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    Wall Street employers are again telling New York City workers to prepare for in-person work – with most setting return dates in February – after companies like Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase delayed their initial plans when the Omicron surge rocked the Big Apple last month. New York City, like the rest of the country, has seen COVID-19 cases nosedive over the past two weeks. The Big Apple reported a 70% drop in average cases from 40,150 on January 10 to 12,012 on Monday, according to the New York Times. That’s nearly a 50% drop from the 24,906 cases reported one week ago.  With the light at the end of the tunnel in sight, Wall Street giants began announcing new return dates for employees. Citigroup told its metropolitan-area staff to be prepared to return to the office in at least two days a week starting February 7, a person familiar with the policy told the New York Times. Citigroup has not released any information on return dates for the rest of its offices and its employees in other parts of the...
    A 150-year-old New York City real estate firm that's been described as 'stodgy' and 'hoity-toity' is making moves to embrace the digital age by hiring a 25-year-old TikTok star to teach its agents how to make the most of the platform. Curbed reports that Brown Harris Stevens — which was founded in 1873 and has offices in Connecticut, the Hamptons, and Palm Beach — has enlisted TikToker Madison Sutton (@thenycagent) to help its agents modernize the way they sell homes.  Sutton, who has only been working in real estate for a few years but has found huge success on the Gen-Z-beloved app, will develop TikTok workshops and train the firm's agents to 'open a new and underutilized pipeline for business.'  Brown Harris Stevens has enlisted TikToker Madison Sutton to teach agents how to effectively use the app Sutton, 25, has nearly 100,000 TikTok followers and says that all of her business comes from the app, where they posts home tours and other NYC content Brown Harris Stevens, founded in 1873, is known to cater to wealthy buyers and has offices in Connecticut, the Hamptons, and...
    New York Times Co. v. Sullivan was a landmark decision in 1964 in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that freedom of speech protections prevent public figures in America from suing media entities for defamation unless they can prove said companies were motivated by "actual malice." First Amendment litigator Floyd Abrams lamented that "the golden days" when "there were a number of very pro-press decisions coming down in the Supreme Court and trial courts" have ended. In recent years, members of the Supreme Court — Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch — have even criticized the precedent established in New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, urging that its outcome be rethought. Ms. Palin is represented by the attorneys who won professional wrestler Hulk Hogan $140 million in damages from the gossip blog Gawker after it published an ill-begotten sex tape of the celebrity and refused a judge's order to remove it from the website. Palin's case certainly lacks the intimate personal scandal characterizing Hulk Hogan's, but her lawyers believe they have evidence of a pattern of...
    KARDASHIAN fans are mourning the "carefree" Kim & Kourtney after an old clip resurfaced of them going on a fun day out during their New York series. The siblings have endured many life-altering events since their earlier days on TV both in their careers and personal lives. 5Fans missed Kim and Kourtney's 'carefree' lifestyle in a resurfaced clip from their time on their New York spin-off showCredit: E! / NBC 5The girls have both endured life-altering events since their earlier reality TV daysCredit: AFP Still, fans miss the girls breezy take on life that they demonstrated in past episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians and the show's spin-off series'. A Reddit user shared a clip from a 2011 episode of their collaborative series, Kourtney & Kim Take New York where the sisters documented their first-ever subway ride through the city. In the clip, Kourtney and Kim are seen trying to navigate the experience first by approaching the ticket counter. Looking like obvious newbies at the subway station, the duo questioned where to venture to as a then 30-year-old...
    New York (CNN Business)A version of this article first appeared in the "Reliable Sources" newsletter. You can sign up for free right here.The next two weeks will not be very enjoyable for The New York Times.Monday marks the start of jury selection for a trial over Sarah Palin's defamation lawsuit against the newspaper. A quick recap: Palin sued the paper in 2017 over an editorial that incorrectly linked the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords to a map circulated by Palin's PAC that showed certain electoral districts under crosshairs. The Times corrected the error and apologized for it, and a judge initially dismissed the case. But a federal appeals court revived it and, as a result, a trial will now take place.The case is, at its heart, about the limits of First Amendment protections and the standard set in the landmark New York Times vs. Sullivan case. Specifically, the standard that a public figure must prove an outlet operated with "actual malice" when it published defamatory information. Palin has argued The Times did, and The Times has said it made...
    Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg has been subjected to a tough grilling from CEOs and business leaders venting their fury over his new policies downgrading many felony charges. Bragg on Friday joined a private Zoom meeting with members of the Partnership for New York City, as he continues his public relations junket in a bid to soothe concerns over his policies.  It came just hours before two NYPD cops in were shot in Harlem, at least one fatally, leading to a top police union boss to point the finger at Bragg for endangering officers with his controversial policies.   During the meeting, many of the city's top CEOs warned Bragg that violent crime was approaching epidemic levels in the city, and that their workers don't feel safe coming to the offices, according to Fox Business.  Deloitte USA CEO Joe Ucuzoglu was reportedly especially vocal, following the horror death of Deloitte employee Michelle Go at the hands of a deranged subway pusher last weekend.  Several of the business leaders expressed concern about Bragg's new policies, which aim to eliminate prison sentences for all but the...
    Change is in the air. “Black Monday” arrived in the NFL the day after the regular season ended with a flurry of major changes around the league. A week later, the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans were searching for new head coaches, and the Bears, Vikings, Giants and Las Vegas Raiders needed new general managers. As a new cycle of firing and hiring proceeds, we’re tracking all of the latest moves. Friday The New York Giants have hired Joe Schoen to be their general manager, the team announced. The scoop: The Bears interviewed Schoen, the Buffalo Bills assistant general manager, for their vacancy Sunday. Now he’s off the market after the Giants chose him over finalists Adam Peters and Ryan Poles. Schoen has been in his current role for five seasons and also worked with the Miami Dolphins and Carolina Panthers. He will now dive into hiring a new head coach, with Bills coordinators — and Bears candidates — Brian Daboll and Leslie Frazier potential...
    A New York woman reunited with her dog five years after the animal went missing during her cancer treatment - and was stunned when she discovered that the pup made it all the way to Tennessee. Jen Costa was devastated when her English Bulldog, named Azzurra Diamante, disappeared from her car at a gas station in Nassau County, Long Island, in 2017 - while she was in the midst of getting treated for cancer. Somehow, the dog traveled halfway around the country - to Henderson, Tennessee - where it was eventually found by a woman named Abbie Bayless. After Abbie got in contact with a local shelter, they used Azzurra's microchip to find out where she came from and contacted Jen - who drove 1,000 miles to reunite with her long lost pet in what felt like a 'movie' scene. 'It's like she took up right where she left off. She stood up on the front seat and was ready to go, just like she used to,' she told Newsweek. A New York woman reunited with her dog five years after...
    André Leon Talley, a fashion icon and driving and driving force behind Vogue's success, spent his last days secluded at home trying to protect himself from the coronavirus that would ultimately kill him, the DailyMail.com has learned. Before the pandemic, he was — at more than 300 lb. — a larger-than-life character in his adopted hometown of White Plains, New York, where he'd regularly eat out at his favorite diner while posing for photographs with customers and sharing stories about his time at Vogue.  He would also make kind gestures such as dropping off flowers for neighbors. But six months ago, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of those neighbors Barbara Galella said she stopped by his house to share a book from her uncle Ron Galella, a famed paparazzi photographer. She said Talley came to the door but wouldn't open it. 'He was very cautious about COVID,' Galella told DailyMail.com. 'He had the mask on and just said "leave the book on the porch." So I did.' 'That's why I'm surprised to read that's how he passed,'...
    A New York City dietician has shared the recipe for what she claims is the ultimate hangover cure - and it requires just four ingredients. For years, people have attempted to find the perfect remedy for any alcohol-induced discomfort - but Monica D'Agostino believes she has finally discovered the secret to feeling better after a fun-filled night out.  The registered dietician credits a drink that she calls 'recovery lemonade' with rejuvenating her after consuming a lot of alcohol. She spilled her secrets on TikTok and quickly went viral - gaining more than three million views since the video was posted last month - and turning dozens of people into 'recovery lemonade' converts. According to Monica, who has a Bachelor's Degree in Nutrition and a Master's Degree in Dietetics, drinking a combination of water, lemon juice, ginger, and turmeric will help you feel better after a long night of partying. A dietician just shared the recipe for a drink that she claims will heal your post-alcohol agony - and the internet is in an uproar over it For years, people have...
    Julian Fellowes' highly anticipated new period drama The Gilded Age, dubbed the 'US Downton Abbey', is less than a week away, and will bring a new cast of glamorous, privileged and exceeding wealthy cast of characters to our screens. Yet while Fellowes' characters - played by stars including Cynthia Nixon, Christine Baranski and Meryl Streep's daughter Louisa Jacobson - are all fictional, they are inspired by a group of real-life society swans who dominated the New York social scene in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  The Gilded Age was a period of flashy materialism in America during the 1870s and featured a New York high society filled with lavish ladies all vying to be the ultimate hostess. This viscous social circle - where Old Money fought to keep New Money from reaching the upper-classes - was overseen by the all-powerful gatekeeper, Caroline Schermerhorn Astor, whose wealth could be traced back generations.  All that glitters: Julian Fellowes' highly anticipated new period drama The Gilded Age, dubbed the 'US Downton Abbey', is less than a week away, and will bring a new cast of glamorous,...
    Excluded workers march for relief in New York City last month Nearly all of the $40 million emergency fund established for New Jersey immigrants and other workers excluded from federal pandemic relief is set to be reallocated to the state, WNYC/Gothamist reports. Only about $6 million in funds were distributed to applicants by the Dec. 31 deadline. “State officials say they didn’t receive enough applications to use the $40 million,” the report said. “But immigrant advocates and labor groups say the program set up a convoluted application process without enough community outreach and support.” The fund was created last fall, after months and months of pressure from New Jersey immigrants unable to access federal relief due to their immigration status. That included a number of excluded workers who launched a hunger strike urging Gov. Phil Murphy and state leaders to look next door to New York, which established a $2.1 billion fund for excluded workers there.  But Murphy agreed to just $40 million, established with leftover stimulus funds. Under the guidelines, applicants could be eligible for a one-time payment of up to $2,000. “But from the...
    New York (CNN)New York Attorney General Letitia James laid out new, specific details about what her office believes to be "misleading or fraudulent" financial statements from former President Donald Trump's business empire in a late-night court filing on Tuesday.The new filing seeks to compel the testimony of Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump as part of her civil investigation into the Trump Organization.New York attorney generals office says it has identified numerous misleading statements and omissions in Trump Org. financial statementsJames alleged since initiating the investigation in 2019 that her office has uncovered "significant" evidence "indicating that the Trump Organization used fraudulent or misleading asset valuations to obtain a host of economic benefits, including loans, insurance coverage, and tax deductions."Trump has denied wrongdoing, and a spokesperson for the Trump Organization said in a statement that the "allegations are baseless and will be vigorously defended."Here are some key insights from the attorney general's filing:Read MoreTrump's penthouse value may have been inflatedIn 2015, Trump reported the value of his Trump Tower penthouse at $327 million, derived from an assessment that the...
    Eric Adams, mayor of New York, speaks during a news conference outside the Manhattan Civil Courthouse in New York, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.Stephanie Keith | Bloomberg | Getty Images New York City is winning the war against the highly contagious omicron Covid-19 variant as cases trend down, Mayor Eric Adams said Tuesday morning. New York City's seven-day average of new cases has dropped below 20,000, less than half of the peak from earlier January when cases averaged nearly 43,000, Adams told reporters at a press conference. The city also reported a decrease in Covid hospitalizations, falling from about 6,500 patients on Jan. 11 to about 5,800 as of Sunday. "Let's be clear on this," Adams said, "we are winning and we are going to win because we are resilient." Areas that originally saw a surge in omicron are starting to report a slowing number of cases. South Africa and the United Kingdom, for example, saw an initial steep rise in cases that has slowed in recent weeks. Now, some health experts are predicting the omicron wave will trend back...
    New York mayor Eric Adams was heckled by a fan as he delivered a speech honoring the impact on the civil rights movement that Martin Luther King Jr had. Making an appearance on Martin Luther King Day at Madison Square Garden, Mayor Adams spoke to the resident fans before the game between the Knicks and the Charlotte Hornets began.  During his speech, Adams said of Martin Luther King Jr: 'When the civil rights battle was on the line, Dr. King wanted the ball in his hand, and he gave his life to ensure that our country would be a better place for all of us.'  However, part-way through his address, Adams was interrupted by a shout from the crowd. New York mayor Eric Adams (pictured during during BAM the 36th Brooklyn Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday), was heckled as he delivered a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr in the build up to a Knicks game In a video clip recorded during the speech and shared on Twitter by a reporter from The Athletic, a member of...
    Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter has said she is officially done with former President Donald Trump and wants for the left-leaning media to be done with him too. “Trump is done,” Coulter wrote in an email to The New York Times. “You guys should stop obsessing over him.” Coulter’s comment was the latest in a long line of Trump-bashing from the one-time Trump loyalist. Coulter was such a die-hard Trump supporter she even wrote a 2016 book titled: In Trump We Trust. Coulter’s comments were published Sunday in a New York Times article chronicling the recent media spat between Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) and Trump amid the possibility of both seeking the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Coulter weighed in on the battle last week, which at the time was focused around Trump calling out leaders who hadn’t yet publicly revealed their Covid-19 booster shot status – DeSantis included. Coulter tweeted: EXCLUSIVE: Trump is demanding to know Ron DeSantis’s booster status, and I can now reveal it. He was a loyal booster when Trump ran in 2016, but then he learned...
    Jon Cherry/Getty Images) New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait opined on Monday that it is time for progressives to come to terms with the fact that mass school closures throughout the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond were “catastrophic.” School closures of course resulted in mental health and other crises for young people, so much so that by early 2021, some were sounding the alarm about an increase in suicides among teens. Axios reported in February of 2021, “Hospitals have seen a significant increase in mental health emergencies among children, and federal officials have acknowledged that prolonged school closures have deprived students of both formal services and simple human interaction.” The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has even taken up the issue of prolonged school closures, noting: School closures carry high social and economic costs for people across communities. Their impact however is particularly severe for the most vulnerable and marginalized boys and girls and their families. The resulting disruptions exacerbate already existing disparities within the education system but also in other aspects of their lives....
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- A fast-moving winter storm brought a mix of snow, sleet, and rain across the Tri-State on Sunday night and Monday.Below are snow totals reported to the National Weather Service by trained observers:...CONNECTICUT......FAIRFIELD COUNTY...NEW FAIRFIELD 5.0 IN 0230 AM 01/17 TRAINED SPOTTERSHELTON 3.0 IN 0120 AM 01/17 TRAINED SPOTTERRIDGEFIELD 2.0 IN 0630 AM 01/17 COCORAHSWESTON 1.5 IN 1235 AM 01/17 TRAINED SPOTTERMONROE 1.5 IN 0600 AM 01/17 COCORAHSNORWALK 1.1 IN 0700 AM 01/17 COCORAHSBRIDGEPORT AIRPORT 1.0 IN 0100 AM 01/17 OFFICIAL NWS OBS...NEW HAVEN COUNTY...SEYMOUR 2.8 IN 0200 AM 01/17 TRAINED SPOTTER...NEW JERSEY......BERGEN COUNTY...FRANKLIN LAKES 4.6 IN 1230 AM 01/17 TRAINED SPOTTERMAHWAH 4.1 IN 1200 AM 01/17 PUBLICWESTWOOD 2.2 IN 1140 PM 01/16 TRAINED SPOTTERRIDGEWOOD 1.4 IN 1035 PM 01/16 PUBLICEAST RUTHERFORD 1.4 IN 1050 PM 01/16 TRAINED SPOTTER...ESSEX COUNTY...LIVINGSTON 2.5 IN 1100 PM 01/16 PUBLICWEST ORANGE 2.0 IN 1030 PM 01/16 PUBLICNEWARK AIRPORT 1.0 IN 0100 AM 01/17 OFFICIAL NWS OBS...HUDSON COUNTY...HARRISON 1.0 IN 1005 PM 01/16 CO-OP OBSERVERJERSEY CITY 0.6 IN 0900 PM 01/16 PUBLIC...PASSAIC COUNTY...HAWTHORNE 1.4 IN 0700 AM 01/17 COCORAHS...UNION COUNTY...CRANFORD 1.4 IN...
    Mrs Astor, the formidable Queen Bee of New York society, knew exactly where to drawn the line — and ‘shopkeepers’, even Manhattan’s finest and richest, were most definitely not top-drawer enough for her. ‘I buy my carpets from them’, she once pronounced contemptuously when planning a private ball at home, ‘but is that any reason why I should invite them in to walk on them?’ So she snubbed Andrew Stewart, a department store owner with a fortune reckoned to put him among the 20 wealthiest people in history, wealthier even than Bill Gates today. The ringing remark with which she did so was worthy of the magnificent Dowager Countess of Grantham in Downton Abbey — played by Maggie Smith — in its towering snobbery. Mrs Astor, the formidable Queen Bee of New York society, knew exactly where to drawn the line — and ‘shopkeepers’, even Manhattan’s finest and richest, were most definitely not top-drawer enough for her Which is apt, because the likes of Mrs Astor are at the heart of the next big project from the pen of Julian...
    The owner of Innovo Kitchen, a restaurant in Latham, New York, blasted U.S. Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand after his restaurant's security video showed her not wearing a mask when entering. John LaPosta, the head chef and owner of Innovo Kitchen, took to Instagram Saturday to post video of the senator walking into his restaurant. “The problem with NY politics in a nut shell,” wrote LaPosta on Instagram. “My Senator blowing past my manager before she can even ask her to put a mask on, walking right past a really big sign that says ‘masks required to enter'. The masks are a mandate from the Governor.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by innovo kitchen (@innovo_kitchen) LaPosta also noted that Gillibrand's example questions the validity of following the current New York mandate. “As good citizens, agree or not, we must follow our leaders,” the restaurant owner added. “Her guest is graciously wearing one. I guess Senator Gillibrand thinks that the Governor is wrong or she is special and above the rules.” Gillibrand...
    HUNDREDS of mourners attended the mass funeral on Sunday afternoon for 15 of the 17 victims of the Bronx apartment building fire. Crowds gathered at the Bronx Islamic Cultural Center in New York to pay their respects to those killed in last week's devastating fire. 6Mayor Eric Adams was one of the speakers at Sunday's mass funeral serviceCredit: Reuters 6The outpouring of support was so huge that the Bronx mosque couldn't contain all of the mourners,Credit: Reuters Sunday marks one week since the Bronx fire at Twin Park apartments at 333 E 181st Street. Funerals began Wednesday with a service at a Harlem mosque for two young siblings, Seydou Toure, 12, and Haouwa Mahamadou, 5. Community leaders made arrangements for the remaining victims "on behalf of the West African Community," as all 15 were a part of a close-knit Gambian community from West Africa. Elected officials including Mayor Eric Adams, New York Attorney General Letitia James, and Senator Chuck Schumer sat in the front row across from the caskets at the emotional funeral service. “These funeral caskets are here because they...
    New York (CNN)When the 19-story Twin Parks North West building in the Bronx turned into a deathtrap one week ago, nearly all of the 17 people who perished -- including eight children -- were immigrants from Gambia and other West African countries."They were our aunts and uncles and others who were coming to our food pantry since the pandemic," said Ajifanta Marenah, secretary of the Gambian Youth Organization, just blocks from the site of last Sunday's fire. "This is a community of people who have to work two or three jobs to make ends meet."New York firefighters battled a smoky fire in 1986 at the same Bronx building where 17 were killed this weekFor over a century, the worst fires in New York City history have claimed the lives of immigrants. Sunday's fire was the city's deadliest since 1990, when arson at an unlicensed Bronx nightclub killed 87 people, mostly Honduran and Central American immigrants. The Happy Land Social Club inferno -- about a mile from the Twin Parks North West building -- was the deadliest in the city since...
    (CNN)In an attempt to tackle pay inequality, New York City is the latest jurisdiction to require most employers to specify salary ranges for all job postings. The mandate will go into effect in April and will apply to employers with more than four employees but excludes temporary hiring firms. "Our new law shines a light on pay inequity," Helen Rosenthal, a former City Council member and sponsor of the bill, told CNN in a statement. "Including pay ranges in job postings allows job seekers to determine whether they will be able to support themselves and their family when they apply for a job." Not posting the minimum and maximum salaries will be considered an "unlawful discriminatory practice" under the city's human rights law and may result in a fine of up to $125,000. Beverly Neufeld, president of PowHer New York -- a nonprofit organization focused on economic equality for women that worked with Rosenthal on the legislation -- called it a "concrete step in eliminating the causes of wage inequality."Read More"This transformative law will minimize bias, maximize transparency, shift cultural...
    (CNN)As the Omicron variant sweeps the country -- pressing many hospitals into crisis mode -- data from New York is offering a glimmer of hope.The state is "turning the corner on the winter surge," Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday. After a peak positivity rate of 23% on January 3, it's now 16.3% and Covid-19 hospitalizations have also started to decline, she said at a news conference."It is still very high, but this will eventually catch up with the trend that is just beginning," Hochul said. CDC urges Americans to wear most-protective mask or respirator that fits well and that theyll wear consistentlyShe reported 49,027 new Covid-19 cases, adding that this "is a very positive trend" as the state reported over 90,000 cases just a week ago. Read MoreNearly weeks ago, as New Yorkers returned to work after the New Year's holiday, Hochul's message was far grimmer, warning the state was "not in a good place" due to the rapid spread of the virus.We fully anticipate on top of the surge that has already been ongoing that there's going to be...
    A New Jersey economics professor has implored newly sworn-in New York City Mayor Eric Adams to reshape Manhattan - by adding nearly 2,000 acres of artificial land to the borough's southernmost tip.  In an opinion piece published by The New York Times on Friday, Rutgers University's Jason Barr unveiled his grand plan, which would see 1,760 acres of landfill added just below Battery Park, effectively creating a new neighborhood in the City That Never Sleeps, complete with two subway lines, stores, apartments and parks. In the public appeal, Barr christened the prospective area as 'New Mannahatta' - a tribute to the original name given by the Lenape tribe of Native Americans in the centuries before it was colonized. Barr claims that the expansion would help quell dangerous floods spurred by climate change, while serving as a locale that could theoretically house rows of affordable-housing complexes.  The professor asserted that Adams could 'help tackle both issues in one bold policy stroke' by approving the plan. 'If New Mannahatta is built with a density and style similar to the Upper West Side’s, it...
    A third Republican lawmaker who voted in favor of former President Donald Trump's second impeachment has announced he's retiring from Congress.  New York Rep. John Katko, 59, said Friday that he would not seek a fifth term.  'Great news, another one bites the dust,' Trump said in a statement. 'Katko, from Upstate New York, is gone!' Katko follows Republican Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Anthony Gonzalez out the door instead of trying to withstand a MAGA-backed challenger.  New York Rep. John Katko, 59, said Friday that he would not seek a fifth term. He's the third Republican who voted for former President Donald Trump's second impeachment who will retire instead of face a MAGA-backed challenger Former President Donald Trump reacted to Katko's retirement announcement by sending out a statement saying: 'Great news, another one bites the dust. Katko, from Upstate New York, is gone!'  Trump has been on a mission to take out pro-impeachment Republicans. His first rally in support of the midterm races last year, in Ohio in June, was to Gonzalez's district to officially endorse former aide Max Miller Trump has...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York is “turning the corner” in the latest COVID surge, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Friday. The 7-day average number of cases reached its highest point last week, but is declining and is projected to continue to drop, according to the governor. “We had over 90,000 cases one week ago today,” Hochul said. “Forty-nine thousand right now. So that is a very positive trend.” This is a developing story. Stay with CBS2, CBSN New York and CBSNewYork.com for updates.
    The Athletic co-founders Adam Hansmann and Alex MatherSource: The Athletic In Sept. 2020, The Athletic announced it had reached 1 million subscribers. Co-founder Alex Mather talked about what it would take for him to sell. "We just don't think about exit, and we don't know the upside here," Mather said. "There are very few companies doing what we're doing. The New York Times is the tip of the spear, and they're growing faster than ever. We don't know what our ceiling is. When we feel like we know what our ceiling is, then it's time for Adam and I to have a chat. But we have not come close to having a chat." By March 2021, six months later, The Athletic had begun talks to merge with Axios. Two months later, The New York Times began talks to buy The Athletic. That kicked off a broader sales process, leading to interest from companies including Amazon, Conde Nast, DraftKings and private-equity firm TPG Capital, CNBC has learned. It's unclear exactly why Mather and Hansmann changed their minds so quickly, but the...
    New York City diners who have made nonrefundable reservations at some of the city's priciest restaurants have resorted to selling their bookings on Reddit as COVID cases swell. In the past month, over a dozen people have taken to the FoodNYC subreddit in attempts to sell reservations to hotspots Eleven Madison Park and Atomix, which have three and two Michelin stars, respectively. Both eateries require patrons to pay hundreds of dollars per person for their tasting menus up front, and the price is nonrefundable. But as locals test positive for COVID — and out-of-towners cancel their trips to New York City due to high case numbers — some diners are desperate to unload their bookings and avoid spending a fortune on nothing. Several high-end restaurants in New York City with prix fixe tasting menus - like Eleven Madison Park, pictured - require diners to pay for their meal at the time of the reservation With COVID cases at an all-time high, some people are diners are desperate to unload their nonrefundable bookings and have taken to Reddit to do so While...
    Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images The Brooklyn Nets welcomed their unvaccinated point guard Kyrie Irving back for road games, but his teammates want more. Brooklyn had a statement game Wednesday night, relying on their big three of Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Irving to beat the Chicago Bulls 138-112. But the Nets will have to play their next two contests without Irving because of New York City’s vaccine mandate. The star point guard remains unvaccinated and barred from the Nets’ arena for home games. The rest of Irving’s teammates are vaccinated, thus eligible to play in every game and they’d like their superstar point guard to get on board to boost their chances of winning a title. Following Brooklyn’s Wednesday night victory, Harden was asked about the prospects of getting Irving cleared to play in New York. “I’m gonna give him the shot,” Harden told reporters with a smile. Is James Harden still holding out hope that Kyrie Irving can play at Barclays Center? "Im gonna give him the shot" pic.twitter.com/1tupopQFpT — Nets Videos (@SNYNets) January...
    Fight disinformation. Get a daily recap of the facts that matter. Sign up for the free Mother Jones newsletter. Yesterday, after two and a half years of negotiating with magazine management and just hours after Bernie Sanders announced his support for its members, New York magazine’s union announced it had “finally (finally!!!!!!) reached an agreement in principle with management” for the first time in the publication’s 54-year history. “More to come soon, but for now we are so incredibly proud of and grateful for our incredible members,” the union tweeted, “(and Bernie).” “I stand in solidarity with @NYMagUnion workers,” Sanders had said. “Management must come to the table and agree to a fair contract now.” The union’s 130-plus editorial workers have actualized in an agreement the bargaining power accrued across the NewsGuild of New York—which also represents workers at the New York Times, the New Yorker, the Daily Beast, BuzzFeed News, and the Nation. And it comes as corporate consolidation accelerates across digital publishing. Vox Media, which owns New York magazine, announced it’s buying Group Nine Media; the combined company is...
    Shocking video captured two men brutally stabbing a 28-year-old woman in the Bronx before leaving the blood-soaked victim lying in the street.  The senseless attack comes amid a crime wave at the start of 2022 under new 'woke' Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg, who has been accused of undermining the tough-on-crime campaigning of new Mayor Eric Adams.  The incident took place on Sunday at around 5:30 a.m. on East 198th Street in the Kingsbridge Heights section.  The woman was approached by the men when one flashed a sharp object before stabbing her multiple times in the back and torso.  His accomplice punched and kicked the victim multiple times, according to the video released by police.  The unidentified victim was rushed to a local hospital, where she's currently in stable condition.  Two men are seen attacking a 28-year-old woman, including repeated stabbings with a sharp object, on January 9 Police are yet to find the two attackers, seen here on camera. The victim was hospitalized and is in stable condition The first suspect in connection with the attack whom police say stabbed...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The New York Times has released its annual list of the world's best places to visit.This year's list is called "52 Places for a Changed World" for locations that are not contributing to over-tourism and where there are efforts to address climate change.Two Northern California locations made the cut.RELATED: Zillow names Lake Tahoe it's most popular destination of 2021San Francisco's Great Highway is 18th.It's the two-mile stretch along Ocean Beach that's become a hot spot for bicyclists and those on foot during the pandemic.Santa Cruz County is 44th on the list thanks to its trees and trails.Both remain attractions, even after the devastating wildfires of 2020.
    A somber Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted walking the streets of New York, just days after the shocking death of her TV father, Bob Saget. Mary-Kate, along with twin sister Ashley, famously played Bob's daughter, Michelle, on the classic show Full House. 5Mary-Kate covers up as she walks through New York after Bob Saget's deathCredit: Splash 5Saget famously plaid the father to Mary-Kate and twin sister Ashley on Full HouseCredit: Getty On Tuesday, Mary-Kate kept her head glued to her phone as she walked past on a cold day. The star cradled a cup of coffee on her arm and wore a black jacket with a blue scarf poking out from inside. She stayed warm by wearing a wool cap, sunglasses and covering her mouth with a mask. In the wake of the devastating news, the Olsen twins, both 35, said they were "deeply saddened." “Bob was the most loving, compassionate and generous man," they told Page Six. "We are deeply saddened that he is no longer with us but know that he will continue to be by our side to guide...
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have fired coach Joe Judge after he went 10-23 in two seasons. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    Palin appeared on the hit TV show The Masked Singer in 2020, where she received praise for her performance despite losing the celebrity singing competition Sarah Palin is asking that jurors in her ongoing defamation suit against the New York Times be barred from seeing footage of her performing on the Fox program The Masked Singer, according to a Monday court filing. Palin appeared on the hit live entertainment show last year where she performed hits like Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' to surprising praise while disguised as a pink and purple bear. The former vice presidential hopeful's lawyers claimed in the court filing that the videos could cause 'unfair prejudice and confusion' among the jury, the New York Post reports. Palin filed the lawsuit in a Manhattan federal court in 2017 after the New York Times ran an op-ed she claimed wrongly and indirectly blamed her for the deadly 2011 Tucson, Arizona shooting that left former House Rep. Gabby Giffords critically wounded.  Despite the Times' multiple attempts at getting the suit thrown out, it could go to trial in...
    (CNN)It was warmer just after midnight Tuesday morning than it will be all day long in the Northeast. Since then, the temperature has been dropping, and it will stay dangerously cold all day in the region, leaving major cities like New York and Boston with the most frigid daytime air mass in nearly three years. See how long your city will remain below freezingAs the sun rose Tuesday morning over New York, it had already dipped into the teens from a starting point of 23 degrees. And even as the sun tries to heat the nation's most populous city, the temperature will strain to get back up to 20. 25 ways to stay warm this winter that wont break the bank"Highs this afternoon will struggle to make it out of the teens and 20s for most spots, with single digits found across northern New England," the Weather Prediction Center said.Read MoreIn Boston, the temperature dipped down into the single digits Tuesday morning and will barely make it back into the teens by afternoon. "Dangerous cold across southern New England...
    Share this: An apartment high-rise fire in New York City that killed 17 people and injured dozens of others on Sunday was one of the deadlier building blazes in the city’s history. Some lists of the city’s most deadly fires include the 9/11 attacks at the World Trade Center. Two commercial airline flights crashed in the towers, leading to fires and collapses of both buildings that killed about 2,750 people. Before 9/11, the deadliest fire in the city’s history was aboard the General Slocum excursion boat in the East River in 1904, when 1,021 passengers died.
    Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted in New York on Monday afternoon, just one day after her television father, Bob Saget, died in Florida at the age of 65. Olsen, along with her identical twin sister Ashley, played the part of Michelle on the iconic family sitcom Full House from 1987-95, where he starred as beloved dad Danny Tanner who was raising three daughters in San Francisco. Saget died suddenly 'in his sleep' a source told DailyMail.com on Monday. The comedian was found dead in his hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton golf resort in Orlando, Fla. following a performance in Jacksonville on Saturday.  Stepping out: Mary-Kate Olsen was spotted in New York on Monday afternoon, just one day after her television father, Bob Saget, died in Florida at the age of 65 Family forever: Olsen, along with her identical twin sister Ashley, played the part of Michelle on the iconic family sitcom Full House from 1987-95, where he starred as beloved dad Danny Tanner who was raising three daughters in San Francisco; seen in 1991 In a final Instagram post less than 24...
    Hong Kong (CNN Business)Asia's biggest billionaire, Mukesh Ambani, has snapped up a controlling stake in the Mandarin Oriental in New York City for just over $98 million. Ambani's conglomerate, Reliance Industries, announced Saturday the acquisition of the hotel's parent company, a Cayman Islands-based firm controlled by the Investment Corporation of Dubai. That company indirectly holds a 73.4% stake in the property.The deal is expected to close by the end of March. Reliance said that it would plan to acquire the remaining stake based on the same valuation if the hotel's other owners choose to also sell their shares. The Investment Corporation of Dubai took over the building in 2015. And as of last March, the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group still owned a 25% stake, according to its most recent annual report. The $98.2 million price tag represents a significant discount: A 2007 shareholder report from the Mandarin Oriental disclosed the property was valued at as much as $340 million.Read MoreLike most hotels, Mandarin Oriental was hit badly by the Covid-19 pandemic. In a stock exchange filing Saturday, Reliance said that...
              by Harry Wilmerding   The New York Times Company announced Thursday its agreement to purchase The Athletic, a sports media company, for $550 million. The acquisition will help The New York Times reach its goal of having 10 million subscriptions by 2025, according to a company press release. The Athletic charges a monthly subscription and provides coverage of over 200 sports clubs and teams both in the U.S. and around the world. “Acquiring the Athletic puts us in a position to be a global leader in sports journalism and offer English speakers around the world another reason to turn to the Times Company to meet their daily news and life needs,” Meredith Kopit Levien, president and chief executive of The New York Times Company, said in the press release. “With one of the largest dedicated teams of reporters covering sports globally and a commitment to everyday reporting, The Athletic is a great complement to the Times,” Levien said. The New York Times has over 8 million subscribers, according to the release, and it warned in November that it could experience cancellations in the fourth quarter...
    Did you ever see movie Escape From New York? The crime-news of today bring that decades-old film back to mind.   Starring Kurt Russell, Escape From New York, released in 1981, had a wild premise: Manhattan had become so crime-ridden that authorities simply built a wall around it, turning the island into a giant prison.  That was an okay solution until Air Force One crashes there; the president survives the crash, and so a motley crew of commandoes led by Russell must rescue him.   Okay, so that’s not the most plausible of premises. And yet without a doubt, the depiction of New York City as a hellhole was simply true; the crime rate at that time was as high as a skyscraper. In 1981, there were 2,166 murders in the city, and 1,214,935 serious crimes overall—that was more than one serious crime for every six residents. So we can see, in a Hollywood way, the scenario that New York City was a menace to the innocent and law-abiding was perfectly plausible.   Yet beginning in the 1990s, the movie became implausible. Why?...
    (CNN)A good Samaritan died on New Year's Day while trying to help a man who fell onto subway tracks during a gang assault in New York City.At around 2:40 a.m., the assault victim -- a 38-year-old male -- was approached by several individuals on the southbound B/D train platform in the Fordham Road subway station in the Bronx, the New York City Police Department said in a statement.The gang "displayed a knife and began assaulting him" and at some point the assault victim fell onto the subway tracks, according to police. It is unclear if he fell or if he was pushed.The 36-year-old witness went down to the tracks to help the victim, but was "subsequently struck by the oncoming train, causing his death," police said.The train didn't strike the assault victim, according to police, but he was treated and released by a local hospital for a fractured arm.Read MorePolice said the suspected gang left the station in unknown directions, and have released surveillance photos from the scene in an effort to identify anyone who may have witnessed the incident,...
    MELANIA Trump looked completely unrecognizable in throwback pictures from her wedding to Donald more than 15 years ago. She tied the knot with the brash business tycoon at a lavish ceremony held in Palm Beach, Florida on January 22, 2005. 6Melania Trump tied the knot with her husband Donald in Florida in January 2005Credit: Rex Features 6Her gown was pictured on the front cover of Vogue magazine in February 2005Credit: Mario Testino/American Vogue Melania’s Dior gown contained 1,500 diamonds and pearls and took over 500 hours to create. She appeared on the front cover of Vogue's February 2005 magazine. It included 98 yards of white satin and the skirt was wide so Melania “was seated on the beach” for their wedding supper at Mar-a-Lago, according to a New York Times report. Melania, formerly Ms. Knauss, teamed the dress up with a white veil, jewels, and wore a hand bracelet containing white roses. The then 34-year-old didn’t carry a bouquet down the aisle but held a set of rosary beads instead. Melania was given a Graff emerald cut diamond ring that...
    The New York Times is directing its elite readers to believe that a man named Amy Schneider is the “first woman” to have won $1 million on the Jeopardy! quiz show — even though the man has publicly admitted he is a male “transgender woman.” “It is shocking how completely The New York Times has embraced the cause of lying about [the biology of] sex and of erasing women,” responded Natasha Chart, a left-wing critic of the transgender ideology. “Amy Schneider is a man, and everybody who knows anything about that knows that a woman did not win that prize: It’s just a lie,” she added. The January 7 article describes the man as a “she” 12 times as it awards him the status of being the most successful woman on the quiz show: On Friday, she became the fourth contestant and the first woman in the history of “Jeopardy!” to surpass $1 million in winnings during regular-season play. She did so on her 28th game, a runaway in which she won over $42,000, continuing a streak that has captured the...
    New York is set to be hit by freezing rain and snow this weekend, bringing travel chaos with thousands of cancelled flights as icy weather prepares to blast the Big Apple. According to Accuweather forecasts, a mixture of rain, ice and snow will hit the Northeast on Saturday and Sunday, with parts of the Empire State to receive up to a quarter-inch of ice as a Midwest winter storm makes its way to the region.  With ice that thick, tree limbs can be weighed down enough to lead to power outages, and ice can be difficult to remove from windshields causing decreased visibility on the road.  'The greatest risk of several hours of icy travel will be from Saturday night to early Sunday in the central Appalachians and early Sunday over interior New England,' AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Brett Anderson said.  Long Island and western New York are more likely to see rain following its first snowstorm of the year earlier this week.  Pictured: snow covering Inwood Park in New York City, which is set to be hit by freezing rain...
    (CNN)The New York attorney general's office is investigating an incident in which a man died weeks after catching fire when police tased him while he was covered in hand sanitizer, new videos released on Friday by the attorney general's office show.In the first of two videos dated October 30, 2021 -- which were released without audio -- a man identified as 29-year-old Jason Jones is seen interacting with two police officers in the lobby of the Catskill Police Department in Greene County, New York. Jones appears to be agitated in his interactions with the officers, and at one point is seen taking off his sweater and ripping his shirt off while pacing around the lobby and trying to open a door, the video shows. More than halfway through the first video, a third officer walks into the lobby and all four men are seen speaking together while a shirtless Jones continues to pace around the lobby. Inside one major police departments effort to prevent Taser mistakesIn the second video, Jones is seen squirting what appears to be hand sanitizer on...