NYC.is, Curated by NYC

This morning, we stumbled upon what appears to be the first New York-centric news aggregation Web site that leaves homepage curation up to readers.

Taking a cue from social news sites like Digg and Reddit, NYC.is lets users share city-specific links and vote them up or down to determine how much promotion they get. As of this posting, some popular front-page topics included a New York Post article about absent City Council members, a Grist.org item about hawks on the Upper West Side, and a New York Times story—uploaded, we might add, by Jennifer 8. Lee! —about a Mexican restaurant in Corona, Queens. (Ms. Lee declined to put in her two cents about the site because she wasn’t sure if The Times would allow her to comment.)

NYC.is, Curated by NYC