Wednesday, February 19, 2014
New York's Gentrification on Street View
Nearby Street View images captured on and near road intersections often contain images from two different time periods. This gap in time is sometimes large enough for whole new buildings to be constructed between the times that the Google Street View car drove by. Justin Blinder has been exploiting these temporal gaps in Street View to explore the gentrification of New York.
In Vacated Justin used the NYC Department of City Planning PLUTO dataset to find buildings that have been built or altered since 2009. Vacated includes a Google Map of of new developments in Manhattan and Brooklyn. It also contains a number of captivating animated gifs created from two different Street Views of the same location. The gifs are a great visualization of the developing story of New York.