In the throes of summer, New York City has a tendency to heat up pretty quickly – with weeklong spells that find temperatures hovering near 100 degrees. Boaters must still be mindful of cooler water temperatures, where prolonged exposure to 70-degree water can lead to a loss of muscle function or worse. Experts from ONE°15 Brooklyn Marina, the city’s...
energy efficient
The United States first-ever energy-efficient pre-Kindergarten built within a passive house building, and designed to meet passive house standards, has been completed by New York City School Construction Authority (SCA) and CTA Architects, P.C. (CTA). This passive house building has been constructed according to the principles of the Passive House Institute (PHI). Being energy-efficient is the ultimate-goal of the...
Photo courtesy of Splendor
Prominent marketing and design agency, Splendor Design Group, today announced a merger with Filter Advertising. Operating under the Splendor brand, the result is a robust web design and marketing agency catering to the Northeastern U.S. region. The merger has prompted an office expansion, including new creative space and an in-house studio, in the firm’s hometown of Red Bank, N.J. Hiring...
Photo courtesy of AB Marketing Group/Iron Culture.
On June 24, Iron Culture, New Jersey’s first and only high-end hardcore gym, held a grand opening event to celebrate its new 7,500-square-foot fitness center in Cedar Knolls, N.J. The grand opening event featured officials from the Morris County Chamber of Commerce, Iron Culture’s management team and top bodybuilder Shaun Clarida, an award-winning IFBB professional who regularly frequents the...
Girls Rising
Paula Cole, as a groundbreaker for women in music, certainly deserves the 2019 Game Changer Award bestowed upon her by the Girls Rising charity, on Friday evening, June 21, 2019. Cole inspires girls as a leader proving that females can win in life – even in a male-dominated industry. The talented Cole is noted to be the first woman historically...
Mutrics
Mutrics has officially launched its smart sunglasses that connect users, via Bluetooth, to amazing surround sound audio. With built-in speakers and microphone, these contemporary sunglasses are not just smart-looking but are a truly intelligent must-have accessory that makes life easier and more pleasant. Mutrics Smart Sunglasses Beats Competition It is fitting that a company that specializes in intelligent voice interactive technology...
Once upon a time (2014), it seemed digital currencies were only used for a down payment on getting someone whacked. Nowadays, everyone and their grandma have taken an interest in cryptocurrencies especially after the explosion of Bitcoin.  There's only one problem with all this digital money, how do you turn it into good old US dollars.  Que, BelcoBTM, a...
This week Amazon opened its first cashierless store in NYC and its 12th location in the Unites States.  The opening was not without controversy as critics argued that the cashless stores would discriminate against customers without a bank account.  According to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 8.4 million households, or roughly 6.5% of all households in America, were unbanked...
StringFlix
StringFlix unites people through video by providing users with a simple mobile app where they can easily create group videos. Unlike other platforms, that leave a soul isolated as a person creates a video alone, StringFlix allows for groups of people to work together on a video. StringFlix Creates Group Video for Social Interaction The human experience of partaking in true...
Keenen Ivory Wayans saw that there was a huge hole in the comedy world and felt that minority comedians were unrepresented. He saw this opportunity and ran with it. Fresh off his success from Hollywood Shuffle and I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Keene pitched the idea to Fox execs and they loved it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V-EKx4XNxE In April of 1990, 'In Living Color'...
Unplug from technology
The world has become much smaller with the use of technology taking over productivity. It is necessary to learn how to take a break to step away from technological devices in order to be personally productive. Working, or on downtime, all are busy multi-tasking using desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. These mechanisms pull all into a world of social media...
This week we a take look back at a local legendary electronic store. ‘The Wiz’ was started by four brothers in 1977 and was headquartered in Carteret, New Jersey.  Douglas, Lawrence, Marvin and Stephan Jemal were from South Brooklyn.  The Jemals were actually from the same Syrian immigrant neighborhood as Eddie and Sam Antar, the founders of Crazy Eddie. ...
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Go to any pizzeria or deli in New York and you're liable to find an assortment of flavors of Snapple Iced Tea, however it wasn’t always this way.  Snapple was founded in 1972 by Leonard Marsh, Hyman Golden, and Arnold Greenberg in Valley Stream, Long Island. They debuted the classic lemon-flavored iced tea in 1987.  By the early 90’s...
One now has a superhero in the form of 2020 Startups. The program aims to help achieve the dream of business visions for small startups. As a result, with assistance from 2020, small business startups will learn how to utilize genuine ideas. Low tech artists, designers, chefs, as well as investors and all of those with unique visions have...
New York City is officially entering the future.   In the summer of 2020, The MTA will begin rolling out 10 newly designed subway cars.  The new Kawasaki-made cars will feature large LED and digital advertising that can change color to match any color scheme.  This is a far cry from the "garbage can-like cars" with gold and blue that we...
MANHATTAN The NYC start-up and business accelerator ecosystems has been on fire for the last 5 years especially with IT and Robotics.  Venture Capitalists invested a reported $15 billion into NYC start-up’s last year, a number that has increased for the last 9 years in a row.  Now a brand-new AI simulation called Crucible is looking to virtually train start-up...