After nearly 16 months of coverage, The New York Times has ended The Local blog that covers Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange in New Jersey. The Times announced the news in a blog post this afternoon.
The Jersey hyperlocal blog was launched at the same time as another one in Brooklyn. That blog Read More
Today, June 11, AOL annouced that it is acquiring Patch, the New York–based start-up, as well as Going.com, a nightlife event guide “for people who love to go out.” Patch’s sites, which currently cover six towns in New Jersey (with four more in development, according to Patch’s chief executive Jon Brod) are Read More
Today The New York Times Business section featured a front-page profile by Claire Cain Miller and Brad Stone of a bunch of start-up blogs that are trying to do some start-up journalism.
“If your local newspaper shuts down, what will take the place of its coverage? Perhaps a package of information about your neighborhood, Read More
When New York’s real estate market was at its peak, condo buyers and investors were not in the position to quibble if the ceiling of their new apartment was a few inches shorter than the one in the sponsor’s offering plan or if common charges were a couple hundred dollars more than expected. Now that Read More
“Tin Pan Alley is gone,” Bob Dylan wrote in the jacket of his 1997 album Biograph. “I put an end to it.”
The neighborhood that was once the hub of the American music-publishing industry in the early 20th century has undergone many transformations since it became known as Tin Pan Alley. Between 1893 Read More
Recession or not, when Erin Lima makes the trip from Philadelphia to New York City, “shopping is inevitable.”
“Every time you come here you have to,” she said, while browsing the handbag section of Bergdorf Goodman on Saturday with her husband in tow. “You can’t help yourself.”
The Limas and another couple Read More
Gary Gross’ family has operated a pawnshop near Penn Station for more than a century. Though he was not around during the “real depression” in the 1920s, S&G Gross Co. has emerged more or less unscathed from multiple economic downturns in Mr. Gross’ lifetime.
The bursting of the tech bubble in the beginning of Read More
Rocky Twyman, a Seventh Day Adventist who rallied hundreds of Americans to pray for lower fuel prices at gas stations across the country last spring and summer, camped in front of the New York Stock Exchange on Halloween for the inauguration of his latest movement: "Pray Down the Greed on Wall Street."
"This Read More
One of the inadvertent beneficiaries of the Wall Street meltdown may be the city’s mental health professionals. Many of them said their practices have either grown or stayed stable over the past year, as the economy worsened and the conditions that spawned Wall Street’s meltdown coalesced.
They believe, grimly enough, their business will only Read More
Last week was probably not the most fortuitous time to open a new store in Manhattan. Sex shop Passion opened anyway Sept. 30 on West 14th Street.
After a slow first night, traffic had picked up by the end of the third day of business.
"Stocks may be down, but cocks are up," Tyrone, Read More