Amazon has canceled its plans to open HQ2 in New York City, the e-commerce giant announced on Thursday. The decision comes after months of backlash from some New Yorkers and local politicians. Here is a step-by-step look at how Amazon’s New York HQ2 plans fell apart. Amazon’s much-hyped and frequently criticised New York City HQ2 plans have been canceled. On Thursday, the e-commerce giant announced that it would not be moving forward with its plans to build a headquarters in Long Island City, Queens. Read more:AMAZON CANCELS NEW YORK HQ2 “After much thought and deliberation, we’ve decided not to move forward with our plans to build a headquarters for Amazon in Long Island City, Queens,” the company wrote in a blog post. While there had been reports that Amazon was reconsidering building HQ2 in New York following local backlash, the announcement came as a shock to many. Here is everything we know about how the HQ2 deal fell apart: Amazon’s … [Read more...] about Amazon canceled its New York City HQ2 plans. Here’s everything we know about how the massive deal unravelled.
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Graham Rapier, provided by Published 2:07 pm CST, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Mario Tama/Getty Images Two passengers fainted after breathing in fumes in a New York City subway train, the New York Daily News first reported Tuesday. The line was closed for hours while crews worked to find the source of the smell. The L train has been a hot-button issue for straphangers recently after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made a surprise announcement in January that the subway line wouldn't have to close for 15 months as planned. A major New York City subway line between Manhattan and Brooklyn was closed Tuesday after two passengers reportedly fainted while inhaling a noxious smell. Service for the L train — one of the most advanced, but also one of the most hated trains in the NYC subway system — was suspended between the two boroughs Tuesday afternoon after track workers saw an unknown substance "bubbling" up at a Brooklyn station, according to the New York Daily … [Read more...] about A controversial New York City subway line was shut down after passengers reportedly fainted from strong fumes
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 Street 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 … [Read more...] about Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia app, is found dead in New York City
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper New York | Can New York City’s Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive? Supported by ByJ. David Goodman and William Neuman Nov. 16, 2018 [What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox ] For parts of his tenure, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been criticized for straying from his progressive roots, with some of his loyal supporters accusing him of failing to deliver on promises to help the homeless, or advance criminal justice reforms. Those grumblings turned into a full-throated roar this week, with the mayor’s enthusiastic backing of a billion-dollar incentive deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City, Queens. How could the liberal mayor of New York City who vowed to end the “tale of two cities” — one rich, the other poor — support this sort … [Read more...] about Can New York City’s Mayor Be an Amazon Booster and Still Be Progressive?
More than 150 women lined up on a New York City street on Wednesday to take a "fertility test" inside a yellow-and-white branded van. To promote the launch of the company, startup Kindbody drew their blood for an anti-mullerian hormone test, which does not predict overall fertility but can be a useful measure for the outcome of IVF and egg freezing. Kindbody offered to send the test results via a secure email seven days later. The new women's wellness startup provides follow-up consultations and offers treatments such as vitro fertilization, known as IVF, and egg freezing, at its midtown Manhattan brick-and-mortar location. The women, who ranged in age from 20 to 55, climbed into the Kindbody van to learn more about their options for conceiving. "I've thought about egg freezing, but I've never looked into it," said Kenya Noel, a real estate-agent who decided to visit the van as she walked by. In her late 30s, Noel -- who has a 15-year-old son -- said she's curious to see what … [Read more...] about ‘Fertility van’ hits streets of New York City