This Real-Time Map Shows You the Glut of Sidewalk Sheds Around the City

Posted on: April 12th, 2018 at 5:07 am by

282 Grand St. during demolition, Feb. 2018

In this town, sidewalk sheds seem to go up much quicker than they come down. Construction projects take forever, and residents are left for years with these unsightly eyesores. It’s just a fact of life.

Now, the Department of Buildings has a fancy new way to distract track this unwanted, yet necessary street furniture.

The city agency yesterday unveiled its interactive “DOB Sidewalk Shed Map.” It’s the first public-facing report released by DOB that will update automatically in real time, according to the media advisory. When new permits are issued and systems updated, so too is the data set feeding the map tool.

Sidewalk sheds are searchable by age, borough, community board, and permit applicant. For instance, in the confines of Community Board 3, there are approximately 218 active sheds; that’s compared to Community Board 2 with 427 active sheds.

Still seems like there are more…

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