Big Data equals Shorter Walks in NYC

 

Ben Wellington's determination of the farthest spot from a subway entrance.

Ben Wellington’s determination of the farthest spot from a subway entrance.

Ben Wellington, a Visiting Assistant Professor in the City & Regional Planning program at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, has been running a fascinating blog called I Quant New York in which he slices and dices publicly available data about New York City.

Of interest to seniors who may wish to visit or move to Manhattan, he just produced a map showing the distance between Manhattan addresses and subway stops. It’s extremely useful information if you happen to have arthritis in your knees–or happen not to have an umbrella.

Along with the map, he’s also included a link to a spreadsheet where you can look up individual addresses; however, it takes a long time to fully load.