Source: The Paris Review, Illustrated Maps of New York Through the Ages, June 14, 2018, https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/06/14/illustrated-maps-of-new-york-through-the-ages/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=NYPLEvents&utm_campaign=SocialFlow. Since their inception, maps have been embellished with illustrations. Through July 16, a selection of illustrated maps of New York spanning six centuries is on view at the New York Public Library. A preview of the exhibition—along with captions written […]

Source: Caroline Hallemann, These Are the Best Holiday Windows in New York City, HouseBeautiful.com, December 1, 2016, http://www.housebeautiful.com/entertaining/holidays-celebrations/news/g3991/best-holiday-christmas-windows-nyc. New York City is known for its spectacular holiday window displays, and this year is no exception. From Lord & Taylor’s enchanted forest to Tiffany’s timeless elegance, here are a few of my favorites. Lord & Taylor’s Enchanted […]

The Empire State Building is a 103-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 meters), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) high. Its name is derived from the nickname for […]

Readers: I will be working in New York City this week. I came across these beautiful photos of 1910 New York City. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. I will be posting New York City-related data visualization stories all of this week. I hope you check back each day to see […]

As of Dec. 29, 2013, the number of homicides recorded for New York City for 2013 stood at 332. It’s a drop of 20% below the homicide rate of 2012 (419 murders) and the first time in over half a century that the city saw less than one murder a day on average. The historical data […]

Readers: I am in New York City again this week on business. Last time I was here, I was not able to blog about some of the great sounds and sights of this great city. Today, I am blogging about one of my favorite building in New York; The Flatiron Building. I hope you enjoy […]