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How do you win a $10,000 scholarship? All 16-year-old Vera Zarubin had to do was demonstrate how to harness the heat generated by a device like a smartphone and turn that waste energy into electricity. more
A new tenant is about to move into the 5740 Broadway shopping center. more
About an hour before the moon began to eclipse the sun on Monday, kids in the Spuyten Duyvil library were refashioning cereal boxes as pinhole viewers. Earlier in the day, an announcement on WNYC named the Spuytin Duyvil library as one of the locations offering free eclipse glasses, which brought throngs of people to the library's doorstep only to find that there weren't any glasses actually there. more
With more than 650,000 potential members and growing in the Bronx alone, Netflix might have a big competitor for its online streaming service. And it’s coming from the most unlikely place — the library. more
It’s finally a done deal. The New York Public Library finalized a deal Aug. 16 to purchase the land and vacant building for the Van Cortlandt Village branch at 3882 Cannon Place. more
Call it love at first bark. As Beth Marchand approached a mobile pet adoption van parked outside a Petco on Sunday, Muenster the 1-year-old shih tzu mix affectionately leapt onto her. more
Last week, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon came to Lehman College with an upbeat message, exhorting young audience members to believe in the power of their voices. more
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  A couple enjoys an afternoon full of chocolate and wine during a Valentine’s Day event at Wave Hill on Sunday. more
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