Adrian Holovaty

by Adrian Holovaty

Today’s a big day for us at EveryBlock. We’re making our source code available. Over the past two years, EveryBlock has been funded by a grant from the Knight Foundation. The purpose of the grant was twofold: to launch this experiment in “micro-local” news, and to release the source code. Today, as our grant period [...] more »

by Adrian Holovaty

We’ve launched our first EveryBlock “special report” — an analysis of Chicago addresses mentioned in the recent federal investigation “Operation Crooked Code.” As explained on our about page, an overall goal of EveryBlock is to point you to news near your block. We’ve been working hard to do a good job of this so far [...] more »

by Adrian Holovaty

Since launching the Knight-funded Web site EveryBlock just over two months ago, we’ve been asked many questions about the project, from the philosophical (“Why is this ‘news’?”) to logistical (“When will the code be open-sourced?”). We’ve compiled the most frequently asked questions into a brand-new FAQ. Check it out. more »

by Adrian Holovaty

We’ve launched the first version of our Knight-funded project, EveryBlock. It offers a news feed for every block, neighborhood and ZIP code in Chicago, New York and San Francisco. Our launch announcement gives more information about what we’re trying to do. We’ve still got a long way to go, but it’s good to have this [...] more »

by Adrian Holovaty

With my News Challenge grant, I’m starting a project called EveryBlock that aggregates local news for specific cities. We’ve been working on EveryBlock for a couple of months now, and things are starting to come together nicely. We’ve got a crack team of four working on the project: designer Wilson Miner, people person Dan O’Neil, [...] more »