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Governor Hochul Announces First of Five City Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Sites Installed Through State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of the “DRIve EV Downtown” program that will bring electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations to downtown areas in New York State that are undergoing revitalization and development efforts. Amsterdam in Montgomery County is the first of five cities that will deploy EVolve NY fast chargers as part …

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Permanent Busway on Jay Street in Brooklyn

NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and DOT Commissioner Hank Gutman celebrated City Hall in Your Borough: Brooklyn today by announcing that the Jay Street Busway in Downtown Brooklyn will be made permanent. Piloted in August 2020 as part of the Better Buses Restart plan, the Jay Street busway serves 47,000 riders on seven different Metropolitan Transportation …

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Mayor de Blasio Announces $50 Million Capital Investment in Brooklyn Museum

NEW YORK—Today, Mayor de Blasio announced a historic $50 million capital investment in the Brooklyn Museum. Provided through the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the funding will support a transformative plan that encompasses gallery renovations and infrastructure projects aimed at updating the Brooklyn Museum’s 120-year old, City-owned landmark building for the 21st century and signals …

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Foreign tourists back in New York, long business recovery seen ahead

By Tyler Clifford NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York has launched its largest tourism advertising campaign in history. John F. Kennedy International Airport bustles again with foreign passengers. The holiday season promises peak travel cheer, with more visitors on streets and in stores. But souvenir shops, horse carriage drivers and small businesses that rely on …

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New York judge vacates convictions of two men for 1965 murder of Malcolm X

By Karen Freifeld and Julia Harte NEW YORK (Reuters) -Two men who spent decades in prison for murdering Black activist and civil rights advocate Malcolm X in 1965 were exonerated on Thursday by a New York state judge, after the Manhattan district attorney said evidence had been withheld in the case and apologized for “violations …

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Starting and Scaling a Small Business as a Minority Entrepreneur

Ever dreamed of owning your own business? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, you’re among more than 60% of Americans with the same aspiration. There are plenty of resources to support you in making that dream a reality, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact minority-owned businesses. Our team at JPMorgan Chase, for …

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Alicia Keys, SiriusXM & Pandora team up for special night at Apollo

by Derrel Jazz Johnson SiriusXM and Pandora teamed up to bring 15-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and producer Alicia Keys to the stage of the world-famous Apollo Theater in Harlem for a special one-night-only performance on Thursday, November 11, 2021, as part of their Small Stage Series. Alicia Keys opened the intimate, exclusive, and invitation-only …

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Launch of First-in-the-Nation Veterans Employment Tool

NEW YORK – Mayor de Blasio and the Department of Veterans’ Services (DVS) today launched VetConnectPro, a first-in-the-nation employment tool that connects Veterans looking for work in the New York City public and private sector to matching employment opportunities. A model for other cities and states, the site provides Veterans and their families access to a …

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Harlem Restaurant Week Returns & Reigns Over NYC

Harlem, NY – Harlem Restaurant Week, presented by Harlem Park to Park in conjunction with Empire State Development, Harlem Community Development Corporation, New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Uptown Grand Central, returns for its 12th season to present 60 restaurants and bars across One of the coolest neighborhoods of New York City (Time Out …

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