Analysis of Brooklyn 311 Complaints During COVID-19

August 2, 2020 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION For this project, I was interested in further exploring what 311 complaints in Brooklyn looked like during COVID-19, as I had done in my previous Tableau and Carto labs. During the course of this summer 2020 semester, New York City has gone from Phase 1 through Phase 4 of reopening. This project analyzes 311……

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MARIJUANA REFORM & RACIAL/ETHNIC DISPARITIES IN ARRESTS: 2012-2019

August 1, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction For decades, the punitive policies of the War on Drugs have disproportionately impacted Black and Brown Americans. With mandatory minimum criminal drug sentencing contributing to mass incarceration and to the barring individuals with criminal records from accessing employment, housing, and student loans, the War on Drugs has altered the course of millions of Americans……

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Visualizing Responses to the Coronavirus

July 31, 2020 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION The coronavirus has elevated data visualization, bringing charts and maps to the forefront of our news feeds and public decisionmaking. As governments scramble to collect and publish data, visualizations of cases and deaths are everywhere and terms like “flattening the curve” have become part of our vocabulary. However, there has been relatively little visualization……

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Grocery Over the World in the Past 50 Years

July 31, 2020 / 0 comments

VIEW MY WORK INTRODUCTION Friday night 7:15 pm, you got just off work and decided to buy a salmon bento for dinner. You walked into a grocery shop few blocks away, picked up the last bento on the shelf with a bag of chips, and a soda. You went to the counter to pay your……

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New York Times Headline Co-occurences 2015-2020

July 31, 2020 / 0 comments

Lab report by Kyle Palermo for final InfoVis project. View a larger copy of the visualization here: https://mir-cdn.behance.net/v1/rendition/project_modules/2800_opt_1/456a1d101704133.5f24cb0705f97.jpg Background How do the subjects of headlines relate to the language used in those headlines, and what kind of story would this information tell us about the news cycle? This year the news feels especially understandably polarized……

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How much is an acquisition worth in Big Tech?

July 31, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft. These five technology (tech) companies are now considered more valuable than Disney, Coca-Cola, and McDonalds (Swant, M.). These tech giants show no signs of stopping as each company has also acquired numerous companies and startups along the way, which have assisted in their tremendous growth. Amazon, for example, has……

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World of Challenge: Global warming

July 31, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction Across the whole nation and the globe, we face common issues of Global warming and sea-level rise. Global warming is a phenomenon in which the average temperature of Earth’s climate system is increasing, which causes climate change. Human activities have been one of the most influencing factors of global warming since the mid-20th century……

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NYC Community Gardens

July 30, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction For my final project, I chose to focus on NYC’s community gardens. Over the last few weeks, I have been walking throughout my neighborhood and I saw several community gardens and I was interested in discovering more information about them. I wanted to know how many there were throughout the boroughs, which borough and……

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Covid-19: Targeting Vulnerable Communities in NYC

July 30, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction In the early months of 2020, Covid-19 changed the world in a dramatic way. When the virus reached the United States, nowhere was hit harder than New York City. Peaking at several hundred deaths per day, the city went from business-as-usual, to a state of emergency in a matter of weeks. Now, many months……

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NYC MTA RIDERSHIP

July 26, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction This project will give a visual overview of the New York City MTA subway system. I will be analyzing its ridership system specifically. My goal will be to analyze the weekly, monthly, and yearly ridership. I will visually break down and explain ridership by Borough and subway stations. I will also make a comparison……

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Filming Locations Across New York City

July 23, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction For this project I want to create a visualization showing the most filmed locations in New York City.  This data will be from the NYC Open Data project which has data from applications for file shoots and other media type items across the city.  The data comes from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment The……

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Rats and rents in NYC

July 21, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction Rats are New Yorker’s most familiar neighbors. In this visualization, I showed the activity of New York’s rats activities in the past 10 years with an animated heat map. I also introduce a rent rate map which indicates the human activities and overlapped them to see how the two major animals: human and rat,……

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Mapping 311 Fireworks Complaints in Brooklyn in 2020

July 21, 2020 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION New York City entered the first two phases of reopening in June 2020 after a 2-month stay-at-home order to stop the spread of COVID-19. Around the same time, the city saw what many residents felt was an unprecedented increase in illegal fireworks. For this mapping lab using Carto, I wanted to explore both the……

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Mapping Ancient Cities

July 21, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction The history of human settlement is a topic that would naturally lend itself to mapping, save for the fact that the data is extremely limited, as historians and archeologists only have so much to work with. So I was excited to find this dataset of 6,000 years of urbanization from Meredith Reba, Femke Reitsma,……

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Mapping 2016 Marijuana Arrests in DC

July 21, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction For my first mapping exercise, I took the opportunity to investigate the conclusions of my charts and graphs lab, exploring a segments of the DC Marijuana Arrest Rates 2012-2017. As the tableau dashboard illustrates below (Figure 1), the overall rates of marijuana arrests decreased after marijuana possession was decriminalized in 2014 but then started……

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NYC SCHOOLS IN FLOOD ZONE 2050

July 20, 2020 / 0 comments

Yisha Su INTRODUCTION Across the whole nation and the globe, we face common issues of global warming. Global warming and sea-level rise are becoming severe and worse, New York City, as one of the major coastal cities, is facing the increasing challenge of the flood surge. Sea Level Rise Maps that predict flood surge zones……

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public drinking in the time of covid-19

July 20, 2020 / 0 comments

Background With bars and restaurants closed for indoor dining as part of COVID-19 shutdowns, New Yorkers witnessed a de facto legalization of outdoor drinking, or at least some outdoor drinking. In the United States, alcohol is judged as a tolerable vice if not an outright hobby, and I suspect the harsh penalties for consuming it……

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Mapping Biodiverity in America’s National Parks

July 19, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction The United States is home to a wealth of species across its many different climates and ecosystems. More than 200,000 native species have been identified, but only around 21,000 of these species’ conservation status is known which leaves about one-third either vulnerable, imperiled, critically imperiled, or already extinct (Holsinger, K.E.). This project aims to……

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NYC Public Recycling Bins

July 19, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction While browsing the NYC Open Data website, I came across a dataset on New York City’s public recycling bins. I was intrigued to analyze this data because I haven’t seen any recycling bins throughout the city. I have always noticed trash bins filled with various plastic bottles and aluminum cans and wondered if that……

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The Uneven Spread of Covid-19 In New York City

July 18, 2020 / 0 comments

Introduction In the early months of 2020, Covid-19 changed the world in a dramatic way. When the virus reached the United States, nowhere was hit harder than New York City. Peaking at several hundred deaths per day, the city went from business-as-usual, to a state of emergency in a matter of weeks. Now, many months……

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