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City Council Course Offering: Open Data 101

Nov 23, 2014

Council Member Vacca (photo: William Alatriste) For civic technologists and the data savvy, New York City's Open Data Portal has been a blessing. After years of limited transparency, City data, which


New York's Part-Time Legislators Look for a Raise

Nov 19, 2014

Skelos (left), Cuomo, and Silver will determine if pay raises move (photo: @melissadderosa) New York's legislative leaders think it is far time they got a raise. They will tell anyone who


Looking for 411 on 311

Nov 18, 2014

Celebrating 311's birthday (photo: @nyc311) NEW YORK—The City's 311 system has become a model platform for citizens to give non-emergency complaints to their government. New Yorkers are able to voice concerns


City Announces Payphone Wi-Fi Deal

Nov 17, 2014

image: NYC Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications via link.nyc NEW YORK—Blazing fast wireless internet speeds. Updated digital advertising. Free phone calls to anywhere in the United States. Cell phone charging