This week we announced that The City of New York Primary Land Use Tax Lot Output (PLUTO) database is now machine readable. Less than a week after the City made the database publicly available, we’ve made all PLUTO data readily queryable and freely available via the Exversion API.
This means that city planners, community boards, researchers and other people seeking commercial and residential real estate data can quickly and easily search hundreds of thousands records.
Normally you’d have to pay the city for this data, clean it, upload it to your own server, now that’s it’s machine readable, anyone with an internet connection can instantaneously start deriving insight from this data, and we’re very excited to see what people do with this data, the types of application they build with it and what they’ll be able to uncover.
PLUTO contains extensive land use and geographic data at the tax lot level for the City of New York’s five boroughs, and contains over seventy data fields derived from extracts of mainframe data files maintained by the Department of City Planning (DCP), Department of Finance (DOF), Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), and from information contained in Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) publications and web site. The ITD/Database and Application Development Section has also created additional fields based on data obtained from one or more of the major data sources.
The entirety of the data is available in one dataset here. And each borough has likewise been divided into its own separate set. Follow the links for access. Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.