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Canarsie Tops List of Most Flooded Neighborhoods According to ClaimStat Data

Canarsie Tops List of Most Flooded Neighborhoods According to ClaimStat Data iquantny: In a quest to do for claims against the city what Crime Stat did for crime, Scott Stringer recently released ClaimStat. It maps out claims against the city, including the date of occurrence, type of claim, location and amount…

Ariel Kennan on innovation within government

On August 27, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

Ariel Kennan on innovation within government Government is full of people who are incredibly well intentioned and who want to improve our cities. But sometimes I think public servants get held back by the larger systems of government, like procurement, human resources, and technology delivery. I’m really interested in how…

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On August 22, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

the aspiration of a well-run city should not be to hold claims even but to shrink them. And, at a time when anecdotes and rampant theorizing are fueling furious debates over police crime-fighting strategies, it seems beyond arguing that the more actual information, independently examined and publicly available, the better….

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On August 20, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

“What was the decision process to make the parcel data publicly available? B. Bartlett: It was a confluence of several factors. A key one was that our staff was responding to increasing numbers of FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) requests for the data; also we’ve had a push at the…

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On August 18, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

Before community activists can tackle issues like income inequality, residential segregation and environmental racism, they first have to identify the extent of the problem they hope to address and the scope of its impact on stakeholders. While the federal government is good at compiling a variety of demographic data for…

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On August 12, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

This is a fascinating look into the legalization of marijuana in New York City. R/GA take a look at the City’s ‪#‎OpenData‬ and compares it to Washington State’s strict guidelines on dispensaries. By the NY State law, only 20 dispensaries can open in the state. Using a tight formula, there…

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On August 8, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,, , With No Comments

Assemblyman Joseph Lentol (D-Brooklyn) just introduced a bill to make courts across the state collect, track and release summons data to the public. Bratton’s hiding broken-windows data  – NY Daily News GO JOE, GO!!

BetaNYC’s Statement on the signing of NYC’s OpenLaw and OpenRecord & the launch of City Record Online Workgroup.

“Starting today, the Mayor and this City Council will place fundamental components of democracy online, for no cost, available to anyone regardless of location, privilege, language, or device. We are delighted to see the Mayor and this Council build on the City’s pioneering transparency efforts,” said Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director…

De Blasio hits reset on 911 system overhaul, consolidates project management, reduces consultants – NY Daily News

On August 6, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,, , With No Comments

De Blasio hits reset on 911 system overhaul, consolidates project management, reduces consultants – NY Daily News Let’s hope the City starts to push this type of tech/product manger leadership across the board! Maybe those product managers can form a little tech innovation leadership committee… “At every level we found…

DAILY NEWS EXCLUSIVE: analysis finds racial disparities in summons for minor violations in ‘broken windows’ policing

On August 6, 2014, Posted by , In Blog, By ,,,, , With No Comments

The Daily News has a great summary of precinct-by-precinct data on summonses from 2001 through 2013. The NYCLU exclusively provided the News this data from the Office of Court Administration. The News combined this data with U.S. Census Bureau and NYPD data on the population and racial makeup of precincts….