by Michael R. Bloomberg
Welcome to the Green Book Online!
For nearly a century, the Green Book has kept New Yorkers informed about the agencies, offices, boards, and commissions that keep our dynamic City running. This year, to complement the traditional printed edition, we are proud to publish the first truly "green" Green Book-a searchable, up-to-date City directory in digital form.
Enhancing our government's online presence and providing real-time information to New Yorkers is a central goal of our Road Map for the Digital City, a report we released last year. Innovative customer-service initiatives, such as 311 Online, have already made more government information more accessible, allowing New Yorkers to get City news faster and easier than ever before. The digital Green Book is another tool New Yorkers can use to more easily interact with government, and more easily find the information and resources they need.
In our ever-more interconnected world, information technology has become essential to civic engagement. It has transformed how New Yorkers share ideas with one another, with elected officials, and with people across the globe. We are determined to provide the most responsive, most sustainable, and most forward-thinking government possible. This directory is the latest example of our commitment to that goal, and I invite you to use the new Green Book-in its digital form, which is available at nyc.gov.
Michael R. Bloomberg