We empower individuals and local communities to build a civically engaged technology ecosystem and provide for an honest and inclusive government. We want New York’s governments to work for the people, by the people, for the digital era.


BetaNYC is a civic organization dedicated to improving lives in New York through civic design, technology, and data.


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Week-in-Review: 12.08.22 Edition

Hello everyone, happy Friday! It’s time for our week-in-review, and there’s plenty to share. P.S. – Early voting starts tomorrow for the August primary!

The_Message: August 2022

Hi everyone, we are pleased to present the August edition of our monthly newsletter The_Message!

Week-in-Review: 29.07.22 Edition

July 29, 2022 Hello everyone and greetings from the other side of the heat wave! It’s Friday, and time for our week-in-review. As always, let us know what you think of these updates with your favorite emoji. Take care and see you next week!   This Week in NYC Civic Tech Boundaries Map, our guide to […]

Week-in-Review: 22.07.22 Edition

July 22, 2022 Greetings from the depths of the heat wave! It is Friday, which means it’s time for our week-in-review. Stay cool and see you next week!   This Week in NYC Civic Tech Our July newsletter is here. Catch up on this edition and be sure to subscribe for future ones! It is hot […]

Week-in-Review: 22.07.15 Edition

Greetings everyone and happy Friday! We’re pleased to present our week-in-review, with some interesting developments.

The_Message: July 2022

Hi everyone! We are pleased to present the July edition of our monthly newsletter The_Message. Read up and be sure to subscribe for future editions! Also, feel free to share your events, announcements, and anything else that’s happening. See you next month! Introduction Celebrating our Associates Recent News What’s Up? Upcoming Events Announcements and Opportunities Civic fact of the […]

Welcome to Our Civic Innovation Lab Associates!

We are pleased to introduce Emily Lopez, Eva Decker, HaoChe Hung, and Ziqi Wang. We hope you have as much learning about them as we did! 

Hi everyone! We hope all is well as we approach the holiday weekend! It’s Friday, which means that it’s time for our week-in review. We wish you a safe and happy Fourth of July! Take care!   This Week in NYC Civic Tech We’re looking to improve the user experience of NYC Boundaries Map! It’s our […]

NYC 311 Oversight Hearing – June 2022

If this Administration does not invest in 311 and Agencies’ ability to appropriately respond, it will be a blatant admission that they do not want the government to work effectively, efficiently, and intelligently.

Week in Review – June 17 2022

Hi everyone, we hope this message finds you well as we approach the weekend! It’s time for our week-in-review, and we’re pleased to share some exciting upcoming events in the spirit of Juneteenth! Happy Juneteenth, and a special shout-out to all the papas — Happy Father’s Day! Let us know your thoughts on this post […]

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BetaNYC is a member of the Code for America Brigade community. We are honored to have received funding and support from the organizations below.