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NY’s Newest Transportation Option

Getting to and from New York’s busiest airports is now slightly easier with Uber’s latest offering: Uber Copter. Uber Copter rides will take you from Manhattan to any NY airport. Travelers book a helicopter ride with Uber Copter in the same way they would an Uber. With a price tag of $199.82, the app will reserve a heliport lift from Manhattan to any of New York’s airports. The app will also allow users to tack…


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New Shared Space for Small Shops

Every small business owner knows that maintaining a storefront is a significant expense. For those building an online presence, building a client base can be a challenge as well. Now one company is bringing the models of popular “sharing economy” to retail.  ShopFulfill, a New York City-based startup is setting up Anchor shops across the city to give online retailers places to show their wares. The ShopFulfill model brings the best of both the e-commerce…


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New York Welcomes Start-Up Nation’s Best

New York’s growing tech force has led many Israeli high tech companies to open headquarters in the Big Apple. A report by the New York-Israel Business Alliance, an outfit promoting economic prospects between New York state and Israel, showed that Israeli-founded companies make a significant impact on the state economy: $18.6 billion in revenue in 2018. The study also found that between 2014 and 2016, Israeli start-ups secured $3.5 billion in venture capital funding. Just…


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Health-tech hub expands to New York

New York is the newest location for an innovation center of the Chicago-based health-tech incubator Matter.  In collaboration with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Matter is working to connect startups with life sciences companies, health care providers, academic research centers and health-related organizations. Steven Collens, Matter CEO, said “the expansion will create East Coast opportunities for Chicago-based companies and help New York companies enter the Midwest,” yielding economic growth for all. Matter plans to leverage its nonprofit, no-equity model to…


New York State Tightens Privacy Laws

New York State will soon have a new data security program to help protect businesses. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo just signed the bill that will update the state’s privacy law and will go into effect in 240 days. The law will expand what is defined as personal information and will add requirements and timelines for people to be notified of data breaches. As Cuomo said, “As technology seeps into practically every aspect of our daily…


Thriving Businesses

A look at the success of Peter Luger’s steakhouse – a restaurant that has been thriving in Brooklyn, NY for over 130 years. Described as the “quintessential, old school NYC steakhouse experience.”  According to the eatery’s VP, David Berson promote “simple goodness” family owned business is one of the few Michelin starred restaurants in the city and has made Zagat’s list of Top Restaurants for over 30 years.


L’oreal Buys Carol’s Daughter

Twenty years ago Lisa Price began concocting fragrances and lotions in her kitchen in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn. It did not take long before Price, who is now 52, began to develop a loyal following of customers. As she grew on the coattails of her most beloved products such as Mimosa Hair Honey, her client base expanded to include even celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Jay Z, Halle Berry and Jada Pinkett Smith. Price says…


New Addition to the Crawford Lake Capital Management Team

In recent news, Crawford Lake Capital Management, LLC has appointed Dov Lando as General Counsel and as their Chief Compliance Officer. Crawford is a privately-held investment management firm. Their team is lead by Isaac Markowitz and Jack Herzka and they have approximately $800 million in assets under management. They do so for a diverse group of clients from public institutions and individuals to private organizations. Dov Lando comes to Crawford Lake Capital from MKP Capital…


VitaminWater Ad Campaign Raises the Bar for Cool Advertising

You may have thought VitaminWater, an energy drink formerly owned by entrepreneur Darius Bikoff, only supplied energy to humans who drink it. If you thought that, however, you would be wrong. In a clever and useful ad campaign found at bus shelters in several cities nationwide commuters can connect their mobile devices a VitaminWater advertisement and juice up while they wait for the bus. The VitaminWater ad campaign, known as “You’re Up” was launched in…