White Castle to Launch Dairy-Free Cheese in NY Area

White Castle, the restaurant chain known for ts little sliders, will become the country’s first fast-food hamburger chain in the U.S. to offer a dairy-free alternative to cheddar cheese. White Castle plans to launch the non-dairy product on Mar. 1 in its New Jersey and New York City restaurants. Customers will be able to order dairy free cheddar to […]


New York Toy Fair Kicks Off Saturday

The 117th annual Toy Fair New York will open its doors to thousands of toy industry professionals this Saturday at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. Over 440,000 square feet of exhibit space — or nearly 8 acres — will be filled with hundreds of thousands of toys, games, and youth entertainment products. This is […]

Banks News

Ally Financial Buying Cardworks for $2.65 Billion

Ally Financial, a banking company that is a major provider of auto loans and operates online bank Ally, has agreed to buy CardWorks in a deal valued at approximately $2.65 billion. CardWorks is based in Woodbury, NY and is a privately held company with $4.7 billion in assets and $2.9 billion in deposits. Under the terms of the […]


Interactive Advertising Bureau Names Top 250 Brands to Watch

NEW YORK — The trade group Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has unveiled its third annual list of the most disruptive, influential Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) brands. More than 3,500 brands were analyzed before IAB narrowed the list to the most important 250 direct-to-consumer products. This year, for the first time ever, 100 service companies were added. “These […]


KIND Launches New Lineup of Snacks

NEW YORK (February 10, 2020) – KIND Healthy Snacks has launched a new lineup of snacks including frozen bars and chocolate bark. All promise healthy ingredients which is what KIND snacks are known for. KIND says its recipes use nutrient-dense, premium ingredients like nuts, seeds, whole grains and fruit, which are recommended for a healthy diet. […]

Media News

NBC to Launch Peacock Streaming Service April 15

NEW YORK — NBCUniversal, a division of cable giant Comcast, is joining the streaming network wars. The company officially unveiled Peacock, a free premium ad-supported streaming service with subscription tiers offering more than 600 movies and 400 series, as well as live and on-demand content across news, sports, late night, and reality. The service will […]

News Sports

MSG Wants to Spin Off Knicks, Rangers Into Separate Company

NEW YORK — The Madison Square Garden Company announced that it is pursuing a revised plan for the proposed separation of its sports and entertainment businesses. The company owns the NY Knicks and NY Rangers sports teams plus the Madison Square Garden arena and Radio City Music Hall in NY. The Company is now pursuing […]


New Observatory Opens at Top of Empire State Building

NEW YORK — The Empire State Building (ESB) is one of the world’s most famous buildings and it just opened a newly renovated Observatory on the 102nd floor with 360-degree views and floor-to-ceiling glass windows. (Photo: The new Empire State Building Observation deck, Source: PRNewsFoto/Empire State Realty Trust) Tourists that visit the new Empire State Building experience […]


Postmates to Deliver From Walgreens, Duane Reade

Walgreens is teaming up with delivery service Postmates to offer on-demand delivery for customers looking for over-the-counter medications, health and wellness, beauty and grocery products in NYC. Postmates will deliver hundreds of Walgreens’ most popular items from 174 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. In the last year, orders from convenience and […]


NY Times to Offer Free Access to Title I Schools

The New York Times Company is partnering with Verizon to provide free access to the website to over seven million students and teachers. The offer is only for Title I high schools across the nation and middle schools within the Verizon Innovative Learning program. Title I schools receive federal funding for low-income students. (Photo: […]


Apple Cube Reopens on Fifth Avenue

After more than two years of construction, Apple has reopened its flagship underground store on Fifth Avenue which features a clear glass Apple cube on the street level. The store reopened just in time with the launch of Apple’s new iPhone 11 lineup of smartphones and new versions of the Apple Watch and iPad. Apple […]


CDW to Join S&P 500 Index

NEW YORK — CDW Corp. (NASD: CDW) will replace Total System Services Inc. (NYSE: TSS) in the prestigious S&P 500 index prior to the open of trading on Monday, September 23.  S&P 500 constituent Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is acquiring Total System Services in a transaction expected to be completed after the market close today. CDW Corp […]


1-800-Flowers Adding More Plants

CARLE PLACE, NY —, known for its delivery of flowers and gift baskets, is expanding The Plant Shop on its site, introducing some of the most sought-after plants for home décor enthusiasts, gift-givers and plant lovers alike. With this expansion, The Plant Shop at now offers nearly 150 plants, including houseplants, blooming plants, succulents, bonsai, bamboo and more. […]


CityMD, Summit Medical Complete Merger

NEW YORK and BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — CityMD, the leading urgent care provider in the New York metro area with 120 locations, and Summit Medical Group, a NJ-based operator of independent multispecialty medical practices, have announced the completion of their merger. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. The merger is the first-of-its-kind between an urgent care provider and an […]


Leidos, IDEX to Join S&P 500

NEW YORK — S&P Dow Jones Indices is adding two companies to the S&P 500, and also making changes to the S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600: S&P MidCap 400 constituents Leidos Holdings Inc. (NYSE:LDOS) and IDEX Corp. (NYSE:IEX) will replace Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE:APC) and Foot Locker Inc. (NYSE:FL) respectively in the S&P […]