What’s Up With That?

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Why were some local high school students left hanging after taking their Regents exams? New York City high schools were in an uproar last week with the delay of certain Regents exam scores. As a result, there were certain students who didn’t get to walk at their high school graduations. At Lower East Side Prep, [&hellip
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Libraries Bridge Digital Divide

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The NYPL’s new Tech Connect program is bringing technology literacy and more to local residents According to Amy Geduldig of the New York Public Library, libraries aren’t typically the first thing people think of when it comes to digital education. It may be time for that mentality to change. NYPL has begun its Tech Connect [&hellip
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Happiness for Hard Knock Drummer

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Local musician has a condition that makes it difficult to drum – but that doesn’t stop him Disposition is destiny. And Jesus Guadalupe, street musician, would certainly be excused if he had a foul one. Guadalupe, 20, was born with phocomelia, a rare cogential condition that has left his arms short and malformed. At the [&hellip
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NYC Tenants Caught by Rising Rents

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The state needs stronger rent regulation By Senator Brad Hoylman Let’s be frank: Tenants in New York are getting a raw deal. Despite the continuing toll of the recent economic recession on average New Yorkers and clear evidence that landlord profits continue to surge, the New York City Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) voted on June [&hellip
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New Walking Maps in Chinatown

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Pedestrians wondering which way to walk on some of the city’s more confusing street blocks are getting some help. The first signs in the city’s new pedestrian map system have been put into place in Chinatown. Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced Monday that four of the free-standing signs have been put into place. [&hellip
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Starbucks Baristas Ordered to Share Tips

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Starbucks baristas must share their tips with shift supervisors but not with assistant managers, New York’s highest court said Wednesday in a ruling that could affect how employees are paid in tens of thousands of restaurants and coffee houses across the state. The Court of Appeals found that shift supervisors do much of the same [&hellip
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Loss for Seaport Museum

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The South Street Seaport Museum has lost its operator. The Museum of the City of New York is pulling out of operating the financially-strapped Seaport museum, which continues to struggle in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The storm inundated the Seaport’s electrical and computer systems. City Museum President Susan Henshaw Jones tells The New York [&hellip
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