Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Vildana Hajric Bloomberg News December 16, 2018 Colin Kroll, the co-founder and chief executive officer of the HQ Trivia quiz app, has been found dead in New York. He was 34.A representative for the New York City Police Department said Kroll was found unconscious and unresponsive early Sunday morning. Emergency medical services responded to 56 Spring St. following a wellness check and soon after pronounced him dead, Detective Ahmed Nasser of the NYPD said.Police are waiting for a medical examiner to determine the cause of death, Nasser said. The company didn’t immediately respond to calls and emails seeking comment. Advertisement Kroll, who helped co-found the startup in 2015, was named CEO of the wildly popular quiz app in September. He took over for Rus Yusupov, who moved into a role as chief creative officer. Before starting HQ, Kroll helped found … [Read more...] about Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia app, is found dead in New York City
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Briefing Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByDes Shoe Nov. 8, 2018 Sometimes it seems as if we’re living under a constant barrage of heavy news. But it isn’t all bad out there. This feature is meant to send you into the weekend with a smile, or at least a lighter heart. Want to get The Week in Good News by email? Sign up here. Here are seven great things we wrote about this week: These former drug users ran the New York City Marathon. The New York City Marathon is always full of stories of endurance. This year, Odyssey House, a drug and rehabilitation center, had a team of 45 runners who were planning to tackle the 26.2 miles — 19 of them current clients, the rest supporters and alumni. The running group began in 2001 as a supplement to treatment. “I like the way I feel after a run,” said Ryan Stevens, who turned to … [Read more...] about The Week in Good News: The New York City Marathon, a Clock Master, Flu Protection
Luminaries of the literary world know Buffalo -- and Buffalo has come to know them. Every year, a parade of stars of the written word make a path to Kleinhans Music Hall, offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for book mavens and teaching opportunities for educators. In the process, the Babel literary series, presented by Just Buffalo Literary Center and now in its 12th season, has become one of the most prestigious author series in the country. "Babel brings the best living writers on earth to Buffalo, which is a pretty stunning accomplishment," said Lorna Perez, an associate professor of English at SUNY Buffalo State, which buys a block of 100 tickets at each event for its Honors Program. "We're not London. We're not New York City," Perez said. "Yet these writers come here." Sherry Ross, a poet and teacher living in Amherst, is continually struck by the caliber of writers Babel brings. "We can see the most famous writers in the world and learn about new ones right here in our … [Read more...] about Babel literary series: ‘We’re not London. We’re not New York City. Yet these writers come here.’
Emily Ladau was panicking. It was rush hour, and she was on her way to an event at the Strand Bookstore in New York City. She had just arrived at the Union Square subway station, which is a feat in itself. Ladau uses a wheelchair because she has Larsen syndrome, a congenital skeletal disorder, and since she lives in West Babylon on Long Island, she relies on functioning elevators on several train platforms before she can even get on the subway almost 40 miles away. First there's the Long Island Railroad that brings her into Manhattan, then there's the transfer at Penn Station to get on the subway. Merely arriving at Union Square is a kind of transit triumph. But as she wheeled to the elevator on the subway platform, she noticed a sign showing the elevator was broken. The online system that keeps track of out-of-service elevators didn't indicate there was a problem; she had checked twice during the course of her commute. But now that she was on the platform, the only elevator wasn't … [Read more...] about The New York City subway’s accessibility problem
New York City is a place where attitude and strong opinions are in the DNA. New Yorkers might not agree on much, but there is one thing on which millions of them do agree: the subway is a mess. Trains are packed, breakdowns and delays are routine, some say it's gone off the rails. After an actual derailment last year injured more than 40 people, the governor declared a state of emergency. When it first opened more than a century ago, the New York City subway was considered a feat of American engineering, now it's another example of the country's ailing infrastructure. Luckily, there's a man with a plan, an Englishman in New York who proposes the city's largest infrastructure expenditure since the 1950s. More on that in a moment. First, if you have never ridden the sprawling New York City subway, welcome aboard. When the trains are moving, there's no better way to get around New York City, than on the subway. These 400-ton behemoths crisscross the underbelly of the city, zipping … [Read more...] about Why has the New York City subway gone off the rails?