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Broadway discount booth TKTS turns 40

Jun 26, 2013
Broadway ticket discounter TKTS turns 40 today. A look at the business of one of the original discounters.
Posted In: New York, New York City, broadway, musical, tourism

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

Hacking storm recovery in the Rockaways

Jun 13, 2013
A group called Rockaway Help brings together engineers and residents to hack storm recovery and protection in the New York region.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York, natural disasters

The case against courting companies

Jun 6, 2013
Who doesn't want their government to bring in new businesses? We take a look at the ups and downs of courting companies.
Posted In: New York, South Dakota

In New York, all teachers will be graded

Jun 4, 2013
New York is going to start evaluating teachers in all subject fields, and test results will be part of their performance evaluations. This week, the teachers start getting trained in the new grading system.
Posted In: teachers, New York, schools

After being removed, does storm debris have value?

May 27, 2013
Amid the destruction from hurricanes and tornados, some debris -- from trees to building materials and metal -- finds new life.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, construction, reuse, New York

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

Google's CIO on how NYC compares to Silicon Valley

Apr 15, 2013
Chief Information Officer Ben Fried gives a tour of Google's New York headquarters and discusses how its culture differs from Silicon Valley.
Posted In: Google, New York, Silicon Valley, Wall Street

New York Auto Show opens on industry high note

Mar 29, 2013
Automobile Magazine's New York editor Jamie Kitman joins Marketplace from the floor of the New York Auto Show to discuss the car market and how relaxed credit terms have customers buying again.
Posted In: Auto, auto industry, auto market, New York

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

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