Neighborhood Intel

Breezy Point, Dyker Heights, and more NYC neighborhoods with the strongest Trump support

By Virginia K. Smith  | October 17, 2016 - 2:59PM

While New York City skews reliably blue when election season rolls around, a new study compiled by RentHop shows that not every part of the city is a Democratic stronghold. When it comes to donating cold hard cash to presidential candidates, some pockets of the city are downright red.

To wit: The top neighborhoods for Trump donors, starting with the most number, were: Breezy Point in Queens, Pleasant Plains on Staten Island, Howard Beach in Queens, New Dorp on Staten Island, and Brooklyn's Dyker Heights.

Meanwhile, Clinton dominates Manhattan (though with less support in Midtown East), as well as Brooklyn neigbhorhoods like Prospect Heights and Brooklyn Heights.

Looking at Federal Elections Commission data on unique donations to each candidate (which means the total number of donors versus the amount of money raised), RentHop compiled a map of political support by NYC neighborhood. The site's data scientist Shane Leese tells us, "Manhattan is dominated by Democrats, but get a little outside into the boroughs, and support wavers." This is particularly true on Staten Island, which is almost entirely red on RentHop's map.

All told, 88.8 percent of the city's active donors are giving to the Clinton campaign—with a lead in 189 zip codes—and just 10.6 percent of donors are giving to Trump. As for third-party candidates, citywide there were just 81 Gary Johnson donors and 69 Jill Stein supporters—meaning not enough to draw up meaningful neighborhood data—though both had relatively strong support in 11201, or Brooklyn Heights, Leese tells us.

Play around with the map below to search different neighborhoods, and type in your zip code to see how your neighbors are donating this election season:




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