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Brash Twitter users might find the NYPD at their door. The department's new social media unit plans to bolster police activity online. Flickr/ Sean Mactree.
John Farley  |  August 11, 2011 5:33 PM | 1 Comment
While politicians were (hopefully) schooled in the unsavory usage of social media by the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, there's now another group that ought to heed the perils of overshares on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter: criminals.
The omnipresent iPhone. One of many devices that could soon carry apps invented by the public to make life in New York City more manageable and imaginative. Flickr/Yutaka Tsutano.
John Farley  |  August 10, 2011 5:48 PM | Comments
On Wednesday, the winners of the NYC BigApps Ideas Challenger were announced. Ever wanted to rate the best and worst streets in your borough? There could soon be an app for that.
. In New York, federal and state funding for the weatherization program provides jobs for people who might otherwise be out of work and helping lower-income people save money on heating and cooling their homes. Flick/Greenforall.org
Marc Bussanich for Gotham Gazette  |  August 8, 2011 10:33 AM | 2 Comments
Despite a push for environmentally friendly jobs and visions of a more sustainable city, the private sector has been slow to create new opportunities.
About two-thirds of the one million rooftops in New York City could use solar power. If every one of those roofs had solar panels, when the sun shines the brightest the city could get half its electricity from solar power. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Jeff Jacbson forCity Hall News  |  August 4, 2011 10:49 AM | 2 Comments
All the pieces are in place to develop sustainable and efficient energy in New York state except one: leadership.
Real estate holdings of New York's key players in high education, which is a potent force of development across the city, now and in the future.
Mitchell L. Moss for The Architect's Newspaper  |  August 4, 2011 9:27 AM | 1 Comment
Allthough New York is not known as a college town, the city has used higher education as a potent force for economic development.
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July 27, 2011 1:52 PM | Comments
This non-profit is changing Brooklyn one vegetable at a time.
An old public service announcement in the subways advised New Yorkers to keep their furnaces clean. Decades later, building boilers still account for a major share of the city's air pollution. Gotham Gazette/Ian Wescott
Sam Lewis  |  July 25, 2011 1:37 PM | 3 Comments
Black smoke spewing from building tops is not exactly a summertime image -- us New Yorkers like our heating oil issues to emerge at seasonally appropriate times, like Thanksgiving, thank you very much. But after the mayor announced that the city would begin phasing out the two worst kinds of oil by 2030, some buildings figured they better start cleaning up their act -- and soon.
Michael Bloomberg
Andrew J. Hawkins for City Hall News  |  July 18, 2011 7:27 AM | Comments
The race to build a top-tier science and engineering school in New York is on. The mayor will convene a private breakfast meeting Tuesday to present the city’s blueprint for a future tech campus. City Hall News reports.
Victor Lozano, 31, works for a woodworking company in one of The Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center's re-purposed manufacturing buildings. More than 100 businesses, that together employ about 500 people, occupy their spaces. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Sam Lewis  |  July 15, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Factories traditionally conjure images of black smoke and polluted water, but many cities are pursuing a new kind of urban manufacturing movement that promotes tall, environmentally sustainable mixed-use factory spaces.
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Juliet Eilperin  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Sharks are nothing new to New York waters, we’ve just forgotten them.
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