What they did not want you to ever find out is that your generation, the generation born between 1980-1995, actually outnumbers the Baby Boomers. They knew that if you ever turned your eye towards political reform, you could change the world. They tried to keep you sated on vapid television shows and vapid music. They cut off your education and fed you brain candy. They took away your music and gave you Top Ten pop stations. They cut off your art and replaced it with endless reality shows for you to plug into, hoping you would sit quietly by as they ran the world. We as a society are only as strong as our weakest link. Give ‘em hell, kids. 

I’ve never loved a post so much in the history of tumblr

As I say goodnight to my island of ancestry, I will think about my maternal & paternal families & the unflinching love that they spread across the world.

This trip has been a solid head check into the future I want to build. For the next few months, I will meditate on how to bring this energy into everything that I do.

Good night my island of enchantment. (at Funeraria Moca Memorial)


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