Monday, November 16, 2015

The Toxic Brooklyn Map

Neighbors Allied for Good Growth (NAG) is a North Brooklyn based group working to recapture the Greenpoint and Williamsburg waterfront and reduce local environmental hazard. As part of this mission NAG has created an interactive map of toxic hot spots in Greenpoint and Williamsburg.

The ToxiCity Map highlights potentially polluted sites in North Brooklyn while also providing data layers on neighborhood characteristics, such as population density and asthma hospital visits in the area. The data is organized into three main categories: environmental risks, neighborhood characteristics and industrial history.

The environmental risks category contains three data layers: potentially polluted sites, future flood risk and waste transfer stations. Any of these data layers can be combined with the neighborhood characteristics data. So, for example, you can overlay the population density layer on top of the potentially polluted sites to see how many people are living in potentially polluted areas.

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