Press Releases

For Immediate Release
November 16, 2022

Rebecca Weintraub, Joe Marvilli – (212) 720-3471


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New York City: A City of Neighborhoods Map

NEW YORK — Department of City Planning (DCP) Director Dan Garodnick today announced the publication of New York City: A City of Neighborhoods map. The map helps New Yorkers learn about their neighborhoods and Community Districts, providing useful info so they can better advocate for their community's needs. 

"If you love New York City, you're going to love our City of Neighborhoods map. It provides a unique overview of all of our community districts and neighborhoods and sets out key demographic and topographical details. It's a must-have for those who want a better understanding of New York City,” said Department of City Planning Director and Chair of the City Planning Commission Dan Garodnick

This 2022 edition of the map – which was first published in 1994 – better represents the hills, valleys, and ridges that define the unique contours of New York City neighborhoods and our surrounding waterways – which have inspired many neighborhood names – than previous maps have. 

It offers important statistical information about New York City, including key data from the latest decennial census and American Community Survey. This includes the percent of foreign-born New Yorkers (36.2%), the number of languages spoken (more than 200) in our city, and the total number of housing units enumerated in the 2020 Census count. In the face of New York’s ongoing housing crisis, these statistics, among many others, are key to planning for a fairer and more affordable city. 

Printed versions of A City of Neighborhoods – available at CityStore today – have been enhanced with a QR code linking viewers to the digital version on the DCP’s website.  

On DCP’s website, viewers can also find a link to DCP’s popular Population FactFinder where users can explore a rich array of demographic and socioeconomic data related to 8.8 million New Yorkers. Population FactFinder allows users to define areas for which they’d like to see demographic facts, be it the entire city or part of a neighborhood.   

The map is available for download here. It is also available for purchase here

The New York City: A City of Neighborhoods is one of DCP’s many web products that provide New Yorkers with detailed and navigable data about their city. 

Department of City Planning
The Department of City Planning (DCP) plans for the strategic growth and development of the City through ground-up planning with communities, the development of land use policies and zoning regulations applicable citywide, and its contribution to the preparation of the City’s 10-year Capital Strategy. DCP promotes housing production and affordability, fosters economic development and coordinated investments in infrastructure and services, and supports resilient, sustainable communities across the five boroughs for a more equitable New York City.

In addition, DCP supports the City Planning Commission in its annual review of approximately 450 land use applications for a variety of discretionary approvals. The Department also assists both government agencies and the public by advising on strategic and capital planning and providing policy analysis, technical assistance and data relating to housing, transportation, community facilities, demography, zoning, urban design, waterfront areas and public open space.