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Sky high: NYC 'trophy apartment' could list for $250 million

That's what New York real estate experts have dubbed a lineup of a half-dozen new superluxury skyscrapers overlooking Central Park that are home to some of the world's most expensive apartments. One penthouse on the 89th and 90th floors of a skyscraper near Carnegie Hall that went for more than $100 million seems almost a bargain compared to what will appear...

Source: The Associated Press

NJ Senate speaker: Start campaigning for casinos near NYC

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— The head of New Jersey's state Senate says it's time to start a campaign to drum up support for two new casinos in the northern part of the state, near New York City. Steve Sweeney told the East Coast Gaming Congress and iGaming Institute that it won't be easy to get voters to approve the new casinos in a November referendum. Chris Christie says...

Source: The Associated Press

90 degree temps in NYC

A look at the national business travel forecast, with The Weather Channel's Paul Goodloe.


NYC proposes rules to put the brakes on sleepy taxi drivers

NEW YORK— Cabbies will have to pull over after driving 12 hours in any 24- hour period under rules proposed by New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the proposed rules Tuesday and said they will keep sleep-deprived taxi drivers off the streets. The taxi commission will hold a hearing on the proposals on June 23.

Source: The Associated Press

New NYC buses have Wi-Fi but no tech to avoid those on foot

NEW YORK— There are some nifty features on New York City's sleek new fleet of more than 2,000 buses, the first of which began hitting the streets this past week. Nationwide, collisions between pedestrians and city buses result in roughly one pedestrian death every 10 days, according to an estimate from the Amalgamated Transit Union, which blamed blind spots...

Source: The Associated Press

NYC, San Fran rents on the rise, and you need a big salary to afford them: Study

Apartment rentals in major areas are becoming nearly as costly, and require salaries well into the six figures to maintain a standard of living.


NYC mentorship program puts startup staffers in schools

"And they'll have windshield wipers, so when they're dirty or get water on them, you can wipe it up," said Azariah Drungo, a fifth-grader at Public School 307 in Brooklyn. "As an African-American in the tech industry it can be a very, very small community," said Landon Fears, a software engineer at Brooklyn- based Flocabulary and one of the mentors taking part in the program,...

Source: The Associated Press

This mega-mansion is bulletproof

Look inside a bulletproof NYC mansion with a $21,500,000 price tag.


Live The High Life Above NYC

Fall in love with this Big Apple penthouse with killer views.


UPDATE 1-CalPERS, NYC pensions urge Exxon investors to back climate measure

HOUSTON, May 11- Pension fund chiefs from California and New York City urged Exxon Mobil shareholders on Wednesday to back a measure that would force the company to finely detail how its business will be impacted as governments move to tackle climate change. CalPERS investment director Anne Simpson and NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer also said in a letter they...

Source: Reuters