Neighborhood Assessment Assignment Directions Anth 3135 Fall 2020 The purpose of the neighborhood assessment is to show what work you have done on your project so far and to build the context of your paper. Begin by collecting statistical data regarding racial/ethnic demographics, indications of socioeconomic class, housing costs, and any other facts that you think are relevant to your study. You may also want to include some information on the recent history of the area. Finally, you should give a description of the neighborhood and its main features. The social explorer database can be used to find demographic and other information about your place. Go to the Brooklyn College library website, then to data bases, and then scroll down to find the social explorer. You can zoom down to the level of census tracks to find information and compare current information with that from past years. These other websites also contain useful information about city neighborhoods: https://communityprofiles.planning.nyc.gov/ https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/data/data-publications/profiles.page https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml http://www.city-data.com/nbmaps/neigh-New-York-New-York.html http://furmancenter.org/ http://guides.newman.baruch.cuny.edu/nyc_data https://nycopendata.socrata.com/ You can also get information from newspapers, magazines, and other online publications like: https://gothamist.com/ https://www.nytimes.com/ https://patch.com/ https://www.curbed.com/ https://www.nydailynews.com/ https://www.citylab.com/ https://citylimits.org/ https://thecity.nyc/ The assessment should be 1.5 pages, double-spaced, 10-point font, and 1-inch margins and have a working title. The paper should have a short introduction that names the neighborhood and the change you are studying. At least one paragraph describing the area should be included. Mostly importantly, you should write a few paragraphs using the data collected to discuss the main demographic characteristics of the neighborhood. You must cite your sources and provide a reference list.