NEW YORK CITY, USA – Just back from visiting family in New York where I found the city looking better than ever for bicycle enthusiasts. Tuesday, 4pm – within an hour of arriving, I was biking down town from my sister’s apartment in lower Harlem to collect my niece and nephew from school. New [...]
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The month-long amorphous, largely leaderless popular protest on Wall Street, against the failings of the economy, has been ordered to vacate Zuccotti Park in New York City by 07:00 Friday morning. Protesters say they aren’t leaving,according to CNN. An estimated 1,000 people were in the park Thursday night.
GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Xinhua, China’s state-run news agency, is taking over a prime piece of advertising space in New York City’s Times Square. The space has been occupied by UK-based international bank HSBC. Reuters reports that “Xinhua is leasing a 60-foot high (18-meter) by 40-foot (12-meter) wide sign on the north end of Times Square, [...]
IMF head to appear before judge Sunday to hear sexual assault charges Update 2, 11:00 Geneva, Switzerland (GenevaLunch) – Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the IMF (International Monetary Fund), has been formally charged in New York Sunday with sexual assault, sequestering a person and attempted rape, charges filed after a maid in his New York City [...]
Police in New York City have issued video footage showing a white male in his 40s who could be a suspect in what was apparently a bomb attack on Times Square Saturday. A t-shirt vendor alerted a police officer when he spotted smoke coming from a Nissan Pathfinder. It was found to have three propane [...]
The Japanese yen eased slightly on currency markets after hitting a high of JPY88.24 against the US dollar in New York trading 28 September. Japanese central bank governor Hirohisa Fujii said the bank may intervene to push the yen down. The yen declined against all major Asian currencies. Japan’s export-dependent economy favours a weaker yen. [...]
Four men have been arrested in New York, USA, after they agreed to buy missiles in an undercover operation. The men are being charged with conspiring to use weapons of mass destruction against the United States. The FBI (US Federal Bureau of Investigation) says the men were plotting to leave a bomb at the Riverdale [...]
After years of painfully high prices, the cost of an apartment in New York City is finally starting to fall, reports Reuters. The average apartment in Manhattan costs $1.4 million. While a survey of 20 metropolitan areas from May to October 2008 showed prices falling by 24% Manhattan “defied” the trend and prices continued to [...]