The crowdfunding platform now has a local page to help residents improve areas in New York City.

Has there ever been something in your neighborhood you wished would change, but just accepted the fact that it probably never will? In NYC this is a daily reality, as sidewalks remain unpaved and the same subway step trips hundreds of riders every year. With the levels of bureaucracy need to get things done around here, it can seem sometimes hopeless to enact real change in an area.

However, someone tech savvy must have recently gotten a hold of the New York City Council, which announced this week it will begin curating Kickstarter campaigns aimed at improving the quality of life in New York City’s most in-need areas via a dedicated page, Kickstarter.com/NYC. Focusing on a mixture of projects, including restaurants, urban farms and art installations, the campaign aims to get socially conscious city residents, and those internationally, to contribute a few dollars and help make New York City better for all its residents.

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