Goto

Collaborating Authors

Airbnb in NYC - Spatial Analysis of Illegal Activity

@machinelearnbot

Airbnb boasts almost two million listings in 34,000 cities, and according to data from Inside Airbnb, a independent data analysis website, listed about 36000 apartments in New York as of July 5, 2016. This data exploration sets out to visualize how Airbnb operates in New York City. Airbnb's presence in NYC has been clouded in controversy from the beginning, with law makers arguing that Airbnb drive up rents for New York residents, as well as facilitating a lot of illegal hosting activities, all the while not paying any of the fees hotels are subjected to. Rent is drived up when landlords decide to rather rent apartments to short-term guests at higher rates, compared to signing up tenants for yearlong leases. In a study conducted in 2014, The New York State Attorney General concluded that 72%of all units used as private short-term rentals on Airbnb during 2010 through mid-2014 appeared to violate both state and local New York laws.


Airbnb in NYC - Spatial Analysis of Illegal Activity

@machinelearnbot

Airbnb boasts almost two million listings in 34,000 cities, and according to data from Inside Airbnb, a independent data analysis website, listed about 36000 apartments in New York as of July 5, 2016. This data exploration sets out to visualize how Airbnb operates in New York City. Airbnb's presence in NYC has been clouded in controversy from the beginning, with law makers arguing that Airbnb drive up rents for New York residents, as well as facilitating a lot of illegal hosting activities, all the while not paying any of the fees hotels are subjected to. Rent is drived up when landlords decide to rather rent apartments to short-term guests at higher rates, compared to signing up tenants for yearlong leases. In a study conducted in 2014, The New York State Attorney General concluded that 72%of all units used as private short-term rentals on Airbnb during 2010 through mid-2014 appeared to violate both state and local New York laws.


Airbnb in NYC - Spatial Analysis of Illegal Activity

@machinelearnbot

He takes the NYC Data Science Academy 12 week full time Data Science Bootcamp program from July 5th to September 22nd, 2016. This post is based on their first class project - the Exploratory Data Analysis Visualization Project, due on the 2nd week of the program. You can find the original article here. Airbnb boasts almost two million listings in 34,000 cities, and according to data from Inside Airbnb, a independent data analysis website, listed about 36000 apartments in New York as of July 5, 2016. This data exploration sets out to visualize how Airbnb operates in New York City.


Formula E electric racing series to race in Brooklyn in 2017

U.S. News

In this Sept. 20, 2016 photo provided by Formula E, a Formula E race car is shown in the Brooklyn borough of New York, with the Manhattan skyline in the background. Formula E, an all-electric racing series, will stage an event next year in Brooklyn. The New York City ePrix double-header will be the first FIA-sanctioned open-wheel race to take place in the five boroughs of New York City.


David Schwimmer's 'Feed The Beast' Tackles South Bronx Gentrification Amid Heated Debate

International Business Times

In life, nothing is certain except death and taxes, unless you live in New York City, in which case a third unavoidable reality might apply: rent hikes. The rising price of housing is perpetually one of the pivotal issues in America's biggest city, and the debate over what to do about it usually centers around the always-polarizing phenomenon of gentrification. "Feed the Beast," which premieres Sunday on AMC, features David Schwimmer and Jim Sturgess as two lifelong friends trying to open a fine dining restaurant in the gentrifying South Bronx neighborhood of Mott Haven. The show depicts the Bronx as New York's "final frontier" and gentrification as an organic, inevitable and even necessary process. But TV's latest examination of shifting neighborhoods doesn't always represent the grittier side of rising property values, and many in the Bronx would like to see that process slowed or at the very least see more community input in how the place they call home is changing.