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Above & Beyond make history presenting ABGT100 to New York’s Madison Square Garden

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep 1 Above & Beyond make history presenting ABGT100 to New York's Madison Square Garden A lot can happen in 14 years. Most will earn their high school diplomas, move on to college and eventually find themselves carrying on their “normal” lives as planned. But for Above [...]

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As the BitLicense comment period ends, lawmakers and industry leaders spar over bitcoin regulations

After months of handwringing by the bitcoin community, and a steady stream of reassurances by New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) superintendent Benjamin Lawsky that New York wishes to embrace and support virtual currency businesses, the comment period for the proposed BitLicense regulations has come to a close. The process began with a set [...]

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You already have bed bugs. Now get ready to deal with rat mites.

You’re not going to like this. Imagine taking the two most disgusting creatures that torment New Yorkers. Now combine them into one creepy abomination whose capacity to repulse is nothing short of complete; a nightmare-monster associated with the diseases of rats, but small enough, like a bed bug, to creep into your bed while you sleep to tear away tiny bits of your flesh, leaving your [...]

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Sankeys Brooklyn opening on Halloween night

Dancing Astronaut – EDM, trap, techno, deep house, dubstep Adding another location to its growing list of electronic music hotspots, Brooklyn, New York will be graced by one of the world’s most respected nightclub brands. Joining the likes of Output, Sankeys will be moved from Manhatten after an unsuccessful stint on West 36th street. Opening [...]

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NYC Is Home to a Hyper-Real Simulation of a Massive Nevada Solar Plant

In the desert near Tonopah, Nevada, a circular sea of oversized mirrors— 10,000 mirrors—follow the sun, and direct its rays onto the power tower in the center of the Crescent Dunes solar energy plant. Now, in the middle of Manhattan, a computer-generated visualization of that scene glitters on an LED wall outside Lincoln Center. Read [...]

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NYDFS superintendent Lawsky: Bitcoin miners and devs aren’t subject to BitLicense

Bitcoin miners, developers, and individual users will be exempt from the imminent BitLicense regulations which will soon be passed into law in New York. This is according to public statements by New York Department Financial Services (NYDFS) superintendent Benjamin Lawsky, who spoke last night at the Benjamin N Cardozo School of Law, New York. He [...]

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Explore the Largest Steam Pipe System in the World, Hidden Beneath NYC

In its latest adventure, New York Times’ Living City series explores the city’s enormous underground steam distribution system. Unlike anywhere in the world, New York hides away the largest steam system that powers all types of humidification sources, preserving museum art to even dishwashers in every restaurant kitchen. A total of 2000 buildings are powered [...]

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Bassnectar prepares a ‘musical experience’ for Madison Square Garden and distances himself from ‘mainstream douches’ of Vegas

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep Though still classified under the electronic music umbrella, the long-haired Santa Cruz native and master of heart-pumping, spine-rattling tunes, Bassnectar, is far from your average dance music artist. Equipped with one of the most dedicated followings in the genre and a production concept that challenges the likes of science fiction feature films, Lorin Ashton is preparing [...]

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Thrive Capital raises $400 million Fund IV, will focus on entrepreneurs, not industry or stage

Thrive Capital has raised a $400 million fourth fund. The New York City firm, now in its fifth year, has leveled up significantly since its $5 million maiden fund raised in 2009 and following its second and third funds of $49 million and $150 million respectively. When it comes to venture capital funds, size does [...]

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Steve Aoki to bring ‘Neon Future’ to the Empire State Building

Dancing Astronaut – house, electro, progressive, dubstep As electronic music has exploded in North America, some of the genre’s elite have brought their talent to some of the world’s most unique venues. Now adding another notch to dance music’s proverbial belt, Steve Aoki has announced that he’s bringing his latest studio LP to the Empire [...]

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Report: You can startup anywhere, but getting big happens more often in just a few markets

Startup entrepreneurship is en vogue, and the last decade has seen meaningful startup scenes blossom in cities across the country. Boulder, Austin, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Provo, and so on are all on the rise. With advances in technology and cloud infrastructure, it’s never been easier for “two dudes in a garage” with a few [...]

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Hello again, New York

After two months of traveling across Europe, I’m back in New York. Right now, it kind of sucks—all rainy, gritty, and foggy after all these sunny days in Budapest, Vienna, Madrid, Cádiz, Göteborg —even London! I needed a reminder about why I love this city so much, and here it is, fresh out of the [...]

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