Mayor Michael Bloom-berg released his revised budget proposal for the city Thursday, and although it didn't have cuts to major services, critics said he made unnecessary reductions to balance it.
An increase in working New Yorkers helped to pay for the $69.8 billion budget thanks to tax revenues, according to the mayor, but there are many costs that he said are rising faster than inflation.
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More and more college students are choosing to stay in school after graduation. The rate of enrollment in graduate schools has grown by about 3% per year over the past 20 years, according to the Council of Graduate Schools.
“This is a reflection of changes in the workforce and the needs of our economy,” a council spokesperson said. “Careers in the 21st century require high-level skills in... » more
With the arrival of Cornell NYC Tech, the university’s new tech campus on Roosevelt Island in 2017, the city will become home to one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable college campuses in the world.
But until then, colleges across the Big Apple are hard at work making their environmental footprint smaller.
In honor of Earth Day, here’s a glimpse into the greenness of NYC’s higher... » more
St. John's University's choice of commencement speaker has some students protesting.
The Queens university tapped Rep. Peter King (R-Seaford) to deliver the keynote address at the event, upsetting some on campus because of some past remarks about the Muslim American community.
In a 2007 interview, King said there are "too many mosques in this country," though he later said... » more
Students come from all over the world to attend college in New York City, and with good reason.
Reputable and prestigious schools exist throughout the five boroughs, ranging from a large ivy league institution like Columbia University, to the multiple campuses within the City University of New York (CUNY) to a small, liberal arts college like St. Francis. Whether students are planning on majoring... » more
In New York City, there’s tons of options for teens when it comes to picking a high school. The city boasts more than 400 schools; many have quirky or out-of-the-box curriculum. While many pride themselves strictly on rigorous academics, others are tailored toward specific interests or careers.
The Department of Education encourages students to start considering high schools as early as the... » more
With graduation coming soon, the Class of 2013 is starting the sometimes painful process of job hunting. Though unemployment in the city is over 9% according to the state Department of Labor, the savvy seeker can target certain occupations that have a plethora of openings.
“There are a number of different industries where New York City is the hub of all activity,” explained Nicole Williams,... » more
With spring days away and summer here before you know it, parents and children are already thinking about the two-month break ahead, and the best camp options for the time off from school.
With overnight, day and sports camps, choosing the best way to spend the summer isn't easy.
"There's a special camp for everything," said Susie Lupert, executive director of the American... » more
Are you forgoing the beach, debauchery and suntan lotion this Spring Break? There's good reason to do so. Skipping out frees you up for more personally ambitious activities.
"I think a lot of people have this vision of Spring Break - a hedonistic, drunkard scene on a bad beach - but how do you make it bigger than that?" said Robert Reid, the U.S. travel editor at Lonely Planet who... » more
Three Bronx High School Science students were arrested last week in for allegedly hazing a freshman on school grounds, officials said Monday.
Cops responded to a 911 call from a 15-year-old student on Feb. 27 who said three upperclassmen sexually abused him the week before.
Pier Berkmans, 17, Thomas Brady, 16, and Boubacar Diallo, 16, were charged with forcible touching, hazing and harassment... » more