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Business

Airbnb could lose much of its New York business if State Senate bill passes

Airbnb could lose much of its business in New York after the State Senate passed a bill that would outlaw rental services from listing unoccupied apartments for short-term rentals.
Virtual Reality

See all of NYC in this 360-degree VR photo captured from atop One World Trade Center

For its The New York Issue, The New York Times teamed up with National Geographic photographer Jimmy Chin to capture the view of New York City from the top spire atop One World Trade Center.
Movies & TV

Daniel Day-Lewis in talks to reteam with Paul Thomas Anderson for fashion film

Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis has apparently awakened from his latest multiyear slumber and is in talks to star in a new film helmed by his There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson.
Photography

‘Manhattanhenge’ arrives this weekend, here’s how to best capture it

If you're in New York City this Memorial Day weekend, the summer phenomenon known as "Manhattanhenge" will make a visit. Find out what it is, and how to capture the event with a camera.
Cars

High-tech MTA buses with Wi-Fi are now rolling around New York City

We may have to wait for high-tech renovations to come to the subways of New York City, but the bus of the future is here already. On Tuesday, the MTA debuted its new line of tech-forward buses, featuring Wi-Fi and USB ports
Mobile

Reservations for its eatery are sold out, but Google is giving away free donuts in NYC

Google is teasing its translation app through food, by opening a pop-up eatery for four days in New York City, Too bad reservations are already sold out -- but as consolation, Google's giving away free Dough donuts on the corner of Bowery…
Mobile

NYCLU raises privacy qualms about LinkNYC’s Wi-Fi hotspots

Phone booths are being converted into free public Wi-Fi hotspots -- but how safe are they? The NYCLU says data the Link hubs collect carry "a risk of security breaches and unwarranted NYPD surveillance."
Cool Tech

Hoverboard ban: NYC subway posters make sure everyone gets the message

Keen to avoid the possibility of a hoverboard exploding inside one of its subway cars, NY City's transportation authority recently banned the machine from its network. And now posters are showing up to make sure everyone gets the message.
Mobile

Take a look at how your NYC subway line fares with cell signals

Subspotting is an iOS-only app that shows you how much cell service you'll get at all the subway lines in New York City, for the four big carriers. It also tracks which stations have Wi-Fi.
Mobile

New York City drivers will now be able to pay for parking meters via phone

One of the last remaining vestiges of pre-mobile payment times is finally joining the 21st century -- the much dreaded parking meter, a ubiquitous sight along New York City streets, is finally letting you pay via your smartphone.
Cars

Uber reaches deal with NY attorney general to cap surge pricing during snowstorm

In New York City, where more than a foot of snow could accumulate when all is said and done, Uber is capping surge pricing from Saturday 8 a.m. EST until Mayor Bill de Blasio declares the end of the city’s snow emergency.
Mobile

Sorry passengers, Uber won't face regulations on its surge pricing in NYC

Uber has won this round of legislative jiu-jitsu with the New York City government. On Friday, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that the transportation giant would not be facing regulations on its surge pricing