What is EveryBlock?

EveryBlock is the service to find out what’s happening around you – from local events and restaurant openings to ordinances under consideration and crime statistics – and connect with your neighbors, local businesses, elected officials and others who live or do business in your neighborhood.

What content can you find on EveryBlock?

Please see our about page.

How does EveryBlock work?

Individuals, businesses, elected officials and others who sign up can post messages and comments. And because EveryBlock is built on a powerful platform, it also can:

  • Pull from and publish information from local city, school and other RSS feeds;
  • Take in, aggregate and localize data from open data and public Websites and services. The data can range from business licenses and food/restaurant inspections to crime statistics and building permits; and
  • Crawl websites and news feeds to index and publish them by location.

Who is the intended audience?

Any resident, business, elected official or other party that lives, does business or is interested in information from a particular neighborhood.

In which cities is EveryBlock active?

Chicago, Philadelphia, Boston, Denver and Houston, currently.

What cities will be added to EveryBlock?

To be determined. We’re still finalizing our plans.

Is there a fee to use EveryBlock?

EveryBlock is free and open to all visitors.

How do you access EveryBlock?

EveryBlock is located on the Web at EveryBlock.com or via the EveryBlock app for iOS devices.

How do you personalize your EveryBlock experience?

Please login and visit "Manage your account settings" Manage your account settings to set your delivery locations, social media connections, news types and establish other personal preferences.

How can a group participate, include their website, blog or data in EveryBlock?

Refer to the “Become a Publisher” form on our Website for all instructions. You can also suggest a website, feed or data source on the same form.

How can I contact the team?

Just use the convenient feedback form at the bottom of almost any EveryBlock page.

Does EveryBlock accept advertising?

Not at this time.

How can I keep updated with the latest news around my block/neighborhood?

Please login and visit your Community, Followed Places, Posting, Subscriptions and Manage Email sections for ways to keep in touch with your neighborhood through the website, email and phone.

How can I keep updated with the latest EveryBlock features?

Visit the EveryBlock blog to read about the latest features we’ve added to our site. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

What technologies does EveryBlock use?

Our site uses a stack of open-source software: PostgreSQL, PostGIS and Django. We use the Python programming language extensively. We use Amazon Web Services, specifically EC2, for our server needs. We also connect to the Wordpress plugin repository.

Where can I get general information on how to use the site?

Please login and visit our Help section, specifically our Community page.

What should I post? How I should I post?

Please login and check out our Posting page for tips and advice.

What organizations are featured on EveryBlock?

You can view a list of organizations whose RSS feeds are featured on EveryBlock by logging in and visiting our media mentions sources page.

What is a media mention?

Media mentions are posts from RSS feeds of various web sites that contain information relevant to a location in the city.