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July 26, 2005 01:52 PM

Broken: New York potholes

My friend Andrew Rasiej, who's running for Public Advocate in NYC, has started a "This Is Broken"-like site - WeFixNYC - where New York residents can send in pictures of potholes, and the location - and they'll be posted on the site with Google Maps providing location data.


Not a bad idea...

Posted by: Eric at July 26, 2005 02:03 PM

they should have something like that for every city, and not just for pot holes.

Posted by: bob at July 26, 2005 03:22 PM

I'll tell you what's broken here, New York City residents.

What a bunch of whiners. Shut up and enjoy the bumpy ride.

Posted by: whinemuch? at July 26, 2005 03:37 PM

I think that web site is broken... when I click on one of the little red 'pushpins', it zooms into an area that doesn't look like Manhattan at all.

Posted by: Sashazur at July 26, 2005 04:56 PM

A good idea if their is follow up. But with political situations we know how often that happens. The odds of the potholes being fixed is directly proportional to the amount of time away from election time.

Posted by: tool at July 26, 2005 06:16 PM

the only thing broken here is the committ posted by whinemuch, have you ever been to new york...?other then that its acully an old idea that they kicked around for years

Posted by: djdan420fl69 at July 26, 2005 08:14 PM

We have something similar here in Toronto (Canada) called 'The Fixer'. Except it's not run by the politicians, it's run by the major newspaper. It's a column in the paper with readers who write in about something broken. 2 million people read it, and the city is shamed into fixing it promptly. It works well.

Posted by: DaveC426913 at July 27, 2005 11:04 AM

This WeFixNYC website is a good example of something that is broken or at the very least very ineffective for what they claim to be offering. Has anyone been able to figure out how to actually view one of these potholes?

Posted by: Website Viewer at July 27, 2005 02:06 PM

webmaster viewer

good point i thought but i was able to find my home town, and even planed my next trip from florida to new york to see my familey...but never did get to look at any pot holes

Posted by: djdan420fl69 at July 27, 2005 06:15 PM

The site is working fine, Website Viewer and djdan420fl69. What browser are you using?

Posted by: Micah Sifry at August 9, 2005 02:14 PM

a man + a hat + a tan =Manhattan

Posted by: Compound word finder at April 30, 2006 03:58 AM

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