Council Speaker Christine Quinn last week announced a plan to double -- from $5 to $10 -- the price cap on items that can be sold at sidewalk newsstands.
Her proclamation amazed more than a few New Yorkers: Who knew that streetcorner newsstand owners have to petition the City Council to sell a useful $10 umbrella -- instead of the water-soluble $4 version -- here in the heart of global capitalism?
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Gay rights activists plan to march in huge numbers in Greenwich Village Monday, responding to the murder of a gay man from Harlem early Saturday morning.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials are expected to join LGBT groups and other activists at Monday’s rally, where they will speak out against attacks like the killing of Marc Carson at midnight on Saturday.
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Connecticut commuters can expect delays and limited service this week as MTA Metro North Railroad crews continue to repair damage from the Friday evening passenger-train collision in Bridgeport, Conn.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy said commuters, both drivers and train riders, will be affected throughout the week.
About 30,000 rail commuters per day are affected by the service disruption.... » more
Say hello to Yumblr!
Aging online portal Yahoo! is set to buy the hugely popular blogging platform Tumblr after the $1.1 billion deal was cleared by Yahoo's board Sunday, according to All Things D, the tech blog of The Wall Street Journal.
The all-cash deal, which has been speculated about since last week, is the largest tech acquisition since Facebook bought Instagram in 2012.
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Mother Nature couldn't mooga three days in a row.
Sunday's downpour canceled the final day of the Great Googa Mooga Festival. Organizers of the food and music event apologized for the last second change, which they said was for safety concerns, and promised ticket holders they'd get their money back.
"All Sunday VIP ticket purchases will be refunded in full," a spokeswoman... » more
New York's annual digital confab is set to kick off Monday, as Internet Week sweeps through the city, highlighting the Big Apple's leading role in tech and online culture.
The annual weeklong conference, launched in 2008, turns the city into a mecca for the digitally connected, with panels, speeches, demonstrations and more in online business and culture.
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When it comes to the city's tech future, Brooklyn is starting to give Manhattan some serious competition. More than 200 start-ups have set up shop in DUMBO, downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Navy Yard, according to the city's digital jobs map that was created this year by the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. That number is going to keep growing, according to city leaders.
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Across the region Sunday, people were reluctantly accepting that no, they had not won the $590 million Powerball jackpot. They were shelving fantasies, adjusting dreams and revising hopes -- until the next time.
"I obey a saying: Do not spend money you do not have yet. That is how I stay in a reality environment," and avoid lottery-related disappointments, explained Peter Gonzalez,... » more
Vito Lopez's long run in the state Assembly is expected come to a close Monday.
The Brooklyn Democrat submitted his letter of resignation over the weekend, days after an Assembly ethics committee revealed allegations made by female staffers of sexual harassment.
The Assembly began the process of expelling Lopez, who was a fixture in Albany since 1984, on Friday. Later that day, Lopez,... » more
Service on the No. 4 and 5 trains will be reduced at night this week as MTA crews make repairs to express tunnels as part of the agency's Fastrack maintenance program.
From Monday until Friday morning, the No. 4 train will run local between 125th Street and Grand Central-42nd Street in both directions. No. 5 service ends early each night, except for Bronx stations between Dyre Avenue and East... » more