Lou Reed’s family and friends are hosting a gathering at the Lincoln Center Terrace from 1-4 today. It’s open to the public and billed on his Facebook page as “no speeches. no live performances, just Lou's voice, guitar music & songs - playing the recordings selected by his family and friends.”
Today marks the first day of school for New York City public school students. (This year begins later than most previous years because of the Rosh Hashanah holiday.)
A lovely day to walk your kids to school, partly cloudy, high of 74. [Full forecast]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan gathered Monday to announce speed camera enforcement near schools is slated to begin on Sept. 9, the city's first day of the new school year. The five-year program will include mobile and fixed cameras at unmarked locations that have been decided based on a number of factors, including: crash data and road geometry.
New York City parents can check an online database to see how their public school children performed on new state reading and math exams this spring.
The New York Archdiocese will close 24 Roman Catholic schools in a cost-saving move.
Superstorm Sandy forced many New York schools to remain closed for a week. And now, parents and students are wondering when and if school days will be made up.
The NAACP has filed a complaint charging an admissions test given at eight elite New York City high schools discriminates against blacks and Latinos.
Students from Accion Academy in the Bronx unveiled a new piece of public art in Crotona Park. The piece, a painted lunchroom table, was created through LeAp (Learning Through an Expanded Arts Program).