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Increase CitiBike NYC and BikeNYC data

Currently, NYC developers have an undocumented JSON feed for CitiBike Data. We would like to develop a best practice around Bike Share and would like to ensure that NYC leads the world in Open Bike Data. The attached GitHub Link is to a wiki that documents our desires and asks you to help improve that ask.

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Road to High School - NYC

This isn't a global problem, but in NYC finding the right high school for your kid is a long, complicated, and often overwhelming process. You have public, private, religious, and charter schools to choose from, and they each have different admissions processes. That doesn't mean there are just four admissions processes, but dozens, as New York privates and boarding schools pride themselves on being "independent," which... more »

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Build open source tools for reading & writing preparation

There are no open source tools to help students prepare for reading and writing sections of regents tests on their own interactively. That's why I started a project called CUNY Bound. nycbigapps.com/project/213/CUNY-Bound The goal is to take Khan Academy's platform and extend it so it supports not just math, but also reading, history, and other subjects. This is particularly fitting this year when 80% of the entering... more »

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NYC Open Data Portal Audit w/AppGen

http://www.appgen.me/audit NYC has made major strides in government transparency by providing a substantial number of public datasets in a machine readable format through the NYC open data portal. In theory, this initiative should improve the accessibility and accountability of City government. NYC claims that "Anyone can use these data sets to participate in and improve government by conducting research and analysis... more »

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Keep The City Clean App

"This is an idea for a civic app that would be applicable to cities or neighborhoods of any size. The goal of the app is to keep cities clean, specifically by keeping the sidewalks and public areas clean. Currently with governments and non-profits struggling to maintain budgets, it is important for citizens and small business owners to assist in any way possible. Insert the app- residents and small businesses sign up... more »

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