Category: Open Data


Street Co-Naming Map 2017

Every year, Council Members pass bills to co-name streets in honor of residents and organizations that have had an impact on our City’s cultural, political, and economic life.

Now we’ve mapped them!

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2016 Street Co-Naming

Legislative API

Today, we introduced a legislative API detailing all of our laws, meetings, and Councilmembers.

What is an API?

The Council shares and archives all of our legislative information, including proposed and passed legislation, hearings, and monthly Stated meetings, on our Legislative Research Center, known as Legistar. The New York City Council Legistar system was built by Granicus using their Legistar Legislative Management Suite.

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During PBNYC cycle 6 (2016-2017), New Yorkers had the opportunity to vote for their five favorite projects proposed in their Districts. 102,800 New Yorkers voted for their favorite projects across 31 Council Districts, allocating over $40 million in Capital funds for PBNYC Cycle 6 (2016-2017). Cycle 6 saw a 45 percent increase in the number of voters (up from 67,691 voters in Cycle 5).

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Budget Explorer

Let’s face it, the New York City budget is complex. We set out to make the budget a little clearer with a new Budget Explorer for the NYC Expense Budget.

New York City’s Expense Budget determines recurring expenses and contracts, such as teachers in our schools, the electricity at local senior centers, and maintenance of city parks.

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This dataset comes from CouncilStat, an application used by many Council district offices to enter and track constituent issues that can range from affordable housing, to potholes and pedestrian safety.

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We’re committed to using data and working with civic technologists to advance policies, services and the way the Council interacts with constituents. Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito spoke about the need to think differently and critically about data at the recent NYC School of Data Conference.

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During PBNYC cycle 5 (2015-2016), New Yorkers had the opportunity to vote for their five favorite projects proposed in their Districts. Each participating Council Member offered at least $1 million in funding for the proposals that tally the most votes. 67,000 New Yorkers voted to allocate $38 million for locally-developed capital projects across 28 Council Districts in New York City.

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