Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 15, 2019, 6:50 PM GMT By Martha C. White People complain that everything from coffee to rent is overpriced in New York City. According to tax policy experts, add to that the cost of luring a tech heavyweight to put down roots in town. Amazon’s surprise announcement that it would no longer bring an expected 25,000 jobs and $27 billion in tax revenue to New York City was fueled by mounting criticism over the the generous incentives it was promised from the city as well as the state — tax breaks totaling as much as $3 billion that analysts say probably didn’t sway the company’s decision anyway. “The price was definitely too high. I think local people were right to complain,” said Jeffrey Dorfman, an economics professor at the University of Georgia. “Companies don’t really need these … [Read more...] about Corporate tax breaks can backfire — as New York City just found out
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I visited an iconic New York City holiday market to see if it lived up to the hype. The Bank of America Winter Village is at Bryant Park in Midtown Manhattan, a short walk from Times Square. I expected it to be overcrowded with tourists, filled with cheesy souvenir shops, and completely overrated. But it was actually a lovely NYC holiday experience and I think everyone should visit. I had low expectations going to the Bryant Park Winter Village, a holiday market in New York City. It’s in Midtown Manhattan, a short walk from Times Square, and it’s on top of five subway lines, so I was sure it would be packed with people. The market, which opened on October 27 this year, includes more than 170 holiday pop-up shops, an ice skating rink, and a heated lodge with food and a cocktail bar. There are also various eateries mixed in with the boutiques. Read more: Disappointing photos show what iconic New York City attractions really look like during the holidays To my … [Read more...] about I visited the iconic New York City holiday market with shops and an ice skating rink just steps from Times Square, and the experience was nothing like what I expected
Nestled in the meatpacking district between Chelsea Market and Google's New York offices is Starbucks' latest Roastery. Set to open on Friday, the nearly 23,000-square-foot space is far from the typical Starbucks store. Bathed in warm light and teeming with copper features, the Roastery is a cozy haven for coffee fanatics looking to not only get their caffeine fix, but get an up close and personal experience with Starbucks' roasters, baristas and craft mixologists. "It was five years ago, in a Starbucks board meeting that Howard Schultz, our chairman emeritus, and Liz Muller, our chief design officer, shared a vision they had for a new concept," Kevin Johnson, CEO of Starbucks, told reporters Tuesday. "A new concept of a Starbucks, a new concept of a customer experience that is the ultimate in all things coffee." It is Starbucks' hope that the Roastery locations will become destinations for coffee drinkers rather than just another cafe to stop at while you're at the … [Read more...] about A Look Inside Starbucks’ Newest Reserve Roastery in New York City
Five Below is a discount-store chain that sells everything from books to clothes for under $US5. It has opened 67 new stores so far in 2018. It plans to open an additional 50 stores this quarter, CEO Joel Anderson said in an earnings call in September. Five Below opened its flagship store in one of Manhattan’s most iconic shopping districts on Friday. Here’s what it’s like to visit. Five Below just opened its flagship store in one of the most famous spots in Manhattan: Fifth Avenue. Five Below, a discount-store chain that sells everything from school supplies to clothes to candy for under $US5, is one of several chains that have recently found success selling extremely low-priced products. Its flagship store opened on Friday in one of Manhattan’s most iconic shopping areas: Fifth Avenue. The new Five Below is located near Grand Central Terminal, just a few minutes away from stores like Brooks Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Versace. Five Below has opened … [Read more...] about Five Below, the discount-store chain that’s growing across America, just opened a store in one of the most glamorous parts of New York City. Here’s what it’s like to shop there.
Calling all NYC-area foodies. TheÂ Black Chef Summer Series, founded by Chef Lance Knowling, Chef Maxcel Hardy, and Alize Beal is taking place atÂ BluJeen Restaurant in Harlem, New York, from July 13 – Sept. 7. [Related: Chef Works with Food Discovery Program to Educate School Kids] The nine-week series highlights extraordinary African American chefs with diverse and distinctive palates and skill sets. Beyond the opportunity to discover the cultural flavors of Harlem, guests have an opportunity to exploreÂ multiple courses and a signature cocktail. The Black Chef Summer Series will complement each magical and tasteful evening with 10% of proceeds going to both the Food Bank For New York City, and a charity of the chef’s choosing. “Our guests can expect to indulge in delicious food, great people, and amazing wine.Â You will have the opportunity to meet and converse with influential professionals during the communal style dining … [Read more...] about ‘Black Chef Series’ Happening Now in New York City