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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.

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Christina Mulligan  |  June 27, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Jon Gertner, author of "The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation," speaks with NJToday Managing Editor Mike Schneider about the labs.VIDEO
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Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  June 26, 2012 11:18 AM | 1 Comment
Not a single slot will be lost or school aide laid off as a result of this year’s budget deal.
Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
This half-hour program hosted by Rafael Pi Roman examines the booming tech sector in New York City and its future. VIDEO
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Rick Karr  |  June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
According to tech reporter Rick Karr, it's the creativity of individual technologists in New York that distinguishes them from their colleagues in Silicon Valley.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
One in three American teens use social media on a daily basis, a figure that should stress the importance of adult supervision, according to a new report.VIDEO
Qwiki recently moved back to New York City from Silicon Valley. 15 employees operate out of a SoHo office. Photo courtesy of Qwiki
Georgia Kral  |  June 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
For tech start-ups, New York City offers partnerships with creative sectors that Silicon Valley doesn't. We check in with one company.VIDEO
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Esha Ray  |  June 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Per Scholas Institute for Technology in the South Bronx provides a no-cost IT training program to help low-income individuals get entry-level office jobs.VIDEO
The New York Assembly holds a debate on disclosure of teacher evaluations at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Thursday, June 21, 2012. On the same day, the legislature approved the teacher ratings plan. AP /Tim Roske
John Farley  |  June 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A look at what the New York State Legislature did and didn't pass this year.VIDEO
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Menglin Huang  |  June 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The NYC Economic Development Corporation president describes the tech economy's growth and how to prevent another tech bubble burst. See interactive timeline.VIDEO
Mayor Bloomberg congratulates a winner in the first BigApps competition, in 2010. Flickr/ Steven Rosenbaum.
Georgia Kral  |  June 21, 2012 3:54 PM | Comments
Five initiatives aim to improve broadband in emerging high-tech areas, bring broadband to industrial zones, and improve access for residents through mobile platforms.
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