Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | Sex and the Subway Ad Advertisement Supported by Along with its many other challenges, New York’s transit system must adjudicate rapidly changing standards of public decency. ByJonah Engel Bromwich Aug 9, 2019 There is so much sex on the New York City subway now. Have you noticed? If you’re here, you must have. It’s inescapable. Sometimes, train stations are just coated in phallic cactuses. They jut out in every direction, advertising a company called Hims that sells not plants, but pills to help treat hair loss and erectile dysfunction. Within train cars, an ad for the linens company Brooklinen shows three pairs of feet tangled together under a sheet. Brooklinen originally wanted to tell riders that the sheets were meant for “threesomes” but was made to tweak it by the Metropolitan … [Read more...] about Sex and the Subway Ad
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Your Money | Watch Out. Tax Season Is Even More Stressful Than Usual. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index With millions of people filing tax returns under a new tax law and after a long government shutdown, this is a challenging year. We offer survival tips and extensive coverage. Credit Credit Pablo Delcan & Company + Saad Moosajee Supported by ByJeff Sommer Feb. 16, 2019 Take a deep breath, a drink, whatever calms you: It’s tax season. If you have already filed your return and received a satisfying refund, congratulations! You are a lucky person, because many people are having a hard time this year. Oddly, much of the pain comes from a shift that might seem pleasant: sweeping changes that, while providing a windfall for the rich, still amount to a tax cut for most Americans. But, combined with the longest government shutdown in history, the short-term effects of these changes have been surprisingly … [Read more...] about Watch Out. Tax Season Is Even More Stressful Than Usual.
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | Petland Discounts, Whose ’90s Jingle You’re Humming Right Now, May Close Supported by ByMichael Gold and Nate Schweber Feb. 1, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] As Petland Discounts opened stores across metropolitan New York, the pet store chain was propelled in no small part by a catchy commercial jingle that is now embedded in the region’s collective consciousness. “Petland Discounts,” a nondescript chorus crooned over joyous synthesizer music. “For the best care a pet can get.” Later this year, that may no longer be the case. Last month, just days after the death of its longtime owner, Petland Discounts announced that it may have to close dozens of its stores and lay off workers in New York, New Jersey and … [Read more...] about Petland Discounts, Whose ’90s Jingle You’re Humming Right Now, May Close
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Obituaries Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Obituaries | Meshulam Riklis, Financier Who Wed Pia Zadora, Is Dead at 95 Supported by ByRichard Sandomir Jan. 27, 2019 Meshulam Riklis, a financier who aggressively used debt to acquire companies before that tactic became commonplace — but who was best known beyond business circles for his marriage to the singer and actress Pia Zadora — died on Friday in Tel Aviv. He was 95. His daughter Marcia Riklis confirmed the death, in a hospital. Mr. Riklis, who was born in Turkey and raised in Israel, was a brash financial alchemist and corporate raider who built empires out of office equipment companies, retailers like the McCrory-McLellan chain and the Lerner Shops, a variety of outfits like BVD, Playtex, Fabergé and the liquor distiller Schenley, and the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas. He also financed … [Read more...] about Meshulam Riklis, Financier Who Wed Pia Zadora, Is Dead at 95
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | How to Handle a Painfully Unpredictable Market Supported by The bull market has suffered some dizzying blows. In our quarterly report on investing, you will find insights, analysis and even some humor that may help you cope with it all. ByJeff Sommer Jan. 12, 2019 After the wrenching swings of late 2018 and early January, it was difficult to harbor many illusions about the stock market. It became clear that investing in stocks wasn’t easy, predictable or safe, at least in the In fact, the long bull market had a near-death experience in December. Based on intraday trading, stocks descended just below the 20 percent-loss threshold that customarily denotes the birth of a bear market. Counting only prices at the market close, however, the Dow Jones industrial average didn’t quite fall into … [Read more...] about How to Handle a Painfully Unpredictable Market