PolitiStat: The Numbers Behind New York City’s 2017 Municipal Election

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Updated Wednesday, August 16


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14,690

Number of “unrecorded votes” in the 2013 general mayoral election.

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Tuesday, August 15

12,892

Number of New York City public high-school students in the class of 2016 (17.6 percent of the total) still enrolled as of August of their fourth year, per the most recent data from NYC DOE.

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Monday, August 14

72.80%

Share of city residences within a quarter-mile of a park

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Friday, August 11

18 to 39 inches

Predicted range for sea-level rise in the New York City area by the year 2080

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Thursday, August 10

4174

Street cave-in reports in New York City in fiscal 2016

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Wednesday, August 9

$660,799

Money left in Anthony Weiner’s 2013 mayoral account—meaning he has more cash on hand than any candidate running in this year’s race other than Bill de Blasio

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Tuesday, August 8

45,569

Acres of land solicited by the Department of Environmental Protection in fiscal 2016 to protect the city’s watersheds

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Monday, August 7

$39,299,527

Spending on television ads by municipal candidates in the 2013 election cycle.

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Friday, August 4

$15,938,723

Spending by PACs and other independent entities to support or oppose candidates in the 2013 campaign. So far this year, only $71,156 in such spending has been recorded by the New York City Campaign Finance Board.

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Thursday, August 3

3,545,170,600

Annual passenger trips on New York City Transit, more than the next 14 largest U.S. transit systems combined.

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Wednesday, August 2

17%

Increase in the average daily count of homeless families in city shelters from January 2014 to June 2017

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Tuesday, August 1

55,337

Number of child abuse or neglect investigations carried out by the Administration for Children’s Services in fiscal 2016.

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Monday, July 31

$3,053,649

Loans taken out by New York City campaigns so far this year. While 37 candidates have reported loans to the Campaign Finance Board, 88 percent of the total is owed by just five candidates: Paul Massey (1,610,000), Rocky De La Fuente (600,000), Michael Tolkin (225,000), Michel Faulkner (142,625) and Bo Dietl (100,000).

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Friday, July 28

61,393

The number of Department of Buildings violations issued in fiscal year 2016—a 25 percent decrease from two years earlier.

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Thursday, July 27

546

The number of arrests resulting from New York City Department of Investigations inquiries in fiscal year 2016.

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Wednesday, July 26

950,035

The number of New York City households receiving SNAP benefits as of May 2017. That was 60,000 fewer than when Mayor de Blasio took office.

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Tuesday, July 25

20,957

The number of malicious false alarms recorded by the FDNY is calendar 2016, equal to about 3.6 percent of total runs.

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Monday, July 24

1,441

The number of write-in votes in the 2013 general election for mayor. Recipients included Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, the fictional Alex P. Keaton and former Mayor Ed Koch, who died nine months before the election.

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Friday, July 21

1,659

Number of New York City households whose home-heating fuel was wood, per the 2015 American Community Survey 5-year estimates. Only 947 used solar. More than 2,000 burned coal.

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Thursday, July 20

5

The number of New York City Council members who, according to the latest Board of Elections reports, are running completely unopposed this year.

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Wednesday, July 19

63.2%

On-time performance, year-to-date, by New York City Transit. Their target was 75 percent.

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Tuesday, July 18

$1,796,144.63

Amount of money raised by Mayor de Blasio’s campaign from outside New York City.

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Monday, July 17

780,226

The number of registered, active New York City voters whose registration is recorded as “blank.” The total number of Republicans and third-party registrants is about 615,500.

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