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New York City to use streetlights as WiFi hotspots? civic

Mar. 20, 2018 12:46 pm

New York City to use streetlights as WiFi hotspots?

The proposal was floated in the Post this week. It would be an interesting idea, taking the infrastructure of the 20th century and using it for the 21st.
H-1B lessons in the time of Trump civic

Mar. 20, 2018 7:34 am

H-1B lessons in the time of Trump

As tech companies face the deadline for securing visas for talented foreign workers, immigration attorney Lisa Eisenberg shares what she learned during Year 1 of the Trump administration.
New York CTO Miguel Gamino says he’s leaving government civic

Mar. 15, 2018 1:00 pm

New York CTO Miguel Gamino says he’s leaving government

The CTO will start up his own civic-tech project, but details are few.
Being involved in your community has never been easier thanks to this new site civic

Mar. 14, 2018 12:59 pm

Being involved in your community has never been easier thanks to this new site

Eric Butler's 59boards scrapes the web to help you become more civically engaged.
New York to boycott ISPs that don’t adhere to net neutrality, de Blasio announces at SXSW civic

Mar. 12, 2018 12:54 pm

New York to boycott ISPs that don’t adhere to net neutrality, de Blasio announces at SXSW

The city will buy internet services only from “companies that do not block, throttle, or provide paid prioritization of content.”
3 ways blockchain technology could revolutionize the law civic

Mar. 12, 2018 12:47 pm

3 ways blockchain technology could revolutionize the law

Ahead of a conference organized by Legal Hackers, a cofounder of the group explains how distributed ledger technology could be a huge asset for the legal profession.
Could a pontoon bridge across the East River be an L Train shutdown fix? civic

Feb. 26, 2018 8:31 am

Could a pontoon bridge across the East River be an L Train shutdown fix?

It would take just 90 seconds to cross the river over the floating bridge. But the L-Ternative Bridge is far from a sure thing at this point.
The week’s best Brooklyn tech events: Feb. 26–March 2 civic

Feb. 23, 2018 12:59 pm

The week’s best Brooklyn tech events: Feb. 26–March 2

From farm tours to barbecue, next week's events slate is stacked.
MTA will add a ferry line during the L train shutdown civic

Feb. 19, 2018 12:50 pm

MTA will add a ferry line during the L train shutdown

But even running every 7 minutes, its capacity will only equal one L train per hour.
Brooklyn Councilman Rafael Espinal comes out in favor of electric bikes civic

Feb. 15, 2018 12:33 pm

Brooklyn Councilman Rafael Espinal comes out in favor of electric bikes

The young councilman who represents Bed-Stuy and Brownsville says #legalize e-bikes.

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