NEW YORK (AP) — Anna Sorokin traveled in celebrity circles and tossed $100 tips — all the more reason to believe she was the German heiress she said she was. But behind the jet-set lifestyle and pricey threads, prosecutors say, was a fraudster who bilked friends, banks and hotels for a taste of the high life. Sorokin, 28, lived in luxury New York City hotel rooms she couldn’t afford, promised a friend an all-expenses paid trip to Morocco and then stuck her with the $62,000 bill, and peddled bogus bank statements in a quest for a $22 million loan, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office alleges. On Wednesday, the one-time darling of the Big Apple social scene is scheduled to stand trial on grand larceny and theft of services charges alleging she swindled $275,000 in a 10-month odyssey that saw her jetting to Omaha and Marrakesh before landing in a cell at Rikers Island. “Her overall scheme has been to claim to be a wealthy German heiress with approximately … [Read more...] about A woman in New York City lived life as a German heiress. Prosecutors say it was all a sham.
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On Thursday night, a few lucky New Yorkers got the first taste of the brand new Hudson Yards.Located in Manhattan's Midtown West area, Hudson Yards is practically a brand new neighborhood comprised of stunning residences, shops, restaurants, a hotel, an observation deck and public gardens. According to Hudson Yards' website, it is "the largest private real estate development in the history of the United States" and "includes more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, more than 100 shops and restaurants, The Shed, 14 acres of open space and the world’s first Equinox Hotel®."To say this is big deal would be a vast understatement -- Hudson Yards has without a doubt changed New York's skyline. 25 PHOTOS Inside New York's new Hudson Yards See Gallery Inside New York's new Hudson Yards Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images Getty Images NEW YORK, NEW YORK - … [Read more...] about New York City’s new Hudson Yards makes a grand entrance
Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press Updated 2:22 pm CST, Friday, January 11, 2019 This Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, photo shows "Millie on the South Lawn" by Christine Merrill, alongside a letter from former first lady Barbara Bush on display at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in New York. The museum opens Feb. 8 in midtown Manhattan. less This Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, photo shows "Millie on the South Lawn" by Christine Merrill, alongside a letter from former first lady Barbara Bush on display at the American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog in New ... more Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP Photo: Mary Altaffer, AP Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 This Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, photo shows "Millie on the South Lawn" by Christine Merrill, alongside a letter from former first … [Read more...] about New dog museum unleashed in New York City
Fabulous things can come in small packages - or rather, small things can come in fabulous packages. And Arlo NoMad is no exception. With an emphasis on style, making friends and the Instagram posse, this is one Manhattan hotel that doesn't fail to serve its purpose. Where is it? Smack bang in the middle of NoMad, Manhattan's former Garment District. Locked in between 5th and Madison Avenue, the location of this hotel is nigh-on perfect and close to all of the city's main attractions in Midtown and Downtown. Ideal for New York City first timers, The Empire State Building is just two blocks north; Madison Square Garden, Penn Station (for Long Island, New Jersey and Upstate escapes) and Korea Town are conveniently three blocks west; and the Flatiron District, famous for its namesake skyscraper, shops and eateries is an easy breeze of a walk seven blocks south. Style Arlo NoMad has been designed for the Instagram generation. It's slick, … [Read more...] about Arlo Nomad, New York City
07 Dec GREAT DAY TRIPS FROM NEW YORK CITY Posted at 23:22h in Blog by Victoria With beautiful countryside, historic cities, top-notch museums and outstanding theatres, New York has become one of the favorite tourist destinations for the wanderers. It is one of the most popular worldwide vacation destinations for many reasons. It is a world force in economic, financial, fashion, artistic and literary circles. We have brought to you a compact and compiled list of few places you can visit on day trips in New York. Let’s have a glanced look at them: NIAGARA FALLS Treat to the eyes of nature lovers! Beauty situated on the border of Canada’s Ontario and the United States’ New York, Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular natural wonders on the North American continent. The magnificent beauty, charm and enormous volume of the falls attracts millions every year from all over the world. Visitors can get an up-close view of the foaming waters by a boat … [Read more...] about GREAT DAY TRIPS FROM NEW YORK CITY