NEW YORK (NYTIMES) - Thousands of commuters were stranded outside the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan, the busiest bus station in United States, after more than 1,100 scheduled buses were cancelled. The line of people stretched a city block. The upper level of the George Washington Bridge - one of the busiest bridges in the world - turned into a carpark after a 20-vehicle crash, with drivers abandoning their cars. Buses were forced off the roads in New Jersey, so children had to spend the night at school, sleeping on gym mats until their parents were able to rescue them in the morning. The New York region was all but paralysed on Thursday (Nov 15) by a wintry storm that led to recriminations and second-guessing on Friday about what exactly went wrong. Even grizzled commuters said they had never endured such a meltdown, venting their fury at those in charge of running buses and trains and clearing highways. The storm was unexpected but not especially powerful. As a result, … [Read more...] about Snowstorm causes traffic disruptions, chaos in New York
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Lifestyle A Wall Street investor sued American artist Jeff Koons and a prominent New York City gallery on Thursday for more than US$39 million over their failure to deliver three Koons sculptures, alleging a scheme to deceive customers. 20 Apr 2018 03:50AM Bookmark NEW YORK: A Wall Street investor sued American artist Jeff Koons and a prominent New York City gallery on Thursday for more than US$39 million over their failure to deliver three Koons sculptures, alleging a scheme to deceive customers.Steven Tananbaum, the founder and chief investment officer of GoldenTree Asset Management LP, accused Koons and the Gagosian Gallery of accepting deposits and instalment payments from "eager and trusting" collectors, only to then give them the runaround about when Koons will finish and deliver their art.A representative for Koons declined to comment. Gagosian did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Koons, 63, is known for monumental reflective sculptures and inflatable … [Read more...] about Artist Jeff Koons, New York gallery are sued over late sculptures
caption We visited a Costco in Westchester County, New York, and found that it had a much bigger selection of everything than BJ’s Wholesale club. source Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Costco and BJ’s Wholesale are both membership-based warehouse clubs. An annual Costco membership costs $60, while BJ’s costs $55 a year. Costco and BJ’s are very similar, but BJ’s is more organized, has a Dunkin’ Donuts kiosk instead of a food court, and has a self checkout so that customers can avoid lines. But on recent visits, I found that Costco offers a lot more for the price of a membership. Costco and BJ’s Wholesale are membership-based warehouse stores selling groceries, clothing, furniture, and just about everything else. Both stores offer eye and ear exams, a pharmacy, photo services, and a food court. Even the return policies are similarly generous, though … [Read more...] about We shopped at Costco and BJ’s Wholesale to see which store had the better deals — and one had a clear edge over the other
caption A Sam’s Club store in Westchester County, New York. source Business Insider/Jessica Tyler Costco and Sam’s Club are very similar membership-based warehouse stores that offer a huge variety of products and services from eye exams to photo printing. The only significant difference between the stores is the cost of membership, with Sam’s Club costing $15 less annually than Costco. I went to a Costco and Sam’s Club in Westchester County, New York, and found that the cost and quality were comparable enough that the deciding factor between the two stores might just be how close you live to each one. Costco and Sam’s Club are membership-based warehouse stores selling groceries, clothing, furniture, and everything in between. Both stores offer eye and ear exams, a pharmacy, one-hour photo services, and a food court at affordable prices. Even the return policies … [Read more...] about We shopped at Costco and Sam’s Club to see which is better — and there’s a clear reason why you should join one over the other
By Eli Saslow The Washington Post Tues., Feb. 20, 2018 TIFFIN, OHIO—She believed her best chance to be heard was through sheer repetition, so Rachel Crooks took her seat at the dining table and prepared to tell the story again. She was used to difficult audiences, to skeptics and internet trolls who flooded her Facebook page with threats, but this was a generous crowd: a dozen women, all friends of her aunt, gathered for a casual dinner party on a Friday night. The hostess turned off the music, clanked a fork against her wineglass and gestured to Crooks. “Would you mind telling us about the famous incident?” she asked. “Not the sound-bite version, but the real version.” “The real version,” Crooks said, nodding back. She took a sip of water and folded a napkin onto her lap. “It all happened at Trump Tower,” she said. “I had just moved to New York, and I was working as a secretary for another company in the … [Read more...] about This Trump accuser keeps telling her story. Will anyone ever listen?