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Last week, NYU's Rudin Center of Transportation released a detailed report about which neighborhoods in the city have the best—and worst—job access for residents. And—surprise!—many of the places with the worst access to jobs are also those with either limited access to subways and buses and/or extremely long commutes to the neighborhoods with the most employment opportunities. These are, not coincidentally, also the areas with proportionally small numbers of college graduates and higher levels...
Did you know that the New York City Parks Department has a full-time blacksmith shop that operates on 86th street? And that it still employs smiths to make things like fenceposts, lanterns, keys, and other sundry metal items? Both are true, and if it's always been your dream to use an anvil in a professional capacity, you're in luck. The Parks Department is looking for a blacksmith, with a yearly salary to the tune of...
Earlier this year, Ben Schippers and Will Schenk, the co-founders of software engineering firm HappyFunCorp, taught a short-term practicum at Bates College, the esteemed liberal arts institution in Lewiston, Maine. The course was called Digital Innovation, and focused on the “tools, techniques and practices used by digital innovators as they develop, design and test products.” Students were taught coding, design, marketing, entrepreneurship skills, and project management; more importantly, Schippers and Schenk were explicit in...
As New Yorkers, we are all too familiar with that deep-seeded feeling of dread that inevitably comes with a new job search. (And if you’re not? Well, we both envy and despise you.) One of the toughest parts of looking for a job is the sense you’re going at it alone, with no support. Wouldn’t it be nice if someone were there to provide a shoulder for you to lean on? In the video below,...

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