Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByJonathan Wolfe Aug. 17, 2018 Good morning on this still-sultry Friday. The outpouring of love for Aretha Franklin continues a day after the “Queen of Soul” died. She was 76. Ms. Franklin was, to put it succulently, “one of America’s greatest singers in any style,” wrote The Times’s music critic Jon Pareles. Like many great artists, she made her way to New York City and stardom soon followed. Ms. Franklin grew up in Detroit, but she moved to New York by herself in her late teens. She signed with Columbia Records at 18, and later with Atlantic, producing some of her greatest hits here, like “Respect,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “Baby I Love You,” “Chain of Fools” and “Think.” In the … [Read more...] about New York Today: Aretha Franklin’s New York
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByJonathan Wolfe Aug. 9, 2018 Good morning on this heated Thursday. It’s the dawn of the dockless bike in New York City. This summer, 900 free-standing bikes have been installed in the Bronx, Staten Island and the Rockaways — with more wheels on the way in the coming weeks. But dockless bicycle fleets present a unique set of challenges: How do you make sure bikes are where they need to be? What do you do with broken bikes? And what’s the best way to get a bike out of a tree? Here in New York, those questions fall to Gil Kazimirov, 26, a general manager for Lime, one of our city’s four dockless bikes operators. We recently spent an afternoon in the Rockaways with Mr. Kazimirov as he made repairs, checked in on bikes and responded to complaints. But … [Read more...] about New York Today: Balancing Bikes
New York City's fast-paced technology scene, known as Silicon Alley, tried not to lose a step after Hurricane Sandy knocked out power lines, devastated the public transit system and left portions of the city flooded. On Tuesday, companies from small startups to major players such as Google and Facebook, scrambled to balance employee safety with attempts to conduct business as usual. With laptops, smartphones and a dash of ingenuity tech companies powered through the adverse conditions -- or at least tried to. Silicon Alley is a booming part of New York City's economy. It is both a location -- many technology startups are housed in the lower part of Manhattan -- and a state of mind, since many companies have now sprouted across the East River in Brooklyn and elsewhere. Like many New Yorkers, scads of technology workers toiled from home or hunkered down with coworkers who still had electricity. That was certainly the case among employees of trendy e-commerce site Fab.com on Tuesday. … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo New York’s Silicon Alley makes do after Sandy
To be asked to "Walk This Way" is no idle challenge when it involves walking down every last street in New York City. Anthony Mason can tell us all about THAT: When Bill Helmreich set off to see New York City, not just the landmarks we know but the hidden gems, he knew it would be a long journey "It's amazing how quickly it all adds up," he laughed, considering his journey has taken him, to date, 6,048 miles. "That is like walking to Los Angeles and back as the crow flies, and then another 971 miles to St. Louis. It was really a long walk!" It had to be, if his mission was to write a book called "The New York Nobody Knows." He took his first steps in a leafy enclave near the city's outer border in Queens. He says he's worn out nine pairs of shoes during his jaunts: "It's 30 miles a week, 120 a month, 1,500 a year, and in four years, you're at 6,000." A professor of sociology at City College, the 69-year-old Helmreich walked almost every street -- nearly 125,000 blocks -- from the … [Read more...] about A view from the streets of New York City (all of them)
Audio clip: Listen to audio clip. On 114th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues in the northern section of Manhattan, you would find a New York City Public School in the famed brownstone neighborhood of Harlem. It's called the Wadleigh Secondary School. In the same building, two floors above, you will find the Success Academy Harlem West; also a public school, charter, but public. And it's a beautiful building with it's Gothic inspired frame on top. My guest is a math teacher at that charter school. Nicholas Simmons, welcome. "This past year at the city public school downstairs, grades six through eight, zero percent of the students met state standards in Math or English. In Harlem West, your school 96% were proficient in math. 75% in Reading and Writing..." Check out these other free FOX News podcasts! … [Read more...] about Two New York City Public Schools in the Same Building. One Failing. One Succeeding. What’s the difference?