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A tall tower threatens to darken New York's Central Park

Nov 22, 2013
A glut of new luxury towers going up in Midtown Manhattan has some residents worried their beloved Central Park will be overshadowed.
Posted In: New York City, luxury

The air up there

Nov 7, 2013
Air rights, and zoning rules, are what gives cities like New York their skylines. And air rights are worth big money these days.
Posted In: New York City, air rights, real estate

The 'two cities' Bill de Blasio will inherit

Nov 6, 2013
Incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected on a message of repairing income inequality in the nation's largest metropolis. Just how bad is it?
Posted In: income inequality, New York City, Bill de Blasio

One year later, Oakwood Beach is lost to Sandy

Oct 28, 2013
A year ago this week, Hurricane Sandy plowed into the eastern seaboard, leaving dozens dead and causing more than $50 billion in damage. The repairs are ongoing in so many spots with applications on file from 25,000 New Yorkers in need of assistance, mostly to fix homes. But some communities are not rebuilding.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York City

Does income inequality stifle creativity?

Oct 9, 2013
Musician David Byrne argues that wealth inequality in New York is favoring the rich over the creative.
Posted In: income inequality, wealth gap, New York City, art, creativity

Why we still need Fashion Week

Sep 5, 2013
Another fall also means it is time for yet another Fashion Week.
Posted In: fashion, Fashion Week, New York City

Wheel New York: Yelp for wheelchair access

Aug 22, 2013
A new app, Wheel New York, helps people map and review wheelchair accessibility around the big city.
Posted In: disability, wheelchair, New York City

Get your paws off my iPad! Teaching dogs to use tablets

Aug 15, 2013
New York City has plenty of things we want but maybe don't need, like artisan pickles and baby yoga. What's the latest? Classes for dogs to learn how to use iPads.
Posted In: dogs, iPad, New York City

Does Bloomberg's stair advocacy make business sense?

Jul 30, 2013
In his persistent campaign to make New Yorkers healthier, Mayor Bloomberg wants people to take the stairs instead of the elevator.
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, New York City, public health

Channeling Nikola Tesla's electric currents today

Jul 26, 2013
The inventor has been cast as Thomas Edison's more magical nemesis and contemporary -- and he's currently being celebrated at the New York Hall of Science.
Posted In: inventions, electricity, New York City

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