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24 Jan 2015 05:57 AM EST

'Humans of New York' helps raise over $400,000 for inner-city students [UPDATE]

What started as a photo of a young man posted to the widely popular Humans of New York blog has grown into a crowdfunding effort that raised over $400,000 in one day for inner-city schoolchildren. Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the blog, teamed up with the principal of a Brooklyn middle school to launch an Indiegogo fundraiser that will pay for sixth graders to take yearly field trips to Harvard University. Why Harvard? "I want every child who enters my school to know that they can go anywhere, and that they will belong,” the school's principal, Nadia Lopez.

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23 January, 2015
Jay Z Weighs in on New York Governor's Plan to Improve Police Relations

In a rare public statement, Jay Z commented on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo's initiative to improve relations between police and civilians. Sidebar Jay Z on Race: 'We're More Alike Than We're Separate' The criminal justice reform package proposed by Governor Cuomo today is a huge step... Read more

23 January, 2015
Winter Catches Up: Twin Snowstorms Loom for East Coast

Millions of Americans were braced for disruption this weekend as two East Coast winter storms threatened to dump up to 10 inches of snow in some areas, forecasters said. New York and Philadelphia were expected to see snow on Friday night and into Saturday as a Nor'easter chilled the region,... Read more

23 January, 2015
NYC Morning Traffic Report for Friday, January 23rd

-by Samantha Wilson, Assistant Editor; Image: Delays (Image Source: MTA) This Friday morning, there is a delay on the Montauk branch of the LIRR. Let’s take a look at your full commute:   On the subway: Due to signal problems at 14 St-Union Sq, southbound 4 and 5 trains... Read more

23 January, 2015
NYC Morning Weather Report for Friday, January 23rd

-by Samantha Wilson, Assistant Editor; Image: Sunny skies (Image Source: The Weather Channel) Currently, the temperature is 28 degrees and feels like 23 degrees. Skies are sunny this morning, leading into an equally sunny day. Enjoy it while you can — 2 to 4 inches of snow are forecasted... Read more

22 January, 2015
Massive Fire Displaces 400

A massive fire at a New Jersey mid-rise consumed 175 apartments and displaced up to 400 residents. Fortunately, no one was injured. The fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at the Avalon at Edgewater, along the Hudson River across from Manhattan. Fire officials haven't yet determined what caused... Read more

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