Nine Magic Numbers for an Education

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.

Motorcyclists Get Parking Pass

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.

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Top Teacher Brings Lessons to Life

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.

Going Bagless in Brooklyn

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.

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Hey, Spike: It’s Reggie Miller Time Again

Saturday, March 13th, 2010

Bronx Gym Takes Center Ring

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Grannies Battle War

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

Spending Green to be Green

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Girls Explore the Science of Fashion

Saturday, March 6th, 2010