On Wednesday, the winners of the NYC BigApps Ideas Challenger were announced. Ever wanted to rate the best and worst streets in your borough? There could soon be an app for that.
The plight of the modern Jersey commuter is top of mind this week as the Port Authority seeks to raise tolls. Perhaps some historical perspective on the trans-Hudson River commute will ameliorate the pain of those proposed hikes.
You might want to put that kayak in storage sooner rather than later. Riverkeeper, a clean water advocacy group, released a report on the Hudson River on Tuesday that revealed sewage contamination from New York Harbor to above the Troy dam, nearly 160 miles north of New York City.
Allthough New York is not known as a college town, the city has used higher education as a potent force for economic development.
Some people peak in college. Others in their 50s. Then there is Bel Kaufman. Born in Berlin and raised in Odessa and Kiev in the midst of the Russian Revolution before emigrating to New York, this master story-teller is a century-old legend. And she’s got a heckuva sense of humor.
Monday marks the 350th Anniversary of Staten Island. The proprietors of Great Kills bagel store, who were busted selling prescription pills and guns, were really excited to celebrate.
Do modern notions of a comfortable city living put us in an unsustainable relationship with the urban environment? Discuss and learn at Guggenheim’s mobile lab in the East Village.