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We worked with NewYorkScapes at NYU, a research community studying the history of urban cultures in New York City, to build a powerful new web platform that makes historic data discoverable in digital and non-digital forms.

NewYorkScapes at NYU

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Founded in 2013, NewYorkScapes comprises a number of activities, among them a NewYorkScapes Writing Group, an Urban Space Reading Group, and faculty workshop dedicated to integrating long-term digital projects into the larger collective research community.

NewYorkScapes uses digital concepts and tools to delve into the history of urban cultures. The initiative requires a powerful CMS that uses digital forms to engage a broad research community and Social Ink worked with NYS staff to make that a reality.

To invigorate the site branding and visual identity, we created a new logo and a user interface tailored for researchers. The design and logo take inspiration from New York City’s rich history and endless diversity, translating that in an internet setting. Harnessing tags and hub templates, the site connects and organizes principal investigators, their projects, and various research areas. Users can quickly delve into one research project or browse the breadth of studies in one research area.

As with all our projects, this site features SEO tools for its administrators and is responsive across myriad phones, tablets, laptops, and monitors.  A custom-made installation of the WordPress CMS, key features of the site include a robust data catalog, advanced search and sorting tools, and events mapping.

Our work with NewYorkScapes is a representation of our various partnerships with New York City’s academic community and its need for modern, user-friendly web platforms. We’re so glad to have helped bring the latest iteration of this dynamic research tool to life!

 

We're thrilled to announce the launch of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund portal website. Social Ink worked with the Fund's management team to create a side that serves 125,000 current and former employees around the world. Take a look at the details of the project in our portfolio.

We're happy to announce the worldwide launch of the Global Designing Cities Initiative's Global Street Design Guide! We attended the launch of the Guide last month, which was announced by Mike Bloomberg and made possible by the Bloomberg Initiative for Global Road Safety.

Fort Tryon Park Trust

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The Fort Tryon Park Trust is the non-profit organization dedicated to the care, maintenance, and enrichment of Fort Tryon Park. Since 1998, we have developed strategic partnerships and leveraged funds to build an endowment to protect and improve Fort Tryon Park.

Social Ink is thrilled to have worked alongside the Fort Tryon Park Trust on their new website. The overhaul presents a clean, accessible site that leverages the park’s photogenic assets and serves as a true home for this multifaceted New York City Parks asset.

Key features of this project included a seamless payments and donations and custom built-in tiered membership sign up system, a live, data-integrated map of the park utilizing geolocation data for park sites and gardens, an interactive events calendar and historical timeline. We’ve also laid the groundwork and structure for a forthcoming data-based plant and bloom guide. The WordPress powered site features SEO tools for administrators and is responsive across phones, tablets, and an array of monitors.

Fort Tryon Park is a unique and precious New York City asset. We’re proud to give it a website that represents the park in all its glory.  Social Ink’s partnership with the Fort Tryon Park Trust is an example of our continued work on websites for New York City parks, the civic and community trusts and alliances that help sustain them.

Social Ink is very proud to announce the launch of the new City Harvest flagship site! We worked with New York's only large food rescue initiative to build a website that reflects the breadth of their work and the goals of their mission to many stakeholders.

Social Ink is happy to have worked side by side with the world’s largest intergovernmental organization to create a new website for its pension fund. Serving over 125,000 active and retired United Nations employees across the world, the site will serve as a portal for the services and information offered by the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund.

The site offers content in both English and French, guiding the Fund’s participants and beneficiaries through the organization’s extensive forms, rules, and regulations. To create a user-friendly experience that made it easy for site visitors to quickly find what they were looking for, Social Ink built a logic driven interactive that leads users to specific content based on the provided user-selected data. Other key solutions for the project included low and high bandwidth browsing options, administrator designated sidebar indices and content modules, multimedia embeds, and interactive tutorials. The site is also responsive across an array of phones, tablets, monitors, and other screens.

We’re proud to have built this expansive flagship site for the Fund and continue our work on websites for large NGOs, IGOs, nonprofits and foundations!

 

 

City Harvest

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City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions.

Social Ink is proud of the complete overhaul of the flagship website of City Harvest, New York City’s first food rescue initiative. We built their new home on the web from the ground up, working with City Harvest leadership throughout the entire web design and development process to create a secure, future facing, user-friendly desktop and mobile responsive website that shows the full breadth of the organization’s impact.

Key aspects of the project included an extensive search engine optimization audit, a dollars-to-pounds interactive on donation impact and other data visualizations, and CRM integration. The project also included several custom templates for unique content like programs, fundraising events, the City Harvest Food Council, and corporate partners.

We’re thrilled to provide this organization with a web platform; our work with City Harvest represents Social Ink’s place as a digital partner at the nexus between nonprofits, healthy communities, and volunteerism.

Social Ink is proud to continue our relationship with the Women's Environment and Development Organization. Check out more of our work with WEDO in our portfolio!

We recently finished a website overhaul for WE ACT for Environmental Justice. The new platform focuses on the organization's incredible story and its mission to empower and organize low-income, people of color to build environmentally healthy communities. Check out the project details in our portfolio.

Congratulations to the Corporate Volunteers of New York on the launch of their new membership website. CVNY worked with Social Ink to develop the site in the user-friendly WordPress CMS. Check out the details of the project in our portfolio!

Social Ink has been in NYC since 2007!