Alex Goldmark is a senior producer in the newsroom for New Tech City and Transportation Nation.
He covers how technology is changing the way we live and work, without getting all obsessed by the gadgets and gizmos. Previously his reporting focused on sustainable transportation from bike lane planning to high-speed rail. He is an occasional contributor on business and social impact stories for Marketplace and NPR News programs. He is a visiting assistant professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and occasionally writes for magazines such as GOOD and Fast Company. Follow him on Twitter @alexgoldmark.
The millennial generation has a reputation for selfies, oversharing and cat memes, but many church leaders are flocking to Facebook and Twitter to bring more young people into the fold.
Tom Kamber, Founding Executive Director of Older Adults Technology Services, talks through a few guests on how to reboot their outlook on technology and working for people a generation older.
Carmen Scheidel, Vice President of Learning + Development at Time, Inc., gives tips for mid-career workers.
Larry Harris, Chief Marketing Officer of ad-tech company PubMatic, offers his advice for recent college grads looking to make an impact during an interview and during their first years on the job.
Sunday's deadly Metro-North commuter train crash happened less than 2,000 feet from the the site of another derailment earlier this year along the same stretch of curving riverside track in the Southern Bronx.
Al Gore has a more than a few fancy titles: Vice President, Nobel Laureate, environmentalist-in-chief, and Apple corporate board member. So we figured he'd be as good a person as any to ask about a seeming contradiction for technology lovers that has been nagging us here at New Tech City.
Meet Marshall Cox. He's the founder and CEO of a New York City startup called Radiator Labs that's working to solve your heating woes, dampen the noise your radiator makes and even reduce energy expenditures and pollution.
Meet Justin Wetherill, CEO of the smartphone repair chain uBreakiFix. He knows how to repair the iPhone whose screen you stupidly shattered when you dropped it on the sidewalk last night.
In areas of the city where New Yorkers don't have easy access to broadband, it can be difficult to find a job – or even a build a resume to get started. The New York City Housing Authority is trying to help some of its residents by rolling in WiFi on wheels.
To open your home wireless internet, or not, that is the question. And to help you decide whether or not to do away with that long string of garbled letters and symbols allegedly protecting your internet, we made you a flowchart.
First there were pads and helmets. Now, there are blinking lights. The latest technology for protecting football players is a device called Checklight, which measures and displays the force of head impacts players experience when they make a tackle or take a hit.
Want to transform into a reporter for the Jewish Times Gazette circa 1909? There's an app for that.
Minecraft is the mega-popular video game that is all about building. It's sort of like Legos for the digital set. John Keefe, head of WNYC's data news team, channeled his family's Minecraft mania into a creative building project for the real-world: He and his daughter put together a computer from scratch so they could have a machine dedicated to the game.
"The tech community is rising up and saying, 'We can actually help here. We can actually develop programs, go into public schools and start teaching science and math, teaching teachers and actually building the future that we want as opposed to waiting for the government to respond,'" according to Andrew Rasiej, chairman the 35,000-member NY Tech Meetup.
We're looking into some glitches for an upcoming episode of New Tech City. Naturally, the NTC team shares links and ideas with each other via email. Rarely though, do the clipped rhythms of a busy journalist pecking away at a keyboard accidentally land so poetically as this dispatch on Obamacare.
The New York Police Department issued 736 tickets for speeding over the weekend in what it called a "speed enforcement initiative." It is unclear if this marks a shift in traffic policing policy, or a one-off effort.
In today's links we have another BART update, some Citi Bike data released, and an arrest in the LAX dry ice explosions. Also a pair of big emissions regulation stories from the U.S. and Europe and much much more.
Dry ice airport explosions in LA (no injuries), BART strike looming, and the great SF exodus lead our links today. We've also got a human powered helicopter, a trend of Citi Bike weddings and a secret railroad library above Grand Central Terminal. Check 'em out.
Americans are riding the train more than ever before. And Amtrak is earning more money off every passenger, even as the most-profitable line, the Northeast Corridor, saw a small decrease in ridership in the past year.
Every time you sign up for a new online service, you face a choice: do you click "accept" at the bottom of a long scroll of dense legalese that is the company's terms of service. We decided to whip out the old magnifying glass to get a better look at the fine print and bring you some of the more unexpected gems buried in real terms of service agreements. Can you guess which ones are real?