EveryBlock - Local Events Aggregator
If you live in Chicago, Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia or San Francisco, take a look at EveryBlock.com. The service provides a one-stop site to get a vast overview of local happenings in your area. Peruse by the city as a whole, or enter your address into the search bar and you'll find a variety of reports from within an 8 block down to a one block radius of your address. The different reports include latest news, building permit applications, crime reports, real estate listings, restaurant reviews, photos, street closures and more. There are neighborhood updates every day. You can also sign up to alerts through RSS and email. EveryBlock plans to continually launch the service in more cities.