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High Holidays Go High Tech

In an effort to reach more of their community, one synagogue on Long Island has taken its High Holiday services high tech.

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Georgia Kral  |  October 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Some New York state residents say hydraulic fracturing will bring jobs and other opportunities to the region.VIDEO
Photo Flickr/Dave Govoni
Lauren Wanko for NY Today  |  October 16, 2012 9:07 PM | Comments
Every fall, monarch butterflies descend on a beach town during their journey to Mexico. VIDEO
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Lauren Keyson for NY Tech Meetup  |  October 16, 2012 12:25 PM | Comments
Apps related to the elections and political debate launched at this month's tech meetup in New York.
More trash awaits processing in Peekskill. After the burning, the ash is cooled and sifted for recyclable metal and the remains, about 10 percent of the initial volume, are sent to landfills. Photo by Marc Fader/ City Limits.
Bill Hughes for City Limits  |  October 11, 2012 11:59 AM | Comments
A Bloomberg administration plan pits concerns about city spending and carbon emissions against fears of environmental injustice.
NYC Department of Education Commissioner Dennis Walcott visited a middle school classroom on Tuesday for Digital Citizenship Day. Walcott said it's not enough to be a citizen anymore, we have to be digital citizens. MetroFocus/ Matt Chao.
Georgia Kral  |  October 4, 2012 7:47 AM | 1 Comment
NYC middle schoolers are learning to navigate online interactions safely and responsibly.VIDEO
September 19, 2012 1:27 PM | Comments
The Consul General joins MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman for an interview on cultivating ties between New York and Israel. VIDEO
Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda Gibbs and Chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner developers Bruce Ratner congratulate each other at a press event following the passage of the ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces in size. Flickr/ nycmayorsoffice
Georgia Kral  |  September 13, 2012 4:13 PM | 1 Comment
Bloomberg's fight against obesity and diabetes includes limiting the size of sweet drinks sold at certain establishments.
Montclair State University (MSU) entrance in Montclair, N.J. The majority of the 10 companies participating in the LaunchPad tech accelerator there are from N.J.; the rest are from New York. Photo courtesy of MSU.
Young Soo Yang for NJ Today  |  September 10, 2012 10:28 AM | Comments
Mentorship, office space at Montclair State University and $20,000 in seed capital was given to 10 companies.
At the New Lab, engineers, designers and students will work in a collaborative manufacturing environment. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral.
Georgia Kral  |  August 28, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Take a tour of the New Lab, a collaborative design and fabrication center, opening soon.
An airplane passes over an apartment building on its way to LaGuardia Airport. The FAA and Port Authority have soundproofed many of the schools around the city's airports, researcher Charlotte Clark said nobody is really sure how effective these measures are. AP/Frank Franklin
John Farley  |  August 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
How do you reduce noise in one of the loudest cities in the world?
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