Turning school suspensions into a last resort

May 15, 2014
By Aparna Alluri
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Suspension rates are way down in schools like Lyons Community School Brooklyn that use alternative discipline methods.

With the ‘Castle’ under siege, a bold new plan

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Principal Santi Taveras has a bold plan to turn around the failing DeWitt Clinton High School. But is he too late? Read this and other education reports on School-Stories.org. 


City Muslims react to disbanding of NYPD spy unit

April 18, 2014
By Jonetta Badillo
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Muslim community leaders commend the de Blasio administration for listening to their concerns but say there's still more work to be done. 

Can one man put a stop to fracking in New York?

April 29, 2014
By Anna Ruela-Browne
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Activist Eric Weltman has made Gov. Andrew Cuomo his primary target in a relentless campaign to ban hydraulic fracturing in New York. 

Test-driving the Future at P-TECH

May 15, 2014
By Peggy Barmore
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The state and federal governments are pouring millions into expanding early college high schools like Brooklyn’s P-TECH which hasn’t even graduated its first class.

Football stars take a sandwich break

May 08, 2014
By Robert Lowe
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Former Rutgers player Eric LeGrand welcomes Anthony Barr, a top NFL draft pick, to Subway’s Famous Fans club.

The Greenmarket Chronicles: Life after the Polar Vortex

April 24, 2014
By NY Table Staff
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Farmers at the Union Square Greenmarket talk about how they survived the harsh winter, and about what comes next.

Downsizing a homeless shelter

April 22, 2014
By Asha Mahadevan
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The city’s decision to move half the residents out of a homeless shelter is not enough for the Upper West Side residents who want it shut down completely.

New York sits down to dinner

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    The staff of NYTable sat down with 12 diverse New Yorkers to see who’s doing what for dinner.

The Bard goes digital

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    A theater director is leading educational productions of Shakespeare plays to be read and viewed on an iPad.

Dog lover takes grooming on wheels

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    Robin Serricchio is part of a growing business of mobile groomers who clip and primp pets curbside and sometimes alert dog owners of health problems too. 

Weighing in online

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    LoseIt, an online community for motivation and advice about weight loss, is one of the most popular "subreddits" devoted to fitness and food.

International Pillow Fight Day comes to Washington Square Park

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    New Yorkers are urged to dress up like superheroes and villains and channel their inner child on Saturday.