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Dear Educators: Please scrap your lesson plans

Dec 04, 2014

Protesters on Wednesday evening in New York (photo: William Alatriste) Good morning. I'm incredibly appreciative that school is in session today in New York City and that you're there to care

 

An Essential Use of the State Budget Surplus

Dec 01, 2014

FDNY Foundation is one Human Services Council member organization (photo: FDNY Foundation) Thousands of New York State residents depend on the state's non-profit human services organizations during times of disaster and

 

The Case for Uber Data Sharing

Nov 19, 2014

(photo: @Uber) The e-receipt from your last Uber ride isn't the only record of your trip. The base that dispatched your car records a "what, when, and where" of your journey,

 

Brother Can You Spare A Dime? For a Bag

Nov 18, 2014

The author, Bertha Lewis, left (photo: @Vote_Bichotte) A recent New York Times column examined "The Source of New York's Greatness," and its conclusion was no surprise: our greatness comes from our

 

New York at Bargain Basement Prices

Nov 06, 2014

Sen. Schumer, middle, with Congressional candidate Sean Eldridge, right (photo: @SeanEldridge) The Center for Responsive Politics estimates that candidates and their supporters spent nearly $4 billion in this year's election. For

 

Ghosts of Elections Past

Nov 04, 2014

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (photo: @erinmdurkin) Our annual day of spooks and scares has come and gone, but it's Election Day when I'm truly haunted. I know that when I'm in