New York University
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
By Janet Babin : Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News
Friday, November 21, 2014
Monday, March 11, 2013
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
Members of the New York University faculty are conducting a no-confidence vote against university president John Sexton this week, starting on Monday.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
Almost two weeks after Sandy, much of the Langone Medical Center at New York University remains closed, due to storm damage. Several buildings in the sprawling complex have already reopened, and several more are expected to in the next two weeks, but NYU doesn't know when Tisch Hospital—with its emergency room, intensive care units and labor and delivery ward—will once again receive patients.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
By Jim O'Grady
(New York, NY - WNYC) The Transport Workers Union Local 100 is criticizing the NY Metropolitan Transportation Authority's decision to take $50 million from New York University to clear out of 370 Jay Street in downtown Brooklyn and make way for a new school of applied science. Union president John Samuelson said the authority should instead renovate the largely empty building and move its offices there from 2 Broadway in Manhattan.
Samuelson spoke during the public comments session of the NY MTA's monthly board meeting. He said the authority could save the $63 million a year it pays in rent to the owners of 2 Broadway, a building the authority renovated ten years ago in a massive boondoggle, by moving its offices into the largely empty Brooklyn building it owns.
"Tens of millions of dollars in rider-generated funds are going to the owners of 2 Broadway every year, which is truly money thrown away," Samuelson said.
He suggested that money spent on rent could be applied to reverse the $53 million a year in service cuts enacted by the NY MTA in 2010 as a cost-saving measure.
The 14-story building at 370 Jay Street has sat largely empty since the New York City Transit Authority moved its offices into Manhattan. Since then, the NY MTA has been paying the city a dollar a year to hold onto the property because its 14th floor holds telecommunications equipment the authority needs to run the subway. The NY MTA will use some of the money it gets from the NYU deal to move that equipment into the Jay Street-Metrotech subway station below the building.
An NY MTA spokesman dismissed Samuelson's criticisms, saying 370 Jay Street wouldn't provide enough office space and would cost $186 million to fix up and move into. "Shifting folks from 2 Broadway to 370 Jay Street would not be an economic benefit," he said.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Manhattan is the top work destination in the country for so-called extreme commuting – work trips that are more than 90 minutes each way. And the fastest growing commuter counties are in Northern New Jersey.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Some 4,000 commuters travel to and from New York City by air for work -- part of a tiny but rapidly growing group of super super-commuters.
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
By Beth Fertig
Being able to sit at a desk in kindergarten can be just as important as learning the A B C’s. The curriculum of one popular pre-K program, Tools of the Mind, that tries to enforce those kinds of skills in young children is finally being studied by researchers at New York University, who are trying to determine whether it really does make a difference.
Friday, November 18, 2011
The arts studios of NYU and Hunter are some of the most competitive in the country. As a result they're usually closed to the public. For one weekend, the studios will be open for visitors to check out the student work in progress.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
By Matthew Schuerman : Editor, WNYC
New York University has been carefully testing the waters over the past several years, trying to gauge just how much expansion its Greenwich Village neighbors will tolerate — and where. It will roll out its proposal at an open house, 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, at the Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square ...