by Renee King

Accessibility, availability, and affordability determine a person’s ability to choose high-quality healthy foods. Fruits and vegetables are known benchmarks of healthy food choices, but are they affordable? The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) showed that in 2016 the cost of fresh and processed fruit ranged from…


By Emma Dewil

My first rude awakening as a temporary New Yorker came upon realizing the fastest route to work entailed taking the subway into Manhattan, only to catch a second train back into Brooklyn. The cultural and historical role of New York City’s public transportation system has always interested…


A Call to Marginal Communities to Look Inward for Empowerment

By Isaiah Murray

This summer I had the privilege of interning with Measure of America at the Social Science Research Council. I was intrigued by big data and big cities (hence New York) and saw this to be a great…


Organizers are using a new tool that combines demographic, employment, housing and engagement information about their communities with Latino-led nonprofit locations.

While the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to add a citizenship question to the upcoming 2020 Census, the Latino Community Foundation and Measure of America are busy deploying new…


Braving temperatures in the mid-20s °F, a bundled group of data enthusiasts gathered in Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn last week to compete for the charity of their choice. Participants solved clues using DATA2GOHEALTH.NYC, a mobile interactive data tool, tweeting images of truck traffic, Citibike stations, and stray broccoli along with…

Measure of America

GDP tells us how the economy is doing. Measure of America tells us how people are doing.

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