The Evolution of Bloomberg's New York

This interactive feature from the New York Times employs animation and photographs of the city over time to explore the places where the outgoing Mayor has left the biggest impression.
August 19, 2013, 5am PDT | Alek Miller
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From the controversial rezoning of a third of the city to (mostly) lauded bicycle and pedestrian projects, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a lasting mark on the built environment of New York City. This feature takes viewers on a flyover tour of the areas that have changed the most since Bloomberg took office in 2001, while also providing context from both his supporters and detractors. 

On the major rezoning: "Mr. Bloomberg and Amanda M. Burden, director of the Department of City Planning, rezoned 37 percent of the city and claimed credit for creating opportunities for high-density growth along subway corridors while preserving low-density neighborhoods. Critics said that this simply cleared the way for gentrification and that the city fell behind on building affordable housing for lower-income New Yorkers." 

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Published on Saturday, August 17, 2013 in The New York Times
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