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Georgia Kral

Mayor Bloomberg announces the winners of BigApps 3.0 at the IAC Building. Image courtesy of NYC EDC.
Georgia Kral  |  April 18, 2012 10:53 AM | Comments
In a city-sponsored competition, tech start-ups use city data to create apps that serve New Yorkers' needs. VIDEO
The Brooklyn Philharmonic will perform a remixed version of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, with hip-hop elements, on June 9. Photo by Rahav Segev/Photopass.
Georgia Kral  |  April 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

MetroFocus announces the winner of the classical music remix contest inspired by the County of Kings.

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Toasting the Titanic at Dine Titanic, an event celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the famed ship. Photo courtesy of Marcin JM ┬ęDiamond Shot Studio.
Georgia Kral  |  April 16, 2012 3:40 PM | Comments
Guests in period costume attended a stately dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Titanic.
Photo courtesy of Sims Recycling Solutions
Georgia Kral  |  April 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Manufacturers in New York must provide convenient and free electronics recycling. The city is playing a role, too. VIDEO
Photo courtesy of NY Tech Meetup
Georgia Kral  |  April 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
As the technology industry grows in NYC, so too does NY Tech Meetup, which now boasts more than 20,000 members.VIDEO
The Nissan NV200, aka the Taxi of Tomorrow, has disability rights advocates protesting its inaccessibility. AP/ Richard Drew.
Georgia Kral  |  April 5, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: May 2, 2012 1:30PM | 6 Comments
Until the cabs are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Comptroller John Liu has put the brakes on the city's plans for the Nissan NV200.VIDEO
Some bathroom stalls at P.S. 124 in South Park Slope were built without doors. Voters in district 39 have voted to change that. Photo by Keith Christiansen
Georgia Kral  |  April 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In Council District 39, voters chose to fund renovations at a needy South Park Slope elementary school. But they aren't the only ones who want to improve the school.VIDEO
The third installment of stillspotting  nyc explores Jackson Heights, Queens, shown here in an aerial view. Photo by Iwan Baan.
Georgia Kral  |  April 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
stillspotting nyc explores urban life through immigrant stories and cultural narratives from Jackson Heights.VIDEO
Jonathan Piel tries out the model of bicycle to be used in New York City's first bike share program, which launches this summer. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  March 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The city's first attempt at a bike share program launches this summer -- without controversy.VIDEO
Photo courtesy of Sam Schwartz Engineering.
Georgia Kral  |  March 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments

He projects that 50-cent tolls for cyclists and East River bridge tolls could amount to $1.2 billion annually.

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