Parents, students and teachers demonstrated in support of Public School 161 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, which is in danger of being closed by the Department of Education. The school's supporters said they had a plan and just needed time to improve.
Now in her 49th year at the helm of a Brooklyn middle school, Principal Madeleine Brennan is well-versed in the peculiarities of young teenagers. In order to lead them, she says, you just "have to love that age group." Brennan will be honored by her union Tuesday night as the longest-serving junior high school principal in New York City public schools.
The Hudson Yards development project on Manhattan's west side now has the anchor tenant it needs to start construction. The leather-goods maker Coach Inc. will occupy a third of the commercial space in a new 51-story tower at 30th Street and 11th Avenue. Mayor Bloomberg says the deal means the far west side's economic potential is now becoming a reality.
When the Mayor's Awards for Art and Culture are given out, the principal of a special education school will be recognized alongside luminaries including Mikhail Baryshnikov, the musician Jimmy Heath, the artist and architect Maya Lin and Stephen Sondheim.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, city Comptroller John Liu and labor leaders said Thursday that they've developed a plan to potentially make New York City a national leader in the way public pensions are governed.
Parents and students held a rally on Tuesday outside a Manhattan elementary school in protest of budget cuts and a recent 'F' grade on the school’s annual progress report. Public School 137 is now on list of 20 struggling schools, which some parents see as a sign that the school will be phased out.
There are about 8,000 people waiting for an organ transplant in the New York metropolitan area. Yet there were less than 250 organ donors last year — a drop of 18 percent from 2009. The New York City Council Committee on Health meets Monday afternoon to discuss efforts to increase organ and tissue donation.
Students who are the victims of harassment and intimidation by their peers can now call an after school hotline staffed by professional counselors. It's a new initiative launched by the United Federation of Teachers, which plans to expand the program in January to include text messaging and online chat services.
At a City Council hearing, the Department of Homeless Services acknowledged that only about 35 percent of families that came through the shelter system were being placed in the district where their youngest child attends school.
The NYPD said a total of 92 demonstrators were arrested at different locations throughout the city Saturday and early Sunday. Thousands of demonstrators from Occupy Wall Street protested on Saturday against corporate greed throughout the city, including bank branches and Times Square.
New York City is failing to take advantage of all of the money allocated by the state for prekindergarten programs, according to an audit by City Comptroller John C. Liu.
This week marked 20 years since law professor Anita Hill testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee accusing then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in a landmark case. We asked Kathleen Peratis, an employment discrimination attorney in New York, about how those hearings helped change the conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace today.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday announced the opening of Twitter’s new Manhattan offices, which will serve as the company’s East Coast headquarters.
On "The Brian Lehrer Show," Jean Arrington, a researcher, talked about the legacy of Charles B.J. Snyder. At the turn of the century, Snyder designed hundreds of buildings that came to be known as quintessential New York City schools. Think "collegiate Gothic" for elementary school students.
On September 20, 2011, the Department of Defense put out a memo announcing the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," the policy that banned gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. That repeal officially went into effect at 12:01 am Tuesday, marking the end of the 19-year-old policy.
Nearly three-quarters of New York City residents said they prepared their households for Tropical Storm Irene, according to a new Siena poll out today. That means they stocked up on extra food and water, and kept flashlights and extra batteries on hand. More than half of city residents also prepared a "go bag" with clothes, medicines and important papers. Less than half said they had an emergency plan in place.
Here's a rundown of the different industries represented by individuals who contributed to Texas Governor Rick Perry's re-election campaign in 2010, according to the National Institute on Money in State Politics.
Republican businessman Bob Turner is now officially a member of Congress. He was sworn in earlier today as the representative for New York's 9th Congressional District, which covers parts of Queens and Brooklyn.
Democratic party leaders are trying to reassure members about the party's future after a loss in New York's 9th Congressional district race. Republicans painted the victory as a referendum on President Obama's job performance.
New York City school teachers are to report to work on Tuesday, but there are still nearly 2,000 who are looking for new assignments while continuing to receive their paychecks. Many of these teachers were let go, or "excessed," by their principals because of budget cuts. Others worked in schools that were closed for poor performance.