Archive for the ‘Feature’ Category

NYC’s international student numbers up amid immigration debate

The reputation of New York colleges is stronger than the anti-immigrant sentiment from Washington.

City works to defend water pipes from winter damage

Experts and city officials say a recent spark of water pipe breaks in buildings has been caused by old infrastructure and exposed areas.

Fred Bass, Strand Bookstore’s longtime owner, dead at 89

Bass was respected and admired by fans of the Village store and employees alike.

Polar Bear Club plunge goes on despite frigid temperatures

Despite water temperatures that were barely over the freezing mark, over 1,000 people took the plunge in the annual Brooklyn event.

Maurice ‘Mickey’ Carroll dead: Veteran NYC journalist was 86

The city’s journalist remember the Carroll as a mentor and stalwart for the city.

Net neutrality repeal would jeopardize city tech industry: experts

As the battle over net neutrality looms, entrepreneurs, officials, and tech experts warn that its loss could devastate the city’s growing economic engine.

NYC mayor write-ins included Aaron Judge, Obama, Beyoncé

A who’s who of celebrities, fictional characters, and past leaders made the list.

Queens comic Hari Kondabolu takes on ‘The Simpsons’ Apu in new doc

The long running show’s South Asian character has been a thorn in the community’s side for years, according to the comedian.

Veterans at CUNY schools bring ‘excellence, diversity and life experience’

The city colleges say they’ve seen an increase in veteran students.

Sandy stories: Firsthand accounts of surviving the storm

Five years after the storm wrecked the city, New Yorkers from all walks of life recalled their extraordinary experiences.

Yankees’s Judge talkin’ Homer in Simpsons Mockumentary

The mayor and Yankee all-star lend their thoughts on the memorable Simpsons episode.

More than 70 percent of city streets covered in LED lights

The city is greener and safer with the LED upgrades, according to experts.

Cornell Tech makes long-awaited Roosevelt Island opening

The city’s newest tech center is now online.

Midtown Hilton rooftop abuzz with honeybees

The stately hotel has 450,000 new guests that are all the buzz.

American Museum of Natural History names its Titanosaur

The museum’s resident dino is christened.

The Bronx is the hardest hit by high heat: City

There are some places in New York that are too hot to handle for some residents.

NYC Restaurant Week founders reflect on 25th anniversary

The semi annual restaurant promotion has evolved into one of the most anticipated New York events.

Urban farming, bolstered by zoning law changes, blossoms in NYC

New York’s green acres are taking to the sky and proving to be a successful investment.

City’s LGBTQ historic sites get spotlight in tour

A historical tour of the village will examine some of the unsung locals in the LGTBQ rights movement.

‘Wonder Woman’ director Patty Jenkins talks diversity, influences and more

The woman behind the DC Comics superhero’s live action debut talks about the fun and future of making a female led movie.