We are thrilled to announce the launch of Citygram.NYC, a notification platform that works with New York City’s Open Data. Citygram allows you to subscribe to events in Open Data sets that happen near you. You can choose to receive daily SMS updates, or a weekly email digest. We are launching Citygram.nyc with two location-specific […]
There are two sides to the coin. Anytime you point out something, it could go either way. If you tell the Department of Health that there’s something wrong with the rating system, they could either say, “Wow, let’s look into that” or they could play defensive. Generally, agencies are defensive, but there’s also not a […]
Akil Harris has created new tool to look at NYC Crash Stats. This online map takes NYPD’s improved crash stat data and gives you easy access to the following views – City Council districts, Community Board zones, Neighborhoods – as defined by the city, Police Precincts, or Zip Codes. Check it out! Also, don’t forget […]
Visualizing a Day in the Life of a New York City Cab This week, Chris Whong, a self-professed “urbanist, mapmaker, data junkie” in Brooklyn, put out one of the more thrilling data projects we’ve seen recently. It was a visualization of the day in the life of a New York City taxi, and each time […]
This is phenomenal! This year’s NYC BigApps 2014 has grown what we pioneered last year. Last year, we helped changed the focus of NYC BigApps from being a “startup” competition to a “civic challenge” competition. No longer is the challenge to build a company, but now it is to solve a civic problem. This year, […]
The Municipal Art Society of New York has developed a new tool that shows where development could bring the most change across the city’s five boroughs. This resource is a continuation of the group’s “Accidental Skyline” initiative, an effort to curb the “as-of-right” development (which allows developers to bypass some regulatory hurdles) that has resulted […]
Mash Up Minneapolis and New York City Restaurant Inspection Data Mash Up Minneapolis and New York City Restaurant Inspection DataOpen
Time: Friday, January 31st at 6PM Place: Jeremy’s Alehouse at 228 Front St, Manhattan Make some friends in local gov and support businesses affected by Sandy! Hosted by Nivardo Lopez, Rebecca Godlewicz, Mary Cooley and Yume Kitasei.