opinion The Editorial Board USA TODAY Published 6:32 PM EST Nov 13, 2018 You have to wonder what people in places like Appalachia or the Rust Belt are thinking about Amazon's much-awaited HQ2 decision. While these people can only dream of an influx of high-paying jobs, they have to watch residents of Seattle, New York and Northern Virginia complain about the burdens of having too many affluent people in their neighborhoods. Amazon, the retailing giant that sells everything from cloud computing services to sex toys, set off an economic development frenzy when it announced it would create or relocate 50,000 jobs in a city other than its current home of Seattle. The move came in part because the company needs access to tech talent outside the Pacific Northwest, and in part because Seattle residents were growing weary of so many techies driving up housing costs and changing the city's crunchy, rebellious vibe. After considering more than … [Read more...] about Why Amazon picked Northern Virginia and New York City
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October 4, 2018 By Lester Keizer Leave a Comment Manhattan’s Coolest New Hotel: The Redbury New York (as featured in Forbes Magazine) selects Business Continuity Technologies, a leading managed service provider in Las Vegas and Datto as provider of choice for Redbury Hotel’s disaster recovery and business continuity solution. This represents a first for BCT’s IT services in New York City. A little bit naughty and a whole lot of rock and roll. That’s the idea behind the creation of the new Redbury New York. Located in Manhattans burgeoning NoMad district, it is just a short jaunt from the Empire State Building, Madison Square Park, The Theatre District, Fashion District, Museum Row and all the boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs downtown. This legendary neighborhood was home to the late 19th century music publishing meccas known as Tin Pan Alley. World-renowned photographer Matthew Rolston dove deep into New York’s illustrious history as one of the … [Read more...] about Start Spreading the News – Business Continuity Technologies Providing Managed Services in New York City!
A war on poor black and Hispanic households is playing out daily in New York City’s housing court, which has evolved into another tool for unscrupulous landlords to use to displace low-income tenants. On average, at least 58 households are evicted every day, a large proportion of them people of color severely burdened by rents that consume half their incomes. They tend to live in a handful of neighborhoods at the epicenter of an eviction calamity in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, according to a new Community Service Society analysis. These evictions are driven by New York City’s affordable housing crisis. Since 2005, the five boroughs have lost more than 425,000 affordable apartments that rent for less than $900 leaving working-class residents with fewer options. At the same time the number of luxury apartments renting for at least $2,700 has more than doubled, according to a recent New York City Comptroller’s report. This means money from government programs … [Read more...] about URBAN AGENDA: We Must Do More to Reduce Evictions in New York City
Laura Adams Stiansen North Jersey Record Published 6:03 PM EDT Oct 3, 2018 Three-time Academy-Award winning actress Meryl Streep has listed her Tribeca penthouse for sale. The asking price: $24.6 million. Streep, who is known as one of the greatest actresses of all time, purchased the home in the New York City neighborhood in Lower Manhattan for $10.13 million in 2006, according to Zillow. The penthouse is listed by Douglas Elliman Real Estate, with the website stating: "What makes this penthouse so special is the brilliant combination of a townhouse sensibility and a loft-like openness, all on one floor." The 3,944-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, a terrace accessible from almost every room, a wood-burning fireplace, a chef's kitchen with a double-wide Sub-Zero refrigerator and two Miele ovens with six-burner cooktop. The master suite offers two separate baths and two separate dressing areas. Streep, a Summit … [Read more...] about Meryl Streep lists New York City penthouse for $24.6 million
An interview with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio started off with “the obvious question”: What the heck is he doing in Texas? Amid persistent rumors of his presidential aspirations, the two-term Democrat said he came to Austin to share the “progressive vision” he’s implementing in the country’s largest metropolis. “This is what the future should look like, not only in cities around America, but in all parts across America,” de Blasio said Friday at The Texas Tribune Festival. “We need to talk about what can happen on the ground all over this country.” In a conversation with Brian Rosenthal of The New York Times, de Blasio touted some of those efforts — such as universal pre-K, neighborhood policing and affordable housing — while defending his hesitations around some ideas like marijuana legalization. The Texas Tribune thanks its sponsors. Become one. “We’re creating a vision of a society that … [Read more...] about Mayor Bill de Blasio says his “progressive vision” for New York City can be copied across the country