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.)