Manipulating newly released census data in order to gain some basic insights into our city's trends and change over time is pretty darn insightful. And hey, maps are fun and easy on the brain for a Friday, so after delving into where New York City's relatively few homeowners are clustered, next up is a brief examination of gentrification, using median income as a barometer. The eminently browsable, mappable census data allows you to zoom in on a neighborhood and look at median income by census tract in 1990, 2000, and 2012. Lighter areas have lower median incomes; darker swaths have higher ones. Using this handy tool, Business Insider chronicled the gentrification of Williamsburg in three successive maps, so let's take the same tack for the East Village/LES, Tribeca, West Harlem, Long Island City, and Fort Greene. The results are about what you'd expect, but it's still staggering to see. Onward.
· The Gentrification Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn In 3 Maps [Business Insider]
· Where New York City's (Relatively Few) Property Owners Live [Curbed]