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Brooklyn is Car2Go’s Fastest Growing Market

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams checks out Car2Go at Borough Hall with Bodo Uebber, Daimler AG board member, Nov. 2014. (Courtesy of Car2Go)
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams checks out Car2Go at Borough Hall with Bodo Uebber, Daimler AG board member, Nov. 2014. (Courtesy of Car2Go)

Car-share service Car2Go launched just one month ago on Oct. 25 in Brooklyn, and now has over 13,000 members.  There are 400 blue-and-white smart cars...

  • One of the toy trains at the Holiday Express exhibit at New-York Historical Society in Manhattan, N.Y., on Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. The Holiday Express exhibit features antique toys and trains from a collection amassed by a Pennsylvania couple, Jerry and Nina Greene. (Shannon Liao/Epoch Times)

    Toy Train Exhibit Opens for Holiday Season

    NEW YORK—Fans of miniature caboose who are nostalgic for their childhoods could consider the Holiday Express exhibit. On view at the New-York Historical Society until... Read more

  • A person holds out his smartphone displaying the Uber app, before getting in a  black Lexus which was hailed using the app, in Manhattan, on June 8, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    NYC Wants to Limit Uber Surge Pricing

    Uber rides can cost up to nine times the regular fare because of “surge pricing,” a method that charges more for rides when demand is... Read more

  • The Hello Kitty balloon travels Central Park West way during the 86th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade November 22, 2012 in New York City. A helium shortage affects both balloons and industry. (Andrew Kelly/Getty Images)

    Parking Tips and Apps for Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014

    Parking in New York almost always a hassle, but with nearly 3.5 million people on the streets to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, you’ll... Read more

  • A man walks in a street of Pantin, east of Paris, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014.  Pantin, a once-gritty Paris suburb, is sometimes compared to Brooklyn, New York. Both areas have gentrified, with artists and galleries moving in to old warehouses and real estate prices shooting up. Many other neighborhoods and cities around the world also compare themselves to Brooklyn, which has become known for hipster culture and artisanal food. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

    Every City With Hipsters Wants to Be a Brooklyn

    NEW YORK—For more than a century, cities around the world have compared themselves to Paris. Many claim to be the Paris of the East: Bucharest,... Read more

  • FILE - In this June 20, 2011, file photo, Matthew Weiner, creator of "Mad Man," accepts the award for best drama series at the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Weiner will be receiving the honorary International Emmy Founders Award, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, at the International Emmys Gala ceremony at the Hilton New York. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

    ‘Mad Men’ Creator to Receive Honorary Int’l Emmy

    NEW YORK— “Mad Men” stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery will be presenting a special award at the International Emmys Gala to the show’s creator... Read more

  • People dance at DOROT's annual Thanksgiving banquet for seniors at the Congregation Rodeph Shalom on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, N.Y., on Nov. 23, 2014. (Catherine Yang/Epoch Times)

    Hundreds Come Together at Annual Thanksgiving Banquet for Seniors

    NEW YORK—For 90-year-old Erika Ben-David, Thanksgiving had not been worth celebrating just a few years ago. Since her son moved out of state, Ben-David, like... Read more

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, right, and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown survey storm clean-up near Cazenovia Creek in the south Buffalo, N.Y. area on Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. Western New York continues to dig out from the heavy snow dropped this week by lake-effect snowstorms. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Evacuation Plans Readied as Buffalo Flooding Looms

    BUFFALO, N.Y.—First came the big storm, then the big dig. Now comes the big melt. Residents of flood-prone areas around Buffalo should move valuables up... Read more

  • A black bear is seen at the Maine Willdlife Park in New Gloucester, Maine, on July 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

    The Return of the Black Bears 

    NEW YORK—In September, 22-year-old Rutgers student Darsh Patel was mauled to death by a black bear while hiking in the Apshawa Preserve in northwest New... Read more

  • People at a pop-up exhibit on the lives of building workers in Chelsea, hosted at Lowell Kern's apartment at 520 W 23rd Street, on Nov. 18, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    Chelsea Resident Hosts Exhibit to Support His Doormen’s Hopes to Unionize

    NEW YORK—Ten years ago, Manny Vasquez began working at The Marais, a condo-cooperative building located under the High Line park.  Built in 2003 on a... Read more

  • Mike Nichols in Beverly Hills, Sept. 6, 2010. (Matt Sayles/AP)

    And Here’s to You, Mike Nichols

    Mike Nichols, one of the world’s premiere film, theater, and television director/producers, died Wednesday evening at the age of 83.  The death was confirmed by... Read more

  • Alex Engel, with New York City Department of Transportation, rides a Bike Share bicycle during a demonstration of the program at the Brooklyn Navy Yards Sunday, May 12, 2013 in New York. The bike share system allows those who join to use ride bicycles and return them from the saw or different docks in part of New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

    NYC Is Making Bridges Safer for Cyclists

    NEW YORK—New Yorkers make 19,000 trips over the city’s four East River Bridges every day, so the city is looking at ways to make the... Read more

  • This book image released by Sesame Workshop shows an inside page from "Eat Your Colors! A Puzzle Book," by Sarah Albee and Joe Matthieu. With the childhood obesity rate tripling in the past 30 years to 1 in 3 children in the United States overweight or obese, a collection of picture books are available to help kids make choices that are healthier. (AP Photo/Sesame Workshop)

    NY Targets Obesity With Rules on Day-Care Drinks

    ALBANY, N.Y.—New York authorities issued new rules on Wednesday governing licensed day care centers to require they serve low-fat milk, water, or 100 percent juice... Read more

  • People ride bicycles on the Central Park loop in Manhattan, New York, Oct. 14, 2014. (Samira Bouaou/Epoch Times)

    NYC Lowers Central Park Speed Limit

    The Central Park speed limit is being lowered from 25 mph to 20 mph overall, and four high-use areas will have new 10 mph speed... Read more

  • An Uber driver takes a passenger on a ride up Seventh Avenue in Manhattan on June 8, 2014. (Benjamin Chasteen/Epoch Times)

    Uber, Lyft Won’t Need to Livery Base Agreements to Use Drivers

    NEW YORK—The Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) will be leaving out a rule that requires Uber and Lyft to have formal agreements with other livery bases they... Read more

  • The site of the proposed One Vanderbilt building, west of Grand Central. (Department of City Planning)

    Community Members, Unions Support One Vanderbilt and 5-Block Rezoning Outside Grand Central

    Public review has started for developer SL Green’s plans for the 60-plus story One Vanderbilt office building across from Grand Central, and community members and... Read more

  • (L–R) Nathaniel Stampley as Mufasa, Tshidi Manye as Rafiki, and Jean Michelle Grier as Sarabi, in Disney's "The Lion King" in New York. Disney Theatrical Productions is letting ticketholders to its Broadway shows— “Aladdin” and “The Lion King”—the chance to switch the dates they see the musicals for any reason as long as it’s done two hours before the performance. (AP Photo/Disney Theatrical Group, Joan Marcus)

    Disney to Help New York Theatergoers With Tickets

    NEW YORK—Disney is giving an early Christmas present to theatergoers in New York—the gift of flexibility. Disney Theatrical Productions is letting ticketholders to its Broadway... Read more

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