I've only been in New York for a brief period of time, but what's impressed me about this city is its willingness to try new things.

These changes may provoke debate and objections on things like soda and now styrofoam but you cannot accuse it of not trying.

We at Ontodia have been direct beneficiaries of such efforts to try new things in the realm of city data and technology -- NYCBigApps, the Open Data Law, the NYU-Poly Incubator and even CUSP.

We're very excited to participate in one of the newer challenges to come from this spirit of trying new things, the Reinvent Payphones challenge. 

AuthorMiguel Javier