Category: Open Data


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. READ MORE

Participatory Budgeting: Visualizing the Results (Cycle 6)

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). READ MORE

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. READ MORE

Constituent Services Data

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.

Explore the Data

We’re committed to using data and working with civic technologists to advance policies, services and the way the Council interacts with constituents. READ MORE

Participatory Budgeting: Visualizing the Results (Cycle 5)

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. READ MORE