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WNYC Map Distance to NYC Parks-Open Space per Resident

WNYC’s Data News Team has mapped out New York City’s open space accessibility, both in terms of distance to a park and the amount of space, per thousands of residents. Currently, the New York City Parks Department reports that 79% of New Yorkers have access to a small and large park in under ten minutes, but they aim to increase that to 85% by 2030. And as WNYC reports, while the city is doing pretty well in terms of park access, it’s not #1 in the country: “We currently rank fifth out of the 75 most populous cities in the US, according to the Trust for Public Land.”

Here below are the maps, embedded. Zoom in to find your exact address and how you fare in terms of park accessibility in New York City. You’ll notice some areas are gray, the data removed because they’re not “significant residential areas.”

Distance to nearest park by residential parcel (as the crow flies):

Acres of open space per 1,000 residents by 2010 Census tract, with half-mile buffer:

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