New York City: DOT and Fordham University to Open Exhibition Celebrating NYC’s Street Design Manual

New York City: DOT and Fordham University to Open Exhibition Celebrating NYC’s Street Design Manual. “… the SDM has helped reimagine New York City’s street network from one designed primarily for automobiles into one that supports a greater diversity of safe and convenient travel modes and activities – including with an increased focus on pedestrians and cyclists. First published in 2009, the third edition of the SDM is for the first time available entirely online.”

Engadget: New York’s crypto mining restrictions are the first in the nation

Engadget: New York’s crypto mining restrictions are the first in the nation. “The environment-focused law establishes a two-year freeze on new and renewed air permits for fossil fuel power plants used for mining that uses demanding ‘proof-of-work’ authentication. The Department of Environmental Conservation will also have to study if and how crypto mining hurts the government’s climate change mitigation efforts.”

Niagara Frontier Publications: ABC News Digital announces ‘Buffalo: Healing From Hate’

Niagara Frontier Publications: ABC News Digital announces ‘Buffalo: Healing From Hate’. “ABC News Digital debuts ‘Buffalo: Healing From Hate,’ a series that chronicles the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting at the Tops supermarket in Buffalo, which claimed the lives of 10 people. The project tells the story of the Buffalo community’s path to recovery since the racially motivated attack on May 14. ABC News Digital published a collection of stories, videos and photographs on Nov. 14 to mark the six-month anniversary.”

Village Preservation: Civil Rights and Social Justice Map Revised and Relaunched

Village Preservation: Civil Rights and Social Justice Map Revised and Relaunched. “Village Preservation’s acclaimed Civil Rights and Social Justice Map has been revised and relaunched. Containing hundreds of sites connected to civil rights history found in Greenwich Village, the East Village, and NoHo, we’ve streamlined the format, added images and entries, and made it easier and more engaging than ever to learn how the course of history changed and the cause of social justice advanced in our neighborhoods.”

Washington Post: Buffalo massacre report seeks to punish broadcasters of homicide live streams

Washington Post: Buffalo massacre report seeks to punish broadcasters of homicide live streams. “The New York attorney general on Tuesday called on the state legislature to pass new laws to deter the live-streaming of homicides, following an investigation that concluded the alleged gunman accused of killing 10 people in Buffalo was radicalized online and then used social media to plan and promote his rampage.”

Q&A: UnlockedMaps provides real-time accessibility information for urban rail transit in six metro areas (University of Washington News)

University of Washington News: Q&A: UnlockedMaps provides real-time accessibility information for urban rail transit in six metro areas. “While many people use Google Maps and other navigation tools to plan their rail transit trips across a city, these apps and websites often lack important information about how accessible a specific station is…. Researchers at the University of Washington developed UnlockedMaps, a web-based map that allows users to see in real time how accessible rail transit stations are in six metro areas: Philadelphia, Chicago, Seattle, Toronto, New York and the California Bay Area.”

Pix 11: New NYC Parks tool helps you find fall foliage

Pix 11: New NYC Parks tool helps you find fall foliage. “NYC Parks has created the #FallForNYC Fall Foliage Tracker, a website that tracks popular trees’ colors…. From Maple, to Sweetgum, to Ginkgo trees, the tracker is going to be able to tell you all about the different kinds of species of trees you’ll find in the city and when they’re expected to be at their peak.”

Gothamist: New Yorkers can now look up the records of police they encounter

Gothamist: New Yorkers can now look up the records of police they encounter. “Law Enforcement Look Up — shared exclusively with Gothamist ahead of its public launch Monday — allows users to search through thousands of records obtained by the public defender organization over the years. The records include civil lawsuits filed against police officers, documents from NYPD internal investigations, Civilian Complaint Review Board allegations and a trove of district attorney letters regarding officers’ credibility — some obtained by Gothamist.”

Long Island Press: NY Museums to Disclose Artwork Looted by Nazis

Long Island Press: NY Museums to Disclose Artwork Looted by Nazis. “Museums in New York that exhibit artworks looted by Nazis during the Holocaust are now required by law to let the public know about those dark chapters in their provenance through placards displayed with the stolen objects. At least 600,000 pieces of art were looted from Jewish people before and during World War II, according to experts. Some of that plunder wound up in the world’s great museums.”

New York State Department of Health: State Department of Health Launches New Website and Audio Resources to Support New Yorkers With Long COVID

New York State Department of Health: State Department of Health Launches New Website and Audio Resources to Support New Yorkers With Long COVID. “As long COVID response efforts continue – in partnership with national and global health experts – the State’s new webpage offers information on what long COVID is, the symptoms, and how New Yorkers can prepare or seek treatment from healthcare providers…. To support New Yorkers currently struggling with long COVID, the website is also available in an audio format.”

State of New York: NYS OASAS Announces Launch of New Website to Promote Overdose Prevention Education

State of New York: NYS OASAS Announces Launch of New Website to Promote Overdose Prevention Education. “The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports today announced the launch of the new ‘Project COPE’ website, which promotes overdose prevention and harm reduction education in New York State. The goal of this initiative is to empower people to learn how to prevent overdoses and save lives in their community.”

City University of New York: New Data Dashboard Reporting Street-level Flooding In NYC Gives Government, Responders, The Public, And Researchers Real-time Information On Rising Waters

City University of New York: New Data Dashboard Reporting Street-level Flooding In NYC Gives Government, Responders, The Public, And Researchers Real-time Information On Rising Waters. “Created in partnership with FieldKit, with funding from the New York State Empire State Development Corporation, the new mobile-ready web dashboard presents real-time data collected by the expanding FloodNet system of low-cost, open-source sensors in flood-prone areas across the city. Currently, FloodNet comprises 30 ultrasonic devices deployed in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, from which readings are delivered to an interactive map and data visualization platform, allowing users to see the occurrence and depth of flood water at each sensor location.”

CNN: New York museums are now required to disclose artwork looted by Nazis

CNN: New York museums are now required to disclose artwork looted by Nazis. “Museums in New York will now be required to disclose which artworks were stolen in Europe during the Nazi era, thanks to new legislation signed last week by Governor Kathy Hochul.”

6 Sq Ft: Landmarks launches digital photo archive of NYC landmarks and historic districts

6 Sq Ft: Landmarks launches digital photo archive of NYC landmarks and historic districts. “The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission on Thursday launched the LPC Designation Photo Collection, a digital photo archive with high-resolution images of designated landmarks and historic districts.”