onNY Turf has created a new map that shows all the vacant buildings in Manhattan. To what end?

While rents in New York City continue to skyrocket, just like the homeless population, it seems completely illogical that there are ANY empty properties left. But a new study (pdf!) by Picture The Homeless reveals there are enough vacant properties in Manhattan to create 24,000 apartments! To homeless people this absurdity is all too real. There are an estimated 20,000 homeless people in the city today. This map shows the data collected in the study.

The different colored dots represents different kinds of building types or lots. You can also compare vacancy counts with demographic information by community district.