New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission: LPC Releases Story Map Highlighting 50 Years of Designations Associated with NYC’s Abolitionist History

From last month, but I just found out about it now. From the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission: LPC Releases Story Map Highlighting 50 Years of Designations Associated with NYC’s Abolitionist History. “New York City played an important role in the effort to abolish slavery nationwide, and to assist those seeking to escape it. In observation of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to America, LPC wanted to bring greater awareness to the city’s abolitionist history by telling the story through designated landmarks that embody it. Through narrative text, images, maps, and multimedia content, the public can learn the important history behind these buildings.”

Send2Press: Women and The Vote NYS Initiative Honors State Suffragists (PRESS RELEASE)

Send2Press: Women and The Vote NYS Initiative Honors State Suffragists (PRESS RELEASE). “Women and the Vote NYS announces that a new initiative, timed to coincide with the 19th Amendment Centennial, is being launched to develop a mobile-friendly online database with interactive map of gravesites across New York State of the suffragists who worked tirelessly to bring about women’s right to vote.”

Newswise: Research Reveals Internet Crime Becoming More Sophisticated and Persistent in Florida and Other Large States

Newswise: Research Reveals Internet Crime Becoming More Sophisticated and Persistent in Florida and Other Large States. “Internet crimes are becoming more sophisticated and persistent in Florida and several of America’s other most populous states, including California, New York, Texas, Virginia and North Carolina, according to research from Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Forensic Accounting.”

Architectural Digest: Urban Archive Brings New York’s Fascinating Hidden History to Life

Architectural Digest: Urban Archive Brings New York’s Fascinating Hidden History to Life. “Wondering where the oldest standing farmhouse is? Or what was on the patch of land now occupied by the main branch of the New York Public Library? Or even what building used to be right where that newly built condominium exists now? Urban Archive, the just-launched website version of a popular app created in 2017, has some fascinating answers. Working with about 60 New York institutions, Urban Archive, a nonprofit startup, has to date mapped 91,351 images across 34,977 locations throughout the city’s five boroughs.”

PoliceOne: NYPD to add hate crime statistics to public crime database

PoliceOne: NYPD to add hate crime statistics to public crime database. “In the wake of a pair of anti-Semitic attacks separated by only three weeks in New York and New Jersey, the NYPD announced on Monday that it intends to add hate crimes to its publicly-available crime database — CompStat — for the first time since the stat-tracking site’s inception.”

The Buffalo News: New state website to help consumers compare hospital costs

The Buffalo News: New state website to help consumers compare hospital costs. “New York State residents will soon have a new tool to help them decipher health care costs, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Friday. As part of his 2020 State of the State agenda, Cuomo plans to direct three state agencies to develop a new website, called NYHealthcareCompare, that will let consumers search cost and quality information for medical procedures at hospitals in the state.”

Spectrum News: New Law Creates 400 Years of African-American History Commission

Spectrum News: New Law Creates 400 Years of African-American History Commission. “A law signed on Friday by Governor Andrew Cuomo will establish the 400 Years of African-American History Commission. The panel will be tasked with developing activities throughout the state as a way of recognizing the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in the colonies.”