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Apps Reinvent Green at City Hackathon


NEW YORK—More than 100 application (app) developers got together over the weekend—putting in more than 1,000 hours to create sustainability apps for New Yorkers.

Thirteen teams competed in Reinvent Green, PlaNYC’s first sustainability hackathon Saturday and Sunday at NYU–Polu in Downtown Brooklyn.

Five teams received prizes after 30 straight hours of work.

ReBounty won Best App for City Crowdsourcing, allowing users to list their own and browse other unwanted household and personal items. A way to reduce consumer waste in the city, the app also allows users to set up notifications for specific items in nearby locations.

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