About Me

Hi.  I’m Ben Wellington!  

NYC Open Data is an awesome thing.  By looking at it, I’ve quickly learned that each and every data set that the city releases tells a story. This blog is all about telling those stories, one data set at a time.  

It’s my hope that some of work here can be a catalyst for better policy decisions in NYC.  However, this is not a political blog; I don’t have a specific agenda and I’m not out to prove a particular point.  I do my very best to let the data tell its own story.

I’m a Visiting Assistant Professor in the City & Regional Planning program at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where I teach a statistics course.  But unlike other stats courses, this one is based on real NYC open data. That makes the class a lot more fun, both for our future Urban Planners and for me.  That class, and the great conversations I have with the students at Pratt, is the foundation for this blog.  I hope you enjoy it.

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