Sports tv

Amazon to Broadcast NFL Thursday Games Starting Next Year

The National Football League announced that Amazon Prime Video will be the exclusive home of Thursday Night Football beginning with the 2022 season. Amazon will feature Thursday night’s NFL game across hundreds of compatible digital devices. The NFL’s original agreement with Amazon, announced as part of a larger series of media distribution deals this past March, […]

News

Broadway Shows to Start Again on September 14

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that Broadway shows will fully reopen their doors this September 14 after shutting down for a year and a half due to the pandemic. Beginning May 6, and throughout May, tickets for Broadway shows will be available for sale at 100 percent of theater capacity. The long-awaited announcement builds upon […]

Government

Overtime Soared in NYS Government During Pandemic

The total cost of overtime in 2020 at NY state government agencies reached an all-time high at more than $850 million, continuing an upward trend over the last decade and spurred on by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Total overtime hours of 19 million increased 3.9 percent […]

Banks

M&T Bank to Create 1,000 Jobs at Buffalo Tech Hub

BUFFALO — M&T Bank is building a collaborative workspace inside the Tech Hub at Seneca One, marking the completion of construction at the now-transformed downtown Buffalo landmark, the tallest privately-owned building in the state outside of New York City (photo above). The company plans to create over 1,000 jobs at the location, where it invested nearly $58 […]

News Real Estate

Empire State Building Celebrates 90th Birthday

NEW YORK – New York’s most famous skyscraper, the Empire State Building (ESB) is celebrating its 90th anniversary on Saturday, May 1. “The Empire State Building, the international icon and symbol of dreams, was a record breaker and trendsetter 90 years ago,” said Anthony E. Malkin, chairman, president, and CEO of Empire State Realty Trust which operates […]

Schools

Syracuse Offering Cannabis Classes Online

SYRACUSE —  Syracuse University is partnering with Green Flower to offer non-credit certificates in Cannabis Education. Each online program includes three, 8-week fully online courses. Programs will cover the Business of Cannabis, Agriculture and Horticulture, Law and Policy and Healthcare and Medicine. These certificates will complement existing credentials and advance the knowledge and practice of cannabis […]

News Retail

Taco Bell Opens Digital Cantina in Times Square

Taco Bell, owned by Yum Brands, has opened a new Cantina in Times Square this month that only allows digital ordering. The Cantina is located at 1501 Broadway in the Paramount Building and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday and closes at 3 a.m. the rest of the week. […]

Funding

Sesame Scores $24 Million Funding

NEW YORK — Sesame, a direct-pay healthcare marketplace, announced it has raised an additional $24 million, including new investments from Giant Ventures, Industry Ventures and Coefficient Capital. Existing investors General Catalyst, Entree Capital, and Atreides Management have also contributed additional funds to help Sesame scale. The latest funding brings Sesame’s total capital raised to just […]

Government

State to End Food Curfew, Allow Bar Seating in NYC

There’s good news for restaurants and bars. After a year of shutdowns due to coronavirus, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the midnight food and beverage service curfew will be lifted for outdoor dining areas beginning May 17 and for indoor dining areas beginning May 31. Governor Cuomo also announced that the 1 a.m. curfew for catered […]

Funding

PulseData Reels in $16.5 Million Series A

NEW YORK  — pulseData, a New York City-based healthcare data science company, focused on predictive algorithms for Chronic Kidney Disease and other chronic diseases, has reeled in $16.5 million in Series A funding led by Bain Capital Private Equity and Two Bear Capital, with participation from Alumni Ventures Group and existing investors. The CDC shows that 40% of […]