Welcoming New York City Emergency Management to the Neighborhood

Written by Annie Barco

Today, we are excited to announce that New York City Emergency Management has partnered with Nextdoor to better connect and engage with New York City residents on a hyperlocal level.

NYC Emergency Management is using Nextdoor to communicate with residents about how they can work together to build a safer, stronger, and more prepared city. As the recent attack in Manhattan has shown, it is important now more than ever for local communities to come together and for local agencies to have an easy, efficient, and personal way to connect with the residents they serve.

With Nextdoor, NYC Emergency Management is able to target their messages to one, many, or all NYC neighborhoods, which is an effective tool when sharing information that only pertains to a part of the city. So far, the agency has used Nextdoor to encourage neighbors to participate in National Preparedness Month this past September and to share details about their new Notify NYC app, the City’s free, real-time emergency notification system.

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“NYC Emergency Management engages with New Yorkers in more ways than ever before,” said Allison Pennisi, Director of Communications for NYC Emergency Management. “We are proud to partner with Nextdoor to work with our communities and help encourage emergency preparedness.”

More than 1,200 NYC neighborhoods already use Nextdoor to share important safety information, and now NYC Emergency Management will be joining the conversation. It is important to note, however, that like all public agencies on the platform, neighborhood content will remain private among neighbors and will not be accessible to NYC Emergency Management.

We are thrilled to welcome NYC Emergency Management to the neighborhood, and congratulate them on their innovative approach to emergency management.

Join your neighborhood on Nextdoor here.

Do you have a story about how you’ve used Nextdoor in your neighborhood? Let us know.

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