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This guide highlights resources for real estate research, in particular the databases and materials at the Jack Brause Library.
Ancestry Library Edition provides access to billions of names by aggregating a variety of genealogical databases, immigration records, census surveys, passenger lists, religious registries, and UK and Ireland records.
Index to Current Urban Documents contains reports generated by local government agencies, civic organizations, academic and research organizations, public libraries, and metropolitan and regional planning agencies from major cities in the United States and Canada. The core of the collection contains fiscal and architecture & planning documents. The Index also provides information for all urban-related issues, from hazardous waste disposal to arts in the community
SimplyMap is a web-based mapping application with access to thousands of demographic, business, and marketing data variables that can be used to develop interactive thematic maps and export high-resolution images to word processing or presentation software. Individual registrations are required.
Users are not required to log-in with a user name and password; however, in order to save your work, it is recommended that you create your own user account. SimplyMap user accounts are still functional in the SimplyAnalytics interface.
Social Explorer contains access to U.S. Census data dating back to 1790. Users can create maps and embed them as objects or download static images.
To access Social Explorer, create a user account after signing in to NYU's SSO. If you have questions about authenticating your NYU Social Explorer account from off-campus, please contact Data Services.
Other NYC Mapping, Planning & Real Estate Resources
Zoning maps and zoning resolution text, redevelopment and rezoning proposals and plans, neighborhood profiles with statistical reports, Open Data (MapPLUTO, Privately Owned Public Spaces, Inclusionary Housing)
ACRIS (Automated City Register Information System) provides access to property records by block and lot numbers, document type, or party name; view scanned images of deeds, mortgages, liens, and other agreements
View complete list of buildings with rent stabilized units, annual reports including income and expense studies, housing supply reports and mortgage affordability studies, and find tenant guides and assistance
A searchable library of decisions made by 15 New York City agencies, including: Board of Standards and Appeals, Department of Buildings, City Planning Commission, Landmarks Preservation Commission, and more
New York City’s online map portal providing property profiles (owners, square footage, etc), as well as locations of schools, day care centers, senior centers, libraries, hospitals, subways, and more. Navigate by entering a specific address or zooming into neighborhoods
Joint center of the New York University School of Law and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, producing reports, data tools, events, and analysis on housing, neighborhoods, and urban policy