As the New York weather warms, the Natural Areas Conservancy has created a map to inform and encourage people to visit the parklands in the five boroughs. The Natural Areas Conservancy, which manages over 10,000 areas in New York City, recently underwent a massive undertaking to study over 51 parklands. After, they compiled all of their collected information into a new interactive map, which was unveiled yesterday.
Map of 2015’s Most Popular Dog Names in NYC. Image via NYC Department of Health
Yesterday, the New York City Department of Health released the list of most popular dog names in 2015, based on the 85,000 licensed dogs on record. The most popular dog name for the last seven years has been Bella, which the Department of Health surmises is due the publication of the last Twilight book that year). Max, formerly the number one name prior to that still takes second. As the records show, there were 1,127 Bellas and 1,073 Maxs registered in New York City in 2015.
You know the results of last week’s primary election in New York state but the team at the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York updated the database of maps on their NYC Election Atlas following the election, which we covered before the Primary. There’s even a map to show location of the “purged” voters in Brooklyn.
The darkest blue electoral districts on the map represent areas where 80% or more of registered voters are enrolled as Democrats
Next week is New York City’s Presidential Primary and the Center for Urban Research at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York has updated its NYC Election Atlas for the 2016 Primary. You can find maps by election district of Democratic and Republican enrollment, where Clinton supporters were located in 2008, voting trends for primary voters, new Democrats, and more. All of these maps have further drill-downs with overlays by ethnicity, income, occupation, household types and more.
Here are some fun facts from the 2016 Primary section of the NYC Election Atlas:
2016 is the 35th anniversary of Sakura Matsuri, the annual cherry blossom festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG). While the festival isn’t until April 30th, you can already catch cherry blossoms in bloom at the garden. In fact, BBG has a handy “Cherrywatch” map that gets updated daily showing the bloom state of the cherry trees and what species they are. The above is just a screenshot, but on the BBG website, you can see based on the key whether a specific tree is pre-bloom, at first bloom, peak bloom or post-bloom.
The New York City Department of Transportation has released its annual bike map, both digitally and with a circulation of 375,00 hard copies that will go in bike shops, libraries and schools throughout the five boroughs. Gothamist reports that the map has 70 miles of new or upgraded bike lanes and that the DOT has promised 15 new miles to come this year. The map also comes with a list of bike shops, biking tips, and a legend that shows different types of bike lanes (protected, shared, and more), as well as the location of Citi Bike docks.