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Japan's Edo Culture Inspires a Sustainable Post-Industrial Future

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jared Braiterman

Azby Brown's Just Enough is a compelling account of how Edo Japan confronted environmental problems similar to ours, and how it created solutions that connected farms and cities, people and nature.

City/County Managers: More than Technocrats

Ron Carlee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Carlee

In response to my last posting on the council-manager form of local government, one person expressed concern about "corporatizing" government. Another...

Boulder, Colorado Named Happiest City in the US

Waylon Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Waylon Lewis

Yes! Woohoo! I'm psyched! That's just what I, as a citizen of Boulder, Colorado, say when waking up each morning.

Christopher Street Even More "Wild" Than Usual

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Maurice Sendak and Spike Jonze celebrate the release of Where the Wild Things Are in Greenwich Village on the block where the book was written. The Ci...

Verizon Building Now Part of City Suit

NY Convergence | NY Convergence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The prominent Verizon building in Lower Manhattan is now the focus of lawsuit from the City of New York.  The city is suing Verizon and Ta...

Jersey City man told cops he discovered dead wife, stabbed baby, sources say | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Joe Shine/For The Jersey JournalThe baby stabbed this morning at 100 Montgomery St. in Jersey City is taken to a helicopter to be transported to ...

FiOS Widget Lets Subscribers See Live Traffic Feeds

NY Convergence | NY Convergence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NYConvergence ORIGINAL According to a press release received by NYConvergence, local Verizon FiOS TV and Internet subscribers now have access t...

The Bloomberg Administration: A Review Part II -- Leadership

Room Eight | Room Eight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

This is the second post of my review of the Bloomberg Administration. The first post was on its management of the City of New York as a $60 billion p...

Mother accused of starving children in Sussex grew up in 'cult-like' religion, brother testifies | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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SUSSEX COUNTY -- A New York City woman on trial for starving four of her children was brought up in a "cult-like" religion that prohibited its mem...

SD Suspect Traced To Colorado Springs

CBS4Denver | CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A South Dakota woman accused of attacking her parents is thought to be hiding in the Colorado Springs area. Colorado Springs police said Thursd...

Biodiversity Remakes Tokyo

Jared Braiterman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jared Braiterman

The Copenhagen UN Climate Change Conference addresses unparalleled environmental crisis and the need to transform our relationship with nature. Many p...

Chariots of Fire

Room Eight | Room Eight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In the film "Chariots of Fire" a rich man of Jewish origins sets out with a goal in mind and proceeds to dedicate all of his considerable resources, b...

Colorado Springs Expects Savings On USOC Deal

CBS4Denver | CBS 4 Denver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Call it good timing. Colorado Springs Mayor Lionel Rivera says the city expects to save an average $300,000 a year in interest costs on financi...

Matt Morris gets the Keys to the City in this webisode

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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What we learned from watching Matt Morris's new aol Keys to the City webisode: Dude does a damn fine Anita Baker. Rapturous. Seriously. Colo...

Jersey City man killed when car crashes into Ocean Avenue building | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Joe Shine photoPolice and EMTs at Ocean Avenue near Forrest Street in Jersey City early this morning after Stephen Hunt, 31, of Jersey City, was k...

Video: A Winning Investment

MSNBC | MSNBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Insight on designing a $500 million "Sports City" in Basra, with Skip Schaum, Newport Global Group; Kipp Teamey, Dunia Frontier Consultants; and CNBC'...

The Bloomberg Administration: A Review, Part I

Room Eight | Room Eight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

With the Mayoral election nearly upon us, it is time to review what the Bloomberg Administration has done, and what (based on limited information) a T...

NYC Media Launches New Web Site

NY Convergence | NY Convergence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

NYC Media, the division of the City of New York that runs its TV, radio, and online network, has relaunched its Web site, where over 350  ...

MTA Student Passes: Time To Cut the Cord?

Room Eight | Room Eight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It was only about a decade ago that former Governor George Pataki and MTA head Virgil Conway, who were loading the agency with billions in debt so the...

RBS ATM Withdrawals Were Monitored Hourly During Banking Crisis

The Guardian | Jill Treanor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

City watchdogs were monitoring cash withdrawals from Royal Bank of Scotland every hour during the height of the banking crisis, the Guardian can revea...

Arrested Development: Dueling Stalled Construction Lists

Curbed | Curbed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Since February, the Department of Buildings' stalled construction sites, which currently stands at 454 sites, list has been the place to go for data...

Welcome to the New Price is Right

Room Eight | Room Eight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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I happen to like Bill Thompson just fine; he's a smart and thoughtful guy who has served our city well at the Board of Education and as Comptroller. T...

Accomplice in Jersey City Ringside Lounge murder is arrested, police say | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Felix Y. Rodriguez of Jersey City has been arrested as being with suspected murderer Miguel Ortiz during the slaying at the Ringside Lounge in Jer...

Jersey City man is found tied up in his house | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Jersey City man tied up in his Lembeck Avenue house -- possibly for three days -- gained his freedom tonight after a neighbor found him in that ...

My London Design Fair 2009

Chauncey Zalkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Chauncey Zalkin

The week surpassed all expectations. London surprised me. The design energy there is unmistakably moving forward in creative, thoughtful and innovative ways.