At 3:15 each afternoon, WNYC’s Data News Team knows if it’s ice cream weather or not. They built a bot for that. On Tuesday, the team shared their love of ice cream with New Yorkers with the debut of an ice cream finder. The project is one in a new series that comes out every two weeks.
So far, the team has created projects including a Live Subway Agony Index with emoji to indicate wait times between trains and A Field Guide to NYC Subway Cars, which helps riders identify what kind of train they’re riding on. That helps them figure out if they’re on the type of car that’s known for losing AC.