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  1. How Thanksgiving Took The Place Of An Awesome Military CelebrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | Silicon Alley Insider

    Print showing a man on a flagpole replacing the British flag with an American flag as the British fleet departs New York Harbor. If you asked a New Yorker, or anyone from the Northeastern Seaboard for that matter, 150 years ago if they were excited for Thanksgiving you would have received a blank stare.


  2. Protesters Shut Down New York Bridges Over Ferguson DecisionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 24 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Thousands of protesters gathered in New York's Union Square and marched through the city following the decision by a grand jury to not indict police officer Darren Wilson , who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August. Following the grand jury's decision, crowds marched north from Union Square towards into Times Square and south through Washington Square Park before heading east, towards Brooklyn.


  3. Get Out of Manhattan: The Best Things To Do In The Outer BoroughsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 6 | Silicon Alley Insider

    There's Astoria, Crown Heights, Elmhurst, Bushwick, Greenpoint, Long Island City, Flushing, and 300 other neighborhoods in this city of 8 million people. I've just moved here, and I've been exploring some of what this huge place has to offer.


  4. These Maps Show Exactly How Much Hipsters Have Taken Over New York City In The Last Five YearsRead the original story

    Friday Oct 31 | Silicon Alley Insider

    In the past few years, hipsters have become so ubiquitous in New York City that they've come to define certain neighborhoods: P that show exactly how much hipsters have taken over New York City in the last five years. Their maps, spanning from 2010 to 2014, document how often people mention the It should come as no surprise that in 2010 almost all of the hipsters were hanging around Williamsburg and the Lower East Side.


  5. Why Google Loves Hiring From Teach For AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    A company spokesperson tells Business Insider that there are currently more than 100 people at Google who previously did Teach for America , a two-year program that places elite college graduates as teachers in under-resourced urban and rural public schools. Google loves hiring people from the program because it requires new graduates to think on their feet and achieve success in a challenging new environment, two traits the company feels people will need to master once they get to Google.


  6. Here's The Astounding View From The Top Of New York's Tallest Apartment BuildingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 17, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    The luxury condo stands at 1,396 feet, slightly taller than One World Trade Center, which is 1,362 feet tall . It contains 104 condos, including ten floors of penthouses.


  7. Check Out The Insane Amount Of Good Food That Starbucks And Trader Joe's Throw Out Every NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Dumpster diver Robert Hernandez looks through garbage bags outside of the Starbucks at Court and Joralemon streets in Brooklyn, New York. "I had my qualms about diving, but once I got started, I knew I would never stop," Robert Hernandez tells me before pulling a heavy black garbage bag up from the street curb.


  8. I Went 'Dumpster Diving' And Was Stunned By How Much Good Food America Throws AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Avid dumpster diver Robert Hernandez looks through garbage bags outside of Starbucks on Court St and Joralemon St in Brooklyn. "I had my qualms about diving, but once I got started, I knew I would never stop," Robert Hernandez tells me before pulling a heavy black garbage bag up from the street curb.


  9. 5 Reasons Amazon Should Open Brick-And-Mortar StoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Racks of shoes wait to be photographed at Amazon's Fashion Studio in Brooklyn, New York. Opening physical retail stores could help Amazon's fashion business.


  10. The 25 Coolest New Businesses In BrooklynRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Often chided as the "hipster" or "stroller central" outer borough, Brooklyn, New York, is home to a thriving and diverse small business scene. We scoured its 71 square miles, as far north as Greenpoint and deep as Bay Ridge, to find the shops, restaurants, bars, and startups worth the trek from Manhattan.


  11. Check Out Etsy's Offices, Which Are As Artsy And Quirky As Its Own WebsiteRead the original story

    Sep 22, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Etsy, the online marketplace that specializes in crafts and other artistic items , has a gorgeous office space in Brooklyn, New York. The company has been profitable since 2009, thanks to the site's more than 1 million active sellers, who made $895 million on goods last year.


  12. Here's The Wild New Plan To Connect New York's Boroughs With A $100 Million Gondola SystemRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Real estate firm CityRealty has unveiled a proposal for an urban gondola system, known as the East River Skyway , that would connect Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. The design was presented at the Massey Knakal Brooklyn Real Estate Summit by Daniel Levy, president of CityRealty, and was inspired by the efficiency of high-speed gondolas in London, Rio de Janeiro, and Germany.


  13. Meet Grace Choi, A Harvard Brainiac Who Is Showing The World How To...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    In May, Grace Choi presented a startup at New York technology conference, TechCrunch Disrupt. Her idea seemed too good to be true.


  14. Remember CYNK? A New Report Says It Might Be Tied To A $500 Million Money-Laundering SchemeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Faux reports that this week, U.S. prosecutors brought charges against a group of men that worked on the same floor, of the same office building in Belize that Cynk listed as its address in regulatory filings . U.S. prosecutors chasing an alleged $500 million money-laundering and penny-stock manipulation scheme brought charges this week in federal court in Brooklyn, New York against a group of men who worked on the same floor of a Belize office building that Cynk listed as its address.


  15. Ex-Aeropostale Executive Gets Eight Years Prison Over KickbacksRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Christopher Finazzo, a former executive vice president and chief merchandising officer at Aeropostale, was also ordered by U.S. District Judge Roslynn Mauskopf in Brooklyn, New York, to forfeit more than $25 million and pay the company $13.7 million in restitution.


  16. A Rare Look Inside New York City's Only U.S. Military BaseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    New York City's only army base is nestled between the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and the neighborhood of Bay Ridge in Brooklyn.


  17. Lyft Reached An Agreement With New York And Will Launch TodayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Still, those concessions mean Lyft will be able to operate in all of New York's boroughs, not just Brooklyn and Queens, which was the original plan.


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    Jul 11, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    Lyft will not launch on schedule in New York City on Friday night, despite a week of promises from the company to launch in the Big Apple.


  19. Lyft Is Delaying Its New York Launch Until July 14 Because It Ignored The LawRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    "As it has done in every other city in which it operates, defendant has simply waltzed into New York and set up shop while defying every law passed whose very purpose is to protect the People of the State of New York," the order says.


  20. 5 Vintage Photos Of The New York Police DepartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 3, 2014 | Silicon Alley Insider

    New York's finest get to see every side of the city - from Times Square on New Year's Eve to the seedy underbelly of the subways.


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