John Farley

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John Farley  |  January 17, 2012 1:37 PM | 1 Comment
An expert who teaches classes to help seniors keep up with technology talks to MetroFocus about how you -- or your grandma-- can learn to use social media effectively.
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John Farley  |  January 13, 2012 4:46 PM | Comments
As the 2013 mayoral race heats up, openly gay New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn talks to WNET's "Need to Know" about her opinion on the future of the gay rights movement.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  January 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 26 Comments
Mario Batali has joined a coalition of chefs and restaurateurs united against hydraulic fracking, which they say could make New York's restaurants less tasty -- and less safe.
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John Farley  |  January 3, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Despite how little most people know about the process, nothing has played as dramatic a role in shaping the city as zoning regulations -- particularly under Bloomberg.
A rendering of Cornell and Technion's plan for the new tech campus on Roosevelt Island. The project is a cornerstone of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's mayoral legacy. Image courtesy of Cornell University.
John Farley  |  December 22, 2011 12:22 PM | 3 Comments
Get the story behind the new applied science campus on Roosevelt Island, with interviews of the project's major players by Rafael Pi Roman and Jane Pauley.VIDEO
A rendering of Cornell's plans for a campus on Roosevelt Island. It isn't official yet, but sources with inside knowledge of the tech campus competition have indicated Mayor Michael Bloomberg will announce Cornell as the winner on Monday. Image courtesy of Cornell University.
John Farley  |  December 19, 2011 11:02 AM | Updated: December 20, 2011 10:00AM | 3 Comments
The mayor announced that Cornell University was the winner of Applied Sciences NYC, a competition to build a massive new tech and engineering school in NYC. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  December 19, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Meet some of New York City's most interesting and accepting Protestant and Catholic church leaders, and learn where you can find them this Christmas.
Rendering of Stanford's design for a campus on Roosevelt Island. Image by Redsquare, Inc.
John Farley  |  December 16, 2011 2:45 PM | Comments
In a surprising twist, the California-based institution pulled the plug on its proposal to build a high-tech campus on Roosevelt Island. VIDEO
A segment of the abandoned Rockaway Branch LIRR in Queens. Community activists are hoping to transform the tracks into a greenway, despite past resistance from Community Board 6. Flickr/LisaSez.
John Farley  |  December 16, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As a result of the High Line's success, New Yorkers have begun to see their imaginative ideas for abandoned infrastructure less as quixotic dreams, and more as real possibilities.
Workers display the product at Greyston bakery in Yonkers, NY. Greyston plans to become a benefit corporation once the new law goes into effect in 60 days. Photo courtesy of B Lab.
John Farley  |  December 14, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On Monday, New York became the seventh state to create benefit corporations, which are legally obligated to create benefits for both society and their shareholders. What does that mean for the city?
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