Recovery Data Partnership

Recovery Data Partnership

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The NYC Recovery Data Partnership (RDP) is a first-of-its-kind effort for community, non-profit, and private organizations to share data with the City to aid in Covid-19 response and recovery efforts. Data shared by partner organizations is provided free-of-charge to bolster understanding of how industry, service delivery, and the lived experiences of New Yorkers have been impacted by Covid-19, and will help to inform programmatic and policy decisions for an equitable recovery. The Recovery Data Partnership is centered on principles of privacy, fairness, accountability, and transparency.

The Recovery Data Partnership is chaired by the Mayor's Office of Policy and Planning, the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, and the Mayor's Office of Operations, with counsel from the City's Chief Privacy Officer. Technical support was provided by the Department of City Planning's Data Engineering team.

If you have any questions about the Recovery Data Partnership, send an email to RecoveryData@cityhall.nyc.gov.

Current Data Partners

Logos of our current data partners: SafeGraph; StreetEasy; Older Adults Technology Services; BetaNYC; Kinsa; LinkedIn; Foursquare; ioby; Upsolve; Cuebiq; and the New School's Urban Systems Lab.

A list of current partners and the data they are sharing with the City is below:

PartnerData Being Shared
StreetEasy, Zillow Group's NYC brand Weekly real estate rental and sales metrics aggregated at the neighborhood level.
LinkedIn LinkedIn Hiring Rate, a real-time measure of hiring activity based on LinkedIn members who add a new employer to their profile.
Kinsa Aggregated rates of illness and atypical illness from Kinsa smart thermometer readings.
Foursquare Aggregated foot traffic data by neighborhood and specific types of businesses.
BetaNYC and a coalition of neighborhood groups

Community-maintained directories of businesses and other essential services, their hours, and other details during the Covid-19 pandemic.

ioby Descriptions of community-based crowdfunding projects and donation transactions.
SafeGraph Business listings, building footprints/polygons, and aggregated and anonymized foot traffic data.
OATS Sociodemographic information and the degree tech usage/fluency of OATS users, older adults seeking age-appropriate technology training.
Cuebiq Aggregated mobility and density insights, including visit trends to key points of interest and nationwide travel behavior.
Upsolve Demographic information about New Yorkers signing up for personal bankruptcy services and why they are filing for bankruptcy.
Urban Systems Lab Survey results on access to parks and open space during the pandemic.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Aggregated statistics on museum attendance and membership activities.
NYU CUSP's SONYC Hourly aggregated decibel data from 15 acoustic noise sensors deployed across NYC since late 2016.

City Agency Data Use Cases

The chart below shows all approved use cases for data from the Recovery Data Partnership (last updated January 11, 2021):

AgencyData Partners
Description
Department of City Planning
BetaNYC
DCP's Transportation Division is using crowdsourced store opening data to supplement their analysis of the Open Restaurants and Open Streets programs, including the relationship between Open Restaurant permits and the on-the-ground reality of whether a restaurant is open or not.
Department of City Planning
Cuebiq, Foursquare
DCP's Transportation Division is reviewing aggregrated and anonymized location data for information about changes in activity level at different establishments including retail and office. The data may help track activity levels in the CBD, in the types of businesses that support workers returning to the office, and areas where the Open Restaurants and Open Streets programs are active.
Department of City Planning
Cuebiq, SafeGraph, StreetEasy
DCP's Regional Planning Division is using aggregated and anonymized location data and real estate price indices to understand NYC resident migration and mobility patterns to- and from-NYC prior to and since the pandemic.
Department of City Planning
StreetEasy
DCP's Housing and Economic Development Division is using real estate price indices to understand changes in the NYC rental market on the neighborhood level since the beginning of the pandemic.
Department of City Planning
StreetEasy
DCP's Transportation Division is reviewing real estate metrics for information about residential preferences stemming from longer term shifts to teleworking, reduced frequency of commutes, and/or greater emphasis on "one-seat-rides" or shorter commutes.
Department of Transportation
BetaNYC, Cuebiq, Foursquare, SafeGraph, StreetEasy, Urban Systems Lab
DOT's Performance Management team is using aggregated and anonymized location data, real estate indices, and survey results from park visitors to better understand changing travel patterns and to help inform resource allocation in the city's transportation network.
Department of Transportation
Kinsa, LinkedIn, OATS, Upsolve
DOT's Performance Management team is using partner data to support human resources analysis for their agency in the areas of hiring and recruitment, health and safety, and employee services.
Mayor's Office of Operations
Cuebiq
The Mayor's Office of Operations is using aggregated and anonymized mobility data of travelers entering NYC from other states to understand top-line travel trends and quarantine behavior.
NYC Emergency Management
Foursquare, Kinsa, LinkedIn, StreetEasy, Metropolitan Museum of Art
NYCEM's Recovery Team is using various data sources to visualize trends across different recovery sectors in a dashboard shared internally with City employees and leadership.
NYC Parks
Urban Systems Lab
NYC Parks is reviewing survey results for information about New Yorkers' perception and use of parks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

City Agencies: Want to Access the Data for Analysis?

Before receiving access to partnership datasets, all City agencies are required to submit a Data Request Application to the RDP team that describes their intended responsible data use and analysis. Use cases will be reviewed by Partnership staff, with input from external advisors (described below).

Leadership and Staff

Martha Norrick serves as a Co-Chair and as Acting Chief Analytics Officer and Director of the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics.

Jeff Thamkittikasem serves as a Co-Chair and Director of the Mayor's Office of Operations.

Staff from the Mayor's Office of Policy and Planning, the Mayor's Office of Data Analytics, and the Mayor's Office of Operations support the initiative.

Advisors

To support the Recovery Data Partnership, the City has engaged advisors who are data experts and practitioners from academic institutions and community-based organizations to draw on their expertise to provide input on potential data uses. Advisors include:

  • Erica Bond - Data Collaborative for Justice, Chief Policy Strategist
  • Sophia Halkitis - Citizens Committee for Children New York, Research and Data Team
  • Robinson Hernandez - Company, Executive Director of the Urban Tech Hub
  • Shaina Horowitz - New Lab, Vice President of Product & Programs
  • Aankit Patel - CUNY, Director of STEM Education Programs
  • Stefaan Verhulst - GovLab, Cofounder and Chief Research and Development Officer
  • Alice Xiang - AI Researcher

Guiding Principles of the Partnership

The City has designed this partnership with New Yorkers and the following principles in mind:

  • Equity and Fairness: The City aims to seek and use representative data of the lived experiences of New Yorkers from all backgrounds and geographies to inform efforts for an equitable recovery.
  • Transparency and Accountability: The Recovery Data Partnership team will review all proposed City uses of data provided by partners, and information about data uses will be made publicly available for New Yorkers to see how data is being used through analysis. Partnership advisors will have an opportunity to contribute their ideas and expertise as part of the City's review process.
  • Privacy: The City takes protecting and being a custodian of New Yorkers' information very seriously. All partners have agreed to adhere to City privacy and confidentiality guidelines, and the City will restrict data access to agencies and analysts with approved Covid-19-related use cases.

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If you have any questions about the Recovery Data Partnership, send an email to RecoveryData@cityhall.nyc.gov.