The WNYC Data News Team

The Data News Team infuses WNYC's journalism with data-driven stories, visuals and interactive features. It also helps people in the newsroom and at other New York Public Radio productions navigate databases, code and statistics.

Visit the Data News Team Tumblr for more information, team members and links to projects.

The WNYC Data News Team appears in the following:

Big Trouble in Little Data

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

In the rush to find meaning in data, it's easy to see meaning in randomness instead. Beware of reporters who come bearing small sample sizes.


The Devil Is in the Formulae

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

As government formulas get closer scrutiny, New York City adjusts school capacity calculations.


Map: Where to Watch the Marathon

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tell us where you’re watching the New York City marathon this Sunday and why you picked that spot.


Find Your Kid's School for 2016

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Middle school and high school admissions are underway and SchoolBook is here to help.
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Where the Heck Is Hell's Kitchen?

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

New York is a city of neighborhoods — but where those neighborhoods begin and end isn't entirely clear. DNAinfo asked its readers to crowdsource the boundaries, and the results are in.

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Know Your Evacuation Zone

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WNYC's hurricane evacuation zone map.


WNYC's Hurricane Tracker

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Follow any named storm in the Atlantic.

No Place to Park: Citi Bike 'Deserts' and the Race for the Last Dock

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Finding a Citi Bike dock in the morning, or finding a free bike in the evening, is proving increasingly difficult in several Manhattan neighborhoods.

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Map: Streets Close Where the Popemobile Goes

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

When Pope Francis comes to town this week, getting around above ground will be tricky. Here's a map of the street closures scheduled for the papal visit and the U.N. General Assembly.

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More Than 90,000 New York City Students Are Searched Before School

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Citywide, almost half of black high school students are scanned by metal detectors every day — compared to about 14 percent of white students.

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TIMELINE: United Airlines and Its Courtship of Chris Christie

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

For years, United airlines courted Christie and his team with meals, a special flight route, and campaign contributions.  A definitive timeline.

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In or Out? Test Your Line-Judge Skills

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The quarterfinals of the U.S. Open start today, and if you can't make it to Queens, the Wall Street Journal has a cool way to experience the action — by judging if a ball is in or out.


How Big Is Your Piece of the Park?

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

WNYC's Data News Team looked at how much park space New Yorkers are sharing, and found that it varies quite a bit depending on where you live.

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Neighbor Complaints Higher When Neighborhood Boundaries Are 'Fuzzy'

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

A new study of 311 calls suggests greater conflict in racial and ethnic transition zones.

35 Stock Photos of Real New Yorkers Doing Things

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Like manspreading. And stealing cabs. What if stock photos depicted the way people actually behave?

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If Not Uber, Who's Responsible for This Traffic?

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Hoards of tourists? Zealous developers? After the recent Uber dustup revealed little about what's causing congestion in Midtown, the data’s still out on why traffic's so bad.

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FUNLOVIN, DURTY and ALLSWAG: Understanding New Yorkers Through Their License Plates

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

The wit, wisdom and WHYYYYYY behind custom tags that were accepted and rejected by the DMV.

NYC's Hottest Subway Stations, Mapped

Thursday, July 30, 2015

We took temperatures at 103 platforms during Wednesday evening's rush. Here are the results.

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Data Journalism in Action: ProPublica's Surgeon Scorecard

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

An example of how numbers can make a story extremely personal.


Find Ice Cream Near You, Lickety Split

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

New York City is hot. You need ice cream. And with the click of a button, our Ice Cream Radar will detect your location, scan the vicinity and find your nearest scoop.

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