While politicians were (hopefully) schooled in the unsavory usage of social media by the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal, there’s now another group that ought to heed the perils of overshares on Facebook, Youtube and Twitter: criminals. But the NYPD is not the first police department to create a crime-fighting social media unit.
On Wednesday, the winners of the NYC BigApps Ideas Challenger were announced. Ever wanted to rate the best and worst streets in your borough? There could soon be an app for that.
Despite a push for environmentally friendly jobs and visions of a more sustainable city, the private sector has been slow to create new opportunities. Gotham Gazette reports.
Allthough New York is not known as a college town, the city has used higher education as a potent force for economic development.
This non-profit is changing Brooklyn one vegetable at a time.
Black smoke spewing from building tops is not exactly a summertime image — us New Yorkers like our heating oil issues to emerge at seasonally appropriate times, like Thanksgiving, thank you very much. But after the mayor announced that the city would begin phasing out the two worst kinds of oil by 2030, some buildings figured they better start cleaning up their act — and soon.
The race to build a top-tier science and engineering school in New York is on. The mayor will convene a private breakfast meeting of business and civic leaders Tuesday at Google’s Manhattan headquarters to present the city’s blueprint for a future tech campus. City Hall News reports.
Factories traditionally conjure images of black smoke and polluted water, but many cities are pursuing a new kind of urban manufacturing movement that promotes tall, environmentally sustainable mixed-use factory spaces.