Data Source: https://data.cityofnewyork.us/Environment/Hydrants-of-the-City-of-New-York/6pui-xhxz
Fire Hydrant icon : Icons made by Freepik from Flaticon https://www.flaticon.com/
Locations of Fire Hydrants in NYC mapped:
An example of a data quality issue with a dataset. There are only 5 Boroughs in NYC, but the dataset listed 6. Forty (40) data points were not in one of the 5 boroughs. These were classified as borough ‘Unknown’. Based on where they are located on the Map maybe they are located in Nassau County? The dataset doesn’t include any information about borough 6.
Mapped Locations of Fire Houses in NYC. Map coloring shows 2018 Household Income (median) by Zip.
Want to BBQ in NYC? Find a specific spot in the park. The above visualization just includes Manhattan. There are also BBQ area in Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Staten Island. Those will be visualized in later posts.
From 1979 – 2018
I found it surprising that water consumption decreased in NYC over the 1979 – 2018 period. Especially since population increased during the same period. The inverse relationship between water consumption and population was unexpected.
Caught off guard with out a bag to pick up your dog’s poop? Maybe one of these locations can help you out. The bag dispensers are located in each of the 5 boroughs. It would be cool if there was some indication of inventory. If it’s completely empty it’s not helpful.
It’s surprising how few of these dispensers are located in Manhattan. It will be interesting to revisit this data in a couple years to see if more are installed. Will the state wide plastic bag ban affect usage of these dispensers? With the slow elimination of plastic store bags will there be more poop on the streets and/or will usage increase?
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