The D.C. City Council has a redesigned Web site. Check it out.
Okay, this new tool, EveryBlock, isn’t quite that powerful.. but you can find out if someone requested city services… such as a SuperCan or rat control. There is also the “Crimes” feature, which I am going to figure out; it may be is directly from the D.C. MPD site. Don’t know yet.
The hyper-local news and neighborhood information aggregation site EveryBlock launched its D.C. version this week. Enter your address, ZIP, or neighborhood into the search function and turn up everything from blog posts and photos by your neighbors, a map and description of recent nearby crime, real estate listings, relevant local news stories, and public calendar postings. Basically they’ve taken all the D.C. government’s live data feeds and added in RSS for everything else local they could find, and bundled it all together in an attractive package. Take a look around and tell us what you find.
What do you think about EveryBlock? Part of me finds this creepy. And, yes, I know: I am passing it on.