Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | De Niro and Netflix Bet That New York Can Be a New Hollywood Advertisement Supported by The actor and his son hope to join the city’s exploding film and television production industry with a $400 million facility in Queens. ByMatthew Haag July 10, 2019 [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox .] Steiner Studios opened along the Brooklyn waterfront in 2004 as Nearly 15 years later, the industry has exploded. Steiner, which started with five sound stages and one movie in production, now has 30 stages, And several weeks ago, announced a significant expansion in New York, creating a new corporate office in Manhattan and a production hub in Brooklyn with sound stages to feed its booming streaming service. Now the actor Robert De Niro is jumping on board. … [Read more...] about De Niro and Netflix Bet That New York Can Be a New Hollywood
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Two nights before Thanksgiving, over 100 Tompkins County residents, some toting frozen turkeys they’d just purchased for the holiday, packed a hearing room in downtown Ithaca. A resolution was on the county legislature’s agenda that opposed repowering a coal-burning power plant. The Eisenhower-era Cayuga Power Plant in Lansing, one of the last coal-burning plants in the state, is seeking approval from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to convert from burning coal to burning natural gas. The resolution before the 14 members of the Tompkins County Legislature opposed the conversion because a natural gas plant would increase methane emissions and continue pumping carbon into the atmosphere. One of the speakers that night, Sandra Steingraber, a biologist and distinguished scholar in residence at Ithaca College, urged legislators to read the recently issued report from the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. “What it tells us is that methane is … [Read more...] about Could New York go carbon free by 2050?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by New York Today ByMolly Horan and Alexandra S. Levine Aug. 16, 2018 Good morning on this feverish Thursday. Spotify users have created more than 20 playlists for the sole purpose of getting through the New York City commute. From Drake, Kanye and Cardi B to easy listening melodies, like Bon Iver, Enya and Norah Jones — the songs you listen to on the way to and from work can affect your mood and overall well-being. “Research in music psychology and cognition confirms what many people already know: Loud, fast music increases heart rate, breathing and blood pressure, while slower, quieter music has the opposite effect,” said Joy Calico, a professor of musicology at Vanderbilt University. Tailoring your commute playlist to how your day is going could be a benefit. “If the … [Read more...] about New York Today: A Playlist for Commutes
It was a Thursday afternoon and most of the Village Voice staff was going about its business at 36 Cooper Square. Then the lights — and everything else electrical, including the desk phones — went dead. Flip phones flipped open, but dialing out was a crapshoot — the lines were jammed, if you could get a signal at all. Editors sent writers out across the city to research stories for the following week’s edition, which would come out just a few days later, on Tuesday evening. There was still plenty of time for reporters such as Wayne Barrett, James Ridgeway, and Cynthia Cotts to dig into the history of infrastructure neglect that led to the August 14, 2003, blackout. Barrett zeroed in on New York’s Republican governor, George Pataki: “There he was on Larry King Live, the governor of a state that couldn’t even watch him, promising to get to the bottom of the first 21st-century blackout, looking for any culprit but himself. After eight … [Read more...] about When the Lights Went Out in New York City
In a visit to Upstate New York on Monday, President Donald Trump touted what he described as historic accomplishments to boost the military and the economy. The president sometimes strayed from facts as he delivered speeches to soldiers at Fort Drum and to supporters at a political fundraiser in Utica for Rep. Claudia Tenney. Here's a fact-check on 10 claims Trump made during his visit: Nobody has ever accomplished like what we've accomplished...Look at this, 3.9 million jobs, now it's 4 million jobs, created since the election, which nobody would have believed it. Trump is correct that 3.9 million new jobs have been added to the economy since he took office. It has happened before. The number of new jobs created since Trump took office is less than the number created in the 20 months before he took office, about 4.3 million, according to the Associated Press. New unemployment claims recently hit, think of that, a 48-year low. It's true that new first-time claims for … [Read more...] about Fact Check: What Trump got right, wrong in visit to Upstate New York