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  1. Sorry, New Yorkers: Amazon Tech Bros Are About to Ruin Your Dating LivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | The New York Observer

    Earlier this week, news broke that Amazon had chosen New York as the location for an outpost of its headquarters. The decision saw the perpetually squabbling Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo finally agreeing on something, but it infuriated pretty much everyone else.


  2. Will Amazon HQ2 Rattle Long Island City's Housing Market? A Real Estate Expert Weighs InRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 14 | The New York Observer

    Amazon's hiring of 25,000 employees at its new Long Island City headquarters will send rents through the roof, a real estate expert says. On Tuesday, Amazon officially announced that Long Island City in Queens, New York and Arlington, Virginia have been chosen as the two sites for its second global headquarters, or "Amazon HQ2," ending a closely watched yearlong race among 20 U.S. and Canadian cities for Jeff Bezos' mammoth $5 billion contract.


  3. Amazon's HQ2: NYC and Virginia Win by Offering $2.4 Billion in IncentivesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 13 | The New York Observer

    Turns out, there is no such thing as Amazon's second headquarters known as HQ2. After 11 months of searching, the e-commerce giant has decided that it's going to build not one, but two , new headquarters to compliment its current home base in Seattle.


  4. Invoking Stan Lee, Andrew Cuomo Says New York's Amazon Bid Beat ...Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 13 | The New York Observer

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo invoked Marvel legend Stan Lee's signature 'Excelsior' tagline to sell Amazon's move to Long Island City. "Stan Lee passed away yesterday.


  5. Twitter's Trump Double Standard: POTUS Can Taunt Critics-But a Retort May Get You BannedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 29 | The New York Observer

    Twitter's recent one-week suspension of Adrian Benepe, NYC's former Parks & Rec commissioner, sheds light on the fine line between taunts and threats on social media platforms. And with far fewer than the maximum allotment of 280 characters per tweet, Adrian Benepe, the long-serving and much-admired former commissioner of New York City's Department of Parks & Recreation, found himself on the receiving end of a one-week suspension from Twitter.


  6. Robert De Niro Is the Latest Democrat to Get a Bomb in the MailRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | The New York Observer

    Robert De Niro , the legendary actor and an outspoken critic of the Republican administration who once shouted " Fuck Trump !" into the microphone while presenting at the Tony Awards, has become the latest left-leaning public figure to receive a bomb in the mail by an unknown sender. Security personnel at his company, TriBeCa Productions, discovered the package at around 5 a.m. on Thursday and called the New York Police Department, whose bomb squad responded, reports The New York Times.


  7. A Private Butler Will Feed Your Dog in This $30,000-Per-Night Hotel SuiteRead the original story

    Oct 5, 2018 | The New York Observer

    In August 2014, One57 became the latest enchanted beanstalk to shoot through the sidewalks of Midtown, joining that pedigreed stretch of West 57th Street known as Billionaire's Row . It was the second-tallest building in New York City, a veritable " magnet for billionaires " rooted by the 25 floors of the five-star Park Hyatt New York hotel.


  8. East Village Community to MTA: What the L Are You Going to Do?Read the original story

    Sep 25, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Residents of Eastern Manhattan gathered at the Middle Collegiate Church last week to voice their concerns about the mitigation plan surrounding the L Train Reconstruction Project, scheduled to begin in April 2019. While the town hall commenced with discourse regarding the best alternate routes from Manhattan to Brooklyn, it soon became clear that the steps the MTA is taking to mitigate the inconveniences of the L Train, such as added bus routes, were more of a concern to some East Villagers than the closure itself.


  9. The Met's Decision to Lease the Breuer Building to the Frick Is a MistakeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2018 | The New York Observer

    This has not been a year of sound decision-making at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In January, the storied institution announced it would reverse its long-held "pay what you wish" admission policy .


  10. Why Was Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Hanging Out at Wing CEO Audrey Gelman's House?Read the original story

    Jul 25, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is everywhere. The Bronx-born Democratic socialist, who defeated 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in last month's congressional primary election and who will almost certainly clinch the general election in November given that New York's 14th district largely skews blue , is currently as ubiquitous in the news as exhaustive analysis of the latest presidential gaffe.


  11. Done With Art Fairs, Dealers Invent New Exhibition Models to Liven Up Gallery GoingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 16, 2018 | The New York Observer

    For many small to mid-sized contemporary galleries, it's widely agreed that art fairs are a necessary evil endured solely for the saving grace of getting a lot of eyes on their artists' work. But the jam-packed international fair calendar can have dealers scrambling to get from New York to Switzerland to Shanghai, incurring huge shipping and travel costs all the while-and that's on top of the five-digit figures they've already shelled out for a booth.


  12. This Plan to Protect NYC From Superstorms Would Make the Waterfront Way More UsableRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Hurricane Sandy was the most devastating storm ever to hit New York, causing an estimated $32 billion in economic losses for the state and $19 billion in the city. And, as we know, storms of that magnitude have not stopped coming, and are only expected to worsen .


  13. 3 World Trade Center, NYC's 5th Tallest Building, Debuts After DelaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 11, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Three World Trade Center, the third skyscraper to be built on the site of the original Twin Towers in Lower Manhattan and the fifth tallest building in New York City, officially opened on Monday morning. With a total of 2.5 million square feet of office space, the $2.7 billion, 1,079-foot-tall, 80-story tower-located at 175 Greenwich Street-has 30,000 to 70,000-square-foot floors with 360-degree Manhattan views and up to 24-foot ceilings.


  14. The Best New York City Beaches to Hit Up This Summer-And the One to AvoidRead the original story

    Jun 5, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Summer is finally here! That means it's time to hit the beach, swim and lounge around in the sun. But there are so many beaches from which to choose.


  15. NYC Honors African-American Community in Central Harlem With New Historic DistrictRead the original story

    May 30, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Longtime Central Harlem resident Glen Goldman, 60, who has been playing the drums since he was seven years old, says he practices every Thursday at The New Amsterdam Musical Association in Central Harlem-the oldest African-American musical association in the United States-and enjoys it. "The atmosphere is dull, only 'cause their lights are not bright," Goldman told Observer, jokingly, then spoke of its impact on him.


  16. Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany Are Returning to Brooklyn In a Big WayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Sometimes, the grass isn't greener on the other side of the Williamsburg Bridge. That's what Jennifer Connelly and Paul Bettany have discovered, as they seem to be changing their minds once again in the never ending debate of Brooklyn versus Manhattan .


  17. Spike Lee Picks a Movie to Sum Up 2018 at the Gordon Parks Foundation GalaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2018 | The New York Observer

    At Cipriani 42nd street last night, legendary figures from the worlds of art, music, film philanthropy, media and design collided to celebrate the legendary man who worked across all these genres, and present some awards in his name, at the Gordon Parks Foundation Artists like Mickalene Thomas, Radcliffe Bailey and Kehinde Wiley mingled with philanthropists like Gayle King and Leonard Lauder and media titans Tom Freston and Ron Meyer . Musicians Black Thought and Hip hop artist Kasseen "Swizz Beatz" Dean rocked the dance floor late night, while Shabazz shot their pictures on the film camera he wore around his neck.


  18. Holly Hunter Wants $4.5 Million for Her 19th Century BrownstoneRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | The New York Observer

    Hunter, who has two children with her longtime partner, Gordon MacDonald, is listing her Italianate townhouse at 20 South Oxford Street for $4.5 million, according to the New York Post . She paid $3.3 million for the four-bedroom, three-bathroom abode.


  19. New York City to Overhaul Marijuana Arrest Policy to Fight Racial DisparitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | The New York Observer

    New York City will overhaul and reform its policies related to marijuana possession arrests amid persisting racial disparities in enforcement despite a policy change in 2014. On Tuesday, Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced the formation of a 30-day working group to review the police department's marijuana enforcement policy. 1 comment

  20. How New York City Plans to Return $3.5 Million to Former InmatesRead the original story

    May 9, 2018 | The New York Observer

    New York City lawmakers are looking to return $3.5 million in commissary funds to formerly incarcerated inmates-money that remains in their accounts in the city's jail facilities. The legislation-sponsored by Queens Councilman Donovan Richards and Queens Councilwoman Adrienne Adams-requires the city's Department of Correction to inform inmates of the amount of funds that are available in their commissary accounts within 72 hours before they are released.


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