Readers: For much of my career, I have had to travel to New York City (NYC) every few months. I always found NYC to be fascinating in that it is always awake, humming, and vibrant. Also, NYC has some of the most beautiful buildings in the world. There are over 6,000 high-rise buildings in NYC, […]
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: CityPASS, Fun Facts about the Statue of Liberty, http://www.citypass.com, January 19, 2011, http://www.citypass.com/articles/new-york/fun-statue-of-liberty?custom_ref=UVaQiP.
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 […]