Starting this year, 100 schools across NYC set up an ambitious goal: To become zero waste facilities within five years.
A report by a New York-based advocacy group finds the working environment for foreign journalists in China has worsened over the past few years.
It’s Independence Day in Indonesia and commemorations range from parades to bombing of illegal fish trawlers. We visit the Indonesian Street Festival, New York’s main celebration.
Ashley Nell Tipton, winner of Project Runway, launched a new plus-size clothing line on the first day of New York Fashion Week.
Carmelita Tropicana performed at the High Line as the elevated park seeks to appeal to the local community through more diverse events.
Qigong, a practice of traditional Chinese medicine, had millions of believers in China back in the 1980s. It is gaining followers in NYC since Michael Phelps’ use of cupping, another traditional therapy, during the Olympics.
A local archive is working on a historic effort to digitize a cache of pre-war Yiddish documents rescued from the hands of the Nazis.
Over 100 topless women and men marched in Midtown, and asked this question: If men can go topless in public, why can’t women?
The country’s oldest LGBT Jewish synagogue invites dialogue about the presidential election and its impact on the lives of marginalized communities.
The first day of school is always a big deal, whether you’re starting pre-K or finishing high school. Here’s what happened in Midtown West.
Tech heavyweights throw their capital behind the annual BigApps competition and the City Council keeps pushing open data legislation. Meanwhile, the city’s 311 hotline receives thousands of service requests a day – all of them, of course, catalogued online.
Stores survive despite the impact of the High Line and the Hudson Yards development.
The growth of Silicon Alley from a small group of startups to the country’s second largest startup hub comes with a price: a change in real-estate dynamics in the neighborhood.
With buildings being sold for other uses in the Garment District, fashion companies face a difficult choice: pay higher rent or move to Brooklyn.
This year’s New York Comic Con attracted its largest crowd ever, furthering the evidence that society has become more accepting of “nerds.”
In mid-September, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to bring computer science education to all of the city’s public schools within the next 10 years. Computer science, the study of how computers and their programs are created, is a complex subject, but an integral one as the worldwide economy becomes increasingly […]
A group of homeless people and reported drug users found a sense of community around a set of benches that have now been removed.
‘Tis the season to have a job, and maybe a raise, in much of Midtown West.
Service organizations and Manhattan Family Justice Center work to spread awareness about the prevalence of economic abuse in cases of domestic violence.
Skyrocketing real estate prices are pushing budding entrepreneurs to seek alternative office space that helps them participate in New York’s booming technology industry.
New York may be enjoying record low crime rates, but barriers to crime reporting are not following the same positive trend.
Despite the Anti-Defamation League saying that hate crimes rose across the city and state, catching the attention of state senator Brad Hoylman, reaction among rabbis and academics was mostly muted.
Ruth Shapiro, 86, is circulating a petition in the latest attempt to spur the Metropolitan Transit Authority into action over slow M11 bus service.