Articles written by: Nick DeSantis

Rebuilding Detroit: A booming TechTown
Business / Special Reports

Rebuilding Detroit: A booming TechTown

A 100,000 square foot technology park and business incubator brings entrepreneurs from across southeast Michigan.

Spring thaw reveals new obstacle for drivers
Audio / Features / Multimedia

Spring thaw reveals new obstacle for drivers

Bedbugs received plenty of attention last year, but this spring, a different menace is terrorizing New York. Pavement’s Nick DeSantis hit the streets to witness the damage it’s causing – up close and personal. Altarv1.mp3

Green Taxis Act paves way for hybrid fleet
News

Green Taxis Act paves way for hybrid fleet

The Green Taxis Act would allow city officials to set higher fuel efficiency standards.

Multimedia / Video

Lawmakers propose regulations for curbside bus industry

Members of the city and state legislature are considering legislation to regulate New York’s curbside bus industry.

Video

New iPhone app may mean more time for MTA commuters

Columbia University student launches SubwayArrival, a free app that tracks MTA trains live.

Brooklyn commuters face MTA construction, longterm delays
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Brooklyn commuters face MTA construction, longterm delays

The MTA’s recent launch of the Culver Viaduct project is causing headaches.

NYC Cold: Coney Island’s Nathan’s Famous attract tourists in the bitter cold
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NYC Cold: Coney Island’s Nathan’s Famous attract tourists in the bitter cold

Nathan’s hot dogs is comfort food for cold New Yorkers and tourists.

Philadelphia Life: Underground music scene thrives
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Philadelphia Life: Underground music scene thrives

PHILADELPHIA – Winter coats, gloves, and wool scarves are atypical rock concert attire, but Saturday night’s audience at The Ox, an underground music venue in north Philadelphia, had little choice but to bundle up. Save for a belching space heater and the embers of lit cigarettes, the formerly abandoned warehouse had no heat. The crowd didn’t dance. They happily shivered […]

Few vendors remain in historic market
News

Few vendors remain in historic market

These days, Jose Cintron doesn’t carve as much pork as he used to. He doesn’t even have enough customers to keep his hands dirty.

NYC Marathon: Punk rock in Park Slope
Arts / Features

NYC Marathon: Punk rock in Park Slope

Steel Wolf, a self-proclaimed “loud rawk” band from Long Island, entertained marathon spectators in Park Slope, Brooklyn with their crude and humorous blend of punk rock.