Author: Darnell Jefferson

Lord & Taylor Launching Store Closing Sale Today At It’s 5th Avenue Location

It’s the end of an era for a historic Manhattan department store, and that means shoppers can score some major deals. Lord and Taylor launched its store closing sale starting today at the flagship location on Fifth Avenue. The 104-year-old store is shutting down for good after the holidays, but it’s starting to say goodbye now. There are even plans to scale back the iconic holiday decor from six window displays to just two. The window displays will be dedicated to thanking New Yorkers for decades of loyal business.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Is Dropping The “Donuts” From It’s Name

Dunkin’ is dropping the donuts – The 68-year-old chain has toyed with the idea for a while. In 2006, it released a new motto – “America runs on Dunkin’ – that didn’t mention doughnuts. Last fall, it tested the “Dunkin'” logo on a new store in Pasadena, California; it has put the name on a few other stores since then. Doughnuts are still on the menu, but the company is renaming itself “Dunkin'” to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks. The name change will officially take place in January, when it will start appearing on napkins, boxes and signs at U.S. stores. The change will eventually be adopted by international stores.

Using The Bathroom Can Be A Problem For Hire Drivers In NYC

You already know the number of Via, Uber, Lyft and black car drivers in the city are multiplying rapidly every single year. Many drivers are working  24/7 . If they’re driving in the wee hours of the morning, where do they find a bathroom when everything’s closed? This makes it very difficult for drivers. Drivers say the case underscores just how rough it can be for Uber, Lyft and other for-hire drivers when you have to go. There are fewer than 20 designated “FHV relief stands” in Manhattan where those drivers can park for up to hour to take care of their business. Drivers want the Department of Transportation to change signs allowing drivers to relieve themselves but they have to count on the mercy of businesses that welcome them, like El Barrio Car Service on East 116th Street in East Harlem.

 

 

 

Study Says Kids Should Spend A Maximum Of Two Hours On Electronic Devices

The American Heart Association issued a new warning on the potential health dangers of too much screen time for kids. Eight to 18-year-olds on average spend more than seven hours a day looking at screens. That includes phones, computers and video games. The association recommends children have no more than two hours of recreational screen time each day. Dr. Tara Narula joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss the new guidelines.

Phase 2 Of The Second Avenue Subway May Be Completed By 2027

It may take another ten years before we see the second avenue subway makes it way northbound from 96th street, according to The Daily News.  It took about a century to get the 2nd Avenue Subway completed up to 96th Street and those in East Harlem will have to wait about 11 years to see the trains running up to 125th Street. The estimated $6 billion second phase will include new stations at 106th Street, 116th Street and a connection to the 125th Street Lexington Station.Groundbreaking should happen early next year and we can all expect full service on the east side by 2029 if all goes according to plan.

Summer Streets Returns To NYC: Free Play On Park Avenue

Summer Streets are back on for the first three Saturdays in August between the hours of 7 am and 1 pm, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk and bike. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. This is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space.

 

 

A Wardrobe Stylist To The Stars Finds A New Place But Not Exactly

 

Since 1978, her successful business has been the go-to source for numerous clients — costume designers, stylists, photographers, artists, and fashion designers — who come from the world of film. For the past 10 years, Helen Uffner Vintage Clothing, a film, TV and Broadway fixture for nearly 40 years, has been ensconced in a 6,200-square-foot showroom at Queens Plaza in Long Island City.

A new landlord increased the rent 26%, to more than $100,000 annually. Now due to Long Island City’s changing landscape and whopping rents, Uffner has had no choice but to search elsewhere for a new space to house her massive collection, which lived in a 6,300 square foot loft located at 30-10 41st Ave. She has since now found a new location at 42-24 Orchard Street, about 2-3 blocks away but as is in most cases these days in any development area, she says “our lease comes with a caveat,  a one year demolition clause.” She has a long road ahead opening wardrobe cartons and making sure clothing is racked correctly. Helen says “It’s been a challenging journey but the new location is coming along! Couldn’t have done it without the support of my friends, in and out of our industry”

Though the city’s film and TV production business is booming, the industry’s growth has somehow overlooked the wardrobe business.  

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Disney Announced Plans To Move ABC’s New York Headquarters To The West Village

Disney has purchased the rights to develop Trinity’s property in The West Village section of New York City. The property will be the new site of Disney’s New York operations. Under a transaction valued at $650 million, Disney will acquire the rights to develop the 4 Hudson Square site for 99 years.

In a release Disney says the project will create thousands of jobs during the development and construction of the site. When finished it will serve as the new home for much of ABC’s production in New York, including Live with Kelly and Ryan, The View and WABC-TV (Eyewitness News) Good Morning America will stay at its current location in Times Square.

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