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Touching hearts and minds through the lens

While covering Liberia in 2003, war photographers Michael Kamber and Tim Hetherington talked about creating their dream school. The two would teach young shutterbugs how to tell stories with... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Cuomo foes pile on after convictions of top aides and donors

The Buffalo Billion verdict turned into a stampede against Gov. Andrew Cuomo Thursday afternoon. The governor's re-election rivals and good-government groups charged at him shortly after a jury... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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WeWork tells employees meat is permanently off the company menu

Co-working giant WeWork Cos. thinks it can save the environment quicker than Elon Musk. The startup has told its 6,000 global staff that they will no longer be able to expense meals including meat,... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Death on train tracks disrupts LIRR morning commute

Authorities say a person was struck and killed by a Long Island Rail Road train, leading to widespread travel disruptions. The unidentified person was hit by a train at the Woodside station in... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Councilman to push back on development with beefed up land-use staff

The City Council is getting closer to adding several land-use staffers as lawmakers push to take a more active role in shaping development in the five boroughs. In March council Speaker Corey... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Cuomo ducks responsibility for corruption in signature program

A day after a jury convicted his economic development czar and several of his biggest donors, Gov. Andrew Cuomo had a message for New Yorkers: The buck stops somewhere else. Cuomo today maintained... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Digital startup Spring Health raises $6M

Spring Health, a Manhattan-based startup that sells a digital mental health benefit to employers, will announce today that it has raised $6 million in a seed round led by Rethink Impact. The... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Bright Health intends to sell Medicare Advantage plans in NY

Bright Health, a venture capital–backed insurer based in Minneapolis, said Wednesday that it plans to enter New York's Medicare Advantage market for 2019, pending approval from the Centers for... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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State Department of Health favors legalizing weed

The Department of Health has weighed the risks and benefits—and the economics—of legalizing adult use of marijuana in the state. Not that there were any doubts where the agency would end... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Remembering a pioneer of economic development—and a first-class mentor

Almost 40 years ago, Elise Wager was the Commercial Department director for the fledgling and cumbersomely named Queens County Overall Economic Development Corp. She hired me on a six-month contract.... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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A bored student, golden headphones, and the future of ed tech

“I’m missing basketball,” a student called out, interrupting our demonstration. I was with my design team at the Boys & Girls Club of Hudson County in Jersey City, N.J.,... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Two HIV/AIDS nonprofits plan merger to create affordable housing, more access to primary care

Brooklyn-based Housing Works, one of the nation's largest HIV/AIDS service organizations, is joining forces with East Harlem–based Bailey House, which operates supportive housing for people... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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New York area"s largest construction firms

J.T. MAGEN has been busy. Metro-area revenue at the 26-year-old company grew by 20.8% from 2016 to 2017, one of the biggest jumps on the latest Crain's list of New York's largest construction firms.... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Are the very rich fleeing? Anecdotes abound, but data is hard to find

Earlier this week, the head of a very important nonprofit told me that one of its very rich trustees had just bought a house and moved to Palm Beach, Fl., because the New York tax burden had gotten... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Rents slip across city

The median Manhattan rent fell to $3,300 in June once landlord concessions were taken into account, according to a report released Thursday. That is nearly 3% below the same time last year and is... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Flattening yield curve puts pressure on banks

A lot of Wall Street number-crunchers are going to be chained to their desks tomorrow when JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo all report second-quarter earnings more or less... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Tax-reform uncertainty puts drag on Brooklyn, Queens housing markets

The Brooklyn and Queens housing markets slowed during the second quarter of the year as buyers likely delayed purchases to hash out how tax reform might affect their wallets. The number of homes... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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New York Road Runners grow Midtown headquarters

The nonprofit group that oversees the New York City Marathon is expanding its headquarters near Central Park. The New York Road Runners, which manages the world's biggest marathon as well as about... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Cuomo insists city pay half the cost of subway repairs—again

It's deja vu all over again. Gov. Andrew Cuomo indicated today that he would wring as much as $9.5 billion out of city coffers to pay for a dramatic overhaul of the subway system—setting up a... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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Jury convicts key players in Buffalo Billion corruption case

A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program. The jury in Manhattan returned its verdict Thursday after... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

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