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Since Release 22A2, the election districts, congressional districts, and state senate districts available for download represent the political boundary changes implemented by the NYC Board of Elections after approval of new redistricting maps by the New York Court of Appeals on May 20, 2022.

2020 Census operations include the revision of statistical geographies, such as census tracts and blocks. City Planning has introduced a new statistical geography, called Community District Tabulation Areas (CDTA), which closely approximate NYC’s 59 Community Districts. Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTA), which approximate neighborhoods, have been updated for 2020 and now nest within CDTAs. 2020 Census redistricting data are published using these geographies. Click here to access an interactive guide to the 2020 Census geographic reconfiguration. All 2020 and 2010 Census and related statistical geographies can be found in the new  Census section. All previously released versions of this data are available in the BYTES Archive.

Administrative and Political Districts

  • Borough & Community Districts:
    - Borough Boundaries (with and without Water Area), and Community Districts.
  • School, Fire, Health & Police:
    - School Districts, Fire Companies, Fire Battalions, Fire Divisions, Health Areas, Health Center Districts and Police Precincts.
  • Post-Redistricting  Political & Election Districts (with and without Water Area):
  • Revised U.S. Congressional Districts, New York State Senate Districts, and New York City Election Districts. These new geographies represent the post-redistricting political boundary changes implemented by the NYC Board of Elections after approval of new redistricting maps by the New York Court of Appeals on May 20, 2022. The voided boundaries are available in the BYTES archive as version 22A1 and the previous boundaries, from the 2012 redistricting, as version 22A. Note that the 22A1 election districts remain in effect for the June 28, 2022 primary.
  • New York City Council Districts will not be revised until 2023, and New York City Municipal Court Districts remained unchanged at this time.
  • The 22A2, 22A1 voided boundaries and the 22A Pre-Redistricting political boundaries can be downloaded from the Archive page

Release........... 22C
Date of Data.......November 2022

Link to Administrative and Political Districts download page Link Administrative and Political Districts REST Feature Data Link to Administrative and Political Districts GeoJSON Link to Administrative and Political Districts Metadata

Capital Projects Database

DCP’s Capital Projects Database (CPDB) provides data users with information on current and future capital projects taking place in NYC that are reported in the Capital Commitment Plan. A “capital project” involves the construction, reconstruction, acquisition, or installation of a physical public improvement with a value of $50,000 or more and a “useful life” of at least five years (three years for Information Technology projects). This encompasses spending on physical public works projects, such as roads, sewers, and bridges, as well as investments in core information and technology infrastructure, and critical equipment, like fire trucks. It does not include spending on programs, such as after school funding or community engagement projects.

Release........... 22adopt
Date of Data.......November 2022

Download Capital Projects Database View Capital Projects Database Metadata

Census

Census statistical geographies (blocks & tracts) and Department of City Planning's related geographies (NTAs & CDTAs), used to report decennial census and American Community Survey (ACS) data.

  • Census Blocks & Tracts
  • Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs)
  • Community District Tabulation Areas (CDTAs)
  • Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs)

Release........... 22C
Date of Data.......November 2022

Download Census View Census Metadata

NYC City Owned and Leased Properties (COLP)

The City Owned and Leased Properties (COLP) is available as a file geodatabase, shapefile, csv and an excel spreadsheet. datasets include a file geodatabase and a spreadsheet. COLP is a list of uses on city owned and leased properties that includes geographic information as well as the type of use, agency and other related information. The datasets are updated biannually.

Questions or feedback on errors within the City Owned and Leased Properties can be directed to DCAS Land Use Planning at (212) 386-0622 or RESPlanning311@dcas.nyc.gov.

Release................ June 2022
Date of Data.......June 2022

Link to NYC City Owned and Leased Properties (COLP) download page Link to NYC City Owned and Leased Properties (COLP) REST Feature Data Link to NYC City Owned and Leased Properties (COLP) GeoJSON View NYC City Owned and Leased Properties (COLP) Metadata Read Me

Facilities Database

The Department of City Planning aggregates information about 30,000+ facilities and program sites that are owned, operated, funded, licensed, or certified by a City, State, or Federal agency in the City of New York into a central database called the City Planning Facilities Database (FacDB). These facilities generally help to shape quality of life in the city’s neighborhoods, and this dataset is the basis for a series of planning activities. This public data resource allows all New Yorkers to understand the breadth of government resources in their neighborhoods. The data is also complemented with a new interactive web map that enables users to easily filter the data for their needs. Users are strongly encouraged to read the database documentation, particularly with regard to analytical limitations.

Questions about this database can be directed to dcpopendata@planning.nyc.gov'.

Release........... June 2022 (22v1)
Date of Data....... June 2022

Link to Facilities Database Download page Link to NYC City Owned and Leased Properties (COLP) REST Feature Data Link to Facilities Database GeoJSON Facilities Database Data Dictionary Facilities Database Read Me

City Map

The Digital City Map (DCM) data represents street lines and other features shown on the City Map, which is the official street map of the City of New York. The City Map consists of 5 different sets of maps, one for each borough, totaling over 8000 individual paper maps. The DCM datasets were created in an ongoing effort to digitize official street records and bring them together with other street information to make them easily accessible to the public. 

All of the Digital City Map (DCM) datasets are featured on the Streets App.

Release.............October 2022
Date of Data......October 2022

Download Digital City Map (DCM) View Digital City Map (DCM)  Metadata
Geosupport Desktop Edition
 


Geosupport Desktop Edition™

Geosupport Users! Help us get to know you and your needs by taking a short survey.

Geosupport Desktop EditionTM (GDE) is a geocoding package that allows for the standardization, validation and processing of geographic locations throughout New York City. GDE is available for Windows® and Linux. The Windows version is available in both a legacy 32-bit version (standard) as well as a 64-bit version.

  • Organics composting collection in Queens

    Curbside collection of organic materials will be available to all residents in Queens starting October 3, 2022. The 22B2 download of GDE provides the new organics collection schedules for addresses.
  • Version 22A1 contains voided boundaries for congressional and state senate districts. It contains the election districts that are in effect for the June 28, 2022 primary. Version 22A2, with new congressional, state senate, and election districts, is now available for download here. 

    New York City Council Districts will not be revised until 2023, and New York City Municipal Court Districts remained unchanged at this time.

22A2, 22A1 (voided boundaries) and the 22A Pre-Redistricting political boundaries can be downloaded from the Archive page.

Release............... 22C
Software Version...22.3
Date of Data........November 2022

View Geosupport Desktop Edition User Guide Link to Geosupport Desktop Edition download page View Geosupport Desktop Edition Metadata

Geosupport Web Service: Geoservice

Geoservice is NYC Department of City Planning’s web service interface to the core Geosupport system.  It exposes all Geosupport functions through simple and easy to use REST representations.  Please note:  To ensure equitable sharing among all users, we have limited Geoservice to 10,000 records a user per 24 hours. Once this number is exceeded, the user will be blocked from accessing Geoservice for 24 hours.

Users can request an access key as well as see sample queries at: https://geoservice.planning.nyc.gov/

DCP Housing Database: Project-Level Files

The NYC Department of City Planning’s (DCP) Housing Database Project-Level Files contain all NYC Department of Buildings (DOB)-approved housing construction and demolition jobs filed or completed in NYC since January 1, 2010. It includes all three construction job types that add or remove residential units: new buildings, major alterations, and demolitions, and can be used to determine the change in legal housing units across time and space. Records in the Housing Database Project-Level Files are geocoded to the greatest level of precision possible, subject to numerous quality assurance and control checks, recoded for usability, and joined to other housing data sources relevant to city planners and analysts.

Data are updated semiannually, at the end of the second and fourth quarters of each year.

Please see DCP’s Info Brief summarizing findings from the 20Q2 data release here. Additional Housing and Economic analyses are also available.

Additional documentation is available on the GitHub Wiki for this project.

Release............. 20Q4
Date of Data...... December 31, 2020

Link to PLUTO Download Page Link to Housing Database Proect level File Read Me Housing Database Proect level File Data Dictionary

DCP Housing Database: Unit Change Summary Files

The NYC Department of City Planning’s (DCP) Housing Database Unit Change Summary Files provide the 2010 census count of housing units, the net change in Class A housing units since the census, and the count of units pending completion for commonly used political and statistical boundaries. These tables are aggregated from the DCP Housing Database Project-Level Files, which is derived from Department of Buildings (DOB)-approved housing construction and demolition jobs filed or completed in NYC since January 1, 2010. Net housing unit change is calculated as the sum of all three construction job types that add or remove residential units: new buildings, major alterations, and demolitions. These files can be used to determine the change in legal housing units across time and space.

Data are updated semiannually, at the end of the second and fourth quarters of each year.

Please see DCP’s Info Brief summarizing findings from the 20Q2 data release here. Additional Housing and Economic analyses are also available.

Additional documentation is available on the GitHub Wiki for this project.

Release............. 20Q2
Date of Data...... June 30, 2020

Link to PLUTO Download Page Housing Database Unit Summary Read Me Housing Database Unit Summary  Data Dictionary
A note about census geographies:

All 2020 and 2010 Census and related statistical geographies, including Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs), Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs), and a new statistical geography, called Community District Tabulation Areas (CDTAs), which closely approximate NYC’s 59 Community Districts, can be found in the new Census section. All previously released versions of this data are available in the BYTES Archive.

NYCDCP Manhattan Bike Counts

The Transportation Division of the New York City Department of City Planning (NYCDCP) has performed annual bike counts in Manhattan since 1999. The counts have been conducted along designated bicycle routes at 10 on-street and 5 off-street locations during the fall season. These locations have remained generally consistent. The data collected includes cyclist/user volumes, helmet usage, use of bike lane, gender, etc. The bike counts data can offer insights into the overall trends in user demographics and travel patterns over time.

Notice to users: The Department of City Planning no longer collects Manhattan bike counts. For more current bike count data please go to NYC DOT’s website for bike counts on East River Bridges and Midtown Manhattan.

Release............. 2016
Date of Data..... 2005 - 2015

Link to NYCDCP Manhattan Bike Counts Download page View Metadata

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Eligibility by Census Tract

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) eligible and ineligible census tracts. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires local municipalities that receive CDBG formula entitlement funds to use the 2011-2015 ACS LMISD data file to determine where CDBG funds may be used for activities that are available to all the residents in a particular area. A CD-eligible census tract refers to 2010 census tracts where the area is primarily residential and at least 51.0% of the residents are low- and moderate-income as per the LMISD data file. For New York City, a primarily residential area is defined as one where at least 50.0% of the total built floor area is residential as determined by PLUTO 18v2.1. Low- and moderate-income persons are defined as persons living in households with incomes below 80 percent of the area median household income (AMI). The New York Primary Metropolitan Statistical Area's AMI was $70,300 for a 4-person family at the release of the 2011-2015 American Community Survey.

Release............. June 2019
Date of Data..... June 2019

Download Hurricane Evacuation Zones File View Hurricane Evacuation Zones Metadata

Hurricane Evacuation Zones

Hurricane Evacuation Zones are determined by New York City Emergency Management and represent varying threat levels of coastal flooding resulting from storm surge. Hurricane evacuation zones should not be confused with flood insurance risk zones, which are designated by FEMA and available in the form of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).

Note to Users:
For earlier versions see Hurricane Evacuation Zones releases on the BYTES of the BIG APPLE archive page.

Release........... 22C
Date of Data.......November 2022

Download Hurricane Evacuation Zones File Link to Hurricane Evacuation Zones REST Feature Data Link to Hurricane Evacuation Zones GeoJSON View Hurricane Evacuation Zones Metadata

Atomic Polygons

Formerly known as a dynamic block, an Atomic Polygon is a minimal polygon formed by most LION file segments (exceptions include ‘paper street’ and ‘alley’ segments). ‘Minimal’ means the polygon is not subdivided by LION segments (other than the noted exceptions) into smaller polygons.  An Atomic Polygon can contain segments of various types in its interior: paper street segments (FEATURE TYPE = ‘5’), dead end segments (SEGMENT LOCATIONAL STATUS = ‘I’), ‘land-hooked’ segments (SEGMENT LOCATIONAL STATUS = ‘H’), and alley segments (FEATURE TYPE = ‘A’).  Atomic Polygon numbers are unique within 2010 Census tracts.

Note to Users:
For earlier versions see Atomic Polygon releases on the BYTES of the BIG APPLE archive page.

Release........... 22C
Date of Data.......November 2022

Download Atomic Polygons File Link to Atomic Polygons REST Feature Data Link to Atomic Polygons GeoJSON View Atomic Polygons Metadata

Places (Formerly "Areas of Interest")

The New York City Places point file was created as a guide to New York City’s non-neighborhood place locations that appear in “New York: A City of Neighborhoods.” These place locations include parks, cemeteries, and airports. Best estimates of label centroids were established at a 1:1,000 scale, but are ideally viewed at a 1:50,000 scale.

Geographic files of areas of interest labels as depicted in New York: A City of Neighborhoods.

Release............. 2014.8
Date of Data..... August 2014

Download Places File Link to Places REST Feature Data Link to Places GeoJSON View Places Metadata

Neighborhood Names

The New York City Neighborhood Names point file was created as a guide to New York City’s neighborhoods that appear in “New York: A City of Neighborhoods.” Best estimates of label centroids were established at a 1:1,000 scale, but are ideally viewed at a 1:50,000 scale.

Geographic files of areas of interest labels as depicted in New York: A City of Neighborhoods.

Release............. 2014.8
Date of Data..... August 2014

Download Neighborhood NamesD File Link to Neighborhood NamesD REST Feature Data Link to PANeighborhood Names GeoJSON View PADNeighborhood Names Metadata

PAD™

The PAD (Property Address Directory) file contains additional geographic information at the tax lot level not found in the PLUTO files. This data includes alias addresses and Building Identification Numbers (BINs). It consists of two ASCII, comma delimited files: tax lot file and an address file.

Note to Users:
A new field (ZIP Code) has been added to the bobaadrx (Address) file. Please check your procedures to make sure this does not cause any problems. For earlier versions, see PAD releases on the BYTES of the BIG APPLE archive page.

Release........... 22C
Date of Data.......November 2022

Click for download View User Guide View Metadata

Pseudo Lots

The Pseudo Lots dataset contains polygons of locations that have an address and/or a structure with a building identification number (BIN), but for which there is no tax lot. Pseudo lots may exist for locations with open space, subway or train stations, skyways, tunnels, or other miscellaneous features. Note that this is not a comprehensive dataset of locations with these types of features.

Note to Users:
A new field (ZIP Code) has been added to the bobaadrx (Address) file. Please check your procedures to make sure this does not cause any problems. For earlier versions, see PAD releases on the BYTES of the BIG APPLE archive page.

Release........... 22C
Date of Data.......November 2022

Download Pseudo Lots File Link to Pseudo Lots REST Feature Data Link to Pseudo Lots GeoJSON View Metadata

SND™

The SND (Street Name Dictionary) file contains a set of geographic feature type names for New York City. Despite its name, the SND contains not only street names, but also a wide variety of other geographic feature names, including the names of tunnels, bridges, rail lines, shorelines, and geographic place names of various kinds. It is in ASCII fixed-field format with three different record layouts (see metadata for details).

Release........... 22C
Date of Data.......November 2022

Download SND File View SND User Guide View SND Metadata


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PLUTO™

Extensive land use and geographic data at the tax lot level in comma–separated values (CSV) file format. The PLUTO files contain more than seventy fields derived from data maintained by city agencies.

Release............. 22v3
Date of Data..... November 2022

View PLUTO Data Dictionary Link to PLUTO Download Page Read Me

MapPLUTO™

MapPLUTO merges PLUTO tax lot data with tax lot features from the Department of Finance’s Digital Tax Map (DTM) and is available as shoreline clipped and water included. It contains extensive land use and geographic data at the tax lot level in ESRI shapefile and File Geodatabase formats.

Release............. 22v3
Date of Data..... November 2022

Link to MapPLUTO Download Page™ Link to MapPLUTO™ REST Feature Data View MapPLUTO™ Metadata
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LION

  • LION: A single line street base map representing the city's streets and other linear geographic features such as shorelines, surface rail lines and boardwalks, along with feature names and address ranges for each addressable street segment.
  • Nodes: Points that represent the locations of any combination or intersection of linear features in LION. A node occurs wherever two or more linear features cross regardless of whether a physical intersections occurs at that point.
  • Node Street Name Table: The Table lists the Node Id and the Street names of segments that intersect at the node. Usually a node has more than one segment that converges at the node location, therefore a Node Id will have one to many street names associated with the node.
  • Alternate Names Table: Some streets may have multiple street names, valid for the full length or a portion of the street. The LION file accounts for most of these cases through the use of Street Codes and Local Group Codes (LGCs) which establish the valid names for each particular segment. The Alternate Names Table (altnames) is built using all the street names that correspond to the street code and lgc values.

This is released as a File Geodatabase. In addition to the data, the download includes several layer files for viewing the data.

Note to Users:
As of release 12C, the LION geodatabase no longer includes built-in Address Locator files for geocoding.

Release........... 22C
Date of Data.......November 2022

Link to LION download page Link to LION REST Feature Data View LION Metadata

Roadbed Pointer List (RPL)

The Roadbed Pointer List (RPL) is a file representing the relationships between generic and roadbed segments (or roadbed terminators – segments that represent the merging of divided roadbeds back into each other as a single roadbed or undivided street). Users can use the RPL to transfer data tied to Segment IDs of generic segments to the Segment IDs of the corresponding roadbeds (or vice versa). The file does not contain Generic IDs or Physical IDs, only Segment IDs.

Release........... 22C
Date of Data.......November 2022

Download Roadbed Pointer List (RPL) View Roadbed Pointer List (RPL) Metadata

LION Differences File (LDF)

LION Differences File (LDF) is a sequential file containing records documenting certain types of changes that have occurred between a particular release of LION and the immediately previous LION release. A new LDF ‘edition’ is ‘published’ in conjunction with each new production release of LION.

Release........... 22C
Date of Data.......November 2022

Download LION Differences File (LDF) file View LION Differences File (LDF) Metadata

NYC Future High Tide With Sea Level Rise

This geodatabase includes GIS layers showing the projected extent of future mean higher high water (MHHW) with sea level rise. Extents are based on local sea level rise projections released by the New York City Panel on Climate Change in 2015. The data include the 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th percentile projections for the 2020s, 2050s, 2080s, and 2100. For more information on the method used to create these projections see: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.12593/epdf. The data illustrate the scale of potential flooding, not the exact location, and do not account for erosion, rapid subsidence, or future construction.

Release............. May 2017
Date of Data...... January 2015

Download NYC Future High Tide With Sea Level Rise file View NYC Future High Tide With Sea Level Rise Metadata

NYC Waterfront Access Map (WAM)

The NYC Waterfront Access Map (WAM) data contains information about the diverse mix of publicly-accessible waterfront space available throughout the City. The Waterfront Public Access Areas (WPAAs) data contains privately owned waterfront lots where publicly accessible open space is provided to and along the shoreline for public enjoyment. The Publicly Owned Waterfront data contains city, state, and federally owned public parks and facilities that provide waterfront parkland and open space for public enjoyment. Data for WPAA footprints (the portion of the privately owned waterfront lot that contains the publicly accessible area) and access points, human powered boat launches and saltwater fishing access are also included.

All NYC Waterfront Access Map (WAM) datasets are featured on the NYC DCP Waterfront Access Map

Release............. May 2022
Date of Data...... May 2022

Link to NYC Waterfront Access Map (WAM)  download page View NYC Waterfront Access Map (WAM)  Metadata

Waterfront Access Plan

A Waterfront Access Plan is a detailed framework set forth in the Zoning Resolution, that tailors waterfront bulk regulations and public access requirements to the specific conditions of a particular waterfront. Development of individual waterfront parcels governed by the plan triggers a requirement to build and maintain public access areas in accordance with the WAP. This downloadable data is the representation of all existing WAP areas.

Note to Users:
These features are provided for reference only and are not intended for determining WAP applicability at the tax lot level. Please refer to Section 62-90 of the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York.

Release............. November 2021
Date of Data..... November 2021

Download Waterfront Access Plan File Link to Waterfront Access Plan REST Feature Data Link to Waterfront Access Plan GeoJSON View Waterfront Access Plan Metadata

WRP Coastal Zone Boundary

The Coastal Zone Boundary defines the geographic scope of New York City's Waterfront Revitalization Program (WRP). Pursuant to federal statute, the boundary encompasses all land and water of direct and significant impact on coastal waters. Federal lands and facilities are excluded from the coastal zone and consistency review in accordance with federal legislation.

Special area designations of the NYC WRP’s Coastal Zone Boundary include Special Natural Waterfront Areas (SNWA), Priority Marine Activity Zones (PMAZ), Significant Maritime and Industrial Areas (SMIA), Recognized Ecological Complexes (REC) and the Arthur Kill Ecologically Sensitive Maritime and Industrial Area (ESMIA). Information on each is included in the shapefiles.

Note to Users:
These features are provided for reference only and are not intended for determining the Coastal Boundary at the tax lot level. Please refer to the Zoning Resolution of the City of New York.

Release............. 2016.1
Date of Data..... May 2016

Link to WRP Coastal Zone Boundary download page Link to WRP Coastal Zone Boundary REST Feature Data Link to WRP Coastal Zone Boundary  GeoJSON View WRP Coastal Zone Boundary  Metadata


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Zoning Application Portal (ZAP)

The Department of City Planning (DCP) processes land use applications submitted by City or other public agencies and other (private) applicants. This data set provides information on land use applications, including project tracking, description and tax lot data related to approximately 30,000 projects since the late 1970’s.

Zoning Application Portal (ZAP) data is featured on the ZAP Search App.

Release........October 2022
Date of Data.......October 2022

Link to Zoning Application Portal download View Zoning Application Portal Metadata

NYC 3D Model by Community District

The NYC 3D Model by Community District is a publicly available model consisting of every building in New York City present in 2014. The model is based on DOITT’s 2014 aerial survey, which provides roof structure details, including a high-level of detail for certain iconic buildings. The Department of City Planning imported and enhanced the DOITT files by converting the entire model into .3dm format, which is compatible with Rhinoceros 3D modeling software. DCP also divided the model into the City’s 59 Community Districts and enriched each CD with base layers, including lots, streets, parks, and rail lines.

Release............... October 2018
Date of Data........ August 2018

Link to NYC 3D Model Download Files View NYC 3D Model by Community District  Metadata