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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