Open data embraces the beauty of a more transparent government,” said NYC Councilspeaker Quinn. “It is the building block of the digital age.
The City Council voted unanimously on Thursday to approve a bill that will create a crime mapping database, allowing the public for the first time to view and search reports of criminal activity at a neighborhood level.
But even now, in an era of hyper-localization, of neighborhood blogs and Patch sites, many of us have little sense of what our community boards are doing, little time to pay attention, and the boards in turn often are short-staffed and cannot possibly disseminate information on every issue.
STREETSPAC – A group of activists who favor the city’s recent investments in bike lanes, pedestrian-only street plazas and other urban elements that don’t cater to cars have a plan for ensuring the movement continues: a political-action committee.
The Declaration is a work of consummate artistry that sustains a perfect synthesis of style, form and content,” Lucas says. “There could be no greater literary or rhetorical achievement.
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