Science & Technology

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.

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John Farley  |  March 28, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 29, 2012 1:54 PM | 4 Comments

Will a system that allows New Yorkers to find out how far away the next bus is boost lagging ridership rates? MetroFocus looks at how successful similar programs have been in other cities.

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Georgia Kral  |  March 22, 2012 3:38 PM | 1 Comment
Two new technology companies each got a $17,500 boost from New York City on Wednesday.VIDEO
The state governments of New York and New Jersey have made strides in improving their online data transparency in recent years. However, two reports suggest both states have major room for improvement in different areas. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene
John Farley  |  March 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Two new reports on state government corruption and digital transparency give New York and New Jersey very different scores. What really counts as transparent?VIDEO
Stephen Ritz, who teaches in the South Bronx, has transformed the lives of his students with the "edible wall" of produce he built in his classroom. Photo courtesy of Green Bronx Machine.
Stephen Ritz  |  February 16, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
A South Bronx high school teacher explains how building an "edible wall" of produce transformed his students from "super-sized and under-credited" to healthy graduates.VIDEO
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Erin Barker  |  January 31, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
From tales of unearthing environmental scandal to participating in a medical study gone too far, the science-based stories spun in the creative collective The Story Collider are seriously weird -- but true.
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John Farley  |  January 17, 2012 1:37 PM | Comments
An expert who teaches classes to help seniors keep up with technology talks to MetroFocus about how you -- or your grandma-- can learn to use social media effectively.
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Georgia Kral  |  January 11, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
City educators and advocates share their predictions -- and their hopes -- for what makes it into Bloomberg's State of the City address.
Bloomberg is predicted to tout his aggressive - and successful- public health agenda in his State of the City address. Flickr/yourdon.
Samantha Riddell  |  December 28, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As 2011 ends and 2012 begins, MetroFocus looks back on what we've bid adieu to and what's coming our way in the new year.
Four winning regions were announced Wednesday, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new competition for capitol funding. Cuomo created 10 regional councils in New York State last summer. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene.
John Farley  |  December 8, 2011 2:53 PM | Comments
All of the competitors in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's experimental regional funding contest were at least given a consolation prize, but only four took home the truly big bucks.
Four winning regions were announced Wednesday, in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's new competition for capitol funding. Cuomo created 10 regional councils in New York State last summer. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene.
John Farley  |  November 29, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Nov. 30, 2011 | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's experimental model for allocating economic development funds resembles a combination of lottery and beauty pageant for New York's 10 regions.VIDEO
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