Good Afternoon, Chairman Vacca and Members of the Technology Committee, I am Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC and a member of the NYC Transparency Working Group. I want to start by thanking Chairman Vacca, the members of this Committee, and the Council for your continued commitment to oversight hearings for the Open Data Law. […]
For the third time in the past 20 years, together with our hard-working volunteers and stewards, NYC Parks is conducting a comprehensive inventory of our street trees to improve NYC Parks’ ability to manage our urban forest. As part of TreesCount! 2015, NYC Parks has engaged with our voluntreers, tree-oriented community groups, and non-profit partners […]
BetaNYC’s testimony to NYC Council on using technology to proactively address health and safety issues in New York City.
Date: Wednesday, 23 April 2014 From: Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC To: NY City Council’s Committee on Technology. Subject: Oversight hearing on using technology to proactively address health and safety issues in New York City. Dear Chair and Committee Members, It is a great honor to address you and represent New York City’s technology […]
Ana Champeny, an analyst at New York City’s Independent Budget Office, a publicly funded agency that provides nonpartisan information on New York City budget and tax issues, said it was positive that the information was more easily accessible. “There are features of the state law that end up leading to disparities between properties, this kind […]
However, there are many holes in the NYPD data, and by one account, nearly a fifth of the NYPD’s location records are inaccurate. Despite that, civic hackers have worked to turn the mess of data into useful information for communities. Location Data Crucial to Reducing Pedestrian Deaths » The Epoch Times