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Bitcoins come to New York City bar

Bitcoins come to New York City bar

April 22, 2013
Filed under Editor's Picks, NEWS

  New York loves to be ahead of the curve and EVR, a bar in midtown Manhattan, is no different. EVR now accepts payment in the form of Bitcoins, digital money that is not tied to any central bank. The controversy over Bitcoins has received a lot of media attention from sources such as CNNMo... Read more »

NYC Department of Health releases sexual health app

NYC Department of Health releases sexual health app

April 4, 2013
Filed under NEWS

  The Bloomberg administration recently launched a free app called Teen in NYC Protection+, which provides information on health services for teens. The app — funded by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene — focuses on keeping teens informed about sexual health. ... Read more »

Mayor Bloomberg sponsors anti-gun ads

Mayor Bloomberg sponsors anti-gun ads

April 2, 2013
Filed under NEWS

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has come under scrutiny for sponsoring a number of anti-gun ads — pundits are accusing him of politicizing the gun debate for his own gain. The ads feature a bearded young man recalling his family tradition of hunting, turning around a common motif used by... Read more »

Judge blocks Cuomo from withdrawing funds from New York City schools

Judge blocks Cuomo from withdrawing funds from New York City schools

February 28, 2013
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Featured On Homepage, NEWS

In the latest attempt to negotiate a viable teacher evaluation system, a judge recently blocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo from withholding millions of dollars in state aid from New York City schools. Since Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the United Federation of Teachers failed to reach an agreement by the... Read more »

Bloomberg launches initiative for local tech startups

Bloomberg launches initiative for local tech startups

February 28, 2013
Filed under NEWS

Last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched a new Made in NY initiative to help support growing tech startups in the city. Bloomberg’s Made in NY brand had already been used to promote the city’s entertainment industry, and now helps bolster the city’s technology industry. Now, digital... Read more »

Seniors to receive fewer tickets for commencement ceremony

Seniors to receive fewer tickets for commencement ceremony

February 14, 2013
Filed under NEWS

  According to NYU’s website, graduating seniors may only request a maximum of three guest tickets for the all-university commencement ceremony at Yankee Stadium this year. This is a decrease from last year’s limit of four guest tickets per graduate. Students with large families ... Read more »

Students to mentors program arrives at NYU

Students to mentors program arrives at NYU

February 10, 2013
Filed under NEWS

  Let’s Get Ready, a non-profit tutoring or- ganization started by a Harvard graduate, recently opened a site at NYU. Providing free SAT and college prep guidance to under-served students throughout the Northeast, the organi- zation was launched in 1998. Founder Jeannie Rosenthal, ... Read more »

Teacher evaluation stalemate continues despite rising stakes

Teacher evaluation stalemate continues despite rising stakes

February 6, 2013
Filed under NEWS

Since Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg failed to reach an agreement with the United Federation of Teachers regarding teacher evaluations by the Jan. 17 deadline, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has threatened to step in and take over. By missing this deadline, New York City schools lost $250 million in state education... Read more »

Poly study shows Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act puts minors in more danger

Poly study shows Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act puts minors in more danger

December 11, 2012
Filed under NEWS

Online social networking has become somewhat of a norm among teenagers. Instead of preaching stranger danger on the streets, parents worry about cyber bullies and online predators. Congress passed the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act in 1998 to protect minors.  The act requires commercial... Read more »

NYU alumnus leaves inspiring legacy for environmental advocacy

NYU alumnus leaves inspiring legacy for environmental advocacy

November 28, 2012
Filed under NEWS

A recent study released by 20 governments around the world estimates that climate change, drought increases, desertification, higher sea levels, extreme storms and other disruptions will lead to 100 million deaths by 2030. The study also predicts a 3.2 percent drop in global GDP unless there are dramatic... Read more »

Game Center co-founder wins two awards at IndieCade International Festival

Game Center co-founder wins two awards at IndieCade International Festival

November 12, 2012
Filed under NEWS

At the IndieCade International Festival of Independent Games, which took place Oct. 4 to 7, NYU visiting assistant arts professor Eric Zimmerman received two awards for his projects. Zimmerman won the Game Design Award for “Armada d6,” a board game prototype he created with fellow game designer John... Read more »

City, MTA announce plans to expedite travel to LaGuardia

City, MTA announce plans to expedite travel to LaGuardia

October 22, 2012
Filed under NEWS

Travels to LaGuardia Airport may become faster come next year. The city and Metropolitan Transit Authority announced improvement plans earlier this month in an effort to provide faster, more reliable and more affordable public transportation routes to LaGuardia Airport. “LaGuardia Airport is... Read more »

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