Forcing a U-turn on tips reverses Uber’s NYC gains

Uber may be required to provide passengers a way to tip their drivers via their app in New York City if a plan by city’s taxi regulator is put into place. Professor Alex Susskind is an expert on consumer behavior and satisfaction at the Hotel School at the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business. Just […]

NYC homeless shelter expansion plan a Band-Aid, not solution

The city will square off with Crown Heights residents in court Friday morning looking to delay or stop the opening of a homeless shelter on Bergen Street. Mayor de Blasio recently announced plans to open 90 new shelters over five years, in hopes of tackling the decades-long homelessness crisis in New York City. Laura Tach, […]

Five-cent bag ‘tax’ in NYC is likely to cut use in half

New York City shoppers will soon have to pay 5 cents for disposable bags, as city council members have approved a measure to require some retailers to collect a fee on paper or plastic bags. Tatiana Homonoff, a behavioral economist and assistant professor at Cornell University’s Department of Policy Analysis and Management, conducted a study […]

Cornell names Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering in recognition of the leadership of philanthropist

ITHACA, N.Y. – A combined $50 million commitment from Robert F. Smith, founder, chairman and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, and the foundation of which he is a founding director will support chemical and biomolecular engineering and African-American and female students at Cornell University’s College of Engineering. The gift will also create a unique fellowship […]

Soda law ruling best for consumers and retailers, says economist

David Just, food marketing and economics expert and professor at Cornell University’s Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, says the decision by New York’s highest court to not reinstate laws limiting the size of sodas sold in New York City is the right choice.  Just says:  “It is amusing how much effort […]

Learn how urban green spaces raise the health and economy of New York City neighborhoods

WHAT:          Philip Silva, graduate researcher in natural sciences at Cornell University will discuss his research showing the health, social, economic and ecological benefits of farms and gardens throughout all five boroughs during a journalist-only lunch. WHEN:          At this month’s Inside Cornell, Wednesday, May 21, from noon to 1 p.m. WHERE:        Cornell’s ILR Conference […]

Riverside Research Inks Global Licensing Agreement for MarketMaker – Announces Partnership with Cornell University Cooperative Extension-New York City

New York City – Cornell University Cooperative Extension-New York City announces a new partnership with Riverside Research and a renewed commitment to expanded information technology supporting statewide, national, and international agriculture development through MarketMaker. Riverside Research, a not-for-profit company chartered to advance scientific research in the public interest and in support of the United States […]

Byzantine roots of Trade Center church offer hope, hint at ancient tensions

Benjamin Anderson is a professor of art history who specializes in late antique and Byzantine art, architecture and visual culture; as well as the cosmology of the medieval world. He offers his insight into eight recently released images of the new St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church designed by architect Santiago Calatrava, a resurrection of the […]