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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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 […]

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 […]

Week in Review – June 10 2022

Hello everyone and happy Friday! We hope this post finds you well as the weather warms up. We are pleased to present to you our week-in-review, and this week features […]

The_Message: June 2022  

Hello everyone! We are pleased to present our June 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 […]

2022 Civic Innovation Fellows NYC Open Data Projects

Each year, BetaNYC invites a cohort of CUNY Service Corps students to train and work with our team in our Civic Innovation Lab. This year students joined us during their […]

Week in Review – May 27 2022

Hello everyone! This is BetaNYC, and we are pleased to launch a new outlet of Week in Review posts. Starting today, you’ll see weekly updates on current events and invite […]

Looking Back at the NYC Peoples’ Tech Assemblies 2021

Introduction  This is a hefty update on the NYC Peoples’ Tech Assemblies and our efforts to update the People’s Roadmap to a Digital New York City. Index: About the People’s […]

Written testimony for DoITT / OTI Budget Hearing FY 2023

To: NYC Council – Committee on Technology  From: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC Re: Written testimony for DoITT / OTI Budget Hearing  Wednesday, 23 March 2022 Dear Chair Gutiérrez […]

Transparency and Disability Groups Urge NY Leaders to Require Remote/In-Person Public Meetings

Transparency, Press and Disability Groups Urge State Leaders to Require “Hybrid” Remote/In-Person Public Meetings During Sunshine Week, fifteen civic groups sent a letter to Governor Kathy Hochul and the Legislative Leaders asking […]

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Funders & Partners

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