New York education officials released half of the state's 2014 standardized math and English test questions on Wednesday, five months after critics first complained that the questions were confusing and loaded with brand name references that looked like product placement.
The material released by the state Education Department included questions from last spring's tests together with answers and analyses.
That rumor mill wheel keeps turning for Citi Bike. But the Times reports that the bike share system is reaching a deal for a new operator, and that could mean expansion into Queens, north in Manhattan, and east in Brooklyn. Bronx biking will be but a dream for even longer.
Commuters angry at what they call substandard service on the Waterbury branch of Metro-North Railroad scored a victory Thursday with the announcement that the line will have its own advocate.
A replacement for the aging and outdated Port Authority Bus Terminal may be a decade or more away, but officials at the agency said Wednesday they plan to improve commuters' daily experience with a series of smaller measures while rethinking a long-term capital plan to include a new facility.
State agencies have begun adding gender identity to their data collection, part of an effort Gov. Andrew Cuomo said will help the state better meet the needs of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender New Yorkers.