Reshaping New York: NY Times Interactive Data

by Heather Van De Mark on

On the GWAPP blog, we’ve covered a lot of ground on the upcoming Greenpoint Landing, 77 Commercial and Domino Sugar developments.* The North Brooklyn community is going to evolve–for better or worse–in the coming decades. Much of this development will be the legacy of exiting mayor, Michael Bloomberg. It’s not only our neighborhood, but also all of New York City. The NY Times compiled some fantastic graphics and data visualizations covering Mayor Bloomberg’s changes across the city.

© 2013 NYTimes.

© 2013 NYTimes

1. The Bloomgberg Years: Reshaping New York
“From buildings to bike lanes to painting over Broadway, how the city changed in 12 years of Bloomberg.” Includes a section on North Brooklyn rezoning, above.

2. Before and After Bloomberg
“New York City experienced a major transformation during Michael R. Bloomberg’s three terms as mayor.” Includes a section on McCarren Park.

© 2013 NYTimes

3. New Yorkers’ Views on Their Mayor and His Programs
“The latest New York Times poll asked New Yorkers to take a look back as Michael R. Bloomberg’s three terms as mayor of New York City come to a close.” Poll results cover topics of housing affordability, pedestrian plazas, and more, above.

What do you think of the Bloomberg legacy? What challenges do you think de Blasio is going to face? Leave your thoughts in the comments.

*Save the date: Greenpoint Landing and 77 Commercial ULURP actions go before City Council on Thursday, December 5th. More details to come.

Heather Van De Mark

Heather Van De Mark

Heather is a designer/writer specializing in non-profit organizations and social causes. Originally from central NY, Heather settled into the charming Greenpoint neighborhood in 2011. While most of her community activism takes place from behind a computer screen, Heather can often be found at CB1 meetings, the McCarren Park track and any of the parks along the waterfront.