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New York

Core of the Big Apple

The Bronx may not seem an obvious tourist draw but, finds Christopher Beanland, the New York borough has soul, green spaces - and the Yankees.

Monday, 7 January, 2013, 3:15pm

Why New Yorkers could pay for acceding to Alibaba's 'Open sesame'

To understand why New York capturing the title of world's greatest financial centre is no cause for celebration, look no further than the Alibaba IPO.

20 Mar 2014 - 1:28am

Paper cuts sharpest, says Alibaba's Jack Ma

How do you defeat the country's No 1 e-commerce firm? It may not require any innovation in technology, just a piece of paper, says Jack Ma Yun, the founder and chairman of Alibaba.

As the central government steps up its efforts to crack down on the red-hot online finance sector - led by Alibaba and its rival Tencent - Ma could not remain silent any longer.

20 Mar 2014 - 12:53am 1 comment

Apec's Beijing move no skin off Hong Kong's nose

The following conversation might or might not have taken place. However, its contents will be treated with disbelief by the serried ranks of "experts" who purport to know how business is conducted but have never had their knowledge sullied by any actual experience.

Those with some business experience might acknowledge this exchange with a knowing wry smile.

5 Mar 2014 - 1:25am 4 comments

New York mayor rivals jockey for black vote as race heats up

New Yorkers have their pick when it comes to diversity among the candidates hoping to replace their brash, billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

There is a married lesbian, an African-American and a six-foot something white guy with a bi-racial family among those slugging it out for the Democratic nomination in September 10 primary elections.

31 Aug 2013 - 7:30pm

New Yorkers' new domain: 'nyc' gets initial OK

New York City likes to think of itself as a domain like no other, and now it’s close to being able to boast as much on the web.

The city has gotten a key approval for a “.nyc” suffix online, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Tuesday. That would mean web addresses could end in “.nyc” instead of such common suffixes as “.com” or “.org.”

3 Jul 2013 - 12:27pm

New Yorkers go crazy for croissant-doughnut hybrid

Some hungry customers began queueing outside the pastry shop around 3.30am. Others managed to hold out for a few more hours, arriving at the patisserie around three hours later.

They were all united by a desire to sample the food craze that has gripped New York since its debut a month ago. Half-doughnut, half croissant: the "cronut" has left gourmets in a frenzy.

17 Jun 2013 - 5:32am

Manhattan apartment rents rise sharply, close on record

The median monthly rent climbed 6.7 per cent from a year earlier to US$3,195, according to a report last week by appraiser Miller Samuel and brokerage Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The number of new leases signed was up 10 per cent year on year at 3,697.

17 Apr 2013 - 5:31am

Talking points

Cardinals gather for papal conclave

12 Mar 2013 - 3:14am

Mega blizzard aims at US Northeast

A major snowstorm bore down on the northeastern United States Friday, with heavy snow, blizzard conditions and freezing temperatures forecast from New York through Maine as well as densely populated inland areas.

8 Feb 2013 - 10:28pm