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In Cable Franchise Deal, New York City Snatches Up Commitments to High-Speed Internet

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, August 10 2011

A deal with New York's cable providers is based on a 2008 deal with Verizon to provide its FiOS fiber-optic service in the city. Photo: Rob Pongsajapan / Flickr New York City on Wednesday announced a deal with Time ... Read More

Stephen Goldsmith, e-Government Advocate, Leaves Bloomberg Administration

BY Nick Judd | Friday, August 5 2011

E-government advocate Stephen Goldsmith is leaving the administration of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for "opportunities" in the private sector, the city announced yesterday. Goldsmith served just 14 months in ... Read More

ChangeByUs, a New Platform For Citizen Engagement, Launches Today in Beta

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, July 7 2011

Change By Us NYC The City of New York today launched Change By Us NYC, its collaboration with Brooklyn-based design firm Local Projects, a platform for New Yorkers to propose projects and ideas to improve the city, then ... Read More

Chicago CTO Says Senior Municipal Staff are Changing the Way Cities Work

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 28 2011

Chicago at night. Photo: Rhys Asplundh / Flickr Mayors across the United States are tasking senior staffers with changing the way their cities work, Chicago Chief Technology Officer John Tolva said during an interview ... Read More

An API for New York City Data, and a Chance to Suggest What to Use It For

BY Nick Judd | Tuesday, June 21 2011

New York City will provide on-the-fly access to the datasets in its New York City Datamine by the end of the year, city Chief Digital Officer Rachel Sterne promised Tuesday at the Games for Change conference held in New ... Read More

Meet Commons, the Mobile, Social Gamification of 311

BY Becky Kazansky | Tuesday, June 21 2011

New Yorkers have a new way to identify problems and solutions in their city with the launch of Commons, a mobile, social game which aims to make 311 an easy and social experience through a platform for citizens to ... Read More

Free Wi-Fi Coming to New York City Parks

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, June 9 2011

Free wi-fi is coming to 20 New York City parks as part of a partnership with AT&T, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on his website today. From the site: “In May, we laid out a strategy to make New York City the ... Read More

Where Your Taxes Go, NYC Edition

BY Nick Judd | Thursday, May 19 2011

The office of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer takes a page from the White House's playbook with the web-based New York City Taxpayer Receipt. (Via @aschierenbeck) Read More

New York Releases 'Road Map for the Digital City'

BY Nick Judd | Monday, May 16 2011

Watch live streaming video from nycgov at New York City will develop an open government framework featuring APIs for city data, relaunch its website and make a host of changes to the way it presents ... Read More

A Policy Debate Grows on Twitter

BY Nick Judd | Wednesday, May 11 2011

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson argued publicly over education funding for the city in sharp-tongued, 140-character chunks today. That's right — the pair went ... Read More