02/14/11 10:30am

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The dating site OKCupid created the “heat map” of New York City above for Daily Intel, and it represents “the response rate of each neighborhood per number of messages received. The darker the color, the more likely residents of the neighborhood are to flirt back.” More interesting, though, are some of the observations “Christian Rudder, OkCupid’s resident data whiz,” shares about Brooklyn:
-”After analyzing how members rated profile photos on a scale of 1 to 5, the numbers show that the most attractive potential mates by borough live in the West Village, the Upper East Side, and Brooklyn Heights.”
-”Among Kings County’s happy horndogs, Bushwick shines forth as an examplar of both maximum interest in sex and minimum discernment in message response. Rudder’s explanation for Bushwick’s rise to the top? ‘Viva la loft parties!’”
-”‘The deeper into Brooklyn you go, the kinkier people get — it runs along Bushwick Avenue to Pennsylvania Ave. to the sea,’ [says Rudder]. In ascending order of depravity, the rankings go Williamsburg, then East Williamsburg, then Bed Stuy and Bushwick, then Cypress Hill, then East New York. Relative kinkiness was analyzed by looking at answers to ¡muy scientifico! queries like, ‘Do you like to receive pain during sex?’ ‘Have you ever tried anilingus’ ‘How many sex toys do you own?’ and so on.”
‘The Deeper Into Brooklyn You Go, the Kinkier People Get’ [Daily Intel]
Map by OKCupid from Daily Intel.

12/28/10 2:15pm

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A reader dropped a line to say he’d set up a map where anyone can type in whether or not a block has been plowed yet. Check it out here and add your own notes. As of the writing of this post, the handful of “failure to remove snow” tags were in or around the Slope. For example, one reads: “Garfield Place impassable.” As City Room reported a couple hours ago, the mayor is saying that it will probably take another day for all the city’s streets to be plowed.
Mapping Snow Removal in Brooklyn [Official Site]