The upcoming BMW X7 is traveling throughout the US with just a few weeks before its market debut. Several X7 models are being showcased by local BMW dealers to potential customers and one of those ended up in New York City at BMW of Manhattan. To promote the largest BMW SUV ever, the folks in NYC decided to head into the beautiful Manhattan and its boroughs for a photoshoot. In the United States, the X7 will set you back at least $74,895 when it goes on sale next year. That includes the shipping and handling tax and will get you the entry-level xDrive40i model, with its 3-liter straight six petrol engine and 340 HP. If you want a V8 under the hood, you’ll have to pay considerably more – $93,595. That also includes handling and shipping and means you can have your BMW X7 xDrive50i with 456 HP and 650 Nm of torque (479 lb-ft). The color palette for the new X7 is quite extensive and intriguing. Of course, you have your classic Alpine White and Black … [Read more...] about Photoshoot with the BMW X7 in New York City
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This is the latest and one of the most shocking videos capturing racial profiling ... this time in a New York City Apartment building. Chika Okafor was in the lobby of his Upper East Side apartment building last week, waiting with a friend for an Uber, when another tenant went on the attack, suggesting they were up to no good. Okafor, a producer for Bleacher Report, explained he lived in the building, but the white tenant wasn't buying it, claiming he'd lived in the building for 27 years and had never seen Okafor before. The 29-year-old Okafor said he'd lived there for a year, but the white tenant wanted proof, and demanded to know his unit number. It's hard to watch ... the white tenant proclaims he can be as cool as Okafor as he ramps up the attack. It's the latest in a series of really awful incidents in which black men, women and children are clearly verbally attacked by various white people. … [Read more...] about Shocking Video of Racial Profiling in New York City Apartment Bldg
On Thursday, scooter startup Bird hosted a demonstration of its electric scooters in preparation for legislation that aim to make the company’s scooter-sharing service legal on the streets of New York City. While the scooters themselves are a joy to ride, I can’t help but worry New York will find a way to ruin the idea, like it ruins everything. As cities and states across the country seem unwilling to invest in public transit and infrastructure, they’re desperately turning to someone else—often tech companies—to figure out the problem of how people will get around. Hyperloops! Autonomous taxi cabs! Flying Ubers! The latest darling of the #mobility world is the electric scooter, but they aren’t legal in New York City. At least not yet. Bird, and some city officials want to change that, and they showed off what they have in mind. What yesterday’s demonstration proved is that electric scooters have a lot of potential in attracting a diverse group … [Read more...] about Will E-Scooters Be a Disaster For New York City?
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Personal Tech Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Tech We’re Using ByEmma G. Fitzsimmons June 20, 2018 How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Emma G. Fitzsimmons, a reporter for The Times who covers New York City transit, discussed the tech she’s using. What tech tools are most important to stay on top of your beat covering New York City transportation? I take the subway to our newsroom in Times Square every day and experience the constant delays that New Yorkers love to complain about. Right now, I’m focused on what’s being done to fix the system and whether it’s working. I monitor the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s website to see if trains are running on time and use Twitter to find riders who are swept up in major incidents. The M.T.A. is working to … [Read more...] about By Subway, Bus and Uber in New York, With Twitter and Other Apps in Hand
It’s the fifth suicide in five months. Yu Mein Chow, a 56 year old living in Queens, was found dead in the East River on May 11. Having spent $700,000 on the coveted medallion that would allow him to operate a cab in the city, he found that he just couldn’t make enough driving his cab to make it worthwhile. With no other options, he chose to end his life. The New York Times has been following developments on these taxi driver suicides as they happen. In a world proliferated by ride shares like Uber that don’t require a taxi medallion and therefore undermine the importance of taxis, drivers are finding it harder and harder to make a living. The medallions are intended to limit the number of cab drivers and thus ensure their livelihood. But ridesharing apps like Uber had just made that useless because just about anyone can get behind the wheel. It’s a heartbreaking development. Drivers have been begging City Hall to make changes to protect their livelihood, … [Read more...] about Taxis Drivers In New York City Are Taking Their Own Lives Due To Debt