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New Harry Potter book takes readers behind the scenes of J.K. Rowling's imaginative world

The big, lopsided words written in pencil captured not just the charm and innocence of youth, but a poignant prediction. "The excitement in this book made me feel warm inside," Alice Newton, 8, wrote in a note. "I think it is possibly one of the best books an 8/9-year-old could read." Alice was writ

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-10-20 16:55:00

The New Harry Potter Exhibit Gives Fans A Look At J.K. Rowling's Original Pitch Letter

The British Library is gearing up for its Harry Potter anniversary exhibit. Harry Potter: A History of Magic opens Friday and is "the first of its kind celebrating a single series of books by a living author," as reported by Pottermore. Accordingly, the Harry Potter exhibit features a number of item

BUSTLE - 2017-10-20 14:25:35

New 'Harry Potter' exhibition shows us J.K. Rowling's original pitch letter

If you were ever going to run into an actual witch or wizard, this is definitely the place for it. A new exhibition from the British Library celebrates the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by combining fantasy and reality. The exhibition displays texts from J.K. Rowling's

MASHABLE - 2017-10-20 11:06:12

Magical New Harry Potter Exhibit to Open at the ‎New-York‏ Historical Society in Today18

The British Library and the New-York Historical Society have announced that Harry Potter: A History of Magic will open at the New-York Historical Society in October 2018, following its run at the British Library in London from October 20, 2017 - February 28, 2018. The exhibition's New York opening m

BROADWAY WORLD - 2017-10-20 05:30:00

Deal struck to sell Turtle Bay Resort to New York real estate investment firm

A deal has been struck to sell the Turtle Bay Resort and the buyer is New-York based real estate investment firm Blackstone. According to a report by Real Estate Alert, Blackstone is paying $330 million for the hotel. Turtle Bay would not confirm or deny the sale, but employees say they were told

K5THEHOMETEAM.COM - 2017-10-20 03:24:53

British Library exhibits 'history of magic' for Harry Potter anniversary

A phoenix rising from the ashes in a 13th century bestiary. (Photo courtesy of British Library) An extraordinary exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first Harry Potter book opens at the British Library Thursday. The exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, comb

ECNS.CN - 2017-10-20 02:48:10

Who Tells Your Story? California Historical Society Exhibitions Link Colonial Histories On The East And West Coasts

- Original artifacts and documents from the New-York Historical Society, never seen before in California, illustrate the extraordinary life and prolific career of Alexander Hamilton and his role in shaping the foundation of the modern United States ~- "Meanwhile Out West..." companion exhibition fea

STREETINSIDER.COM - 2017-10-19 20:35:35

Check Out The ‎New-York‏ Historical Society's Ambitious Vietnam War Exhibit

If you've streamed your way through all ten episodes of the Ken Burns Vietnam documentary and still want to make a friend of Horror, head over to the New-York Historical Society for their Vietnam War: 1945-1975 exhibition. The exhibition is ambitious in scope, attempting to distill and explore the f

GOTHAMIST.COM - 2017-10-19 19:33:00

Tech Rout Drags Down Emerging Markets Along With Everyone Else

Developing economies have been relying less on commodity producers and becoming more technology-driven in the past few years. That also means emerging-market equities are more vulnerable to moments of global weakness in the sector. Samsung Electronics Co., Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Alibaba Group Hol

BLOOMBERG - 2017-10-19 17:40:49

A sneak peek at the British Library's Harry Potter exhibition

Unseen material from J K Rowling and Bloomsbury's personal collections sit alongside artefacts from the British Library's archives in the new Harry Potter: A History of... The British Library's Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibition, which contains artefacts from the British Library archives al

THEBOOKSELLER.COM - 2017-10-19 16:29:35

An Unexpected President, and Expressions of Subway Therapy

Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan is the site of George Washington's inauguration in 1789, but only one building in New York City still exists where a president was sworn in: a virtually unmarked, five-story brownstone in Kips Bay, Manhattan. Located at 123 Lexington Avenue, the building was once the


TabMo Partners with Integral Ad Science to Give Marketers an Integrated, Mobile-first Approach to Brand Safety, Fraud and Viewability Measurement

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 10/18/17 -- TabMo, the first mobile DSP combining programmatic ad buying with proprietary creative ad units, and Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global measurement and analytics company that builds verification, optimization, and analytics solutions to empower the adv


Google Sister Company to Build Digital District From Scratch in Toronto

Larry Page's 'city of the future' has found its first home in Toronto. Sidewalk Labs LLC, the urban innovation unit of Page's Alphabet Inc., and Waterfront Toronto plan to build a high-tech community from scratch along Lake Ontario in Canada's biggest city. The area will become an innovation hub fo


The former Four Seasons Pool Room was changed without LPC approval

The restaurant formerly known as the Four Seasons was named a New York City landmark nearly 30 years ago, but that hasn't stopped its current owner-Aby Rosen of RFR Holding-from changing as much of its much-lauded modernist interiors as he can feasibly get away with. First, he removed the lauded "L


Omnicom beats revenue estimates as North America demand recovers

(Reuters) - Omnicom Group Inc's (OMC.N) third-quarter revenue topped analysts' estimates, as the advertising group benefited from surprisingly strong demand in North America and the impact of a weaker dollar. Shares of New-York based Omnicom, one of the world's "Big Four" traditional advertising co


Barack Obama choose Nigerian artist, Kehinde Wiley to paint his official portrait

New-York based Nigerian artist, Kehinde Wiley, has been chosen by Former US president Barack Obama to paint his official portrait for Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. The tradition started with George H. Bush, in which an artist is commissioned to create a portrait of the president and the fir


2017 Letter to Shareholders from CEO Daniel Zhang

Alibaba Group holds its annual shareholders meeting on Oct. 18. Here's CEODaniel Zhang's 2017 letter to shareholders: Alibaba Group holds its annual shareholders meeting on Oct. 18. Here's Executive Chairman Jack Ma's 2017 letter to shareholders: Dear Alibaba Shareholders, Alibaba Group... VICTORIA


Coach changes name to Tapestry

Coach, Inc. announced its name change to Tapestry, Inc. Oct. 11. The name change comes following the recent acquisitions of Kate Spade and Stuart Weitzman. The New-York based luxury brand was founded in 1941 by Lillian and Miles Cahn and has only represented its own brand, Coach, until May 2015, wh


As Controversial Berkshire Museum Sales Near and Paintings Tour, Rockwell Family Meets with Massachusetts Attorney General's Office

On November 13, at Sotheby's headquarters on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, works that the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is deaccessioning, by Norman Rockwell, Thomas Moran, Albert Bierstadt, and others, are expected to hit the auction block, and additional pieces are to be offer


The Met to Host Next TEENS TAKE THE MET! on Friday

Teens from New York's five boroughs will come together at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on Friday, October 20, from 5 to 8 p.m., for Teens Take The Met!-an innovative, teen-centric evening of creativity. The twice-yearly Museum-wide program has emerged as one of the most anticipated nights at The M


‎New-York‏ Based Jamaican charity COJO benefits from airline's philanthropic spirit - Island remains among favourite destinations for JetBlue passengers

It is no coincidence that the New York-based non-profit Children of Jamaica Outreach (COJO) Inc has enjoyed the partnership support of JetBlue Airways for more than a decade, as the airline and charity share a culture of giving. Long before the airline began flying to Jamaica, COJO has been a benefi


Erie development group looks for CEO

It's been almost exactly a year since Erie Refocused consultant Charles Buki offered a suggestion that would grow into the Erie Downtown Development Corp. Now, a year later, the EDDC is moving quickly from being a concept to an organization that's in a position to begin making some changes in downto


Upper west side - New York City Forum

Hi .In New York at the moment and going to upper west side tomorrow...any nice food recommendations....any type any price .. thanks 26 reviews We like Red Farm (modern Chinese), Hummus Place (one of two or three in the city; but really good hummus); the French bakery/cafe on Broadway at around 75th


Activities in NYC for the Entire Family

New York City is a great place for a family vacation. While the high number of people who live here, the loud noises, and the constant rushed traffic might not seem that appealing for some, New York City has a lot to offer, even for the littlest visitors. You don't have to take your kids to Times Sq


Powerful Photo Series Of Women Embracing Scars With Beautiful Mastectomy Tattoos

Having a mastectomy is not a barrier to feeling sexy. These mastectomy tattoos are some of the most inspiring tattoo designs we have ever seen. Behind every mastectomy tattoo is a woman who has survived a battle with breast cancer. A tattoo-focused magazine Inked decided to feature these breast ca


Construction underway on large apartment complex in Groton

Groton - Construction has begun on a 147-unit apartment complex at Pleasant Valley Road North and Route 12, one of two multi-family building projects in Groton. "We haven't seen new apartments in some time," said Jonathan Reiner, Groton director of planning and development services. "We're excited a


Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures, receives the Grateful American Book Prize

Washington, DC - The 2017 Grateful American Book Prize will be officially awarded tonight to author Margot Lee Shetterly for her non-fiction book, Hidden Figures, at a ceremony to be held at The National Archives. David Bruce Smith, co-founder of the Prize, who will make the presentation, said "Hidd


Mozart and Hitchcock

The Met: Live in HD will bring its new season to Guild Hall on Saturday at 1 p.m. with Julie Taymor's production of Mozart's "Die Zauberflote (The Magic Flute)." James Levine, the Met's music director emeritus, will conduct the full-length version of the magical fable, with Golda Schultz, Kathryn Le


Vietnam War Artifacts

In terms of the Vietnam War, what's past is definitely present. Not only has the monumental, 18-hour Ken Burns documentary been airing on PBS these past few weeks, but the New-York Historical Society has just opened its expansive new exhibit, The Vietnam War: 1945-1975. As our readers will recall, w


Coach Inc. to transform itself into Tapestry Inc.

London. - Coach Inc. is nearly synonymous with leather handbags. Over the years the New-York based label has built a global reputation for quality leather goods. But as the holding company continues to diversify its brand offering with the hopes of becoming a leading fashion group Coach, Inc. has r


Fourpoints reshuffles management after new shareholder joins

French IFA group Herez has become a shareholder of asset management boutique Fourpoints, which has offices in Paris (Fourpoints IM) and New York (Fourpoints AM). A few changes have occurred in the management of the boutique but Fourpoints will remain independent. Herez's managing partner Franois Pas