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NYC Open Data makes the wealth of public data generated by various New York City agencies and other City organizations available for public use. As part of an initiative to improve the accessibility, transparency, and accountability of City government, this catalog offers access to a repository of government-produced, machine-readable data sets. 

The age of open sourcing government is upon us and it starts with open access to data.  The government is the single largest owner of data, covering every single sector of the economy and every single citizen.  Open data is a right that is as important as freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, and has much more potency than the right to bear arms.  With open data as a basic right of citizens, we ensure a government that is both accountable and transparent.