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

By Derek Thompson

Manhattan is too loud. Brooklyn is overrun with vermin.

Yep, the clich├ęs 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.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/07/the-city-that-never-stops-complaining-a-map-of-nyc-by-each-areas-top-311-complaint/277748/