Tag: New York

Belmont Park Worker's Death Possibly Caused By Rare Hantavirus, Should Visitors Worry?

The death of a Belmont Park worker is suspected to be caused by the rare hantavirus. The New York Racing Association assures the public that the incident will not affect public visiting at the park.

Public Health June 23, 2018

State Health Officials Issue Measles Exposure Warning For Tri-State Area

If you’re in any of the tri-state cities of New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, beware of a possible measles exposure. European tourists carrying the disease went around town and apparently spread the disease.

Public Health April 23, 2018

New York City Mice Problem: 1 in 4 Mice Carry Drug-Resistant Bacteria

There is no five-second rule in New York City. If anything comes in contact with mice droppings, it could be contaminated. A new study found that one in four mice carry drug-resistant bacteria.

Public Health April 17, 2018

Check Out New York City Without Light Pollution

New York without light pollution is a gorgeous place. That’s exactly what the Skyglow project wanted to illustrate ahead of the upcoming Dark Sky Week, which encourages people to turn off their lights.

Earth/Environment April 7, 2018

New York State Is Giving All Of Its Inmates Free Tablets

All 54,700 inmates in New York state will be receiving free tablets. One of the catches in the program is that they won’t be allowed to use to the internet on the tablets.

Viral February 2, 2018

Baby Delivered During Flight From Paris To New York

A woman gave birth to a baby boy on a plane that was making its way from Paris to New York. The baby's delivery had been successful, thanks to a 27-year-old medical doctor Dr. Sij Hemal.

January 19, 2018

Two-Layer Graphene Material Can Stop Bullets And Change Wars Forever

CUNY researchers recently discovered diamene, a film-like material that transitions into a stiff material upon impact. It was also found to potentially be an efficient conductor.

Earth/Environment December 26, 2017

Not All Rats Are Created Equal: Why Uptown Manhattan Rats Are Different From Downtown

Uptown and downtown Manhattan rats are different from each other, according to a new study on how rats navigate the city. This is partly because these pesky rodents don’t move away far from their original location.

Animals December 2, 2017

Coyote That Attacked Woman In New York Trail Tests Positive For Rabies

A woman strolling through a park in rural New York was left with severe bites after being attacked by a coyote. The coyote responsible for the attack tested positive for rabies.

Public Health August 20, 2017

NY Police Officer Falls Ill With Legionnaire’s Disease

Two persons who made separate trips to Rio Las Vegas Hotel and Casino have recently fallen ill with Legionnaire's disease. Now in New York City, an East Harlem precinct also have a potential case of the disease.

Public Health June 12, 2017

World’s 50 Best Restaurants Of 2017: New York’s Eleven Is No. 1

Eleven Madison Park is 2017’s greatest restaurant in the world. The New York fine dining venue was also named the Best Restaurant in North America, and is the second American culinary establishment to ever snatch the grand prize.

Life & Style April 6, 2017

New York Veterinarian Catches Rare Bird Flu From Sick Cat

A veterinarian working at an animal shelter in New York has contracted a rare form of bird flu. Officials said the vet may have gotten the infection from the respiratory secretions of sick cats being treated at the shelter.

Public Health December 26, 2016

Welcome 2017 With A Bang! Where To Watch The Biggest Fireworks On New Year's Eve

These places around the world are ready to make an explosive welcome to 2017. Say goodbye to 2016 in style!

Life & Style December 25, 2016

Synthetic Drug 85 Times More Potent Than Marijuana Caused 'Zombie' Outbreak In New York

Researchers have identified the synthetic drug that caused several New Yorkers to enter a 'zombielike' state in July as AMB-FUBINACA. Originally developed by Pfizer, its patent was likely used by illegal drug labs to produce a new drug compound.

Public Health December 17, 2016

Airbnb Under Siege: New York City, San Francisco Legal Battles Could Severely Damage The Online Rental Service

Airbnb is under siege as it faces tough legal battles in New York and its home city of San Francisco. The issues will severely test the business model of the online booking service.

Business Tech October 22, 2016

Google Opens NYC Pop-Up Shop In SoHo, But You Can't Buy Anything

Google has officially opened its pop-up shop in New York City, showing off its latest products. You can learn more about the new Google Pixel smartphones, Daydream and Google Home, but you can't actually buy anything.

Google October 20, 2016

Airbnb Wants NYC Crackdown: New Rules Proposed For New York City Hosts

Airbnb has proposed new measures to regulate hosts in New York, as it's facing some tough legislation ahead. If a new bill passes in less than two weeks, some Airbnb hosts in NYC could face hefty fines of up to $7,500.

Business Tech October 19, 2016

New York City Likely To Face Frequent Hurricane Sandy-Like Floods In Coming Years, New Study Warns

New York might face extreme floods of the same magnitude as 2012’s Hurricane Sandy in the upcoming decades, reports a recent study. Drastic climate change and rising sea levels are blamed for projected disasters of the sort.

Earth/Environment October 11, 2016

Google To Open 'Made By Google' Pop-Up Store In New York This October: Pixel And Other Hardware Expected

Google lists a 'Made By Google' pop-up, which will open on Oct. 20, at 96 Spring St. in New York. The pop-up is expected to feature some of Google's latest product releases, which include the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google Wifi, Google Home and Chromecast Ultra among others.

Google October 9, 2016

Fraudsters Look To Cash In On Zika Scare With Knock-Off Products

As the Zika scare makes its way to New York, some companies are looking to cash in with a line of knock-off products.

Public Health August 4, 2016

After A Dam Was Dismantled, Herring Spawn In Hudson River Tributary For The First Time

After an abandoned dam was removed, swarms of herring swam into the waters of a Hudson River tributary for the first time in years. Ecologists hope other obstructions in the estuary will be removed as soon as possible.

Animals June 14, 2016

Time Warner Cable Provides "Abysmal" Internet Speeds, Says New York Official

Tim Wu, special adviser to the New York attorney general’s office, says the Internet speeds provided by Time Warner Cable are "abysmal." Regulators cleared the $55 billion merger of Charger Communications and Time Warner Cable in April.

Internet June 10, 2016

New York Gov. Cuomo Announces Legislations To End HIV/AIDS Epidemic

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pushes to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the state. The leader set out new legislation to curb the problem by enhancing testing and access to treatments for patients.

Public Health May 15, 2016

Amazon Expanding Same-Day Delivery Service In New York, Chicago After Criticism

An analysis by Bloomberg News revealed that there were racial disparities in Amazon's offering of its free same-day delivery service. The online retail giant was quick to act, expanding the service to minority communities.

Business Tech May 3, 2016

New York War vs. Automated Ticket Bots Will Escalate: Attorney General

New York’s attorney general has declared war against automated bots that illegally purchase tickets in bulk for resale. The office just announced a large settlement with five brokers that used the computer programs to buy tickets and sell them at inflated prices.

Internet April 29, 2016

NYC Hospital To Pay $2.2 Million For Allowing Reality TV Show To Film Patients Without Consent

New York Presbyterian submits itself for a corrective action plan after losing a case filed against it in Federal court. NYP maintains it did not violate any HIPAA rules despite court ruling.

Public Health April 22, 2016

Sprint LTE Plus Goes Live In New York City

Sprint expanded its LTE Plus Network to New York city, allowing users to enjoy the company’s faster, stronger and more reliable service. The move makes the carrier’s LTE Plus Network now available in 191 markets across the nation.

Business April 17, 2016

NYC Road Safety Bill Wants 'Textalyzer' App Legalized So Cops Can Scan Drivers' Phones

The New York Police could soon have the power to scan a driver’s mobile device to assess whether it was used prior to an accident. The new road safety bill will require drivers to hand over their phones for scanning after a crash.

Society April 14, 2016

New York Proposes 2.1 Percent Water Rate Hike For Homeowners

New York city proposes 2.1 percent water rate hike for homeowners, with additional provisions for those who consume less than 100 gallons of water per day. The proposal is the lowest in 16 years and is part of the incremental phase out of the city's rental payment.

Earth/Environment April 10, 2016

Sorry Spider-Man, Sorry Elmo: New York Passes Bill To Create 'Activity Zones' To Rein In Times Square Performers

A bill is proposed to restrict costumed characters to stay in a specific activity zones for their business. The Times Square will have a separate flow zone for pedestrian.

Society April 9, 2016

No More Paper Prescriptions In New York As E-Prescribing Law Takes Effect: Here’s What You Should Know

New York is definitely taking a tougher stance against drug substance abuse. On March 27, it officially implemented the ‘toughest’ e-prescribing law in the country.

Life March 29, 2016

US Indicts 7 Iranians On Charges Of Hacking Banks And New York Dam

Seven Iranian nationals were indicted by a federal grand jury in New York City on Thursday in relation to cyberattacks carried out on at least 46 major financial institutions and companies in the U.S. Those named were also accused of attempting to take control of the computer network used for New York's Bowman Avenue Dam.

Society March 26, 2016

New York Finally Lifts Ban On MMA

The New York State Assembly passed a bill on Tuesday that effectively lifts the ban on mixed martial arts in the state. The sport had been prohibited in New York since 1997.

Sports March 24, 2016

New York Mandates Paperless Prescriptions - Why Are Doctors Wary Of E-scripts?

Electronic prescriptions will soon be mandated for most medicine orders in New York State. Why is this new law creating such debate among health care professionals and patients?

Life March 20, 2016

NYC Restaurants To Allow Dogs To Dine

Dog lovers, rejoice! New York City restaurants have finally allowed dogs to dine with you, so you don't have to leave your four-legged companion at home when you eat out with your squad.

Society March 16, 2016

Justice Department Appeals Pro-Apple Decision Of New York Court On Drug Dealer iPhone Case

The Justice Department has appealed a New York court order that favors Apple non-compliance with the government's request to unlock the iPhone used by an alleged drug trafficker. The government asked a judge to revisit the case.

Legal March 8, 2016

New York Court Rules Government Lacks Clear Legal Authority To Order Apple To Unlock iPhone

A federal judge in New York rules that Apple does not have to unlock the iPhone in a drug trafficking case. While the case is different from the San Bernardino shooting case, the decision could help Apple in its fight against the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Legal March 1, 2016

Nintendo World, Reborn: New Nintendo NY Flagship Store Opens With New Look And Higher Ambitions

Nintendo reopened the gates of its new retail store, showing the world how Nintendo World transformed into Nintendo NY. The refurbished location is much more adept at hosting big public events, but stays faithful to some of its trademark features.

Video Games February 20, 2016

From Phonebooth To Gigabit Wi-Fi Spots: New York's LinkNYC Kiosks Come With Android Tablets

New York City is officially launching LinkNYC, a program that looks to change public pay phones into free high-speed Internet hotspot hubs. The kiosks feature an Android tablet that will allow citizens to access the Internet and make calls.

Internet February 19, 2016

Flights From London To New York Could Be Slowed Down By Effects Of Climate Change: Study

Transatlantic passengers may find their flights delayed more as journeys from London to New York could be slowed down by climate change. Researchers blame the delay on increasing carbon dioxide emissions.

Earth/Environment February 10, 2016

New York Will Turn Off The Niagara Falls: Here’s Why

The New York State Office of Parks plans to dewater the American side of Niagara Falls for a number of months. The reason: the replacement of 115-year-old bridges in the iconic landmark.

Animals February 8, 2016

Uber Drivers Protest Fare Cuts In New York City

Uber's decision to cut fares in New York City is met with protest by hundreds of its drivers who claim that move does not serve to benefit them. Drivers said the price reduction would force them to work longer hours just to earn enough money for their needs.

Business February 2, 2016

No, Says Airbnb: Art Director Gets Too Creative, Offers Igloo For $200 A Night In New York

The listing for the now-viral 'Boutique Winter Igloo for 2' has been taken down from Airbnb's search results. The company said that while the igloo was well-constructed, it failed to meet its occupancy standards.

Business January 27, 2016

East Coast Tries To Recover After Massive Blizzard: New York Lifts Travel Ban, Washington Government Offices Closed Monday

The east coast of the United States is now trying to recover from the massive blizzard that passed through over the weekend. Despite the storm ending, people are still advised to take caution when going outside.

Society January 25, 2016

Winter Storm Jonas 2016 Hits East Coast: How To Stay Safe In NYC, Boston, Washington DC

Almost a quarter of the population of the United States were covered by winter weather warnings, watches and advisories for the incoming Winter Storm Jonas. Here are a few tips on how to stay safe in the blizzard that could dump over 30 inches of snow over the weekend.

Society January 22, 2016

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