media share option, you will first need to log in to each social media platform in another tab of your browser. Unfortunately, you will not be able to share custom layers you turned on, but you will be able to share the zoom extent you are at when sharing.
Unfortunately, this option is not available via the share menu. However, the print menu will allow you convert your maps into image (PNG) or PDF files, which are easily shareable via email and social media.
Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs) were created to project populations at a small area level, from 2000 to 2030 for PlaNYC, the long-term sustainability plan for New York City. Since population size affects the error associated with population projections, these geographic units needed to have a minimum population, which we determined to be 15,000. This criterion resulted in combinations of neighborhoods that probably would not occur if one were solely designating boundaries of historical neighborhoods. Moreover, the neighborhood names associated with the neighborhood tabulation areas are not intended to be definitive.
Click here to learn more about NTAs.