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  1. Timing of HK$1 flagfall rise frustrates cabbies

    Posted Dec 21st 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... later. Transport Advisory Committee (TAC) chairwoman Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah said after a meeting yesterday that the committee agreed to the request by urban and New Territories taxi drivers. Ms Cheng said: 'The TAC appreciates that taxi drivers have been operating in difficult conditions over the past 10 years.' She said the last fare increase was in 1997 for New Territories ...

  2. Gigs

    Posted Apr 26th 2007, 12:00am by Adam Wright

    ... DJ Dicky, Fabio Moretts and Anthony2 also spinning. May 5 (venue and time to be confirmed), HK$220 (today-tomorrow, limited 300 tickets), HK$280 (Sat-May 4), HK$350 (door) HMV, Kapz. ... performance. The French band make their debut in the city, covering 1980s new wave and post-punk hits with bossa nova arrangements. May 13, 8pm, Convention Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition ...

  3. How going green can save you money

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Betty Liu

    ... rubbish bags if I wanted to recycle my newspapers. I'm afraid laziness won out and I dumped all my week's editions of The New York Times in my neighbour's bin. Better he looked like ... it. Eighteen years after Time magazine put 'Endangered Earth' on its cover, yeah, we do finally get it. Which leads me to the next topic- how can we help save the environment while ...

  4. Live-music venues fall to rent monster

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... or even free rent, giving the performers a larger share of the income. But they don't want to give up on New York so easily. 'We make our living touring Europe. We are paid many times ... Rong Xiaoqing New York Ned Rothenberg, a renowned New York-based musician, started performing at Tonic nine years ago, soon after the avant garde music club opened in the lower east side ...

  5. New York

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing Not so long ago, New York City meant Manhattan- and only Manhattan- to many people. The skyscrapers that stand proudly across the island appeared to stare down on New York's other boroughs. But at least one of those boroughs, Brooklyn, is now staring right back. Last week, its new status was given another boost when the Lonely Planet travel guides put the US ...

  6. Flavour of the month just a load of rubbish

    Posted Jun 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rong Xiaoqing New York It's no secret the five boroughs of New York are more intense rivals than loving siblings. They often have to compete for attention and funds from the city. ... swing and the island's new image may prove resilient. The population jumped 17 per cent from 1990 to 2000, the highest growth rate in New York state. Real estate is booming as many ...

  7. De Niro's post-9/11 brainchild has outgrown its cinematic roots

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and tolerance that swept New York, so often notorious for its rudeness. But just as some of that softer side has dissipated with time, so has some of the fondness for the festival, which finished its ... Rong Xiaoqing New York Many New Yorkers are thankful for what actor Robert De Niro did in the wake of the September 11 attacks by creating the annual Tribeca Film Festival in a part ...

  8. The National

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... nevertheless been quietly culling plaudits for six years now. The Ohio-born, Brooklyn-based five piece recently supported the Arcade Fire in New York and rose spectacularly to the occasion, suggesting ... the better for it when it comes to the slow-burning Green Gloves and album closer Santa Clara- two examples that bridge the band's New York indie sensibilities with pastoral country folk gleaned ...

  9. The Word on the Street

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Kavita Daswani

    ... the world. '[The blog] is very visual, and you don't necessarily have to be able to read English to get something from the photos,' says Schuman, who is based in New York ... of the site is still subjective. Schuman, who spent 15 years working in the New York fashion industry as a sales and marketing rep for high-end brands, knows his fashion- but concedes that what ...

  10. The new king of New York

    Posted Jan 07th 2007, 12:00am by Adam Piore, Sam Chan

    ... hotel advisory firm in New York City. It is a classic immigrant story: a young man fresh from Asia gazes at New York City for the first time at the age of 19. It's love at first sight. He ... on with suspicion, but he succeeds. A few years later, he's a millionaire. Today, at a time when New York City's hotel industry is raking in record profits and most hotels are operating at or near ...




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