NYC seeks local partners on new neighborhood websites - Metro US

NYC seeks local partners on new neighborhood websites

Nic Czarnecki/Metro Boston

You — yes you —might be able to help run your neighborhood’s official web hub with the City of New York.

City Hall is looking for organizations to manage any one of the 400 individual neighborhood hubs on neighborhood.nyc.

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Launched in October, the neighborhood.nyc portals offer basic data and information to residents about their immediate communities, including events, transit alerts, 311 service requests, construction and traffic alerts.

Registered not-for-profits, public benefit corporations or local development corporations located within a given neighborhood can particiapte in the project.

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“Qualified organizations can apply to become administrators of their community’s site and customize the sites with additional content and tools, allowing them to reflect the needs and interests of their community,” the mayor’s office said.

Partnering with the five borough presidents, the city is currently reaching out to residents via information sessions.

Staten Island’s and Queens’ sessions have passed but Manhattanites can go to Manhattan Borough Hall at 1 Centre Street on Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m.

Brooklynites can stop by Brooklyn Borough Hall at 209 Joralemon Street on Dec. 15 at 6:30 p.m., while interested Bronxites will gather at Hostos Community College at 500 Grand Concourse by 10 a.m.

The sites went live — with addresses including Parkchester.nyc, Jamaica.nyc and Bushwick.nyc — during a 90-day beta period and will officially launch in 2016.

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