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New York's 'P177Q iPad Band' breaks through learning disabilities

22 minutes agoTechnology / Apple : Apple Insider

A public school in Queens, New York is reportedly using iPads to great success in teaching music to kids with learning disabilities, particularly autism.

Billionaire Barry Diller has plans to build a $250 million floating park in New York City, and the designs look incredible

Media mogul Barry Diller's plans to build a floating public park on a Manhattan pier are moving forward. Diller unveiled the project, dubbed Diller Island, in 2014. But his plans have had some hiccups. Over the past three years, costs...Show More Summary

Net Neutrality Is A Big Joke To Ajit Pai

It’s all a eff’ing joke to him. But this isn’t: “Millions of fake comments have corrupted the FCC public process – including two million that stole the identities of real people, a crime under New York law,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. Show More Summary

Angelina Jolie Found a Way to Wear Her Velvet Robe in Public, and DAMN, She Looked Great

In case you haven't realized, Angelina Jolie is a fan of layering. Recently, the actress was spotted in New York wearing a long navy gown with suede heels. She covered up with the most unexpected layering piece: a velvet robe. By choosing a dark shade like black, Angelina found the perfect styling trick to pulling off this look in public. Show More Summary

What Public Libraries Will Lose Without Net Neutrality

Topic: Internet Libraries News Via the Verge, New York Public Library’s CEO and president Anthony Marx and associate director of information policy Greg Cram broke the issue down further, explaining exactly which library resources an...Show More Summary

Children Need Homes, Not Charter Schools Or Standardized Tests, And Definitely Not Tax Cuts For The Wealthy

Over 1.1 million children and teens attend more than 1,800 New York City public schools. About one-third of these children

Russell Simmons Rape Claims Under NYPD Review; Investigation Likely Next

Just hours after Russell Simmons took to social media to declare his innocence in multiple sexual assault allegations, the New York Police Department has publicly revealed they are "reviewing information" on the matter. However, BigShow More Summary

New York AG files lawsuit against FCC over Net Neutrality vote

3 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

And rumor has it Josh Stein just added NC to the effort: Citing his investigation into the FCC’s public comments process preceding the vote, Schneiderman declared his office’s intention to sue to “stop the FCC’s illegal rollback of net neutrality” — a forthcoming legal challenge that’s sure to be in good company. Show More Summary

How killing Net Neutrality irreparably harms public libraries and the communities they serve

4 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

New York Public Library president Tony Marx presides over the largest public library system in America, in a city where 2,000,000 people lack broadband internet access, so he understands as well as anyone the way that libraries bridge the digital divide, a divide that gets deeper and more daunting every day, as key services and opportunities move online. (more…)

As Bitcoin, other currencies soar, regulators urge caution

NEW YORK (AP) — The public's interest in all things bitcoin and efforts by entrepreneurs to fund their businesses with digital currencies is starting to draw more attention from regulators. The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission...Show More Summary

New allegation: Photographer Terry Richardson sexually assaulted designer in his studio doorway

Lindsay Jones never planned to speak publicly about her experiences with prolific fashion photographer Terry Richardson. The New York City-based designer and model considers herself a private person. She never wanted to harm anyone’s livelihood or hurt her own career or “cause drama” by divulging her story, she says. Show More Summary

Roy Moore Rides a Horse (Poorly), Lots of Public Comments to Regulators are Fake, and Trump Accused of "Sexist Smear": P.M. Links

5 days agoNews : Reason

Roy Moore rode to the polls on horseback today. Twitter took issue with his riding style. Lots of public comments made to regulators are fakes, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation. New York Senator Kristin Gillibrand accused...Show More Summary

Major NYC Restaurateur Ken Friedman Accused of Sexual Harassment

The co-owner of the Spotted Pig is alleged to have subjected employees to unwanted sexual advances, public groping, and lewd text messages Ken Friedman, the restaurateur behind New York City restaurants the Spotted Pig, the Breslin, and others, has been accused of sexual harassment by multiple women, the New York Times reports. Show More Summary

Blame the Media? The NY Times Coverage of Clinton v. Trump Was Lacking

According to Columbia Journalism Review, the most influential mainstream media was gossip-prone and failed to inform the public about what mattered. For months, readers of the New York Times and other influential mainstream media have heard about how “fake news” soiled 2016’s election. Show More Summary

The Library as Scholarly Publisher An Informal History of the Bulletin of the New York Public Library

Several initiatives to develop, support, and enhance the library-as-publisher have emerged in the last few years. As digital information continues to transform libraries, it is useful to look back at the history of the library’s role as scholarly publisher. Show More Summary

The Most Festive Treasures of the New York Public Library's Maps Division

The current librarians in the New York Public Library’s maps division don’t know much about their motley stash of Christmas cards. They just inherited a trove of them—enough to fill six boxes—many of which are still unprocessed, meaning they haven’t been assigned records or detailed descriptions. Show More Summary

Trump's accusers are back, and this time they're demanding that Congress do something

On Monday in New York City, three of the 16 women who came forward to publicly accuse then-presidential candidate Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault returned to demand Congressional action. They have watched a parade of powerful men toppled from exalted positions, and they wonder why...

The Battle (And Now A Petition) To Remove Statues In New York City

In a city with more than 800 public monuments, four in particular have irked artists and academics, who have signed a public petition. The 500 signatories are advocating for the removal of monuments of Christopher Columbus, James Marion Sims, Theodore Roosevelt and one adjoined honouring Philippe Pétain and Pierre Laval. “For too long, they have generated […]

LIVE VIDEO: Trump Accusers Hold Press Conference

last weekLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

CBS News reports: Several women who have publicly accused President Trump of sexual misconduct are speaking out together at a joint news conference on Monday in New York City. According to a press release, the women will be speaking together for the first time about their experiences with Mr. Show More Summary

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