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Money grows on (his) trees

The New York Botanical Garden's rare books room is off-limits to the public, but for $375 visitors can buy a platter adorned with peonies or a $98 dahlia-shaped paperweight, both created from the... To view the full story, click the title link.

THE ROTHERHAM CHILD-RAPE SCANDAL reaches the New York Times, The scale and brutality of the abuse…

THE ROTHERHAM CHILD-RAPE SCANDAL reaches the New York Times, The scale and brutality of the abuse in Rotherham have shocked a country already shaken by a series of child abuse scandals involving celebrities, public officials, clerics and teachers at expensive private schools. The Rotherham report suggests that it continues unchecked among the most vulnerable in [...]

Morning Agenda: Evans Bank Under Fire

New York set to accuse Evans Bank of redlining. | Dollar General raises bid for Family Dollar. | Public pension funds staying mum on inversions. | Banks pursuing military customers.

Abbreviated pundit roundup: Back to school, meaningful work and more

The New York Times writes in praise of universal pre-kindergarten: The start of public school on Thursday in New York City should be the usual merry scramble of chattering children and stressed (or relieved) parents. There will alsoShow More Summary

Fariña thinks big

Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has exceedingly high expectations for New York City’s schools — so high, meeting them would make her the most successful leader ever of the nation’s largest public education system.

5 Largest Public Transit Systems In US (Infographic)

“Let’s Take a Ride” is a visual measurement of what occurs in a great choreographic movement every day on the five largest public transit systems in the US. In particular, these public transit systems are in: Chicago, New York City, Boston, Washington DC, and San Francisco. Show More Summary

Alibaba Set To Launch IPO Roadshow Week Of September 8: New York Times

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is set to start formally pitching its New York initial public offering to investors in the week of Sept. 8, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed person briefed on the decision. Show More Summary

Tony Stewart delivers emotional three-minute statement about Aug. 9 accident

Tony Stewart didn't answer any questions from media members Friday in his first public appearance since striking and killing Kevin Ward Jr. on Aug. 9 at a dirt track in upstate New York. Instead, Stewart read a nearly three-minute statement...Show More Summary

Eli Manning talks about his favorite ‘Manning Face’ and reveals strange man-crush on Reddit

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hopped on the social media site Reddit today to answer a few questions from the public. Along wit more serious questions about what he looks for first when studying the defense (schemes) or what advice he has for aspiring quarterbacks (practice throwing routs), Manning also answered more personal questions, […]

-New York: Christian Owners Will No Longer Host Weddings After Losing Lawsuit Over Same-Sex Wedding

      (Same Sex Marriage: Wikipedia) The Christian owners of a farm in New York which is rented out for public events will no longer host weddings. The couple came to that decision after a judge fined them $13,000 for declining to host a same-sex ceremony that was against their religious beliefs and convictions. The judge […]

Tony Stewart says Kevin Ward Jr.’s death will ‘affect my life forever’

In his first public appearance since striking and killing Kevin Ward Jr. on a dirt-track course in upstate New York three weeks ago, Tony Stewart, a three-time NASCAR national champion, addressed reporters at the Atlanta Motor Speedway Friday afternoon. He read from a prepared statement and declined to answer questions.

See Public Art Made Not Boring In HBO’s New Documentary, ‘Bansky in New York

GettyImage ThereareessentiallythreethingsthateveryNewYorkertalksabout:howterriblethecityis,howmiserableitmakesusfeel,andthesmallpileofchickenboneseachofuswakesuptoeveryday,outsideourapartments.Butinthesummerof2013,someNewYorkersfeltalittlebitbetterwhentheydiscoveredthatBanksywouldbecomingthebustlinghellholetheycallhome.

O.C. classical society sees big spending hike in most recent season

4 days agoArts : Culture Monster

Bucking a sense of retrenchment in the classical music world, including highly publicized recent cutbacks by New York’s Metropolitan Opera, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County increased its spending 36% during its most recent season and, thanks to its donors, did not go broke.

Public Attitudes About Labor Unions, 1936-Today

On May 14, 1882, unionized workers in New York City held a parade and picnic, and the seeds of the Labor Day holiday were planted. About 50 years later, pollsters began asking Americans to share their opinions on unions. The results highlight how views of the labor movement have -- and haven't -- changed since the 1930s. Show More Summary

NY Times Continues Partisan Hackery on Benghazi: GOP Only 'Trying to Damage' Hillary's Prospects?

The New York Times invariably casts any GOP inquiry into the intelligence failures that led to the death of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, as a purely partisan venture. The pattern was noted last year by the paper's own Public Editor...Show More Summary

Morning 10: Banks react to hacking | New teacher evaluations | Rikers Island reform

In the wake of the JPMorgan Chase & Co. cyberattack, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Bank of New York Mellon and other banks reassured the public that there was no evidence their computer systems were... To view the full story, click the title link.

In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year. It marks the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date.

Full-day prekindergarten is set to launch in NYC

After months of feverish preparation, New York City will launch next week one of the nation’s most ambitious experiments in public school education reform: full-day universal prekindergarten.

MeatWire

Master Purveyors, one of New York's preeminent butchers, is launching a revamped website that hints at the possibly of direct sales to the public, with the tag "click and order." Masters supplies the beef to the vaunted Peter Luger Steakhouse...

A Fourth Estate No More

Several months ago I presided over a Publicity Club of New York panel featuring a handful of reporters and editors from news orgs that could very well represent the future of journalism. They were there to offer the 120+ NYC PR execs in attendance an overview of their “digitally native” approach to news gathering, content publishing and sharing […]

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