What City Of Tomorrow?
New York City is widely referred to as the greatest city in the world, and there is no denying that there are myriad great things about the Big Apple.
Recent complaints about the City’s technological deficiencies, however, are disturbing news.
The Board of Elections’ reticence to move into the 21st Century in who votes are counted on election nights was troubling enough. Thankfully, the BOE seems to be making strides to correct the past issues and bring procedures into the present day.
This week’s reports of technological deficiencies in reporting crimes in City parks, however, may be even more disturbing. Seven years after the passage of a law requiring the City to report crimes in all parks and playgrounds larger than one acre, the NYPD seems to have not made any attempt to meet the technologic needs of the law. Safety advocates have noted that crime is on the rise at City parks. Shouldn’t the City be doing all it can to prevent this?