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New York City students arriving at school. The Times reported the inside scoop on how the city managed to avoid 4,100 teacher layoffs. AP/Seth Wenig.
John Farley  |  July 18, 2011 12:15 PM | Comments
From the fight over suburban charter schools to the discontinuation of a teacher performance bonus program, it's been a busy week and weekend for education in the region. Check out the highlights.
Housing Advocates rallied at City Hall last spring to protest cuts to affordable housing in New York. cuts to federal rent subsidies are hurting both tenants and building owners. Public housing is broke, and the city housing authority is looking for private partners to bail it out. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Tom Angotti for Gotham Gazette  |  July 18, 2011 10:58 AM | Comments
With housing reeling from the bubble and the bust, the mayor still sees zoning as the key tool for creating affordable homes. Gotham Gazette reports.
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July 18, 2011 10:45 AM | Comments
Craving some Dal? Try Queens' Little India.
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July 18, 2011 10:42 AM | Comments
This Flushing restaurant's dim sum can't be beat.
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Andrew J. Hawkins for City Hall News  |  July 18, 2011 7:27 AM | Comments
The race to build a top-tier science and engineering school in New York is on. The mayor will convene a private breakfast meeting Tuesday to present the city’s blueprint for a future tech campus. City Hall News reports.
Billy Bragg Photographer: Wiggy
John Farley  |  July 18, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: July 27, 2011 12:30PM | 1 Comment
Billy Bragg is performing at Lincoln Center today -- stop by with an acoustic guitar at 4 p.m for a group warm up and a chance to perform your own material before the show. VIDEO
Fiddleheads are a sure sign of spring. A young fern that has yet to unfurl, fiddleheads are foraged from riverbanks. AP/ Craig Line
Julio Sharp-Wasserman  |  July 18, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: March 22, 2012 4:40PM | 3 Comments
It's spring, and these goodies are in season: herbs; parsnips; pea greens; garlic scapes and green garlic, green onions and spring onions; radishes; new potatoes; rhubarb; scallions; spinach; lettuce; fiddleheads and ramps.
Billy Bragg will perform at Lincoln Center on July 27 for The Big Busk. Musicians of all ages and abilities are invited to play acoustic guitars on stage. Photo courtesy of Anthony Saint James..
John Farley  |  July 18, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
On July 27, Lincoln Center and British singer-songwriter Billy Bragg will join forces to host The Big Busk, an interactive concert for musicians of all abilities.
Rupert Murdoch's media empire is beginning to crumble as a result of the phone hacking scandal. It's uncertain how this will affect the News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal and New York Post. Flickr/World Economic Forum.
John Farley  |  July 15, 2011 3:38 PM | Updated: July 22, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments
Following news that the FBI was reaching out to the NYPD as it began an investigation into whether News Corp. journalists attempted to hack the phones of 9/11 victims, the company brought in the big legal guns.
The Barnegat Bay in New Jersey runs along the coast of Ocean County. A recent donation of land will help keep the area pristine. Wikicommons/Andrew Bossi
Jessica Abo  |  July 15, 2011 1:40 PM | Comments
Preserving the Garden State, Fundraising Online and an A.L.S. Charity Event.
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