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DNAinfo made an interactive map of all the complaints to 311 for illegal pets between January 2014 and January 2015, and it’s pretty fascinating. Most of the complaints in the boroughs are about roosters and chickens, and most of the complaints in Manhattan are about the person or persons who stand on the street holding […]

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Harmonious co-existence is a lofty aspiration for a city as cramped as New York. To help establish peace, and to keep New Yorkers from strangling each other, mediators are scattered across the five boroughs, solving conflicts between families, neighbors and community members. Mediation is not like most legal proceedings. For one, it won’t cause your […]

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While New Yorkers have now focused their ire on SantaCon, this summer, the city’s ice cream trucks were driving everyone mad. DNAinfo reports that in 2014, 1,804 residents logged complaints in the city’s 311 system — which is “nearly 200 more than all the complaints for 2013.” Here are some of the complaints: “I can’t […]

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Woodside, Queens graffiti complaints have soared 120% in just one year. The 11377 zip-code received 211 reports this year — that’s up from 96 in a comparable period last year. Joe Conley, chair of Community Board 2, tells DNAinfo that he’s noticed an increase in graffiti throughout his whole district, particularly in those hard to reach places. “Some […]

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So far this year, the city’s 311 hotline has received 452 graffiti complaints in Sunset Park, compared to only 225 in 2013. The graffiti is “most prevalent along Eighth Avenue, pillars under the Gowanus Expressway and certain pedestrian pathways,” DNAinfo reports, providing a nifty map illustrating city-wide statistics. Other neighborhoods where residents complained most included Greenpoint […]

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City Hall hottie Rachel Sterne continues to earn her keep as chief digital officer and today announced—via Twitter—the latest way for New Yorkers to reach 311: by text! Send your query to 311-692. I did, asking: “When will Mayor Bloomberg finally be gone?” Within minutes, I received the following response with a link to his […]

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