EveryBlock is a new service which launched today that helps you find news and information in your city, neighborhood and even down to your block. The service is currently available in San Francisco, New York and Chicago. The local news takes the form of civic information, news articles, blog posts, Flickr photos, Craigslist listings, Yelp reviews and so on.
“What’s happening in my neighborhood?”
For a long time, that’s been a tough question to answer. In dense, bustling cities like Chicago, New York and San Francisco, the number of daily media reports, government proceedings and local Internet conversations is staggering. Every day, a wealth of local information is created — officials inspect restaurants, journalists cover fires and Web users post photographs — but who has time to sort through all of that?
Our mission at EveryBlock is to solve that problem. We aim to collect all of the news and civic goings-on that have happened recently in your city, and make it simple for you to keep track of news in particular areas. We’re a geographic filter — a “news feed” for your neighborhood, or, yes, even your block.
via Simon Willison