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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

Pop-up trucks charge New York City kids to store cellphones during school

Apr 29, 2013
Ever since New York City banned electronic devices in public schools, a cottage industry has emerged: Charging kids a dollar a day to hold their phones during class.
Posted In: New York, New York City, Cellphones, Education

NYC parking nightmare could get worse, fines for painting curbs

Apr 18, 2013
Parking can be so bad in New York City, some frustrated residents have taken to reserving spots by painting the curb. Now, they could see higher fines.
Posted In: parking, New York City

Mayor Bloomberg is "nobody's puppet." But is he a muppet?

Apr 2, 2013
Michael Bloomberg says he can't be bought by special interests, but a cozy relationship with Miss Piggy suggests he may bow to 'festive interests.'
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, New York City

Mayor Bloomberg's wealth holds lessons for politics

Apr 2, 2013
As a multi-billionaire, Michael Bloomberg has governed New York free from debts to special interests. But there's another side to that independence.
Posted In: Michael Bloomberg, New York City, politics

Mayor Bloomberg to stores: Hide your cigarettes

Mar 19, 2013
New York City Mayor Bloomberg is proposing a ban on cigarette displays in stores. It’s the latest proposal aimed at making New York a little healthier.
Posted In: New York, New York City, Michael Bloomberg, cigarettes

Facade Lift: Midtown Manhattan may get extreme makeover

Mar 15, 2013
New York's mayor wants to give a facelift to the area of Midtown Manhattan that surrounds the venerable Grand Central Station. The city says it is needed to remain a globally competitive business district.
Posted In: New York, New York City, urban planning

Opening up the tech world to women

Mar 8, 2013
Jessica Lawrence, director of NY Tech Meet Up, shares her views on the tech community in New York and whether or not the tech world is a boy's club.
Posted In: New York, New York City, Tech, women

Chelsea 2.0: Art galleries get priced out in NY

Mar 8, 2013
Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood has long been a hub for art galleries. But now tech and other companies are moving in -- and rents are becoming unaffordable for the arts.
Posted In: art, New York City, New York

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