Faith in the Five Boroughs

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Team: Scott Elliott, Tim Nabzdyk, Matt Ozug, Timothy Stegner. Bios and Q&A »

About the Project: Faith in the Five Boroughs documents the role that faith and religious communities play in the lives of immigrants and their children in New York.


  • jQuery to traverse the HTML Document, handle events, and make AJAX requests.
  • Google Web Fonts, an open web font to enhance the visual design.
  • DropBox to share documents, images, and to use as a means for version control.
  • Google Maps API to display a map of NYC and place geo-tagged images.
  • Google Maps Style Wizard to desaturate and simplify the map.
  • Flickr API to acquire crowd sourced images based on specific tags.
  • Google Places API to acquire community identified religious places.
  • Twitter API to acquire crowd sourced tweets based on specific tags.
  • Note: all are free and open source tools.

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