Forty percent of the inmates in New York state return to prison within three years of their release. But there are important exceptions. Among those are the maximum security inmates behind the walls of Sing Sing in Ossining, NY who have obtained a masters degree in Professional Studies —a one-year graduate degree administered by the New York Theological Seminary. Their recidivism rate over 31 years has been just 10 percent. The rate for those who've left with a degree in the last five years? Zero.Comments [ 3 ]
A group of Muslim New Yorkers is suing the NYPD over police surveillance in mosques and Muslim organizations. The federal lawsuit alleges that the NYPD violated the constitution by targeting law-abiding Muslims for surveillance and asks that any records collected from the surveillance be destroyed.Comments [ 2 ]
The number of Citi Bike docking stations out of service for more than four hours has dropped markedly, a WNYC Data News analysis shows. The system is still experiencing problems. But after we wrote about this last week, the percentage of stations out of service for four or more hours dropped from an average of ten percent to about two and a half percent.Comments [ 1 ]
Twenty-five solar charging stations for mobile devices are coming to city parks, beaches, golf courses and other outdoor spaces this summer, courtesy of AT&T.
The Oakland-based band Shannon and the Clams brings a punk rock sock hop to Death By Audio on Wednesday. Download "Rip Van Winkle."
Nearly 3 million New Yorkers' homes are now in evacuation zones that cover more than a third of the city's population, under new maps released Tuesday.
Humorist, writer, and Daily Show "resident expert" John Hodgman has been thinking about the end of the world, and joking about it for the past year on stages across America. His new special documents the last night of his doomsaying tour. It’s called “Ragnarok” (as in the Norse mythology version of the end of the world). “Ragnarok” will be available exclusively on Netflix tomorrow, June 20.