Detroit News staff and wires Published 5:02 PM EST Nov 4, 2018 New York – By the time Mary Keitany was pacing her way up Manhattan’s First Avenue, she had no reason to look back for challengers. The Kenyan’s lead was growing over the strong women’s field with every stride, and all she thought about was the finish line. Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia didn’t break out into a big grin until he pulled away from two opponents late in the race. In perfect crisp autumn weather for distance runners, Keitany and Desisa won the New York City Marathon on Sunday in near record times. Des Linden of Washington Township, who won the Boston Marathon in April, finished sixth in 2 hours, 27 minutes, 51 seconds. Keitany, 36, became the second woman to win the marathon four times. She ran the race in 2:22:48, the second fastest time for the course in history. Margaret Okayo of Kenya set the record of 2:22:31 in 2003. “I can say the course record was not in my … [Read more...] about Michigan’s Des Linden sixth in New York City Marathon
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Log In With daylight saving time ending at 2 a.m. Sunday, it falls to Marvin Schneider, 79, New York’s official clock master, to reset some the grandest public clocks in the city. Credit Credit Supported by ByCorey Kilgannon Photographs and Video byChang W. Lee Nov. 2, 2018 Marvin Schneider, 79, flashed his New York City employee identification badge — “clock repairer” — and walked into City Hall in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning. The end of daylight saving time was approaching — clocks are supposed to be turned back Sunday at 2 a.m. — and Mr. Schneider had gone to City Hall to turn back time. Mr. Schneider’s actual title is a bit more grandiose than his badge description. He is the city’s official clock master and he has been tending some of the city’s grandest public clocks since the late 1970s. His year-round … [Read more...] about The Man Who Turns Back New York City’s Clocks, Hand by Hand
The Baltimore waterfront's iconic Harborplace has been sold to a New York real estate investment firm that has a reputation for purchasing distinctive retail centers, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday. Ashkenazy Acquisition Corp., which is collecting unique commercial landmarks like Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, Union Station in Washington and Rivercenter in San Antonio, purchased the Inner Harbor mall from General Growth Properties, Rawlings-Blake said in a statement. "This is a company with a track record of investing in and managing premier destinations, each with its own local character, in cities across America," she said. The city owns the land on which Harborplace sits and leases it to the mall owner. A new owner could stoke the 32-year-old mall's nascent renaissance, spurred by the recent addition of major tenants such as Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium. The sale of Harborplace comes as no surprise to city officials, given General Growth's financial … [Read more...] about Harborplace sold to New York real estate firm
April 17, 2014 by Gary Grant Leave a Comment Here I sit, in Hudson Station Bar & Grill, with a cold pint of Bronx Lager and my laptop, which must mean that this year’s New York show has come to an end. It has for me anyway, as some journos are still slogging around the show floor or working in the somewhat dark and dingy media center. I am much happier to work here at the bar. I have had mixed feelings about this year’s show, as in many respects in was a great show, and yet I came away somewhat disappointed. There were several very important reveals this week, as Hyundai and Toyota introduced the new Sonata and Camry respectively, two of the most important models in the passenger car market. Kia dropped their new Sedona, the newest player in the all important minivan market. There were several other launches in smaller niches as well. There was lots of exciting new product on the floor, and yet the show lacked some something. There were some who went so far as … [Read more...] about Day one at the New York International Auto Show
By Peter M. DeLorenzo Detroit. So, here we are in the Motor City, still one of the most vibrant technical centers in the United States and the world – much to Silicon Valley’s chagrin – and the unquestioned capital of the U.S. auto industry. A region that is seeing an infusion of new technical investment unprecedented in its history from companies around the world. A region anchored by Detroit, the city that is undergoing a much-touted renaissance – albeit a selectively intermittent one – that aims to transform a town long written off as “a wasteland of unfortunates” by the coastal elite into an urban center of vibrancy and elusive hipness. How could this momentum be derailed? How could this calculated rejuvenation fail? What could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, reality has a way of rearing its ugly head around here in sobering ways. The renaissance of this city is intermittent, at best; it’s a top-down fraud emphasizing the … [Read more...] about ON THE EVE OF THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW, THE DETROIT AUTO SHOW FADES TO BLACK.