Featured Tools

BetaNYC’s Civic Innovation Lab supports the tech and data needs of New Yorkers in a few ways. We build a curriculum that empowers New Yorkers to harness Open Data. Learn more about how we integrate it into the NYC Open Data Ambassadors and our Civic Innovation Fellowship for CUNY students. We also build data-driven tools and resources that meet the needs of New Yorkers. We do this through a free, help-desk service called RADAR. Community organizations and local offices are invited to use this service to request our support. We have completed over 230 RADARs to date!

Below is a listing of some of the past curriculum, tools and prototypes we have built and supported.

Boundaries Map

A tool for viewing and querying overlapping administrative boundaries in NYC.  


An interactive tool for community boards to analyze 311 data in specific NYC community districts.


An attendance tracking tool and data standard that helps staff submit attendance records

Batch Geocoder for NYC

A web tool for easy batch geocoding (getting latitude, longitude, and other geographic data from an address).

Community Board Database

For Community Boards to organize administrative information and track their district’s responsibilities.

Community Board Votes

For community boards to meet their bylaws around executive committee and resolutions elections during virtual meetings. 

Topographic Address Assignment Database

A tool to manage and see address assignment statues for the Manhattan Topographical Bureau.

SLAM – State Liquor Authority Map

A tool to streamline community boards’s process of gathering information for liquor license and sidewalk cafe application reviews.

Internet Access Points / Wifi Hotspots

A web map that aggregates public, and private wireless internet access points to bridge the gap in internet access for people

Archived Projects

Tenants Map

TenantsMap displays rent-regulated buildings in Manhattan with housing-related 311 service requests to help community organizations, boards, and elected identify tenant harassment and displacement risks.

Community Data Portal

A community data portal for everyone to share their scraped data or learn about popular topics by exploring published datasets (This site is currently being upgraded)


A notifications platform for subscribing to your city, whether it’s consumer complaints, 311 service requests, vehicle collisions, or restaurant inspections in your area — sign up to find out about the things that matter to you where they matter to you.

After Hours Variance Dashboard

The AHV Dashboard is a tool to track the effect of after-hours variances in New York City community districts. The tool empowers community boards and district offices to advocate for better quality of life conditions in their districts.