New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says Amazon “threw away” their opportunity in his city. The retail giant announced Thursday that it was dropping their plans to build a new headquarters in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens. Despite promising to bring 25,000 new jobs to the area, the company faced fierce local opposition over the tax incentives it was offered, as well as the effects the massive new headquarters could have on existing residents. In a statement, Amazon said it was disappointed in the outcome. But the company thanked de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo who they said “enthusiastically and graciously invited us to build in New York City and supported us during the process.” In his own statement, de Blasio was somewhat less gracious. “You have to be tough to make it in New York City. We gave Amazon the opportunity to be a good neighbor and do business in the greatest city in the world. Instead of working with the community, … [Read more...] about Read Mayor Bill de Blasio’s statement on Amazon dropping their New York City headquarter plans
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper New York | Traffic Deaths in New York City Drop to 200, a Record Low Supported by ByEmma G. Fitzsimmons Jan. 1, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox. ] The number of traffic deaths in New York City dropped in 2018 to the lowest level in more than a century, a sign of progress for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to eliminate fatalities on the city’s streets. The news, however, was not all promising: Although overall deaths declined, the number of pedestrians killed in traffic increased last year, city officials said on Tuesday. Mr. de Blasio has implemented a number of safety improvements in his aim to eliminate all traffic deaths by 2024, a program he named Vision Zero after a Swedish plan. The total number of people killed in traffic crashes in New York City … [Read more...] about Traffic Deaths in New York City Drop to 200, a Record Low
PUBLISHED: 13:25 29 September 2017 | UPDATED: 13:33 29 September 2017 Layth Yousif Kurtis Powers with Thierry Henry Archant The Arsenal Q&A is back – this week we have the very excellent Kurtis Powers – New York City’s biggest Gooner. Read on for more, including a memorable day beating Spurs... Tell us a little about yourselfI’m Kurtis Powers, a creative director. I host/DJ a weekly soul radio broadcast here in Brooklyn called The Face Radio, we even broadcast on Back2BackFM in London, and more importantly, a supporter of the Arsenal. In 2007/08 myself and a mate began what is now known as Arsenal NYC.How did you become an Arsenal fan? America is a funny place for football. Well it was for a long time, until the near recent. We’ve family in London that support Arsenal and West Ham, and my dad was a fan of Liam Brady. You never saw the footie on TV until little bits in the 90s, and towards the end of the 90s we had more. I … [Read more...] about Arsenal Q&A: New York City’s Kurtis Powers
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Luis Ferré-Sadurní and Sapna Maheshwari New York Times December 16, 2018 NEW YORK — Colin Kroll, co-founder and chief executive of the popular HQ Trivia app, was found dead apparently of a drug overdose in his lower Manhattan apartment early Sunday, police said.Police officers found his body facedown on his bed after a concerned woman called 911 and asked police to check up on him in his SoHo apartment, on Spring Street. The woman’s relationship to Kroll was unclear, but police said she grew worried about his well-being. Police said they found what appeared to be cocaine and heroin in the apartment.Kroll was 34. Advertisement A spokeswoman for HQ Trivia said that the company became aware of Kroll’s death Sunday. Get Talking Points in your inbox: An afternoon recap of the day’s most important business news, delivered … [Read more...] about Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia app, is found dead in New York City
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Soccer Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Soccer | David Villa Will Leave New York City F.C. Supported by ByAndrew Das Nov. 28, 2018 David Villa, the Spanish World Cup winner who in 2014 became New York City F.C.’s first player, said on Wednesday that he would leave the club when his contract expired at the end of the year. Villa, a striker, scored 80 goals in 124 appearances for the team and was Major League Soccer’s most valuable player in 2016. Over four seasons, much of it spent as New York City F.C.’s captain, he provided the steadying hand that allowed the expansion club to establish itself in M.L.S. Villa, who will turn 37 on Monday, confirmed in a video posted to his social media accounts that he plans to continue playing. He said he would reveal his next destination “in a few days.” My decision. My future. … [Read more...] about David Villa Will Leave New York City F.C.