You Object, They Take Notes

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community board resultsRats, garbage, and the yells of Take Back the Night–they’ve heard about it all.

Last year, the city surveyed 25,000 households and asked them to ponder what makes them happy.  These poetic responses were boiled down into a series of categories about city services and quality of life in various neighborhoods.

Using The New York Times’ handy animated chart, Bwog found that sweet Morningside is in the middle of the pack for many categories, most of which are irrelevant to your average Columbian (students were not included in the survey, as they don’t count as a “household,”). This area rated daytime subway safety and parks highly, as well as a variety of senior citizens’, educational, and public health services.

On the other hand, we had a huge problem with everything college-y: rat control, street noise, air quality, and crime, and we’d have to agree: rat control is just one of those things you can’t do too well.

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  1. typo  

    The city did what to 25,000 households?

  2. Anonymous  

    they accidentally the verb in the sentence.

    But did they the whole 25,000 households?

  3. hold on  

    they accidentally the WHOLE verb??

  4. bleh

    oh look, the wealthy neighborhoods are happy and receive better services while the poor neighborhoods are not and...don't. surprise!

  5. Strange

    So if you look at the map notice that the area containing Morningside Heights is contained in a swath running from 110 up maybe 170 or 180. I would be willing to bet some of the areas lower scores could pertain to being thrown in with Manhattanville, which is not the greatest part of the city. Anyway, at this point in its history Morningside Heights is far more comparable to the UWS than the area North of 125.

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