GE wind turbines in the horizon at the Fântânele-Cogealac Wind Farm in Romania, the largest wind farm in Europe. Shot by Chris New.
Tellason’s jeans are pure American — the White Oak Cone denim from Greensboro, NC, is cut and sewed in San Francisco, CA.
Such a cool process and legacy at KA-BAR’s plant in Olean, NY. Great to see this kind of work happening here in the U.S>
The County of Kings
At 2.6 million residents, it’s the largest borough, holding almost a third of the 8.3 million who inhabit the most populous U.S. metropolis. It’s Brooklyn! Brooklyn’s cachet as a global brand and epitome of urban hipsterdom is shifting New York City’s center of gravity, reducing the supremacy of Manhattan across the East River and exerting more influence on New York’s political, economic and cultural life. It’s creating jobs and adding residents at a faster pace than any other borough, sparking a boom in commercial development to supply the new masses.
More from the Bloomberg News report by Henry Goldman:
- Private-sector jobs in Brooklyn increased 26 percent between 2003 and last year, to 503,572 from 401,071, the biggest percentage gain among the five boroughs in the past decade, according to Labor Department data. By comparison, Manhattan jobs rose 13 percent in the same period, to almost 2 million from 1.75 million.
- The borough that recorded 158,000 major crimes in 1990 had fewer than 36,000 last year, an 80 percent drop.
- In the past decade, the average residential sales price more than doubled to $688,334 from $336,238, according to Miller Samuel Inc., a real-estate appraiser.
- Brooklyn’s 3.5 percent population growth between 2010 and 2013 made it the city’s fastest-growing area, and its 16-member delegation is the largest in the 51-seat city council.
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This is an all-too-familiar story: a young man or woman enlists in the U.S. military, completes their service — whatever that might be — and then finds themselves in a difficult period of transitioning back into civilian life. Sometimes, they’re carrying burdens from that service. Sometimes, they think the skills and qualities instilled into them through the military can’t translate to the lives that most Americans are living. And, in many cases, they truly struggle to find good work, which is fundamental to stabilizing the overall transition.
Really enjoyed putting this piece together.
Hugh Herr heads MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics research group. He gave an inspiring speech at TED in March about his work developing advanced prosthetics and exoskeletons. Watch the whole speech below and learn about the future of bionic humans and cyborgs.
Such cool technology.