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New York REIT Appoints Randolph C. Read to its Board of Directors

 New York REIT, Inc. ("NYRT" or the "Company") (NYSE: NYRT), a publicly traded real estate investment trust ("REIT"), announced today that...

Dec 17, 2014, 09:41 ET

New York Pension Cuts? What's At Stake in Congress' Backroom Pension Deal

A little known amendment in Congress could hold vast and dire consequences for New Yorkers receiving pensions. The Kline-Miller amendment to the...

Dec 16, 2014, 12:32 ET

New York Women in Communications Announces 2015 Matrix Award Honorees

 New York Women in Communications will present the 2015 Matrix Awards on Monday, April 27, 2015 to honor seven remarkable women who have...

Dec 15, 2014, 06:10 ET

AgeWell New York Now Offers Three New Medicare Advantage Plans

AgeWell New York, a Medicaid Managed Long Term Care Plan since 2012, recently launched three (3) new Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug (MA-PD)...

Dec 11, 2014, 13:21 ET
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THIRTEEN's Shakespeare Uncovered Returns with Six New Films Telling the Stories Behind Shakespeare's Greatest Plays, Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. on PBS

Shakespeare Uncovered continues with a second season on PBS, beginning Friday, January 30 at 9 p.m. (check local listings) and continuing the...

Dec 08, 2014, 12:36 ET
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Give Keynote Address at the American Camp Association, NY & NJ Conference

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will address over 3,000 summer camp and out of school time professionals on March 19th at the...

Dec 08, 2014, 11:11 ET
Courtyard New York Manhattan/SoHo entices travelers heading to New York for upcoming business or social gatherings to take advantage of the its new mobile check-in application. The hotel also features special group rates and easy access to nearby meeting and event venues. Contemporary guest rooms serve as a cozy retreat in the middle of the city. For information, visit www.marriot.com/NYCMT or call 1-212-414-8282.

Courtyard New York Manhattan/SoHo Promotes Hassle-Free Travel With New Mobile Check-In App

 Courtyard New York Manhattan/SoHo entices modern travelers to kick off 2015 with a stay that blends comfort and convenience. In honor of the...

Dec 08, 2014, 11:11 ET
Courtyard New York Manhattan/Herald Square entices holiday shoppers with a premier location right by the new Amazon store. The hotel boasts easy access to Macy's and Herald Square and offers a Macy's Exclusive Experiences Shopping Package, featuring deluxe accommodations from $199 to $599, a $25 Macy's gift card, Macy's tote bag, key chain, umbrella and more. Guests will enjoy the hotel's contemporary accommodations. For information, visit www.marriott.com/NYCMS or call 1-212-239-4569.

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Herald Square Toasts Its Inaugural Holiday Season With Special Shopping Package

 Holiday travelers heading to celebrate the season in the city that never sleeps will find two exciting new experiences in the Big Apple this...

Dec 08, 2014, 09:46 ET
The 2014 Self-Sufficiency Standard Report was developed by the Women's Center for Education and Career Advancement with support from United Way of New York City, City Harvest and the New York Community Trust. The panel event marking the release of the report was hosted in conjunction with Crain's New York Business at The New School.

New Report: 42% of New York Households Don't Meet Basic Self-Sufficiency Standards

 The Women's Center for Education and Career Advancement, United Way of New York City, City Harvest and New York Community Trust are pleased to...

Dec 04, 2014, 15:00 ET

Seven Leading Digital Health Tech Companies Showcase Cutting Edge Healthcare Solutions at the New York Digital Health Accelerator

Today, the New York Digital Health Accelerator, an intensive 5-month program created by the New York eHealth Collaborative and...

Dec 01, 2014, 12:20 ET
Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue invites holiday travelers to celebrate the season with special savings from the Long Term Stay Package. Travelers can fit in plenty of holiday festivities while saving up to 15 percent off their room rates at the Fifth Avenue hotel. With rates from $149 to $499 a night valid through Dec. 31, 2014, there's never been a better time to take advantage of spacious accommodations in the center of the city. For information, visit www.marriott.com/NYCES or call 1-212-447-1500.

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue Invites Holiday Travelers To Unwrap Savings This Season

 Travelers heading to the Big Apple this winter can celebrate the season at Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue without taking a bite out...

Dec 01, 2014, 09:00 ET
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Health Republic Insurance of New York Expands Network of Providers in Albany

Health Republic Insurance of New York (Health Republic) has recently added St. Peter's Hospital System into its expanding network of providers. St....

Nov 26, 2014, 14:56 ET

Federal Home Loan Bank Of New York Announces Results Of 2014 Board Of Director Elections

The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York ("FHLBNY") announced today the results of the 2014 election for five positions on the FHLBNY's Board of...

Nov 26, 2014, 14:30 ET
Left to Right: Anthony S. Kendall, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,  Mitchell & Titus, LLP; Jeannie Maddox, Council Board Chair and Manager, Supplier Diversity and Global Procurement Strategies, Colgate-Palmolive Company; Donald Chu, President & CEO,  Tronex International Incorporated

New York And New Jersey MSDC Recognizes Excellence At Annual Awards Gala

The New York and New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council held it's 41st annual Partnership Awards Gala at Cipriani Wall Street on November...

Nov 25, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Barneys New York and Connor Engraved Stationer Create A Digital Communication Platform

 Barneys New York, the luxury specialty retailer, announces today a joint venture with New York-based engraved stationer Connor. This unique...

Nov 24, 2014, 16:06 ET

Alliance New York Municipal Income Fund Releases Monthly Portfolio Update

 Alliance New York Municipal Income Fund, Inc. (NYSE: AYN) (the "Fund") today released its monthly portfolio update as of October 31,...

Nov 24, 2014, 09:00 ET

World Renowned Inventor, Donald Spector, Continues To Break Boundaries With Innovations That Produce Life-Altering Technologies

Donald Spector, Chairman of the Board of Trustees at New York College of Health Professions, and one of the most prolific inventors in the world,...

Nov 21, 2014, 15:50 ET

AARP Commends FCC For Proposed Rule to Protect Older New York Consumers

A push by the nation's largest telecom providers to get rid of traditional landlines replacing them with an unreliable wireless system, drew the...

Nov 21, 2014, 13:00 ET
World Car Awards jurors test cars for the awards program that will be announced at the 2015 New York Auto Show next spring.

The Road To The World Car Journey Continues....

The journey on The Road to the World Car continues with a 4-day stop in Los Angeles by our international journalists to test-drive American and...

Nov 20, 2014, 15:08 ET
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AARP Reports Find Brand Name Rx Prices Soar as Older New Yorkers Struggle to Pay for the Basics

Just being able to afford their housing costs has more than half of older New Yorkers worried, but today a new AARP report delivered more bad news:...