Updated 7:59 pm PST, Sunday, January 20, 2019 Ben Jennings snowblows his driveway on Sunday, Jan. 20, in Glenville, N.Y., where 16 inches of snow fell from Saturday evening through noon Sunday. Ben Jennings snowblows his driveway on Sunday, Jan. 20, in Glenville, N.Y., where 16 inches of snow fell from Saturday evening through noon Sunday. Photo: Mary Esch, AP Photo: Mary Esch, AP Image 1 of / 20 Caption Close Image 1 of 20 Ben Jennings snowblows his driveway on Sunday, Jan. 20, in Glenville, N.Y., where 16 inches of snow fell from Saturday evening through noon Sunday. Ben Jennings snowblows his driveway on Sunday, Jan. 20, in Glenville, N.Y., where 16 inches of snow fell from Saturday evening through noon Sunday. … [Read more...] about Cuomo urges New Yorkers to prepare for sub-zero conditions
Mayor Bill de Blasio made a bold proposal Wednesday — he wants New York City to be the first in the nation to mandate personal time for workers. The proposal is ground breaking for New Yorkers as no other city in the country requires private employers to pay workers for time off for vacation. "New Yorkers need a break," the mayor said said during his announcement from City Hall, where he was accompanied by workers. "If you work hard and you don't get a break, that's not fair." De Blasio's proposal, if passed by the city council, would impact more than half a million workers who are without any paid time off, including 180,000 workers in professional services, 90,000 in retail, and 200,000 in the hotel and food service sectors. Mayor Bill de Blasio made a bold proposal Wednesday — he wants New York City to be the first in the nation to mandate personal time for workers. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019) "That’s wonderful I’ll have to talk with my … [Read more...] about ‘New Yorkers Need a Break’: NYC Introduces Proposal for Mandatory Paid Time Off
After announcing the closure of New York City’s L train subway line in 2016, Governor Andrew Cuomo walked back his plan on Thursday, months before the shutdown was set to happen. Cuomo said the L train, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy, would no longer be shuttered for 15 months, but would instead rely on night and weekend repairs. Cornell and Columbia engineers are looking into a European technique for tunnel construction that would allow the train to stay open on weekdays. The technique has never been used in the US. While Cuomo’s plan is music to the ears of some New Yorkers, it represents an unfortunate conclusion to an already-disastrous scenario. Anyone who’s taken the L train on a weekday morning knows what a gruelling experience it can be – even by New York City transportation standards. At my stop at First Avenue in Manhattan, it’s rare to catch the train on the first go-round. I’m often left waiting for two or three cars … [Read more...] about New Yorkers are freaking out that a plan to shut down an entire subway line has been canceled. Here’s why it was a disaster from the start.
Aria Bendix, provided by Published 10:36 am CST, Friday, December 28, 2018 Drew Angerer/Getty Images Amazon has chosen Long Island City, Queens, as one of two sites for its second headquarters, known as HQ2. New Yorkers have expressed concern about an influx of new commuters on the subway, which is already plagued by overcrowding and delays. The addition of 25,000 Amazon employees could strain the system, but many Amazon workers would be commuting against rush hour traffic. With the arrival of Google's $1 billion campus, the city can expect another 7,000 new tech employees over the next ten years. While some may turn to Amazon to invest in the subway's $37 billion renewal, the responsibility has long fallen to the state. Amazon will split its second headquarters between the New York and Washington, DC metropolitan areas, sparking fears among residents about an influx of new commuters. Leading up to its decision, Amazon made it seem like it … [Read more...] about New Yorkers are freaking out that Amazon’s HQ2 could cripple the subway system, but the reality is more complicated
New Yorker magazine, yes the New Yorker, has surveyed the field of famous American men and has announced that Flyers mascot and media sensation Gritty is a man among men, indeed one of the few the venerable publication could love in a year of wretched male behavior. After listing the various scandals and misbehaviors of men as varied as former CBS head Leslie Moonves, business titan Elon Musk and President Donald Trump, magazine writer Naomi Fry said she "pored over the data and dug up a smattering of men who didn’t do so horribly this year, "Gritty was at the top of the list.As far as Fry was concerned the "one man we loved to love was Gritty...This viral sensation has brought so much joy to our lives since his début, in September, that it’s difficult to believe that, mere months ago, we were Gritty- less. The instantly meme-able monster physically resembles Animal, the out-of-control drummer from “The Muppet Show,” crossed with … [Read more...] about The New Yorker calls Gritty one of 2018’s few good men