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Last year at the Brooklyn Book Festival, a newspaper was available with the schedule of events. This year, there will be an app for your smart phone. Photo courtesy of the Brooklyn Book Festival.
Georgia Kral  |  September 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
In its seventh year, festival adds more days of panels and readings and a new app to keep track of them.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
According to Ido Aharoni, Israel's Consul General in New York, Israel's economy has a lot to offer Americans.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  September 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
As Jews prepare to celebrate Rosh Hashanah, some New Yorkers will launch the new year and their new lives in Israel. VIDEO
Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda Gibbs and Chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner developers Bruce Ratner congratulate each other at a press event following the passage of the ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces in size. Flickr/ nycmayorsoffice
Georgia Kral  |  September 13, 2012 4:13 PM | 1 Comment
Bloomberg's fight against obesity and diabetes includes limiting the size of sweet drinks sold at certain establishments.
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September 13, 2012 12:02 PM | Comments
On the next MetroFocus: Gun violence, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner, Israel's Consul General and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral and Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
More than just political actions are planned to mark the first year of the Occupy movement.VIDEO
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Stephan Rabimov and Alexey Timbul for DEPESHA  |  September 10, 2012 5:01 PM | Comments
The Russians are coming to New York Fashion Week, at the Lincoln Center tents, Milk Studios, Runway@Pier 57 and beyond.
Montclair State University (MSU) entrance in Montclair, N.J. The majority of the 10 companies participating in the LaunchPad tech accelerator there are from N.J.; the rest are from New York. Photo courtesy of MSU.
Young Soo Yang for NJ Today  |  September 10, 2012 10:28 AM | Comments
Mentorship, office space at Montclair State University and $20,000 in seed capital was given to 10 companies.
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said that. AP/Mike Groll
John Farley  |  September 7, 2012 3:00 PM | Comments
The analysis broke down graduation rates by race and country of origin, and looked at students who were discharged vs. those who dropped out.
The journalist Norman Oder has been chronicling the story of the Atlantic Yards development on his watchdog blog Atlantic Yards Report for more than five years. Photo by Jonathan Barkey.
Georgia Kral  |  September 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The Barclays Center opens Sept. 28. Is it according to plan and what happens next?VIDEO
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