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 »
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.
Work to ensure the access and understanding of health insurance programs for entrepreneurs and startups. Help reduce one of the last barriers to people starting their own companies -- the fear or not being able to find affordable coverage for themselves and their employees. PM me if you want to see this become more of a reality.
Accelerate the completion of a continuous greenway surrounding the island of Manhattan. Only a few of the 20+ miles remain to make it a continuous, accessible loop for walkers, riders, strollers and others who want to soak up some scenery. This includes greenway passage around the United Nations along the East River, and passage along the riverfront in north Harlem. A fun, livable city with places to run, bike, and play... more »
Wherever telcos turn off copper wiring infrastructures, require that they turn those infrastructures over to the city.
Put the infrastructure to bid for providing low cost data services in disadvantaged areas.
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.
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.
In public education, require that students be taught how to use electronic tools to create instead of just consume.
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.
+ 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)
+ 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.)
All levels of NYC government, an online petition tool like the White House's "We the People" should exist. The City has experimented with "Change by us" but it doesn't seem to have the same type of attention.
Include civic technology (municipal data science and computer science) courses in technology focused curriculums within New York Public Schools.
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.
A Kickstarter where micro-projects (projects of less than $20k), seeded from the backlogs of City agencies, are published. Civic Hackers, Students, Researchers, Independent contractors can then "bid" on these projects. This not only saves money (the traditional RFP process introduces too much overhead and automatically eliminates people who are not familiar with it), it also seeds the Civic Innovation ecosystem.... more »
Even with recent improvements by the Independent Budget Office, the New York City budget process still remains opaque as journalists and residents try to understand differences between the Mayor's budget, the City Council budget and the final budget. Details are often presented through press releases that discuss reductions, restorations and other often indecipherable budget lingo. A “User Friendly” budget would list... more »