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Call for Community Board Data Success Stories and Data Needs Use Cases

At BetaNYC, for the past two months, we have been collaborating with the Manhattan Borough President’s Office to conduct research to better understand the information infrastructure that supports community boards in producing recommendations to the city. We have been documenting the existing information workflows within community boards, while also highlighting…

Scraping Data about Manhattan’s Licensed Beauty Salons and Barbershops

On May 15, 2018, Posted by , In Blog,Open Source,Research, With No Comments

At BetaNYC, we have been working on a tool to map vacant storefronts in Manhattan. Since there is currently no city entity comprehensively tracking the location or status of vacant storefronts across the city, we are attempting to reverse engineer this data by mapping where there are commercial units in…