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Wiki-Gangs of New York was a civic editathon, Wikipedian meet-up and instructional workshop that was held on Saturday, April 21, 2012, at the New York Public Library Main Branch.

  • Venue: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (NYPL Main Branch), Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room 227).
  • Directions: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (drop-ins welcome at any time)

The lofty goal was to improve Wikipedia articles and content related to the neighborhoods and history of New York City.

Wiki-Gangs of New York at the NYPL website.

As in other events of this type, you were advised to please bring a laptop if you have one; if not, several loaner laptops were also available :)

We also took walked together to a wiki-social lunch at Kati Roll Company, and a wiki-social dinner afterward.


The goal is to improve Wikipedia articles and content related to the neighborhoods and history of New York City.

More broadly, all NYC and local topics of your interest will be a great addition; today, your geekery is our geekery.

New York city "stubs" (small articles that need your help!):

New York City lists that include red links (missing articles):

Also, we need more New York City articles in this category, to better cover our global city:

We'll also be looking at increasing some of the hyperlocal wiki resources at

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If you're an experienced Wikipedian, you can also sign up on-wiki below:

Likely attendees[edit]

Possible attendees[edit]


  • Undead q says boo Will be out of the area on a research trip. Have fun! Write well! Undead q 23:49, 4 April 2012 (UTC)
  • kosboot (talk) 12:35, 5 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Sorry, I'd love to come but my car is in the shop for a month. The drivers where I live can't be trusted (and the bus is too expensive for me). ALICE!!! 23:16, 10 April 2012 (UTC)
  • How do I stop receiving these notifications? I do not live in New York, nor have I ever. -- tariqabjotu 19:02, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
Sure thing, I've now removed you from Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC/Invite list.--Pharos (talk) 19:53, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks for the invite, but I have a conflict on Saturday. Happy editing. Jweiss11 (talk) 20:50, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Of course this would have to be the day I have my EMT practical; oh well. The Blade of the Northern Lights (話して下さい) 14:47, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
  • House hunting has eaten my weekend life. Send help and/or mortgages! A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 15:39, 18 April 2012 (UTC) I might be able to swing by in the evening, if there's a dinner component to this. Somebody please let me know if plans for that firm up. A fluffernutter is a sandwich! (talk) 18:23, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Sorry, must go to a birthday Blevintron (talk) 01:06, 19 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Sorry, Pharos, I really wanted to go but then I found out I have to work this Saturday. --Uncle Ed (talk) 11:29, 19 April 2012 (UTC)

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