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Live Theatre Returns To Live Theatre In NY — And It’s… Different

The line of people he came to greet waiting to see the first performance of Blindness at the Daryl Roth Theatre off Union Square was collectively, properly masked, but still a line, still packed closely together, reminding this critic that whatever measures being taken inside theaters, the line outside a theater right now remains just as it always was—an expectant, kettled huddle. – The Daily Beast
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China is trying to use the Atlanta and Boulder mass shootings to undermine US criticism of its Uyghur abuse

Chinese President Xi Jinping and then-Vice President Joe Biden in California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images The US has long criticized China's crackdown on the Uyghur Muslims, calling it a genocide. Top Chinese officials are now accusing the US of hypocrisy following two mass shootings. They suggested that the US should not criticize China as it has issues of its own. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is using the recent mass shootings in Georgia and Color...
Tags: Politics, New York, Colorado, California, Washington, China, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, News UK, Boulder, Xinjiang, Uighur


China is trying to use the Atlanta and Boulder mass shootings to undermine US criticism of its genocide of the Uyghur people

Chinese President Xi Jinping and then-Vice President Joe Biden in California. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images The US has long criticized China's crackdown on the Uyghur Muslims, calling it a genocide. Top Chinese officials are now accusing the US of hypocrisy following two mass shootings. They suggested that the US should not criticize China as it has issues of its own. See more stories on Insider's business page. China is using the recent mass shootings in Georgia and Color...
Tags: Politics, New York, Colorado, California, Washington, China, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, News UK, Boulder, Xinjiang, Uighur


What is FAIR?

Because I follow the Twitter feed of the erstwhile NYT columnist Bari Weiss, I noticed that there's a new group that calls itself FAIR — The Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism. Here's their video:  That's on such a high level of abstraction that it hard to understand what's really going on there. The assumption is that you'll recognize at least some of the names/faces and trust their authority. They seem to be banding together as a correction to the excesses of social-justice activist...
Tags: Law, Censorship, Copyright, Manhattan, Google News, Martin Luther King Jr, Caricatures, Ny Post, Fair, Union Square, Seuss, The Foundation, Barnes Noble, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Dr. Seuss


Fast food franchisees aren't 'vultures' - they're small businesses that need support to make it through the pandemic

People wear protective face masks outside McDonald's in Union Square as the city continues Phase 4 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus on September 13, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai/Getty Images In a December 13 op-ed, Insider's Kate Taylor wrote that "fast-food chains are vultures feasting on the carcasses of independent restaurants," but this ignores the reality of the fast food business. Many fast food franchisees are small business ope...
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Whole wheat flours in NYC

Whole wheat flours in NYC Submitted by jpthor on December 27, 2020 - 8:37am. Hi everybody,First post here. I'm wondering if anyone has suggestions for high quality whole wheat flours (specifically spelt, but I'm interested in others) here in Manhattan. I'm in Hamilton Heights/Harlem. Farmer Ground Flour from Whole Foods is an option, but is relatively expensive at about $3.00/lb. Anyone have other suggestions for local or online ordering? I'm hoping to explore more whole wheat sourd...
Tags: Manhattan, Baking, Union Square, Hamilton Heights Harlem Farmer Ground Flour


Apple is closing its 53 California stores through Christmas, as COVID-19 cases soar to record highs

The Apple logo is shown atop an Apple store at a shopping mall in La Jolla, California. Reuters Apple has temporarily closed its 53 California stores through Christmas, as coronavirus cases surge in the state.  The company updated its website for each California store, and a spokesperson confirmed the closures, according to Reuters. Some in-store appointments will continue until December 22.  The closures come during the holiday shopping season, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, which is...
Tags: Apple, UK, London, California, US, San Francisco, Trends, Tim Cook, Boris Johnson, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, Reuters, Union Square, Johns Hopkins University, Reuters Also, Kevin Shalvey


Get Inside the Head of a New York City Christmas Tree: A Gonzo Short Film from Artist Nina Katchadourian

For every year this Christmas tree Brings to us such joy and glee O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree Such pleasure do you bring me… All over New York City, tree stands are springing up like mushrooms. Unlike the fanciful windows lining 5th avenue, the Union Square holiday market, or Rockefeller Center’s tree and skating rink, this seasonal pleasure requires no special trip, no threat of crowds. You could battle traffic, and lose half a day, dragging the kids to a cut-your-own farm on Long I...
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Coinbase’s backstory and future with ‘Kings of Crypto’ author Jeff John Roberts

No industry better epitomizes elite tech opinion as blockchain. Ignored for years in its infancy, the industry received intense interest from investors, engineers and the public five years ago, generating some of the most deeply devout evangelists that have emanated from startups since the advent of the World Wide Web and the dot-com boom. Then, it all burned down, but a few companies made it through the flames, among them Coinbase . Coinbase today is still valued at a 2018 price of $8 billion...
Tags: Apple, TC, New York City, Tech, Paypal, Bitcoin, Crypto, Silicon Valley, Andreessen Horowitz, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Coinbase, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Fred Wilson, Union Square


Oxford Capital Group expands CA portfolio with contrarian acquisition of 5 hotels

Oxford Capital Group, LLC announces today the acquisition of five Bay Area hotels (three in San Francisco: King George Hotel; Hotel Griffon; and The Inn at Union Square; and two in Silicon Valley: Creekside Inn in Palo Alto and Hotel Los Gatos) with plans to reposition many of the assets. Oxford Capital Group's wholly owned affiliate, Chicago-based Oxford Hotels & Resorts, LLC, takes over management of the properties as of today. These five hotels bring Oxford's Bay Area footprint to nine...
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Chicago, Oxford, Silicon Valley, Essex, Bay Area, FELIX, Union Square, Cass, Julian, Godfrey, Audrey, Versey, Oxford Hotels Resorts LLC, Oxford Capital Group LLC


The PlayStation 5 is the only product drawing crowds on Black Friday 2020, and it's not even discounted

Black Friday 2019, left, and Black Friday 2020, right, both at Macy's in New York City. Getty Images Like Tickle Me Elmo and the Furby before it, the PlayStation 5 is this year's big holiday item. But this year, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit communities across the country hard, Black Friday is quieter than ever. One major exception is for video-game retailer GameStop, which started drawing lines on Wednesday with the promise of PlayStation 5 consoles. It stands in sta...
Tags: New York City, US, Trends, United States, Manhattan, World Health Organization, Gamestop, Ny Post, Macy, Union Square, Elmo, Herald Square, Ben Gilbert, Eric Kelly


The PlayStation 5 is the only product drawing crowds on Black Friday 2020, and it's not even on sale

Black Friday 2019, left, and Black Friday 2020, right, both at Macy's in New York City. Getty Images Like Tickle Me Elmo and the Furby before it, the PlayStation 5 is this year's big holiday item. But this year, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to hit communities across the country hard, Black Friday is quieter than ever. One major exception is for video-game retailer GameStop, which started drawing lines on Wednesday with the promise of PlayStation 5 consoles. It stands in sta...
Tags: New York City, US, Trends, United States, Manhattan, World Health Organization, Gamestop, Ny Post, Macy, Union Square, Elmo, Herald Square, Ben Gilbert, Eric Kelly


Strand Bookstore Puts Out SOS, Is Overwhelmed With Support

Owner Nancy Wyden said “the call for help produced a boom in business on Saturday: a single-day record of 10,000 online orders, so many that the website crashed. That day was also the best single day in the month of October that the flagship store, near Union Square, has ever had, and the best day ever at the Strand’s Upper West Side branch, which opened earlier this year. In the 48 hours since the plea went out, the store processed 25,000 online orders, compared with about 600 in a typical two...
Tags: Art, Words, Union Square, 10.26.20, Nancy Wyden, Strand 's Upper West Side


Apple Discouraging People From Lining Up for iPhone 12 Launch With In-Person Reservation System

With the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro launching in the middle of a global pandemic, Apple is coming up with ways for people to purchase their new devices safely and without unnecessary exposure to the virus. Apple has been allowing ‌iPhone 12‌ orders to be placed for in store pickup, and in some locations, is implementing a bank teller-like Express system that allows for minimal exposure to other people. To deal with people lining up outside of stores to get an iPhone, Apple may use a reservat...
Tags: Apple, Apple Store, Apple Retail, San Francisco California, Union Square, Apple Stores, Iphone 12, iPhone 12 Pro


‘Van Halen Ave.’: Artist Transforms New York Subway Station Into Tribute to Late Guitarist Eddie

An unusual trend in recent years has seen New York City’s subway stations transformed into memorials for late, great musicians, both officially and unofficially. In the former category, Spotify transformed the Union Square and Broadway-Lafayette stations into elaborate memorials for Prince and David Bowie, respectively; unofficially, the Franklin Avenue station in Brooklyn was briefly turned […]
Tags: Spotify, News, New York City, Brooklyn, David Bowie, Eddie, Union Square, Franklin Avenue, Eddie Van Halen, Broadway Lafayette, Van Halen Ave, New York Subway Station Into Tribute


Police activity at San Francisco's Union Square, official says

SFPD says there is an active scene at Union Square, and that traffic will be impacted in the area.
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Roughly 1 million Americans have already voted in the 2020 election, compared with just 10,000 at this point in 2016

Women posing behind a voter-registration table in Union Square in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images At least 944,114 Americans had voted in this year's US presidential election as of Sunday, according to data collected by Michael McDonald, a University of Florida professor who runs the US Election Project. McDonald estimated that fewer than 10,000 people had voted at the same point in the 2016 election cycle. McDonald's 2020 voting statistics came from early-voting data from 25 s...
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Nearly 1 million Americans have already voted in the 2020 election, compared to just 10,000 at this point in 2016

Women wearing masks pose behind a voter registration table in Union Square in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images At least 944,114 Americans have voted in the November presidential election by mail as of Sunday, according to data collected by Michael McDonald, a University of Florida professor who runs the US Election Project. McDonald estimated that at the same point during the 2016 election cycle "only 9,525 people had voted." McDonald's 2020 voting statistics came from early-vot...
Tags: Politics, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Pennsylvania, Gop, US Postal Service, Usps, News UK, Ohio, University of Florida, Postal Service, 2016 Election, Seattle


A New York Clock That Told Time Now Tells the Time Remaining

For more than 20 years, Metronome, which includes a 62-foot-wide 15-digit electronic clock that faces Union Square in Manhattan, has been one of the city's most prominent and baffling public art projects. Its digital display once told the time in its own unique way, counting the hours, minutes and seconds (and fractions thereof) to and from midnight. But for years observers who did not understand how it worked suggested that it was measuring the acres of rainforest destroyed each year, tracking ...
Tags: New York, Berlin, Tech, Earth, Manhattan, Union Square, Lower East Side, Boyd, Golan, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons, Andrew Boyd, Gan Golan, 14th Street building One Union Square South


Facebook says it has already helped 2.5 million Americans register to vote — more than it did in 2016 and 2018

Women wearing masks pose behind a voter registration table in Union Square in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Facebook estimates that it has helped 2.5 million Americans register to vote for the 2020 elections, the company announced Monday. That's more than the 2 million people it helped register to vote in both 2016 and 2018. Facebook's goal is to help 4 million people to register to vote this year. The company has ramped up its get-out-the-vote efforts in recent months, but s...
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The business genius of Travis Scott: How the rapper built a nearly $40 million net worth through music and lucrative partnerships with brands like Nike and McDonald's

Travis Scott surprises crew and customers at McDonald's for the launch of the Travis Scott Meal on September 08, 2020 in Downey, California. Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for McDonald's Travis Scott is a singer, lyricist, and producer who collaborates with brands across food, fashion, and entertainment. Scott collaborated with McDonald's in September 2020 to make the Travis Scott meal. The deal also included Cactus Jack shirts for employees, McDonald's-themed merch, and a commercial s...
Tags: Photos, Entertainment, Life, Boston, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Trends, Strategy, Nike, Features, Netflix, Paris, Vogue, Michael Jordan, Manhattan, Mlb


As an American diplomat, I helped secure elections in Africa. Here's what the US can learn from that experience.

Women wearing masks pose behind a voter registration table in Union Square in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images The 2020 US election's legitimacy is constantly under fire by President Trump. As an American diplomat in Africa, I spent a lot of time defending democracy and helping to secure elections. There are things I learned in my time there that would be helpful to secure our election here. Brett Bruen was the director of global engagement in the Obama White House and a career ...
Tags: Africa, US, Trends, United States, Guinea, Donald Trump, Trump, Union Square, Obama White House, Brett Bruen, New York City Alexi Rosenfeld Getty, Global Situation Room, Ivory Coast Liberia


Annual Marshmallow Fluff festival goes virtual this September 12 (plus, a story about Fluff fandom)

Another event is going virtual. The quirky What the Fluff? festival can't happen as planned at their in-person location of Union Square in Somerville, Massachusetts, so they are taking it online this year. The live-streamed festivities happen Saturday, September 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT. You may not know this but I'm a Marshmallow Fluff super fan. I make art (and art-products) inspired by Fluff. I also collect art inspired by Fluff. People gift me Fluff-inspired art. My logo is a vis...
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Everything you need to know about New York's 2nd congressional district race

Women wearing masks pose behind a voter registration table in Union Square in New York City. Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images Republican Andrew Garbarino will face Democrat Jackie Gordon in New York's 2nd congressional district. The district is located along Long Island's south coast and includes the southwestern region of Suffolk County and part of Nassau County. Gordon currently has $1.1 million in cash on hand, over ten times more than Garbarino. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more s...
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20% of WeWork's New York space is sitting empty. Here's a look at key vacancies the city's biggest office tenant is trying to fill.

WeWork has nearly 2 million square feet of available space in New York City, its largest market.  That amounts to over 20% of its portfolio, a figure that far exceeds the overall availability of space in Manhattan. The flexible-workspace giant is the city's largest office tenant by a wide margin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. WeWork is awash in vacancy in New York City, its biggest market, according to marketing materials seen by Business Insider.  The flexible-workspace...
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Leaked marketing documents show WeWork is looking to fill 2 million square feet of vacancies in New York City, its biggest market. Here's what's sitting empty.

WeWork has nearly 2 million square feet of available space in New York City, its largest market.  That amounts to over 20% of its portfolio, a figure that far exceeds the overall availability of space in Manhattan. The flexible-workspace giant is the city's largest office tenant by a wide margin. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. WeWork is awash in vacancy in New York City, its biggest market, according to marketing materials seen by Business Insider.  The flexible-workspace...
Tags: New York City, Americas, US, Trends, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Ibm, WeWork, Savills, Cbre, Financial Times, Signal, Jersey City, Union Square, Baker Hostetler, Long Island City


Arson suspects set NYPD van on fire, police say

Police say they broke a window of the NYPD van parked on East 12th Street near Union Square. They then set fire to the vehicle.
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Broadway Records to Host OUR TABLE Concert and Conversation With Melissa Errico, David Shire and More

On July 20th at 12pm EST, a concert and conversation celebrating Our Table will stream live from the greenmarket at Union Square, where much of the story of the show is set. [Author: BWW News Desk]
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A tech exec is funding a network of hundreds of security cameras in San Francisco, turning community groups into crime watchdogs with support from the city's DA

A San Francisco tech executive has launched and funded a network of security cameras across the city in response to a property crime plight that has plagued the city for years, per a report in The New York Times. Startup founder Chris Larsen has poured $4 million into the cameras, which are monitored by neighborhood groups instead of police departments. Hundreds are installed on private property in plain sight within certain neighborhoods of San Francisco. Visit Business Insider's homepage for...
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Pop up food market to open in Reading's Broad Street Mall

The new Union Square will open on Thursday, June 25 [Author: [email protected] (Hugh Fort)]
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