Does Gentrification Cause a Reduction in Laundromats? Browsing Twitter this evening, a tweet from the illustrious Brian Lehrer caught my eye: Help us check this theory before tomorrow’s show: is gentrification forcing laundromats out of business? https://t.co/bubx9wEu5d — Brian Lehrer Show …

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Life Hack: As Blizzard Hits the City, Just Park on the Left The Snow is coming!  The Snow is coming!   If you are a driver in NYC that parks on the street, you have probably dug out your car …

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Mapping New York’s Noisiest Neighborhoods In New York, there are two kinds of noise: the sounds of the city (car horns, loud neighbors, construction equipment, barking dogs) and the sound of New Yorkers complaining about it. In 2007, the city …

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How Software in Half of NYC Cabs Generates $5.2 Million a Year in Extra Tips So a story in Businessweek caught my eye the other day. It discussed NYC taxi rider tipping habits and concluded that riders usually tip between 20% and …

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The “Oldest” Place to get a Drink in Each and Every Neighborhood If you have lived in NYC for long enough, you have seen your fair share of local restaurants and bars come and go.  Losing a favorite weekend haunt …

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New Yorkers File an Average of Ten Lawsuits a Day Against the NYPD I’ve spent a lot of time scouring New York City’s Open Data Portal and one thing I’ve noticed is a dearth of crime data.  Sure, the NYPD …

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Is the NYPD About to Start Ticketing More Cyclists Due to a Mathematical Error? If there is one thing I can get behind, it is using data to make better policy decisions here in NYC. So when I saw the …

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