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Rendering of Stanford's design for a campus on Roosevelt Island. Image by Redsquare, Inc.
John Farley  |  December 16, 2011 2:45 PM | Comments
In a surprising twist, the California-based institution pulled the plug on its proposal to build a high-tech campus on Roosevelt Island. VIDEO
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn believes the Republican Party's opposition to gay rights will hurt them in the next election season.Flickr/Ennui Poet
City Hall News  |  December 16, 2011 9:36 AM | Comments
Another banner week for "Cuomo the Barbarian." Christine Quinn, David Grandeau, and Eva Moskowitz are among the winners and Ravi Batra, Carl Paladino and Cyrus Vance Jr. are among the losers.
A segment of the abandoned Rockaway Branch LIRR in Queens. Community activists are hoping to transform the tracks into a greenway, despite past resistance from Community Board 6. Flickr/LisaSez.
John Farley  |  December 16, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As a result of the High Line's success, New Yorkers have begun to see their imaginative ideas for abandoned infrastructure less as quixotic dreams, and more as real possibilities.
Emergency text message alerts were received across the city today. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  December 15, 2011 2:47 PM | Comments
Wireless customers across New York City received emergency alert texts Thursday during a FEMA alert system test. The whole country will be wired for the alerts by April.
Jim Holt, the composer tktk.
Daniel T. Allen  |  December 15, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
For "Thru-Line," 44 musicians will perform the same snippet of Bach on every subway platform along the F train on Dec. 21. MetroFocus spoke with the composer and musicians making it happen.VIDEO
Haimson expects Bloomberg to discuss the success of charter schools citywide. Pictured here are students at a Lincoln Center Institute led charter high school. Photo courtesy of New Visions for Public Schools.
Georgia Kral  |  December 14, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Arts organizations around the city are getting into the education biz. Lincoln Center jumped in with two schools this fall -- guess who else is playing in the schoolyard?
Workers display the product at Greyston bakery in Yonkers, NY. Greyston plans to become a benefit corporation once the new law goes into effect in 60 days. Photo courtesy of B Lab.
John Farley  |  December 14, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On Monday, New York became the seventh state to create benefit corporations, which are legally obligated to create benefits for both society and their shareholders. What does that mean for the city?
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December 13, 2011 4:50 PM | Comments
This family-run business has its roots in Taormina, but you only need to travel to Queens to taste it.
Zuccotti Park on Nov. 15, after the Occupy protesters were evicted. Reinhold Martin believes the removal of the protesters exposed a hidden reality in New York City -- that public spaces are public because they're contested. Flickr/shankbone.
Reinhold Martin  |  December 13, 2011 2:55 PM | Comments
Occupy Wall Street has revealed that the concept of "privately owned public spaces" is at odds with itself.
A young musician participates in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz for Young People program. Courtesy SundayArts.
December 13, 2011 12:46 PM | Comments
Screeching saxophones and overblown trombones...Jazz legend Wynton Marsalis just loves the sound of band class in the morning. For real. Marsalis talks to SundayArts about his participation in Jazz at Lincoln Center's Jazz for Young People program. VIDEO
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