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On Saturday, May 4th, artists, architects, poets, technologists, entrepreneurs, and inventors shared their ideas and invited participants to actively shape their city and involve themselves in its urban improvement. StreetFest served as the grand finale of the New Museum's Ideas City festival, a four-day conference featuring workshops and more than one hundred independent and public events for proposing solutions and accelerating creativity. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker was there.
A federal judge ruled on Monday, August 12th, that the NYPD's "Stop and Frisk" policies are unconstitutional and discriminate on the basis of race, ordering the appointment of a federal monitor to oversee reforms in the program. Later that day, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, alongside Police Commissioner Ray Kelly, slammed the decision calling it "dangerous" and claiming that "Stop and Frisk" saves lives. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker asks people their thoughts on the policy.
On July 13, 2013, a jury in Sanford, Florida, acquitted George Zimmerman of the murder of Trayvon Martin, the 17 year old African American boy he admittedly shot and killed during an altercation in February 2012. Although the case put the state’s so-called “Stand Your Ground” law in the forefront of national debates, Zimmerman’s defense relied on a self defense argument and the shooting and trial have sparked many other discussions about the state of race relations in America. The day after the verdict, rallies were held across the nation; BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker visited one such rally in NYC’s Union Square, where she heard citizens speak out against the verdict -- among them Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate for the city and mayoral hopeful, and Kevin Powell of BK Nation, a non-profit community organization. Hawker then spoke with others in the city the day after the event
CitiBike, New York City's new bike share program, is launching in Manhattan and Brooklyn on Memorial Day. Despite early popularity of the idea, some New Yorkers have expressed unhappiness with the placement of some of the 300 bike share dock stations. This week on BTR Pulse, Lauren Hawker asks people in New York their thoughts.
On Saturday, May 4th, artists, architects, poets, technologists, entrepreneurs, and inventors shared their ideas and invited participants to actively shape their city and involve themselves in its urban improvement. StreetFest served as the grand finale of the New Museum's Ideas City festival, a four-day conference featuring workshops and more than one hundred independent and public events for proposing solutions and accelerating creativity. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker was there.
NYC Restaurant Week is the time of year when restaurateurs showcase their menus in pre fixe fashion at manageable prices, allowing everyone from casual diners to intense foodies to try out a variety of cuisines and experiences they may not normally partake of. BTR Pulse’s Lauren Hawker visited Gramercy Terrace, where she spoke with General Manager Tyler Vaughan and Head Chef Jeff Seizer about the restaurant’s menu and the benefits of the event. NYC Restaurant Week ends February 8th.