All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘New York’

Lyft Pays $300K to Settle New York Lawsuit

Lyft Pays $300K to Settle New York Lawsuit

Lyft and the New York Attorney General’s office have settled a year-long beef, and Lyft has agreed to pay $300,000 in penalties. The settlement resolves a dispute born in July, 2014, when New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and the New York State Department of Financial Services filed a lawsuit against Lyft claiming the on-demand ride company let its …

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Sheldon Silver’s Millions In Hidden Wealth?

Sheldon Silver, Speaker of the Democrat-controlled Assembly in New York, was arrested Thursday on corruption charges. The 70-year-old politician was accused of taking bribes and kickbacks and masking them as legitimate income. Sheldon Silver was scheduled to appear in court later on Thursday on the charges and his attorney, Joel Cohen, seems pretty confident that all will go well for …

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Chirlane McCray Joins Kate Middleton For New York Tour

Prince William and Kate Middleton are in the US. But while William went off to Washington to talk to President Barack Obama about illegal wildlife trafficking, Kate went to New York to visit a child development center. The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by New York’s First Lady, Chirlane McCray. As the wife of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, …

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Buffalo Snow Pictures Are Either Epic Or The Stuff Of Nightmares: YOU Decide

In Buffalo, New York, there has been so much snow this past week, only pictures can accurately convey the horror. And even then, it might not be quite enough. Buffalo residents find themselves trying to dig out of nearly six feet of snow, all of which fell during the past week. The task of snow removal is a serious matter, …

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Amazon Signs 17-Year Lease For NYC Brick-And-Mortar Location

Last month, we learned that Amazon was planning to open a brick-and-mortar store across the street from the Empire State Building, and on the same street as the Macy’s flagship store. This was according to The Wall Street Journal, which said Amazon would test this physical location concept, and if successful, could expand it to other cities. Well, it looks …

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Freedom Tower: One World Trade Center Officially Open

One World Trade Center is officially open for business. According to a New York Times report publishing company Condé Nast moved employees into the building on Monday, becoming its first tenant. Planning for the building, referred to as the Freedom Tower until 2009, began shortly after the terrorist attacks on the twin towers in 2001. By 2005 planners revealed the …

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Rex Ryan Fired? Not Yet, But Time May Be Running Out For Jets Coach

The number of games Jets head coach Rex Ryan can afford his team to lose right now? Zero. Following an embarrassing 1-6 start to the season, the New York Jets can no longer surrender territory to other NFL teams. With seven games already gone, enough of the season is behind this team that if they do not go on an …

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72% Of NYC Airbnb Are Illegal, Says Attorney General

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a report documenting what it says is “widespread illegality” across Airbnb’s New York City listings. It says evidence indicates that nearly three quarters (72%) of listings in the city violate the law. Of 35,354 private, short-term listings, 25,532 violated either New York State’s Multiple Dwelling Law and/or New York City’s Administrative Code (zoning …

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Gisele Bundchen Stars In New Short Film For Chanel No. 5 Campaign

On Monday, Chanel released a teaser for its new short film starring supermodel Gisele Bundchen as part of the brand’s Chanel No. 5 campaign. Helmed by Australian director Baz Luhrmann, the 15-second teaser was released to hype the full commercial, which dropped on Wednesday. Along with the teaser of the film, titled The One That I Want, Chanel released two …

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Amazon Is Opening A Brick-And-Mortar Store

The biggest shopping site on the web has its sights set on the physical world, and while that might not have a major impact on smaller businesses in the immediate future, it could have a major impact down the road. Are you concerned about Amazon setting up shop in the physical world? Let us know in the comments. Amazon will …

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Square Makes Buying Coffee Easier

Back in May, Square killed the Square Wallet app in favor of a new one called Square Order. The app is described as “the easiest way to order for pickup from local shops, cafes, and restaurants — available in SF and NYC. Choose items you would like to pick up and they will be ready when you arrive.” Users can …

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Nail Art News: Do New York Salons Have A Sanitation Problem?

Getting your nails done is supposed to be a fun girls night out activity, just another aspect of pampering. There are certain things customers shouldn’t have to worry about when thinking of where they’re going to get their newest nail art look. Things like fungi for example. Yep, do not want to think about that. Unfortunately, a troubling article by …

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