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The Guy Who Proved You Parked Legally

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He’s known as the guy behind the popular “I Quant NY” blog. 

But you can call him the king of New York’s “open data” movement, where a major law that former Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed in 2012 forces city agencies to make all the data they produce publicly available and searchable online. Yet few seem to dig as deep into the troves of data surrounding everyday issues that really piss off, delight or intrigue New Yorkers as Wellington, who has posted about the city’s filthiest fast-food chains and mapped out how half of Manhattan is within four blocks of a Starbucks and which ’hoods boast the most trees. (You know, just in case you were wondering.) 

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