With such a large and diverse population spread across so many dynamic neighborhoods, it can be hard to get a sense of what New York City is actually like. This series of maps might give you a better idea.
The maps show the differences between New York City neighborhoods across a number of factors, including income, unemployment and even noise pollution. The maps were produced by PlaceILive.com, a website that provides hyper-local information on urban neighborhoods. PlaceILive.com used data from a variety of sources, including its own analysis U.S. Census data.