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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Bring Back Gothamist

This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.

It’s been five months since Gothamist went dark, leaving behind a distinct void in the New York City news ecosystem. In the aftermath, they’ve heard from so many people who told them how much they missed Gothamist—which over the years had become a trusted friend, sharing essential stories and shedding light on issues that matter most to New Yorkers.  Fortunately, a happy ending—and new beginning—is within reach: Gothamist has joined WNYC.

And now it’s their priority to build out the site and bring back the Gothamist you love.  They aim to get Gothamist back to full strength and make it sustainable for years to come.  With your support, Gothamist will have the resources to expand coverage of issues that are vital to the social fabric of New York City: transportation, affordable housing, gentrification, demonic landlords, immigration, and the living wage struggle. They’re proud of their past work on these topics—as well as their vibrant culture and food reporting—and they’re committed to deepening and diversifying their coverage of New York City.

As of April 16th, this project has raised $130,000 of their $100,000 goal. This project has 18 days left to raise as much as it can. For a pledge of $12, you will get on their newsletter list.  For a pledge of $25, you will get a button set.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: