SkyBridge Capital, the investment firm founded by incoming White House adviser Anthony Scaramucci, agreed to sell a majority stake to HNA Capital U.S., which is controlled by Chinese billionaire Chen... To view the full story, click the title link.
The trash is “something nice for people in the neighborhood.”
Because sometimes people do really leave the country after a new president is elected, check out today's end-of-day links: pro-life feminists, subway hair dye, whither the Democratic Party, how Louis C.K. tells jokes, Jerry Seinfeld goes to Netflix, and dog hates scale. Show More Summary
A judge sentenced former Brooklyn state Sen. John Sampson to five years in prison today for lying to FBI agents and obstructing justice during a probe into his alleged embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from foreclosed properties he was supposed to be protecting. [ more › ]
Today's forecast has a whole lot of activity going on behind the scenes, but the end result is a day of cloudy, foggy, drizzly weather. The low that brought us a third of an inch of rain yesterday is south of Long Island this morning. Show More Summary
The word “corruption” to the American ear usually leads to another: bribery. We have a narrow definition of corruption, an image of someone paying a government official with a bag of cash slipped under the office door. We like to think of ourselves as above such open thievery. Show More Summary
Donald Trump, who may or may not be literate, send out a tremendous tweet this morning in which he posed in front of a Magic Eye-worthy backdrop while pretending to handwrite his inaugural address. [ more › ]
The weekend is shaping up to be dominated, in terms of news coverage and psychic space, by the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, and a lot of people seem intent on doing something other than binge drinking and screaming into a couch pillow in response. Show More Summary
Combining the subscription model of Class Pass with the all-you-can-eat approach of Netflix, Manhattan-based Fortë officially launched its fitness streaming business Wednesday. The company, one... To view the full story, click the title link.
It's been over two months since John Oliver was last on air, parsing the results of the election and the coronation of President Wombat. Since then, he's kept himself busy sharing his anxieties with Stephen Colbert and learning that gay New Yorkers care more about Wendy Williams than him. Show More Summary
Gov. Andrew Cuomo rolled out a business-as-usual budget Wednesday, with fingers crossed that Republicans in Washington will not pull the rug out from under New York. Federal dollars account for... To view the full story, click the title link.
New York City will continue to enlist a private, multinational bank to collect debt from thousands of delinquent property owners for at least four more years, following a 10-0 Finance Committee vote on Wednesday. [ more › ]
Duane Reade plans to lay off 214 workers at its distribution center in Maspeth, Queens, starting in April as it prepares to shut down the facility at the end of May. A new distribution center, to be... To view the full story, click the title link.
60 Democrats in Congress are boycotting President-elect Trump's inauguration on Friday, including Georgia Representative John Lewis and New York Reps. Yvette Clark, Jerry Nadler, Nydia Velazquez, Adriano Espaillat and Jose Serrano, to name a few. Show More Summary
The Trump administration's plan to cut corporate taxes might be good for multinational businesses but it already is wreaking havoc on affordable housing developers who raise money for their projects... To view the full story, click the title link.
Pig Beach, purveyors of BBQ in Gowanus, expand their reach into Manhattan today with the opening of Pig Bleecker, their spinoff on...Bleecker Street. Chef Matt Abdoo, who was at Del Posto before turning to the smoker, doubles down on the smoke factor at the new restaurant but has broadened his horizons beyond barbecued meats. [ more › ]
Gov. Andrew Cuomo included in his state budget proposal Tuesday night a three-year extension of the New York's annual $420 million film and television tax credit. Without legislative action, the... To view the full story, click the title link.
Twin Peaks will serve a hot cup of new episodes this spring; 24 has enlisted a new Jack Bauer stand-in for a new generation; The X-Files found new cases to investigate; even Prison Break apparently has enough fans to warrant a new break (from prison). Show More Summary
A condo tower rising in what’s billed as Manhattan’s newest neighborhood reported that more than a quarter of its 285 units have sold since marketing began in September, a sign that local... To view the full story, click the title l...
Councilmember Ydanis Rodriguez renewed his call yesterday for two bills intended to hold hit-and-run drivers accountable following a hit-and-run in midtown on Monday which left a man in critical condition at Bellevue Hospital. [ more › ]