Friday, January 24, 2014
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
The Super Bowl is being played in New Jersey, but New York City hosting the pre-game festivities known as the NFL Experience. And starting this Wednesday, 13 blocks of Broadway will be converted into Super Bowl Boulevard—but not everyone is cheering.
Monday, August 05, 2013
In response to criticism of his plans for a revamped Midtown East business district, Mayor Bloomberg has added more housing and public space to the proposal for taller office buildings. Laura Kusisto, Wall Street Journal reporter covering economic development in New York, including housing, jobs, hospitals and city planning, talks about the prospects of the plan.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
By Kate Hinds
The New York City subway recorded 1.6 billion rides in 2011 -- the system's highest number since 1950.
According to the New York MTA, which posted 2011 ridership figures to its website, midtown Manhattan continues to be home to the most popular stations in the system. Times Square-42nd Street came in at number one, Grand Central was second, and stations along 34th Street occupied three separate spots on the top ten list.
Other trends of note: ridership to the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens has almost doubled since a racino opened last year, the G train is increasingly popular, and the Yankees are more popular with straphangers than the Mets.
Although the subways are booming, bus ridership continues to drop -- not surprising, given the MTA's elimination of dozens of bus lines as a cost-cutting measure in June 2010.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
If you Google the term 'dating events' in New York City, 20 million results pop up in 22 seconds. There are gatherings called meet-up's, scavenger dates and erotic mixers. But there's a new kid on the singles' block: Improv Dates — a service described as improv comedy-meets-speed dating that promises you can 'laugh your way to Valentine love.'
Monday, November 24, 2008
Last night I visited the new highrise called Tokyo Midtown, which is the tallest building in the city and on its lower floors contains -- thanks to vast swaths of wood, elaborate lighting, and other beyond-the-call-of-duty architectural and furnishing details -- the most convincingly, tastefully luxurious shopping mall I've ...