Legal News NYC

Latham & Watkins Elects 19 New Partners

NEW YORK — The law firm of Latham & Watkins announced that 19 counsel have been elected to the partnership, effective March 1. According to the firm, each of the new partners delivers exceptional advice and service to clients in distinct areas of practice. Latham & Watkins has over 3,500 lawyers and operates in 14 countries. The […]

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Former FBI Agent in Charge of NY Office Sentenced to 28 Months Prison

Charles McGonigal, 55, a former FBI Special Agent in Charge of the New York Field Office, was sentenced to 28 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his undisclosed receipt of $225,000 in cash from an individual with ties to the Albanian government while McGonigal was supervising counterintelligence investigations. McGonigal pleaded […]

Airlines News

JetBlue Adds Two Directors From Icahn Enterprises

NEW YORK — JetBlue has entered into an agreement with Icahn Enterprises L.P., a major shareholder of JetBlue, under which Jesse Lynn, general counsel of Icahn Enterprises, and Steven Miller, portfolio manager of Icahn Capital, will join the airline’s board of directors. Lynn and Miller will serve as non-voting observers to the board through JetBlue’s […]

Education News Upstate

Cornell Alumnus Donates $35 Million to Wildlife Health Center

Cornell University has received a $35 million gift that will endow and name the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health. The center will address key challenges at the intersection of wildlife health, domestic animal health, human health and livelihoods, and the environment that supports all life on Earth. The gift to the College […]

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Rentberry Wants to Buy WeWork Out of Bankruptcy

Rentberry, an operator of a property rental and management platform based in San Francisco, has unveiled plans to explore the acquisition of WeWork, the NY-based flexible workspace provider that recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Rentberry says the move is backed by key venture capital funds, including Berkeley Hills Capital, and wants to combine WeWork’s […]

News Sports

Penn to Buy WynnBet for $25 Million, ESPN BET Coming to NY

PENN Entertainment has agreed to pay Wynn Interactive Holdings $25 million to acquire its New York mobile sports wagering licenses, currently operating under WynnBet. The deal gives PENN entry into the online sports betting market in New York State. Pending regulatory approvals, PENN will launch its online sports wagering product, ESPN BET, in New York […]

Fashion News NYC

JLo, Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth to Serve as Co-Chairs of Met Gala

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the co-chairs for this year’s Costume Institute Benefit, which will be held on May 6 in NYC. The Met Gala is the biggest celebrity and fashion event of the year in the city. Bad Bunny, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Lopez, Anna Wintour, and Zendaya will serve as […]

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NY Secures $514,000 Settlement With Landlord for Overcharging Tenants

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that New York State Homes and Community Renewal’s Tenant Protection Unit secured a $514,000 settlement against Manhattan landlord Steven Croman of Centennial Properties for unlawfully defrauding renters amid a statewide housing crisis. Croman engaged in a scheme to lease regulated units for a term of less than one or two years, […]

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Cohn Reznick Elects 24 Partners

NEW YORK – CohnReznick LLP, a leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, has elected 24 professionals to its partnership, effective February 1, 2024. The newly elected partners bring expertise across advisory, assurance, and tax and play integral roles in our industry groups, driving the firm’s world-class client service. “CohnReznick’s ability to […]

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Empire State Building Unveils New Loyalty Program Targeting Superfans

NEW YORK — The Empire State Building (ESB) has launched a new ambassador program for local residents who host guests in New York City and for its “superfans.” Visitors earn points in the loyalty program for each ticket purchased on the ESB website for the 86th and 102nd Floor Observatories and redeem them for complimentary experiences and collectibles. […]

News TV

Fox to Host Town Hall With Donald Trump

NEW YORK — FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Laura Ingraham will present a town hall with former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, February 20th in Spartanburg, SC at 7 p.m. ET on The Ingraham Angle. Trump is the leading frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President this year. The pre-taped one-hour event on Fox will focus […]

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360PR+ Hires New Director of Influencer Marketing

NEW YORK — 360PR+ is expanding its influencer marketing capabilities with a new hire, naming Meaghan Kehoe Director, Influencer Marketing. Kehoe (photo above), who previously led influencer marketing at Wilson Sporting Goods, will oversee the full range of influencer marketing for 360’s clients, from highly curated brand ambassador programs to large-scale creator-led content initiatives and […]

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Super Bowl Ads Drive Up Demand Study Says

NEW YORK — Spending $7 million on a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl apparently works according to a new study. Behavioral research firm Veylinx performed a study to see whether Super Bowl commercials boost consumer demand for the products advertised. The results show that 2024 Super Bowl advertising fueled a massive 16.4% increase in […]