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Mapping New York's massive public wi-fi needs

Nov 18, 2014
Here's what we're reading, and numbers we're watching Tuesday morning.
Posted In: wifi, New York City, Crime, space
Don Weiss, from the Health Department, speaks to the media in front of the closed Brooklyn bowling alley that New York City's first Ebola patient visited before showing symptoms of the virus.

Tracking Ebola's digital footprints

Oct 24, 2014
Tracking the human contacts of an Ebola patient using his digital contacts.
Posted In: Ebola, New York City, surveillance
Chanel fashion show

At Fashion Week, it's hard to stand out from the crowd

Sep 3, 2014
Designers have to work harder to get noticed at this year's Fashion Week.
Posted In: Fashion Week, Modeling, New York City
Payday loan store

Payday lender accused of dodging state laws

Aug 12, 2014
Manhattan's District Attorney says company made illegal loans via the web.
Posted In: payday loans, New York City

New York City extends paid sick days to more workers

Jun 30, 2014
Most workers save their sick days for when they're most needed.
Posted In: sick leave, New York City, sickness

How rising rents, falling incomes crush communities

Jun 30, 2014
The long tail of the recession still wreaks havoc on renters' real estate market.
Posted In: rental market, apartments, New York City, affordable housing

Tech IRL: A second life for pay phones

Jun 27, 2014
Cities try turning neglected telephones into wi-fi hotspots.
Posted In: pay phones, wifi, New York City

A day in the life of a payphone

May 22, 2014
New York City has about 10,000 public payphones. But who's using them?
Posted In: payphones, New York City, Cellphones, wifi

Manhattan gets its first Dairy Queen

May 20, 2014
Will this arrival bring more than a Blizzard?
Posted In: Dairy Queen, ice cream, manhattan, New York City
The Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village apartment in NYC

New York's median rent is $1,100. Seems low...

Apr 28, 2014
Rents are rising in cities across the country.
Posted In: rent, New York City, Housing

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