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Tuesday September 2, 2014

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Brooklyn Site Creates Tree Map For #Sandy

Brooklyn Site Creates Tree Map For #Sandy

Corner News Media, a local Brooklyn news network, created an online tree map during the Hurricane which detailed the spots of downed trees throughout the neighborhood. According to The Observer, the map was created by a network of readers and tipsters instead of on-the-street reporting. Liena [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition Chooses Design Team

Brooklyn Tech Triangle Coalition Chooses Design Team

The Brooklyn Tech Triangle coalition chose a design team recently out of 17 proposals in order to improve transportation, infrastructure and land use in DUMBO, downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard.  The winning team consists of WXY Architecture + Urban Design, Sam Schwartz Engineering, Control Group, [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Webcam Captures Real-Time Fashion

Brooklyn Webcam Captures Real-Time Fashion

A webcam has been installed at the Williamsburg L train stop. The camera captures video of those walking out of the subway and is mounted a block away on a Bedford Avenue building. According to Gothamist, the camera is known as the Styleblaster and shows a real time feed of various styles seen on [Full Story…]

Brooklyn High School Preps Students for Tech Jobs

Brooklyn High School Preps Students for Tech Jobs

Pathways in Technology Early College High School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is a new 6-year school that teaches students skills for the technology industry. The curriculum at P-Tech, as it is called, combines aspects of both high school and college and is expecting its first matriculating students [Full Story…]

Accedo Expands in NY via CloverLeaf Digital

Accedo Expands in NY via CloverLeaf Digital

Accedo Broadband, a Stockholm-based technology developer for smart TVs and IPTVs, plans to build a NY branch. According to Xconomy, the company announced its acquisition of Brooklyn-based CloverLeaf Digital, which gives Accedo an automatic NY presence. CloverLeaf, in return, can increase its [Full Story…]

NY Boosts Digital and Tech Initiatives for Small Businesses #nyctech

NY Boosts Digital and Tech Initiatives for Small Businesses #nyctech

In early 2011, NY's Digital Roadmap was founded in order to forward the technology sector in the city. Rachel Hoat was hired by Michael Mayor Bloomberg as the NY Chief Digital Officer, and the head of NY Digital, the department in charge of completing the goals of the roadmap. According to WNYC's [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Book Festival Launches App

Brooklyn Book Festival Launches App

The Brooklyn Book Festival and AT&T have partnered to release an iPhone and Andriod app that will give Festival attendees and book enthusiasts access to author biographies, the festival schedule, lineups, maps, directions and other information pertaining to the seven-day festival. Users can also [Full Story…]

Rabbi-Programmers Educate Jews in Cyberspace #RoshHashanah

Rabbi-Programmers Educate Jews in Cyberspace #RoshHashanah

If you type into Google "When is Rosh Hashanah," the first search result will be Chabad.org. The site, also known by its rabbi-programmers as the "Chabad in Space," has become the world's largest religious website and recently had to be rebuilt because it was outgrowing its original space, according [Full Story…]

DUMBO Arts Festival Incorporates Tech

DUMBO Arts Festival Incorporates Tech

This year, the DUMBO Arts Festival will include a wide range of technology-related installations and exhibits. The event takes place from September 28-30, and will include technology highlights like: Superhero: Participants are transformed into superheroes in this interactive projection mapping [Full Story…]

Google Map Maker Edited by Amateur NY Cartographers

Google Map Maker Edited by Amateur NY Cartographers

The Internet is helping the ever-changing neighborhood distinctions of NY. Even though the Neighborhood Integrity Act was introduced in 2011 to calm disputes over resale values in different neighborhoods, there was still a lot left to be decided. Now, according to The New York Times, amateur [Full Story…]

Successful Brooklyn Bookshop Digitizes Obscure Sci-Fi Books

Successful Brooklyn Bookshop Digitizes Obscure Sci-Fi Books

Singularity & Co. is a Brooklyn-based bookshop specializing in obscure and out-of-print science fiction. It was founded in April with the help of a very successful Kickstarter campaign. Their campaign earned them 350 percent of their $15,000 goal. Each month they pick an out-of-print title [Full Story…]

#OWS Protesters Look to Prevent Twitter Subpoena

#OWS Protesters Look to Prevent Twitter Subpoena

Malcolm Harris, an Occupy Wall Street protester, filed a civil proceeding recently to block a judge's ruling that Twitter must hand over his tweets and account information to prosecutors. Harris took part in the mass protest on the Brooklyn Bridge last October and was charged with disorderly [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Venture Capital Scene on the Rise

Brooklyn Venture Capital Scene on the Rise

The Venture Capital scene in Brooklyn is becoming more attractive for investors, according to CB Insights. The total funding in the second quarter of 2012 hit a ten quarter high and was twice the level of the next highest quarter for Brooklyn. Also, VC deals came in at a four quarter high mark in [Full Story…]

Brooklyn Getting More Free WiFi

Brooklyn Getting More Free WiFi

While several parks in affluent sections of Northern Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan have free WiFi, large swaths of Southern Brooklyn have none. In a letter to NY Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Assemblyman William Colton (D-Brooklyn) wrote that Brooklyn citizens feel “stranded,” adding, “We pay our [Full Story…]

NYPD Security Cameras Lacking in Bronx

NYPD Security Cameras Lacking in Bronx

Residents of the Bronx say that their security is being ignored. According to the NY Daily News, 492 locations in the city are equipped with camera boxes, and there are two NYPD cameras in each box. Currently, Manhattan has 177 boxes, Brooklyn has 153, Queens has 77, the Bronx has 43, and Staten [Full Story…]