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Hilton selling the Waldorf Astoria New York for .95 billion
According to the Associated Press, Hilton Worldwide is selling the Waldorf Astoria New York to Chinese insurance company Anbang Insurance Group Co. for $ 1.95 billion. Hilton will continue to manage the storied hotel for the next 100 years as part of an …
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New York City Council Passes Bill Lowering the Speed Limit on Most Streets
It has taken 50 years, but New York City is reducing the maximum speed on most of its streets to the limit that existed when Checker cabs were in vogue. On Tuesday, the City Council approved a bill that would reduce the maximum speed for cars, trucks …
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17 Charter Schools Approved for New York City, Expanding a Polarizing Network
The state approved 17 new charter schools for New York City on Wednesday, substantially increasing the size of one of the city's largest and most polarizing charter networks, Success Academy, and setting up a battle over where the schools will be located.
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Century-Old Time Capsule Unsealed in New York
A century-old time capsule, filled mostly with documents by long-gone Wall Street businessmen celebrating New York as a commercial hub, was unsealed Wednesday. Spectators at the New-York Historical Society gathered around the mysterious bronze box …
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New York Dominates 2014 List of America's Most Expensive ZIP Codes
I'm a staff writer at Forbes covering real estate: from ultra-luxury homes to foreclosures to the people making the deals happen. Until recently, I was a member of our Forbes wealth team, crunching numbers for our Forbes 400 and World's Billionaires lists.
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New York Hospitals Prep for Ebola
Public and private hospitals around New York are quietly conducting Ebola drills, sending fake patients to test emergency-room staff in the proper methods to identify and safely isolate a person suspected of having the virus. Key to the protocol is one …
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