Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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Manhattan Office Space Vacancies Rising; NBA Players Assn Leaving Harlem HQ

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Manhattan office space vacancies increased as new office construction progresses and office tenants are now considering Brooklyn offices desirable. Meanwhile, conversions and demolitions from office use to Condo and Hotel continue unabated.   […]

by · November 16, 2015 · Business, News
Get Involved! Join Your Local Community Board

Get Involved! Join Your Local Community Board

Borough President Diaz Urges Bronx Residents to Apply to Join their Local Community Board Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is inviting Bronx residents to make a difference in their community by joining their local Community Board. The Office of […]

BREAKING NEWS: Suicide Bombings and Terrorist Attacks In Paris

BREAKING NEWS: Suicide Bombings and Terrorist Attacks In Paris

60 Dead, 100 Hostages in Paris Attacks At least 35 people were killed Friday in shootings and explosions around Paris, many of them in a popular concert hall where patrons were taken hostage, police and medical officials said. Two explosions, […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Breaking News, News, World News
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NY AG Clashes With DraftKings and FanDuel Over Legality of Online Fantasy Sports Gaming Sites

Fantasy Football Fans Attempted To Sack NY Attorney General Schneiderman Earlier today, 200 supporters of daily fantasy sports sites FanDuel and DraftKings gathered outside New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s New York City office at 120 Broadway  to protest […]

by · November 13, 2015 · Consumer Rights, Government, Law, News, Sports
FRESHDIRECT WINS 2015 EPA NORTHEAST DIESEL COLLABORATIVE BREATHE EASY LEADERSHIP AWARD

FRESHDIRECT WINS 2015 EPA NORTHEAST DIESEL COLLABORATIVE BREATHE EASY LEADERSHIP AWARD

  FreshDirect CEO and co-founder Jason Ackerman, Director of Fleet Operations Michael Derrig, & FreshDirect Transportation employees hold the 2015 EPA NEDC Breathe Easy Leadership Award   FreshDirect recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for investments in technologies to significantly […]

PA James Introduces Legislation to Protect Pedestrians in New York City

Outdated Law Gives Drivers Right of Way During Crosswalk Countdown NEW YORK — Public Advocate Letitia James announced new legislation to protect pedestrians crossing at intersections in New York City. Current law states that as soon as a flashing red […]

ShareRoller:  Handy E-Bike and E-Scooter Kit

ShareRoller: Handy E-Bike and E-Scooter Kit

Indiegogo campaign brings the first portable and removable electric assist for bicycles, kickscooters, even bike share, along with an e-bike/e-scooter bundle   NEW YORK, Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — What if one compact device could add electric power to everything you […]

by · November 10, 2015 · Sports, Technology, Transportation

Condolences to State Senator Jeff Klein on Passing of his Mother

Albany-based reporter Nick Reisman reporting on StateofPolitics.com writes: “Marilyn Klein, the mother of Senate Independent Democratic Conference Leader Jeff Klein, has died, a spokeswoman for the IDC said.  Klein, 77, was a former female Democratic district leader for the 80th […]

BIC® Razors Celebrates 40 Years

BIC® Razors Celebrates 40 Years

    BIC® Razors Celebrates 40 Years HELTON, Conn., Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — During 2015, BIC is celebrating 40 years of razor manufacturing. Since the launch of its first razor, the BIC® Classic, in 1975 and its first women’s razor, […]

“CKO Kickboxing at Sea: The Next Great Adventure” Offers Five Days of Fun and Fitness for Members, Guests and Franchise Owners

“CKO Kickboxing at Sea: The Next Great Adventure” Offers Five Days of Fun and Fitness for Members, Guests and Franchise Owners

CKO Kickboxing at Sea: Offers Five Days of Fun and Fitness  HOBOKEN N.J., Nov. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — After selling out the first-ever kickboxing-themed Caribbean cruise this summer, CKO Kickboxing announces the new “CKO Kickboxing at Sea: The Next Great Adventure” […]

by · November 9, 2015 · Health & Nutrition, Leisure Time

JEROME PARK RESERVOIR ACCESS – THIS WEEKEND!

JPR RESERVOIR ACCESS – THIS WEEKEND! It’s finally here!  The weather forecast looks good for a weekend of ‘behind the fence’ walking, running, or jogging at the Jerome Park Reservoir.  This Saturday and Sunday (November 14 and 15), the general […]

Teamsters Local 237 Endorse of Keith Wright for Congress

Teamsters Local 237 Endorse of Keith Wright for Congress

NYCHA Employees Teamsters Local 237 Endorse of Keith Wright for Congress   Teamsters Local 237 represents over half of all New York City Housing Authority employees. These workers are critical to maintaining the largest public housing authority in the United […]

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Top 10 Best and Worst Mattress Guide for 2015

Bed and sleep website SleepJunkie.org compares this year’s best-rated mattresses and also highlights ones to avoid for consumers seeking better sleep Shopping for a new mattress in today’s marketplace can seem a bit challenging, with dozens of brands, confusing marketing, […]

by · November 8, 2015 · Consumer Rights
Free Red, White & Blue IHOP® Pancakes To Veterans And Active Duty Military On Veteran’s Day, November 11

Free Red, White & Blue IHOP® Pancakes To Veterans And Active Duty Military On Veteran’s Day, November 11

Those Who Serve Will be Served Buttermilk Pancakes with Strawberries, Blueberries and Whipped Topping GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — IHOP® restaurants will once again honor the 22 million Veterans currently living in the United States and more than […]

Assemblyman Guillermo Linares Jumps Into NY-13 Race

Assemblyman Guillermo Linares, the first Dominican-born person to be elected to office in the United States, is about to launch a bid for the 13th Congressional District being vacated by Rep. Charles Rangel in 2016. A source close to Linares […]