Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Near the beginning of his three terms in office, Mayor Bloomberg made two promises: He'd pump billions into affordable housing. And he'd do everything he could to make the city more desirable. He kept both promises.
Monday, July 08, 2013
With word that Eliot Spitzer says he'll launch a bid for citywide office, we take a look at Spitzer's political history and mark the turning points -- both up and down.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
See which neighborhoods — from Columbus, Ohio to Helsinki, Finland — have been called their city's "answer to Greenwich Village."
Monday, June 17, 2013
High school graduation rates for 2012 mostly remained flat for New York State, which education officials said should be considered a success given that most graduating seniors last year no longer could receive a Local diploma, and had to meet the Regents diploma standards instead. For New York City, the 2012 overall graduation rate dipped slightly to 60.4 percent from 60.9 percent in 2011 among those graduating in June while the numbers are slightly higher for those graduating in August of last year.
Monday, June 17, 2013
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has shrunk the area along the New Jersey shore that it considers vulnerable to high wave action during hurricanes and other storms.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is recommending that the city look into creating a new neighborhood along the East River shoreline as part of his wide-ranging plan to get the city to prepare for climate change.
Thursday, June 06, 2013
Tropical Storm Andrea is making its way toward the East Coast and is expected to drop heavy rain and bring strong, gusty winds to the tri-state area Friday and Saturday.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
By Matthew Schuerman : Editor, WNYC
Studies calling for levees, flood gates that would have protected Staten Island, Coney Island and the Rockaway fell by the wayside due to lack of money, neighborhood opposition and environmental concerns.
Friday, May 03, 2013
Why do birth control pill prices vary so widely? The Brian Lehrer Show and Clear Health Costs are partnering to gather information -- and increase transparency -- about the cost of some common items and procedures. Check out the birth control cost map, and find out about the next project to report on the true cost of mammograms.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
By Tracey Samuelson : WHYY
New York will have to wait until 2016 for Wi-Fi in all underground subway stations — putting it years behind other American cities like San Francisco, Boston and Chicago as well as international cities like Singapore and Hong Kong.
Friday, April 05, 2013
By Caitlyn Kim
Periodical cicadas emerge in cycles of 17 and 13 years, making them a kind of cultural bug clock -- a buzzing reminder of invasions of yore, and a good excuse to think back on where we were the last time they burst from the ground in massive, memorable hordes.
Monday, April 01, 2013
By John Keefe
Bursting broods of bugs and ... beer? Believe it! The 17-year cicadas are coming, and Radiolab is inviting armchair scientists, lovers of nature and DIY makers to help predict the emergence of cicadas by building a homemade sensor and sharing your observations.
Monday, March 11, 2013
By Caitlyn Kim
Lurking in the ground beneath our feet, waiting in their burrows for the first signs of spring are tens of millions of cicadas.
After 17 years, cicadas are expected to emerge and overwhelm a large swath of land from Virginia to Connecticut — climbing up trees, flying in swarms and blanketing grassy areas so they crunch underfoot.