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Bruce Jenner coverage doesn't accurately represent the trans community

In recent months news media has been obsessed with speculation about the possibility that Bruce Jenner might be trans. From tabloids like TMZ to entertainment magazines and respected publications like The New York Times, there has been a stream of reports about the possibility, though Jenner has not spoken publicly on the issue and it’s considered harmful in the LGBT...

EXCLUSIVE: City wants to sell costly, underused WiFi network

The city will announce Wednesday that New York’s $500 million public safety wireless network is up for sale.

Media Matters Asks Times' Public Editor For Correction On Clinton Emails Story

14 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Liberal watchdog Media Matters has sent a letter asking New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan for a “prominent correction as soon as possible” on a story about Hillary Clinton’s use of personal email during her tenure as Secretary...Show More Summary

The Reason Why Everyone Who Bought BABA Stock And Held, Is Now Losing Money

Back in September, when it first went public, and when it quickly became the talk of the TV studio currently located on the obsolete NYSE floor in New York, a constant source of China buzz, not to mention making Jack Ma China's richest...Show More Summary

Laying the Bricks for New York's Path Forward: The Latest Development in New York’s REV Plan

Last Thursday, New York’s Public Service Commission (PSC) issued a landmark order that signaled that the State’s push to revolutionize its electric power sector is gaining steam. The order is part of an ambitious initiative known as “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV), a regulatory proceeding that began in April 2014. read more

Hillary Clinton did not keep a public email account at the State Department

Last night, the New York Times reported that Hillary Clinton did not keep a government email account during her tenure at the State Department, relying solely on her personal email address. The Federal Records Act requires that governmental correspondence on personal email accounts be preserved; Clinton’s staff did not do so. Per the Times: It was only […]

This Public Library Is Inside a Subway Station

yesterdayHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Yelp user Michael L.) This is a photo of the main entrance to the Terence Cardinal Cook-Cathedral Library, a branch of the New York City Public Library. You've never heard of it? That's because it's so underground. If you want to go inside, you'll have to go to the 6 line station located at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 50th Street. Show More Summary

US Authorities May Pursue Defense Company in New York Water Pollution Case

EPA Public Information Officer Elias Rodriguez said that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could use its enforcement authority to issue administrative orders in the case of Northrop Grumman, which allegedly contaminated ground water in the US state of New York.

Cool Map Thing: Mapping the Unexpected (and Expected) Tourist Spots in LA

Los Angeles can be a difficult city to visit. Unlike, say, New York, or London, it doesn't have a massive, easy to use public transit system, nor a single well-known tourist zone, like Times Square or Oxford Circus (sorry,...

Bringing prison violence to life

When Bill Keller left The New York Times for The Marshall Project last year, he told the newspaper that the nonprofit venture was intended to be “a bit of a wake-up call to a public that has gotten a little numbed to the scandal that our criminal justice system is.” That call rang this weekend with a biting, 7,000-word feature...

Arthur Rimbaud’s Ethiopia

Thinking about going on an adventure? The New York Times’s Rachel B. Doyle takes readers on a voyage into Ethiopia: where Arthur Rimbaud lived, worked, and travelled after the publication of Illuminations and Season in Hell. According to Abdunasir Abdulahi, curator of The Arthur Rimbaud Cultural Center, “When he was here, he was somebody else, […]

Overfunded Uber Will Sink Excess Money Into Print Magazine

Multibillion-dollar ride-hailing startup Uber said this week that it has launched and is shipping out the first installment of a quarterly publication called Momentum to drivers in Boston, New York City, Chicago, Ohio, Oklahoma, and San Francisco. Show More Summary

Tom Wolfe Looks Over His Notes

“They’re calling it an archive,” Tom Wolfe points out. “It makes me feel very important.” Wolfe is standing next to an exhibit of his papers at the New York Public Library. In 2013, the library paid just over two million dollars forShow More Summary

Sharon Stone Skips Several Anti-Chevron Rallies, Is Sued By The Crusading PR Firm For Futilely Meeting Her ‘Diva’ Demands

Multi-talented Sharon Stone is being sued by a New York public relations firm for allegedly skipping several of the rallies the company had organized against oil giant Chevron. While it is a noble crusade to protect Mother Earth from...Show More Summary

The Teachers of the New York City Public Schools Need Your Help

Governor Cuomo has proposed major changes to teacher evaluations in New York State. We want to let you know, from a teacher's perspective, the changes this law could bring to public schools -- and to our profession -- if it passes. 50% of a teacher's rating will be based on state test scores. Show More Summary

Icahn's investment fund posts first loss since 2008 on oil plunge

By Jennifer Ablan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn's publicly traded investment fund posted its first annual loss since 2008 last year, undone by plummeting oil prices, the company said in a regulatory filing on Friday. Show More Summary

Avian Avatars Woodland creatures have invaded New York City’s...

4 days agoArts : Artlog Blog

Avian Avatars Woodland creatures have invaded New York City’s Garment District. The Garment District Alliance brings imaginative nature to the urban jungle in their new public art exhibit Avian Avatars. Colossal sculptures of mythical...Show More Summary

From Manhattan Doorsteps to Brooklyn Living Rooms, a Photographic Map of 1970s New York

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Two 1970s photography series that chronicled the urban landscapes of New York City are now accessible on interactive maps through the New York Public Library's ongoing Photo Geographies project.

A story about filthy NYC public bathrooms today contained the greatest anonymous quote ever.

5 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

New York really is where dreams come true. "I coulda been a nobody." - anonymous. (via redditor hollidette) This life-affirming piece of prose was excerpted from today's New York Times, which apparently sent a reporter out to review the bathrooms at New York's (in)famous Port Authority Bus Terminal. Show More Summary

Ground Stop Just Announced in Atlanta. Escape Complete. Terror Suspects Caught.

5 days agoTravel / Air Travel : The Gate

I am sitting here at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York; and I just heard an announcement over the public address system that a complete ground stop is now in effect in Atlanta due to the snowstorm which is currently affecting...Show More Summary

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