311 complaint maps are all the rage (and several Untapped Cities folks are even behind a new 311 app competing in NYCBigApps semifinal this Sunday). In this latest map by StreetEasy “Neighborhood Fright Levels,” the analyst team at the real estate company mapped out Halloween complaints for the last two years in New York City. Typical complaints included in this Halloween special edition include things like “urinating in public,” “disorderly youth,” “noise”, “unsanitary condition,” “dirty condition,” “overflowing litter basket,” and more.
Shown by number of complaints per neighborhood population, Gowanus took the top prize with complaints at 10x the city average. After Gowanus, the next 9 complaint filled neighborhoods were Nolita, Midtown, Soho, Flatiron, Clinton Hill, Midtown South, Midtown West, Greenpoint and Greenwich Village.
Click on each neighborhood analysis of the “Fright Level,” like “Moderate Mayhem” for Midtown West, “Run for the Hills” in Gowanus, “Coast is Clear” on the Upper West Side. From the StreetEasy blog post, here is the list of top 20 offending neighborhoods: