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Video from the Radicalized launch with Julia Angwin at The Strand

Last week's NYC book launch for Radicalized took the form of a fantastic conversation with the journalist Julia Angwin; the Strand folks were kind enough to video it and they've posted it to Youtube. Julia is incredibly smart and a wonderful interviewer, and we had some great Q&A as well.
Tags: Video, Events, Julia Angwin, NYC, Radicalized, Videos, Youtube


Inside the Lyft roadshow in NYC where investors packed the penthouse of a $1,000 a night hotel (LYFT)

Lyft executives met with 400 investors at New York's St. Regis hotel on Thursday for its pre-IPO roadshow. The company would not provide a timeline for reaching profitability, but stressed that it would not engage in a price war with rival Uber, attendees told Business Insider. The company also said it has no plans to expand into China. The IPO is set to value Lyft at $20 billion and is expected in the coming weeks. NEW YORK — Nearly 400 money managers and Wall Street bankers crowded into the...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, New York, NYC, China, Ipo, US, Trends, Silicon Valley, Jefferies, Zimmer, Logan Green, John Zimmer, Central Park, Caesar, St Regis


"You don’t have to kink-shame or say that people are creepy because of what they enjoy doing," said Charlotte Taillor, who had hoped "to have a nice relationship with a nice community of woke people."

The hoped-for "nice community" was Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Taillor had moved in with her "kink collective," which runs "bondage workshops and other fetish events for the B.D.S.M. (bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism) community." The quoted article is "When the Dominatrix Moved In Next Door/A 'kink collective' in a residential area of Brooklyn has upset longtime residents and resulted in a culture clash and gentrification struggle all wrapped up into one fight" (NYT).But the battle on Quincy...
Tags: Law, NYC, Etiquette, Wikipedia, Brooklyn, Commerce, Ice Cube, Miller, Felicia, Bedford Stuyvesant, Quincy Street, Ann Althouse, Felisha, The [blank] Community, Charlotte Taillor, Taillor


NYC! I'm coming to The Strand tonight at 7PM with my new book RADICALIZED! Next up: Toronto, Chicago, San Francisco...

Thanks to everyone who came to last night's launch event at San Diego's Mysterious Galaxy! The next stop on my tour is an event at 7PM at The Strand in NYC where I'll be appearing with the award-winning investigative journalist Julia Angwin, who is pinch-hitting for Anand Giridharadas, who has had a family emergency. Tomorrow night, I'll be appearing at the Toronto Metro Reference Library at 7PM, with the Globe & Mail's Barry Hertz; from there, I go to Chicago's C2E2 festival and then to Be...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, NYC, New York City, Toronto, San Francisco, Events, Chicago, Portland, San Diego, Berkeley, Anaheim, Julia Angwin, Richard Kadrey


Spotlight: Caked Up Cafe Offers Uncompromised Quality Baked In

There are plenty of bakeries throughout the country. But how many of them have provided sweets to major celebrities like Rihanna and Kevin Durant? NYC’s Caked Up Cafe may have humble beginnings, but they’ve since grown into a favorite among the city’s elite. Read more about the company’s journey in this week’s Small Business Spotlight. What the Business Does Offers a variety of baked goods. Business partner and investor in Caked Up Cafe Mohammed Yusuf told Small Business Trends, “We sell cupc...
Tags: Rihanna, NYC, Sales, Startup, Kevin Durant, Denise, Baxter, Yusuf, Mohammed Yusuf, Denise -LSB- Byrnes, Oak Club


NYC considers Manhattan land expansion to fight climate change

On Thursday March 14, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City unveiled a $10 billion plan to prepare lower Manhattan for the inevitable invasion of sea level rise predicted with climate change. The plan was announced alongside the release of the Lower Manhattan Climate Resilience Study, which provides a complete assessment of predicted climate risks, including sea level rise, storm surge, extreme rainfall and heat waves. The plan includes extensive construction of permanent and smartly integrated...
Tags: Design, Climate Change, NYC, New York City, Environment, Urban, Resilience, Italy, Sea Level Rise, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Natural Disaster, Sustainable Development, Gizmodo, Staten Island, Brooklyn Bridge


Notes: On Hudson Yards

Our takeaways from exploring the mico-city, its monuments and restaurants A city within the city of New York, the Hudson Yards district comprises 28 acres of residential, commercial and public space developed on top of and around the MTA’s former John D. Caemmerer West Side Storage Yard—once an untrodden abyss along the river. Almost all the statistics convey the staggering scope of this endeavor, beginning …
Tags: Notes, New York, Design, Shopping, NYC, Restaurants, Bars, Architecture, Mta, Thomas Heatherwick, Shops, Thomas Keller, Hudson Yards, Tak Room, John D Caemmerer, West Side Storage Yard


Los Angeles! I'm launching my new book Radicalized with Lexi Alexander tonight (next: San Diego, NYC, Toronto...)

Tonight is the launch for my latest book of science fiction for adults, Radicalized: I'll be at the Barnes and Novel at The Grove in Los Angeles, in conversation with director/activist/stuntwoman/champion kickboxer Lexi Alexander, starting at 7PM. From there, the tour takes me to San Diego tomorrow (Mysterious Galaxy, 7:30 PM; then NYC on Wednesday (The Strand, 7PM, with Anand Giridharadas); then Toronto on Thursday (Metro Reference Library, 7PM, with Barry Hertz), and then I'm in Chicago, ...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Science Fiction, News, NYC, Toronto, Los Angeles, Events, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, Barnes, Lexi Alexander, The Grove, Anand Giridharadas, Barry Hertz


Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Farewell to two cultural pioneers, debunking myths about women's bodies, our co-founder at SXSW and more Four New Statues of Women for NYC While NYC is scattered with statues of notable men, there are very few of women—just five, in fact. She Built NYC is commissioning four new statues of historical and influential women: Billie Holiday, Dr Helen Rodríguez Trías, Elizabeth Jennings Graham and Katherine …
Tags: Art, Books, Games, Gender, Space, Spacex, Design, Interviews, NYC, La, Nasa, Auctions, Board Games, Icon, Sxsw, Linkaboutit


The Latest: 16 arrested at NYC student climate protest

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on global climate protests by students (all times local):
Tags: Science, NYC, Berlin, Ap


New legislation aimed at NYC real estate could hurt agents

NYC lawmakers want to pass initiatives that would negatively affect real estate agents — one bill aims to cap broker fees on rentals at 8 percent of the annual rate, which takes away the power of tenant-landlord negotiation, and another proposed initiative is a pied-à-terre tax, which would be levied on non-primary residences that cost $5 million and above.
Tags: NYC, Legislation, Radio, Agent, Select, Elizabeth Ann Stribling-Kivlan


NYC plans to expand Manhattan to protect against rising seas

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday his $10-billion plan to protect lower Manhattan against sea level rise and storm surges.The plan calls for creating new land that would extend the lower part of the island by about two city blocks.As sea levels rise around the globe, cities are experimenting with various methods to protect themselves. None New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has a bold and expensive plan to protect lower Manhattan from sea level rise and the next major storm: ...
Tags: Climate Change, NYC, Washington, New York City, Environment, Cities, Infrastructure, Innovation, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Miami, Brooklyn Bridge, New York Magazine, New York State, De Blasio, Rotterdam


Alan Cumming in ‘Daddy,’ Annette Bening in ‘All My Sons,” and what to see on Broadway

This 2019 season has some big shows coming NYC’s Broadway and off-Broadway stages, with big names and big productions.
Tags: New York, NYC, Lifestyle, Broadway, Alan Cumming, Gaycities Link, Annette Bening


OMA unveils designs for zigzagging residential towers in Brooklyn

OMA’s New York office has unveiled striking designs for the Greenpoint Landing mixed-use towers—two dramatically stepped buildings that appear to be two jagged halves of a whole. Designed to frame views of Greenpoint and vistas of Manhattan beyond, the project is “a ziggurat and its inverse…carefully calibrated to one another,” says OMA Partner Jason Long. Greenpoint Landing, which is expected to break ground in August of this year, is located in the Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood of Greenpoi...
Tags: New York, Design, NYC, New York City, Architecture, Brooklyn, Gallery, Amsterdam, Manhattan, Green space, Carousel Showcase, Mixed-use, Williamsburg, Oma, Greenpoint, Waterfront


Snow In NYC: Photos Of The Winter Wonderland By Joseph O. Holmes

Joseph O. Holmes’s photographs have hung in solo and group shows around the world. “The Booth” was a featured solo exhibition in Toronto’s CONTACT photography festival, following its four-month run at New York City’s Museum of the Moving Image. Among other awards, Holmes has been honored with a Curator’s Commendation at the Houston Center for Photography, first prize in MPLS Photo... Source
Tags: Photography, New York, Design, Winter, NYC, New York City, Toronto, Holmes, Joseph O Holmes, Houston Center for Photography


Inside The Future Perfect’s Casa Perfect New York

Highlights from every floor of the West Village home turned showroom For anyone who has dreamed of living in a West Village townhouse—and, of course, for those who already have one and are looking to furnish it with pieces of insurmountable elegance and vision—The Future Perfect‘s new Casa Perfect is an absolute inspiration. A gallery experience for the brand’s carefully selected wares, Casa Perfect New …
Tags: Design, Shopping, NYC, Furniture, Interiors, Shops, Decor, West Village, Interior Decorating, Showrooms, Casa Perfect, The Future Perfect, Casa Perfect New York


Inside The Future Perfect’s NYC Casa Perfect

Highlights from every floor of the West Village home turned showroom For anyone who has dreamed of living in a West Village townhouse—and, of course, for those who already have one and are looking to furnish it with pieces of insurmountable elegance and vision—The Future Perfect‘s new Casa Perfect is an absolute inspiration. A gallery experience for the brand’s carefully selected wares, NYC’s Casa Perfect …
Tags: Design, Shopping, NYC, Furniture, Interiors, Shops, Decor, West Village, Interior Decorating, Showrooms, Casa Perfect, The Future Perfect, NYC Casa Perfect


Four New Statues of Women for NYC

While NYC is scattered with statues of notable men, there are very few of women—just five, in fact. She Built NYC is commissioning four new statues of historical and influential women: Billie Holiday, Dr Helen Rodríguez Trías, Elizabeth Jennings Graham and Katherine Walker. Each statue will be placed in the borough that each woman called home—from the Bronx to Staten Island. The project is ongoing, …
Tags: Gender, Design, NYC, Culture, Feminism, Statues, Bronx, Staten Island, Public Art, Public Spaces, Monuments, Linkaboutit, Katherine Walker, City Planning, Helen Rodríguez Trías Elizabeth Jennings Graham


Financial Case Study: Hannah and Chad, Wall Street Minimalist

This post Financial Case Study: Hannah and Chad, Wall Street Minimalist appeared first on The Professional Hobo. Hannah and Chad Janis quit their finance jobs in NYC after earning more than two million credit card points in the course of one year. They booked round-the-world business class tickets for nearly free and they help others book free flights by sharing their travel hacks and secrets via their website Wall Street Minimalist ,   Instagram account, and YouTube channel. Their story ha...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Instagram, NYC, Youtube, Antarctica, Financial Case Studies, HANNAH, Nora, Hobo Hannah, Chad Janis


Zillow launches ‘iBuyer’ operation in Inland Empire

Zillow Offers, the home buying and selling arm of online real estate giant Zillow.com, is launching Monday, March 11 in the Inland Empire, the fifth “iBuyer” now working in Southern California. The company will accept offer requests from owners of houses, condos and townhomes in Riverside, San Bernardino and a handful of other Inland Empire cities. The region is Zillow Offers’ eighth U.S. market and its first in California. The company generally offers to buy homes in the median price range that...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, California, NYC, Housing, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Innovation, Portland, San Jose, Zillow, Southern California, Phoenix, Barton, Inland Empire


A Week In New York City On A $100,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a consultant who makes $100,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on tea.Occupation: ConsultantIndustry: ConsultingAge: 24Location: New York, NYSalary: $100,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,850Monthly ExpensesRent: $1,354 (I have one ro...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Fashion, Music, UK, New York, London, Craigslist, Greece, California, NYC, New York City, Aer Lingus, Netflix, Ireland, Paris


Rati Framroze Cooper: In Memorarium

On Friday March 8, 2019 Rati Framroze Cooper passed away in Lahore, Pakistan. It may be coincidence or not, that one of the most amazing women educators of the Indian sub-continent, passed away on International Women’s Day. I had the opportunity to meet Rati Aunty only for a few days on my trip to Lahore in January 2016. I was introduced to her and her sister Perin Aunty, through several contacts and I first met up with them in the lobby of the Avari Lahore. Rati Aunty has to have been the most...
Tags: Usa, New York, London, NYC, Life, India, Pakistan, Cooper, LAHORE, LAHORE Pakistan, Marlowe, Parsi, British Council, Madam, Individuals, Wadia


Creative Adversarial Networks: GANs that make art

Generative Adversarial Networks use a pair of machine-learning models to create things that seem very realistic: one of the models, the "generator," uses its training data to make new things; and the other, the "discerner," checks the generator's output to see if it conforms to the model. Rutgers comp sci prof Ahmed Elgammal runs an Art and AI Lab where they use "Creative Adversarial Networks" to produce new artworks: CANs use a "discerner" that seeks out "novelty," not fidelity to the stat...
Tags: Art, Post, Business, News, NYC, Atlantic, Chelsea, Sharp, Machine Learning, Cans, Fine Art, Ai, Casio, Portraiture, Parsons School Of Design, Rutgers


Meet Artist Le’Andra LeSeur, #EmbraceAmbition Series Speaker

This International Women's Day, Tory Burch wants women to embrace their ambition and channel it into action. For the second year in a row, her foundation is hosting the #EmbraceAmbition summit, and this year the event consists of a five-night series in which women leaders across industries will talk about confronting unconscious bias, dismantling gender stereotypes, and empowering other women.The final event is tonight in NYC at 6:30 p.m. ET — and you can livestream it here. Below, we spoke to ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, NYC, Washington, Donny Hathaway, Phoenix, Jersey City, Hathaway, Le Andra LeSeur, Day Tory Burch, LeSeur


The Partisan States of America

The Atlantic recently teamed up with polling and analytics company PredictWise to build a county-by-county map of political open-mindedness in America. In general, the most politically intolerant Americans, according to the analysis, tend to be whiter, more highly educated, older, more urban, and more partisan themselves. This finding aligns in some ways with previous research by the University of Pennsylvania professor Diana Mutz, who has found that white, highly educated people are relative...
Tags: Florida, Usa, New York, NYC, Massachusetts, America, Atlantic, University of Pennsylvania, North Carolina, South Carolina, New England, Jason Kottke, Mutz, Partisan States of America, Diana Mutz, Pennsylvania Utah


Black + White Artworks from The Armory Show 2019

Paintings, sculpture, collage and more pieces that demonstrate the power of contrast Wandering the halls of an art fair, visitors often flick their eyes to the ostentatious—pillars of color, sparkling shapes, neon word-based art and even manipulated reflections of self. It’s easy for explosive color to captivate. And yet, passing through 2019’s The Armory Show in NYC, numerous works composed solely of black and white …
Tags: Art, Design, NYC, Culture, Photographs, Paintings, Art Fairs, Tapestries, Immersive Art, Armory Week 2019, The Armory Show, The Armory Show 2019


NYC announces 4 new female statues including Billie Holiday

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is announcing plans to create four new statues of women in an effort to address the gender imbalance in public monuments. The statues will honor jazz singer Billie Holiday as well as a pioneering doctor, a lighthouse keeper and a teacher who helped desegregate public transportation in 1854. […]
Tags: New York, News, Entertainment, NYC, New York City, Ap, Nation


Design Indaba 2019: Dong-Ping Wong of FOOD

From vertical parks in Chinatown to Kanye West projects, the NYC-based studio is all about ideas Questioning if the design process can be faster or more meaningful, during his speech at Design Indaba, Dong-Ping Wong of FOOD offered a glimpse into advanced and sophisticated ways of thinking about architecture. Based in NYC, FOOD has a unique way of approaching architecture, through a creative approach that …
Tags: Design, Interviews, NYC, Kanye West, Architecture, Chinatown, Contemporary Architecture, Design Indaba, Set Design, City Planning, Dong-Ping Wong, Design Indaba Dong Ping Wong of FOOD


NYC’s The Brant Foundation Art Study Center Opens With Jean-Michel Basquiat

A debut exhibit in a building that was once Walter De Maria's live/work space Back in 2014, rumors began circulating that the Brant Foundation had purchased 419 East 6th Street—the four-story building that had housed conceptual artist Walter De Maria‘s home and studio since the mid-’80s. Its origins, however, underline its strange, slender figure and the 16,000-square-feet space within; it was constructed as a Con Edison substation …
Tags: Art, Design, NYC, Culture, Artists, Exhibitions, Galleries, Jean-michel Basquiat, East Village, Walter De Maria, Brant Foundation, The Brant Foundation


What To Do In New York City

When you’re heading out to NYC, there’s so much that you’re going to want to see and do. But do you have a plan of how you’re going to spend your time there? Let’s take a look at some of the best things you can do.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: NYC, New York City, Frugality