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Archive of pre-Holocaust Jewish images digitized

NEW YORK (AP) — A vast archive of photographs of pre-Holocaust Eastern European Jewish life is being made available to the public and researchers.

Todd English Wire: At the latest NYC-based Le Diner...

At the latest NYC-based Le Diner en Blanc — wherein a mob picnics pop-up-style in public — drama king and sometime chef Todd English cooked for the crowd that didn't bring their own food. English told the New York Post:...

Nick Cannon Low-Key Leaving Mariah Carey’s NYC Apartment, Days Removed From ‘Trouble In Paradise’ Admission

Nick Cannon kept it low-profile as he was snapped leaving Mariah Carey‘s New York City apartment Monday, days after news of the couple’s marital woes went public.… READ ON

NYT Public Editor Responds to "No Angel" Piece

[Content Note: Victim-blaming; racism.]Yesterday I mentioned a piece on Michael Brown in the New York Times in which Brown was described as "no angel," followed by a list of his supposed unangelic features, including an alleged theft,...Show More Summary

What New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and others want from the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger

Monday marked a key deadline for regulators reviewing one of the biggest cable merger plans ever. With Comcast proposing to acquire Time Warner Cable, members of the public had until the end of Monday to file opening comments on the deal. Some, such as consumer groups and Comcast's business rivals, were quick to denounce the merger. […]

UNREAL: NY Times Apologizes for Writing Robber Michael Brown Was “No Angel”

The New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan apologized this afternoon for an article published this morning that referred to Michael Brown of being “no angel.” Those two words “no angel” caused an uproar on the far left. How did … Continue reading ?

New York Review Of Books Critic Apologizes For Error In Zaha Hadid Takedown

Whoops. Last week architect Zaha Hadid demanded that the New York Review of Books retract a June essay by critic Martin Filler, claiming that the "personal attack disguised as a book review" had "exposed Ms. Hadid to public ridicule and contempt." Read Full Story

NYT Public Editor: Calling Michael Brown ‘No Angel’ Was ‘Regrettable Mistake’

yesterdayNews : Mediaite

The New York Times came under fire today for calling shooting victim Michael Brown "no angel." An editor for the paper defended the "nuanced" story, but Times public editor Margaret Sullivan came out and said it was a "regrettable" choice of words.

No Touching! And Other Useful Rules for Tattoo Etiquette

[Original publication date: July 21, 2011] Anyone who has been around me (either online or in real life) for the past week or so knows how very, very irritated I was by the “tattoo etiquette” piece from the New York Times‘ City Critic. The writer, Neil Genzlinger, interviewed NY Ink star Ami James – that part actually isn’t so bad – and... Read More

The city and state must act to rescue NYCHA

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) can boast an exceptional 80-year track record as the nation's largest public housing program, until recently one of its best.

NYPD Cops Could Be Wearing Body Cameras Soon

New York City Public Advocate Letitia James unveiled a proposal yesterday that would outfit NYPD officers with body cameras to record their interactions with the public. After the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, James said, cameras "would go a long way toward providing an objective record of what happened either before or after an incident." Read more...

Bob Marley Musical Will Bring Icon To Life In 2015

Jamaican reggae singer, Bob Marley, died in 1981 at 36-years-old. Next year, Center Stage will be collaborating with the Public Theater in New York in order to bring a musical, based on the icon, to Baltimore. It will simply be called, Marley. Kwame Kwei-Armah (Detroit ’67, Much Ado About Nothing) is set to direct Marley

New Site for Data Visualization Lets You Share Statistics

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

From charts that show how swearing in public has changed over time to a graph tallying the crimes that have put people behind bars in New York, a new site is aiming to make data visualization more accessible and shareable.

In Conversation with Paul Holdengräber

This conversation first appeared in Full Stop. _____________ In this, our second conversation for Full Stop--you can find our first conversation here--Paul Holdengräber of the New York Public Library claims that good conversation can leave one "hopeful about the possibility of speech." As one of the world's leading conversationalists, he would know. Show More Summary

In Conversation with Paul Holdengräber

This conversation first appeared in Full Stop. _____________ In this, our second conversation for Full Stop--you can find our first conversation here--Paul Holdengräber of the New York Public Library claims that good conversation can leave one "hopeful about the possibility of speech." As one of the world's leading conversationalists, he would know. Show More Summary

Heritage Foundation Wonk Ryan Anderson Has The Public Accommodations Sadz

5 days agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Anderson is extremely upset about the fine levied against that upstate New York wedding venue.

NYC Public Advocate Unveils Plan to Outfit Cops with Body-Mounted Cameras

Public Advocate Letitia James detailed a proposed $5 million pilot program Thursday that would outfit dozens of New York Police Department officers in high-crime precincts with body-mounted cameras.

Historical Maps into Minecraft: My Workflow

The folks at the New York Public Library have a workflow and python script for translating historical maps into Minecraft. It’s a three-step (quite big steps) process. First, they generate a DEM (digital elevation model) from the historical map, using QGIS. This is saved as ‘elevation.tiff’. Then, using Inkscape, they trace over the features from […]

The Argument for Why Utilities Should Give Up Operational Control of the Distribution Grid

Regulators in New York are about to make one of the most important changes to the modern electric grid. But is it enough? As part of the state Public Service Commission's ongoing effort to reform the electricity system, distribution utilities may soon be turned into Distribution System Platform Providers. read more

What We Can Learn from Union Street Guest House’s Online Crisis

A couple weeks ago, Union Street Guest House (USGH), a hotel in Hudson, New York, went viral for claims that it was fining guests who leave bad reviews. The situation quickly spread among various business publications as well as social media. Show More Summary

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