The Times just created a stunning map of every building's shadow in New York - Brooklyn


Dec. 23, 2016 9:45 am

The Times just created a stunning map of every building’s shadow in New York

Exploring our city in new, unexpected ways.

NYT studies the shadows of the city.


The Grey Lady published an a map astonishing for its beauty and detail this week: Mapping the Shadows of New York City: Every Building, Every Block.

“Sunlight and shadow shape the character and rhythm of New York’s public spaces,” authors Quoctrung Bui and Jeremy White write. “They have the power to control the flow of foot traffic on our city streets and decide which plazas hum with activity and commerce and which stay barren and desolate. And probably most noticeably, they have the power to change the rent. In most parts of America, sunlight is not debated the way it is in New York, where the city’s thirst for living space, working space and economic growth has turned the sun into a virtual commodity.”

A couple points of interest include the shadow’s patterns at the Grand Army Plaza and the surprising amount of space in Downtown Brooklyn that is 100% in shadow throughout the winter.

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Tyler Woods

Tyler Woods is the lead reporter for Brooklyn. His work has previously appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Houston Chronicle, CT Financial News and the New Canaan News. There's little he loves more than great tweets on


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