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Civic tech in New York City

New York City hosts a thriving civic tech community. The tech sector itself has become a major force in New York City, already home to finance, real estate, and media industries. As a result, the city has birthed a disproportionate number of civic startups. Civic tech in New York takes place inside and in partnership with the massive city government, as well as with activists outside of government. New York also offers strong universities and public institutions across its 5 boroughs and metropolitan area.

Key links:

  1. NYC Open Data
  2. NYC Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer
  3. BetaNYC, New York's civic hacking brigade

Projects

Wethos

Social change organizations job platform

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Unfiltered.News

Unfiltered.News maps what important news stories m

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Tomorrow Lab

An Innovation Studio for Hardware Products

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SumOfUs

SumOfUs is a non-governmental organization of cons

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Outfox AI

Outfox AI is an intuitive, low-cost Facebook ad-bu

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MyGov NYC

We help you better understand NYC government, and

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MobilizeAmerica

MobilizeAmerica is a volunteer management platform

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Incidental Emergency Grants

The Incidental Emergency Grants respond to urgent

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Citiesense

Neighborhood Knowledge Platform

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Cities of the Future

Each episode explores one idea or innovation that

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Access Now

We defend and extend the digital rights of users a

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How’s my Driving NYC

Search New York City parking & camera violations

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MAPSCorps

We train youth to produce high quality data about

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Quartz Bad Data Guide

An exhaustive reference to problems seen in real-w

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Urban Archive

Urban Archive is a technology nonprofit that creat

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Survey160

Survey 160 is a software-as-a-service tool which s

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Ryecatcher

RyeCatcher is online collaboration software that m

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Alia

Alia is an online platform to help house cleaners

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New York City Civic Engagement Commission

The Civic Engagement Commission will enhance civic

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Up & Go

Home cleaning in NYC you can feel great about

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Share the Facts

Share the Facts offers a new way for professional

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Perspective

Perspective is an API that uses machine learning t

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NYC Blockchain Center

the City’s first public-private NYC Blockchain C

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Human.nyc

Our team spent two years listening to homeless New

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Housing Data Coalition

The Housing Data Coalition (HDC) is a group of ind

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Elucd

For the first time, city leaders can track the rea

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Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is the free, 24/7, confidential t

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SONYC Sounds of New York City

SONYC is currently seeking citizen scientists to h

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MTA Genius Transit Challenge

As part of a wide-ranging effort to upgrade the su

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Transit Tech Lab

The Transit Tech Lab is an accelerator program for

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The Markup

We are a new publication illuminating how powerful

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21st Century VocabularY

The 21st Century Vocabulary seeks to map and catal

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NYC Benefits Screening API

Create modern web applications that evaluate house

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Reported

Reported lets you hold NYC drivers accountable for

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Redirect Method

The Redirect Method is focused on reaching those w

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Project Shield

Project Shield uses Google’s infrastructure to p

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Displacement Alert Portal

DAP Portal is a comprehensive new research tool th

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Paint the Town

Paint the Town is a collaborative data art project

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Contracts for Data Collaboration

to address the inefficiencies of developing contra

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Jigsaw

How can technology make people in the world safer?

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The Internet of Ownership

The Internet of Ownership is a resource for the em

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Good Call NYC

Good Call NYC provides support during an arrest pr

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Outline

Outline makes it easy for news organizations to se

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Curated by Civic Hall

Built on the idea that together – technologists, government officials, community organizers, researchers, makers, social entrepreneurs, change-makers, hackers, academics, journalists, artists– we can organize to solve civic problems to scale.

We are a community of action-oriented, cross-sector professionals located in the heart of Manhattan, where we aim to better the world through civic tech.

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