Importance of Boundaries


DNA Info has recently put a call out to readers to help decide New York’s neighborhood boundaries.  Participants are asked to choose a neighborhood, validate their “expertise” by stating how long they’ve lived there, and then draw the boundaries of that neighborhood to the best of their ability. Once they collect enough responses, DNA Info will share the consensus of the various boundaries in the biggest city of the country.

Neighborhood boundaries in New York can be a source of contention.  People get passionate about the division between a neighborhood like Morningside Heights and the Upper West Side in Manhattan or Bedford Stuyvesant and Crown Heights in Brooklyn.  Many an argument has broken out over where TriBeCa ends and Chinatown begins.

New York is a city with 5 boroughs, 59 community districts and hundreds of neighborhoods.  While New York has more neighborhoods than most, the importance of accurate neighborhood boundaries is universal.  If you represent boundaries on your website or as part of your business, you want to make sure those boundaries are as accurate as possible.

Recently, Onboard announced a partnership with Maponics to include their boundaries in our offering which includes the best local and property information available.  Our partnership with Maponics, the industry standard for boundaries, is testament to the importance of quality boundaries.

If you’re interested in learning more about boundaries, contact us today.