Press Archive

2013 Press

NYC Data Tool Gives Small Business an Edge
December 27, 2013
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Map this! New city tech tool lets small businesses compete with the big guys by dishing data
December 26, 2013
Read the Map this article

Keeping track of snow plowing
December 18, 2013

NYCEDC Announces Launch of NYC Broadband Map to Provide View of Commercial Broadband Infrastructure
December 18, 2013
Read the Launch of NYC Broadband Map press release

Harlem Gets Wired: Free Public Wi-Fi to Launch Early Next Year
December 11, 2013
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New York City Launches Nation’s Largest Free Public Wi-Fi Network
December 11, 2013
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Harlem to Get Free, Outdoor WiFi by May 2014
December 10, 2013
Read the Wall Street Journal article

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Country’s Largest Continuous Free Public WiFi Network
December 10, 2013
Read the Country's Largest Continuous Free Public WiFi Network press release

New York City Felony Crime Data Depicted For First Time On Interactive Map
December 8, 2013
Read the NYC Felony Crime Data Depicted press release
Visit the NYC Crime Map

WiFi on Wheels Rolls Into Public Housing
November 20, 2013
Listen to the WiFi on Wheels Rolls into Public Housing story

Hearing on NYC's Open Data Law
November 21, 2013
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New Yorkers are learning to love big data
November 5, 2013
Watch the New Yorkers are learning love big data video here

NYC DataWeek Returns
October 27, 2013
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Exergamers NYC: Senior Centers connect online for first-ever Xbox Bowling Competition
October 23, 2013
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How New York is releasing its 'big data' to the public
October 12, 2013
Read the 'big data' article and listen to the story here

City's Website is Redesigned for First Time in a Decade
September 29, 2013
Read the City's Website is redesigned for first time in a decade article

Mayor Bloomberg Launches New Redesigned and Redeveloped NYC.gov
September 29, 2013
Read the New Redesigned and Redeveloped NYC.gov press release

New York City's Latest Open Data Release
September 23, 2013
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NYC Releases More Data Sets, Updates Portal
September 23, 2013
Read the More Data Sets article

Reams of City Data Available For First Time Through New User-Friendly Portal
September 23, 2013
Read the City Data Available for first time through New User-Friendly Portal press release

Let’s Make Old Payphones Into Electric Car Chargers
September 4, 2013
Read the Let's Make Old Payphones into Electric Car Chargers article

Could Outmoded Phone Booths Become E.V. Charging Stations?
August 14, 2013
Read the Could Outmoded Phone Booths become E.V. Charging Stations? article

NYCEDC Launches Second Round of ConnectNYC to Construct Free Fiber Cable Wiring for Businesses Across New York City
July 23, 2013
Read the NYCEDC Launches Second Rounch of ConnectNYC press release

Verizon Wireless Continues to Support the Mayor’s Office in its Efforts to Combat Domestic Violence in New York City
July 17, 2013
Read the Verizon Wireless Continues to Support Mayor's Office in its Efforts to Combat Domestic Violence in NYC press release 

Time Warner Cable Helps Bring Free Wi-Fi to City Parks
July 16, 2013
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32 City Parks Get Wi-Fi Access 
July 16, 2013
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NYC Partners with Cablevision, Time Warner Cable to Bring WiFi Hotspots to City Parks 
July 16, 2013
Read the NYC Partners with Cablevision, Time Warner Cable to Bring WiFi Hotspots to City Parks article

New York City and Cable Providers Launch Public WiFi in 32 Parks
July 16, 2013
Read the NYC and Cable Providers Launch Public WiFi in 32 Parks press release

Expert Roundtable: Technology and Telecommunications
July 14, 2013
Read the Expert Roundtable interview 

Communication Breakdown: Improving Cell Phone Infrastructure Post-Sandy
July 13, 2013
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Notice of Adoption of Rules
July 10, 2013
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911 In The Digital Age
July 10, 2013
Read the 911 in the Digital Age article 

Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn Announce New Unique .nyc Web Address for New Yorkers and Businesses
July 2, 2013
Read the New Unique .nyc Web Address press release

Opportunity to comment on proposed rules authorizing and regulating "microtrenching"
June 24, 2013
View the Opportunity to comment on proposed rules authorizing and regulating "microtrenching" notice

Winners of Fourth Annual NYC BigApps
June 20, 2013
Read the Winners of Fourth Annual NYC BigApps press release

Free Solar Mobile Charging Launched Across the Five Boroughs of New York City
June 18, 2013
Read the Free Solar Mobile Charging Launched press release

Deputy Mayor Holloway and Office of Emergency Management Commissioner Bruno Announce Final Updated Hurricane Evacuation Zones
June 18, 2013
Read the Final Updated Hurricane Evacuation Zones press release
Find your zone
Read the hurricane brochure

Liu Open-Sources Checkbook NYC
June 6, 2013
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Opportunity to comment on deletion of obsolete rules
May 23, 2013
View the Opportunity to comment on deletion of obsolete rules notice

Legislation Requiring the Creation of an Interactive Crime-Mapping Website
May 15, 2013
Read the Legislation requiring the Creation of an Interactive Crime-Mapping Website remarks
Read DoITT's testimony delivered March 1, 2013

Fighting Fires With Data, New York City Launches New Safety Inspection System
May 15, 2013
Read the Fighting Fires with Data article

Mayor Bloomberg and Fire Commissioner Cassano Announce New Risk-Based Fire Inspections Citywide Based On Data Mined from City Records
May 15, 2013
Read the New Risk-Based Fire Inspections Citywide press release

Remarks made by CIIO Merchant at the MIT Enterprise Forum
May 7, 2013
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New Kentucky CIO Brings Big Experience
May 6, 2013
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Data centers under water: What, me worry?
May 2, 2013
Read the Data centers under water article

Statement of CIIO Merchant on the Appointment of Deputy Commissioner James Fowler as Kentucky State CIO
April 30, 2013
Read the Statement of CIIO Merchant on the Appointment of Deputy Commissioner James Fowler as Kentucky State CIO

Kentucky Names New State Government CIO
April 30, 2013
Read the Kentucky Names New State Government CIO release

How New York is Reinventing the Phone Booth
April 24, 2013
Read the How NY is Reinventing the Phone Booth article

Proper Planning Kept IT Agencies Afloat During Hurricane Sandy
April 15, 2013
Read the Proper Planning Kept IT Agencies Afloat During Hurricane Sandy article

Will "Microtrenching" Realize New York City's Gigabit Dreams?
April 10, 2013
Read the Will "Microtrenching" Realize NYC's Gigabit Dreams article

New York City Announces Pilot Program to Pay Parking Meters Remotely and Launch of Real-Time Parking Availability Map
April 10, 2013
Read the Launch of Real-Time Parking Availability Map press release

Verizon Using Microtrenching To Install Fiber-Optic System in NYC
April 8, 2013
Read the Verizon using Microtrenching to install Fiber-Optic System in NYC article

New York City Launches Micro-Trenching Pilot
April 2, 2013
Read the NYC Launches Micro-Trenching Pilot press release
Learn more about the Micro-Trenching Pilot program

Mayor Bloomberg Launches Fourth Annual NYC BigApps Competition
March 19, 2013
Read the Fourth Annual NYC BigApps Competition press release

10-Foot-Tall Double-Sided Touchscreen Wins NYC's Pay Phone Redesign Challenge
March 16, 2013
Read the 10-Foot-Tall Double-Sided Touchscreen Wins NYC's Pay Phone Redesign Challenge article

What's going to happen to old NYC payphones?
March 14, 2013
Watch the What's going to happen to old NYC payphones? video

Under Open Data Law, New York City Begins Herding Its Data
March 11, 2013
Read the NYC Begins Herding Its Data article

New York City Celebrates Ten Years of NYC311
March 11, 2013
Read the NYC Celebrates Ten Years of NYC311 press release

Happy Birthday to NYC's Landmark Open Data Law
March 7, 2013
Read the Happy Birthday to NYC's Landmark Open Data Law article

New York's Data Deluge Begins
March 7, 2013
Read the NY's Data Deluge Begins article

Why New York City's Open Data Law is Worth Caring About
March 8, 2013
Read the Why NYC's Open Data Law is Worth Caring About article

One-Year Milestone of NYC's Landmark Open Data Law
March 7, 2013
Read the One-Year Milestone of NYC's Landmark Open Data Law press release

NYC Awards Six Reinvent Payphones Finalists, Asks Public To Select Favorite Via Facebook
March 6, 2013
Read the NYC Awards Six Reinvent Payphones Finalists article

New York City Announces Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge Finalists
March 6, 2013
Read the NYC Announces Reinvent Payphones Design Challenge Finalists press release

Redesigning NYC's 11,412 Payphones for the Digital Age
March 5, 2013
Read the Redesigning NYC's 11,412 Payphones for the Digital Age article

New York's Real-Time Snow Plow Map to Get its First Major Test This Weekend
February 8, 2013
Read the NY's Snow Plow Map to get its First Major Test this weekend article

Online map PlowNYC keeps New Yorkers up to date with plow effort
February 8, 2013
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Local officials: Wireless carriers MIA during Sandy
February 6, 2013
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FCC holds Hurricane Sandy hearings into telecom failures, fixes
February 5, 2013
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F.C.C. Seeks Ways to Keep Phones Alive in a Storm
February 5, 2013
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Brooklyn Family Justice Center Hosts Ceremony for First Class of ‘NYC STEPS' Program Graduates
January 9, 2013
Read the Brooklyn Family Justice Center Hosts Ceremony for First Class of 'NYC STEPS' Program Graduates press release