This week’s Fordham Conversations features Fordham’s professor of Law Nestor Davidson. He’s also Founder and Director of the Fordham Urban Law Center. We’re discussing the legal questions that arise as cities begin to grow.
Today at 6:02, the date will read 6:02,10/23. This means nothing to most, but, as any high school chemistry teacher will tell you it’s Mole Day! The date corresponds with Avogadro’s Number, 6.02 x 1023, or the number of particles in one mole of substance (If you don’t remember chem class, read the Wikipedia).
The Upper East Side smelled like Vodka this afternoon, as gay rights supporters rallied outside the Russian Consulate to protest what they called that nation's harsh anti-gay laws.
Mayor Bloombergs PlaNYC 2030 campaign aims to revitalize New York's aging metropolis into a good and green city.
A New York City Department of Transportation survey shows ten percent of New Yorkers admitted to getting lost in the city in the past week. Luckily, a hundred new signs with neighborhood maps will appear across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens this summer to help pedestrians find their way.
Why is it impossible to buy a high-quality umbrella for more than $5 at a New York City newsstand?
According to a little-known regulation, no city newsstand may charge more than $5 for any given item. But City Council members proposed legislation on Monday that would raise the price cap to $10, saying that such an increase would allow for newsstand owners to sell more products of higher value.
Council speaker Christine Quinn said the increase in price limit would ultimately boost business for the city's over 300 newsstand owners.
The South Street Seaport's getting some new eats this summer. Brooklyn's so-called SmorgasBurg is bringing food vendors and drinks from their SmorgasBar concept to the Lower Manhattan tourist hotspot.
A New York City artist has lassoed a small public park, creating a whimsical landscape of bright red, yellow and blue enclosures out of recycled lobster rope for visitors to explore.
There's good news for commuters who've been without a major transit link at the southern tip of Manhattan since Superstorm Sandy.