Friday, October 16, 2015

New city site let's you know about real-time transit delays and disruptive banging and pounding noises



The city is rolling out a new website — www.neighborhoods.nyc, now in beta — to provide up-to-the-minute updates on what's happening on your block.

We'll cut-and-paste this overview from Curbed:

The site reflects real time updates to transit, construction, and traffic alerts, 311 service requests, emergency notifications, event permits, and other data. The data is also displayed on a neighborhood map that can be used to look up things like restaurant grades, greenmarkets, and parks.

I checked on it last night to learn that there were delays on the 4 and F trains... that a sewer backed up at 111 Avenue C ... that "Rats were reported in a park at Avenue A and East 7 Street last weekend" ... and my favorite — "Disruptive banging and pounding noise was reported last Tuesday at 103 Avenue A."

Each neighborhood page includes details on the weather, garbage and recycling schedules, school closures and alternate-side parking.

The site, which went live on Wednesday, arrives via the Mayor's Office of Technology and Innovation and Vizalytics, a local tech startup. DNAinfo noted that the developers will continue to tweak the site over the next 90 days or so. Specific sites — with names like EastVillage.nyc — are expected in early 2016.

9 comments:

Jill said...

I see none of this on the iPad.

Anonymous said...

Another socialist disaster in the making by the crookeaucrats at Havana on the Hudson. Where is Castro to direct them when he is needed? Wa$ting taxpayer$ dollar$ again.

a libertarian and anarchist

Michael Paul said...

very cool

Anonymous said...

Please ignore the man hiding behind the curtain of "libertarianism and anarchism" because anything government does is wrong in his eyes.

bllue glass said...

this is a good start
the information i am interested is not available on this site
yet?
and there is no "ask" link
i hope it will have more information than 311 which i mostly find useless and consider a pacifier that does mot work
311 allows city agencies to hide behind the veil of 311 and it is very hard to get through to an actual agency person with real information

Anonymous said...

311 was invented by a descendant of Uncle Joe Stalin to help gubment crookeaucrats wa$te taxpayer$ time.

Anonymous said...

This new neighborhood will soon surpass this one...

Anonymous said...

Calling 311 is mostly a waste of time. For instance, I have filed a number of complaints about unenclosed sidewalk cafes along Second Avenue. Most of them are not compliant to the rule of the minimum distance from the curb which is 8 feet. Many of them have plants that stick out at eye level which can be dangerous to ones vision. Others keep sandwich type chalkboards advertising specials and Happy Hour that block the sidewalks. So many violations that you could choke a large diner easily. But what happens? Nothing. Typical city S.N.A.F.U.

Anonymous said...

Do you yell at clouds, too?