Tag Archives: Manhattan

Google Opens Its First Retail Store In Manhattan

The Verge reports: After years of pop-up experiments, Google is finally dipping its toes in the physical retail waters with its first store, located underneath its offices in the Chelsea neighborhood in New York City. It will primarily feature Google’s own hardware products, including Pixel phones, Nest smarthome gadgets, Fitbits, and assorted other devices. There will also be a selection …

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Manhattan’s Vessel To Reopen After Spate Of Suicides

Gothamist reports: Vessel, the hulking Shawarma-like installation in Hudson Yards which closed down in January after a spate of suicides there, will reopen this Friday with a few major changes. Visitors will no longer be able to visit Vessel alone—they have to come in groups of two or more—and they are now charging people $10 to enter at most times. …

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Macy’s Plans Massive Tower Above Flagship NYC Store

The New York Post reports: Macy’s advanced its plan to build a giant office tower atop its Herald Square flagship store on Monday, announcing that it would spend $235 million to upgrade transit infrastructure at the site and to create other public amenities. Macy’s, Inc., CEO Jeff Gennette said, “We are doubling down on our commitment to New York by …

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Manhattan DA: No More Prostitution Prosecutions

Just in via press release: Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, Jr., today announced the Office’s new policy to decline-to-prosecute prostitution and unlicensed massage, and appeared virtually in Manhattan Criminal Court and moved to dismiss 914 Prostitution and Unlicensed Massage cases – in line with the Office’s new policy – preventing unnecessary future contacts with the criminal justice system, eliminating the …

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Prosecutors Investigate Trump’s Manhattan Properties

The Wall Street Journal reports: New York prosecutors are investigating financial dealings around some of Donald Trump’s signature Manhattan properties, extending the known range of the criminal probe of the former president and his company, according to people familiar with the matter. The people said Manhattan prosecutors are examining loans Mr. Trump took out on his flagship Fifth Avenue building, …

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LIVE VIDEO: 94th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The New York Post reports: The 94th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may not have been canceled by the coronavirus, but there are some radical alterations to help adhere to social-distancing mandates for 2020. The biggest change: The bash will be tailored exclusively to television audiences. Despite the new format, organizers promise an equally grand spectacle. “Thanksgiving looks a lot …

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NYC’s 9/11 Tribute Back On After Cuomo Steps In

Gothamist reports: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum had announced Thursday that its annual Tribute in Light—the dual beams of light that commemorates the victims of the September 11th terror attacks—would not be lit on the 19th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, with organizers citing the health risks of the pandemic to crews who help install the lights. …

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Pre-Dawn Power Outage Hits Manhattan And Queens

NBC New York reports: A massive power outage struck Friday morning in the upper part of Manhattan, knocking out not only lights but also cellphone service, and a short time later power went out in a large chunk of Queens as well. At one point it was pitch black as far as the eye could see along Broadway north of …

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NYC May See Crackdown On Outdoor Drinking [VIDEO]

CBS New York reports: Social distancing guidelines appeared to have gone out the window in various popular areas of Manhattan over the weekend. Video and photos posted on social media show crowds of people gathered outside bars and restaurants on the Upper East Side and in the East Village on Friday night. While current rules allow for people to get …

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Manhattan Sees Record Number Of Vacant Apartments

CNBC reports: Manhattan had its worst May in a decade for new rental leases, as residents leave the city and the real estate industry remains on lockdown, according to a new report. New leases fell 62% last month, according to a report from Miller Samuel and Douglas Elliman. May also saw the largest year-over-year increase in new listings in nearly …

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Saks Wraps Flagship Manhattan Store In Razor Wire

The New York Post reports: Saks Fifth Avenue surrounded its flagship Manhattan store with razor wire on Tuesday to keep thieves from smashing their way in and making off with troves of expensive merchandise, The Post has learned. The luxury retailer has also hired private security guards with specially trained dogs to protect the premises in the wake of Monday …

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NYC Sees Calmer Night, Little Looting, But 280 Arrests

ABC News reports: The NYPD made about 280 arrests during Tuesday night/Wednesday morning protests, a lower tally than previous nights, as the city came under an 8 p.m. curfew and stopped for-hire vehicles, CitiBikes and rental scooters that vandals had used to cause trouble. There were fewer officers injured as well with only two suffering minor injuries. There was less …

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NYPD Officers Run Over In Bronx, Greenwich Village

The New York Daily News reports: Startling video obtained by the Daily News shows an SUV full of suspected looters ram into a police officer trying to stop them in Greenwich Village early Monday. The video shows several men running along W. 8th St. just after 3:20 a.m., items in their arms. Three hop into a waiting SUV, as a …

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Looters Again Rampage Across Manhattan [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Disturbing footage shows swarms of looters rushing into one of the world’s most famous stores — Macy’s flagship on Herald Square — as Midtown descended into chaos overnight. One overhead video showed looters racing into one of the entrances Monday night — with only a small unexplained explosion seeming to halt the rush. “NYC curfew …

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Looters Ransack Posh NYC Stores, Hundreds Arrested

CBS News York reports: The NYPD made hundreds of arrests overnight as protest continued across the country over the death of George Floyd in police custody. Video shows luxury stores, like Chanel, targeted in SoHo. Fireworks were set off and some windows smashed as large crowds gathered in the street. Police said approximately 250 people were arrested, six officers suffered …

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Chrysler Building To Get Viewing Deck After 75 Years

Oh look, normal news. The New York Post reports: It’s the Chrysler Building’s time to shine. The Art Deco skyscraper, built in 1928, is getting a brand-new observation deck. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously approved building owner RFR Realty’s proposal for a glass-walled viewing platform that will be open to the public. Alongside architecture firm Gensler, RFR presented renderings …

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Phone Data Shows 420,000 NYC Residents Have Fled

The New York Times reports: Hundreds of thousands of New York City residents, in particular those from the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods, left as the coronavirus pandemic hit, an analysis of multiple sources of aggregated smartphone location data has found. Roughly 5 percent of residents — or about 420,000 people — left the city between March 1 and May 1. In …

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Amazon To Open Offices In Manhattan’s Hudson Yards

CBS News reports: Amazon is coming to New York City after all. The company is planning to open up an office space in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. The office will reportedly be a base for 1,500 employees in the consumer and advertising departments. The announcement comes after a tumultuous fight earlier in the …

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Manhattan To Get Another Chance To Boo Trump

The New York Times reports: President Trump may have officially declared himself a full-time Florida resident, but for some reason he keeps returning to his hometown. Organizers of New York City’s Veterans Day Parade announced on Wednesday that Mr. Trump would help kick off the event on Monday at Madison Square Park in Manhattan, the first president to do so. …

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Man Apprehended In Manhattan Subway Terror Scare

The New York Post reports: The person of interest who sparked an evacuation in Lower Manhattan in the rice cooker subway scare has been apprehended, cops said Saturday. The arrest unfolded around 1 a.m. in the Bronx, where police also took a shopping cart into evidence, cell phone video shows. The Friday morning incident sent the morning rush into a …

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