The MTA is testing a technology, already in place in other transit systems, that’s been shown to deter suicide attempts.
New York City’s municipal information hotline fields questions and reports on items from the mundane, like illegal parking, to the bizarre, including a few calls about dog dependents, aliens and ghosts.
The transit agency would be following the lead of systems in cities like Boston and Atlanta, which have installed devices to detect urine and alert cleaning crews.
Last year 369,000 people worked in tech jobs after a decade of fast growth. But following the meltdown of the Amazon Queens deal, nearly all those jobs are in Manhattan or Brooklyn.
Apart from the obvious privacy and intimacy issues that come with reading everyone’s letters and turning them into emails, experts note that similar efforts in other states haven’t reduced contraband.
New York’s tech workforce is more diverse than other major hubs, but Black startup leaders say that they still face discrimination.
Peloton may be shedding jobs, but many tech firms are hiring in New York City, with growth up 4% in just six months, a new study finds.
The unemployment rate edged up to 6.2%, but a recession could be around the corner.
Government transparency advocates argue politicians’ social media and campaign sites need to be treated as official documents with public access to archives.
Three-story 5G-transmitting towers are coming soon to a corner near you — doubling down on bringing free Wi-Fi hotspots to areas outside Manhattan.
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