Urbanite

Beauty through painter Jeremy Penn's eyes

JEREMY PENN ARCHIVES

(Credit: JEREMY PENN ARCHIVES)

Artist Jeremy Penn was born in 1979 in New York City and studied Fine Art at both the University of Maryland and Pratt Institute. His works have been exhibited internationally and received honors from curators at museums such as The Museum of Modern Art, New York and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. In 2009, Penn was honored as the “Featured Artist” for New York City’s Freedom Week.

In...

Read more »

NYC brewery industry is thriving

Dave Lopez, left, and Kieran Farrell are bringing

(Credit: Georgia Kral)

The burgeoning Big Apple brewery industry is thriving, according to data from the New York City Economic Development Corp.

In 2012, city microbreweries employed about 213 people, an increase of 16% from 2009. Payroll for those breweries totaled more than $6 million in 2012, a 30% jump from 2009, the EDC said.

Jeremy Cowan, the president of the New York City Brewer’s Guild and the founder...

Read more »

More subway stations to get wireless, cell service

Thirty-six stations so far have been wired for

(Credit: Getty Images / STAN HONDA)

More stations will be getting wireless and cellular service after a year that saw a deluge of data from connections made underground.

Wi-Fi statistics from Boingo and Transit Wireless showed that 60 terabytes of data from 2.6 million connections flowed through the first 36 stations wired for service from April through the end of the year.

“That’s a dramatic volume of data,” Bill Bayne,...

Read more »

Somethings brewin'! Beer Week kicks off in NYC

Local breweries will be celebrated during New York

(Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

From the outside, it doesn't look like much. But inside a generic warehouse in a strip of industrial businesses in the Williamsbridge section of the Bronx is something out of the ordinary. Behind that metal garage door is the first brewery to make beer in the Bronx in more than 50 years.

Shiny silver fermentation tanks, a grain sifter and a "hop-back" are just some of the beer-brewing tools...

Read more »

Column: Apple and Tesla contemplating the automotive if’s

MINYANVILLE

(Credit: MINYANVILLE)

My original opening to this article read like this: Apple is almost certainly not acquiring Tesla Motors.

But maybe it should.

It would be cool to imagine Elon Musk as Tim Cook's successor, wouldn't it?

On Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported that Apple's top M&A guy, former Goldman Sachs banker Adrian Perica, met with Musk (and probably Tim Cook as well) last spring...

Read more »

Justin Timberlake cancels MSG gig at eleventh hour over illness

Justin Timberlake

(Credit: Justin Timberlake (Getty Images))

An ailing Justin Timberlake had to postpone his concert at Madison Square Garden less than three hours before he was supposed to take the stage last night.

Timberlake, who rescheduled the show for Friday, apologized on Twitter.

"There is never an easy way to do this... Unfortunately, I have to postpone tonight's show to Friday," Timberlake tweeted. "I am truly sorry to everyone that...

Read more »

City Living: Bed-Stuy has brownstones, history and diversity

LINDA ROSIER

(Credit: LINDA ROSIER)

In recent years, Bedford-Stuyvesant, the sprawling, historic brownstone neighborhood in northern central Brooklyn, has become a sought-after area for real estate.

Residents there say it should be no surprise that it is once again blossoming to be what it was before its downfall in the 1980s. They say its housing stock -- mainly filled with 19th century brownstones and row houses (some...

Read more »

Banker sues Paramount over 'Wolf' potrayal

Andrew Greene filed suit over his depiction in

(Credit: Andrew Greene filed suit over his depiction in the Martin Scorsese film, "Wolf of Wall Street.")

An investment banker filed suit over his depiction in the Martin Scorsese film, "Wolf of Wall Street."

Andrew Greene, a former executive at Stratton Oakmont, the now-defunct Long Island brokerage firm, is suing Paramount Pictures and Scorsese for $25 million in a defamation suit.

The firm known for its illegal pump and dump schemes, along with its founder Jordan Belfort, are the subject...

Read more »

4 World Trade Center to host charity run up race

One World Trade Center stands with 4 World

(Credit: Craig Ruttle)

Runners looking to test their vertical limits can set their sights on 4 World Trade Center.

The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation began enrollment Tuesday for a charity stair race up the 72-story skyscraper on April 3.

Interested applicants can chose to run to the 72nd or 54th Floor or opt for the virtual climb and take the elevator to the top of the building that opened in November.

Runners...

Read more »

Ask an Expert: How do I make sure I inherit my parents’ co-op?

ROB BOUDON

(Credit: ROB BOUDON)

My elderly parents plan to leave everything equally to my brother and me, although the two of us are no longer on speaking terms. Unfortunately, they don’t say anything in their will about who gets their Queens co-op.

I do everything for my parents, and I’d like to inherit the shares -- not to live in the apartment, but to sell the shares and keep the proceeds. Is this possible? If so, how?

Here’s...

Read more »

advertisement | advertise on newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday