Services have a big impact on New Yorkers’ quality of life. Access to parks and recreation as well as arts and culture enhance New Yorkers’ lives. Individuals with a disability have the most difficulties in terms of physical barriers, but other factors can prove just as challenging. Race and ethnicity, immigration status, income, and educational attainment all play a role in whether someone takes advantage of what the city has to offer. Location of venue and transportation options can also affect participation.
Our indicators under the Services theme explore how disadvantaged groups experience significant disparities in the topic areas of Transportation, Essential Needs and Services, Parks and Recreation, and Arts and Culture.
You can see a snapshot of the indicators averaged in this theme in the chart to your right and then visit the sections below for more detail and additional findings.