New York


Amazon Won't Build HQ2 in New York, But it Will Continue Grifting Taxpayers Elsewhere

It's a huge win for New Yorkers, but Amazon's practice of extracting subsidies from state and local governments is still hugely successful all over the country.
Jason Koebler

New York City Sued Airbnb Operators For Allegedly Posing As Fake Hosts​

A $20.7 million lawsuit implicates a ring of real estate agents and companies posting multiple listings on sites like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO.
Ankita Rao

NY State Residents Will Get $62.5 Million In Settlement For Terrible Broadband

The settlement with Charter Spectrum is the largest consumer refund from an ISP in the US.
Kaleigh Rogers
The Weakest Link

How Hackers Sell Luxury Hotel Rooms for Next to Nothing

From Bangkok to New York, fraudsters have an established, underground market of selling dirt cheap rooms at 5 star hotels as well as international flights.
Joseph Cox
big telecom

Why New York Kicked the Country's Second-Biggest Cable Company Out of the State

New York State regulators say they are fed up by Charter Spectrum Cable's empty promises, poor service, and misleading claims.
Karl Bode

Pranksters Are Making LinkNYC Booths Play Ice Cream Van Music

LinkNYC's Wi-Fi and communication booths are taunting New Yorkers during a heatwave thanks to a clever prankster.
Joseph Cox
Green New Deal

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is the Climate Change Hardliner the Planet Needs

Ocasio-Cortez upset the NY-14 primary with a progressive agenda that included transitioning the US to renewables by 2035.
Becky Ferreira

The Worst Commute

A snapshot from a future in which a billionaire tech guru has bought and "disrupted" the subway in New York City.
Aaron Gordon
Curious Inquiries

New York Attorney General Launches Inquiry Into 13 Cryptocurrency Exchanges

AG Schneiderman sent letters to 13 exchanges including Coinbase and Bitfinex asking for information on their operations.
Jordan Pearson
Right to Disconnect

This Politician Wants New Yorkers to Have the 'Right to Disconnect'

New York councilman Rafael Espinal introduced a new bill yesterday to stop after work emails and texts.
Ankita Rao

The City That Banned Bitcoin Mining

Plattsburgh, NY voted to place an 18-month moratorium on new commercial cryptocurrency mines in the city on Thursday. Here's why, and what comes next for cities that have had a Bitcoin gold rush.
Daniel Oberhaus

A Small American Town Wants to Put a Moratorium on Bitcoin Mining

Plattsburgh is worried about Bitcoin’s energy consumption.
Jordan Pearson