How do you measure alcohol? New York City’s first-ever alcohol measuring instrument shows how it works

NYC, NY—  The city’s first alcohol measuring device is now on display at the Brooklyn Public Library. 

The Brooklyn Observatory, which is a nonprofit organization, launched in the Brooklyn section of Manhattan on Wednesday. 

It measures the amount of alcohol consumed per capita in the city. 

“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to showcase this instrument to the world,” said Brooklyn Observatory Executive Director Jonathan Goldin. 

As the first device in the world to measure alcohol consumption in the New York borough, the Brooklyn Observatory will be able to offer the public a way to measure the amount they consume, according to Goldin and the Brooklyn Department of Health. 

According to Goldins, the city will be the first in the country to have a city-wide alcohol measurement system. 

Alderman Joe Borelli is the only member of Brooklyn’s City Council to have sponsored a bill that would establish the Brooklyn Ozone Monitoring Program. 

Brooklyn Ozone is a project of the New Orleans Department of Environmental Protection, and it has been collecting data on the air quality of the city since 2012. 

New York City is the nation’s third largest metropolis with an estimated population of nearly 5.4 million people. 

 “We want to take the measurements and share the results with the community,” said Goldin, who is also the director of the Bronx Zoo. 

With the Brooklyn observatory, Brooklyn will be one of the first cities in the nation to have an automated system that can measure alcohol and other harmful substances, according Goldin who also works at the Bronx zoo. 

At the Brooklyn Museum, the New Yorkers have the ability to measure how much they are drinking and consume. 

Currently, the museum hosts a beer sampling program where patrons can bring beer samples for sampling. 

For the new observatory to work, Goldin said they will need to obtain an alcohol license in order to operate, and the museum will need a permit. 

In a statement, the Manhattan Borough President Joe Borello said, “I am delighted to welcome Brooklyn Observatory to our community. 

This new system will enable us to gather more accurate and meaningful data about the health of our residents, the environment and our city.

I look forward to working with Brooklyn Observatory and our partners to make this a reality.” 

Goldin said the Brooklyn Observation Project will also be using the instrument for measuring other pollutants such as lead, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and other pollutants. 

Borelli said the observatory’s measurement will allow the borough to monitor residents and their drinking habits, while also offering insights into the health impact of other harmful pollutants.

The Brooklyn observatories aim to offer a “gold standard” of data on alcohol consumption and the amount consumed. 

Goldins hopes to be able, eventually, to use the Brooklyn Observatories data to monitor the city’s water supply, which has been plagued by lead poisoning. 

One of the more interesting questions the Brooklyn project hopes to answer is how the New Yorker’s drinking habits affect their health, said Borelli. 

He said there are a number of factors that could affect a person’s health, including whether they have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure or other health issues. 

While the Brooklyn Observer is not the only observatory in the United States, Borelli said it is one of only a handful of them in the U.S.