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Famed NYC clock is now counting down to Earth’s climate change ‘deadline’

09.20.2020 · Posted in Technology Articles

Anyone who has walked through New York City's Union Square and managed to look up has seen it: A large, multi-numeral digital clock embedded on the side of a sky scraper.  The public art project known as Metronome typically counts the hours, min... ...

How James Altucher’s “New York is Dead Forever” essay goaded Seinfeld into unleashing ad hominem attacks

"There's an old saying about arguments: when you resort to ad hominem attacks, you've already lost." That's what Matt Tillotson wrote in his essay analyzing entrepreneur/gadfly James Altucher's blog post about the end of New York City and Jerry Seinfeld's weak, hypocritical rebuttal in the NY Times. From Tillotson: [Seinfeld wrote:] The last thing we ...

Watch Pigeon vs. Rat, a decidedly NYC brawl

The New York City rats are hungry. That's not a good sign. From the New York Post: "I saw the little pigeon that was hurt and it was kind staggering and injured and out of nowhere, the rat came and just literally attacked it," [Naquazia] Gresham, 32, told The Post on Thursday. One of her ...

Mulberry, the warranty service for direct to consumer brands, approaches $10 million ARR

In the two years since Chinedu Eleanya founded Mulberry to be the warranty service for direct-to-consumer brands, business has boomed.  Already riding a shakeup in consumer behavior brought by the emergence of startup brands selling just about everything to just about everyone, Mulberry brought a much-needed new spin on the warranty service that retailers had ...

Embracing Autumn in the Empire State

08.14.2020 · Posted in Travel and Leisure

Where we’re at: I’m recapping my journey in 2019, including this time in my home state in October. I think anyone who has ever lost someone very close to them can relate to the idea that in the days and weeks that follow, life really is kind of j... ...

Facebook doubles down on work-from-office with massive NYC lease near Penn Station

We’ve had huge debates about the future of work — are we going to be working from home, working from the office, or perhaps, working from anywhere? Work From Home is dead, long live Work From Anywhere Well, Facebook has put its wager down, and it’s work from office. In a flurry of articles in ...

NYC pre-seed powerhouse Notation has a new fund and a new community for founders

While we often focus on the mega rounds that drive big startup valuations, the reality is that every startup has to start somewhere and find that first check that few to no investors are willing to actually write. Notation though has made that first hurdle its key differentiator. Across its first two funds, an $8 ...

SUV plows into BLM protest in NYC’s Times Square, similar potentially deadly attacks happening around U.S.

“#BreakingNews an SUV just plowed through protesters on 42nd street in #manhattan Still assessing injuries if any. More on ⁦@NY1⁩ #blacklivesmatter #nycprotest more on ⁦@NY1⁩,” tweeted NY1 news reporter Ruschell Boone [@RuschellBoone] at 10:19pm New York Time.

#BreakingNews an SUV just plowed through protesters on 42nd street in #manhattan ...

A day in NY in the early 1980s through the eyes of musicians, artists, activists, filmmakers, and more

I recently bumped into this piece in The New York Times Style Magazine from a few years ago which chronicles a day in the life of New York City in the early 80s through the memories of dozens of well-known NY artists (of all stripes), gallerists, club owners, and activists.

Kim Gordon, musician

When I first ...

Black and Latino New Yorkers are dying of coronavirus at twice the rate of whites

Preliminary data released today on the coronavirus outbreak in New York City shows that black and Latino people in the city are dying at twice the rate of white people who contract the virus.

“Officials revealed that disparity on Wednesday as they announced that 779 more people in the state had died of the virus, the ...