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Clinton as communicator, from Wellesley to campaign trail

NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton has said it herself: She's not the most naturally gifted public communicator. Continue reading ? The post Clinton as communicator, from Wellesley to campaign trail appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Best Sport Of The Early 1900s Involved Pushing Around An Elephant-Sized Ball

A police vs. firemen pushball game at the 1939 New York World's Fair. (Photo: New York Public Library/Public Domain) Imagine you're touring the shed of an early 20th-century sportsman. It's mostly standard stuff—tennis raquets and lacrosse sticks hang from hooks above the doorframe, and baseball bats lean against the walls. Show More Summary

Video: New York Power Authority Launches a ‘Digital Foundry’ for the Energy Industry

The New York Power Authority was created in the 1930s as a way to harness abundant hydropower resources for the benefit of New York energy consumers. It was an experiment in the early electricity market that influenced other public power agencies in different regions of the U.S. Today, New York is forging another influential experiment. Show More Summary

Road to debate: Trump built image as he built business

Donald Trump once claimed to be publicity shy. No joke. It's right there in The New York Times of Nov. 1, 1976. In the same article, the 30-year-old real estate … Click to Continue »

Don't ferry public money to those who need it least

Bill de Blasio swept into office in January of 2014 with the message that “New York City has become a tale of two cities, a place where City Hall has too often catered to the interests of the... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYC public wi-fi terminals learn tough lessons about the Internet

18 hours agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

The Alphabet Inc. subsidiary focused on urban innovation, Sidewalk Labs, suffered a setback as porn and privacy concerns beset its public web terminals on New York City streets. Bloomberg says the web-surfing component of the experimental LinkNYC project is being scaled back after four years. Show More Summary

Formula E will hold first open-wheel race in New York City in 2017

18 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The all-electric Formula E championship will hold its first race in New York City during its 2016/2017 season. Although the track for the race resembles a street circuit, the temporary circuit actually doesn’t touch public roads and is fully enclosed within Pier 11 and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Located on the harbour in the Brooklyn […]

Public Defender Says Prosecutor Denied Him Access to Ahmad Rahami

yesterdayNews : NYTimes: News

In a court filing, Peter A. Liguori, a state public defender, said a prosecutor would not give him permission to meet with Mr. Rahami, who is accused of carrying out bombings in New Jersey and New York.

Readers Want News Not Fluff

      by Walter Brasch The New York Post, a Rupert Murdoch tabloid publication that isn’t likely to win a Pulitzer Prize anytime soon, splashed a full page picture of a smiling Jennifer Anniston on its Sept. 21 front cover. In the upper...Show More Summary

Readers Want News Not Fluff

by Walter Brasch The New York Post, a Rupert Murdoch tabloid publication that isn’t likely to win a Pulitzer Prize anytime soon, splashed a full page picture of a smiling Jennifer Anniston on its Sept. 21 front cover. In the upper left-hand space it placed all-capitals text: “BRANGELINA 2004–2016.” Inside the Post were four full [...]Show More Summary

Behold, Shiny New Renderings For A Less Hellish Port Authority Bus Terminal

Apart from its magnificent public bathrooms, the Port Authority Bus Terminal is (rightly) seen as one of the worst places in New York City. Aside from the fact that being there sometimes means you're attempting to leave New York, which is always a mistake, the terminal's an eyesore, boasting low ceilings, poor lighting and cramped quarters. Show More Summary

Judge denies request for lawyer for bomb suspect

A federal judge has denied a public defender's request that the man charged in bombings in the New York City-region be appointed a lawyer. Prosecutors say Ahmad Khan Rahami has not officially been... To view the full story, click the title link.

The New York Public Library Is Getting a Book Train

You know what libraries need? Trains. Trains that can carry books from one part of the library to another. That way librarians can wear conductor hats and say, “all aboard!” and “choo choo!” while stamping books.…

KIINI Is Hiring A Production Assistant In New York, NY

KIINI is looking for a wicked smart, driven production assistant to join their team!A general day could include:tracking, shipping, and receiving samples from publications around the worldmaintaining relationships with editors, photographers, and modelsattending to press inquires and customer... Continue reading

Kobo Launches E-reader Integrated with OverDrive

Kobo on September 30 will launch the Aura ONE, a dedicated e-reader that promises seamless searching and one-click downloading of library ebooks via OverDrive. Using a review unit provided by Kobo and a personal New York Public Library (NYPL) account, LJ explored the process. Initial library account sign in on the Aura ONE is comparable […]

Give Hardworking New Yorkers a Choice and Communities a Chance with Better Down Payment Assistance Programs

Our New York neighborhoods are full of hardworking people from the transit workers, firefighters, and police department employees to home health aides, teachers and other public services workers. These same New Yorkers who take pride...Show More Summary

New York Public Library Has a Book Rollercoaster — Design News

(Image credit: Jonathan Blanc / NYPL) Sorry bibliophiles—as fun as a book roller coaster for humans would be, only books can ride this train, which is now up and running at the New York Public Library. READ MORE »

A British Designer Is Building a $150 Million Climbable Sculpture in New York City

4 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

British designer Thomas Heatherwick has unveiled plans for Vessel, a climbable piece of public art to be built as a centerpiece for the Public Square and Gardens at Hudson Yards on the west side of Manhattan, designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, in collaboration with Heatherwick Studio. Show More Summary

New York’s iconic public library just installed a $2.6 million ‘book train’

The New York Public Library announced they have completed its conveyor system for requested media. The $2.6 million system uses 24 carts to truck books through the library's 11 levels to the Rose Reading Room. Here's how it works, and what it's like to ride inside one. Follow TI:  On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

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