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Articles about "Manhattan Residents"

  • The Never Ending Battle With the Taxi of Tomorrow By Olivia Smedley | September 26, 2013

    The Taxi of Tomorrow has been a long debated topic, and it doesn’t seem like the debates are going to end anytime soon. The Bloomberg administration came under fire for its original requirement that all cabs be replaced with the new taxi. Now, after some regulations have been lifted and more options made available, drivers are still unhappy with the city.

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  • Etsy Holiday Shop Opens in Soho By Aby Thomas | December 05, 2012

    With the arrival of the holiday season, everyone in New York City seems to be on the lookout for great gifts they can give their family and friends. With Hanukkah right around the corner and Christmas only a few weeks away, the hunt for good presents has upped itself a notch, with people desperate to find gifts that are “unique,” “uncommon” and “out of the ordinary.” Fortunately for New Yorkers, finding exactly these kinds of gifts has become a lot easier thanks to the opening on the Etsy Holiday Shop at 131 Greene Street in Soho.

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  • Ice-Skate to Your Heart’s Content at Bryant Park—For Free! By Aby Thomas | November 19, 2012

    It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays here in New York City: the temperatures are dipping, scarves and pullovers are making their resurgence and holiday markets are popping up all around the city. Adding to the winter delights of the city are the various ice-skating rinks that have opened up all around the city—while the rink at Rockefeller Center is a popular tourist destination, there is also a lot of appeal for the Wollman Rink at Central Park. But New Yorkers have a soft spot for the Citi Pond at Bryant Park—and yes, maybe it has a lot to do with it being free!

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  • New Yorkers Head Out to Vote for America’s Next President By Aby Thomas | November 06, 2012

    After months of campaigning, bitter debates, jibes and chatter, Americans will finally be going to voting booths around the country to decide if President Barack Obama is going to get a second term, or if his contender Mitt Romney should become the next leader of the United States. It’s been a long, tough battle between the two of them, with both putting out expensive, well-orchestrated campaigns to put them in the White House for the next four years. Like the rest of the country, New Yorkers around the city headed out today to put in their votes for their favorite candidate.

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  • Manhattan Will Light Up Again Today By Aby Thomas | November 02, 2012

    In what will come as welcome news to the residents of Manhattan who have been living without power since Hurricane Sandy hit the city, Con Edison has announced that all of Manhattan will have power fully restored by the end of today. 900,000 customers of the power supply company lost their electricity when the hurricane struck, with outages seen in all the boroughs of New York City. With more than 250,000 homes and businesses without power, Manhattan’s outage was more than the total outages of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx combined.

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  • Long Way Ahead for NYC Recovery After Hurricane Sandy By Aby Thomas | October 31, 2012

    Halloween usually decorates New York City in a fun, festive atmosphere but today, the city doesn’t seem to be showing any of that. Hurricane Sandy struck the city on Monday night, and the aftermath of the storm has not been pretty. Destruction of houses, power outages, transit stoppages, flooding of buildings—the list of troubles caused by Hurricane Sandy is a long one, and therefore, it is no surprise that Halloween is the last thing on people’s minds as they try to get their city back on its feet.

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  • New Yorkers to be Hit with MetroCard Fare Hikes By Aby Thomas | October 16, 2012

    In what is certainly not welcome news for New Yorkers and suburban commuters, the MTA has unveiled their plans for the planned hike in MetroCard fares for next year. With the MTA claiming that the hike is necessary for them to take care of costs like pensions and health care, New York City residents have been dreading the prospect of seeing their subway commute or bus ride become a lot more expensive, and unfortunately all of the MTA’s proposed plans spell a costlier future for New Yorkers.

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  • LOOK! Campaign Hopes To Make Crossing Streets Safer By Aby Thomas | September 21, 2012

    Words like "hectic," “bustling” and “busy” are often used to describe New York City streets. Navigating Manhattan’s roads and sidewalks is an art in itself, as anyone who has seen New Yorkers weave their way through tourists on the footpath and vehicles on the driveways will justify. Tapping away on smart phones, flipping through newspapers, eating a quick meal of Chinese takeout—these are just a few of things New York residents do while running across roads. Is it a talent? Maybe. Is it dangerous? Definitely.

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  • Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue Broadens its Boundaries By Aby Thomas | September 05, 2012

    With Fashion’s Night Out happening tomorrow, we expect to see a lot of foot traffic outside retail stores all over the various Manhattan neighborhoods, but we are especially keeping an eye out on that rich stretch of glitz and glamor on Fifth Avenue. Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue is a shopper’s dream-come-true, with brand names jostling for attention as they, literally, stock up next to each other north of 49th Street. But with retail space above 49th Street becoming hard to find, top notch retailer wanting to be a part of the action have now set their sights a little lower, by moving down Fifth Avenue between 42nd Street and 49th Street.

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  • Manhattan Condominiums Now Double as Wedding Venues By Aby Thomas | August 31, 2012

    It is a universally acknowledged truth that weddings, besides being one of the most important moments in a person’s life, are also one of the most stressful. There is worry associated with almost everything related to a wedding, be it the guest list, the color of the flowers used and, perhaps most importantly, the location of the actual ceremony. Some want a no-frills version at City Hall, while some others want a lavish spectacle at an exotic location. Although home weddings are another popular option, not many Manhattan apartment residents would think of hosting a wedding in the city. But, as it turns out, some New Yorkers are doing just that—the amenity spaces in their luxury condominium buildings translate into great wedding locations for them to use.

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