Tag Archives: New York City

17Aug/21

COVID-19’s Vaccine and Drug Innovators Chosen as Recipients of the Galien Foundation 2021 Roy Vagelos Pro Bono Humanum Award for Global Health Equity

The Prix Galien Awards Committee announced today that six world-leading biopharma companies responsible for development of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics will jointly receive the 2021 Roy Vagelos Pro Bono Humanum Award for Global Health Equity at the 15th annual Prix Galien USA Awards Ceremony, to be held on Thursday, October 28, at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Continue reading

22Jun/21

“Project Yellow Light” Scholarship Contest Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary with New Class of Student Winners to Raise Awareness of Dangers of Texting and Driving

The Ad Council and Project Yellow Light announced the winners of the tenth annual Project Yellow Light scholarship competition, which involves students creating a TV, radio or billboard PSA to educate their peers about the dangers of distracted driving, specifically the dangers of messaging while driving. The winning PSAs will be showcased on June 28 on a digital billboard in New York City’s Times Square, in space donated by Clear Channel Outdoor. Continue reading

18Jun/21

“Lovebirds of the Twin Towers” Premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

The immersive experience Lovebirds of the Twin Towers premieres at the Tribeca Film Festival as the storied fest marks 20 years, the creative team announced today. Lovebirds tells the true story of Carmen and Arturo Griffith, two elevator operators who worked at the World Trade Center for more than 20 years. Viewers are brought back to a time when the Twin Towers dominated the NYC skyline through the use of VR. Using StoryFile’s AI and conversational video, viewers are then able to speak directly with Carmen after watching the film, further deepening their connection with her. Continue reading

03Jun/21

Etsy to acquire global fashion resale marketplace Depop

Etsy, Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY), which operates two-sided online marketplaces that connect millions of passionate and creative buyers and sellers around the world, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Depop, a privately-held, community-led, and purpose-driven marketplace for unique fashion for $1.625 billion consisting primarily of cash, subject to certain adjustments for Depop’s working capital, transaction expenses, cash and indebtedness, and certain deferred and unvested equity for Depop management and employees. Continue reading

11Feb/21

Generation Tackles Global Unemployment With BlackRock, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft Corp. and Verizon

Generation to transform employment systems, support new research, and serve 75,000 people over the next two years with $77 million in new funding and $50 million in in-kind resources

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Generation, the non-profit global employment organization, has secured $77 million in new funding and $50 million in in-kind resources from BlackRock, McKinsey & Company, Microsoft Corp., and Verizon, to accelerate its work in tackling unemployment across 14 countries around the world. This combined commitment will allow Generation to support people who face systemic barriers to employment — particularly young adult and midcareer workers — as COVID-19 continues to threaten jobs and global economic growth. Continue reading

11Jan/21

Empire State Building to Shine in a Red Heartbeat to Honor President-Elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Memorial

Music-to-Light Show Synced to Alicia Keys’ ‘Empire State of Mind’ Returns With Simulcast on iHeartMedia New York’s Z100 and the iHeartRadio App

NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Empire State Building today announced its participation in President-Elect Biden’s plan to memorialize American lives lost from the COVID-19 pandemic with its iconic heartbeat lighting. For several months during New York City’s direst period, the Empire State Building’s heartbeat exhibited solidarity with and support for the millions of people affected by COVID-19, and specifically the emergency workers who addressed the first, great assault of the pandemic. Continue reading

25Aug/20

prayground Commits To Empowering Black Female Creators With African Intelligence Collection

Sprayground – the New-York born rebellious and artistically designed backpack and influential streetwear brand, has launched a very special edition collection – African Intelligence 2.0 (Ai), celebrating the birthplace of humanity and bridging the gap between New York City and Ghana.

For Ai 2.0 – the second collaboration between Sprayground and artist, musician and creator Sandflower the popular urban streetwear brand honors the energy of the lion and what it represents with this collection – inclusivity and empowerment. Lions are loyal and fierce, yet they work together within their communities to survive and thrive. Read more

13May/20

Empire State Building and Billy Joel in Partnership With Robin Hood and iHeartMedia Turn the Bright Lights on Broadway With a New Light Show Set to Miami 2017

On Monday, May 11, at 8:00 pm ET, the Empire State Building (ESB) illuminated the New York City skyline with a light show synced to New York legend Billy Joel’s brand new recording of Miami 2017. Read more

13Feb/18

Black Panther cast talks power of fashion in New York

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (FEBRUARY 12, 2018) (REUTERS) – Marvel Studios transported New York fashionistas on Monday (February 13) to the mythical African nation of Wakanda where its highly-anticipated Superhero movie “Black Panther” takes place. Continue reading