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NY Health Dept Inspections Online

Curt Monash writes: “Perhaps the coolest of the applications Information Builders cited for me is by the NYC Department of Health.  This site provides a small amount of restaurant health information to tens of thousands of users per day.  As a former long-time Manhattanite, I can confirm that there’s a great need for this application. IBI (which, by the way, is Manhattan-based itself) says that full health compliance among restaurants soared after this system was implemented, from a 30%ish figure it had been stuck at for a decade and a half up to 70% or so, all over a relatively small number of years.”

This is a tremendous use of government information, though the application seems slightly clunky and not as user-friendly as I’d like to see it. 

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