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Photo by Liz Clayman.
Doris Martinez  |  May 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Get up to speed on today's tech tools, whether you're a master at HTML coding or unsure of how to hold a mouse. Here's a list of where to increase your intelligence quotient on technology.
A woman cooks up fresh tortillas out of a truck on Roosevelt Ave. in Jackson Heights, Queens. Many immigrant food vendors, particularly women, face stiff fines and even confiscation of their equipment, since they often can't afford to buy permits off what tour guide Andrew Silverstein calls the "grey market." Photo courtesy of Streetwise New York.
John Farley  |  May 16, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Enjoy diverse culinary delights with a side of socio-economic and personal history.
According to gardener Kristen Bonardi Rapp, the lot at 462 Halsey Street in Bed-Stuy has probably been vacant since the 1970s. Until recently, it looked like this. Photo by Meg Watcher/megwatcherphotos.com
John Farley  |  May 16, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Brooklynites, working with the group 596 Acres, explain why and how they're transforming formerly vacant city-owned lots into green spaces for everyone.VIDEO
Metrofocus: Education Innovation
May 15, 2012 6:06 AM | 1 Comment
Host Rafael Pi Roman explores controversial issues in education and new approaches by experts. VIDEO
Artist Bernard Safran shot this photo, "Subway Riders," in the '60s, which shows a group of New Yorkers headed to work. Looking at a diverse array of data, MetroFocus looked at the kinds of jobs New York City is really creating. Photo by Bernard Safran.
John Farley  |  May 11, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus compared a slew of recent data on job creation to see what kinds of jobs we're really creating and who's getting them.
ew York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg presents his proposed executive 2013 New York City budget at City Hall in New York, Thursday, May 3, 2012. The total proposed city budget exceeds $68.7 billion this year and Bloomberg has until the end of June to negotiate a final version with the City Council. AP/Lucas Jackson, Pool
John Farley  |  May 7, 2012 12:37 PM | Comments
The full schedule of City Council's hearings on the executive budget for 2013 is now available.
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Jon Lentz for City & State  |  May 7, 2012 10:01 AM | Comments
As the Bloomberg administration explores new ways to recycle, follow one empty coffee cup from the 49th floor of a Midtown skyscraper to a slow boat to China and beyond.
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Lorena Galliot and Julie Percha  |  May 3, 2012 4:00 AM | 18 Comments
What happens when a clueless foreigner meets Williamsburg hipsters?VIDEO
Gary Shteyngart
Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  May 1, 2012 11:25 AM | Comments
The author of "The Russian Debutante’s Handbook" and "Absurdistan" closes the PEN World Voices Festival with a pop culture quiz for Salman Rushdie.
Luc Sante. Photo by Evan Sung.
Perry Santanchote for NYC-ARTS  |  May 1, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Though Luc Sante grew up in New Jersey and New York City, the Belgium-born author and PEN World Voices Festival panelist has never stopped feeling like an outsider.
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