Articles by: Michael Benjamin

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 […]

Credit: Sleep Junkie

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 […]

Man tells girlfriend he killed wife, she turns him in

Score one for the good guys! The New York Post reported today that a failed stock trader who for years has been the prime suspect in his wife’s murder was finally arrested Sunday after allegedly telling to his girlfriend about what […]

by · November 3, 2015 · Crime, News

BronxTalk: Bronx Zoning Proposals Under The Microscope

ZONING PROPOSALS ANALYZED ON BRONXTALK – On BronxTalk Monday night two Bronx community board chairmen analyzed the city’s latest zoning proposals.  Dr. Bola Omotosho from CB5 and Dan Padernacht from CB8 were quizzed by host Gary Axelbank about the series […]

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY — VOTE TODAY

TODAY IS ELECTION DAY — VOTE TODAY

Today is Election Day in New York City. In Bronx County, there are contests for District Attorney, State Supreme Court and Civil Court. Polls are open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM. If you are not sure where your poll site is located, click on the NYC […]

NYC Gen-Xodus: African American Gen Xers and Boomers Financially Stressed

NYC Gen-Xodus: African American Gen Xers and Boomers Financially Stressed

NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A staggering 70% of African American Gen Xers say they may leave New York City when they retire, saying high debt, housing expenses and healthcare are hampering their ability to save, according to […]

New Hands-Free Technologies Pose Hidden Dangers for Drivers

New Hands-Free Technologies Pose Hidden Dangers for Drivers

Potentially unsafe mental distractions can persist for as long as 27 seconds after dialing, changing music or sending a text using voice commands, according to surprising new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The results raise new and […]

by · November 3, 2015 · Technology
Brain Health Survey Infographic (PRNewsFoto/AARP)

AARP: Only 1 In 2 Adults Actively Maintaining Good Brain Health

New Survey Results Released with the Launch of the Global Council on Brain Health WASHINGTON, Oct. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In AARP’s latest survey on brain health, it found that although virtually every adult age 40 and over (98%) believes it […]

by · November 2, 2015 · Health & Nutrition