FirstMark | 09.17.13

PublicStuff launches NYC 311+ app

We New Yorkers love our city, but sometimes it suffers from lurking smells, illegal trash dumping, potholes, as well as rodent infestations and leaking ceilings in the subways. Sound familiar? PublicStuff has a solution that can help.

Our company and New York City Comptroller John C. Liu are launching a new socially connected app, NYC 311+, which represents the next generation of civic engagement. It allows New Yorkers to report non-emergency service requests, such as broken sidewalks, potholes, abandoned vehicles and graffiti to the city’s 311 system. Residents can also write reviews, in the form of brief surveys, for government services including subways, playgrounds and libraries. All of the requests and reviews will be public, viewable on an interactive map and shareable on Twitter and Facebook. Users also have the ability to support and comment on the issues most important to them.

To read the full post on the Knight Foundation blog, click here.