A President and Mayor Walk Into a Science Fair
Pool Report: Obama dropped by the New York City Science and Engineering Fair which was being held at the Natural History Museum’s Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, where a 94-foot model Blue Whale hung ominously over the room. One girl screamed out “He’s here, I can see his head,” just before POTUS entered the room. He was accompanied on a tour of the research projects by...
Reporting on Reporting, as Reported by Nate Silver
“Collectively, just eight of the 260 organizations accounted for more than half the citations for reporting. ”
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How to read nytimes.com, for free? Sponsorship, apparently. “Lincoln is offering you a free digital subscription for the remainder of 2011.” An email from nytimes.com I just received: Dear NYTimes.com reader, As a frequent reader of NYTimes.com, you’ve demonstrated an uncommon interest in a wide variety of today’s most important topics. This makes you anything but average. In...
Robert Jackson: Considering his well-known close relationship with the reporter [Fred Dicker] who wrote this article, the Governor [Andrew Cuomo] has a special obligation to disavow these racially-tinged comments. In addition, he must disclose the identity of the top official who made the offensive remark and instill corrective action. He must do so immediately.
Four Council members - Fernando Cabrera (D-Bronx), Mathieu Eugene (D-Brooklyn),...– Dirty little secrets: City Council members have skirted laws, bent rules and abused their power (via rubenfeld)
Gentrification...to the rescue?
Amsterdam News: For decades, Harlem’s 137th Street has been plagued by drugs and gangs wh have de facto fun the neighborhood with impunity. But the street has seen a big change. The block was the site of a recent drug bust. The bust resulted in more than a dozen people being arrested for slinging crack and casting a dark cloud of violence over the street. But long-term Black residents of...
How to read nytimes.com
Two important takeaways from Sulzberger’s today note about nytimes.com: On NYTimes.com, you can view 20 articles each month at no charge (including slide shows, videos and other features). After 20 articles, we will ask you to become a digital subscriber, with full access to our site. [skip] Readers who come to Times articles through links from search, blogs and social media like...
'Fashion's institutional memory'
Alexis Loinaz: [B]ehind this modest façade lurks a fierce intelligence—one that is able to look at a woman’s clothes and reference Scheherazade and John Singer Sargent, as well as past designers who’ve already milked that particular trend. He is, in essence, fashion’s institutional memory: a visual archivist and curator whose kinetic, decades-deep photographs not only survey...
That guy who prank called Gov. Scott Walker? Now... →
shortformblog: But the real question: Will David Koch donate to his campaign?
Thomas Kaplan: Aides to Mr. Cuomo took pains to avoid having Mr. Cuomo’s day trip turn into a big Albany mystery. One of them — who gave permission for the conversation to be recounted here — gave reporters a heads-up about his plans on Monday night, on the condition that they not report it.
theschnitzel: “Boss” how young is too young for the New Yorker and Bruce Spingsteen?
The Washington Post Furthers Engagement,...
I’m just hoping for action photos of Jason Horowitz… washpostpr: Enhanced Comment System Displays Most Relevant Conversation Around Post Content WASHINGTON—March 14, 2011—Today The Washington Post announced it has unveiled a new website design intended to further reader engagement and discussion around Post journalism and showcase more multimedia content. A major part of the new...
Malcolm X's Grandson: 'Coerced'
“I was coerced,” he says of the fatal fire that killed his grandmother, in an interview with the Amsterdam News.
'I've Good Guns'
The Politics of St. Patrick's Day Parades
NYC Council Speaker Christine Quinn says she won’t march in Staten Island’s St. Patrick’s Day parade because they won’t allow LGBT participants. Makes the announcement surrounded by NYC Comptroller Liu, Public Advocate de Blasio, Manhattan Boro President Stringer (a.k.a., lots of people looking at 2013). Not there: Rep. Weiner and NYC Mayor Bloomberg.
Bloomberg and Cuomo
Hernandez & Kaplan: Mr. Cuomo is perhaps the first politically potent governor whom Mr. Bloomberg has confronted.
How to be a Gillibrand from Schumer's State
Josh Benson: Schumer takes up a lot of room in New York and Washington, but he derives much of his immense national influence from his successes as a two-cycle Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chair—a role he continues to play, even with a broader party-leadership brief. His political aim, for himself, is merely to be the guy who figured out how to create a lasting Democratic hegemony...