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An NYC Ferry pulls into DUMBO. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY

Double duty: How an overseer of NYC Ferry became an investor

April 17 | Rosa Goldensohn, THE CITY

This story was originally published on April 17 by THE CITY. In early 2018, the company that runs the city’s ferry system scored a major investment from a deep-pocketed firm. Onboard that deal was Mark Patricof, a member of the board of directors that governs the New York City Economic Development Corp. (EDC) — the […]

The education department led a community engagement effort in District 15 for parents, educators and activists to devise a plan to address segregation in the Brooklyn district. Christina Viega/Chalkbeat

Two NYC districts embarked on middle school integration plans. Early results show they may be making a difference.

April 16 | Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat New York

Some of New York City’s most sought-after middle schools could begin to dramatically reshape their student bodies as high-profile integration efforts in two districts appear to be making an impact, according to data released Monday by the education department. Most of the schools in Brooklyn’s District 15 and Manhattan’s District 3 offered admission to a […]

Capsaicin, the active component of chili peppers, can make people feel high. Photo via Pexels

Want to get high? Try hot sauce.

April 12 | Scott Enman

Ed Currie has been clean for many years. As a recovering addict, he can no longer indulge in drugs or alcohol, but he can turn to a different substance to get his fix: hot sauce. “I’m high as a kite,” the owner of Puckerbutt Pepper Company and cultivator of the world’s hottest peppers announced to […]