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New York's Sh*ttiest Neighborhoods. Literally.

Published On 07/06/2016 Published On 07/06/2016

No matter how hard you try to avoid setting foot near Times Square, or getting on the mysteriously empty subway car, or stepping in the many piles of smeared dog poop on the city's sidewalks, there's a pretty good chance you'll do all of those things, unfortunately. It's just part of being a New Yorker. When it comes to the latter, though, the chances might be much higher in some NYC neighborhoods, according to a new map from Renthop.

The apartment listings website released a new study this week detailing the neighborhoods across the city with the biggest dog poop problems, and it's based on the thousands of poop complaints made to NYC's 311 over the last six years. The map itself shows increases or decreases in the number of poop complaints in each neighborhood from January-June of 2015 versus January-June of 2016. In other words, it literally reveals the shittiest neighborhoods in New York. 

As you can see in the full-size map below, the neighborhoods that saw the biggest poop complaint increases include West Concourse in the Bronx (900%), South Jamaica in Queens (267%), the Upper West Side in Manhattahn (180%) and Bed-Stuy in Brooklyn (133%). Well, damn. Or, uh, shit

Meanwhile, neighborhoods like Chelsea, Union Square, and Carrol Gardens saw notable decreases in the number of complaints. Renthop's got an extensive breakdown of the numbers as well as a larger version of the map, if you're into that kind of stuff. As always, careful where you step, folks. 

Courtesy of Renthop

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and stepped in a big pile of dog poop on his way to work once. It was not pleasant. Send news tips to news@thrillist.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.

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