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Need WiFi? The Library Lets You Check Out A Hotspot (Like A Book) For Free

December 12th, 2014 by Tech Staff

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Long gone are the days of library books and trolling the aisles of your local library for research and entertainment.  Around the country, the old institution is still going strong, but the New York Public Library is standing out by adapting to the changing times and offering a new service; the ability to check out WiFi. According to the Wall Street Journal, beginning later this month, New York City residents will be able to check out wireless Internet hubs at no charge from their local library. Over 10,000 WiFi units will be made available in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn public libraries, thanks in part to a $1 million donation from Google.

Besides growing demand for such services and the need to stay relevant in our digital age, the initiative is part of New York’s most recent attempt to provide everyone in the five boroughs with WiFi. A related project includes turning about 6,000 of NYC’s payphones into WiFi hotspots as well.  For the almost 2.5 million city inhabitants who don’t have Internet at home, this initiative could be a huge boon to those who need access for work, online learning programs or job hunting.  A chance to check our email wherever we go and help out less advantaged folks? This is a program we can totally get behind.

 

What do you think?  Would you utilize a service like this at your local library?  Share your thoughts below!

This Week In Designer Sample Sales…DVF, Tory Burch, Nautica & More!

December 10th, 2012 by Christen

 

Looking for a few ways to save some cash on designer frocks?  Check out this up to date listing we scored on the latest designer sample sales in New York City this week!

 

What’s in the sale: Discounts up to 80% off. Be the gifter of good looks this season with a trip to PONO’s annual Holiday sample sale. Snag a steal with a set of Two Tone Italian resin bangles – 3 for $25 (regular $120); at 78% off. Grab something big and bold like The Flower Power Necklace priced at $100 (regular $265) or get festive with a jewel tone Everglade Cuff now fetching $100 (originally $365). Take home the trends with a sassy Alligator Bangle – now $25 (originally $115), and finish with a fantastic new classic, Let The Great World Spin Necklace on sale for $50 (originally $200).

When: December 3rd through 12th: Weekdays, 9am to 6pm

Location: 347 W. 36th St., 4th Floor: Suite 405 (between 8th & 9th Ave.)

For more information call 212.216.0022. Cash and credit accepted.


Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale


DVF Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Up to 70% off DVF merchandise. New stuff added throughout the week.

When: December 11th through 14th: Tuesday: 9am to 6:30pm, Wednesday: 10am to 8pm, Thursday: 10am to 7pm, Friday: 10am to 7pm, Friday: 9am to 3pm

Location: 260 5th Avenue (between 28th and 29th St.)

Cash and credit accepted. For more information visit 260SampleSale.com or call 212.725.5400.


Yarnz Cashmere Sample Sale


Yarnz Sample Sale | NYC Sample Sales

What’s in the sale: Discounts on cashmere apparel and accessories.

When: December 3rd through 19th: Monday – Friday: 10am to 5:30pm

Location: 260 W. 36th St., Suite 201

Credit card for purchases $200 +


James Jeans Sample Sale


James Jeans Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Discounts on James Jeans merchandise.

When: December 11th through 13th: Tuesday: 9am to 7:30pm, Wednesday: 9:30am to 5:30pm, Thursday: 9:30am to 7:30pm

Location: James Jeans Showroom: 500 Greenwich Street #202

Visa & Mastercard accepted.


eeBoo Holiday Sample Sale


eeBoo Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Up to 75% off retail on eeBoo toys, games, arts & crafts and stationery. Prices $3 and up!

When: December 12th through 14th: 8am to 6pm

Location: 170 W. 74th St., Suite 102 in Lobby (at Amsterdam Ave.)


Nolan Glove Co. Holiday Sample Sale


Nolan Glove Co. Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Nolan Glove Co is the licensed accessories manufacturer for Laundry by Shelli Segal for Women and Kids, Geoffrey Beene, OshKosh B’gosh, and many more brands. Our sale will feature cold-weather knit gloves, hats, and scarves sold by our designers in high-end department stores, but for a fraction of the price.

When: December 12th through 14th: 12pm to 6:30pm

Location: 22 W. 38th St., 6th Floor (between 5th & 6th)


Circle Showroom Maternity Sample Sale


Circle Maternity Sample Sale | NYC Sample Sales

What’s in the sale: Up to 80% off maternity wear.

When: December 5th through 14th: Monday – Thursday: 9:30am to 5pm, Friday: 9:30am to 3pm

Location: 347 West 36th Street, Suite 601 (between 8th & 9th Ave.)

Cash only.


Tory Burch Sample Sale


What’s in the sale: Discounts on Fall/Winter Tory Burch merchandise including ready to wear, footwear & bags. All sizes available.

When: December 11th through 16th: Tuesday – Friday: 11am to 7pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Location: 261 W 36th Street (between 7th & 8th Ave), 2nd Floor


YMX Athletic Apparel Sample Sale


YMX Athletic Apparel Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: 50% to 70% off YMX Athletic Apparel including printed tanks, base layers, and cycle jerseys, and other attire perfect for running, cycling, dance, yoga, working out and all around town.

When: December 12th through 14th: 11am to 6pm

Location: YMX/Yellowman: 205 W. 39th St., 15th Floor


Nautica & Kipling Sample Sale


Nautica Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Discounts on Men’s & Women’s Nautica Sportswear, Men’s Nautica Jeans Co., Men’s & Women’s Nautica Sleepwear & Kipling

When: December 12th through 14th: Wednesday: 11am to 7pm, Thursday – Friday: 10am to 7pm

Location: Metropolitan Pavilion: 123 W. 18th St., 5th Floor (between 6th & 7th Ave.)

Cash, Visa & Mastercard accepted only. All sales are final. No children under 7 permitted in the sale.


Echo Design Sample Sale


Echo Design Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Discounts on scarfs, gloves, handbags, accessories, outerwear & more cold weather merchandise for Men, Women and Kids.

When: December 13th through 15th: Thursday: 12pm to 8pm, Friday: 8am to 8pm, Saturday: 8am to 6pm

Location: Metropolitan Pavilion: 123 W. 18th St., 5th Floor (between 6th & 7th Ave.)

Cash, Visa & Mastercard accepted only. All sales are final.


Mackage & Soia & Kyo Sample Sale


Mackage Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Discounts on Women’s & Men’s designer merchandise.

When: December 13th through 16th: Thursday – Saturday: 10am to 7pm, Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Location: 530 Fifth Avenue (corner of 44th St.)


Ecko Sample Sale


What’s in the sale: Men’s & Women’s clothing and outerwear at a huge discount. Everything must go. Bring in this ad and receive an additional 20% off every item in the store

When: Through January 1st: 10am to 8pm

Location: 148 Lafayette (between Grand & Howard)


Adrienne Landau Sample Sale


Adrienne Landau Sample Sale | Sample Sale Avenue

What’s in the sale: Up to 80% off Fall 2012 apparel and accessories.

When: December 16th through 19th: Sunday: 11am to 5pm, Monday – Wednesday: 10am to 6pm

Location: Adrienne Landau Showroom: 519 8th Avenue, 21st Floor


Frette Sample Sale


What’s in the sale: Discounts on Fine Italian Linens, Bed, Bath, Table and Frette to Wear

When: December 12th through December 16th: Wednesday – Saturday: 9am to 6:30pm, Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Location: Soiffer Haskin: 317 West 33rd Street, NYC (just west of 8th Avenue)

Credit cards only. All sales final. No strollers allowed and no children under 12 will be admitted. For more information call 718.747.1656.


Rena Lange Sample Sale


What’s in the sale: Up to 90% off Women’s clothing: Fall/Winter 2012 and Previous Seasons (Sample & Stock Sizes 4-14)

When: December 16th through December 18th: 10am to 6pm

Location: Rena Lange Showroom: 430 West 14th Street, Suite 201 (between 9th and 10th Ave.)

Credit cards only. All sales final. No strollers allowed and no children under 12 will be admitted. For more information call 718.747.1656.

Now that you have the latest in where you can find designer deals at up to 90% off you can enjoy your holiday shopping a little bit more without breaking the bank!  What NYC sample sales do you most look forward too?

Apps & The City

April 14th, 2011 by Christen

Spring has sprung and now’s the time to get out and explore the neat and interesting things that makes your city unique.  With so much to explore, we’ve compiled our Top Five Apps that’ll get you out and enjoying the city in no time.

 

 

1.  UpNext 3D Cities – Turn your city into a video game instantly. Zoom into the bird’s eye view of NYC to explore a specific area. Click on individual buildings in Chicago to find out what’s there. If you see something interesting, you can access its directory entry as well as relevant comments and tips left by other users.  Maps redefined. Fully searchable, tappable, beautiful maps. Available in full 3D for New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Boston, Washington DC, and Austin — with more cities coming soon.

 

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2.  BizzyCheck Out and tell your friends where you went and how it was, using the Bizzy three smiley scale. Include optional tips or photos to illustrate the awesomeness or disappointment lurking in every place you go. Post your Check Outs on Twitter or Facebook to share your ratings with the waiting world. With every Check Out, Bizzy learns more about the kinds of places you love, and gives you recommendations for new places to try based on your favorite spots.

 

 

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3.  GasBuddy – Find the cheapest gas on the go – for free!  In one click, locate gas stations near your and see their current gas prices.  Never overpay for gas again!  And to keep the best updated prices on the web, for every gas price reported, you’ll earn points toward prize giveaways each week!  Earn up to a $450 gas card – just for reported the gas prices you see!

 

 

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4.  LivingSocial – If you’re on the go, why not save money at the same time?  Each day LivingSocial introduces a new, cool thing to do in your city — and give you a huge discount while at it.  Always traveling?  With this app you’ll see every deal they’re running in every city!  Use the deal map to check if you’ve purchased a deal at a nearby bar or restaurant and never clip another coupon again! (Simply access a deal on your iPhone or iPad and show it to the merchant!)

 

 

 

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5.  Pandora – It’s a new day and what better way to celebrate it than finding a new soundtrack for your adventure?  Pandora Radio is your own free personalized radio that you can use to stream music on your iPhone or iPad. Just start with the name of one of your favorite artists, songs or classical composers and Pandora will create a “station” that plays their music and new music like it.

 

 

 

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You have the apps, now get out there and enjoy the weather and learn something new about your city!

 

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