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Greenhouse Labs Spur Student Learning on Manhattan Rooftops

At P.S. 333 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, students are studying science in their very own rooftop greenhouse -- one of 12 built as part of an initiative to put 100 greenhouse labs in New York City schools by 2020.

Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
June 19, 2012 10:00 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus takes a look inside the region’s growing tech sector with an update on New York City’s investments, leaders and private start-ups. VIDEO
Technological innovation is helping musicians achieve success in new ways. Flickr/ all that improbable blue
Georgia Kral  |  June 12, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Participants of the Music NOW Summit at Northside Music Festival discuss technological innovation that helps musicians achieve success in new ways.VIDEO
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James West and Tim McDonnell for Climate Desk  |  June 8, 2012 4:32 PM | Comments
As the Big Apple faces ever-hotter summers, officials are looking for ways to cool off in some of the only unused space left in a crowded city: rooftops.VIDEO
The interface of the NYCLU's new stop and frisk app. Image courtesy of the NYCLU.
John Farley  |  June 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments
Could use of the NYCLU's new tool lead to the arrests of its users? Know your rights when filming the NYPD.VIDEO
Murray Hill Academy student Niles Flowers and his mother Jerine Wentt display Niles' new laptop he received after completing the
John Farley  |  June 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The term "digital divide" is problematic, but New York City is focused on improving broadband access and digital literacy for low-income students and their families.VIDEO
Joshua Li proudly holds up his finished product, Joshua's Raceway, made with 100% recycled and reusable materials. Photo by Lin Sanders.
Georgia Kral  |  May 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Joshua Yi from New Jersey won a national science competition with his design, "No More Trash."VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  May 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
At the end of Internet Week, 1,800 people had a one-day opportunity to attend open houses at 55 New York tech company offices. VIDEO
Courtesy of the Northside Festival
Georgia Kral  |  May 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
More than music and film, this year the fest incorporates a days-long session on the new entrepreneurial economy.VIDEO
Image by Kevon Greene/MetroFocus
Honor Moorman  |  May 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 7 Comments
Students want to work on things that matter to them and matter in the real world. Social media is one of the most effective ways to connect students’ work to the world.
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Michelle Michalos  |  May 21, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The spectacular United Palace Theater hosts a multimedia performance with the music of Philip Glass and the story of a boy who challenges the power of a black hole. VIDEO
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