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New York City government to spend at least 52 billion dollars building a six-mile long wall along beaches

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New York City is no stranger to the devastating impacts of extreme weather events. Hurricane Sandy in 2012 was a stark reminder of the city's vulnerability to rising sea levels and coastal storms, which are only expected to become more frequent and intense in the coming years. In response to these threats, city officials have proposed a controversial solution: the construction of a multi-billion dollar sea wall along the beaches of New York. The sea wall, officially known as the New York/New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study, would be a 6-mile long barrier running along the coast of Staten Island, designed to protect the city from storm surges and rising sea levels. The project costs an estimated $52 billion, making it one of the most expensive infrastructure projects in US history...

Lincoln Center to host 51st New Directors Film Festival

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The New Directors Film Festival at Lincoln Center is one of the most eagerly anticipated events for cinephiles from around the world. The festival, which is held annually in New York City, showcases some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, giving film fans the chance to see works from emerging directors who are pushing the boundaries of the medium. Founded in 1972, the festival has a long history of showcasing up-and-coming filmmakers who have gone on to become major figures in the industry. Some of the directors who have been featured at the New Directors Film Festival over the years include Pedro Almodovar, Steven Soderbergh, and Spike Lee.

Mike Bloomberg's expensive new software used by Wall Street hedge funds to predict the exact prices of stocks

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Bloomberg terminals are a ubiquitous tool in the world of Wall Street finance, providing traders and investors with a vast array of real-time financial data, news, and analysis. These terminals, which were first introduced by Bloomberg LP in 1981, have become an essential part of the workflow for professionals across the finance industry. At their core, Bloomberg terminals provide users with access to a wide range of financial data, including stock prices, commodity prices, currency exchange rates, and bond yields. The terminals also include news and analysis from Bloomberg's global news network, which covers financial markets, politics, and other major news events.

Investors fear six trillion dollar brokerage Charles Schwab may collapse after stock plummets

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Charles Schwab is one of the largest and most well-known financial services companies in the world. Founded in 1971, the company has grown to become a major player in the investment and brokerage industries, with over $6 trillion in client assets under management. However, in recent weeks, the company has seen its stock price plummet, leaving many investors concerned about the future of the company. The collapse of Charles Schwab's stock began in early March, when the company announced that it would be eliminating commissions on online trading for US-listed stocks, ETFs, and options. While this move was seen as a positive development for investors, as it would make trading more affordable, it also raised concerns about the company's ability to generate revenue in the long term.

Fashion designer Katie Gallagher murdered in Manhattan apartment

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The fashion industry is in mourning following the shocking homicide of designer Katie Gallagher. The 34-year-old designer was found dead in her New York City apartment on Wednesday, leaving her friends, family, and colleagues in a state of shock and disbelief. Gallagher was a rising star in the fashion world, known for her avant-garde designs and edgy aesthetic. She launched her eponymous label in 2009 and quickly gained a following in the industry, with her collections appearing on runways in New York, Paris, and Tokyo. Her work was celebrated for its innovative use of materials and techniques, and Gallagher was recognized as one of the most exciting young designers of her generation.

Discover the Flavors of West Africa at These Top Restaurants in New York City

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New York City is a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, and nowhere is that more evident than in the city's thriving West African restaurant scene. From savory stews to spicy grilled meats, the flavors of West Africa are well-represented in the city's diverse dining landscape. Whether you're a seasoned fan of West African cuisine or just curious to try something new, these top restaurants in New York City are worth a visit.

New "I Love New York" Logo Sparks Controversy and Excitement

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The iconic "I Love New York" logo has been a symbol of the city for over four decades, gracing everything from T-shirts to coffee mugs. But now, the logo is getting a fresh new look that has sparked both controversy and excitement among New Yorkers and tourists alike. The new logo, unveiled in January 2023, features a more modern, sleek design, with the word "Love" replaced by a heart symbol in the shape of the state of New York. The font has also been updated to a bolder, more streamlined look, and the colors have been brightened to give the logo a more vibrant, eye-catching appeal.