Ny1.com did a story on a newly developed website that is using the .nyc extension. You can check out the video here as Time Warner/Ny1.com don’t give you a way to embed the video.
Neighborhoods.nyc will give New Yorkers a way to see what is going on in their neighborhood, a way to get hyper local and focus in on what is most important to neighborhood residents.
From the article:
neighborhoods.nyc. It’s one-stop shopping for information about issues like traffic congestion, quality-of-life problems, unsanitary restaurants and MTA service changes in each of the city’s more than 400 neighborhoods.
“Our goal here was really bring everything that was specific to neighborhoods, bring it into one place, make it easy to use,” said Jeff Merritt, director of innovation with the city of New York.
The city spent $20,000 and partnered with the startup Vizalytics, which developed the site.
Some New Yorkers might have little use for the information, like reports of mice and graffiti sightings, but people with whom NY1 spoke to seem to like the new site.
“There’s so many apps out there now. If one that’s just kind of just for me and my neighborhood, it would be definitely useful,” said one New Yorker.