Challenges:
With your team, complete at least 3 of the following challenges:
- Housing:
- What neighborhood (community district) has the most stable population (percentage living in the same address over 1 year)?
- What neighborhood has the most overcrowding (more than 1 person per room)?
- Are these correlated? Include an analysis to explain your answer.
- Bonus:
- Resiliency:
- How much coastline does New York City have?
- Which borough would be most affected by flooding from a 500-year storm?
- How many subway stations are within the 500-year flood plain. Include a map to illustrate your answer.
- Bonus: What is the highest point in New York City?
- Biking:
- How many miles of bike paths are there in New York City?
- What fraction of those are protected from car traffic?
- How has the number of miles changed over time? Include a graph to illustrate your answer.
- Bonus: What is the steepest section of bike path in the city?
- Trains:
- What is the farthest you can live in New York City from a train station?
- If you only include the subways, how does that change your answer?
- How has train ridership changed over time? Include a graph to illustrate your answer.
- Bonus: What is the busiest station in the city?
- Bridges:
- How many bridges are completely inside New York City?
- How many bridges are there from New York City to New Jersey?
- How has the traffic flow across the Harlem River Bridges changed over time? Include a graph to illustrate your answer.
- Bonus: What is the most expensive bridge toll in New York City?
- Elevators:
- How many elevators are there in New York City?
- What is a "street elevator"? How many are there compared to regular elevators?
- Where are the elevators? Include a map to illustrate your answer.
- Bonus: What is the longest elevator in New York City?
- CUNY:
- How many students attend CUNY?
- Does your total include professional, certificate, and continuing education students? How does that change the total?
- How has the number of students changed over time? Include a graph to illustrate your answer.
- Bonus: When was CUNY founded?
- MHC:
- What is the classroom capacity of the Macaulay building? That is, how many students could be taking a course in the building simultaneously?
- What fraction of MHC students could be taking a course at the Macaulay building simultaneously?
- How has that fraction changed over time? Include a graph to illustrate your answer.
- Bonus: Where is the "Bat Cave"?
(H/T: Daniel)