Showing entries tagged with: Data
May 24, 2017
The Bronx is under construction: cranes, excavators, scaffolding, and green demolition fences are everywhere. For long-time community staffers and residents in the northwest Bronx, the building and demolition we see as we walk to work, lunch, or the train is unprecedented.
May 10, 2017
The UNHP Building Indicator Project (BIP) is a database that leverages public data to gauge distress; it currently captures demographic data, housing and building code violations, and several city liens from municipal agencies for over 62,000 properties with five units or more in all five boroughs; amounting to a staggering 6.2 million data points. Still, more information is needed to ensure distressed buildings are identified and improved.
April 21, 2017
“Why here? Why not in your neighborhood?” Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan or the Bronx, the anger over the opening of homeless shelters in communities is in part related to the lack of transparency from the City, questions about the equitable placement of homeless shelters, and the role of communities in the placement of shelters.
March 25, 2016
Data is currency; it has an economic worth that can be purchased, traded and leveraged. Individuals and entities have always leveraged information to create opportunity. OpenData seeks to equalize the balance of power by increasing accessibility to municipal data.
September 24, 2015
The ubiquitous nature of data is undeniable—it is everywhere. We all use data to inform our decision-making, assigning subjective valuations and interpreting what it tells us. The NYC Open Data Initiative offers data from all NYC agencies on a single web-based platform. UNHP's Community Resource Guide can help you sort through the data.
August 8, 2014
Data and organizing are inextricably linked. What better way to show the collective impact of certain policies than to use data.
February 14, 2014
We are now proud to unveil a newly redesigned and updated version of the CRG available to researchers, community groups, and anyone else looking for data on their community. This new version includes more user-friendly search options, an easier design flow and revised New York City maps.
June 19, 2013
Cuts to Section 8 would severely impact the Northwest Bronx.