Funding News NYC

Summer Lands $9 Million in New Funding

NEW YORK — Summer –– an end-to-end workplace student loan solution that saves employees money –– announced $9 million in additional funding. The round was led by Rebalance Capital and SemperVirens, with participation from General Catalyst, QED, Flourish Ventures, Partnership Fund for NYC, Fenway Summer, and Gaingels. With the round, Summer plans to expand its leadership team, grow […]

Education News Upstate

Bloomberg Co-Founder to Donate $5 Million to Binghamton University

Bloomberg L.P. co-founder and Binghamton University alumnus Tom Secunda ’76, MA ’79 announced a $5 million donation to Binghamton University to attract, recruit and retain tech talent, creating a pipeline for students to participate in the artificial intelligence economy of the future. “Binghamton University sees tremendous potential for exciting research, education and economic development opportunities […]

News NYC Restaurant

Buffalo Wild Wings Opens 100th GO Location

Buffalo Wild Wings celebrated the opening of its 100th standalone BWW GO location on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, marking a significant milestone in the brand’s expansion. The location is at 1258 Lexington Ave. in Manhattan and operated by franchisee the Munson Restaurant Group. With a focus on speed, efficiency, and quality, BWW GO […]

News NYC Restaurant

Avra Group to Build 20,000 Square Foot Restaurant Above Penn Station

NEW YORK — Vornado Realty Trust announced that The Avra Group will open its famed Mediterranean restaurant in THE PENN DISTRICT, sitting directly atop Penn Station. The restaurant, which will be located at 390 Ninth Avenue at 33rd Street, will feature a 150-seat outdoor café, and serve as the cornerstone of an extensive food and beverage program in […]

Government News

NYS Approves $142 Million for Water Improvement Projects

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors has approved $142 million in financial assistance for water infrastructure improvement projects across New York State. The Board’s approval authorizes municipal access to low-cost financing and previously announced grants to get shovels in the ground for critical water and sewer infrastructure projects, including treatment […]

Magazine News

Forbes Releases World Billionaires List

NEW YORK –  Forbes has released its 38th annual World’s Billionaires list, a ranking of the world’s richest people. This year’s list features a record-breaking 2,781 billionaires, more billionaires than ever before, 141 more than last year and 26 more than the previous record set in 2021. French luxury goods titan Bernard Arnault tops the World’s Billionaires ranking for the […]

Hudson Valley News Restaurant

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Now Thru April 21

Spring is here in the Hudson Valley and it’s time for Spring 2024 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week. A record number of eateries are participating in this celebration of the  culinary scene. Over 140 restaurants in Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Ulster, Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess and Greene counties are offering prix fixe prices for lunch and dinner from […]

Media News

Bedford Media to Relaunch Life Magazine

NEW YORK — Bedford Media announced that it will bring LIFE Magazine back to print and digital distribution, as part of an agreement with Dotdash Meredith to relaunch LIFE as a publication on a regular cadence and vibrant media property. Bedford was created by venture capitalist Joshua Kushner and his wife and model Karlie Kloss. […]

News TV

Zillow Gone Wild Premieres May 3 on HGTV

Inspired by the popular Instagram account that touts nearly two million followers who love outrageous, one-of-kind homes, HGTV will premiere its newest real estate series Zillow Gone Wild on Friday, May 3, at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. Host Jack McBrayer, the actor and comedian best known for his Emmy-nominated role in 30 Rock, will invite viewers to join […]

News Upstate

Wegmans to Close Stores in Eclipse Path for Half Hour

Supermarket chain Wegmans announced stores located in the path of totality of the 2024 total solar eclipse will close from 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2024, to give employees an opportunity to view the eclipse. In total, 48 Wegmans stores throughout upstate New York and in Erie, PA, will close for 30 […]

News NYC Restaurant

NYC Named Top City for Food and Drinks

NEW YORK — FOOD & WINE magazine has revealed its 2024 Global Tastemakers awards, a celebration of the best food and drink experiences and destinations in the U.S. and abroad. From the best restaurants and bars to the best cities, hotels, cruises, airports, and airlines for food and drink, the results were curated and ranked […]

News NYC Openings Restaurant

Levain Bakery Opens New Store in Flatiron District

Levain Bakery, maker of gourmet cookies, has opened its eighth store in New York City with a new location at 2 W. 18th St. in the Flatiron District. Levain says opening day proceeds will be donated to Hot Bread Kitchen. Hot Bread Kitchen’s mission is to create economic opportunity for women and gender-expansive people, immigrants, […]

News NYC Sports

Food Menu at Yankee Stadium

If you are visiting Yankees stadium this weekend, you will probably want something to eat while watching the ballgame. The New York Yankees announced a variety of new menu options available to all Yankee Stadium guests throughout the 2024 season. The Stadium lineup is highlighted by returning partners including Streetbird by Marcus Samuelsson, Bobby Flay’s “Bobby’s […]

Government News

New Superintendent for NY State Police Confirmed by Senate

Governor Kathy Hochul announced the confirmation of New York State Police Superintendent Steven G. James by the Senate. “Public safety is my top priority and Superintendent James has been a critical partner in these efforts,” Governor Hochul said. “The New York State Police does extraordinary work to fight crime and keep people safe, and I am confident […]

Government News

20 Graduate From State Parks Police Academy

Governor Kathy Hochul announced 20 new graduates from the 18th Basic School of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) Police Academy. After six months of intense training, these new officers will be assigned regionally to serve New York’s 250 parks and state historic sites. Last year, those sites […]