New York Bill Would Encourage Marijuana Packaging Made From Hemp As A Sustainable Plastic Alternative

As New York prepares to launch retail marijuana sales, a state senator wants to ensure that cannabis products are sustainably packaged, and she’s introduced legislation to accomplish that by prioritizing hemp-based packaging. Sen. Michelle Hinchey (D) filed the bill earlier this month, making the case that hemp represents an environmentallyContinue Reading

Glory Star to Build Three Metaverse Experience Centers in Beijing, Shenzhen, and New York City

BEIJING, Nov. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Glory Star New Media Group Holdings Limited, (“Glory Star”, the “Company” or “we”) (NASDAQ: GSMG), a leading digital media platform and content-driven e-commerce company in China, today announced that it will launch metaverse experience centers in Beijing, Shenzhen and New York City. The launchContinue Reading

New York: Completion of DEC Marine Resources Headquarters

Governor Hochul Announces Completion of New DEC Marine Resources Headquarters at Nissequogue River State Park New York (STL.News)  Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s new Marine Resources headquarters located in the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation’s Nissequogue River State Park, Kings Park,Continue Reading

Archana Shah: How Impact Hub New York is Scaling Initiatives and Companies

Ladderworks is a publishing platform of diverse picture books and online curriculum with the mission to empower over a million kids to become social entrepreneurs. Our current series features interviews by our interplanetary journalist Spiffy with inspiring Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Builders, who are advancing the UN SDGs. Hi everyone,Continue Reading

New York City Was Supposed To Have Congestion Pricing in January. Federally Mandated Environmental Review Pushed the Start Date to 2023.

New York’s congestion pricing program has hit another bump in the road. On Friday, state transportation officials said that it’s going to take 16 months to conduct a federally mandated environmental review of their plan to charge a variable toll to drivers entering lower Manhattan. “We are operating on anContinue Reading

The Cotton Tote Crisis - The New York Times

Recently, Venetia Berry, an artist in London, counted up the free cotton tote bags that she had accumulated in her closet. There were at least 25. There were totes from the eco-fashion brand Reformation and totes from vintage stores, totes from Soho House, boutique countryside hotels and independent art shops.Continue Reading

Scienjoy Initiates NFT Partnership with New York Art Galleries to Exhibit and Sell NFT Art on Major Platforms, OpenSea, Rarible

BEIJING, Aug. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Scienjoy Holding Corporation (“Scienjoy”, the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SJ), a leading live entertainment mobile streaming platform in China, today announced plans for a pilot initiative to exhibit and sell the non-fungible token (NFT) artwork of young artists at a group of contemporary art galleries in the NewContinue Reading

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. And Figure Technologies, Inc. Enter Into Strategic Relationship

HICKSVILLE, N.Y. and SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYSE: NYCB) (the “Company”) and Figure Technologies, Inc. (“Figure”) today announced that they have entered into a strategic relationship to collaborate on a series of blockchain initiatives. The relationship envisions that both NYCB and Figure willContinue Reading