New York By JASMINE C. LEE JUNE 29, 2018 To gain entry to New York City’s eight ultracompetitive specialized public high schools, eighth graders must take a common entrance exam. Out of about 600 public middle schools, just 10 account for more than 1,200, or 25 percent, of the offers to attend one of the elite schools, according to Education Department data. These 10 middle schools are disproportionately Asian and white, in a school system that is two-thirds Hispanic and black. How Many Students at Each Middle School Received Offers Six or more offers Fewer than six offers Specialized high school Circle size is proportional to the number of offers made to the students at each school. Source: New York City Department of Education |Note: Detailed data for schools with fewer than six offers was not made available. These schools may have anywhere from zero to five offers. The schools with the highest numbers of offers are mostly in some of … [Read more...] about See Where New York City’s Elite High Schools Get Their Students
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POLITICS 06/28/2018 05:45 am ET Properties owned by the families of President Donald Trump and Jared Kushner rank among the biggest contributors to the city's carbon footprint. By Alexander C. Kaufman The 90-floor tower nicknamed the “Oligarch’s Erection” is the gaudy centerpiece of Manhattan’s Billionaire’s Row ― a place where a corrupt Nigerian oil tycoon set a $51 million record for the biggest foreclosure in the city’s history in 2017 and a Silicon Valley tech mogul bought the most expensive home ever sold in New York for $100.5 million in 2018. But 157 West 57th Street is part of another, equally exclusive club that includes Trump Tower, the Trump International Hotel & Tower, the Kushner family’s 666 Fifth Avenue, the ritzy Baccarat Hotel and Residences and 15 Central Park West, where Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein lives. That club is the biggest contributors to carbon dioxide pollution in New York, where … [Read more...] about 2 Percent Of New York City’s Buildings Emit Half Its CO2 Pollution. They’re Luxury Towers.
Aarthi Sampath rode the Food Network circuit, winning the cooking contest “Chopped” in 2016 and recently beating one of the network’s biggest stars in a biryani battle on “Beat Bobby Flay.” Her star seemed aligned to the bright lights of New York City; she was the chef de cuisine at the Michelin-starred Junoon in the Flatiron District and, up until February, was sous chef for the estimable April Bloomfield at The Breslin in NoMad. So, what on earth, her friends and family want to know, is she doing in Seattle, running of all things … a food truck, rising at the ungodly hour of 5:15 a.m. to whisk chimichurri sauce and poach eggs for the lunch run? And not just any lunch. Sampath is convinced she can get us to love quinoa. Yes, quinoa. Sure, she serves hanger steak. But she doesn’t ask how you want your steak cooked. Hopefully, you will like it medium-rare. Since we’re getting all Soup Nazi about this, her food truck, Kukree, is not some … [Read more...] about Why a New York City chef with Food Network fame came to Seattle to run a food truck
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByBenjamin Mueller June 19, 2018 The New York Police Department will spare many people who smoke marijuana in public from getting arrested and give them a ticket instead, but not if a person has certain kinds of arrests or convictions in his or her past, several people briefed on the city’s plans said. The changes, which are set to take effect at the end of the summer, will move New York City another step closer to eliminating a vast category of arrests that no longer exists in some states. But for New Yorkers on probation or parole or who have open arrest warrants, getting stopped for smoking marijuana will continue to mean being handcuffed and taken to a police station house for fingerprinting. The plans are expected to be announced later Tuesday in East Harlem by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police … [Read more...] about New York City Will End Marijuana Arrests for Most People
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByWinnie Hu and Elizabeth A. Harris June 17, 2018 No other city in the country screens students for as many schools as New York — a startling fact all but lost in the furor that has erupted over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent proposal to change the admissions process for the city’s handful of elite high schools. One in five middle and high schools in New York, the nation’s largest school district, now choose all of their students based on factors like grades or state test scores. That intensifies an already raw debate about equity, representation and opportunity that has raged since Mr. de Blasio proposed scrapping the one-day test now required to gain entry into New York’s eight elite high schools. Black and Hispanic students are underrepresented in many of the most selective screened … [Read more...] about A Shadow System Feeds Segregation in New York City Schools