Washington Square News: NYU, Mayor’s Office Develop Interactive Efficiency-Tracking Map of City Buildings. “An NYU team and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability consolidated six years of data to make an interactive map that color codes buildings based on energy efficiency. NYU’s Marron Institute of Urban Management and the NYU Urban Intelligence Lab — led by a professor at the institute with the goal of using data to address city problems — helped create the tool. When they go on the site, a user is allowed to enter any address within the city and see a 3D model of the building and area, each building color-coded based on how energy efficient it is.”
CNBC: New York attorney general is investigating Facebook for possible antitrust violations. “New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced Friday she is launching an investigation into Facebook for possible antitrust violations.” Other states will also be going the investigation.
Columbia University Libraries: Gems from the new Carnegie Corporation of New York Digital Archive. “The updated Carnegie Corporation of New York finding aid, along with the newly released Carnegie Corporation of New York Digital Archive is a breath of fresh air. The Corporation, founded in 1911, has been granting projects within its mission for over 100 years. The records are vast and touch on many different subjects, people, and institutions. These materials will appeal to researchers in just about any field of study, but especially genealogy, philanthropy, the history of education, social science, international peace and security, and democracy.”
News10: NYS Canalway Online Map. “Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, with support from the NYS Canal Corporation and I LOVE NEW YORK, has released a new online map to help residents and visitors navigate their way to New York’s canals. [The site] brings together the power of mapping tools with a wealth of information on hundreds of places of interest, visitor centers, boat rentals and tours, and paddling access sites. ”
Democrat & Chronicle: Worried about your drinking water? A new site may provide some relief. “Have questions about the quality of your drinking water? The state launched a new website that may provide some answers. New York’s Health and Environmental Conservation departments on Friday launched … a map-based website that allows New Yorkers to find their nearest public drinking water system and view annual water quality reports.”
Chalkbeat: Over 900 NYC classrooms serving the city’s youngest children have deteriorating lead paint, new data show. “More than 900 New York City elementary school classrooms have tested positive for lead after inspections revealed the presence of peeling, chipped, or otherwise deteriorating lead paint, according to new data released Wednesday night by the education department.”
Department of Environmental Conservation, New York: DEC Launches New ‘DECinfo Locator’ to Increase Transparency and Access to Data and Reports. “With more than 50 interactive data layers, DECinfo Locator lets users see and download permits, former industrial site cleanup plans, water quality reports, and more based on where they live, work, or play. Selecting a map feature can bring up links to database records for petroleum bulk storage facilities, oil wells, or permitted mines…. The map’s Near Me feature lets users narrow data results by creating an interactive list of data points within an area of up to 10 miles from a selected point. In addition to environmental quality information, users can explore new places for recreation such as hiking, cross-country skiing, or mountain biking, or look up the rules for a nearby Wildlife Management Area.”