Friday, September 04, 2015
86 Acres of Prime New York Park Space
The Upper East Side in New York, in the middle of one of the most populated cities in the world, has over 86 acres of park per 1,000 residents. That's quite a lot of green space per resident. Although, to be fair, you will have to share that park space with a lot of tourists and office workers as well.
WNYC has created a choropleth map which shows how much park space 1,000 residents get in each of New York's census tracts. The How Big is Your Piece of the Park map colors each census tract based on the number of acres of green space available per 1,000 residents within a half a mile.
The map uses data from New York City open spaces and OpenStreetMap for the amount of park space available and the 2010 census for the population of each census. Mouse-over a census tract on the map and you can view the population of the census tract, the number of acres of park space within half a mile of the tract and the number of acres per 1,000 residents.