A few months ago, EveryBlock announced plans to hire their first community management team member outside of Chicago with a community coordinator position in New York City.
While some of you may have seen posts and comments from me on the site already, I thought it was time for me to make an official introduction. As a New Yorker who is in love with her neighborhood (the East Village), I'm really excited to be on the EveryBlock team.
After working in television production for five years, I moved on to the hyperlocal news space in NYC, while also writing a lifestyle blog, Bright Lights, My City. With a strong interest in the latest happenings, from the newest restaurant openings to the unfortunate closing of the mom and pop shops that make this city special, EveryBlock was the perfect fit for me.
My job is to develop and grow the evolving EveryBlock community in NYC. I hope to connect with neighbors and bloggers, both online through social media and offline at community meetings and events. I’ll focus on helping community groups make the most out of EveryBlock by reaching more neighbors.
If you’re a leader or member of a community organization in New York, please feel free to contact me, as I’m interested in attending meetings to connect with people who are involved in their communities. In addition, I’m always looking to connect with active neighbors, from community leaders to bloggers, who are using EveryBlock to stay informed about their neighborhood, so don’t hesitate to say hello by sending me an e-mail or tweeting me at @ebnewyork.