Links to Data Portals, etc.

This is the link to NYC’s Department of Planning. Users can peruse the site and read about the newest zoning regulations, view the zoning designation of their block or neighborhood, and access maps depicting NYC’s racial demographics.


This is the link to oasis maps. This site was engineered by students at the CUNY Graduate Center and the site enables users to examine the location of transit, community gardens, schools, and cemeteries by address, block & lot, zip code, neighborhood, community district, and county/borough. Users may also map social services, water and wetlands, land use, zoning & landmarks and a myriad of other aspects of NYC life.


This interactive toxic trail map was designed by Deborah Davis and enables viewers to become more conscious of the location of Staten Island’s polluting factories, toxic dumps and fills, petroleum storage, gas pipeline, shipyard, power plants, sludge/sewage treatment facilities, bus depots, spills, and land fills.


The environmental public health and sustainability tracking portal enables users to create maps, charts, tables, and reports on the following topics: neighborhood, housing, and water quality; outdoor air and weather; health outcomes and human exposures; pests and pesticides; and PlaNYC Sustainability Indicators. Additionally, viewers may view the health and environmental profiles of NYC’s neighborhoods.


According to the New York City Office of Environmental Remediation, “Speed enables users to examine environmental and other data on properties in New York City.” Additionally, Speed enables users to analyze NY Brownfields, Political Districts, & City Facilities, Governmental Environmental Databases, Shorelines, Transportation, and Economic and Incentive Zones.


Created by the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Justice Geographic Assessment Tool enables users to create maps that depict the coalescence of variables such as racial demographics, health, environment, and facilities in order to foster an understanding of the mechanics of environmental justice.


This portal created by the US Department of Agriculture enables users to locate food deserts around the country. A food desert is an environment in which community residents are not in close proximity to fresh, sustainably produced whole foods. On this locator, viewers will discover that there is a food desert in North Shore, Staten Island.


Interested persons may contact the North Shore Waterfront Conservancy of Staten Island and inquire about any and all available resources that may delineate all of the facilities that adversely affect the health of the North Shore’s residents.