Rites of Spring

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Issue 25 | April 17, 2014

Rites of Spring

Warmer days are just around the corner, and the fruits of the new season — weekend rambles through the park, say, or the occasional heaping sundae — will soon be ripe for the picking. Of course, not everyone takes advantage of a sunny day in the same way, and not everyone can.

With spring upon us and summer approaching, we take a look in this series of three maps at how far New Yorkers have to walk to get to some favorite warm weather destinations: parks, pools, and ice cream shops.

Take a look

These maps were produced with data collected via the Google Places API. I divided the city into 5,000 or so hexagons, and, with the center of each as a starting point, determined the location of the nearest attraction, as well as how long it takes to walk there.

Thomas Rhiel is a founding editor of BKLYNR.