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Where Exactly is Your Neighborhood? See What DNAinfo Readers Drew

By Nigel Chiwaya | February 25, 2016 4:04pm

NEW YORK CITY — Last year we asked you to help us settle the long-standing debate around New York City neighborhood borders.

Today we're setting the data free.

As part of our experiment looking at neighborhood boundaries last August, more than 10,000 DNAinfo readers in New York and Chicago drew where they thought their neighborhood boundaries started and ended. The results helped us show the differences between how long-time residents and newbies viewed their neighborhoods.

Now, we're releasing the individual drawings done by DNAinfo readers and making them publicly available with the hope that they'll be useful to anyone in academia, web development, or anyone that's just curious.

The drawings are available for free on our GitHub page. You can easily view the drawings directly in your web browser by clicking on the "New York" folder, or you can to download the entire set of files directly to your computer by clicking the "Download ZIP" button.

We look forward to seeing what you'll do with the drawings, and we'll happily write about your work here if you let us know. All we ask in return is that you credit us and provide a link back.