Thruway Rest Areas to Undergo Renovations Starting July 29

The New York State Thruway Authority announced construction will begin this month during the busy summer travel season on a $450 million project to redevelop the 27 service areas located on the NYS Thruway. The service areas were originally built in the 1950s, with the last significant redevelopment taking place in the 1990s. On July 29, […]


LegoLand Officially Opens in Goshen, NY

NY Governor Andrew Cuomo officially announced the opening of the  LEGOLAND New York Resort in Goshen, Orange County – the first new major theme park in the Northeast in more than four decades. The park was originally supposed to open in 2020 but delayed until this year due to the pandemic. Developed by Merlin Entertainments, […]

News Retail

Stop & Shop Looks to Hire 1,000 in NY Metro Area

PURCHASE, NY — The Stop & Shop supermarket chain says it is looking to fill more than 1,000 part-time jobs across the New York Metro area. The available positions include part-time roles in-store, as well support for its ecommerce operations on Long Island. Stop & Shop has more than 150 store positions available across New […]

Banks News

Morgan Stanley Partners With Microsoft for Cloud Transformation

NEW YORK –– Investment bank Morgan Stanley is teaming up with Microsoft Corp. on a strategic cloud partnership aimed at accelerating the firm’s digital transformation and shaping the future of innovation in the financial services industry. The companies will strike a unique collaboration to unlock the opportunities that Microsoft’s cloud provides with a specific view […]

News Restaurant

American Express Awards $40,000 Grants to Historic Restaurants

NEW YORK — American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have chosen 25 historic and culturally significant restaurants in the U.S. owned by underrepresented groups that will receive funding through the “Backing Historic Small Restaurants” Grant Program. Each restaurant will receive $40,000 in grants funded by American Express and administered by the National […]


Goldman Sachs Invests, Awards Grants for Black Women Initiative

NEW YORK — The Goldman Sachs Group announced the initial foundational grant, capital investments and philanthropic grants for the One Million Black Women initiative, which has committed more than $10 billion to advance racial equity and economic opportunity by investing in Black women. The One Million Black Women Advisory Council, which consists of 17 Black business and community […]

Media News

HBO Max to Offer Service With Ads for $9.99 Per Month

HBO Max announced it will debut an ad-supported version of its streaming subscription service the first week of June. Consumers will have a choice between the existing ad-free version of HBO Max at $14.99 per month, or an ad-supported experience for $9.99 per month. Both HBO Max tiers offer access to original programming, as well […]


Life Time Fitness Opens New Club in NoHo Neighborhood

NEW YORK — Life Time — a fitness chain known for its supersized clubs – has opened its third New York City location in less than six months, and fourth in the city with a new NoHo club in Cooper Square. Life Time is investing in New York City with plans to bring six new clubs to the city […]


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 […]

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 […]