Great Hyperlocal Journalism: Cops, ‘Copters and Robbers

FULL MOON / SPRING EQUINOX   2011  /   View from Top of the Rock   -   Rockefeller Center Building, Manhattan NYC   -   03/19/11

Photo of full moon on March 19 by asterix611 via flickr.

A low and glowing full moon on March 19 led to a news-packed week and lots of great hyperlocal reporting in neighborhoods throughout the city. Check out our selection below: Continue reading »

Good News for Hyperlocal Editors: EveryBlock Gets Better

EveryBlock, the nifty neighborhood data provider, has redesigned its website and shifted its focus. In a post on EveryBlock’s blog, founder Adrian Holovaty says that the site will change from a “one-way funnel of information,” to a more collaborative enterprise that’s “about participation more than passive consumption.”

EveryBlock, now a unit of, has always been a good resource for community-minded people (including hyperlocal editors). It aggregates tons of data that would Continue reading »

Great Hyperlocal Journalism: Don’t Mess with the Bronx

Maybe it was the slightly warmer weather, but the reporting by New York’s hyperlocal websites seemed extra feisty last week. See why people in the city are mad, happy and sad in this week’s best hyperlocal reporting below: Continue reading »

Great Hyperlocal Journalism: The Bike Wars

Bicycling was a hot topic last week, as a lawsuit against the city sparked a debate about bike lanes, and a bicyclist was hit by a car on the Lower East Side. That, and a series of crimes dominated the best hyperlocal reporting of the week. Check it out: Continue reading »

Great Hyperlocal Journalism: Time to Dredge Sheepshead Bay

Last week, politicians railed against all sorts of things, including Planned Parenthood and senior center closings. Luckily, hyperlocal news sites were there to record all of it. Check out the best reporting of the week below: Continue reading »

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