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'He couldn't move': New York City man falls into sinkhole full of rats

Leonard Shoulders was waiting for bus in the Bronx when concrete cracked open and he fell into hole, unable to scream for help A New York City man has fallen through a sinkhole in a sidewalk, landing directly on to a pack of rats and leaving him unable to scream for help out of a fear that they might crawl into his mouth, local media have reported.In a city long used to tall tales of urban horror, like crocodiles in the sewers, the real-life terror experienced by Leonard Shoulders, 33, appeared ...
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The Roxbury Hotel in the Catskills features over-the-top themed rooms from Jetsons-style suites to a cottage with a pumpkin carriage bathroom — here's what staying there was like during the pandemic

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Allison Tibaldi/Business Insider COVID-19 has kept me from hotels since March, but a fall road trip to the Catskills in Upstate New York met my safety criteria.I stayed at The Roxbury at Stratton Falls, which further put me at ease with strict new health and safety protocols and standalone cottages.The Roxbury at Stratton Falls is a new offshoot of The Roxbury Motel, both of which are known for roo...
Tags: New York, New York City, Trends, Airbnb, Cinderella, Catskills, Expedia, Roy Lichtenstein, Motel, Andes, George, Upstate New York, Dracula, FANG, Roxbury, Marvis


It's probably time to reset your expectations about when we'll get a COVID-19 vaccine. The timeline was always aspirational.

Nurse Kath Olmstead gives volunteer Melissa Harting an injection as part of a COVID-19 vaccine trial, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna, on July 27, 2020. Hans Pennink/AP The estimated timelines for when we might see a coronavirus vaccine are slipping.  Anthony Fauci recently said it "could be January, could be later," before the FDA green-lights a coronavirus vaccine. Johnson and Johnson and AstraZeneca have both had to temporarily delay their clinical trials, whi...
Tags: Health, Science, News, Washington Post, New York City, US, Trends, South Africa, Arizona, Food And Drug Administration, Astrazeneca, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Pfizer, Pascal Soriot, Johnson


WWE cofounder Linda McMahon, who runs Trump's biggest super PAC, once hired a suspected child molester on the condition that he 'stop chasing after kids.' He didn't.

Mel Phillips, left, with a group of teens at the 1975 Wrestling Fans International Association convention in Boston Photo obtained by Insider; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Linda McMahon, the former Trump administration official who now runs President Donald Trump's biggest super PAC, presided over a child-sexual-abuse scandal in the 1990s, an Insider investigation has found. In 1992, WWE, the wrestling behemoth that McMahon cofounded with her husband, Vince, faced allegations that a ring ...
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Rudy Vents to Trump That Bill Barr Is Screwing Up His Hunter Play

Weeks after Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani first pushed the Hunter Biden files and a collection of sordid dirt to the New York Post in a last-ditch effort to drag his client across the 2020 finish line, both he and the president, as well as several of Trump’s political lieutenants, have grown frustrated at the lack of impact it’s had.But rather than conceding that the broader public might not be interested, Trump and Giuliani have instead put the blame for the failure to break through in pa...
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Office Hours: Moving out of New York City

Welcome to Ad Age’s Office Hours newsletter. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for the newsletter. In a matter of months, the pandemic has transformed the way we communicate, where we conduct business, the technology we use, and how we juggle home and work life. Every Thursday, Ad Age looks at how these changes are impacting our professional lives.
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I design $100,000 luxury playrooms for the children of wealthy execs and celebrities. Business is insane right now — here's what my job is like.

Denise Davies (right) and Karri Bowen Poole are the cofounders of Smart D2 Playrooms, pictured here in the foam pit at the Manhattan House playroom project. Smart D2 Playrooms Denise Davies is an interior designer based in Weston, Connecticut and cofounder of Smart D2 Playrooms, a luxury playroom design firm. With cofounder Karri Bowen-Poole, Davies designs and decorates dream playrooms will a focus on creating colorful, open-ended spaces that will inspire kids' self-espression and develop...
Tags: New York, Instagram, New York City, Israel, Trends, Connecticut, Dubai, Hilton, Manhattan, Nicky Hilton, Damien Hirst, Billy, Miami Beach, Brooklyn New York, Davies, Nicky


How the pandemic has changed the relationship between the ultra wealthy and their hired help, from months spent isolating together to a surge in demand for nannies

Jacobs Stock Photography Ltd / Getty Images The pandemic has altered the relationship between the ultra wealthy and their hired help. Business Insider spoke to three recruiters who work with high net worth individuals, and they all agree there's been a surge in demand for hired help. In many cases, sources say, the boundaries between staff and family has become blurred as the two groups have self-isolated together for extended periods of time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Personal Finance, New York, Instagram, France, La, New York City, Los Angeles, Trends, Wealth, Oxford, Ivy League, Rogers, Hamptons, Ho, Greenberg, Cannes France


WeWork is demanding overdue rent from hundreds of members. Here's the latest on the coworking giant's turnaround efforts.

A laid-off WeWork employee carries a bag as he departs the WeWork corporate headquarters in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 21, 2019. Mike Segar/ Reuters WeWork pulled its IPO in 2019 after mulling a massive valuation cut to drum up investor interest, and cofounder Adam Neumann was ousted as chief executive and chairman. Real-estate veteran Sandeep Mathrani started as CEO in February and has kicked off a multi-year turnaround plan. Here's everything we know about what's going on inside ...
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'Bar Rescue' host Jon Taffer says he was 'surprised' by Trump's plan to save the hospitality industry in their podcast interview

Jon Taffer attends AOL Build Presents: "Bar Rescue" at AOL Studios In New York on March 2, 2016 in New York City. Robin Marchant/Getty Images Jon Taffer, host of the hit show "Bar Rescue" on Paramount, scored a sit-down interview in Las Vegas with President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning for "The Jon Taffer Podcast." Taffer told Insider he was "surprised" by Trump's grasp of policy details in the hospitality sector, particularly with the workings of the PPP loan program and the tax code...
Tags: Politics, New York, Texas, New York City, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Aol, New Jersey, Las Vegas, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Skype, PPP, Paramount


Getting a flu shot could reduce your risk of getting COVID-19, preliminary research suggests

An advertisement offering free flu shots in New York City on August 21, 2020. John Nacion/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Health experts are encouraging people to get flu shots to avoid the possibility of getting the flu and COVID-19 at the same time. According to a preliminary study, flu shots may also reduce your risk of catching COVID-19. Researchers found that healthcare workers who got a flu shot in the 2019-2020 season were 39% less likely to have gotten the coronavirus by June....
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned Rep. Ted Yoho that she won't be 'so nice next time' following harassment incident

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., attends a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call The day after Rep. Ted Yoho verbally attacked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on the Capitol steps, she warned him that she won't be "so nice" if it were to happened again, Vanity Fair reported.  "You do that to me again, I won't be so nice next time," Ocasio-Cortez said.  Yoho reportedly called AOC a "f---ing b----" as he was walking away from he...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, New York City, Trends, Bronx, Vanity Fair, Aoc, Capitol, Hill, House Financial Services Committee, Ted Yoho, US Capitol, Tom Williams, Yoho, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez


The nightmare that Joe Biden could inherit

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a campaign rally, in Charlotte, North Carolina, October 14, 2016. AP Photo/ Evan Vucci The outcome of the 2020 presidential election remains in doubt, but is clear is that if Joe Biden wins he will inherit a country wracked by a pandemic and riven by political polarization. In his three-month lame duck period, President Donald Trump seems likely to do little to alleviate Americans' economic pain while sabotaging the incoming a...
Tags: Politics, New York, Supreme Court, Congress, Opinion, Senate, New York City, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Bbc, Fbi, Atlantic, Pennsylvania


Philadelphia calls for National Guard after 2 nights of unrest

By Claudia Lauer | Associated Press PHILADELPHIA — A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of a Black man following two nights of protests that set off clashes with police and break-ins of stores on the other side of the city. The death of Walter Wallace Jr., who was fatally shot by police Monday after authorities say he ignored orders to drop a knife, came amid already heightened tensions in the battleground state just days before the election. Abou...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Minneapolis, Washington, New York City, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Brooklyn, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Associated Press, Portland Oregon, City Council, Johnson


New York City police arrest 32 during overnight unrest after fatal police shooting in Philadelphia

At least 32 people were taken into custody in New York City during overnight protests in the wake of the Philadelphia police-involved...
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Lev Parnas Associate Looks Prepared To Change His Plea In Straw Donor Case

NEW YORK (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday for a man charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, to make illegal campaign contributions. The hearing for David Correia, scheduled to occur by video, was announced in a filing Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. If it occurs as planned, Correia would become the first conviction among four men charged last year with using straw donors to make illegal contributions to politi...
Tags: New York, News, New York City, Joe Biden, Ukraine, House, Manhattan, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, West Palm Beach Florida, Bidens, David Correia, Correia, Parnas


ComingSoon Staff’s Scariest Moviegoing Experiences!

ComingSoon Staff’s Scariest Moviegoing Experiences! To celebrate Halloween this year, the ComingSoon staff is sharing our scariest moviegoing experiences! From being frightened in a theater or at home due to some truly terrifying movies and tricks of the imagination, haunted by movie-related pranks thanks to untrustworthy grandmothers, or scaring the hell out of our friends with a few classic horror titles, you can check out our scary stories below! PB = PB || {}...
Tags: Movies, Mac, California, New York City, Palmer, John Carpenter, Juan Antonio Bayona, Laura, Annabelle, Guillermo, Jodi, Bayona, Joseph Bishara, Stine, Larry Fessenden, ComingSoon


How the deployment of the Army's brand-new training unit became a headache for one of the US's closest allies

A US 82nd Airborne Division soldier during an exercise at Tolemaida Air Base in central Colombia, January 26, 2020. US Army/Sgt. Andrea Salgado-Rivera The deployment of the US Army's 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade was touted by both the US and Colombia as a milestone and a sign of strong bilateral relations. But the otherwise normal deployment sparked political backlash in Colombia, and in the months since, the Army has been less vocal about the new unit's whereabouts. Visit Busines...
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‘The Columnist’ and Why Horror Movie Fans Cope Better with Crises [Telluride Horror Show]

In Danse Macabre , Stephen King’s 1981 critique on horror fiction, the author examined popular culture in film, books and television, reflecting on what makes for a good fright, and why terror is such an important commodity. “We make up horrors to help us cope with the real ones,” he wrote. “A good horror story is one that functions on a symbolic level, using fictional (and sometimes supernatural) events to help us understand our own deepest real fears.” Years later, science would prove Kin...
Tags: Europe, Movies, Horror, New York City, Features, United States, Netherlands, Santa Claus, Denmark, Elijah Wood, David Fincher, Fed, Michael Winner, Ruth, Steven, Tony


‘Play On: Celebrating The Power Of Music To Make Change’ Coming To CBS On December 5th

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I flew on a newly upgraded JetBlue plane and despite less legroom and slimmer seats, the refresh is exactly what the airline needed

Flying on a JetBlue Airways Airbus A320 with a new interior. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider JetBlue Airways is in the midst of a restyling effort for its Airbus A320 aircraft, the workhorse of the airline's fleet. A state-of-the-art in-flight entertainment system complements a brand-new colorful cabin with new features like in-seat power and adjustable headrests. I flew on one of the restyled aircraft from New York to Florida and was highly impressed with how advanced the system was compa...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, Air Travel, Review, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Flying, Aviation, Airbus, Staten Island, Jetblue, Jetblue Airways


Drag Race stars get political: 'People were like, you queens should stick to wigs and makeup'

They’ve been told to stick to makeup. But for RuPaul queens Latrice Royale, Peppermint and Alaska, and the legendary Lady Bunny, channelling drag’s revolutionary spirit is a must in 2020Drag and activism have always gone hand in hand. In June 1969, Marsha P Johnson, a Black drag performer reputedly threw the first brick in the Stonewall uprising in New York City; the violence that followed inspired LGBTQ+ people the world over to stand up to oppression and discrimination. Now, 51 years later, dr...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Activism, White House, New York City, Reagan, US news, Culture, US politics, Television & radio, Alaska, LGBT rights, Elizabeth Taylor, Lady Bunny, Drag, Rupaul


‘Soul Food’ at 25: Goodie Mob Looks Back on the Southern Rap Classic

Even at the time, it was obvious that the 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards were going to go down as a seismic pivot point for hip-hop. Held in New York City on August 3, the event was a tense one, bringing artists from New York’s Bad Boy Records and Los Angeles’ Death Row together in […]
Tags: News, New York City, Los Angeles, Soul Food, Goodie Mob, New York 's Bad Boy Records


Two Black former DC Comics editors describe the career obstacles they faced, from white leadership saying they'd never be promoted to their achievements being undercut

DC Comics; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Harvey Richards and Lateef Ade "L.A." Williams, two Black former DC Comics editorial staffers, told Business Insider they felt their careers at the company were hindered because of their race. Richards was fired in December 2019 after 22 years and was the only Black editorial staffer at DC when he left. He was only promoted once.  Williams exited in 2000 after six years without a promotion and after disputes with white members of DC leadership. The...
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New York’s Loss is Florida’s Gain: Redfin.Com Users Leaving Expensive States Picks Up With Pandemic

Seattle, WA – Oct. 28, 2020 (PRNewswire) (NASDAQ: RDFN) California and New York had the biggest upticks in people looking to move out of state since last year, followed by Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and Illinois, according to a new report from Redfin (www.redfin.com), the technology-powered real estate brokerage. Nearly 53,000 more Redfin.com users looked to move out of California than into it in the third quarter, a 62% increase since the third quarter of 2019 and the highest r...
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, New York, News, California, New York City, Radio, Canada, United States, Arizona, Nevada, Illinois, Redfin, Movement, Seattle Wa, Sunshine State


Lunchbox raises $20M to help restaurants build their own ordering experiences

With many restaurants forced to rely entirely on the delivery and takeout business during the pandemic, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether the industry can survive while paying hefty fees to delivery platforms like Uber Eats and Grubhub. Lunchbox, on the other hand, is a startup that allows restaurants to build ordering experiences on their own websites and apps. Today, it’s announcing that it’s raised $20 million in Series A funding. CEO Nabeel Alamgir knows the industry well, havin...
Tags: Food, Fundings & Exits, Startups, Funding, New York City, Netflix, Lunchbox, Planet Hollywood, Alamgir, Fuku, Sodexo, Robert Earl, ENIAC, Scott Belsky, Coatue, Kishore


Investors back Pacific Consolidated Holdings to merge leading LA-based liquor and weed delivery companies

There’s a new company that’s sitting on top of some of the fastest growing consumer-facing businesses in the world — liquor and marijuana delivery — and its name is Pacific Consolidated Holdings Group. The investment firms and executive teams behind the Los Angeles-based delivery liquor delivery company, Saucey, along with Inception Companies, the backer of marijuana distribution company, Emjay, have formed Pacific Consolidated to merge their two companies and build what’s likely the largest “vi...
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Investing in the next generation of NY tech talent

New York City is my home. I’m a proud graduate and parent of three children in the New York City public school system, and I chose to stay and build my career here. Twelve years ago, after a career on Wall Street, I joined Google and currently serve as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and co-site lead for Google’s growing New York campus. Like me, Google has been fortunate to call New York home and is committed to connecting students, teachers and job seekers to the local tech economy. Today, as ...
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Here's how former Vice President Joe Biden went from 'Middle-Class Joe' to millionaire

Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden. Associated Press/Sarah Blake Morgan Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, have a net worth of $9 million. The couple built the majority of that wealth recently. The Bidens earned a $16.7 million income between 2017 and 2019 from book royalties and paid speaking engagements, according to financial disclosures reported on by Forbes. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We're a week out from the pres...
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Charles Schwab's 'difficult' day —  Alt-data firm rates CEOs — Goldman Sachs' sexual misconduct suit

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 9: Two men look out the window of the 63rd floor of One World Trade Center toward Manhattan prior to an event to commemorate the federal government's return to One World Trade Center, September 9, 2016 in New York City. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Federal Office of Emergency Management, and General Services Administration will have office space at One World Trade Center. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Drew Angerer/Getty Images Europe's largest bank...
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