Thursday, July 29

New York

Citizen, Citizen App, neighborhood watch, New York, New York City, Tech, Tech Insider

Neighborhood-watch app Citizen is offering people $25 an hour to livestream crime scenes and house fires in NYC and Los Angeles

The app Citizen is hiring people to livestream crime scenes and emergencies, The NY Post reported. The app gives users real-time safety updates, usually provided by volunteers. These $20 an hour roles would involve interviewing witnesses and reporting "behind police tape." LoadingSomething is loading. Neighborhood-watch app Citizen is offering ...
Andrew Cuomo, BDS, Ben & Jerrys, Bill de Blasio, International, israel, New York, Politics, Retail

The controversy over Ben & Jerry’s move to stop selling ice cream in occupied Palestinian territory

Ben and Jerry's has been facing bipartisan backlash this week over a recent corporate decision. The company won't sell its ice cream in Palestinian territory occupied by Israeli forces. Both Democrats and Republicans have come out against the move, reviving backlash against BDS. LoadingSomething is loading. Ben & Jerry's announcement on Monday ...
Ben Shapiro, death threats, Education, Manhattan, Media, New York, News UK, Online Abuse, Politics, Private Schools, Sex Ed, sex ed children, teacher, UK Weekend

Meet Justine Ang Fonte, the New York private school teacher who received death threats for teaching 6-year-olds about sex but remains defiant

The New York Post published critical articles about Justine Ang Fonte — a sex-ed teacher at a New York private school. One of the articles said parents were "horrified" by her lesson teaching 6-year-olds about "touching themselves." Fonte, who has since resigned from her post, told Insider that she had received death threats. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Flooding, Green New Deal, New York, Politics

AOC mocked lawmakers who prioritize the filibuster over the Green New Deal by sharing videos of New York City underwater amid a torrential downpour

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shared videos of flooding in New York to call out lawmakers against the Green New Deal. "I'm so glad the filibuster is here to fix this oh wait," she tweeted Thursday. Last week, Ocasio-Cortez also pointed to a video of the Gulf of Mexico on fire to evidence a need to fund her environment proposal. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Bitcoin, Bitcoin Mining, Finger Lakes, Greenidge Generation, Greenidge Generation Holdings, Markets, New York, Seneca, Tech Insider

A controversial bitcoin mining operation has made a New York lake’so warm you feel like you’re in a hot tub’

Greenidge is allowed to take in 139 million gallons of water and discharge 135 million gallons daily, which local residents say is heating up Seneca Lake. John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images Local residents say a power plant is heating Seneca Lake and emitting huge amounts of greenhouse gases. The gas-fired plant is used to power at least 8,000 computers that are mining bitcoin. The plant's CEO says it's operating within the law, and has created 31 jobs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Local residents have blamed bitcoin mining for heating up the largest of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York, with one saying it's "so warm you feel like you're in a hot tub," according to a report by NBC News.Their complaints centre on a gas-fired power plant that's being used to...
Bitcoin, Bitcoin Mining, Finger Lakes, Greenidge Generation, Greenidge Generation Holdings, Markets, New York, Seneca, Tech Insider

A controversial bitcoin mining operation has made a New York lake’so warm you feel like you’re in a hot tub’

Greenidge is allowed to take in 139 million gallons of water and discharge 135 million gallons daily, which local residents say is heating up Seneca Lake. John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images Local residents say a power plant is heating Seneca Lake and emitting huge amounts of greenhouse gases. The gas-fired plant is used to power at least 8,000 computers that are mining bitcoin. The plant's CEO says it's operating within the law, and has created 31 jobs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Local residents have blamed bitcoin mining for heating up the largest of the Finger Lakes in upstate New York, with one saying it's "so warm you feel like you're in a hot tub," according to a report by NBC News.Their complaints centre on a gas-fired power plant that's being used to...
Healthcare, Johnson & Johnson, Letitia James, New York, Opioid, weekend BI US

Johnson & Johnson will stop selling opioids in the US as part of $230 million settlement in New York

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson will no longer sell opioids in the US as part of a $230 million settlement with the state of New York. According to the Wall Street Journal, the settlement was reached just days before the case was set to go to trial Tuesday on Long Island. The settlement does not impact the numerous other lawsuits the company faces in other states across the US from state and local governments who allege Johnson & Johnson and other pharmaceutical companies helped create the opioid epidemic.More than half a million people died from opioid use in the two decades between 1999 and 2019, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
BI-freelancer, Careers, contributor 2019, Hamptons, Hospitality, job diary, Laura Casado, Luxury, New York, Nordic, reopening, Restaurants, The Hamptons, Wealth

I own 2 Hamptons hot spots that have been booked solid for a month. People will do just about anything to snag a table, from flashing cash to pretending they know me.

Zach Erdem is the owner of 75 Main and Blu Mar, two hotspot restaurant and bar destinations in Southampton, New York. His restaurants reopened at full capacity on June 1, and have been booked solid ever since. Here's what it's like running his restaurants post-pandemic, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. See more stories on Insider's business page. Reopening my restaurants felt as if we'd all suddenly been released from a year-long cage, and now everyone is trying to make up for lost time. The Hamptons are filled with people who aren't used to hearing'no.' With much fewer restaurants, bars, and clubs than places like Manhatt...
Amazon, New York, News UK, packages, Retail, UK Weekend

A woman mysteriously received hundreds of Amazon packages that she never ordered — and no one knows where they’ve come from

A woman mysteriously received hundreds of Amazon packages that she never ordered, NBC reported. Jillian Cannan from Buffalo, New York, says she was getting packages delivered to her house daily. It is still unclear where the packages — containing thousands of face mask brackets — come from. See more stories on Insider's business page. A woman from Buffalo, New York, mysteriously received hundreds of Amazon packages even though she never ordered them, NBC reported.Jillian Cannan first started receiving the packages on June 5 and initially thought they were ordered by her business partner.But the boxes — all of which contained thousa...