in the meantime, Loeb has one piece of advice for cosmologists. “Until proven wrong, we should assume we are not special.”
On Monday, February 24th, at 2pm, the NY City Council’s Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections will hold a public hearing on the question: “What changes in the City Council’s Rules can make a more responsive, transparent, and effective legislature?” The hearing will be in the City Council Chambers at City Hall.
If you can not participate physically, you can participate virtually. Join the conversation on the Council’s website.
The idea of being fined for crossing the road at the wrong place can bemuse foreign visitors to the US, where the origins of so-called jaywalking lie in a propaganda campaign by the motor industry in the 1920s.
DoITT recently updated and automated a number of datasets, including the Department of Health and Mental Health’s flu vaccine locations and farmers market locations, the Department of Sanitation’s monthly tonnages and graffiti removal, and the Taxi and Limousine Commission’s lost property and active drivers, among others. The real time information in these datasets begins to tell the story of our city – from over 2,000 medical providers participating in NYC REACH, to over 51,000 active medallion taxi drivers, and the 140 farmers markets located across the city.
Monthly Tonnages, Department of Sanitation
Graffiti Information, Department of Sanitation
Lost Property Contact Information, Taxi and Limousine Commission
Active Medallion Drivers, Taxi and Limousine Commission
Authorized Medallion Vehicles, Taxi and Limousine Commission
Seasonal Flu Vaccine Locations, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
Farmers Markets, Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
NYC REACH (Regional Electronic Adoption Center for Health) Participants, Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Visit the NYC OpenData portal at nyc.gov/data to access these new datasets and much more.
Photo credit: littleny
The travesty of exchanging a Puerto Rican winter for a New York One. #IslandHopping (at Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU))
This is an important moment in history; we know that prohibition does not work. We know that the people who devise drug laws are out of touch and have no idea how to reach a solution. Do they even have the inclination? The fact is their methods are so gallingly ineffective that it is difficult not to deduce that they are deliberately creating the worst imaginable circumstances to maximise the harm caused by substance misuse.
Day 2 of recoding my grandfather’s life story. (at moca)