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...
Biaggi
Biaggi ZipSak inventor, Stephen Hersh, has certainly made his mark beyond his original “Shark Tank” appearance in 2014 - wowing shark Lori Greiner with his foldable luggage. The now international entrepreneur, public speaker and CEO of Biaggi continues to expand and evolve his brand of innovative travel bags, with award-winning patents. Backstory Leading to ‘Shark Tank’ Hersh seemed fated to follow...
The city of Hackensack located in the heart of Bergen County and just outside of New York City, is experiencing a renewal. As the plans are coming to fruition, the buildings are being constructed, art is being created on Main street and the future is bright. Off the beaten path is Union Street Park, a collection of street art curated...
Today NYNJ is headed to Union County, New Jersey to meet up with Lisa Sorensen and visit her one of a kind yoga studio in Rahway. Where were you born and raised? I was born in Plainfield, raised in Westfield and nourished for over 10 years by the Los Angeles California sunshine. Where did you attend college and what was your major? Rutgers...
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A prominent New Jersey businessman and mental health advocate, Arthur Imperatore Jr., is opening the state’s first and only high-end “hardcore” gym, Iron Culture, a 7,500-square-foot facility with top-of-the-line equipment. Since its soft opening this spring, Iron Culture has attracted visits from the fitness community across the tri-state area, including 2018 Mr. Olympia Shaun Rhoden and other top bodybuilders...
NewspaperWood
Items created from NewspaperWood are the perfect statement to help all inspired to save our planet from climate change as one adds new furnishings to their décor. Mieke Meijer has discovered, developed, and designed an innovative repurposing technique that renews old newspaper into a wood-like material. The NewspaperWood can then be crafted into furniture and décor accessories. NewspaperWood Aims to...
Former New York Yankees shortstop Alex Rodriguez and his wife, singer and actress Jennifer Lopez have placed their Manhattan apartment on the market.  The half-floor unit is 4,000 sq ft, boasts incredible Central Park and city views and is listed for $17.5 million.  The building is located at the southern end of Central Park and is littered with super-tall...
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...
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ProudLiving Companies, a New Jersey-based real estate company with a mission of long-term neighborhood revitalization, is celebrating International Women’s Day this week by honoring its female employees, who make up over 50 percent of ProudLiving’s management and back office staff. The company, which also employs people in a variety of positions across operations and field work, plans to recruit...
Jersey City's development shows no sign of slowing down. New Jersey based Real Estate company Mack-Cali (CLI) is reportedly in negotiations to purchase the SoHo Lofts for $263 million.  The SoHo Lofts were built by Manhattan Building Company out of Hoboken and opened in late 2017. The 377 unit luxury apartment complex is located at 273 16th Street. For those...
The Midwest-based Hawaiian food chain is set to open its next location in Secaucus, NJ this fall. Poké Bros has been wildly popular, opening over 24 stores since its inception in 2016. Poké bowls have become increasing popular in the mainland US. The trendy bowls of deliciousness have been refered to as the "new sushi". ‘Amazon Go’ Opens its First Store in...
One of the hottest trends in healthcare this year are all-in-one shops for wellness. Having a wide array of specialists and professional under one roof, makes taking care of yourself a much more enjoyable experience.  We linked up with ReBalance NYC to see what the buzz was all about.   Tell us a little about more about of ReBalance? Rebalance is the only...
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...
I'm sure you've heard it a thousand times, "Getting ahead or securing a new job is as much about WHO you know as much as WHAT you know."  While we certainly can't discredit that 'knowledge IS power', being a master networker and connector can be a game changer in your career.  Whether you’re starting your own business or work for...
In-between Nyack and the Garment District, we linked up with the renowned fashionista. (NYNJ in Bold) Tell our readers a bit about your background and where you're from? I am Palestinian-American, born and raised in Rockland County, NY. How did you become interested in Clothing? My mother is evening gown designer, Nime Jamal. I grew up around fashion. I would go to shop for...
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...