Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press Updated 10:30 am CDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018 FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Democratic Candidates for the office of New York Attorney General take part in a debate at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the Manhattan borough of New York. From left are Letitia James, Sean Patrick Maloney, Leecia Eve, and Zephyr Teachout. The candidates squared off in what will likely be their final debate at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. (Holly Pickett/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File) less FILE- In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, Democratic Candidates for the office of New York Attorney General take part in a debate at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in the Manhattan borough of New York. ... more Photo: Holly Pickett, AP FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, candidate Letitia James stands at … [Read more...] about Democrats running for AG in New York see common foe: Trump
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Tech We’re Using ByEmma G. Fitzsimmons June 20, 2018 How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Emma G. Fitzsimmons, a reporter for The Times who covers New York City transit, discussed the tech she’s using. What tech tools are most important to stay on top of your beat covering New York City transportation? I take the subway to our newsroom in Times Square every day and experience the constant delays that New Yorkers love to complain about. Right now, I’m focused on what’s being done to fix the system and whether it’s working. I monitor the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s website to see if trains are running on time and use Twitter to find riders who are swept up in major incidents. The M.T.A. is working to … [Read more...] about By Subway, Bus and Uber in New York, With Twitter and Other Apps in Hand
By Colin Daileda2014-01-01 18:30:39 UTC With the departure of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the city's tech industry loses its most powerful public persona. Replacing him is Bill de Blasio, the former city public advocate who campaigned with a platform that appealed to the everyman, and someone Silicon Alley has greeted with cautious optimism. The new mayor has a robust tech sector plan on paper—one with a big focus on building more of a pipeline between local universities and startup jobs—and he's become something of a crusader for broadband throughout the big apple. But unlike his predecessor, he is unlikely to put the growth of New York City's tech scene at the top of his priority list. He's also expressed some concern over how to regulate companies such as Uber, the taxi-finding app, that disrupt traditional businesses in the city, and he seems unlikely to fill the role of chief digital officer, a position Bloomberg created partly to liaison between Silicon … [Read more...] about How Will New York City’s Tech Industry Fare Under Mayor de Blasio?
In his late 40s, with an average build and short, dark hair flecked with gray, Olson has lived in Prattsville all his life. Soft-spoken almost to the point of shyness, he delivers mail for a living, and cannot help but know most everyone in town. Until 2011 Olson primarily associated flooding with cold weather. When he was young, the Schoharie Creek — a gentle tributary of the Mohawk River that runs along Main Street, past the firehouse — used to jam with ice, forcing water onto the road. On such occasions, the fire department had often helped pump out waterlogged basements. He suspected that Sunday might be similar. Olson woke around 6:30AM at his home in the hills above town. He got in his Dodge Ram 3500 pickup, a 2006 model that would not survive the day, and drove down to the station, where he monitored the creek. Rain fell hard and warm through the humid air. Though he felt no panic, at 8AM, he decided to man the firehouse, sounding its alarm to summon to duty roughly … [Read more...] about We’re bad at tracking deadly storms, but New York has a new way to see them coming
It’s a literal road to nowhere. Stretching out from a roundabout outside the Robin Hood Airport in Doncaster, a small village in Northern England, it’s a wholly unremarkable stretch of slowly cracking pavement, bushes, and weeds, an idle strip of asphalt near long-term parking and a bland business park. For 35-year-old runner Simon Wheatcroft, however, this stretch of unused roadway may as well be his gym, training center, and proving grounds, his own private version of the 72 stone steps that make up a Rocky montage. Wheatcroft knows every inch of this one-third-mile strip of asphalt — from the contours of the roadway to the feeling of its double yellow lines of paint under his sneakers. Despite the mind-numbing bore of jogging such a short length in endless loops, Wheatcroft had to memorize it. He’s blind. Imagine getting up from your desk or couch, closing your eyes, and walking to the other end of the room, or perhaps crossing the street in midday traffic. … [Read more...] about How technology helped a blind athlete run free at the New York Marathon