From shopping online to Columbus Circle Amazon Books has opened it’s first brick-and-mortar store in the city. It opened today in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. But Despite being a brick and mortar shop, Amazon has not forgotten its Internet roots. All books sold at the store are either bestsellers on Amazon’s website or were rated 4 stars or higher by Amazon customers.
Amazon Opens First Brick-and-Mortar Shop In NYC
Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling on experts who can team together to combine new perspectives, skills and technical understanding to develop immediate solutions for the MTA. It’s called the “MTA Genius Transit Challenge” and competitors will be given comprehensive briefings on the transit system and will be challenged to find solutions that can be implemented with speed and efficiency. This calls for signal system overhauls; new subway car designs, WiFi and cell service throughout the system, tunnels included. The winner in each category will receive $1 million from the State.
Leaving your dog’s poop on the street is a violation of “Pooper Scooper” law and carries a $250 fine. The city is considering a crackdown on violations of its “pooper scooper law” — if Mayor Bill de Blasio follows up on a promise made on WNYC’s “Brian Lehrer Show” to censure scofflaw dog owners. There’s an epidemic of dog waste on sidewalks in the city and dog owners should know to curb their dog.
A mandatory admission fee could be introduced to non-New York City residents to create more revenue for the Met. Confronted with a multi-million-dollar budget deficit. The City’s commissioner for Cultural Affairs says his department has discussed ways the museum could adjust its ticket policy. The current admission policy asks for a suggested fee of $25 for adults, $17 for seniors and $12 for students. A change in the Met’s admissions policy could also have an impact on tourism, which both museum and city officials are taking into account.
Met May Consider Mandatory Entry Fee for Non-NYers
Parts of Manhattan are going car-free this weekend in honor of Earth Day. On Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Broadway will be closed to all vehicle traffic between Times Square and Union Square. Cars and trucks will also be banned from St. Nicholas Avenue in Washington Heights between 181st Street and 190th Street. This is the city’s second Car Free Day, which encourages New Yorkers to walk or bike around the five boroughs. A number of free events will take place along the closed streets including musical performances and art workshops.
To learn more, go online to: http://www1.nyc.gov/events/street-closures/11840/143
Starbucks is calling a limited-time beverage that changes colors and flavors with a stir of the straw a “Unicorn Frappuccino.” The chain says the drink was inspired by the trend of unicorn-themed food online and starts out purple with a sweet and fruity taste. It’s only available until April 23, 2017.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s established a new plan to decrease the homeless rate and expand an effort to keep at-risk New Yorkers in their homes through rental assistance programs. DNA Info has a guide to some of the city’s rental assistance programs and their challenges.
Source: What You Need to Know if You Can’t Pay Your Rent, and How the City Can Help
Have you decided your lunch plans for Tuesday? The Dos Toros will be serving up burritos for just $1 at the local chain’s new Flatiron shop to celebrate its opening. Customers will be able to get the discounted burritos from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to a spokeswoman. The new restaurant, which opens Tuesday at 668 Sixth Ave. between West 21st and 22nd streets, will offer limited-run items, including extra vegetarian options and new recipes only available at the new location as a test run.
If you’re not into burritos, the shop will also be offering platos, quesadillas and salads for just a buck, according to there twitter account below!
A legendary Delicatessen is set to open it’s first outpost. Katz’s Deli on the Lower East Side will open in Downtown Brooklyn.
The announcement was made on social media. New Yorkers will be able to sink their teeth into a pastrami on rye at the new downtown Brooklyn spot in a few weeks, though no official opening date has been announced. The move will be the first expansion for the deli since it opened in 1917. The new spot will be located at 1 Dekalb Avenue on the corner of Flatbush and Fulton Street.
It’s been brewing for a whole year, now the annual New York City Beer Week is back on tap. The craft brewing business is booming across the five boroughs and expanding. More breweries are on the way and members of the craft brewers guild say, “the more the merrier”. Beer Week kicked off on Friday, February 24 and will run through March 5. For a full list of events, hop over to nycbeerweek.com