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Each of the 59 district profiles contains summary data on population size; birth, death and infant mortality rates; land area and land uses; and levels of income support. Land uses and census tract boundaries are shown on maps and a variety of population characteristics from the 2000 Census are presented for the district as a whole and for each tract within the district. Each district profile also contains lists of Selected Facilities and Program Sites, including public and private schools, park
LMDC was created in the aftermath of September 11, 2001, by then-Governor Pataki and then-Mayor Giuliani to help plan and coordinate the rebuilding and revitalization of Lower Manhattan, defined as everything south of Houston Street.
New York City Crime Statistics updated weekly --- statistics available on a city-wide basis, or by Precinct --- site maintained by the Office of the Chief of Department, New York City Police Department
The department created the Office of Sustainable Design in 1997 for the purposes of identifying and implementing cost-effective ways to promote greater environmental responsibility in building design. Find in-depth manuals to inform the design process at this site.
DJJ's mission is to provide Non-Secure (NSD) and Secure Detention for alleged Juvenile Delinquents (JDs) and Secure Detention for alleged Juvenile Offenders (JOs) whose cases are pending, along with post-adjudicated juveniles awaiting transfer to state facilities. DJJ detains youth in structured and secure settings. While in detention, residents receive an array of services, such as education, health services, recreation, and case management.
This site provides, among other things, resources and information for students, parents, and teachers and links to information of staff and administration, districts & schools, and statistical summaries.
This city agency is responsible for identifying and designating the city's landmarks and the buildings in the city's historic districts. The Commission also regulates changes to designated buildings. This Web site allows one to click on the commission's calendar to see actions on recent applications for landmark status, etc. A number of designation reports are available as PDFs. The Architecture Library has older designations in print.
The Web version of the resolution includes all text amendments approved by the City Council up to 10/29/07. (Note that this date changes as amendments are approved). The text of the Zoning Resolution establishes zoning districts and sets forth the regulations governing land use and development. The site includes both the zoning text and maps for all five boroughs. The site also includes a brief history of zoning in the city. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.
In 2007, Mayor Bloomberg announced Plan 2030, a model for cities in the 21st Century. It focuses on 5 key areas: air, water, land, energy, and transportation. Its purpose is to achieve a better quality of life for the city's citizens and a 30% reduction in global warming emissions.
The Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) works with real estate professionals and community sponsors who sell or rent apartments at affordable prices to low- and moderate-income households.
The 'Official New York City Website' includes links to the Mayor's Office, Mayoral & City Agencies, Online Forms, Elected Officials, City Organizational Chart & Citywide Performance Reports, as well as information about paying City bills online, geting married in New York, Volunteering, obtaining Birth Certificates and watching NYC TV on-demand
United States Census information for New York City, including a NYC specific Census FactFinder tool, Historic Population Information, and more. Find both data, analysis and population prediction information available from the New York Department of City Planning
The NYC Open Accessible Space Information System Cooperative (OASIS) is an organization of cooperative government agencies that offers interactive mapping and data analysis online. At the site, click on the 'Go to the OASIS map' link & then select your map features e.g. aerial maps. Community information is available.
Buildings and Real Estate Resources
Here is a list of resources and major New York City agencies responsible for building and zoning across the city.
The Department of Buildings promotes the safety of all people that build, work, and live in New York City by regulating the lawful use of over one million buildings and construction sites across the five boroughs. With a focus on safety, service, and integrity, the Department enforces the City’s Construction Codes, Zoning Resolution, and the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law.