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    NYC Aficionado from Oz Merry's Avatar
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    One Man Mapped The Ages Of 1 Million NYC Buildings

    by Hana R. Alberts




    The age of every building in Brooklyn? Been there, done that. And yeah, it's awesome. So programmer Brandon Liu decided to seize upon even more public data and map the age of over 1 million buildings across the five boroughs, resulting in a colorful, easy-to-use, almost hypnotizing interactive map. Atlantic Cities spotted the cool tool, which colors older buildings hues of red and blue, while green and yellow reflect newer development. Search for patterns and atypical sore thumbs; zoom in and out at particular blocks or entire neighborhoods; scroll your cursor over a building to see the date it was constructed. Procrastinators and urban planning wonks, have at it.








    Five Boroughs: Building Age NYC [official]
    The Ages of 1 Million New York Buildings, Mapped in Explosive Color [Atlantic Cities]

    http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2013/0..._buildings.php

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    That map is incorrect for my building, which shows it to be from @ 1900. Actually the two original structures are from @ 1845 & 1850, later joined and enlarged in the early 1900s. Similar mistakes are shown for a number of buildings down here.

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    It also seems to avoid a lot of the buildings constructed around Canal Street.

    You can go to http://www.oasisnyc.net/map.aspx to get a slightly more accurate map.

    Also, one thing that is handy is knowing not when the latest construction was completed, but a history of possible existing (sub) structures or previous constructions.

    A lot of the older tenements (Old Law Tenements) were built replacing buildings from the Federal Era, either replacing them or built right on top of them.

    I think this is a nice project, but he needs to validate the data a bit better before it can be used as anything other than a curiosity.

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    A nice interactive map by MAS showing, among other things, available FAR at a glance using a color scale.

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    Gramercy Park in permanent FAR purgatory

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    I don't understand.

    Gramercy Park is part of the historic district. So it's in the same purgatory as Washington Square Park. What it needs to be is accessible, but it's private property.

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    Well, yes. The planners assign density limits for each zoning area of NYC and allocate FAR by block and lot. That FAR over Gramercy park will never be unlocked under current regulations, thus that overall density limit is unattainable. There would need to be a way to transfer air rights across streets.

    Gramercy park BTW is nothing special and I liken it most to a typical Park Avenue center median greenway. Its sole purpose in life is to provide bragging rights to select key holders and a view for their property

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    Gramercy Park also provides a green respite from the surround steel and concrete and glass and asphalt. Parks of all sizes are needed in urban areas and are an indication of an enlightened society. Is the argument being made that NYC would be no worse off without such green spaces?

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    Agree, all I was trying to say is that Gramercy Park isn't the stupendous wonderland you would be led to believe it was by the elite core of "God's chosen keyholders"

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