NYC NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME visualizations

August 7, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction Before studying in New York City, I visited the city three times, as a tourist. I could still remember how each time I was overwhelmed by the intensity and diversity of everything that was going on around in the city. Even after staying here for almost two years, it still concerns me especially when……

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PEOPLE WITHOUT INTERNET IN THE US

August 3, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction We use the internet every day. Internet is a necessity in our daily life and many people consider it as a utility like water, electricity, and gas. But do you know how many households in the US do not have the internet? Who are these people, and why they do not have the internet?……

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Mapping Social Impact: Design Corps 2005-2019

August 2, 2019 / 0 comments

Charting a Course Some years ago, a recent Pratt graduate named Chris Peck went on a job interview. While his interviewer was taking Chris through a tour of the firm, they came upon some of the firm’s work for Pencils of Promise, a non-profit founded in 2008 that builds schools in developing regions. Recognition flashed across……

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Small Business Support Organizations in New York City: Made in NYC and the NYC New Business Acceleration Program

August 2, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction New York City has experienced a rise in new small business development over the past couple decades, facilitated by both an increased interest in opening small businesses as well as a commitment by organizations who offer support to small businesses. Made in NYC (MINYC), an initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development, and……

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VISUALISATION OF FIVE INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT NEWYORK

August 2, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction New York is a charming city where you can experience the culture of the world. The diversity of its immigrant population has created a vibrant and open environment; there is no city like New York. People come from all over the world; they love New York but don’t know New York well. When people……

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Shop healthy stores in Nyc

August 1, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction  Health consciousness has risen exponentially in recent years. Consumers are inclining towards healthy lifestyle and growing utilization of additional nutrition. Certainly, with this increasing awareness there is also a growing demand for healthy food and supplies in the market. New York City is an urban hotspot and the population here keeps soaring, which has……

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Why is Big Apple the Fashion Capital?

July 31, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction Inclusivity is in vogue with regards to the Manhattan’s fashion scene. There are a lot of all-get to mold encounters that anybody can take advantage of, no velvet rope or influencer status required – all things considered, New York is one of the world’s fashion capitals. All you need is the privilege intel on……

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H-1B Visa Lottery — What’s Your Chance?

July 31, 2019 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION As an international student, I am most concerned about how much chance I will be permitted to work and stay in the United States after graduating from school. Therefore, I used the dataset, OFLC H-1B Program Data (2011-2018) to explore the trend and the fact of the H1-B visa petition for the past few……

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NYC NEIGHBORHOOD CRIME visualizations

July 31, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction Before studying in New York City, I visited the city three times, as a tourist. I could still remember how each time I was overwhelmed by the intensity and diversity of everything that was going on around in the city. Even after staying here for almost two years, it still concerns me especially when……

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Visualizing Citi bikes

July 31, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction In 2008, the New York City Department of Transportation conducted research on alternative forms of transportation and published a strategic plan. Surprisingly, according to statistics, over 50% of all automobile trips happened in the city were under 3 miles, within the distances of pleasant bicycle trips. In 2009, a bike-share program was first proposed……

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How to find the best dessert in Manhattan

July 31, 2019 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION Have you ever wonder where can buy the best dessert in New York City? There are all kinds of authentic dessert in New York City because of its largest multi-immigrants environment in the world. As a dessert lover, I would like to explore the relationship between dessert shop distributions and Manhattan context. In this……

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The outcome of wars: Vision from Peace Agreements

July 29, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction Rivalries and wars were born along with humanity. Human deprives resources of the outside, from the environment or from others in order to maintain their own survivals. And wars are the critical presentation of such a need. Thus, the history of humanity is actually a history of wars: the rise and falls of tribes,……

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New York City Neighborhood Crime Map

July 24, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction and Inspiration Is New York City dangerous? Maybe – having been portrayed in numerous movies throughout decades, the Big Apple seemed to be a city of crime. In David Fincher’s renowned suspense film Seven, for example, the city was painted as a wet, grim urban environment ridden with horrible crimes. However on the other……

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mapping Nyc street Trees census data 2015

July 22, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction One of the many names that New York City is famously known by is ‘Concrete Jungle’.  I thought it would be interesting to see how populated the city is by greens. NYC Parks & Recreation and partner organisations organised street trees census ‘TreesCount!’ in the year 2015, under which volunteers and staff collected data……

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Mapping NYC free public wifi

July 22, 2019 / 0 comments

Privacy on the Internet is such a big issue currently. The privacy is not only dependent on social media and browsing websites. It also depends on the Internet service providers you use. A public WiFi network this big also brings a new set of security risks. Therefore in this week I decided to do Mapping……

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THE NEAREST WIFI HOTSPOTS AROUND SUBWAY STATIONS IN NYC

July 22, 2019 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION As a New Yorker, I spend a lot of time traveling on the subway every day, and I believe many people do as well. When we travel underground, our laptops are not able to connect the network. Once we have an emergency which requires a network connection on your laptop(like your client is requesting……

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New York City Neighborhood Crime Map

July 22, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction and Inspiration Is New York City dangerous? Maybe – having been portrayed in numerous movies throughout decades, the Big Apple seemed to be a city of crime. In David Fincher’s renowned suspense film Seven, for example, the city was painted as a wet, grim urban environment ridden with horrible crimes. However on the other……

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NYC Crime Rate by Census Tracts

July 21, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction Census Tracts were established by the Bureau of Census for analyzing populations. A “Census Tract” is generally smaller than a City but larger than a Block Group or Census Block. The general average of a Census Tract is 4,000. In NYC, Census Tracts can range from 0 to just under 29,000. In this visualization,……

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Do Fast Food Restaurants Contribute to Obesity?

July 21, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction According to The National Bureau of Economic Research, the number of fast food restaurants in the United States have more than doubled over the past thirty years. They are almost everywhere and with the convenience and lower cost to eat, people keep coming back for their calorie-dense food made with unhealthy ingredients. At the……

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Made in NYC Member Companies

July 21, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction Launched as an initiative of the Pratt Center for Community Development, Made in NYC works to support a vibrant manufacturing community within the five boroughs of New York City. Made in NYC offers their member companies workshops ranging from photography shoots to marketing and promotional lessons from expert fellows from a variety of backgrounds.……

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