Saturday, March 27th, 2010
Nine Magic Numbers is a multimedia project that shares the stories of undocumented youth in New York City and their experiences with higher education and the college process. All names of undocumented students have been changed for fear of legal consequences.
Click here to see the full project.
Friday, March 26th, 2010
Rusty Munro commutes on his motorcycle, from Williamsburg to SoHo, every day, even in winter. He dresses in layers beneath his leather jacket, throws on a neck warmer and pushes off into the cold. He dismounts and parks his bike at a meter.
But before he heads into work, he tears his license plate from the back of his bike, where it’s attached with Velcro strips.
Munro is one of many New York motorcycle and scooter riders who illegally remove their plates and park without feeding meters — and usually get away with it.
Friday, March 19th, 2010
Late last year, the Fund for the City of New York, along the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, named the first winners in the its new program: the Sloan Awards for Excellence in Teaching Science and Mathematics in New York City Public High Schools.
Homer Panteloglou, a science teacher at the High School of Economics and Finance in Lower Manhattan, was among the educators honored. Panteloglou, his students say, is an inspiration inside and outside of the classroom.
Thursday, March 18th, 2010
Loretta Gendville didn’t want to become a bag lady.
But a law enacted last year required Gendville, owner of Brooklyn’s Area chain of children’s stores, to put out large containers to collect and recycle plastic bags. So the reluctant bag gatherer recently took a drastic step: she eliminated bags altogether.