New York Bridal Fashion Week, which was Oct. 3-8, showcased a stunning array of wedding day looks for 2020 brides, with a focus on diversity, inclusivity and individuality. From Vera Wang’s “cool girl” looks, to Ines Di Santo’s glamorous couture gowns, Marchesa’s dreamy lace confections, and Monique Lhuillier’s romantic classics, there was something for everyone. The fall and winter 2020 collections emphasized customization and figure-flattering looks for all body types and personal styles. “What a perfect time for a bride to express who she is and what she chooses to wear,” said Ines Di Santo, the designer. “I love that today’s bride is able to transcend trend, the norm, and expectation.” Here are a few of the new looks. Exaggerated Bows Big bows are back. Designers used this ordinarily sweet detail to make a sophisticated statement. The oversize embellishment added a pop to clean-silhouetted gowns, as shown in … [Read more...] about What We Saw at New York Bridal Fashion Week
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The Department of Justice and the New York attorney general soon opened investigations into the industry. The city arrested a debt collector, waived $10 million in fees owed by medallion owners and strengthened regulations. The taxi titans expanded their operations to Chicago … Symon Garber, a New York fleet owner, along with a group of partners, began buying medallions in Chicago and lending to other buyers. They eventually bought 800 of the city’s 7,000 medallions. Michael Levine, a legend in New York’s taxi industry, bought more than 500 medallions in Chicago. Mr. Levine also was involved in a company that provided at least 750 loans to medallion owners. At least 40 other New Yorkers bought Chicago medallions, including Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, records show. … and to Boston, Philadelphia and elsewhere. Then some of the same people who roiled New York’s industry expanded their operations. Medallion prices soared to $700,000 … [Read more...] about How New York’s Taxi Titans Roiled Cities Hundreds of Miles Away
New York City was built on big, bold ideas. The vision of past leaders kept New Yorkers in town and captured the imaginations of millions from around the world who came here to “make it.” In the Video Op-Ed above, Mara Gay, a native New Yorker who has reported on the streets of this city for seven years, questions where all that vision is today. She argues that New York’s current leaders need to bring big ambition and hustle to serve their residents. She supplies ideas of what vision could look like to a mayor whose reluctant homecoming offers dim hope for the city. New Yorkers, she says, deserve more. This isn’t just a New York story — it’s a trend in many cities around the world, where broad public programs are pushed aside for narrow corporate interests and where transformative polices are as hard to come by as affordable rents. … [Read more...] about New York City: Are We an Empire in Decline?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Jeffrey Epstein’s New York Hunting Ground: Dance Studios Advertisement Supported by The financier recruited young dancers to give him erotic massages even after his 2008 conviction for soliciting prostitution from a minor. ByAli Watkins Sept. 3, 2019 Updated 5:59 a.m. ET Lisa was 17 when a fellow dancer approached her after a ballet class in 2002 and asked if she wanted to give private exercise classes to a wealthy man named Jeffrey Epstein. Another dancer, Priscilla, received a similar pitch in 2006 from a woman, this time to give Mr. Epstein a massage. The same year, a third dancer, Marlo Fisken, was asked if she would become his personal trainer. At the time, Mr. Epstein was exploiting dozens of girls he had plucked from high schools and shopping malls in Florida, luring them to his Palm Beach … [Read more...] about Jeffrey Epstein’s New York Hunting Ground: Dance Studios
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Teachers in New York City Barred From Attending Climate Protest Advertisement Supported by The decision underlines the difficulties in separating the politics of climate change from teaching about the science of it. ByAnne Barnard Published Updated 10:50 a.m. ET [ Live coverage of the climate strike .] Hanna and Kian Joulaee, twins and fifth graders at Public School 10 in Brooklyn, spent Wednesday night decorating signs and T-shirts for a rally in Red Hook set for Friday, a day of global youth protests for urgent action on climate change. But on Thursday morning, their mother, The city’s Education Department ruled that employee participation would violate rules ensuring a “politically neutral learning environment,” as would schools that stage their own climate-action walkouts on … [Read more...] about Teachers in New York City Barred From Attending Climate Protest