Where’s the NYC tech boom? Craines sounded the alarm, pointing out that, while Silicon Valley now boasts over 25 tech startups valued at over $1 billion, New York City is home to a grand total of none of those. Gilt, Seamless, and Tumblr might not be pulling in the big bucks (half a mil is soo embarrassing), but we’re glad to have ‘em anyways…
The New York Times reports: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted unanimously on Wednesday to raise the base fare on subways and buses by a quarter, to $2.50, and increase the cost of a 30-day MetroCard by $8, to $112. The prices will be increased in March 2013.
CNN reports the president appointed Joe Biden to lead the White House’s gun control initiatives in the wake of the Newtown shootings.
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8 Spruce St won Emporis’s annual skyscraper award this year. Also known as “The Beekman” or “New York by Gehry,” the tower’s undulating steel facade makes it easy to spot in the relatively low-to-the-ground Lower East Side.
Based on our own obsessions with fried pickles at Earl’s Beer and Cheese and drunk, late-night greasy Chinese food, it’s no surprise NYC kids are slimming down and adults aren’t. No but in all seriousness, the recent reversal of childhood obesity trends is great news for New York City. City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley says providing healthier options has been a major focus. Hear more on WNYC.
Photojournalist Danny Goldfiend features young New Yorkers in his new bookNYChildrenwhich features gorgeous images of the wide diversity of little ones running around our city! (Hint, this would make a great holiday present paired withINY‘s guidebook!)
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