Monthly Archives: November 2016

NYPD Takes Major Open Data Step: Publishes 10 Years of Crime Data

Yesterday, the NYPD published a massive data set of historic crime data in the City’s open data portal. The data includes 5.5 million criminal complaints that were filed from January 2006 to December 2015, and covers “all valid felony, misdemeanor, and violation crimes reported to the New York City Police Department.” This data release is one of the […]

Leading Transparency and Budget Watchdogs Call Again on Governor to Take Lead on Clean Contracting and Pay to Play Reforms

Watchdogs say Governor Cuomo must work to restore public trust after scandal involving $780 million in rigged economic development contracts. Today in Albany, leading watchdog groups released a letter to Governor Cuomo asking him to include Clean Contracting reforms in any special session to renew 421-a real estate tax abatements. The groups also discussed the […]

Groups Ask Governor Cuomo to Invest $800m in Clean Water Infrastructure

As Governor Cuomo prepares to submit his SFY2017-18 Budget proposal to the Legislature, advocates, including Reinvent Albany, called for investment in drinking and wastewater infrastructure. In their proposal, the groups urge the governor to: build on prior financial commitments with at least an $800 million annual investment; and make the Water Infrastructure Investment Act of […]