Business Licenses in Boston: A Look Through the Neighborhoods

  Business Licenses in Boston: All the business licenses issued throughout the city of Boston are on file, each license listing a plethora of information ranging from owner, to address, to type of business, and even where the owner is located. Total, there are 147,430 business licenses listed in the data received, determined by entering … More Business Licenses in Boston: A Look Through the Neighborhoods

Data Story: How the DSNI is leveraged Zoning Clearances to improve the plight of the local community?

The complete data set in question, provides extensive zoning data on the numerous localities and area’s that fall within the confines of the City of Boston. It contains 1638 observations (rows) and 100 columns, and 1638 observations. Compiled by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA), it looks at a number of neighborhoods, and helps us determine … More Data Story: How the DSNI is leveraged Zoning Clearances to improve the plight of the local community?

Zoning clearances in Boston

For better urban planning, the city of Boston has divided the city into different zones or neighborhoods (Brighton, Allston, Rochester, etc.), each divided into subdistricts (business, residential districts, open space, miscellaneous) and then into districts connected to a particular purpose (apartment, family unit, open space, cemetery, urban wild, etc.) [1].The objective is to provide clearance … More Zoning clearances in Boston

Tell a data story: The changes at Northeastern

The City of Boston Business Licenses dataset is a collection of all the business licenses that has been issued by the city in the past seven years. The businesses are from different categories and from small local businesses to big companies and chain stores. The dataset allows you to surf through the 42 variables it … More Tell a data story: The changes at Northeastern

2015 Boston Building Permits: Data stories

The dataset I am working on is the Building Permit Applications in Boston database (Building Permits 2015 – Data.csv), which contains information on 331,039 building permit applications collected between May 18, 2007 and August 3, 2015. This data was gathered and released by the Inspectional Service Department of the City of Boston, where information pertaining … More 2015 Boston Building Permits: Data stories

Too Close for Comfort – The limits of reviewing individual Data in a Longitudinal Database

The dataset is a longitudinal collection of real-estate assessed value for the city of Boston. In addition to containing 15 years of pricing data, the dataset includes indicators for land use (i.e residential (including single family and beyond), commercial, mixed use etc. etc.), tax exempt status and geolocation information. While a normal tax assessor data … More Too Close for Comfort – The limits of reviewing individual Data in a Longitudinal Database