Today we have launched SeeClickFix on The Local East Village (LEV) blog, a collaboration between The New York Times and New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute to cover New York City's East Village.
Using SeeClickFix, the LEV hopes to raise awareness about different issues in the East Village. This collated information is directly available and can be viewed from the East Village watch area on the LEV site.
We hope that local government officials, neighborhood groups and private individuals will sign up to receive notifications about posted concerns. Anyone can also follow posts within the East Village area via @SeeClickFixLEV on Twitter.
As journalists, we particularly hope to use the information to help us report more effectively on neighborhood concerns and draw attention to them.
We look forward to hearing what our neighbors think most needs fixing in the East Village.
James Matthews is a contributor to The Local East Village and a member of the student development team for the blog. He is a graduate student at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.