Coronavirus pandemic hasn’t derailed leasing in NYC

There’s life behind the lockdown. The commercial heartbeat pulses quietly behind the grim tableau of COVID-19 uncertainty and frozen construction. The dramatic deal by Facebook — run by Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg — to be the anchor office tenant at Vornado’s Farley Post Office project across Eighth Avenue from Madison Square Garden — a whopping 740,000 square feet — hasn’t […]

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Michael Bloomberg Spent More Than $1 Billion on Presidential Bid

Michael Bloomberg put $1 billion into his short-lived Democratic presidential bid, a record-shattering amount for any campaign, let alone one that lasted four months, according to his latest filing with the Federal Election Commission. The former New York mayor also spent $176 million in March as he wound down his operation, including $18 million he transferred to the Democratic National […]

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Senator Reportedly Tells VP Mike Pence Failed Coronavirus Testing A ‘Dereliction Of Duty’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustration boiled over into anger on a private call with Vice President Mike Pence as Democratic senators questioned administration officials about coronavirus testing plans but left without adequate answers. At one point in the Friday call, Maine Sen. Angus King, an independent and former governor, told Pence the administration’s failure to develop an adequate national testing regime […]

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Critics Appalled Trump Adviser Compared Gun-Packing White Guys To Rosa Parks

Critics were reeling after right-wing White House adviser and economist Stephen Moore compared gun-toting white guys protesting COVID-19 safety measures to Rosa Parks and her historic battle for racial equality. The comments were particularly galling because Moore once crowed that Donald Trump was evicting a black family (the Obamas) from public housing (the White House) in a dig widely reviled […]

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IT Services Giant Cognizant Attacked by ‘Maze’ Ransomware

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp., one of the world’s largest providers of IT services, said it became a victim of a ransomware attack that has caused disruptions to its clients. The company, which has about 300,000 employees, said it was hit by the “Maze” ransomware group and is engaging law enforcement authorities. The anonymous hackers behind Maze have made headlines in […]

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