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Solar phone chargers to come to NYC

Jun 18, 2013
It's happened to all of us. Your phone loses its charge in that one place you can't plug it in. Now, New York City is about to get solar chargers in many of those places.
Posted In: Cellphones, New York, New York City, solar

Composting in New York: Lessons from the West Coast

Jun 17, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants New York residents to set aside food scraps in a separate bin. Similar programs are already in place in San Francisco and Seattle.
Posted In: New York City, bloomberg, composting, compost

New York's new billionaire street

Jun 4, 2013
Three luxury high-rise apartment towers are luring the ultra-wealthy to an area of Midtown Manhattan better known for offices and stores.
Posted In: New York City, apartments, real estate

Tech spin: A tour of New York City's new bike share program

May 31, 2013
Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson takes New York City's new bike share program for a spin.
Posted In: New York City, bike sharing, bike, public transportation

Shopkeepers don't buy NYC's bike business pitch

May 28, 2013
As New York rolls out its bike-share program, it's also been pushing the case that bikes are good for local businesses. But is it as good as the city claims?
Posted In: Transportation, bike sharing, New York City, bicycle

Freedom Tower enters crowded New York market to lure broadcaster antennas

May 21, 2013
Before 9/11, many local TV broadcasters transmitted from the World Trade Center. Now, they are being wooed back, but there's competition from other skyscrapers.
Posted In: news media, media, New York City, 9/11

New York tech scene celebrates Tumblr purchase

May 21, 2013
Members of the New York City's tech scene are celebrating the announcement that Yahoo will buy the NY-based blogging service Tumblr.
Posted In: Yahoo, tumblr, New York City, Silicon Valley, Tech

Rating Stefon's favorite clubs for business viability

May 17, 2013
Comedian Bill Hader’s exit from "Saturday Night Live" prompted us to ask, "Would Stefon's clubs work out in the real world?"
Posted In: Saturday Night Live, nightlife, television, New York City

Paid sick leave coming to New York City

May 9, 2013
New York's City Council has approved a bill requiring employers with 15 or more employees to offer five paid sick days per year to their employees. The bill, passed by a veto-proof majority, is the latest in a series of cities to take up the idea.
Posted In: sickness, labor, New York City

As One World Trade Center rises, will its offices also fill up?

Apr 29, 2013
One World Trade in New York City will be the western hemisphere’s tallest building. But it has leased only half its space, and there are three more buildings to come.
Posted In: WTC1, world trade center, New York City

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