The Five Most Relevant NYC Scams - 11 October 2016
City of Women - 11 October 2016
"“It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World” is a song James Brown recorded in a New York City studio in 1966, and, whether you like it or not, you can make the case that he’s right...
The biggest statue in the city is a woman, who welcomes everyone and is no one: the Statue of Liberty...
there are only five statues of named women in New York City: Joan of Arc, Golda Meir, Gertrude Stein, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Harriet Tubman..."
English No Longer Requirement for New York City Taxi Drivers - Text + Audio - 27 August 2016
"The test to become a taxi driver in New York City will now be offered in foreign languages.
Supporters of the new bill say technology in cabs has replaced talking.
Read on to learn useful taxicab language -- just in case you actually need to speak to the driver."
A new New York? Manhattan's oldest neighbourhood goes car-free, kind of … - 15 August 2016
"Cars restricted to 5mph over 60 blocks of Financial District at weekend, as transport department runs Shared Streets event inspired by Bogotá and Paris."
Times Square has been blocked to cars since 2009.
Commuting becomes a high-wire act
"As New York City shuts down a busy subway line, a proposed $100m gondola river crossing gets a second look."
York City (Wikipedia) :
2 Geography 2.1 Climate 2.2 Environment
3 Cityscape 3.1 Architecture 3.2 Boroughs
4 Culture 4.1 Tourism 4.2 Media 4.3 Accent 4.4 Sports
7 Government 7.1 Crime
10 Sister cities...
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- Bill De Blasio sworn in as mayor of New York City
"The first Democratic mayor of New York City in more than 20 years has taken his oath of office at City Hall where he pledged to pursue a liberal agenda.
Bill de Blasio, who succeeds billionaire Michael Bloomberg, was inaugurated at a ceremony presided over by former US President Bill Clinton."
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- It's all white for New York's energy-saving CoolRoofs initiative
"Mayor paints the one millionth square foot of New York roof space white to mark effort to slash energy bills...
The Mayor's Office said that... 1,500 volunteers including employees from 17 companies had painted the roofs of 105 buildings."
"By simply applying a reflective, white coating, we can reduce rooftop temperature by up to 60 degrees, which translates into reduced cooling costs
and carbon emissions."
in New York City (Wikipedia)
1 NYC & Company
2 Hospitality 2.1 Hotels 2.2 Shopping
3 Attractions 3.1 Maritime 3.2 Museums and Zoos 3.3
10 New York City Tourist Attractions and Landmarks
Empire State Building - Statue of Liberty - Grand Central Terminal -
Rockefeller Center - Ellis Island Immigration Museum - Staten Island
Ferry - American Museum of Natural History - Guggenheim Museum - Metropolitan
Museum of Art - Museum of Modern Art
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