Mayor Michael Bloomberg and university officials inked a deal last week to formally hand over 12 acres on Roosevelt Island to CornellNYCTech, the engineering school expected to provide a boon to western Queens’ burgeoning tech scene. Comment.
Currently, I am paying for 600 cable channels even though I only watch five. During the recent cable blackout affecting Time Warner cable customers, I was only able to watch three. Simply put, this is an insane system that no rational human would have conceived. Comment.
AT&T and city officials recently unveiled a solar power charging station pilot program that will allow residents to charge their mobile devices throughout the city, including several areas in Queens. Comments (2).
The Empire State Building has been part of my life, it seems, forever. When a large structure to go up some blocks west of it was approved not long ago, which will block the view of it from some angles, it brought back memories. Comment.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, we are reminded of the importance of re-evaluating our security procedures, but we also must be conscious of another challenge: the threat to our personal information from cyber attacks. Comment.
Even though it will not be built in the same borough, Roosevelt Island’s soon-to-be hub of all things technology will still translate into new opportunities for startups in Queens, city and university leaders said. Comment.
In a lecture at Temple Sinai in Roslyn Heights, L.I., on the day after the Boston bombings, former President Bill Clinton noted that the 21st-century world of the Internet and social media is “a mixed blessing.” Comment.
In the basement of a science and technology center for children, Tronian, a small robot made out of Legos that resembles a dune buggy, drove forward on a table with a red plastic ball clutched in its plastic arm. Comment.
The New York Civil Liberties Union last week released an iPhone version of the stop-and-frisk application the group said has documented 200 videos of police encounters since it was unveiled for Android phones over the summer. Comment.