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 public use, finding the tools […]
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!!
Watch the NYC Bike Network Grow and Evolve Over 120 Years | Streetsblog New York City Here’s a great NYC open data story from Streetsblog via Ben Fried. “Betsy Emmons has mapped the history of New York City’s bike network using the platform MapStory. Watch the city’s greenways, bike lanes, and bridge paths expand over […]
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
Contemplating the Mosaic Effect of Free Taxi Information This is a good extension of the ongoing conversation around NYC Taxi data, data hashing, and what it might mean for future data release.
FOILing NYC’s Taxi Trip Data – with Torrents Are you looking for NYC’s TLC Taxi data? You are not alone. A few months ago, Chris Whong FOIL’ed NYC’s TLC 2013 Trip and Fare data. Check out his blog for a great recap and links to a few torrents to download this data.
The mayor should have his aides make all data for every provider instantly accessible. The city’s hackers could get the job done in a few of hours. Still more important, de Blasio should review his team’s standards to insure that all programs deliver safe, high quality pre-K as advertised. Report cards for pre-K – NY […]
New York City has a thriving data community and one of the strongest open data portals in the nation. A comprehensive data strategy would build on past successes, improve the city’s economic and social well-being, and help city government better meet the needs of its citizens. Big data can be a big help to city […]