Hear Common’s Brad Hargreaves talk about scaling startups – The founder of Brooklyn coliving startup Common appeared on the Twenty Minute VC podcast to talk about building a business.Brad Hargreaves spoke with host Harry Stebbings about getting a company to scale, which is interesting for a real-estate startup with very IRL roots.“Why does Brad think that in a scalable business not every element has to scale?” the Twenty Minute VC website teases. “What does he mean by this? What proportion of elements have to scale? What are the inflection points in scaling that suggest potential for venture returns?” Listen Last we checked, Common was doing some scaling: Two new houses in Ridgewood and Prospect-Lefferts Garden will bring Common to 14 homes in four cities. -30-
NYPD officer injured by gunman released from hospital – A police officer received a hero’s greeting Friday afternoon as he left Jamaica Hospital, having been shot three times just a day before.
Art at the Limits: City Gallery of New York – As part of our Art at the Limits focus on the intersection of art and policy in New York City, we’ve invited readers to share their art with us—photos, other visual art, music, drama and more. We aren’t collecting arts listings here. (Those can be submitted to our Events calendar.) We want to see and show the art itself. If you’ve something to share, upload it here. Once a week, we’ll be choosing our favorite city art and story submission and sending the winner a $20 Amazon Gift Card.* * * * * * * * Maria Gallardo“Wisdom and Knowledge Shall be the Stability of Thy Times.” Something for all to think about. (Taken at Rockefeller Center, NY). * * […]
Man who shot cop, took his own life said ‘he couldn’t function’ – The gunman who shot an NYPD cop before taking his own life told his father recently that “he couldn’t function.” “It’s a very bad tragedy we’re going through right now,” Amar Sookdeo, 58, told the Daily News on Friday as he stood in a blood-splattered Brooklyn hallway, just feet from where his son killed himself. “It would have been worse if the cop had been killed,” he added. Sookdeo’s 29-year-old son Andy had argued with his mother “and he just started screaming,” the distraught dad said. The mom called the police. Cop shot twice in his bulletproof vest leaves hospital And then, when Officer Hart Nguyen arrived, the unthinkable happened. “I don’t know where he got the guns, that’s what […]