CALLNYC API

Learn how to get New York City Council District Profiles for your project from the Call NYC API


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Introduction

Call NYC is based primarally on New York City Council's daily release of Constituent Services Data. It also uses the names of NYC Council Members and their office contact information which we gather from NYC Council's new experimental website. We've thrown in Twitter usernames for 94% of NYC Council and bundled it all up as Call NYC's New York City Council District Profile JSON API.

It's updated daily. Enjoy!

Single District Profile

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Substitute the district number (1-51) into this URL: http://callnyc.org/api/districts/<district-number>

Example: http://callnyc.org/api/districts/17

{
  "districts": [{
    "id": "NYCC17",
    "district-number": 17,
    "district-name": "17th District",
    "borough": "Bronx",
    "neighborhoods": "Concourse Village, East Tremont, Hunts Point, Longwood, Melrose, Morrisania, Port Morris, West Farms\n",
    "member-name": "Rafael Salamanca Jr",
    "phone": "718-402-6130",
    "email": "salamanca@council.nyc.gov",
    "twitter": "Salamancajr80",
    "member-portrait": "http://labs.council.nyc/images/councilmember-17.jpg",
    "member-banner": "https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1697/25625228376_e46faa88e2_b.jpg",
    "website": "http://labs.council.nyc/districts/17/",
    "website-alt": "http://www.council.nyc.gov/d17/html/members/home.shtml",
    "callnyc-profile": "http://callnyc.org/#NYCC17",
    "top-active-services": [{
      "url": "http://callnyc.org/housing-and-buildings/seeking-an-affordable-housing-apartment.html",
      "category": "Seeking an affordable housing / apartment",
      "parent-category": "Housing and Buildings",
      "district-cases": 9
    },{
      "url": "http://callnyc.org/economy-jobs/seeking-employment.html",
      "category": "Seeking Employment",
      "parent-category": "Economy/Jobs",
      "district-cases": 4
    },{
      "url":"http://callnyc.org/economy-jobs/unemployment-insurance.html",
      "category": "Unemployment Insurance",
      "parent-category": "Economy/Jobs",
      "district-cases": 3
    }]
  }]
}

All District Profiles

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Get all 51 NYC Council District Profiles: http://callnyc.org/api/districts/

Sample:

{
  "districts":
    [{
      "id": "NYCC01",
      "district-number": 1,
      "district-name": "1st District",
      "borough": "Manhattan",
      "neighborhoods": "Battery Park City, Chinatown, Civic Center, Financial District, Governors Island, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Lower East Side, Soho, Tribeca, Washington Square Village\n",
      "member-name": "Margaret Chin",
      "phone": "212-587-3159",
      "email": "chin@council.nyc.gov",
      "twitter": "CM_MargaretChin",
      "member-portrait": "http://labs.council.nyc/images/councilmember-1.jpg",
      "member-banner": "//nyoobserver.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/12315589384_0f661e1803_o.jpg",
      "website": "http://labs.council.nyc/districts/1/",
      "website-alt": "http://www.margaretchin.nyc",
      "callnyc-profile": "http://callnyc.org/#NYCC01",
      "top-active-services": [{
        "url": "http://callnyc.org/housing-and-buildings/nycha-building-maintenance.html",
        "category": "NYCHA Building Maintenance",
        "parent-category": "Housing and Buildings",
        "district-cases": 33
      },{
        "url": "http://callnyc.org/housing-and-buildings/heat-hot-water.html",
        "category": "Heat / Hot Water",
        "parent-category": "Housing and Buildings",
        "district-cases": 16
      },{
        "url":"http://callnyc.org/quality-of-life/noise-other.html",
        "category": "Noise - Other",
        "parent-category": "Quality of Life",
        "district-cases": 13
      }]
    }, {
      "id": "NYCC02",
      "district-number": 2,
      "district-name": "2nd District",
      "borough": "Manhattan",
      "neighborhoods": "East Village, Gramercy, Kips Bay, Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Noho, Rosehill\n",
      "member-name": "Rosie Mendez",
      "phone": "212-677-1077",
      "email": "Rmendez@council.nyc.gov",
      "twitter": "RosieMendez",
      "member-portrait": "http://labs.council.nyc/images/councilmember-2.jpg",
      "member-banner": "http://www.citylandnyc.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2015/04/16309871863_68dc6e5fda_o.jpg",
      "website": "http://labs.council.nyc/districts/2/",
      "website-alt": "http://www.rosiecitycouncil.wordpress.com",
      "callnyc-profile": "http://callnyc.org/#NYCC02",
      "top-active-services": [{
        "url": "http://callnyc.org/housing-and-buildings/nycha-building-maintenance.html",
        "category": "NYCHA Building Maintenance",
        "parent-category": "Housing and Buildings",
        "district-cases": 34
      },{
        "url": "http://callnyc.org/transportation/for-hire-vehicle.html",
        "category": "FOR HIRE VEHICLE",
        "parent-category": "Transportation",
        "district-cases": 28
      },{
        "url": "http://callnyc.org/housing-and-buildings/landlord-managing-agent-issues.html",
        "category": "Landlord / Managing Agent Issues",
        "parent-category": "Housing and Buildings",
        "district-cases": 24
      }]
    }]
}