nycedc
nycedc:

Where are the best neighborhoods for singles in NYC? 
by Andrea Moore and Kristina Pecorelli, Economic and Research Analysis at NYCEDC
We’ve updated our 2012 analysis of singledom in the city with the latest numbers from the 2012 American Community Survey. If you’re scouting for singles in the city, try mapping your route in these areas:
Greatest Concentration of Single Men
Jackson Heights, Queens retained its title as home to the greatest concentration of single men in the city with an increase from 1.7 to 1.8 young single men per woman from 2010 to 2012. Though the ratios of single men to women in Bensonhurst and South Crown Heights/Prospect Lefferts Gardens are far more modest at 1.2 to 1, these two Brooklyn neighborhoods saw the greatest influxes of single men from 2010 to 2012, respectively rising 54% and 43%.
Greatest Concentration of Single Women
Single men should look to Brownsville, Brooklyn or the Upper East Side of Manhattan if they’re in search of a female mate. In those neighborhoods, single women outnumber single men by 49% and 38%, respectively. 
Best for Singles Overall
Bensonhurst, Brooklyn is an attractive spot for all young singles, regardless of gender. The number of single women in the neighborhood increased by nearly half from 2010 to 2012—the greatest percentage increase in all of NYC. And as mentioned above, single men in Bensonhurst increased by 54% from 2010 to 2012. 
Those looking for more even odds should also turn to Downtown Brooklyn or Bayside, Queens and Jamaica, Queens, where the ratios of single men to women are nearly equal at 1 to 1.
Single men and women don’t always move in tandem, however. In East Harlem, for example, there were 1.4 single men for every single woman in 2012, up from 0.9 in 2010. The number of East Harlem single men grew by more than 20% over the same time period, while the number of single women fell by roughly the same amount.
Note: our definition of “single” refers to 20- to 34-year-olds that have never been married. This also includes those who are seriously dating and/or living with a partner. Notably, unmarried partners comprise nearly 6% of all NYC households. Three Brooklyn neighborhoods—Park Slope/Carroll Gardens, Bushwick, and Downtown Brooklyn—have the greatest concentrations of cohabitating households, with unmarried partners making up just over 10% of all households in each neighborhood.
Partner data also provides insight into sexual orientation. In the Chelsea/Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, for example, same-sex partners constitute 60% of all cohabitating partnerships
Here is a full PDF of the map and the full post on our blog; data is from the 2012 American Community Survey, 1-Year Sample.
Happy Valentine’s Day!

nycedc:

Where are the best neighborhoods for singles in NYC? 

by Andrea Moore and Kristina Pecorelli, Economic and Research Analysis at NYCEDC

We’ve updated our 2012 analysis of singledom in the city with the latest numbers from the 2012 American Community Survey. If you’re scouting for singles in the city, try mapping your route in these areas:

Greatest Concentration of Single Men

Jackson Heights, Queens retained its title as home to the greatest concentration of single men in the city with an increase from 1.7 to 1.8 young single men per woman from 2010 to 2012. Though the ratios of single men to women in Bensonhurst and South Crown Heights/Prospect Lefferts Gardens are far more modest at 1.2 to 1, these two Brooklyn neighborhoods saw the greatest influxes of single men from 2010 to 2012, respectively rising 54% and 43%.

Greatest Concentration of Single Women

Single men should look to Brownsville, Brooklyn or the Upper East Side of Manhattan if they’re in search of a female mate. In those neighborhoods, single women outnumber single men by 49% and 38%, respectively. 

Best for Singles Overall

Bensonhurst, Brooklyn is an attractive spot for all young singles, regardless of gender. The number of single women in the neighborhood increased by nearly half from 2010 to 2012—the greatest percentage increase in all of NYC. And as mentioned above, single men in Bensonhurst increased by 54% from 2010 to 2012. 

Those looking for more even odds should also turn to Downtown Brooklyn or Bayside, Queens and Jamaica, Queens, where the ratios of single men to women are nearly equal at 1 to 1.

Single men and women don’t always move in tandem, however. In East Harlem, for example, there were 1.4 single men for every single woman in 2012, up from 0.9 in 2010. The number of East Harlem single men grew by more than 20% over the same time period, while the number of single women fell by roughly the same amount.

Note: our definition of “single” refers to 20- to 34-year-olds that have never been married. This also includes those who are seriously dating and/or living with a partner. Notably, unmarried partners comprise nearly 6% of all NYC households. Three Brooklyn neighborhoods—Park Slope/Carroll Gardens, Bushwick, and Downtown Brooklyn—have the greatest concentrations of cohabitating households, with unmarried partners making up just over 10% of all households in each neighborhood.

Partner data also provides insight into sexual orientation. In the Chelsea/Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, for example, same-sex partners constitute 60% of all cohabitating partnerships

Here is a full PDF of the map and the full post on our blog; data is from the 2012 American Community Survey, 1-Year Sample.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

thomortiz

museumuesum:

Peter Wegner

BUILDINGS MADE OF SKY VII, 2012
pigment prints individually
mounted & framed
18 units: 73” x 104”

BUILDINGS MADE OF SKY IX, 2012
pigment print
mounted & framed
44” x 72”

BUILDINGS MADE OF SKY III, 2009
pigment prints
individually mounted & framed
32 units: 88” x 125

BUILDINGS MADE OF SKY IX, 2012
pigment prints
individually mounted & framed
32 units: 88” x 125”

thomortiz

bobbycaputo:

Buildings Made of Sky | Peter Wegner

Walking down the street in New York one day, I glanced up and saw an invisible building suspended between the others. It was upside down, the color of air.

A few steps later, it disappeared. Then, around the next corner, I saw another building like the first. I felt that I had stumbled upon a secret city, luminous and strange.

As I wrote in 2004, when I first began to exhibit this series: 

"There are two Manhattans. One is a city of tall buildings; the other is a city of no buildings. This city begins where the architecture leaves off. It’s a city cast in the die of Manhattan, a perfect complement to the built city, a kind of anti-Manhattan. This parallel city has an architecture all its own. It is the architecture of air, the space defined by the edges of everything else, its map redrawn by pigeons and pedestrians, barricades and scaffolding, cranes, trucks, taxis. It’s the city we assume but cannot name. In this city, the buildings are made of sky. It’s the Manhattan that isn’t – without which there could be no Manhattan."

My project has since grown to include other cities. But the point remains the same, what the poet John Ashbery has called “a nothingness of sky.” If you believe in nothingness, prefer it, the buildings reveal themselves: buildings made of sky.

—Peter Wegner