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This guide is a reference tool for students in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.
Population FactFinder allows you to easily define study areas within New York City and examine detailed population profiles showing critical demographic, social, economic, and housing statistics, and how these statistics have changed over time. All information is taken from the US Census surveys, at www.census.gov
Gives information about restaurant inspections, grades, and violations. Enables you to search by neighborhood, zip code, cuisine, etc.
The Health Department conducts unannounced inspections of restaurants at least once a year. Inspectors check for compliance in food handling, food temperature, personal hygiene and vermin control. Each violation of a regulation gets a certain number of points. At the end of the inspection, the inspector totals the points and this number is the restaurant's inspection score — the lower the score, the better the grade.
Published by the Citizens Union Foundation, Gotham Gazette provides background research and insight into all aspects of city and state politics and policy. Especially useful features include Councilpedia and the City Laws database.
This digitized and fully searchable encyclopedia is your best friend for nyc research. Whether you are interested in a bridge, a park, a person, or a neighborhood, this volume is an excellent starting point.