Urban Outfitters is riding a wave of good publicity after it announced that it will end the much-critiqued practice of on-call scheduling, at least for its New York–based workers (as reported by BuzzFeed News). But an internal email leaked to Gawker suggests that it's a case of two steps forward,... More »
Last month, 240,000 students and their teachers returned to the corridors of New York City’s 500 public high schools. Gothamist sat down with teachers at different stages of their careers—some entering service, some with a few years under their belt, and a couple of vets. Show More Summary
Nicki Minaj Speaks On Drake-Meek Mill Beef In New York Times Magazine Onika Tanya Maraj is front-and-center on the new issue of the New York Times where she has abruptly-ended interview on all the goings on of her very public
With the higher profile of unregulated fantasy sports betting comes more scrutiny from the public and more concerns from law enforcement about how these businesses might be running afoul of the law. Days after it was confirmed that a DraftKings employee had made $350,000 in one weekend gambling on competing site FanDuel, the attorney general for the state of …
NEW YORK (AP) — Streaming music company Pandora says it will buy Ticketfly for $450 million in a move that takes the company beyond music sharing and into ticket sales and marketing. The Oakland, California-based company went public in 2011 and reported $921 million in revenue in 2014, mostly from selling ads, but it has yet to report an annual profit.
From 1890 to 1930, the larger cities were the focus of national attention. The skyscrapers and tourist attractions were widely publicized. Suburbs existed, but they were largely bedroom communities for commuters to the central city.Show More Summary
Is anyone starting to feel a little manipulated by the public discussion of Joe Biden and the deaths in his family? First we learn Biden himself leaked his son’s last words to New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd: Joe Biden has been making his 2016 deliberations all about his late son since August. Aug. Show More Summary
Michael Hayden, the former head of the NSA, has publicly disagreed with the current heads of the FBI and the NSA on encryption. At a cybersecurity panel in New York on Tuesday attended by Motherboard's Lorenzo Francheschi-Bicchierai,...Show More Summary
Each year, the public has two days to take a peek inside many of New York City's architectural gems that are typically behind closed doors. Open House New York, which Scott Lauer founded after volunteering with Open House London, has been doing the annual "open house" weekend since 2003. Show More Summary
A huge trove of old photos spanning from 1935 to 1945 has just been unveiled to the public, thanks to Yale University. And of the 17,000 Depression Era photos they've digitized, 2,698 of them are from New York City. [ more › ]
It was pretty much public knowledge that Microsoft is going to unveil a new Surface tablet at its event in New York City today and that’s what it has done, aside from unveiling its first ever laptop. The new Surface Pro 4 has been officially announced, it’s thinner, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor and also comes with a new Surface Pen. Show More Summary
I was delighted to discover last week that the New York Public Library’s digital image collection includes the illustrations from Archibald Robertson: His Diaries and Sketches in America, 1762-1780, published in 1930.The image aboveShow More Summary
The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to New York State's requirement that all children be vaccinated before they can attend public school.
Samsung is always happy to talk about the celebrities who use its phones but this is one instance where we doubt the company will go out of its way to publicize how a celebrity uses its devices. A New York Times report on U.S. presidential...Show More Summary
Malcolm X, CLR James and #BlackLivesMatter by Lawrence Ware + Paul Buhle | NewBlackMan (in Exile) At the Schomburg division of the New York Public Library, in the fall of 1989, a small crowd gathered for a forum on the life of the man called by many the last great Pan Africanist. Show More Summary
On Saturday, five private Manhattan homes were open to the public as part of Dwell on Design New York, an interior-focused event sponsored by Dwell magazine. Among them was a 2,000-square-foot loft on White Street in Tribeca, which was...
Kids are required to get vaccinated before starting public school
Teachers, New York City public school teachers, are the reason that I am alive... They are the reason that I became a teacher. They are the reason I'm standing here today. - Acting EdSec John King at the White House on Friday (Acting Education Secretary Says Teachers Saved Him)