The City That Never Stops Complaining: A Map of NYC by Each Area's Top 311 Complaint

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Manhattan is too loud. Brooklyn is overrun with vermin.

Yep, the clichés hold up when you overlay a map of New York City with each neighborhood's most common 311 (non-emergency call) complaints. NYU's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy has the map:

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The strangest detail I found in the data set provided by the Furman Center? The second-most-common complaint in Stuyvesant Town was ... tax exemption. Weird. But objectively better than the second-most-common complaint from Fort Greene: rats.

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Derek Thompson is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he writes about economics, labor markets, and the entertainment business.

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