Assignment 4a: Voll

For New Yorkers, being priced out of Manhattan is nothing new. For low income families who are forced into the peripheral areas of Brooklyn and Queens, limited public transportation (if it exists at all) translates into limited opportunities for social mobility.

This map overlays New York City subway entrances on a color-coded map of average household income by zip code, demonstrating the low density of train lines running through low-income areas of the city.

Data Sources:

  • New York City zip code GIS: (via this compilation of datasets on GitHub)
  • Economic Data: US Census 2012 American Community Survey, Selected Economic Characteristics for All 5-Digit ZIP Code Tabulation Areas within United States and Puerto Rico (via the US Census download center)
  • Subway stations: CartoDB (unsourced, but likely from

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