New York City Headlines

  • Statue of Liberty climber guilty of trespassing for immigration protest

    A woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty's stone pedestal to protest U.S. immigration policy declared in federal court on Monday she would do it again to call attention to the plight of families separated at the border and was found guilty of trespassing.

    U.S.
  • Statue of Liberty climber guilty of trespassing for immigration protest

    A woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty's stone pedestal to protest U.S. immigration policy declared in federal court on Monday she would do it again to call attention to the plight of families separated at the border and was found guilty of trespassing.

    IN
  • For retailers, smartphone is the future of store expierience

    Just a few years ago, retailers considered smartphones the enemy of the in-store experience they were trying to create. Customers often whipped out their device to compare prices online and then walked out of the store to buy the same product elsewhere. Today, stores are taking their cues from shoppers and now consider the smartphone their friend. They're giving shoppers more control over the experience with smartphone app features that let customers do things like scan and pay, as well as...

    SFGate
  • Andrew Cuomo asks New York to greenlight recreational pot

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced his support for legalizing marijuana in his state, the latest evidence of the progressive left's growing influence on moderate Democrats about the issue. The announcement from Cuomo, made during a speech in which he outlined his agenda for his first 100 days of his third term leading the Empire State, comes months after a bruising primary challenge on his left from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon, who supported a number of progressive priorities,...

    WPLG
  • Homeless rate static since 2017, lower since 2010

    Homelessness effectively remained static from 2017 to 2018, increasing by 0.3%, according to a report Monday from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. However, since 2010 homelessness has declined by more than 13%, HUD Secretary Ben Carson said on a call with reporters. The year's small rise was partly due to a "significant increase" in the number of people living in emergency shelters after 2017 natural disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, according to...

    WPLG
  • Google announces $1 billion expansion in New York City

    The announcement comes just days after Apple said it will build new offices across the United States

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  • Google Is Planning a Huge $1 Billion Campus in New York

    Google says the expansion will enable it to add 7,000 employees in New York, in what it is calling its "Global Business Organization."

    Entrepreneur
  • Google announces $1B NYC investment

    Big Tech's expansion outside of Silicon Valley continues: Google announced Monday it will invest more than $1 billion to double its workforce in New York City. In a blog post, Google said it will expand into three office buildings near the Hudson River in lower Manhattan. The company will gain 1.7 million square feet for more than 7,000 additional employees. Google hopes to move into the new space in 2020 and 2022, developing the new buildings into its New York-based headquarters. Google (GOOGL)...

    WPLG
  • Google will spend $1 billion to expand New York City office

    Google will spend $1 billion to grow its New York City office, the company said on Monday, an announcement that follows significant expansion plans from other tech giants.

    Washington Examiner
  • Google will spend more than $1 billion on a huge new campus in New York

    Google has joined Amazon in its push to grow its operations outside of Silicon Valley.

    The Telegraph
  • Google commences $1B expansion in New York City

    Google is spending more than $1 billion to expand operations in New York City. Ruth Porat, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Google and Alphabet, said in a blog post Monday that Google is creating a more than 1.7 million square-foot campus that includes lease agreements

    ABC News
  • Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found dead

    Colin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died. He was 35. The New York Police Department says officers went to Kroll's Manhattan apartment early Sunday after getting a call asking for a wellness check on him. They found him unconscious and unresponsive on his

    ABC News
  • Here's how to check off your Christmas list while flying the friendly skies

    To help you plan ahead (or scramble less before your flight), airports have put together gift guides highlighting unique items for sale in their terminals.

    CNBC
  • Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia,  is found dead at his New York apartment

    The man who co-founded HQ Trivia has died aged 35 from a suspected drug overdose, according to American media outlets.

    The Telegraph
  • Alvarez stops Fielding in 3rd round for 3rd division title

    Canelo Alvarez threw a Garden party Saturday night. A short and powerful fiesta. Alvarez landed dozens of body punches, knocking down Rocky Fielding four times and stopping him in the third round Saturday night to earn his third weight class title, taking the WBA super middleweight belt.

    ABC News
  • The most expensive New York City neighborhoods in 2018, ranked

    flickr / Jörg Schubert PropertyShark just released its rankings of the 50 most expensive neighborhoods in New York City in 2018. Manhattan neighborhoods dominated the list, with eight of the top 10 spots. The median sale price among the 10 most expensive neighborhoods ranges from $1.31 million to $3.85 million. PropertyShark just released its rankings of the 50 most expensive neighborhoods in New York City, and, unsurprisingly, Manhattan dominates the list. All but two of the 10 most expensive...

    Business Insider
  • Woman arrested after racist tirade in NYC subway

    A Brooklyn woman whose racist, profanity-laced tirade on the New York subway was captured on video this week has been charged with felony assault after she struck a fellow passenger, authorities said. The dispute between Anna Lushchinskaya, a 40-year-old white woman, and the 24-year-old passenger, a woman of Asian descent, began after Lushchinskaya bumped into the woman early Tuesday, the New York Police Department told CNN. Lushchinskaya yelled profanities at the victim on the northbound D...

    WPLG
  • I went to NYC's biggest luxury watch show, and the most memorable part wasn't the $1.8 million diamond watch or the $182,000 piece they let me try on

    WatchTime New York is the biggest luxury watch show in NYC. It features exhibits by many of the biggest and most respected names in the luxury watch business, including Bovet, Montblanc, MB&F, and Breguet. I know very little (read: almost nothing) about watches, but I decided to check it out. I'll preface this by saying I know very little about watches. I have a $100 Skagen that I've been wearing every day since I got it for Christmas two years ago and that, aside from some waterproof...

    Business Insider
  • Chase for talent pushes tech giants far beyond West Coast

    This generation's biggest technology companies - including Apple, Amazon and Google - have long been tied to their hometowns. Now these giants are increasingly outgrowing their West Coast roots. Driven by a limited pool of skilled workers and the ballooning cost of living in their home bases of Silicon Valley and Seattle, as well as President Trump's shifting immigration policies, the companies are aggressively taking their talent hunt across the United States and elsewhere. And they are...

    SFGate
  • Canelo cannot afford slip in Garden bout against Fielding

    In an odd way, there is more pressure on Canelo Alvarez when he fights Saturday night against unheralded Rocky Fielding than there was in his two matchups with Gennady Golovkin. A loss to the WBA super middleweight champion not only could taint his decision over Golovkin this year, it could

    ABC News
  • Police probe wave of hoax bitcoin bomb threats in U.S., Canada

    U.S. law enforcement officials on Friday were probing a wave of hoax emailed bomb threats demanding bitcoin payment that caused worry but no damage in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand a day earlier.

    IN
  • Police probe wave of hoax bitcoin bomb threats in U.S., Canada

    U.S. law enforcement officials on Friday were probing a wave of hoax emailed bomb threats demanding bitcoin payment that caused worry but no damage in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand a day earlier.

    U.S.
  • Facebook hosts offline privacy 'pop-up' in New York City

    Wrapping up a year of privacy scandals , congressional hearings and a host of other problems, Facebook hosted a one-day "pop-up" event in New York City's Bryant Park on Thursday, hoping to talk to users about their privacy settings, ad preferences and whatever else may be on their mind

    ABC News
  • "You're Worth $1 Trillion. Why Do You Need Our $3 Billion?" Angry New Yorkers Confront Amazon Execs at City Council Meeting

    The online retail giant has said its new headquarters in New York will create 25,000 jobs for residents—a claim one protester derided as "smoke and mirrors"

    Common Dreams