Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | In Puerto Rico, Building a Disaster-Proof Business Is Part of Recovery Advertisement Supported by ByMolly Schwartz April 9, 2019 For nearly a year after rain stopped falling on Puerto Rico, the island was without full power. For months, thousands of businesses closed and did not reopen. And for nearly as long, internet was scarce. So when Emmanuel Oquendo and Israel Figueroa Fontánez found connectivity along a central strip in San Juan known as the Milla de Oro (the Golden Mile), they plopped down on the sidewalk, opened their laptops, and worked from the street. “It was during Hurricane Maria that we found a purpose,” Mr. Oquendo said. Mr. Oquendo and Mr. Figueroa had been trying to start a company, BrainHi, that automated communication with doctors’ offices. If a human … [Read more...] about In Puerto Rico, Building a Disaster-Proof Business Is Part of Recovery
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Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, gave a talk to a members-only event at the Yale Club in New York on Tuesday. During the 30-minute lecture, Bezos said his private aerospace company, Blue Origin, would launch its first people into space aboard a New Shepard rocket in 2019. Bezos also questioned the capabilities of a space tourism competitor, Virgin Galactic, and criticised the goal of Elon Musk and SpaceX to settle Mars with humans. Ultimately, Bezos said he wants Blue Origin to enable a space-faring civilisation where “a Mark Zuckerberg of space” and “1,000 Mozarts and 1,000 Einsteins” can flourish. Bezos advised the crowd to hold a powerful, personal long-term vision, but to devote “the vast majority of your energy and attention” on shorter-term activities and those ranging up to 2- or 3-year timeframes. Jeff Bezos may be the richest human on Earth, as the founder of Amazon, but his ultimate dreams reside within a relatively obscure … [Read more...] about Jeff Bezos just gave a private talk in New York. From utopian space colonies to dissing Elon Musk’s Martian dream, here are the most notable things he said.
Equinox is expanding–and diversifying–its portfolio. On Tuesday, the health club and luxury lifestyle company announced it will dip into the treadmill market with a new gym concept called Precision Run. The New York City studio, based in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, will be solely devoted to indoor running on the treadmill. Precision Run originally began as an Equinox club class in 2014 and soon became its most successful/utilized group fitness class of all time. The cardio program balances the variables of treadmill running–speed, incline, duration, and recovery–to get members sweating. A plan for nationwide expansion is in the works, with an outpost in Los Angeles scheduled for later in the year. “It’s poised to be the next SoulCycle within the portfolio,” an Equinox rep tells Fast Company. Orangetheory expanding at a dizzying rate. (Orangetheory now counts more than 1,000 locations). According to fitness class booking platform … [Read more...] about Run don’t walk to Equinox’s new standalone club for treadmill enthusiasts
SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — A limousine loaded with revelers bound for a 30th birthday celebration blew through a stop sign at the end of a highway and slammed into a parked SUV outside a store, killing all 18 people in the limo and two pedestrians in the deadliest U.S. transportation accident in nearly a decade, officials and victims' relatives said Sunday.The collision turned a relaxed Saturday afternoon into chaos at an upstate New York spot popular with tourists taking in the fall foliage. Relatives said the limousine was carrying four sisters and their friends to a birthday celebration for the youngest."They did the responsible thing getting a limo so they wouldn't have to drive anywhere," their aunt, Barbara Douglas, told reporters Sunday. She said three of the sisters were with their husbands and identified them as Amy and Axel Steenburg, Abigail and Adam Jackson, Mary and Rob Dyson and Allison King. 19 PHOTOS 20 killed after limousine crash in upstate New York See Gallery … [Read more...] about Four sisters and their spouses among 20 killed in upstate New York limo crash
By Mengqi Sun The Wall Street Journal Tues., Sept. 25, 2018 The New York City hotel market is bouncing back, as a growing U.S. economy and a wellspring of visitors have helped overcome years of construction that flooded the city with new hotels and pressured room rates. Hotels in the city are enjoying their highest occupancy rates since 2000 for the first eight months of the year, according to data provider STR. The market also has experienced the fastest growth in revenue per room since 2013. The lodging rebound is a welcome development for New York hotel owners, who have suffered through a construction boom—the biggest in a generation—that flooded the market with new properties and inhibited hoteliers’ ability to raise room rates. More than 22,500 hotel rooms were built in New York during the past five years, according to STR. Another 13,000 rooms are currently under construction, which is “the largest single under-constructions pipeline in … [Read more...] about New York hotel market roars back after drowning in too much supply