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Friday, April 20, 2012
Each week, Micropolis compiles a list of the most offbeat, engaging and downright mystifying stories in the city, from midtown to the sandy shores of Gerritsen Beach.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tax Day is one of those rare occasions when most Americans stop by the post office but Dustin Grella, an artist living in Tribeca, has made post office visits, and letter-writing, a near-daily ritual for the past 10 years.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Zines, those handmade touchstones of the DIY-era, are experiencing something of a resurgence -- argues Matt Carman, who co-founded the Brooklyn Zine Fest in Williamsburg where dozens of publishers flocked last weekend.
Friday, April 13, 2012
As indicated in the MTA’s report on subway ridership released this week, the fastest growing stretches of subway are along the L and J lines.
Friday, March 30, 2012
The hoodie has become synonymous with the black Florida teen gunned down by a neighborhood watch captain as he walked through a neighborhood wearing the sweatshirt.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Rutgers University students returning from spring break Sunday had mixed reactions to the conviction of former student Dharun Ravi, who was found guilty last week of invasion of privacy and bias intimidating for using a webcam to spy on his roommate who committed suicide days later. He now faces up to 10 years in prison and possible deportation to India.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Much of the prosecution’s arguments against the former Rutgers student accused of using a webcam to spy on his roommate paint him as a homophobe and a bully. But within the South Asian gay community, the focus has been on whether Dharun Ravi’s actions were part of a cultural bias.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Occupy Wall Street is just about out of cash. The group's general fund has dropped to $44,827.96, down from more than half a million dollars in the fall, according to its latest financial statement.
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly met with a group of Muslim leaders at police headquarters Tuesday, even as a number of Muslim organizations and civil rights groups criticized the meeting. They described it as a disingenuous attempt to quell the furor over the department's surveillance program.
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Fordham University has launched an investigation into its third bias incident within a month, the latest being the discovery of a racial slur scrawled on a bathroom wall.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Reports of the NYPD’s surveillance program targeting Muslim student groups, businesses and mosques across the region have provoked outrage, even as Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials have defended the program, arguing the practice is keeping the city safe.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Muslim community leaders say they're deeply disappointed in the decision of the state's attorney general last week to not launch an investigation into the NYPD's surveillance program.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
As Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the NYPD's surveillance of Muslim students at colleges across the region, student groups and college officials spoke out, with some calling for an investigation of the NYPD.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Muslim college students across the region are expressing concern at reports that they were spied on by the New York Police Department.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Two women who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy Wall Street protest last September are suing the city and NYPD Deputy Inspector Anthony Bologna. Videos of the incident, which went viral, seized the public's attention and galvanized the Occupy movement in its early days.
Monday, February 13, 2012
The total economic impact of Fashion Week will be an estimated $865 million this year, according to city officials — an all-time high. The projection, which factors in current events as well as those surrounding September Fashion Week events, is 2- to 3-percent over last year's figures.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Union officials representing police officers are demanding that the city release data on the cancer rate among police officers who worked at Ground Zero immediately following the September 11 attacks. They argue the data is necessary in order to get cancer added to the list of diseases covered by the federal Zadroga Act.
Monday, February 06, 2012
Elected officials and veterans groups are renewing their calls for a parade for Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, in light of Tuesday's planned Superbowl victory parade for the New York Giants.
Sunday, February 05, 2012
On Sunday, there was a different kind of hooting afoot than most have come accustomed to during the Super Bowl.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
These days, it's easy to miss the Occupiers at Zuccotti Park: Where there were once hundreds of demonstrators and a sea of tents — a roiling mini-city, complete with kitchen and laundry services -- the park that birthed Occupy Wall Street is now practically empty.