All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘New York’

Amazon Is Reportedly Pulling Its Nazi Imagery From Subway Cars

Amazon Is Reportedly Pulling Its Nazi Imagery From Subway Cars

As earlier reported, Amazon plastered Nazi-esque imagery all over subway cars in New York City to promote its new original series Man in the High Castle. The show, based on a novel by Philip K Dick, tells of an alternate history in which the Axis powers won the second World War. While Amazon’s Nazi imagery all ties in directly with …

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Internet Providers Probed Over Broadband Speeds

Internet Providers Probed Over Broadband Speeds

Are you really getting the internet speed you think you’re getting? Three internet service providers – Verizon, Cablevision, and Time Warner Cable – have received a letter from New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman asking them to provide any and all documents they have on “disclosures they have made to customers, as well as copies of any testing they may …

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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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Lea Michele Calls New York Her Home

Lea Michele is a fan of big family dinners, and that’s what she reportedly yearns for when life seems just a bit too crazy for her liking. The Glee star who mourned the death of boyfriend and costar Cory Monteith a year ago, lives in Los Angeles but grew up in New York. And it’s New York she heads for …

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Missing Amish Girls Being Sought in New York

Police are currently asking for any and all assistance in a missing children case in Oswegatchie, New York, a town in upstate New York only 10 miles from the Canadian border. The two young girls – Fannie Miller, age 12, and Delila Miller, age 7, were last seen at 7:20 pm Wednesday afternoon. The two were sent by their parents …

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Richard Gere Survived Homelessness, But Can’t Find A Buyer For Hampton Home

Richard Gere is just wrapping up his movie, Time Out of Mind, in which he plays a homeless man. He’s been doing such a good job, that people have mistaken his homelessness as genuine. They’ve done things like giving him cold leftover pizza. He is now apparently so much an expert on homelessness, that other stars will call him up …

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Ariana Grande Says Emotional Good-Bye to Grandfather on Twitter

Ariana Grande has used her Instagram and Twitter feeds to craft what constitutes an emotional good-bye to her grandfather, who passed away on Tuesday. This morning Grande announced that her grandfather had lost his battle with cancer and thanked her fans for their support throughout his illness: “thank you for your continuous love & light over the past few weeks… …

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Brooklyn Bridge Flags Were Bleached American Flags

Two mysterious white flags set atop the Brooklyn Bridge on Tuesday morning have stumped local authorities, and now there’s word that they were American flags that had been bleached. The lights placed on the bridge that illuminate the flags were covered with large aluminum pans, and surveillance video shows the lights appear to flicker and then go out; a little …

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Mother Abandons Baby On Subway Platform

The woman who abandoned her baby in a stroller on a New York subway platform has been arrested. The woman, identified as twenty-year-old Frankea Dabbs, was reportedly seen pushing the stroller out of the subway car on Monday, July 7. However, the woman did not get out of the car, but instead let the doors close in front of her, …

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Cannabis Zombies in Colorado Held at Bay

For decades, small groups have tried to convince average Americans of a few simple facts about marijuana. They spoke to anyone who would listen about how no one ever overdosed on marijuana. They tirelessly campaigned against the mistaken notion that Reefer Madness was a documentary. They produced one scholarly paper after another showing that marijuana was medicine, and that it …

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Alyssa Milano Shares Photo of Son Snuggling Her Baby Bump

Last week Alyssa Milano shared a photo on Instagram of her almost-three-year-old son Milo snuggling her bare baby bump. Milano captioned the photo: “#MomAndBaby are doing fine. Families everywhere should be able to say the same …” and posted a link to the official website of USAID. In March Milano and husband David Bugliari announced they were expecting their second …

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Stevie J Arrested: ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Star Owes $1 Million in Child Support

Stevie J, star of the reality series Love & Hip Hop, has been arrested for owing $1 million in child support. TMZ broke the news on Tuesday with a video of the singer-songwriter, actor, and producer being arrested in Georgia. Stevie will most likely be out on bail soon, but he’ll still face criminal charges in New York. In October …

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Congrats, Racist Stripper, You’re About to Be a YouTube Star!

There are plenty of disturbing things about the video you’re about to watch. The most obvious and shocking is the blatant racism on display, and the casual nature at which the woman in the video, clearly very upset, slings the word “n*gger” like it’s nothing. There’s also the issue of the passerbys to consider–most of which decide that they aren’t …

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Brooklyn Stabbing: Reward Offered For Six-Year-Old’s Killer

A young boy is dead and a young girl is in critical condition following what appears to be a random stabbing in Brooklyn, New York. According to a New York Times report, six-year-old Prince Joshua “P.J.” Avitto and seven-year-old Mikayla Capers were stabbed Sunday evening in the elevator of a Shenck Avenue apartment building. Avitto suffered stab wounds to his …

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Jim Kelly Finishes His Radiation Treatments

Last month, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly made his way back to his home in Buffalo, New York to finish his cancer radiation treatments. Thousands of fans gathered at the airport to welcome him home, and carried signs and posters showing their support for Kelly. Unfortunately, Kelly’s plane landed on the other side of the airport, causing fans to …

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NYPD Will Carry Lifesaving Heroin Overdose Reversal Kits

From 2006 to 2010, deaths attributed to heroin overdose rose a staggering 45 percent, and the total heroin users in the country have more than doubled in the last six years. Many, including those at the highest levels of state and national government, are calling it an epidemic. To combat the so-called epidemic, America’s biggest city has just announced funding …

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The Market For Tragedy: 9/11 Museum Gift Shop

Right now you can buy a $110 talking Osama Bin Laden action figure on eBay if your heart so desires. If you don’t want to waste your money, you have the option to download for free the Super Columbine Massacre RPG video game; the game “delves into the morning of April 20th, 1999 and asks players to relive that day …

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Ground Zero Victims Moved To 9/11 Museum

The remains of 1,100 unidentified 9/11 victims were moved from the New York Medical Examiner’s office to a repository at Ground Zero on Saturday. Forensic experts had been working on identifying victims from the almost 8,000 bags of remains, however only 41% of the 2,753 victims have been identified and only 4 were positively identified from the remains in the …

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Leelee Sobieski Shows Off Second Pregnancy At Dior Cruise Fashion Show

Actress Leelee Sobieski is expecting another child. On her way to the Dior Cruise show in Brooklyn, New York, she wore a floor length blue cobalt dress, which was part of the fashion line she was attending. What wasn’t part of the line was a little bead bracelet which spelling “Mommy.” The Daily Mail reported she was spotted with Margot …

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