NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Sorokin traveled in celebrity circles and tossed $100 tips — all the more reason to believe she was the German heiress she said she was. But behind the jet-set lifestyle and pricey threads, prosecutors say, was a fraudster who bilked friends, banks and hotels for a taste of the high life. Sorokin, 28, lived in luxury New York City hotel rooms she couldn’t afford, promised a friend an all-expenses paid trip to Morocco and then stuck her with the $62,000 bill, and peddled bogus bank statements in a quest for a $22 million loan, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office alleges. On Wednesday, the one-time darling of the Big Apple social scene is scheduled to stand trial on grand larceny and theft of services charges alleging she swindled $275,000 in a 10-month odyssey that saw her jetting to Omaha and Marrakesh before landing in a cell at Rikers Island. “Her overall scheme has been to claim to be a wealthy German heiress with approximately … [Read more...] about A woman in New York City lived life as a German heiress. Prosecutors say it was all a sham.
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | New York’s Mayor Doesn’t Run New York’s Subways. Should He? Advertisement Supported by ByEmma G. Fitzsimmons March 5, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] It is a peculiarity of New York City history: The mayor does not control the subway that is so essential to the city’s success. Mayor Bill de Blasio has some influence over the transit system, but he is largely at the whim of state leaders who have controlled the subway since 1968. Now Corey Johnson, the City Council speaker, wants to change that. Mr. Johnson introduced a plan on Tuesday as part of his State of the City speech to wrest control of the subway from the governor and state lawmakers, many of whom live far from the city and rarely, if ever, take the subway. … [Read more...] about New York’s Mayor Doesn’t Run New York’s Subways. Should He?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town Supported by BySteve Lohr Feb. 22, 2019 Euan Robertson started his job with New York City’s economic development team at an ominous moment. It was Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, the day Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and ignited the financial crisis. Mr. Robertson made his way through City Hall’s sprawling open office to a conference table, where he huddled with top advisers to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “No one knew what was going to happen or how bad it would be,” Mr. Robertson recalled. “But everyone agreed we’d better come up with a plan.” The plan that emerged called for developing tech start-ups and tech workers in New York. The goal, Mr. Robertson said, was to “build a talent … [Read more...] about It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town
By Christopher Mims WSJ Fri., Feb. 15, 2019 Amazon.com Inc.’s abandoned plans for a New York City headquarters may have prompted mixed reactions in the Big Apple, but for the rest of the country, it’s good news. In its announcement, the company said it would continue to invest in its 17 other North American corporate and tech hubs, as well as its forthcoming expansions in Northern Virginia and Nashville. Setting politics and any immediate fallout aside, the decision could significantly benefit America’s tech economy in the long run, say experts in regional economic development. The answer to overcrowding in Seattle and Silicon Valley wasn’t to build yet another tech headquarters in an already crowded city like New York, but to spread out. The best situation of all, they argue, would be if Amazon were to distribute its intended 25,000 New York jobs across these other sites, where it already employs more than 20,000 people. Amazon could face … [Read more...] about Why Amazon’s New York U-Turn Is Good for America’s Tech Economy
By Timothy W. Martin and Sarah Krouse WSJ Sat., Jan. 12, 2019 Steve Jobs took to a stage a dozen years ago this week to introduce a revolutionary new product to the world: the first Apple iPhone. That groundbreaking device, and the competitors that followed, changed the way people communicated, ordered dinner and hailed a taxi. The technology world reoriented around the smartphone, supplanting the personal computer, MP3 players, the digital camera and maps. And the mobile economy was born. Today, it looks like the era of smartphone supremacy is starting to wane. The devices aren’t going away any time soon, but their grip on the consumer is weakening. A global sales slump and a lack of hit new advancements has underlined a painful reality for the matured industry: smartphones don’t look so singularly smart anymore. While once smartphones were like a centripetal force sucking up tools from dozens of devices, from flashlights to calculators to game … [Read more...] about The Big Hangup: Why the Future Is Not Just Your Phone