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NYC Dept. of City Planning


This dataset includes the tax parcel location, type and capacity of public and private community facilities in New York City, including schools, parks, libraries, public safety, day care, foster care, special needs housing, health and mental health facilities and programs.

Data Source:

Year: 2005 Release (2001 -2005); 2008 Release (2006-2008)

Unit of aggregation: Tax parcel (smallest), block group, tract, custom buffer around an address, ZIP code

Examples of variables: Counts, densities, and walking distances to schools, recreational or cultural facilities, public safety or criminal justice facilities, hospital/nursing or ambulatory programs, chemical dependency facilities, mental health service facilities, mental retardation or developmental disabilities service facility, daycare or residential facility for children, facility for seniors, food program or residential facility for adults/families