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NYC Train Sign burst onto the market in August 2017, but the company quickly proved it could not deliver on its promises, according to several customers. The company's co-founder admits to mistakes in his business model but insists he will still satisfy orders. Anthony Sylvester, of Woodside, said ...
As apartment-renting season in New York City kicks into high gear, home hunters can add a new AI-powered tool to their search arsenal. The mobile-first site Localize.city offers potential tenants simple but colorful information about the building and neighborhood of a given address. The website pulls ...

NEW YORK, NY--The Buccini/Pollin Group, Hidrock Properties and Embassy Suites by Hilton celebrated the opening of the 310-room Embassy Suites by Hilton New York Midtown Manhattan with a ribbon cutting, which was officiated by key officials from Embassy Suites by Hilton and development teams.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Benedict Cumberbatch is back to reading passionate emotional letters onstage, this time in New York City. The British actor was one of many celebs who have taken part over the years in "Letters Live," which originated from London. Stars are given letters with highly emotional material to read, and ...
Complaints from restaurant owners about how hard their business has become are a regular feature of media stories, especially when a restaurant closes. But the number of open restaurants in the city is at a record high, according to statistics I requested from the city's Department of Health this week. NYC
The February morning Commercial Observer met Escobar at 362 Fifth Avenue, his new office space, he'd already done a 7 a.m. site visit, completed a series of ... And his first New York City project, the one he said made him who he is here, and introduced him to people elsewhere, was The Gretsch at ...

Hudson Yards Ob Deck Journey Steel Raise 11 courtesy of Joe Woolhead.JPG A construction crew installs the observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards in New York City. Joe Woolhead Costing an estimated $25 billion, Manhattan's Hudson Yards neighborhood is already the largest real-estate development in ...
Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, a Brooklyn-based favorite, is on a tear with three new leases in New York City, Commercial Observer has learned. ... feet on the ground floor at 1625 Second Avenue between East 84th and 85th Streets, according to Jaime Schultz of Lee & Associates NYC, the broker ...
In addition to the Soho store, Muji has 14 New York City U.S. outposts. The company--which launched in Japan in 1980 and has 400 stores in that country, plus 400 in London--selects its new locations by using its "e-commerce sales to inform which locations are key markets for us," Tsunoda added. Retailers Asia
That was the City Council's message Wednesday to small businesses as it passed sweeping anti-sexual harassment rules affecting both the private and public ... Manhattan Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, who spearheaded the bundle of proposals--collectively called the Stop Sexual Harassment in ...
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday night about setting a cap on ride-sharing vehicles operating in the city. It's a issue that has been debated for years: From late arrivals to overcrowding on trains, take a ride on any subway and there is a long list ...
The surcharges aren't insignificant (the Uber/Lyft surcharge equals the cost of one subway ride), and they make getting into New York City's busiest borough that much more expensive. Drivers face loss of business if passengers decide the cost of a taxi or ride-hailing service is too much. In statements, Uber ...
Despite the mayor's repeated assertions that businesses, not workers, would bear the brunt of e-bike enforcement, delivery workers do pay directly. ... status of electric bicycles being operated on New York City streets,” and “NYPD will continue to work closely with the Department of Transportation to ensure ...
In Tuesday's "New York Today" column in The New York Times, author Jonathan Wolfe stumbled across an extremely interesting fact: The interior of a New York City subway car is cleaned by hand — and it takes one person three and a half hours to do it. Wolfe shadowed 47-year-old Corey Skinner, who scrubs down ...
It's the Evolution Store, a science- and art-lover's paradise in New York City's Greenwich Village, where locals and tourists alike have been coming for 25 ... In a city increasingly filled with chain stores and outposts of luxury brands, the Evolution Store is the rare family-owned small business that's not only ...
Last week, Jezebel reported that the New York City Human Rights Commission was launching an investigation into The Wing to determine whether the ... this can't be its business model, just as we would condemn all-male businesses, all-white businesses, all-Christian businesses, etc.,” the petition reads.
A new law, passed by the New York City Council on November 30, 2017, made significant changes to the New York City Commercial Rent Tax (CRT). ... Given the stiff competition from e-commerce businesses, increasing the amount of base rent that is not subject to the CRT is necessary to help keep small ...

While all three are about the commercial waste and recycling services sector that provides essential but thankless service every day to keep New York City clean and manageable, they show how even basic data is misrepresented – often for political purposes. The first was a misguided headline in a recent ...
These complex works have found a natural home on social media, with nail artists and their clients posting often on Instagram and fostering a diverse global community that extends far beyond the streets of New York City. It's good for business: One can find designs, trends and artists from all over the world ...
Two years ago, when his company was looking for an office property in Westchester County, Matthew Kiamie said all it took was a tour of Acadia Realty Trust's airy headquarters at 411 Theodore Fremd Ave. in Rye to know he had found his building. Kiamie, vice president and chief operating officer of ...
The Associated Press' scoop that Jared Kushner's company filed false paperwork with New York City claiming it had no rent-regulated tenants in ... With the incentive structure of state rent regulations and a two-tiered legal system in which corporations get a slap on the wrist for ripping off the public while the ...
Police say an officer shot and wounded a knife-wielding man inside a New York City Whole Foods store. The shooting happened just before 8:30 p.m. Saturday at a Whole Foods in Harlem. Continue Reading Below. Police say a 28-year-old man brandished a knife and advanced toward officers who were ...
NEW YORK (AP) — A firefighter who was killed battling a fire on a New York City movie set has been posthumously promoted to lieutenant. Mayor Bill de Blasio and Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro announced firefighter Michael Davidson's promotion on Saturday. Davidson died early Friday after suffering ...
Massive throngs of people hit the streets on Saturday in cities across the United States for the March for Our Lives protests against gun violence in the wake of last month's high-school shooting in Florida. The main event kicked off in Washington, DC, but cities like New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and ...
Legendary musician Paul McCartney took part in the "March for Our Lives" rally in New York City on Saturday, and was spotted not too far from where his former Beatles bandmate, John Lennon, was the killed due to gun violence in 1980. As McCartney sported a shirt that read "We can end gun violence," ...
Leading the way was Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio — but the two didn't march together and were not once seen talking to each other. ... "Today I'm wearing the survivor button to honor my loved ones who were taken by gun violence," Monroe told Business Insider.
New York City's buildings regulator has launched investigations at more than a dozen Kushner Cos. residential properties three days after The Associated ... FILE - In this Monday, March 19, 2018, file photo, New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres, left, and Housing Rights Initiative Executive Director ...
Former whiz kids in the tech industry have "made their fortunes and are now settling down, starting families and starting to think about their legacies," according to a New York Times story. The median employee at the five largest tech companies is around 30 (h/t Payscale). That's roughly a decade younger ...
According to this week's market reports, 13.6 percent of New York City millennials get parental assistance in paying rent and Manhattan rental rates rose by just 0.5 percent in February. The median rent in Manhattan stayed flat in February, inching up by just 0.5 percent on a month-over-month basis to $3,418. The modest ...
The Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, a Catholic church in downtown New York City, recently put a unique piece of real estate on the market. The church is looking to sell the last remaining crypt — a sealed burial chamber — in its 200-year-old catacombs for six to seven million dollars. The crypt is ...
The NTSB's investigation into the fatal March 11 crash of a “doors off” helicopter photo tour flight into New York's East River will continue for months, but key areas of interest likely will be the supplemental passenger restraint systems, the fuel shutoff control, and the emergency pop-out floats. N350LH was a ...
Despite recent, very strenuous protestations to the contrary, it appears Uber is indeed on the precipice of selling its southeast Asian business to Grab. The San Francisco ride-hail company would reportedly exit the region for a stake in its rival. Kitty Hawk, the flying car company funded by Google CEO Larry ...
The Plattsburgh, New York city council voted unanimously to introduce an 18-month ban on commercial Bitcoin mining operations within the city. ... at new commercial Bitcoin-mining operations, so businesses already operating cryptocurrency mines in Plattsburgh will be able to continue doing business.
Jeremiah's Vanishing New York reports that a reader tipped him off to Silver Spurs' final demise, and that manager Kiki Bourekas blames the shuttering on a dip in business. Bourekas says she's been there since this location opened 22 years ago, but that 2 years ago things started going south. They simply ...
Economy flights from the east coast of the U.S. can reach $1,000, and the cheapest business class ticket we saw (NYC to Paris this spring) was $2,500 on United. The next best option jumped to $7,330. Then there's La Compagnie, a French airline that offers exclusively business class for discounted prices.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has named a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor to serve as his deputy mayor for strategic initiatives. J. Phillip Thompson, who has worked as a political science professor at MIT since 2002, will succeed outgoing Deputy Mayor Richard Buery next month.
Kyle's business partner Lizzy Schwartz assured that "business is good" while commenting on the move to DailyMail.com. "Someone wanted my space, they had been eyeing it for a while. It all happened really fast. Business is good. I wouldn't have moved if it wasn't, I would have closed," she said. "It's going ...
It looks like 2017 was a very good year for Lyft in New York. But it was also pretty good for Uber. In fact, all e-hail companies saw double-digit growth, while taxis continued to suffer. Lyft, however, grew more than anyone, benefiting from Uber's missteps during the stormy tenure of its former CEO, Travis ...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a gun rights group's constitutional challenge to strict New York City limits on how licensed handgun ... The appeals court also rejected claims that the city impeded interstate commerce, and violated the plaintiffs' right to travel and First Amendment right to ...
In April 2019, New York City plans to shut down the L line between Brooklyn and Manhattan for 15 months to focus on repairs for the tunnel that allows the line to travel under the East River. (The line will continue to operate in Brooklyn between Bedford Avenue and Rockaway Parkway.) The looming shutdown will make life ...
“Thanks to the #MeToo movement, any employer who is not asleep understands the importance of strong policies on sexual harassment and relevant training,” said Kathryn Wylde, the president of the Partnership for New York City, a business group, who was briefed on the bills. “What more city laws are ...
As the city's retail market grows bleaker, commercial brokers have to work even harder to stay afloat. Making cold calls and putting rubber to pavement are necessary steps to making a buck as a retail broker but knowing your market may be just as important. TRData, The Real Deal's data services division, ...
NEW YORK (AP) — A neurologist who admitted groping women at a Philadelphia clinic has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting six patients in New York City. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani was arraigned Wednesday in Manhattan state Supreme Court. One of the patients, Hillary Tullin, said she called a sexual abuse hotline last ...
Last spring, Tom Cat Bakery — started in Queens in the '80s and now owned by Yamazaki, the world's largest bread-baking corporation — was the focus .... It's another he said-she-said point of contention: Brandworkers insists the loss in business was a direct consequence of the ICE-related firings, while ...
When police officers respond to vehicle collisions in New York City, they often call a tow truck from a rotating list to help clean up. ... attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., described as a classic scheme to enrich themselves and maintain “a violent, corrupt and nearly complete monopoly” on the towing business.
"With a new headquarters at 270 Park Avenue, we are recommitting ourselves to New York City while also ensuring that we operate in a highly efficient and world-class environment for the 21st century," CEO Jamie Dimon said in a statement. Construction is expected to begin in 2019 and last for five years. During the ...
A group of vendors gathered at city hall in New York City in 2017 to urge city council to pass a measure to increase the number of food vendor permits. - Beenish Ahmed/ for ... “Don't do this,” Dan Biederman recalled telling members of the city council along with other business leaders. “Don't take a lousy ...
Kendra Scott will be opening a Soho store to showcase its jewelry, home decor and beauty products, Commercial Observer has learned. It marks the company's entree into the New York City market after opening more than 70 locations nationwide. SEE ALSO: Fast-Growing Flatiron Health Inks 108K-SF ...
According to the MTA's subway-focused Twitter account, the problems began a little before 5:30 a.m. and continued throughout Tuesday morning. "It's evident to me after just four weeks ... and today is kind of typical of this, performance is nowhere near good enough," New York City Transit Authority president Andy Byford ...
These Are The 'Worst Post Offices' In NYC, Patch Readers Say. Get ready for fist fights, mutinies and some ... Welcome to New York City's worst post offices. Patch was overwhelmed with ... "I break out in cold sweats and have nightmares if I know have to do any business there." Patch decided to take this ...


 

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