Feb 11, 4:53 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Preeti Maheshwari 12/28/17 AT 7:01 AM New York City's lone polar bear was euthanized at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced.According to the zoo officials, 26-year-old Tundra was suffering from chronic kidney disease and arthritis, and couldn't recover despite being given proper treatment.According to various reports, Tundra was born in the Bronx Zoo in 1991. Generally, the median life expectancy for a male polar bear living in zoos is less than 21 years.According to a report in local publication AM New York, zoo director Jim Breheny said, “Despite his age he remained extremely active and playful until just before his death. Tundra served as an important ambassador for his species, giving our guests an opportunity to see the power, majesty and grace of polar bears while learning about the problems these bears face … [Read more...] about New York City’s Last Polar Bear Tundra Euthanized At Bronx Zoo
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Politics | Beto O’Rourke Was Once Adrift in New York City. Now He’s Searching Again. Sections Skip to content Skip to site index The Long Run As the former Texas congressman weighs a run for president, his rebel-in-moderation youth offers revealing parallels to his search for direction now. A young Beto O’Rourke. In New York, he felt unfulfilled by jobs as a nanny on the Upper West Side, at his uncle’s tech business, moving fine art, and in publishing. Credit Credit via Katherine Raymond Supported by ByMatt Flegenheimer Feb. 6, 2019 All at once, New York City seemed to be conspiring against Beto O’Rourke. His girlfriend was moving to France. His punk bandmates had scattered. Twenty-three and searching — with an Ivy League degree that could not pay rent — Mr. O’Rourke subsisted as a live-in nanny on the Upper West Side, with a futon in the maid’s quarters, watching … [Read more...] about Beto O’Rourke Was Once Adrift in New York City. Now He’s Searching Again.
When Yulia Laricheva saw someone have a heart attack in the office of a New York City advertising firm, she knew something needed to change. At the time, she was afraid to talk to management about the work culture. "If we spoke out, we would get blacklisted, retaliated against or fired," she said. Laricheva said the expectation that she would work at all hours of the day started to affect her own health. "It was making me sick. I was having heart palpitations, I was stressed, I couldn't disconnect," she said. "I'm very committed to my job. But there has to come a time when you say pencils down, when you go home and rest." Now, Laricheva, a Brooklyn resident, is supporting a bill introduced by New York City Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr. called the "Right to Disconnect." The proposed bill would make it illegal for private employers in New York City with 10 or more employees to require their workers to check and respond to electronic communications during non-work hours. "I think it's … [Read more...] about A ‘right to disconnect’? New York City Council explores protecting off hours
Nov 16, 5:16 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 11/16/18 AT 1:35 AM The first snowstorm of the season hit New York on Thursday afternoon, bringing life in the city to a standstill. Forecasters said the city witnessed higher-than-expected snow, resulting in the snowiest November since 1938 with some also predicting the city to receive anywhere from 5.3 to 6.5 inches of snow.On Thursday, snow came down at rates of 2-3 inches an hour with New York City and Long Island receiving anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of snowfall. This made driving conditions extremely dangerous resulting in multiple accidents.“Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions will impact the evening commute,” the National Weather Service warned.The New York City Emergency Management Department too issued a travel advisory citing a “wintry mix of snow and rain is expected to cause … [Read more...] about New York Snow Storm Affects Traffic: Flights Grounded, Buses Canceled, Multiple Accidents
By The Washington Post | PUBLISHED: November 12, 2018 at 8:32 pm | UPDATED: November 13, 2018 at 9:33 am By Jonathan O’Connell, Robert McCartney and Patricia Sullivan Amazon will open major new outposts in northern Virginia’s Crystal City and in New York City, splitting its much-sought investment of up to 50,000 jobs between the two East Coast sites, according to people close to the decision-making process. An announcement could come early as Tuesday, according to the people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they had signed nondisclosure agreements with the company. An Amazon spokesman declined to comment. The company has said it would make a decision on the high-profile project, which it calls HQ2, this year. The choice of Crystal City in Arlington County as one of the winners could cement northern Virginia’s reputation as a magnet for business and potentially reshape the Washington, D.C., region into an East Coast outpost of Silicon Valley over … [Read more...] about Amazon picks new HQ: Split between Virginia suburb and New York