1 ZOOM INTO MANHATTAN
Manhattan is the oldest, smallest and most densely-populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on Manhattan Island at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York. The borough and county consist of Manhattan Island and several small adjacent islands: Roosevelt Island, Randall's Island, Wards Island, Governors Island, Liberty Island, part of Ellis Island, and U Thant Island; as well as Marble Hill, a small section on the mainland adjacent to the Bronx. The original city of New York began at the southern end of Manhattan, expanded northwards and then, between 1874 and 1898, incorporated land from surrounding counties.
2 BOROUGHS AND NEIGHBORHOODS
New York City is composed of five boroughs. Each borough is coextensive with a respective county of New York State as shown below. Throughout the boroughs there are hundreds of distinct neighborhoods, many with a definable history and character to call their own. If the boroughs were each independent cities, four of the boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, and the Bronx) would be among the ten most populous cities in the United States.
3 ZONIFICATION + LAND USE
The map on the left side shows the use of each urban block. We can see that most is multy-family residential (orange) and some zones are specifically commercial (pink). The blue spots are institutions and the purples, industrial areas. The one on the right shows the zonification more abstract, with the housing in yellow, industrial zones purple and commercial red.
4 POPULATION STATISTICS / DEMOGRAPHICS Young population (The darker the younger the population in the area is) We see that the Bronx and a part of Brooklyn concentrate the youngest people.
Income (The darker the richer) Richest people live in the borders of central park and some between financial district and the Battery park. In the other side of the Hudson river, on the waterfront, we distinguis a very wealthy area.
Communities of colour Most of the people who are not white tend to live out of Manhattan. The 96th marks a border in this sense, between the white Manhattan and the northern Harlem and Bronx areas, with bigger colour communities.
Linguistic isolation This map shows the areas were live more people who donâ€™t speak english. Chinatown, Washington Heigths and Harlem are the most isolated areas in Manhattan, and the Bronx and some parts of Brooklyn and Queens out of the island.
Criminality This maps, elaborated by The New York Times, show the places where an homicide was commited in the last 7 years. We can see the age of the victims, race, gender and colour. There is also information about the arms, and the datas shorted by neighborhood.
Health Smokers, drinkers, uninsured, obesity... are some of the datas shown in this graphics. Interesting are the one that shows the percentage who had an HIV test last year and the one showing fear of intimate partner!
Education The education levels by neighbrohoods are very close to the economic status of people living there. The richer, the better education people have.
5 CROSSING DATAS
Income + colour
Income + education
Income + obesity
linguistic isolation + education