Notify NYC is a service launched in 2007 that allows residents of some areas of New York City to receive alerts on many different communications devices, such as cell phones, landlines, pagers, and email accounts. The service was created to notify residents about events such as traffic jams, construction work, road closings, and other disruptions or situations where emergency notification is appropriate. Residents can choose which specific alerts they would like to sign up for, and for what neighborhoods.
The program is still in its pilot phase. The following communities are currently part of the program: The Rockaways, SW Staten Island, NE Bronx, and Lower Manhattan.