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 outside and we need to be prepared! Here are some tips on how to stay safe, courtesy of Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine. Find your nearest cooling center and visit the City’s Beat the Heat website for all info related to heat waves. If you experience electricity outages, call Con Edison at 1-800-752-6633 or text the word “OUT” to 688-243. Stay safe!
  • The NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity shared a new resource from EquityNYC titled Mapping Equity. If you would like to know more about the project, email equity@cityhall.nyc.gov
  • There’s been an update for the launch of the MyCity Portal! Gotham Gazette has the inside scoop.
  • New York City’s ferry ridership data is now on the Open Data Portal! It’s time to dig in…  
  • Devin Balkind wrote an insightful op-ed on the need to convene COPIC. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!
  • Have you seen this article from the Markup regarding Planned Parenthood data being found on another location data company?
  • Did you hear? This past weekend, a new hotline was launched for mental health, and it’s 988. When you dial the number, it will connect you to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Be sure to share the news with family and friends — we have to take care of each other.

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That’s all for this week. If you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback, reach out to Gabrielle Langston at gabby@beta.nyc. Also, feel free to share your events, announcements, and anything else that’s happening for next week’s post. Have a great weekend — stay cool and hydrated!