Three stations where the G train was extended in 2009 saw a surge in straphanger entry between 2008 and 20011. straphangers and the MTA have different theories about the increase.
On May Day, Occupy activists will join forces with labor unions and immigrant rights activists. But there’s still some friction between the various groups involved.
The Brooke Jackman Foundation will donate 75-100 books to 20 school libraries in the metropolitan area. Parents can vote for their school through April 30.
If New York is going to meet the mayor’s greenhouse goals, its apartment buildings are going to have to get greener. But getting there is difficult.
MetroFocus talked with a geneticist and a technology whiz who came to New York to succeed.
Abraham Paulos, executive director of Families for Freedom; Tania Mattos, advocacy coordinator for the New York State Youth Leadership Council; Mohammad Razvi, executive director of COPO; and Javier Valdes, co-executive director of Make the Road New York are immigrants who’ve dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of others.
There are several credit card payment systems in NYC taxis and the experience of using them will soon be changing. Ticket sales, swiping en route, screens for the visually impaired and iPads are just some of the new options.
A fourth-generation beekeeper, Andrew Coté sells his “Taste-Bud Bursting Local Honey” at the Union Square Greenmarket every Monday and Wednesday. His honey, known as being hyper-local, comes from rooftops and community gardens in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, as well as Westchester County, New York.