Community uses multimedia to share stop-and-frisk stories

Community uses multimedia to share stop-and-frisk stories

December 4, 2013
Filed under NEWS

  High school students and college students from three organizations, Make the Road New York, Urban Arts Partnership and LatinoJustice, held a multimedia pop up exhibit called “More Than a Quota: Our Experience, Our Story” at the SoHo Arthouse. The interactive exhibit, which explored the e... Read more »

New York City raises legal age for tobacco purchases

New York City raises legal age for tobacco purchases

November 4, 2013
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The New York City Council passed a bill on Oct. 30 that would make New York City the first major city in the country to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products and electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 years old. The last hurdle for the bill, which passed 35 to 10, is to bear the signature of Mayor Mic... Read more »

Summer in review: New York City news roundup

Summer in review: New York City news roundup

Emily Bell
August 25, 2013
Filed under Editor's Picks, NEWS

  For a city like New York, change is frequent, and the summer months have been no exception. New city programs were tested, policies overturned and cultural institutions altered. Here are a few of the biggest changes you should know about as you settle into the city. Bike Share Since its introduction in M... Read more »

[GALLERY] New Yorkers stand with Trayvon Martin

[GALLERY] New Yorkers stand with Trayvon Martin

July 20, 2013
Filed under Featured Multimedia, Multimedia, Multimedia Gallery, NEWS

Thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets in the wake of the highly publicized George Zimmerman trial, when the Florida neighborhood watch coordinator was acquitted of second degree murder and manslaughter charges. Zimmerman was tried for shooting and killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin on February... Read more »

Social activists celebrate May Day

Social activists celebrate May Day

May 2, 2013
Filed under NEWS

By Daniel Huang   The New York City Student May Day Convergence, a daylong demonstration that spanned lower Manhattan, brought together students from all over the city. University student activists joined in the march. The NYU Student Convergence began at 1 p.m. at Washington Square... Read more »

Cigarette regulation proposed in New York City

Cigarette regulation proposed in New York City

May 1, 2013
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  New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley recently proposed increasing the legal age for buying cigarettes from 18 to 21. If passed, the new regulation would not allow those under 21 to buy cigarettes or other tobacco products. However, it would not prohibit them from being... Read more »

Park performers’ to lose stage in Washington Square

Park performers’ to lose stage in Washington Square

May 1, 2013
Filed under Editor's Picks, NEWS

  The presence of street performers, one of the defining characteristics of Washington Square Park, may dwindle this spring due to a recent change in park policy. The expressive matter rule, originally adopted by the New York City Parks Department in June 2010, determines where and how artists can sell their ar... Read more »

MTA extends Wi-Fi and cell service to more subway stations

MTA extends Wi-Fi and cell service to more subway stations

April 30, 2013
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Subway riders can now look forward to checking email, sending text messages and making calls from underground stations, as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority expanded Wi-Fi and cell phone service to 30 additional stations last Thursday. According to CBS New York, the plan to provide wireless s... Read more »

University House opens for students attending college in New York City

University House opens for students attending college in New York City

April 29, 2013
Filed under Editor's Picks, NEWS

The Greenwich Village area will soon be the home of a new dorm that will house students from different colleges throughout New York City. After sitting dormant for over 30 years, what used to be P.S. 64 — located at 605 E. Ninth St. — is being transformed into a 500-bed dormitory named Univ... Read more »

Cooper Union tuition implementation causes controversy

Cooper Union tuition implementation causes controversy

April 29, 2013
Filed under Editor's Picks, NEWS

After 18 months of deliberation, the Cooper Union Board of Trustees voted April 21 to effectively end the school’s well-known universal scholarship policy, beginning with freshmen entering Cooper Union in 2014. Peter Cooper, who founded the art, architecture and engineering university in 1859, ... Read more »

City introduces program to protect commercial cyclists

City introduces program to protect commercial cyclists

April 25, 2013
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  A program created by the New York City Department of Transportation and Delivery.com that will enforce new safety regulations on delivery cyclists went into effect on Tuesday. The new law requires restaurants to provide safety information and equipment for their delivery workers, includin... Read more »

MTA study may lead to different subway car designs

MTA study may lead to different subway car designs

April 23, 2013
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New Yorkers tend to prefer using the standing space in a subway car to being crowded on subway seats, according to a new study from the New York Transit Authority. The report analyzed rider usage of subway space and have recommended a number of new designs to accommodate these trends. The report ... Read more »

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