Tuesday, August 2, 2016

New York City Health Inspections Social Site

Try the "Go to My Location" button to see the resturant health inspection violations where you are.

Here's a map of where recent inspections are taking place: https://health.brooklynmarathon.org/nycsocialhealth.html

Here is a map that shows the clustering of health inspections in New York City: https://health.brooklynmarathon.org/nycsocialhealth-cluster.html

For details about recent inspections, see https://health.brooklynmarathon.org/

Here's a place where the latest New York City Health Inspections are shown and allow both customers and business owners to comment and discuss.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

A Tale of Two Cities: NYC School Poverty on a map

See https://city.tidalforce.org/nycschooldemographics.html

Source: http://schools.nyc.gov/NR/rdonlyres/20056B95-8351-4E45-B8A1-9901B4B6A93B/0/DemographicSnapshot201112to201516Public_FINAL.xlsx

This is the result of a demographics law see http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=1946653&GUID=7329D54A-4E94-443D-9411-BCF5CC0C65D8&Options=&Search=

This page https://city.tidalforce.org/nycschooldemographics.html places the data on a map.  We cannot find a city published map of this data.

notice the ~0% poverty PS 321 next to very high poverty PS 282 etc

Beacon School One of the Best Test Scores and 85% poverty 

We can add the percent white to the map see: https://city.tidalforce.org/nycschooldemographics_show_race.html

Where the percent white is high the povery is low and vice versa

Notice in Park Slope, Brooklyn for instance, you'll see an inverse correlation between percent white and percent poverty.

Now you might believe that this is an issue that our Mayor De Blasio would address and he does.  Listen to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ix0n2PnI--A&feature=youtu.be&t=41m50s

Title I Funding and Universal School Meals:

See https://city.tidalforce.org/nycschoolallocation_usm.html for a map of the meals program at your school.

If anyone knows what UC stands for please add a comment here
See https://city.tidalforce.org/nycschoolallocation_titlei.html for a map for Title I funding

Title I funding per child on a map
It is interesting to see that those schools that have more than 50% poverty but below the Title I funding threshold of 60% get much lower funding per child in poverty.  See PS 262 for an example.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Unpaid Property Tax in New York City as of early 2016

See https://city.tidalforce.org/nycunpaidtax.html

This is only a subset of the entire list of unpaid NYC property taxes.  The rest is coming soon.

Please note this is based on NYC DOF http://nycprop.nyc.gov/nycproperty/nynav/jsp/selectbbl.jsp statements and since there is no API to the data, the information could have changed.  This is true as of 1st quarter NYC DOF statements.

Updated to include all early 2016 and late 2015 NYC tax bills.

unpaid property tax for late 2015 and early 2016

Herman Kraus Trust seems to lead the list with $20M in unpaid property tax and that is only for one of his properties.  See http://nycprop.nyc.gov/nycproperty/StatementSearch?bbl=3024090027&stmtDate=20160603&stmtType=SOA
See http://nypost.com/2015/03/03/nyc-targeting-tax-deadbeat-landlords/ also see http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=2167163&GUID=9F81FD1F-5274-44CB-92EC-B4EA104D0EBE

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A simple real time alert and confirmation system

Let's say you are a restaurant owner and you want to know when the Health Inspector is in your neighborhood.

Let's say you are a resident and you want to know when something is happening in your neighborhood.

An instance of this alerting site can be set up for you.

Right now, it puts all the alerts in one place.  Each authenticated user can post one and only one alert.

Try it out and share the application link with your friends at https://classified.wsxnyc.org/alert/

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

See your property tax history and percentage change and compare to others.

See https://taxhistory.brooklyncoop.org/view1

This web application shows your New York City Property Tax history and the change in market value, assessed value and the assessment ratio.  Each of these values are dictated by our 1980's law.  See https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/RPT/1805

When the change by our New York City Department of Finance varies from the law it is highlighted.  The variation maybe caused by repairs or changes to your property.

This is a class 4 property that changes to a class 1B property

This highlights the variation from the law.
Check your own property or your neighbors.

We will add a tax prediction next.  Basically, your tax will increase by 20% every five years for Class 1 (1 to 3 Family Residential homes) and 30% every five years for other properties.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Find rare low tax class 1 property in Manhattan and other parts of New York City

See https://city.tidalforce.org/nyctax.html

If you're searching for Real Estate in Manhattan or anywhere in New York City and you want to find low property tax, use this map.

Monday, May 9, 2016

One Million Recent New York City 311 Complaints updated daily on a map

For One Million Recent New York City 311 Complaints updated daily on a map, see http://bit.ly/nyc311latest and https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.brooklynmarathon.mapcityregister.nyc311

This is a map of the 311 complaints in NYC.

Red = recent
Green = ~ month old
Black = older.

Zoom in to see details.