Open Data Team
“True engagement, equitable engagement, isn’t only about releasing data, it’s about expanding opportunities for collaboration to all corners of the five boroughs, and providing the public – the tech-savvy and the layperson alike – tools and know-how to fully participate in a data-informed City. Come join us.” – Open Data for All, July 2015
“In many municipalities, Open Data is an IT policy. In others, it is an executive order… New York is unique in that here, Open Data is the law. Our vision of Open Data for All — the idea that Open Data belongs to New Yorkers — naturally followed from the fact that elected officials, via the constituents they represent, were so committed to this idea that they added it to the administrative code.” – City Council hearing, January 2017
Our mission: open data for all
Open Data is an opportunity to engage New Yorkers in the information that is produced and used by City government. We believe that every New Yorker can benefit from Open Data, and Open Data can benefit from every New Yorker.
Who we are
The Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA) and the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT) partner to form the Open Data team. As a hub of analytics in the City, MODA advocates for the use of Open Data in citywide data analytics and in the community. DoITT manages the technical operations with City agencies and our vendor partner Socrata, ensuring that technological capabilities are always evolving to better meet user needs. Agencies are the data owners and have Open Data Coordinators who serve as the primary point of contact with the Open Data team.
These three entities, along with the City Council, advocates, and the civic tech community, work together to achieve Open Data for All. We want to especially thank all of our partners in the civic tech community for your ongoing support — we could not do this without you.
Open Data Values
Other NYC Open Government projects
Explore other data and open information initiatives going on around the City.
Technical Standards Manual
State and Federal Open Data efforts
NYC Open Data contains information that is collected and maintained by the City government. Both New York State and the federal government also maintain data related to New York City that may not appear on NYC Open Data. Users can browse data.ny.gov to download data from New York State on topics from farmers’ markets to MTA turnstile usage. Federal datasets, such as census information and data from the College Scorecard, can be found on data.gov.
The City is not liable for any deficiencies in the completeness, accuracy, content, or fitness for any particular purpose or use of any public data set, or application utilizing such data set, provided by any third party.
Submitting City Agencies are the authoritative source of data available on NYC Open Data. These entities are responsible for data quality and retain version control of data sets and feeds accessed on the Site. Data may be updated, corrected, or refreshed at any time.