Resources for Community Boards

Resources for Community Boards

Community District Profiles: New York City’s 59 community boards were created by local law in 1975, and each represents a community district. These districts range in population from 50,000 to over 200,000, and reflect the City’s diversity. The Department of City Planning’s Community District Profiles organize a wide variety of data, maps, and other content to present an accessible and informative view of the built environment, key socio-economic conditions, community board perspectives, and planning activities in each district. This information empowers residents, community board members, planners, and other stakeholders to engage in city planning and advocate for their communities.

Inclusive Engagement Guide: A best practice guide from the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities to ensure that government events and meetings meet the needs of all people with disabilities in New York City.

Zoning and Land Use Application SearchThe Department of City Planning’s beta Zoning Application Portal (ZAP) search allows the public to find current and historic information about Land Use applications.

Facilities Explorer: The New York City Department of City Planning aggregates information about facilities and program sites that are owned, operated, funded, licensed or certified by a City, State, or Federal agency in the City of New York into a central database called the City Planning Facilities Database. These facilities generally help to shape quality of life in the city’s neighborhoods, and this dataset is the basis for a series of planning activities. The NYC Facilities Explorer is designed to make this expansive database more accessible to planners and city-builders across the five boroughs, and to help all New Yorkers understand the breadth of government resources in their neighborhoods.

Population Factfinder: The New York City Population FactFinder provides detailed population and housing profiles for user defined areas within New York City. Using data from decennial censuses and the American Community Survey, the profiles are comprehensive, covering the most basic population statistics, along with detailed social, economic, and housing information.