Gotham Gazette Map Archive
Our maps are produced by NYPIRG's Community Mapping Assistance Project (CMAP).
Population Changes in NYS
Population changes between upstate and downstate New York.
Mice and Rats in NYC
Concentration of rats and mice in New York City, 1999.
City of New York, 1836
This map, from 1836, is entitled: Topographical Map of the City and County of New York and the adjacent Country: with Views in the Border of the Principal Buildings, and Interesting Scenery of the Island
Uninsured Kids in NYC
The estimated number of uninsured children in NYC.
Housing in NYC
The deterioration of housing in NYC
The percent of the population of NYC over 65 in the various areas.
A look at the ethnic composition of New York City's boroughs.
Existing and proposed power plants in both New York state and New York City.
Concentration of school-age children (which means ages six to 16) throughout New York City.
Tuberculosis Rates in NYC, 1992/1997
There has been a remarkable drop in the number of tuberculosis cases in New York, thanks in part to aggressive government efforts to curb the disease.
Heroin-related Hospitalizations By Zip Code
More New Yorkers inject drugs (mostly heroin) into their veins than in any other city in the nation -- an estimated 200,000. This map shows where they probably live throughout the five boroughs.
Infoshare Community Information Service
Two Urban Studies professors at Queens College started Infoshare as a tool for their students to learn about the city through computer-based data analysis by creating maps and spreadsheets. It soon developed into a public tool for community planners, researchers, and ordinary citizens. Infoshare combines regional and community data using 3,000 neighborhood definitions and 50,000 items of data gathered during the last decade in the city and state. Visitors can study health and hospital records, census data, data on crime, animal bites, juvenile detention, land use, child care, and business. Visitors can create data-based profiles on specific neighborhoods and save them in an account. Individual memberships are free, but organizations must pay a fee.
Transportation Alternatives, a public advocacy group for bicycling, walking, and public transportation, has a series of maps and tables showing the number of crashes in intersections around the city using statistics from 1995 to 2001. It also provides links to traffic safety articles on the web and advocacy tips for those interested in making their neighborhoods safer for pedestrians and bicyclists. The maps take a few clicks to find.
New York Map Portal
The city's official Web site has a map portal, which allows users to type in an address, and then generate a map that will show cultural centers, fire stations, and subways nearby. The maps also include a legend with links to neighborhood statistics, health profiles, and days that the garbage is picked up. But, as Lucas Graves writes in a Gotham Gazette article, other potentially useful features are being kept from the public because the city claims maps that are too good pose a security threat.
New York Housing and Neighborhood Information System NYCHANIS is an interactive web site that offers online data access to over 1,300 separate variables describing housing and neighborhood conditions in New York City. The purpose of NYCHANIS is to allow a wide variety of users to gain access to previously unavailable data and manipulate the data according to their personal and/or professional needs. The system allows the user to develop custom maps, save research on the site and download data in a variety of formats for further manipulation.
A Literary Map of Manhattan
The New York Times has put together this slick looking site to show "where imaginary New Yorkers worked, played, drank, and looked at ducks." The map is fun to play with; visitors can scroll through the borough and click on highlighted spots. Those who click on a location get a quick description of its significance and, for some selections, a link to a relevant Times book review.
Map of Homicides
This map, assembled by the New York Times, shows the locations of all the homicides in the city between 2003 and 2005. It also has statistics looking at the details of these crimes in certain areas.
Gothamist Breaking News Map
Gothamist now has a map that shows where police, fire, and other breaking news reports are taking place. Follow the falling debris, armed robberies, and children left on school buses in real time.
Scenes from the City
This interactive map is part of the 40th anniversary celebration for the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater and Broadcasting . It allows people to find out where "iconic 'Made in NY' films and TV shows" were filmed. Almost all of them, unsurprisingly, were filmed in Manhattan below 59th Street.
New York City Walk
This site was put together by Caleb Smith after he walked every street in Manhattan -- over 700 miles. The interactive map has clickable highlights, which give a photograph and description of what struck him about Minetta Lane, or West 130th and Lenox, or 11 Doyers Street.
Interactive Transit Map
This site shows a map of New York City. Click on two locations and it will give you the shortest subway route between the two. Click on spots along your route, and you'll get better details of the streets.