Neighborhood Comparative Analysis

One the island of Manhattan, each neighborhood contains a distinct demographic makeup and the character of a neighborhood can change almost by the block. To see how the relationship between these highly disparate neighborhoods functions, one can compare two neighborhoods in order to reveal the symbiotic interaction between them. By comparing census data from one postal code of the Upper West Side, 10025, with that of its next door neighbor Harlem (postal code 10026), it will be possible to see how these extremely different neighborhoods can exist side by side in a mutually beneficial arrangement.

The Upper West Side neighborhood of New York includes multiple postal codes, ranging from West 59th street in the south to West 125th street in the north and bounded by Central Park and the Hudson River on the east and west. For the purposes of this study, the focus will remain only...
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