Color is critical in maps, and this does an excellent job of using lighter hues for American-born citizens and darker hues for foreign born. Side-note, some people take dramatic offense for using dark and light colors to represent people, but oh well…
A century ago, Israel Zangwill popularized the term in his play, “The Melting Pot.” New York has evolved into a greater crucible of race and ethnicity today than it was back then, but the city also remains very much a mosaic — a variegated montage of neighborhoods in which certain groups predominate.
Displaying five variables is a bit too much for me (how do I distinguish between “2011” and “1,000 minutes”?!), but displaying actual values on a scatterplot is useful when data points are recognizable.
Turns out that finishing is the curse of the young striker (at least a little bit: r² = 0.04). EDIT: Added names.
Favorite dubstep remix of the year.