All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘New York City’

Amazon Tries Bicycle Messengers For Package Delivery

This probably doesn’t surprise anyone, but Amazon is now trying out bicycle messengers for package delivery, because why wouldn’t it? MarketWatch reports: In its latest attempt to take on brick-and-mortar retailers, Amazon.com Inc. is testing plans to offer deliveries within an hour in New York City by using bike messengers. The new service is being referred to as Amazon Prime …

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AmazonFresh Heads To New York City

Amazon is launching its grocery delivery service AmazonFresh in New York on Friday, according to a report from Re/code, which previously reported that the launch was coming this month. Amazon first introduced the service in Seattle last year, before expanding it into California areas like Los Angeles and San Francisco. This would be the first the East Coast has seen …

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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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Ebola Scare: NYC Doctors Declare False Alarm

As the list of fatalities related to the Ebola virus grows, so grows with it a sense of paranoia that it’s just a matter of time before the virus crosses the ocean and affects Americans en masse. And yet this hasn’t happened, not since the disease was first identified in the mid 1970s. Recently Americans have felt an increased sense …

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Coffee Prices At Starbucks Rising

Coffee may be America’s favorite drink, but prices are rising at one of the most popular coffee chains in the world, Starbucks. On Thursday, prices rose between 5 and 20 cents. That may not seem very high, but the cost looks like it will just go up from here on out. Reuters reported that Starbucks made the price hike announcement …

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Gay Pride Parade 2014 Kicks Off In New York City And Across The U.S.

The annual Pride Parade kicked off in New York City on Sunday where lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and supporters marched around the city to celebrate same-sex marriage triumphs. Fifth Avenue became a sea of colors as thousands of people marched and waved their flags to celebrate. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio were …

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Comcast Wants to Put Its Logo Atop 30 Rock in Attempt to Become Black Hole of American Hatred

At 30 Rockefeller plaza stands one of New York City’s most recognizable skyscrapers. Hoisted atop the 70-story home of NBC offices and studios sits a giant GE logo. But you’d be more likely to hear the building called ’30 Rock’ or even the ‘RCA Building’ – the former due to its address, of course, and the latter due to its …

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David Schwimmer: ‘Friends’ Star in Right Place at Right Time

David Schwimmer of Friends fame was in the right place at the right time this Memorial Day Weekend–or at least his security cameras were. Schwimmer’s New York City residence is replete with several installed security cameras that keep watch on what is going on both inside and outside the actor’s home. When a crime was committed near his home this …

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New York Hotels: Great Deals For Spring Trips

There is nothing like visiting the Big Apple during the spring. The weather is mild and you can finally take a stroll down the street without freezing or needing a heavy coat. There are also many attractions and experiences that are best in the spring. Another reason many people like to visit New York City in the spring is because …

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New York Hotels Will Never Change If Airbnb Isn’t Allowed To Flourish

New York hotels are notorious for being ridiculously expensive. Well, they are if you have your eyes set on one of many extravagant locations seen in film throughout the years. For the person staying in New York on a budget, you can either get a room in a crummy hotel on the outskirts or stay in somebody’s house via Airbnb. …

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George Clooney Engaged to International Lawyer Amal Alamuddin

Actor and human rights activist George Clooney is reportedly engaged to international lawyer Amal Alamuddin. Rumors started swirling Saturday when Clooney and Alamuddin were spotted having dinner at a Malibu, CA restaurant with Clooney’s longtime friends Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber. Observers reported that Alamuddin was wearing a “huge ring” on her left ring finger as the two couples dined …

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Carriage Horse Ban Stalled In New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio is halting his plan to get rid of the horse carriages in New York City. Many citizens showed their support for the horse-drawn carriage industry, which has been one of the prime features of Central Park for over 150 years. Now, the mayor is almost in his fourth month of office, and there is resistance from …

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