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.