Brooklyn, Block by Block


Thomas Rhiel created this stunning, colorful map of all of Brooklyn’s 320,000+ buildings. He plotted and shaded each of them according to its year of construction. The result is a snapshot of Brooklyn’s evolution, revealing how development has rippled across certain neighborhoods while leaving some pockets unchanged for decades, even centuries.

4 Comments leave a comment below

  1. shame it isn’t a overlay so you can flip to street view or photos.

  2. this is a map is built on a recently liberated dataset. if you are interested in understanding the dataset that powers this map, join us at BetaNYC. .

  3. Fantastic project, you have to admire Thomas Rhiel’s tenacity!