NEW YORK — Five anchorwomen at a New York City news channel have sued their company, saying they were marginalized and cast aside to make room for younger women and men. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in Manhattan federal court against Charter Communications on behalf of the women who work at NY1, known as New York One. A Charter spokeswoman says the company takes the allegations seriously but has found no merit to them. Maureen Huff says NY1 is a "respectful and fair workplace" and works to ensure its employees are valued and empowered. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and a return to the positions the women occupied before Charter took control of NY1 in 2016. The female anchors are Roma Torre, Kristen Shaughnessy, Jeanine Ramirez, Vivian Lee and Amanda Farinacci. … [Read more...] about 5 New York City anchorwomen allege age discrimination
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Share Tweet Email Politics Share: Share Tweet Email Share: Share Tweet Email WABC By NEW YORK -- NYC's 109th mayor officially entered the 2020 race for president by posting a video on YouTube. Mayor Bill de Blasio is joining more than 20 other candidates vying for the Democratic nomination. His slogan is "Working People First." WATCH THE VIDEO HERE. The mayor and his wife will appear on "Good Morning America" Thursday morning to talk about the announcement. De Blasio, who is in his second term and sixth year as mayor, is expected to travel to Iowa on Friday. A Quinnipiac University poll back in April found that 76 percent of New Yorkers do not think de Blasio should run for president. The same poll found that 47 percent of respondents thought a de Blasio campaign would be bad for New York City. "The first reaction is what, is he kidding?", said Democratic strategist Hank Sheinkopf. "But you know … [Read more...] about New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces run for president
When Yulia Laricheva saw someone have a heart attack in the office of a New York City advertising firm, she knew something needed to change. At the time, she was afraid to talk to management about the work culture. "If we spoke out, we would get blacklisted, retaliated against or fired," she said. Laricheva said the expectation that she would work at all hours of the day started to affect her own health. "It was making me sick. I was having heart palpitations, I was stressed, I couldn't disconnect," she said. "I'm very committed to my job. But there has to come a time when you say pencils down, when you go home and rest." Now, Laricheva, a Brooklyn resident, is supporting a bill introduced by New York City Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr. called the "Right to Disconnect." The proposed bill would make it illegal for private employers in New York City with 10 or more employees to require their workers to check and respond to electronic communications during non-work hours. "I think it's … [Read more...] about A ‘right to disconnect’? New York City Council explores protecting off hours
By Patrick May | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: January 24, 2019 at 11:54 am | UPDATED: January 24, 2019 at 11:55 am Even here in the exorbitantly priced Bay Area you could hear jaws drop Thursday as the word spread: A $238 million sale of a New York City penthouse just set a record as the most expensive home ever sold in the United States. The sale almost makes San Francisco’s top listing of $38 million this past fall seem laughable. “Griffin, the hedge fund billionaire who’s the richest man in Illinois, has closed on a penthouse at the Robert A.M. Stern-designed 220 Central Park South, a purchase that has long been rumored,” according to Curbed New York. “The final sale price: a whopping $238 million, which gives it the dubious distinction of being the most expensive home ever sold in the United States. It’s also close to the top of the list for the priciest home ever sold in the world, though according … [Read more...] about $238 million for a New York City apartment? No, you’re not hallucinating.
Reaching its highest annual level ever, New York City has awarded $3.7 billion in city contracts with minority and women-owned businesses, the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio reports. That total spending for fiscal 2018 is up from $2.5 billion awarded to those businesses for 2017, and more than double from $1.5 billion in 2015. Simultaneously, the city expanded its first loan program in February 2018 to allow eligible M/WBEs to now apply for low-interest loans at 3% up to $1 million, an increase from $500,000 when the program was launched in March 2017. Jonnel Doris, senior adviser and director of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) spoke about the city doubling the size of the loan program and how M/WBEs, like all businesses, need working capital to thrive. “M/WBEs have challenges in the marketplace getting loans, so we instituted this program in getting the resources they need to compete … [Read more...] about Big Apple Milestone: New York City Awards Over $3 Billion in Contracts to Black, Minority Businesses