info 02.11.15

Notify NYC

To prepare for the worst, you first have to imagine it. And not everyone wants to do that. There's no right answer to: How much do you want to know?

You get more of a choice thanks to Notify NYC, which began its citywide rollout in 2009. It's a program that allows you to get emergency (and non-emergency) notifications—disaster and public health alerts, emergency parking suspension, and school closings—by phone, email, tweets or text.

It's important to point out that this is a great idea that may not work well—or at all—during a major emergency since it's predicated on phone and data networks continuing to function in that period.

Still, Notify NYC might help you get vital info when you need it most.

The Bowery

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