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Africa Open Data Jam Teleconference - Sign up to join Today: http://www.meetup.com/Africa-O­pen-Data/events/199335882/ Steven A. Sep 3, 2014 3:47 PM
Latest ACRIS data - Hi, How often is there an update of the ACRIS dataset? It seems that the one on Socrata isn't completely up to date. Avishai W. Sep 3, 2014 12:31 PM
Re: [betaNYC] In Search of Hess' Triangle - From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G­ordon_Matta-Clark Liz Sep 3, 2014 11:45 AM
Re: [betaNYC] In Search of Hess' Triangle - @Steve & Marc, thanks for the tips... Ironically, I have yet to visit Hess' Triangle since becoming obsessed with it, nor left the house to conduct any of this analysis.  That's a technology win, but perhaps we've lost some Chris W. Sep 3, 2014 11:40 AM
Re: [betaNYC] In Search of Hess' Triangle - Some Archival news on the Hess triangle. Once upon a time a famous NY family gave the c Marc S. Sep 3, 2014 10:42 AM
Re: [betaNYC] In Search of Hess' Triangle - Chris, Great sleuthing. For early property info, I'd suggest two places: 1) the Manhattan Borough Steven R. Sep 3, 2014 10:27 AM
Re: [betaNYC] In Search of Hess' Triangle - Contacting the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Prese Marc S. Sep 3, 2014 9:35 AM
Re: [betaNYC] In Search of Hess' Triangle - [invokes the spirit of Gordon Matta Clark] [and 596acres ;)] @lizbarry Liz Sep 3, 2014 9:13 AM
In Search of Hess' Triangle - http://bit.ly/1umf0Xo I wanted to share a blog post about a fun little NYC Urban Planning story.  A few weeks ago, Noel shared an interesting post on the FB group abou Chris W. Sep 3, 2014 8:50 AM
Tomorrow's BetaTalk: Future of OpenGov in Albany & an opportunity to join a BetaNYC leadership! - Howdy Neighbors! TWO HUGE ANNOUNCEMENTS! +++ TOMORROW'S BetaTalk +++ We are honored to host Reinvent Albany and a conversation on the future of New York State's Open Government. This is a very Noel Hidalgo | B. Sep 2, 2014 4:03 PM
JOB: Social entrepreneur needed to take over market-validated venture - Hi all! Significance Labs is a non-profit tech incubator focusing on building new technology for people who make less than $25,000/year. We recently wrapped up our inaugural fell Alexis Sep 2, 2014 1:34 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Community Money = City Council Discretionary Funds = New York City Council Member Items - Wow thanks Sonya. And if you have suggestions on how to start participatory budgeting (PB) in districts that do not have it currently, please let us know. We have a block association in Bed Stuy t Ralph Y. Aug 29, 2014 3:06 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Community Money = City Council Discretionary Funds = New York City Council Member Items - I believe WNYC / Brian Lehrer / DNAinfo have the underlying data available, linked to in this article. Sonya R. Aug 29, 2014 2:33 PM
Community Money = City Council Discretionary Funds = New York City Council Member Items - Does anyone have the timeline and the breakdown of the city council member items for this year? I believe Chris that works in the city council's office (not Chris Whong) said he would post the details down to the indi Ralph Y. Aug 29, 2014 1:48 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Mac charger - Rafael V. Aug 28, 2014 11:53 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Mac charger - Success! Mac charger and I are reunited! Kimberly was very nice and helped me find it. Sent from my iPhone On Aug 28, 20 B M. Aug 28, 2014 11:50 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Mac charger - We saved it.  Madhu, I replied to your email. On Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 11:14 AM, volkan unsal < Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 28, 2014 11:21 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Mac charger - Madhu, You may want to reach out to Kimberly from DevBootcamp. Her email is: [address removed] volkan u. Aug 28, 2014 11:13 AM
Mac charger - Hi all I left my Mac charger at the dev boot camp workspace last night. Did anyone happen to notice it? It was towards the front of the workspace on the left side and plugged into the outlet near where Chris Whong was sitting. Thanks Madhu Sent B M. Aug 28, 2014 6:17 AM
Factoids for our Tech Trends report - Hi everyone, The research department at NYCEDC, where I work, produces a quarterly Tech Trends report. We usually include a few Kevin M. Aug 27, 2014 8:54 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Re: Propel: Simplifying and Streamlining the Process of Obtaining Food Stamps - Thanks for the feedback and support Rebecca. We're definitely interested in coordinating our efforts to provide the most significant impact to those in New York City who need it the most. I'll reach out direct Kevin M. Aug 27, 2014 11:46 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYTimes op-ed - Better governing though data - Check out what Ben Wellington (@IQuantNY) put together over the weekend after Chris liberated the ClaimStat data. http Joel N. Aug 27, 2014 11:03 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Re: Propel: Simplifying and Streamlining the Process of Obtaining Food Stamps - Rebecca and BetaNYC, This is great! Thanks for your response. I know that improving service delivery is something many of us are passionate about. The best way to move this issue forward is to get Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 27, 2014 10:00 AM
Re: Propel: Simplifying and Streamlining the Process of Obtaining Food Stamps - I work in IT at HRA, the city agency responsible for administering food stamps (and Medicaid and many other anti-poverty programs) in NYC. We have a new commissioner since DeBlasio took office who has a great policy agenda that relies heavily on tec Rebecca W. Aug 27, 2014 7:43 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Come work for one of NYC's hottest smart cities startup: Placemeter - Hi all, Our CEO, Alex, is having trouble sending his response to the list, so I've pasted his reply to Jeremy below. As usual, reach out to either of us with any questions. David F. Aug 26, 2014 3:39 PM
Propel: Simplifying and Streamlining the Process of Obtaining Food Stamps - Hi all!  Some of you may remember me from last week's Hacknight at Beta. It was great getting a chance to present to y'all and I really appreciated the enthusiasm and feedback.  Kevin M. Aug 26, 2014 11:50 AM
BetaNYC's next BetaTalk & civic hacker leadership training session! - Neighbors! Our next two events are slated to be amazing! AMAZING!! [IMAGE ANIMATED GIF OF FIREWORKS HERE] This week, 27 Aug, we will have our standard civic hacknight PLUS a leadership training sess Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 25, 2014 10:25 AM
Re: [betaNYC] NYTimes op-ed - Better governing though data - Excellent. I sorted the Police data by date occurred descending and it ends at 12/31/2013 The sewer data is even older.  Ralph Y. Aug 22, 2014 4:39 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYTimes op-ed - Better governing though data - Hi BetaNYC,  These claimstat maps are google fusiontables, so the data driving them is publicly available.  If you inspect the javascript that drives each map, you'll find a docID like: Chris W. Aug 22, 2014 4:10 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYTimes op-ed - Better governing though data - I agree with Joel.  The data should be updated daily and provided in CSV format in a open data portal. Plus it seems to be missing Fire Department Property Damage claims. The entire claims proc Ralph Y. Aug 22, 2014 3:55 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYTimes op-ed - Better governing though data - Awesome!  Hopefully, this will start a new round of innovation in ferreting out all kinds of inefficiencies - from short-sighted penny-wise, pound-foolish impacts of budget decisions, to identifying abusers gaming the system.  Joel N. Aug 22, 2014 3:41 PM
NYTimes op-ed - Better governing though data - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08­/20/opinion/better-governing-t­hrough-data.html?smid=tw-share­ Govern Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 22, 2014 3:11 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Parole Hearing Data csv on GitHub - Hi Nikki, Great to hear about a data dictionary! Something I think about often with datasets since meanings are over time lost requiring some tedio Marc S. Aug 21, 2014 11:46 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Parole Hearing Data csv on GitHub - Thanks so much, Noel! A few things that I'm interested in right now: Visualizations: Visualizations Re: the Elderly Parole Eligible Community  th nikki Aug 21, 2014 6:39 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Come work for one of NYC's hottest smart cities startup: Placemeter - David, Placemeter seems to be an innovative, thoughtful company that has tried to work through tricky tech / privacy issues.  I can see many potential positive uses for the data you are producing.  Nevertheless, as someone who has been in Jeremy B. Aug 21, 2014 2:49 PM
Come work for one of NYC's hottest smart cities startup: Placemeter - Hello betaNYC!  David Fine here. I work at a company called Placemeter, which is building a platform indexing physical activity around urban environments in real- David F. Aug 20, 2014 5:46 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Parole Hearing Data csv on GitHub - Nikki and Rebecca, This is VERY cool. How else can we help? What type of visualizations are you looking to develop? n --- Sent from an Apple //c On 12 Aug 2014, at 14:21, nikki wrote: > Hi all, > > Thanks so much to a Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 20, 2014 5:32 PM
Growing NYC's open data outlets... - Neighbors, There are SO many data outlets out there! I've collected 95+ data resources or maps and am looking for more! What are your favorite open datasets or map collections?  Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 19, 2014 7:44 PM
Call for Lightning Talks - Hi BetaNYC, Here's your call for Lightning Talks for this Wednesday's hacknight!   What project are you currently hacking on?  BetaNYC wants to hear about your technology stack, methodology, challe Chris W. Aug 18, 2014 12:08 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Speaking of FOILing data - Max G. Aug 15, 2014 3:19 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - And since we are again bringing up tax assessment, we'd love to have more people contact their state representatives to point out the incredible unequal tax assessments in New York City. Properties in Park Slope and Ralph Y. Aug 15, 2014 3:18 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - Hi Max, Thanks for that link. The home page of that site says a lot:   Ralph Y. Aug 15, 2014 3:12 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - Noel - what NYCH Max G. Aug 15, 2014 2:57 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - Hi, I'm confused are you considering making a foiamachine using screendoor? Wouldn't investigating the possibility of tapping into foiamachine be a quicker way to prototype a foil tool? Or use screendoor (it looks like it use a full Marc S. Aug 15, 2014 1:36 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Emrals: Rewarding City Cleanup - Another significant portion of NYC's public trash cans are managed by the Parks Department. I just checked with their GIS team and they don't have an inventory of the agency's trash cans or their locations, unfortunately. This i Tom B. Aug 15, 2014 11:54 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - Hi Noel, I am a 100% with you on this effort. I have not been able to help with the budget project because the guys are really good and have everything under control so I'd love to help with t Ralph Y. Aug 15, 2014 11:47 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - Thank you Noel and Joel and Everyone! We must work together. My questions are: Why would our current mayor's office not want transparency for FOIL requests?   Ralph Y. Aug 15, 2014 11:37 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - I love FOIAmachine. I backed them on Kickstarter! This is exactly what I want for BetaNYC's community. That being said, this could be done though ScreenDoor and we could ow Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 15, 2014 11:37 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - All, You may want to check FOIAmachine.org.  I just checked and DOF is there, along with the designated FOIA contact. I also happened to ping FOIAmachine folks last week asking about when the code will be avail Joel N. Aug 15, 2014 11:10 AM
Speaking of FOILing data - This should be easy for this group... Is there an online NYC FOIL request form? (I see only a printable version) Anyone have contacts in the Dept of Sanitation that might help answer some questions about available data? Thanks! Marc @mashcod Marc S. Aug 15, 2014 11:03 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - Ralph, John, Kevin, and BetaNYC... For the last few months, some of us have been compiling a list of needed datasets. In Sept, the City Council will hold a hearing and we are looking to pre Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 15, 2014 11:03 AM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - you can include me in a list of people that would like this data.  didn't this group start a project to speed up FOIA requests a while ago? Maybe I"m just thinking of Frank's Trello "Open Data Liz Aug 15, 2014 10:34 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Emrals: Rewarding City Cleanup - I've added the recycle cans to a map  http://www.emrals.com/ecan/ and a vote on the ticket.  Looking into the FOIL request. Thanks for the feedback and data source!   Sean A. Aug 14, 2014 4:04 PM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - Thanks John. Can I include you in the list of people that would want this data. It would be helpful if we had a group of concerned citizens that agree to sign on for the request AND a system where Ralph Y. Aug 14, 2014 2:07 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Emrals: Rewarding City Cleanup - fyi, an open ticket https://data.cityofnewyork.us/­nominate/3567 Marc S. Aug 14, 2014 1:40 PM
RE: [betaNYC] Emrals: Rewarding City Cleanup - Will C. Aug 14, 2014 1:27 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Emrals: Rewarding City Cleanup - I would assume the Department of Sanitation would have some kind of data on public trashcans that you could FOIL, if it isn't publicly available. On Thu, Aug 14, 2014 at Sanjay S. Aug 14, 2014 1:17 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Emrals: Rewarding City Cleanup - Yes, search, high zoom level, location on, w/ augmented reality should make it fun. Or hack the NSA's SCARP (Satelli Marc S. Aug 14, 2014 12:43 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Emrals: Rewarding City Cleanup - Thanks Marc! The map will be for public trash cans. I was thinking we can make it a fun Street view project. The idea is to have each smart can connected in a mesh net and the map will help us figure out the best deployment routes. Sean A. Aug 14, 2014 12:09 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Emrals: Rewarding City Cleanup - Sean, I would be grateful if you will respect the privacy of my trashcans ;) Congratulations btw! Marc S. Aug 14, 2014 10:47 AM
Emrals: Rewarding City Cleanup - Hi BetaNYC, Sean A. Aug 14, 2014 8:55 AM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - Might it be worth FOILing the historical assessment data from DoF? -- John Krauss http://blog.johnkrauss.com/ John K. Aug 14, 2014 7:15 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - Hi Kevin and Avishai The source is here:  Ralph Y. Aug 13, 2014 11:45 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - That's great! Do you know how far back it goes? On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 1:11 PM, Ralph Yozzo < Kevin M. Aug 13, 2014 2:05 PM
JOB: Web Developer (Full-time) | Transportation Alternatives | NYC - Hey good folks!  Mike Aug 13, 2014 1:54 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - Hey Ralph,  Thanks for putting up that dataset! Where were you able to get the DOF SOAs from? Cheers, Avishai Avishai W. Aug 13, 2014 1:48 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - I've loaded all the available assessments here  https://bigquery.cloud.google.­com/table/personal-real-estate­:nyc.assessment?pli=1 Ralph Y. Aug 13, 2014 1:10 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - The Department of City Planning as a collection of PLUTO archives . They don't have years attached to the PLUTO version number. With a high-speed internet Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 13, 2014 1:01 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Historical Assessment Roles - PLUTO, as you are probably aware, is a compilation from a variety of sources. The assessment data comes from the Dept. of Finance's RPAD (Real Property Assessment Database) aka assessme Colin R. Aug 13, 2014 12:26 PM
Historical Assessment Roles - Hi, someone from outside city government contacted me regarding getting historical property values for the South Bronx. (He found me through a report I did on Hunts Point.) At work, we usually get historical property values back to 2004 thr Kevin M. Aug 13, 2014 11:44 AM
Parole Hearing Data csv on GitHub - Hi all, Thanks so much to all of those who helped us nikki Aug 12, 2014 2:20 PM
Fwd: Data & Society is in search of additional Research Assistants - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: danah boyd Date: Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 11:20 AM Subject: Data & Society is in search of additional Research Assistants With lots of interesting projects coming our way, Data & Soci Joly M. Aug 12, 2014 12:41 PM
RE: GIS, mapping and design courses! - Preview not available Jessie B. Aug 11, 2014 1:43 PM
GIS, mapping and design courses! - Preview not available Jessie B. Aug 11, 2014 12:08 PM
Re: [betaNYC] This Wed's hacknight! - Excellent!  On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 5:26 PM, Noel Hidalgo | BetaNYC < [address removed] > wrote: Christopher E. Aug 10, 2014 9:53 PM
Re: [betaNYC] This Wed's hacknight! - Chris, This has been corrected! Please join us! n On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 9:14 PM, Christopher Eshleman < Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 10, 2014 9:25 PM
Re: [betaNYC] This Wed's hacknight! - Hi Noel,  The RSVP for Wed has been closed for a while. Bummer, as I'd like to come ...  Chris  Sent from my iPhone by my thumbs  On Sunday, August 10, 2014, Noel Hidalgo | BetaNYC < Christopher E. Aug 10, 2014 9:12 PM
This Wed's hacknight! - Neighbors, At this Wed's hacknight, we will have two special West Coast guests! Current Code for America fellows are going to present TransitMix. Additionally, we'll have two awesome lighting talks and Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 10, 2014 8:53 PM
Africa Open Data Jam - Thanks and Notes - Thanks to everyone who participated in the Africa Open Data Jamp on Tuesday, August 5th. We had Super high turnout, with 150 registered resulting in 100 in the room and 30 online. This is pretty great consider Steven A. Aug 10, 2014 7:47 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Open Data: Business Licenses - Many of them are filtered views created by other open data site visitors. The ones which are tables (hover over the icon for each item on the right side of the list to see which icon is which) are most likely the ones published by the city. Andrew N. Aug 8, 2014 3:33 PM
Re: [betaNYC] NYC Open Data: Business Licenses - I haven't but I'd be game.  I have a thought as to why, but I'll confirm/check it out Monday (I'm on a walkabout today).  Chris  Christopher E. Aug 8, 2014 2:39 PM
NYC Open Data: Business Licenses - Hey, has anyone done anything with business licenses from the Open Data portal? Does Chris or anyone know why there are a few different entries regarding Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) and business licenses? Kevin M. Aug 7, 2014 9:05 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Fwd: Open Data on Net Neutrality - Apparently the FCC neglected to scrub a lot of commenters' email addresses before publishing the data:  Carey Aug 7, 2014 11:18 AM
Fwd: Open Data on Net Neutrality - ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Shulman, Stu < [address removed] > Date: Wed, Aug 6, 20 Joly M. Aug 6, 2014 4:20 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Scraping help - Thanks, all! (And sorry for using the wrong mailing list.) We've gotten some great responses both on- and off-list, so we'll be implementing the suggestions y'all have given us. Rebecca A. Aug 6, 2014 11:53 AM
New York Next Top Makers - Greetings betaNYCers -  I want to make sure people know that the New York Next Top Makers program is accepting applications from hardware entrepreneurs interested in being selected as one of six Next Top Maker Richard R. Aug 5, 2014 3:17 PM
Re: [betaNYC] 35% of NYC BigApps’ finalists are BetaNYC member projects! - Appigi, a big-idea winner- also subscribes to this list serve. :) Margarita Soto [masked] margarita Aug 5, 2014 1:32 PM
Re: [betaNYC] 35% of NYC BigApps’ finalists are BetaNYC member projects! - Many apologies... I left off Metas ! CONGRATS! If there is anyone else/project I missed, please let me know. PLEASE?! n Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 5, 2014 12:42 PM
35% of NYC BigApps’ finalists are BetaNYC member projects! - Congratulations to all who participated in NYC BigApps!! Since BigApps started 6 years ago, it has been a slow tilt toward addressing the real needs of New Yorkers. Today, NYC BigApps announced 20 finalists and 23 BigApps Idea winners. Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 5, 2014 12:12 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Scraping help - I don't know if folks are familiar with it, but ScraperWiki is also a great way to automate scraping and pull data on a consistent basis... also uses Python, but has some built in libraries to make a few tasks easier. Mike C. Aug 5, 2014 11:24 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Scraping help - Hi Rebecca, Is there any specific reason for you to use mechanize to make requests? I switched to requests ( http://docs.python-requests.or­g/en/latest/ ) a Andy H. Aug 5, 2014 10:57 AM
Re: [BetaNYC - Civic Technology & Open Government] Greenhouse - Very much like the work of the Sunlig Andrew R. Aug 4, 2014 11:52 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Africa Open Data Jam - Steven,  Thanks for sharing it. Regards,  T On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Steven Adler < [address removed] > wrote: Tommy Aug 4, 2014 10:53 PM
Africa Open Data Jam - I attended the Africa Leaders Summit in DC today. Amazing Day. During the last panel discussion, John Podesta asked USDA Secretary John Vilsack about Open Data and here is what he said: Steven A. Aug 4, 2014 9:51 PM
This wed, BetaNYC hacknight on Transportation. - Neighbors, At this Wed's hacknight, we'll have three great lighting talks! This will be a great opportunity to bring your transit and transportation related projects and get feedback from like minded neighbors. Noel Hidalgo | B. Aug 4, 2014 1:32 PM
Re: Re: [betaNYC] NYC Housing and Vacancy Survey Microdata - Great, thanks everyone! On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 7:59 AM, Chris Whong < [address removed] > Kevin M. Aug 1, 2014 4:41 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Need some help from the crowd! - Have y'all heard of Citizens Budget Commission or seen their Budget Navigator or their interactive budget tool?  Prudence Aug 1, 2014 12:27 PM
Re: [betaNYC] Need some help from the crowd! - Excellent points Mark and Chris.  This is really just a first pass to see what the spread looks like.  It is obviously a much bigger lift to carve out chunks of the federal, state or surrounding county budgets to see how much of them appl Chris W. Aug 1, 2014 10:59 AM
RE: [betaNYC] Need some help from the crowd! - John M. Aug 1, 2014 10:43 AM
Re: [betaNYC] Need some help from the crowd! - Chris,  Three big differences (in order of importance) between NYC and LAC: 1. LA County  picks up much of the tab. (In New York, the counties are Christopher E. Aug 1, 2014 10:31 AM

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