Take the NYC Neighborhood Quality of Life Survey

Citizens for NYC, whose mission is to stimulate and support self-help and civic action to improve the quality of life in New York City neighborhoods, invites you to participate in their new Neighborhood Quality of Life Survey

This is your chance to report on your neighborhood’s air quality, capacity for open spaces, its facilities for bicycling and walking, and many other quality of life issues. Citizens for NYC will use the survey results to develop a better understanding of the priorities of New York’s neighborhoods, and guide the organization’s activities to create stronger, healthier neighborhoods.

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