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More than 90 community groups write counter letter to Bezos against HQ2 in Queens

After business leaders, union heads and some politicians penned an open letter to Jeff Bezos asking him to reconsider canceling the Amazon HQ2 in Queens plan, community groups and activists have countered with their own letter that they say more accurately represents resident concerns about the...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 12:56pm

Open letter in the NYT asks Bezos to reconsider scrapping Queens HQ2

Business leaders, community figures and politicians penned an open letter to Jeff Bezos asking him to reconsider scrapping the Amazon HQ2 in Queens deal. A full-page open letter appeared in Friday’s New York Times to Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos, following the recent news from mid-February...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:22pm

Kal Penn's new Amazon series is like 'a New York Times article with jokes'

Though best known for films like "Van Wilder" and the "Harold & Kumar" series, actor Kal Penn has led a rather eclectic career as of late. He took time off from Hollywood to work for President Barack Obama’s administration, then returned to acting on shows like "Designated Survivor." Now he’s...

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 1:23pm

What to watch on TV this week: February 11-15

The peak Winter TV season is now in full swing. Most shows with midseason breaks over the holidays have since returned to their regular programming. Meanwhile, plenty of new series and specials are about to drop. So from the new TBS comedy Miracle Workers to Amazon's Jordan Peele-produced Lorena...

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 8:00am

Will Amazon’s new delivery robot really work?

Meet Scout, Amazon's new delivery robot. Whether we want it or not, it’s getting clear that the future will involve robots. In a couple of years, tech experts expect robots to take online orders, pack your bags at the grocery store and greet you at the hotel reception. And soon the robot Scout...

Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:05pm

Jeff Bezos' security agent investigating who leaked the CEO's sexy texts

Jeff Bezos has deployed his private security agent to investigate who leaked the Amazon CEO's sexy texts to his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, which ended up in the National Enquirer. One of the suspects: Sanchez's brother, a gay West Hollywood Trump supporter who is connected to Roger Stone. That's...

Sunday, February 3, 2019 - 3:41pm

Jeff Bezos' costliest mistakes: A brief history

When Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced they were divorcing after 25 years of marriage, the common reaction was a gasped, "What about the stock?" Any divorce settlement will likely halve Bezos' $137 billion fortune, much of it in Amazon shares, knocking him...

Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 9:57pm

City landmarks to turn orange in honor of Amazon HQ2 bid

As the proposal deadline for cities vying to be home to Amazon’s second North American headquarters looms, New York City is lighting up some of its most iconic landmarks Wednesday night. To support the city’s official bid for what’s being dubbed as “HQ2,” the Empire...

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 5:00pm

Todd Gurley new girlfriend could be MacKenzie Bezos (Instagram pics)?

Could Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley and the former wife of Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos - MacKenzie Bezos - soon be dating? Gurley certainly would like that to be the case as he tweeted out on Wednesday, "Who got MacKenzie Bezos on IG or Twitter?" The Rams star's tweet was...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 6:23pm

PHOTOS: Jeff Bezos doing things through the years

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has changed significantly over the years and Wednesday he announced big news that will change his life moving forward. Jeff Bezos announced Wednesday morning that he and his wife MacKenzie are getting a divorce. Jeff Bezos went public and announced the news on Twitter...

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 5:29pm

Seattle lawmakers warn how Amazon HQ2 will impact NYC

Seattle lawmakers painted a grim picture on Monday of how Amazon has morphed their city, warning New York officials to do more to protect New Yorkers from Amazon HQ2 in Queens and the possible “Seattle-ization” effect of the tech giant. “In 2012, right when Amazon consolidated [...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 3:23pm

Rachel Brosnahan is thrilled comics don’t hate The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel is all about the trials and tribulations of Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), a wife abandoned by her adulterous husband Joel (Michael Zegen) who decides to radically transform her personal and professional life. It’s also about a slew of...

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 10:53am

The team behind The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2 wants you to know it’s 'not just a one-woman show'

If the first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel was all about the personal and professional journies undertaken by Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan), then Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime, is all about how her actions affect everyone...

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 5:27pm

Alex Borstein compares The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to The Odd Couple

Toward the beginning of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2, Susie Myerson (Alex Borstein) gets the opportunity to housesit for Midge’s (Rachel Brosnahan) parents while she and her father, Abraham "Abe" Weissman (Tony Shalhoub), trek across the Atlantic to find his wife, Rose (Marin...

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 3:08pm

Tony Shalhoub and Marin Hinkle on the 'ripples' of Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2

Miriam “Midge” Maisel’s (Rachel Brosnahan) estranged husband Joel (Michael Zegen) isn’t the only person who’s feeling the effects of  The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 1. The burgeoning stand-up comic’s heavily traditional parents, Abe (Tony...

Monday, December 3, 2018 - 1:55pm

Michael Zegen seeks redemption in Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 2

The events of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel season 1 are set into motion when Joel Maisel (Michael Zegen), a businessman and would-be stand-up comedian, leaves his wife Miriam (Rachel Brosnahan) and their two children for his secretary. As a result, his personal and professional life spirals out of...

Friday, November 30, 2018 - 2:54pm

Black Friday surprise: Amazon data breach exposes customer email addresses

It was not the Black Friday event Amazon customers were expecting. Two days before the biggest shopping day of the year, Amazon suffered a major data breach: The names and email addresses of hundreds of customers were accidentally published on the site. Spokespeople for the online retail giant...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 10:25pm

Half the jobs at Amazon's new Long Island City HQ won't be in tech

Only half the jobs at Amazon's new headquarters in Long Island City and Washington, D.C., will be tech jobs, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. New York City officials made the announcement at a presentation for the Queens community board Tuesday night: Of the reported 25,000 jobs...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 5:24pm

NY City Council exploring legal options to challenge Amazon deal

Following the announcement that Amazon plans to build its second headquarters in Long Island City, members of the New York City Council are exploring their legal options to challenge the move. Council Speaker Corey Johnson and several other city council members voiced their concerns over the...

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 5:13pm

Amazon's moving to Long Island City: here's what we know so far

Following Amazon’s official announcement on Tuesday that they plan to build one of two headquarters in Long Island City, New York, politicians and residents are wondering what that look like and how it will affect the area. Here is what we know so far: Amazon plans to establish a...

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 6:48pm