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On September 30, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By , With No Comments

While most of these jobs are in Manhattan, Brooklyn’s tech sector grew faster from 2007 to 2012 than in any other urban center except for San Francisco. Tech employment in Brooklyn grew by 24 percent while wages grew by 54 percent. There was a noticeable impact from the $604 million…

Seven Principles for Big Data and Resilience Projects | iRevolution

On September 30, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

Seven Principles for Big Data and Resilience Projects | iRevolution Something to think about when working within your community.

Launching #OpenCouncil

On September 30, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

A group of us, have formed #OpenCouncil, a small working working group around transforming @NYCcouncil to be more open. We hope to pressure the Council to be more open, transparent, and digitally savvy. Join us.

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On September 18, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By , , With No Comments

Inbar has located the geographic center of NYC! It is located at 58th Street and Queens Blvd, Queens and there is a plaque!!!

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On September 18, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,, , With No Comments

This could be the most detailed open-data map of urban gerontology in existence; the Portland project used about half of the number of property records. It’s not a flawless diamond, though. Some of the dates are approximate or inaccurate. The Ages of 1 Million New York Buildings, Mapped in Explosive…

[Op-Ed] The Future of Open Government in New York City | TechPresident

On September 16, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

[Op-Ed] The Future of Open Government in New York City | TechPresident Thanks to TechPresident, I was able to take my original blog post and turn it into an opinion piece. I’ve added a new section on the importance on WHY you should be paying attention and the history of…

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On September 14, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

It will cost around $13 million to do a runoff election for public advocate, an office with an annual budget of $2 million. Meaning it would be around a third of the cost to declare both candidates public advocate and fund each of them as usual. If you consider one…

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On September 13, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, By , , With No Comments

The Open Data 500 will be the first comprehensive census of U.S.-based companies using government data to develop new products and services. The goal of the Open Data 500 is to understand how companies use open government data in their business, how it can be made more useful, and how…

E-ZPasses Get Read All Over New York (Not Just At Toll Booths) – Forbes

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E-ZPasses Get Read All Over New York (Not Just At Toll Booths) – Forbes It would be great to have this as a public data set!

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On September 13, 2013, Posted by , In Blog, With No Comments

I wanted to understand why these problems happen, so last week I decided to train to become a poll worker. It was a wild ride. When the lever breaks | The New York World