Helping Your Bronx Neighborhoods Is As Easy As Clicking Away


Living in the age where you can easily order anything over your smartphone via the Web or custom apps has made life easier for many of us but did you know that you have easy access to government services at your fingertips too?

For years now I’ve been taking advantage of 311 whenever I encountered anything needing repairs or attention in my neighborhood and they always responded swiftly. From broken streetlights to garbage on empty lots or replacing dead trees, I’ve been able to make a very small impact for the better in my area.

I’ve even used the service to have unsightly graffiti removed.

Now helping keep your neighborhood in order has become easier via your Android phone or iPhone with 311’s handy app. No longer do you need to write down reference numbers and call back or log in to check the status of your claim. That all resides on your app with just a click or two.
When filing a claim you can even submit pictures so that the city agency responding will have a better grasp of the situation.

The app itself is pretty handy as you can quickly check in alerts in NYC and whether or not alternate side parking is in effect so it’s not just limited to complaints.

So when you see something in your neighborhood that requires attention,, rather than complaining and forgetting about it you can quickly get it fixed using the 311 app, their website, or simply calling them.

Have you used 311? Has your experience been a positive or a negative one? Tell Us!

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Ed García Conde

Ed García Conde is a life-long Bronxite who spends his time documenting the people, places, and things that make the borough a special place in the hopes of dispelling the negative stereotypes associated with The Bronx. His writings are often cited by mainstream media and is often consulted for his expertise on the borough's rich history.