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Ford starts crowd-sourced bus business in New York City

You may not know it, but Ford is in the public transit business. And it has just entered the market in one of the busiest transit cities in America – New York City.

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Solar eclipse 2017: Where to see it in New York City

A solar eclipse will engulf much of the United States on August 21, but unfortunately for New Yorkers, we won’t experience the full sun-blocking effects of the phenomenon.

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U.S. to Expand Tracking of Home Purchases by Shell Companies

More than a quarter of the all-cash luxury home purchases made using shell companies in Manhattan and Miami were flagged as suspicious in a new effort to unearth money laundering in real estate, the Treasury Department said.

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2nd Quarter 2017 New York City Residential Sales Report

The New York City residential sales market registered a 19 percent rise in citywide consideration (monetary value for completed transactions) totaling $13.4 billion in the second quarter of 2017, compared with the second quarter of 2016.

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Trump Arrives in NYC Today, Visit Expected to Last Until Wednesday

President Donald Trump will be back in New York City today, Sunday, August 13, and his current plans call for a departure on Wednesday, August 16. The NYPD has advised that the following streets will be affected by closures or delays

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The 18th annual Tromadance Film Festival

If you like a little thrill, then Tromadance is for you! The 18th annual Tromadance Film Festival, a mimic of world renowned Sundance, will take place at the Peoples Improv Theater and will feature two days of horror, fantasy, and sci-fi films.

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Battle of the Burger 2017

Burgers are serious business in New York—Gothamites are outspoken about and loyal to their favorites, whether they come from fresh-faced newcomers just entering the patty fray or longtime stalwarts who have sated our burger cravings for decades.

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Native Fashion Now

From vibrant street clothing to exquisite haute couture, Native Fashion Now celebrates the visual range, creative expression, and political nuance of Native American fashion.

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Manhattan: Mid Year Sales Report

Investment property sales in Manhattan struggled in the first half of 2017, with overall dollar volume decreasing, due in part to a notable reduction of large institutional-caliber deals.

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10th annual Women’s Work Short Play Festival

Short plays created from scratch in under 5 months. Experience the beauty of the 10th annual Women’s Work Short Play Festival.

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‘Taste on the Beach’ Friday for Long Beach International Film Festival

Long Island’s favorite restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, and more are heading to Long Beach Friday night for Taste on the Beach.

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With Midtown East rezoning, landmarks help sprout a new skyline

The City Council subcommittee on Land Use voted to advance the rezoning of Midtown East on Thursday, paving the way for an approval by the full City Council.

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