Sunday, June 26, 2016

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



This is the result of a demographics law see

This page 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:

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

Title I Funding and Universal School Meals:

See for a map of the meals program at your school.

If anyone knows what UC stands for please add a comment here
See 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


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 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
See also see

Thursday, June 9, 2016

A simple real time alert and confirmation system

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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