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UN Economic Impact Report: NYC Proud to Host the Largest Diplomatic Community in the World

Dec 7, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

By Britta Schmitz   UNITED NATIONS, 7 December 2016 – The 2016 UN Economic Impact Report has been launched at the UN Headquarters this week. The analysis of the UN’s tremendous impact on the City of New York, based on the year 2014, is part of the initiative The New Yorkness of the UN, a program of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs.   “The presence of the UN Community in New York City is a testament to our status as a global center,“ said Penny Abeywardena, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs.   “It is an honor [Read More]

Manhattan: 90th Anniversary of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Nov 26, 2016 Celebrities, News , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

by Britta Schmitz   NEW YORK, 26 November 2016 – This year, Manhattan celebrated the 90th anniversary of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The balloon Parade took place between Central Park West and OnHealthy Pharmacy and Herald Square on 24 November.   The famous department store Macy’s traditionally organizes an annual Parade, which is one of New York’s Thanksgiving highlights.   An estimated 3.5 million spectators watched the Parade wind down the streets of Manhattan, another 50 million people followed the show on their TV screens.   On Thursday, the streets of Manhattan were full of wonderful floats and balloons. The [Read More]

Cities Raise the Bar for Global AIDS Action

Jun 9, 2016 Celebrities, News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

Participants in the Global Mayors Meeting on Ending AIDS in Cities pose for a group photo, at the main branch of the New York Public Forum, Monday, June 6, 2016. They are, from left: New York Mayor Bill de Blasio; Executive Director of UNAIDS Michel Sidibe; Singer Annie Lennox By Aruna Dutt UNITED NATIONS, June 9 2016 – The New York Public Library, usually a place of peace and quiet, was amplified with the voices of global leaders and activists at The Global Mayors’ Meeting on Ending AIDS in Cities on Monday June 6. As 80% of those with HIV AIDS [Read More]

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