Real Estate Research Guide: Real Estate in NYC

A Subject Guide for Real Estate Research at Columbia University

Materials and Websites

 Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Contains research and data for information on regional mortgage activity, foreclosures etc.

► Infoshare Online

Statistics about NYC from 1980 to the present (primarily from US Census data, some from NY State or NYC agencies). Includes population, housing data, immigration trends, socio-economic indicators, and more. Includes NYC neighborhoods and other unique geographies. Need more specialized data downloads? Get data direct from the US Census Bureau with American FactFinder. Property Valuation and Assessment

Public information from the City of New York.

NYCHANIS: New York City Housing and Neighborhood Information System

Statistics are provided by NYCHANIS: New York City Housing and Neighbourhood Information System. NYCHANIS is sponsored by Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, New York University School of Law, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, US Department of Commerce Technology Opportunity Program (TOP), and New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

Population and Housing ACS (NYC Dept of City Planning)
Data from the Census American Community Survey (ACS) for boroughs and 55 PUMAs (a census statistical area that resembles community districts in the city) from 2005 to 2009. Profiles in PDF and Excel format.

NYC City Maps

NY City Map (from DoITT): Map a neighborhood or intersection, then find nearby subway stops, schools, hospitals, police precincts, and more (user guide here). Also shows municipal boundaries like community districts & census tracts. Other city data maps include: