Former City Councilmember Eva Moskowitz, with Bloomberg's union-busting blessing, is pushing her Success Academy edu-franchise into Brooklyn. The natives aren't buying.
More black and Latino students got into New York City's top high schools than in 2011, putting a halt to several years of decreasing admits among these demographics. The New York Times reports that Education Department stats show that 730 black and Latino students were admitted to top-tier institut ... More >>
Ben KoatzBen Koatz is a senior at Stuyvesant High School in Lower Manhattan. He's 17, from Queens, and writes for the school newspaper. He's also among the 80-90 people arrested during Occupy Wall Street's march on Union Square this past Saturday. Ben gave us an account of his arrest for diso ... More >>
Coming right atcha, Wall Street.As has been promised for almost a year now, Shake Shack has opened its doors in Battery Park City. And yes, it is selling neighborhood-specific concretes.
All-American kid Eric Bellucci fell into madness and violence, leaving his brother and sister behind to wonder if he could have been stopped
A group of kids from New York City's exclusive Stuyvesant High School are being disciplined after a classmate posted a video they recorded to YouTube, in which four white guys hold an embarrassing cypher, taking turns freestyle rapping over a slap-bass beat. Their abuse of the form is less of ... More >>
Eric Bellucci, the 30 year old Staten Island resident who fled to Israel after murdering his parents, was arrested by Israeli authorities today.
A former Stuyvesant High School music teacher cum Hamas-praising weapons seller was busted last night in a Bronx warehouse. Theophilus Burroughs, who sold "high-powered weapons to undercover operatives he thought were connected to Middle East terror organizations," literally wet his pants whe ... More >>
The Mayor stands tall
We're always bitching about city schools, but no less than eight of our high schools are listed among U.S. News & World Reports' "Gold Medal" 100 Best High Schools in the country today. They are Newcomers High School in Long Island City -- the highest local placer at #6, and recipient of an A grade ... More >>
Lisa Loomer's new play, Distracted, is about dealing with a hyper kid in a world that itself seems to be on stimulants. On opening night, everything conspired to prove her point. Francesca Mari reports. People push into the Laura Pels Theatre for the opening of Distracted like passengers boarding ... More >>
What you expect ensues
S-F truants, Guillermo del Toro, and ReBoot's dirty secret
Going through the tabloids today there was a small recurring theme, especially in the Daily News. Several stories about students achieving great things or being thrust into scandal are all over the place today. The biggest news is the arrest of a Wantagh High School math teacher charged with raping ... More >>
The opening day of the Nixzmary Brown trial gets two-thirds of the front of the Daily News, notes THE JURY WEEPS after seeing photos of the seven-year-old girls bruised and beaten body. This tragedy is going to be all over the tabloids for the foreseeable future: it has lurid, heartbreaking details, ... More >>
For five years, New York's senior senator said nothing about the toxic cloud that hung over his own constituents.
For young writers, the dangers of shining too brightly, too early
100 minutes of tragedy that will haunt us all
Stuyvesant alums finally join the fight for 9-11 health benefits
Sick of being lied to by the EPA, 9-11 plaintiffs use the courts to force the answers they seek
With the Fortress of Solitude, Genre Maestro Jonathan Lethem Immortalizes His Old Neighborhood
On the Rights of Those Not Yet Designed
Borough of Manhattan Community College Struggles Without the Help That Has Come to Stuyvesant High
100 Minutes of Tragedy That Will Haunt Us All
Rudy on duty in the Bully Pulpit