AllWaysNY Photomat

9 March 2011

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Time to take out the trash. Did you know that subway cleaners remove over 90 tons of trash from the system each day? In recent years, about half of the total amount of refuse collected from platforms has been recycled. Subway cars are even put to use when they are no longer fit for service. [...]

IBM Thinks It Can Run A Brooklyn School

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Come this September Paul Robeson High School in Crown Heights will be no more. Slated for closure by the Department of Education (DOE), it will be replaced by a new public high school underwritten by tech giant IBM and other funders. To be known as Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or “P-Tech,” this [...]

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Wireless City

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Tomorrow evening the Municipal Art Society will host a panel discussion on the future of digital connectivity in New York City. ‘Wireless City: Can All New Yorkers Get Connected?’ will feature a keynote from Rachel Sterne, the newly appointed 27-year-old ‘Chief Digital Officer’ for the city. A panel moderated by NY1′s technology reporter Adam Balkin [...]

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Spring Cleaning at the Panorama

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The Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art was closed today for some spring cleaning. The QMA’s Facebook page posted some great photos of the Godzilla-sized caretakers vacuuming the Hudson River and dusting off the Palisades. Built by Robert Moses for the 1964-65 World’s Fair, the massive 9,335 square [...]

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No Bike License Plates for Now

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Assembly Member Michael DenDekker (D-Queens) withdrew two bills that would have required paid registration fees and license plates for all bicycle riders in New York State. Bills A5429 and A5430 were introduced on February 18th and would have required commercial cyclists to pay a $50 registration fee and obtain liability insurance and require all other [...]

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‘Automat’ at Grand Central

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Commuters trudging through Grand Central Terminal today were treated to some free food and ads (there’s always a catch) for NBC’s new reality series, America’s Next Great Restaurant. A mock automat was set up in Vanderbilt Hall and menu items inspired by the show were available for the taking–though the mechanical element that defined the [...]

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Lost Hat

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What? What is it, 1911 out there? That or a troupe of cabaret singers or Englishmen or (likely) some hipster had too much fun on the bar crawl.

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