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Bring community boards into the 21st Century

Provide easily navigable Community Board meeting information and meeting notes in machine-readable format.

 

Include: Livestreaming, 311 metrics / dashboards into community issues, online surveys and maps.

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Improve NYC Maps / Pluto Data

NYCityMap should have a full fledged API < http://gis.nyc.gov/doitt/nycitymap/ >. + All datasets should have a clear GeoTaged locations / Improvements to open data catalog of all available data sets plotted on a base map. + MapPLUTO data should be free < http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/bytes/applbyte.shtml > + Improve/add additional maps - 311 integration - 911 Call integration - Crime map - Green infrastructure ...more »

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Better NYC Election Tools / NYC Votes

Improve the NYC election process by the following

+ Get to Know Your Candidates Tool

+ API around election / voting data

+ ability to donate via SMS

+ a one stop shop app with all election information and donating options within the app

+ early voting

+ electronic voting registration

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Digitize the City Record

Provide NY City Record in a machine readable format with real time search and geo search capabilities (think Google). Provide notices in a calendar view and provide extensible API.

 

http://a856-internet.nyc.gov/nycvendoronline/home.asp

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The Accessible City

The city administration has moved to acquire the .nyc TLD - its like .com and .org but just for New Yorkers. And it has created a .NYC Advisory Board to help fashion an insightful development plan. We need digital public spaces to help the public engage and run our city. For example, "voters.nyc" with every registered voter getting a "my-city" civic space, e.g., Your.Name.voter.nyc, with candidate info, polling location, ...more »

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Municipal Broadband for NYC

Can NYC offer municipal broadband like Chattanooga, Tennessee? http://chattanoogagig.com/ Would this help grow the NYC economy and create more innovation?

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Enable the makers

In public education, require that students be taught how to use electronic tools to create instead of just consume.

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Open 311 API

Just as 311 opened the door for crowd sourcing NYC's problems and information, the adoption and full implementation of a Open 311 Read/Write API will bring 311 into the 21st Century.

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Improved public safety data (NYPD / FDNY)

NYPD

+ Release all data as machine readable and via an update API

+ Detailed Crash (motor vehicle, bike, and pedestrian) Data

+ 911 location and types of calls

+ Precinct Locations and Chain of Command Structure (where permissible)

 

FDNY

+ Fire Hydrant data so we can build adopt-a-hydrant (See Boston)

+ 911 location and types of calls (see seattle)

+ 911 response times (see L.A.)

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Smarter buildings - networking

Require that every new construction in the city be provided wiring from at least 2 broadband providers, with a minimum 100Mb link to each unit in the building.

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Civic Technology as 21st Century Civic Courses

Include civic technology (municipal data science and computer science) courses in technology focused curriculums within New York Public Schools.

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Open FOIL

Create and maintain an OpenFOIL tool (aka more than a FOIL tracker) that provides metric, assists in the opening up of FOILed items.

 

* FOIL is NY's Freedom of Information Law. This is one of the most progressive Freedom of Information Laws in the nation.

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