Privately Owned Public Spaces (POPS)

Privately owned public spaces, also known by the acronym POPS, are outdoor and indoor spaces provided for public enjoyment by private owners in exchange for bonus floor area or waivers, an incentive first introduced into New York City’s zoning regulations in 1961. To find out more about POPS, visit the Department of City Planning's website at This database contains detailed information about each privately owned public space in New York City.

Data Source: Privately Owned Public Space Database (2018), owned and maintained by the New York City Department of City Planning and created in collaboration with Jerold S. Kayden and The Municipal Art Society of New York.

Release August 2021 Download     REST GeoJSON Metadata Data Dictionary
ESRI Shapefiles Download POPS File Link to POPS REST Feature Service Link to POPS GeoJSON View POPS Metadata View POPS Data Dictionary
CSV Download POPS CSV File