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Commercial real estate brokers focus on benefits of START-UP NY [Video]

Source: The Business Review Real estate brokers and lawmakers in Albany discussed the benefits that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s START-UP NY would have for the state and the concerns for existing businesses. The program kicks in at the start of 2014 and will allow expanding and start-up companies to locate on or near college campuses and [...]

In Denver, Beat Starts to Pick Up in a Once-Thriving Hub for Jazz

Source: The New York Times At one time, the best place to hear live jazz between St. Louis and San Francisco was along Welton Street in Denver, where Duke and Ella were among the marquee legends stopping by to perform. Dozens of night spots and clubs dotted Welton Street in the predominantly African-American neighborhood of [...]

Extreme Sports in Alaska: Fun on the Snow and Ice [Video]

Source: the New York Times From ice climbing to skijoring, sports help enliven the Alaskan winter.

Report Finds a City Incentive Is Not Producing Enough Affordable Housing

Source: The New York Times For years, New York City has tried to create more affordable housing by encouraging developers to include apartments for low- and middle-income households in return for being allowed to construct bigger buildings. But a new report by the office of City Councilman Brad Lander, a Brooklyn Democrat and housing expert, [...]

Leap Motion in Action [Video]

Source: Fast Company There’s something magical about drawing in a computer paint program by leisurely sliding a finger through the air. As one Fast Company reporter put it while trying Leap Motion’s gesture control technology for the first time: “I feel like God.”