A new reports says the city’s design schools are growing. But according to designers, students need more business know-how.
The treasured New York literary retailer has long been considered a great place to work, but many employees say that’s changing. And with the help of the Occupy Wall Street movement, they’re mobilizing.
It was a political holiday this week, but for some reason there were still plenty of winners and losers to consider. Redistricting seemed to be nearing some sort of end game, while Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael Bloomberg raised the stakes on pension reform. Albany and Washington were on vacation, as were public school teachers, who stared down a P.R. nightmare. Here’s how the rest of the week shook out for New York politics.
With fewer people incarcerated upstate and New York’s farms showing signs of a resurgence, the advocacy group Milk Not Jails is proposing dairy as an economic alternative to the prison industry.
The author of “The Darlings,” a new novel set during the financial collapse of 2008, talks about the inspiration she drew from her own life as an Upper East Sider and former analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Some of New York’s fading wall murals advertise cure-all tonics and horse carriage repairs from as far back as the 19th century. One photographer has documented these historic ads for 15 years, and sees them as an analogy for life in the big city.