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Tracking Poverty in New York City

While the federal definition of poverty is most often based solely on income, here in the most expensive city in America, there is a growing concern that poverty needs to be redefined.

Bloomberg is predicted to tout his aggressive - and successful- public health agenda in his State of the City address. Flickr/yourdon.
Georgia Kral  |  July 12, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus speaks to smokers and tobacco vendors after the court tells the city to roll up its graphic anti-smoking posters.
Taxi drivers and union members gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 11, 2012 6:58 PM | Updated: July 12, 2012 2:36PM | 6 Comments
If the proposed fare increase is approved, six cents per ride will be deposited into a healthcare fund for drivers.
Technology Service Corps students. Photo courtesy of NPower.
Esha Ray  |  July 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 6 Comments
Be frugal and tech-savvy at the same time, through low- or no-cost technology education programs throughout the city that can help you succeed.
A cyclist cruises down a New York City bike lane. Both houses of Congress passed a new transportation bill on Friday, which, according to the organization America Bikes, could reduce bike and pedestrian funding by 60 to 70 percent. Flickr/CarlosPacheco
John Farley  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The bill, passed at the last minute in Congress, received both sighs of relief and strong negative reactions from law makers and transit advocates.
Verdant Power's Free Flow System Turbine. Photo courtesy of Verdant Power, Inc.
Esha Ray  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: July 16, 2012 | 2 Comments
New York City is booming with social media start-ups, but as we face some of the highest spending on energy in the country, who's working in clean tech?
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 28, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

Seth Pinsky discusses the rise of the tech sector in New York City’s economy and how the city can make sure that this tech boom is a stable one.

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John Farley  |  June 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The city's rising tech stars discuss their predictions for how the scene will grow, how they got to where they are today and their advice for people hoping to enter the industry.
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NJToday  |  June 27, 2012 5:36 PM | Comments
It’s been almost two years since Mark Zuckerberg pledged $100 million to improve Newark schools. The foundation CEO explains what's been done with the grant money thus far.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The offices of OMGPOP and Tumblr don't skimp on cool design features. For fledgling start-ups, choosing a work space is a balance of comfort with thrift.VIDEO
Roosevelt Island, two miles long and narrow, will soon be home to students focusing on technology. The island is preparing to become Silicon City. AP /Mark Lennihan
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
The Cornell-Technion campus on Roosevelt Island won't be operational until 2017, but Cornell is moving full steam ahead with plans, with students arriving in the fall.VIDEO
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