Some kids need a more challenging curriculum.
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New York City could be on the verge of dismantling gifted programs at its elementary and middle schools. Taking that step could make things even worse for some of the children it aims to help.
Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s mother, says the federal government should have filed charges.
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The US legal system often gives the police the benefit of the doubt.
Rosé has become one of the millenials’ favorite drinks in just a few years. Why?
The millennials have boosted rosé consumption: in the United States alone, 65% of them declare themselves "rosé drinkers". How can this overall success be explained?
Rats are part of the urban ecosystem and an urban ecology approach to managing their populations may involve learning to share the city.
An ecosystems approach to cities that recognizes rats as part of the ecosystem can help address the challenges presented by urban rats.
Sunflowers and luffa vines — related to cucumber, gourd and squash — are tended by a Community Roots participant and mentor in a Brooklyn school community garden with their instructor (right).
Urban gardening is a departure point for learning about land and relationships, as well as food, consumer culture and social activism.
New York has become a ‘city for the rich’ in recent decades, a shift in its real estate market that impacts policy-making, too.
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New York City's municipal budget relies heavily on the property taxes of extremely high-value real estate. That drives gentrification and distorts local policy in other ways that hurt residents.
Traffic flows into Manhattan from Brooklyn over the Williamsburg Bridge.
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Starting in 2021, drivers will pay a fee to enter midtown and lower Manhattan during busy times of day. Will this clear New York's air and streets?
Jazmine Headley, center, who had her toddler yanked from her arms by police at a social services centre said that she went into ‘defence mode.’ Here she joins attorney Brian Neary and her mother, Jacqueline Jenkins, outside a courthouse in Trenton, N.J., Dec. 12, 2018.
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In protecting their children, low-income Black mothers risk being viewed as irrationally overprotective and simultaneously neglectful.
Amazon’s plan to locate its second headquarters in New York City fell through.
When colleges rush to serve the needs of business, they risk losing sight of their purpose and entering into bad deals with a selfish partner, a scholar of research and business argues.
Amazon’s plan to build a new headquarters in Long Island City faced significant resistance.
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Amazon nixed plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City after some New Yorkers questioned the wisdom of offering billions in tax breaks in exchange for job promises. A Texas study suggests they had reason to worry.
In 1919, 1,376 new Norway Maples were planted along streets in Brooklyn.
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In 1910, along one 45-block stretch of New York City's Fifth Avenue, there were only 13 trees.
Public bikes are meant to complement a city’s existing mass transit network, so the location of docking stations is critical.
Under 10 percent of new Citi Bike and Divvy bike docks are sited where residents suggested using interactive online maps, a new study shows. But that doesn't mean city officials weren't listening.
The public needs help from officials who can protect and serve.
Governments can help citizens protect their own cybersecurity by providing practical advice and meaningful support.
For decades, native-born American Jews changed their names to improve their job prospects.
The demographics of name change petitioners today – and the reasons that they give – tell a complicated story of race, class and culture.
For cities that lost like New Jersey, there may be more than one way to win.
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Some say the more than 230 cities that lost their bids for Amazon's second headquarters were dupes in the retailer's game. In fact, they were willing participants with their own aims.
When The Village Voice shut down in August, the city’s protest movements lost one of their biggest champions.
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For decades, the alternative weekly's photographers served as the eyes of the streets, working with activists to document and publicize the anguish and rage of everyday New Yorkers.
The World Trade Center burns after being hit by planes in New York Sept. 11, 2001.
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An unprecedented onslaught from the US hasn't destroyed the terrorist organization. What is the secret of its resilience?
New York City will establish a minimum wage and a cap on the number of ridesharing drivers.
This could be the start of a new era where regulation of the gig economy allows for the right balance between flexibility and sustainability.
New York City is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, with 37 percent of its population foreign-born.
A sociologist interviewed hundreds of immigrants in New York, Barcelona and Paris. Here's what they say those cities get right — and do wrong — when integrating foreign-born residents.
The HBO series was a big hit in 2008, but is it still relevant two decades on?