October 18th, 2013

The 2013 Digital Roadmap—third in a seriesshows 100% of objectives achieved towards making New York City a digital city. Download the PDF report or visit www.nyc.gov/2013roadmap to learn more.

January 3rd, 2013
“We estimate that collectively we served and informed 10 times as many individuals by embracing an open strategy. That’s hundreds of thousands of people. And it validates the Bloomberg administration’s commitment to this technology.”-NYC Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot
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October 22nd, 2012

Engage NYC 2012: Digital Media in Government

Following the success of Engage NYC 2011, NYC Digital hosted the second annual Engage NYC: Digital Media in Government summit on October 19, 2012 at Google’s Headquarters in New York. Nearly 200 social media, communications and press staff from across city government attended the event, featuring presentations from external social media partners, a panel on digital communications, an update on the State of the Digital City, as well as an awards ceremony recognizing agencies’ outstanding work in digital media.

The morning began with welcome remarks from William Floyd of Google and the City’s Chief Digital Officer, Rachel Haot. A surprise guest keynote David Karp, founder and CEO of New York social media startup, Tumblr, gave an inspiring talk on New York City’s digital presence and the vital role digital media has in our culture today.

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August 24th, 2012


Mayor Bloomberg and Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot today unveiled the 2012 Digital Roadmap, an update to the 2011 roadmap, a comprehensive plan outlining NYC’s digital successes and a look ahead to new initiatives to spur the development of the local tech and digital sector.

With 80 percent of its objectives complete, New York City’s Digital Roadmap: Progress and Innovation demonstrates the strides the City has made to date, driven by a vibrant technology industry, a strong social media presence, infrastructure improvements and historic investments in education. Highlights from the year are shown in the infographics above.

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August 24th, 2012


Today, Mayor Bloomberg announced that small businesses looking to grow and attract new customers through digital tools can get help from the City’s NYC Business Solutions Centers through a new three-part curricula designed by Google, Mashable, Tumblr and Weebly.

The Small Business Digital Toolkit curriculum, launched by NYC Digital and the Department of Small Business Services, will review the fundamentals for creating and managing an online presence, digital and mobile payments, e-commerce, search engine optimization as well as digital advertising and social media.

Parts of the curriculum will be available online in the Business Library section of the NYC Business Solutions website and in classroom settings throughout the City’s NYC Business Solutions Centers. 

Register for the first Social Media Fundamentals course starting September 20th at 2PM at the NYC Business Solutions, Queens Center, 168-25 Jamaica Avenue, 2nd floor. Visit nyc.gov/nycbusiness for more information. Register today! 

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April 6th, 2012
March 16th, 2012

Fellowship opportunity for graduate school students

Interested in working with NYC Digital to develop emergency alert initiatives using digital media? If you are fluent in using social media platforms for communications, and entering your second year of graduate school this fall in public health/safety, communications, journalism, emergency management, social work or community organizing, you are eligible to apply for the John D. Solomon Fellowship Program.

This new program provides the opportunity for graduate students in New York City universities to have a nine-month paid fellowship (approximately 20 hours per week) in a NYC agency involved in emergency preparedness. Each fellow will receive a $2,500 stipend, be assigned an agency mentor, and participate in special fellowship programming. Learn more about the selection criteria and apply today.

Last day to apply is April 1, 2012.

March 2nd, 2012
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