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Cap’n Lloyd’s Pleasure Cruise Line Is Growing Fast

Who’d like to sail from the World Financial Center to Jersey City in style?

These countries are conduits for the world's largest tax havens

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

First came the Panama Papers, then the BahamasLeaks. Journalists continue to shed light on and raise a public outcry over the offshore financial centers that corporations use to reduce their tax bill – something that is still being challenged in court. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Foster and Heatherwick Endow Shangai Theater with Moving Facade

3 months agoLifestyle / House & Home : Dornob

World renowned design firms Heatherwick Studio and Foster and Partners have teamed up to create a complex of new buildings on one of Shanghai’s most well-known streets. The Bund Financial Center is a 420,000 square meter mixed-use development located near the city’s picturesque Huangpu River waterfront. Plans for the project were unveiled back in 2013, […]

Western Nations Worry That Children Won’t Be Better Off

A survey by the Pew Research Center found more financial optimism in the developing world and in Russia than in the United States and Western Europe.

A New Art Museum Stands on a Former Plantation in the Congo

By constructing an art center in one of the most disenfranchised parts of the world, activists want to ensure that the intellectual and financial benefits of art accumulate there, instead of places like New York and Berlin.

See the hidden World Trade Center art gallery Spotify tapped for its headquarters

The art found on the 69th floor of 4 World Trade Center is not the kind you would expect to see in the financial district. Larry Silverstein, founder of Silverstein Properties, the developer of 4WTC and many of buildings in the area, is a fan and proprietor of the arts and has worked to bring art to all of the newly developed buildings in the area. Show More Summary

Revered Landscape Architect Diana Balmori Dead At 84

10 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

New Yorkers will recognize her floating island of water-filtering plants in the Gowanus Canal (Brooklyn’s own Superfund site) and the palm-filled Winter Garden in the former World Financial Center (currently Brookfield Place). But among her greatest projects are the reclamation of an old industrial area in Bilbao and the landscape plans (which were integrated from […]

AKA Wall Street

Live like a New Yorker, not by staying in an Airbnb, but in a designer apartment inside a luxury hotel. The AKA Wall Street in the hip FiDi area (Financial District near One World Trade Center) also links up guests with top fitness trainers and other local experts.

The Last Known Survivor Of The South Tower Of The 9/11 World Trade Center Bombing

Ron DiFrancesco was a Canadian working on a U.S. immigration work visa in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on 9/11. He was a financial manager working in his company's office on the 84th floor. As a Canadian it was a unique honor for him to have been [...]

On 9/11, Trump noted that he now owned the financial district’s tallest building

On Sept. 11, 2001, Donald Trump called a New York television station to share what he had seen from his skyscraper apartment and what he had heard from associates closer to the World Trade Center. At one point during the nearly 10-minute-long interview, Trump mentioned that he now owned the tallest building in the financial district. "Forty Wall Street […]

New York nabs global property crown from London on Brexit fears

last yearNews : The Raw Story

New York has knocked off London as the world’s premier city for foreign investment in commercial real estate due to fears the vote to leave the European Union would diminish the British capital’s appeal as a global financial center. Data on cross-border property transactions indicate...

First Look Inside The Gigantic New Eataly Location At 4 World Trade Center

Eataly, hellbent on turning New York into a Rome with streets that are easier to cross, will open its second location in New York this month in the Financial District at 4 World Trade Center. We got a sneak peek at the 48,000 square foot food emporium today, and it was basically like diving into a beautiful sea of bread. [ more › ]

17 people injured on New York Waterways ferry in Jersey City

last yearNews : NY Daily News

More than a dozen passengers on board a ferry from World Financial Center were injured when the boat made a rough landing in Jersey City.

What's On Your Phone? Probably Not Your Wallet

Mastercard is just the latest financial behemoth to jump into the mobile wallet game, but it's not clear if anyone is winning in this space. At a grandiose event atop the World Trade Center, Mastercard unveiled new technology that will enable partnered banks and retailers to send and accept money through a mobile phone. Show More Summary

European Cities Lining Up to Topple London as Global Financial Center

London's unique position as one of the major finance centers of the world - and the leading one in Europe - is under threat following the Brexit referendum result, with Frankfurt, Paris, Luxembourg and Dublin all vying to wee financial institutions away from the British capital.

Int'l Banks Agree to Help London Retain Position of World Financial Hub

UK's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne and leaders of international investment banks agreed to help London maintain its role of the world financial center, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday.

Boondoggle or Beauty? A First Walk Through Calatrava’s Transportation Hub

In early 2004, the architect Santiago Calatrava stood beneath the palm trees of the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden and drew a quick sketch of a child releasing a dove. That was the showman’s prelude to unveiling his design for the World Trade Center Transportation Hub, a great white bird... More »

The War On Savers And The 200 Rulers Of World Finance

There has been an economic coup d’état in America and most of the world. We are now ruled by about 200 unelected central bankers, monetary apparatchiks and their minions and megaphones on Wall Street and other financial centers. Unlike Senator Joseph McCarthy, I actually do have a list of their names. Show More Summary

Stocks level off in Asia after day of turmoil on world markets

Trading in narrow band in various Asian financial centers; shares took big hit to start the year

Fintech Startups Face Difficult Market Ahead

The Fintech Landscape 2015 was an astounding year for fintech startups. In global financial centers around the world, entrepreneurs were busy launching new companies and raising capital. From London to New York and across China, Hong Kong and Singapore, several hundreds of new companies joined a growing number of fintech startups. Estimated [...]

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