My Neighborhood Statistics from NYC.gov

How clean are the streets in your beat neighborhood?  How many water main breaks were reported in FY08?  What is the average response time to all critical crimes in progress in your beat?  How many 311 calls have come in to complain about illegal parking???  Answer these questions and many more with My Neighborhood Statistics, […]

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Branch Out Using NYC’s Branch Libraries

An indispensable part of getting to know your beat neighborhood is exploring its public library branch. Public libraries across the U.S. draw local residents for events and group meetings, and in New York, branch libraries of the New York Public Library system (serving Manhattan, the Bronx, and Staten Island), as well as branches of the […]

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Community Districts and District Managers and City Planning and…

Perhaps you have already been assigned a beat neighborhood, or a community district to cover, and are not sure exactly what a community district is, or where your beat is located? Here are some ways to start discovering your new beat. Scoping Out Your Beat is a guide with links to some crucial resources, including […]

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Community Health Profiles, 2006

New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (surely the most excellent name for a health department in all of the U.S.) has just released its 2006 Community Health Profiles. These profiles cover neighborhoods in all 5 boroughs, and also include special reports and maps on topics such as binge drinking, diabetes, and domestic […]

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