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Mapping Restaurants by Health Department Rating

The New York Times released this interactive infographic depicting the city’s restaurants, color-coded according to Health Department Rating.  Green is good, blue is okay, and orange is bad.

The color-coding is determined according to the New York Department of Health’s numbered rating system for restaurants.  The infographic allows you to zoom in and out, and if you hover over one of the colored dots, a pop-up apperars with the restaurant’s name, grade, and violation points.  You can even click on “more information” to learn what, exactly, were that restaurant’s violations.

It’s a pretty interesting use of data, but it might also scare you into never eating out again.

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