January 21st, 2014
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November 26th, 2013

Reinvent 311: Mobile Content Challenge

Did you know that 311 gets 65,000 inquiries a day? 

Hosted by The City of New York, Code for America and Stack Exchange, we are inviting urban technologists, content creators, media professionals, civic developers and interested hackers to partner with NYC 311 and help make vital customer service information accessible on the web and through mobile devices.

Help us Reinvent 311. Register now for the Reinvent 311 mobile content challenge from November 26 - January 15, 2014: http://on.nyc.gov/Reinvent311

November 26th, 2013


Interested in learning how people are using NYC OpenData? Visit NYC OpenData Analytics  for info on page views, and a running count of datasets, maps, and charts available on the OpenData portal.  Additionally, the analytics tool shows the most viewed datasets, the top referrers to the portal, search terms and embeds, providing a comprehensive picture of the types of NYC data being used each day.

Check out other open data program analytics:

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November 6th, 2013
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.

September 23rd, 2013

Today, the City announced the release of dozens of high-value data sets, an enhanced NYC Open Data portal at www.nyc.gov/data, and the citywide plan for unlocking all public data by 2018.

These developments mark the latest milestone in NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications’s (DoITT) implementation of Local Law 11 of 2012, the landmark open data legislation signed by Mayor Bloomberg last year. The NYC Open Data Plan ensures New York City continues to release public data for generations to come, providing a detailed schedule of the data sets that City agencies will release to the public in compliance with the law.

Also, included in this release are new open data covering a wide range of topics, from property and construction to health and environmental data. 

Explore more than 200 new data sets available free of charge on the newly redesigned www.nyc.gov/data, bringing the total to over 1,100 data sets from over 60 city agencies open to the public.

September 19th, 2013

An Interactive Guide to NYC OpenData


This interactive graphic shows the range and quantity of data available on the NYC OpenData portal.


Filter by category - business, city government, education, environment, health, housing & development, social services and more - to explore the City’s trove of unique open datasets and user-created views.

Created by Ben Jones and available via OpenDataSites.

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August 28th, 2013


Visualizing NYC’s 1,100+ Datasets

Chris Whong recently visualized New York City’s 1,100+ open datasets, bundling them by category — business, education, social services, transportation, recreation, etc. By clicking on one of the dots you are taken to the specific dataset on NYC OpenData. 

According to a post on the Code for America Brigade Tumblr, ”this is a force-directed graph generated with the charting library d3.js. NYC’s open data portal runs on the Socrata platform and this visualization was created using the “dataset of datasets" and the Socrata Open Data API (SODA).”

Check out the data visualization of NYC OpenData here

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August 8th, 2013

New Yorkers Share Ideas for a Digital NYC in the Bronx

NYC Digital convened the Bronx Digital Roadmap Meetup on August 6, 2013 from 7-9 PM — the third in a series of participatory discussions throughout New York City focusing on gathering public feedback and input on the City’s digital growth and future.

The Bronx Meetup was generously hosted by the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator, and representatives from the Bronx Tech Meetup presented to the larger group of about 50 participants.  

The Meetup began with a presentation of the New York City’s Digital Roadmap, and was followed immediately by five group breakout sessions that explored the five pillars of the Roadmap: Access, Education, Open Government, Engagement and Industry. At the conclusion of the event, the groups reconvened to share their top ideas and recommendations with the City.

Topics covered included support for increasing Internet access and options, strategies for implementing STEM education, creating open data standards across cities and countries, sustaining online public engagement, and fostering local tech and digital talent.  

The next Digital Roadmap Meetup will take place in Queens on Tuesday, August 13 from 7-9 PM. All are welcome – register here.

August 2nd, 2013


Check out this incredible geodata visualization of Brooklyn’s buildings color-coded to the year they were built. Using Department of City Planning data available through the NYC OpenData portal, the interactive map allows users to hover over buildings to see the address and year-built.

Get recently added PLUTO & mapPLUTO  data. 

Thanks to @thomasrhiel at the BKLYNER for the post.  

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