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Open Data, Open Kitchens, Closed Mouths?

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, August 3 2010

Photo credit: moominmolly New York City restaurateurs aren't particularly thrilled by the city's new easy-to-use website and widget for pulling up health inspection data on the city's many eateries, delis, and Read More

A Peek Inside New York City's Checkbook

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 2 2010

New York City has opened up a look inside its ledger. Checkbook NYC, released by city comptroller John Liu yesterday, sets up users to search and download some top-level details on the money spent by the city each day. ... Read More

Open Gov Growing in New York?

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 10 2010

There are Gov 2.0 rumblings in the Big Apple. The New York City Council Committee on Technology announced yesterday that it will hold a hearing in two weeks on a bill that would, if passed, standardize the collection, ... Read More

Pot Hole Spotting in the Bronx

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 17 2010

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BigApps: Build a Better Gotham [UPDATED]

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, October 6 2009

The New York Times stole the best headline for this post, "New York City Wants You to Create an App For That." Sigh. Anyho, the Big Apple is indeed kicking off its Big Apps contest this very afternoon. Read More

Tweet the Vote, New York City-style

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 15 2009

It's Primary Day here in New York state, as well as various cities around the country, and while turnout is expected to be low (just 15% in NYC), we're going to keep our eyes on ways that candidates and/or activists are ... Read More