Tag Archives: NYC

Luxury Chain Henri Bendel To Close All Stores [VIDEO]

Fortune Magazine reports: After 123 years in business, department store Henri Bendel is closing up shop for good after the holiday season. Known for its brown-and-white-striped bags, Henri Bendel was founded in 1895 by its namesake, a designer from Louisiana. When L Brands acquired Henri Bendel in 1985, it was by far the most luxury holding in its portfolio of …

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NYC To Offer Third Gender Option On Birth Certificates

NBC News reports: People born in New York City who don’t identify as male or female will soon be able to select a nonbinary gender category on their birth certificates. The New York City Council and Board of Health voted on Wednesday to include a third gender category, “X,” on birth certificates starting Jan. 1, 2019. Furthermore, the legislation will …

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UK Paper: Michael Bloomberg To Launch 2020 WH Bid

The Times Of London reports: Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire founder of a business news empire, is preparing to run for president as a Democrat, The Times understands. Mr Bloomberg, 76, a former mayor of New York with a personal fortune of more than $50 billion, has previously considered running as an independent but decided against it in 2012 for fear …

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Subway Station Destroyed On 9/11 Reopens [VIDEO]

ABC New York reports: For the first time since the September 11th terror attacks 17 years ago, a 1 train pulled into a previously destroyed subway station at the World Trade Center. The new World Trade Center Cortlandt station is now complete. It is fully accessible and has digital, state of the art real-time train schedules. On Friday, MTA contractors …

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New York City’s Legendary Village Voice Shutters

Gothamist reports: Three years after buying The Village Voice, and a year after the paper shut down its print edition, owner Peter Barbey told the remaining staff today that the publication will no longer be posting any new stories. “Today is kind of a sucky day,” Barbey told the staff, according to audio obtained by Gothamist. “Due to, basically, business …

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De Blasio Revives Streetcar Plan For NYC Waterfront

The New York Post reports: Mayor de Blasio is trying to jump-start his stalled streetcar with a new route and study. The city announced Thursday a route and environmental review for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector streetcar, a trolley known as the BQX that would run along the boroughs’ waterfront. The new BQX plan has been chopped down to an 11-mile route, …

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Cohen Sells $7M Stake In NYC Apartment Buildings

Bloomberg reports: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney who recently pleaded guilty to campaign-finance and tax crimes, has sold his interest in two Manhattan apartment buildings, public records show. Cohen sold his stakes in 330 East 63rd St. and 133 Ave. D earlier this month, according to documents filed with New York City. The records show a combined …

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David Koch Buys $40 Million Upper East Side Mansion

The New York Post reports: It’s good to be David and Julia Koch. New York’s richest couple just bought an Upper East Side mansion on a whim — for $40 million in cash, sources told The Post. They came upon the 15,000-square-foot home when they visited a ritzy decorator show house earlier this summer. The Kochs liked the stately mansion …

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Kushner Company Fined $210K For False Documents Claiming Its Buildings Had No Rent-Regulated Tenants

The Associated Press reports: The Kushner family real estate company has been fined $210,000 by New York City regulators following an Associated Press investigation that showed it routinely filed false documents with the city claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in its buildings when it, in fact, had hundreds. The false documents allowed the company to escape extra scrutiny during …

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New York City’s Tabloids Tee Off On Pecker Plot

The New York Post reports: American Media CEO David Pecker is expected to go to market next month in a bid to raise about $425 million to refinance debt. The controversy surrounding his role in helping federal authorities win a guilty plea from Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, can’t help the situation. Pecker and AMI Chief Content Officer …

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Taxi Regulator To Cohen: Felons Can’t Own Medallions

The New York Post reports: In yet another blow to Michael Cohen, the city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission has given him less than two weeks to transfer all his yellow cab medallions — under threat of having them revoked. Cohen owns 10 medallions that he purchased in the 1990s, according to TLC officials. The agency didn’t immediately have information on …

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NYC To Replace Infamous Rikers Island Jail Complex With Small “Community-Based” Jails In Four Boroughs

CBS News reports: New York City unveiled an ambitious plan on Wednesday to replace the notorious Rikers Island jail complex with four smaller lockups located in densely populated neighborhoods, including turning an Art Deco government building that went up in lower Manhattan in 1930 into a tower for up to 1,500 inmates. Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials …

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MANHATTAN: Homocon Runs For New York Senate

Homocon Pete Holmberg is running for the New York Senate against eight-term Democratic Sen. Liz Krueger, who has represented my Upper East Side district in Manhattan since winning a special election in 2002. From the below campaign video: My name is Pete Holmberg, and The New York Republican County Committee produced this video for me to share my experience as …

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REPORT: New York Yankees Planning Significant Events To Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of Stonewall Riots

Sports New York reports: According to major league sources, the Yankees have been quietly planning significant events for next season to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, a seminal event in both the history of LGBTQ rights and New York City. While a Yankees spokesman said it was too early to confirm any specifics of the 2019 promotional …

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New York City Braces For 15-Month L Train Shutdown

The New York Post reports: It appears that the Williamsburg exodus has begun — with apartment inventory shooting up by 25 percent and rent slipping back down to 2015 prices — thanks to the L-train shutdown. Local hipsters are apparently heading for the hills as the final day of service fast approaches. “The shutdown is eight months away, which means …

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Neo-Nazis Rally In Upper Manhattan Park [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: A neo-Nazi hate group held a rally in Fort Tryon park in Inwood on Saturday, waving American flags as well as flags with their organization’s logo, an inverted triangle symbol from Germanic folklore. Photos show a gaggle of bigoted white men parading through the park with a large banner declaring “STOP THE INVASION, END IMMIGRATION,” which they unfurled …

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NEW YORK CITY: Manhattan District Attorney Unveils End To Most Marijuana Arrests Starting Tomorrow

Via press release: Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today released the D.A.’s Office’s new policy to decline to prosecute marijuana possession and smoking cases, effective tomorrow, August 1. The policy, which is included below, is expected to reduce Manhattan marijuana prosecutions from approximately 5,000 per year to fewer than 200 per year, a 96% reduction. “Every day I …

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New York City Seeks To Rein In Ride-Hailing Services

The New York Times reports: New York City officials are moving to cap the number of vehicles driving for Uber and other ride-hailing services as part of an aggressive move to address mounting concerns that their explosive growth has led to worsening congestion and low driver wages. The legislation being considered by the City Council would make New York the …

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