How Taylor Swift Got To Change Apple Music Policy

Richest company in the world, Apple Inc, said it would now pay artists during the 3-month free trial of their upcoming music streaming service ‘Apple Music’, after superstar Taylor Swift said she would withhold her album ‘1989’ from the service in this Tumblr post:

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‘Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months’, she wrote. ‘Apple’s policy of not paying artists during free trial is shocking and disappointing as it would hurt young artists just starting out.’ She continued.

Apple replied to Taylor late Sunday night, in tweets from Eddy Cue, a key lieutenant of CEO Tim Cook, saying ‘#AppleMusic will pay artsts for streaming, even during customber’s free trial period’, ‘We hear you @TaylorSwift and indie artists. Love, Apple’.

Taylor Swift turned to Twitter to thank Apple and her supporters: ‘I am elated and relieved. Thank you for your words of support today. They listened to us’.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

Metro North Commuter Train Hits Car, Kills 6

Six people died this evening when a crowded Metro North Harlem Line train hit a Jeep Cherokee north of White Plains, New York.
More than 750 Passengers were estimated to be inside the train and they were evacuated to the back, MTA says.
The head car of the train set on fire immediately after the crash.
It’s not clear what led to the crash at this hour.

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Metro North stated on their Twitter account that the Harlem Service is temporary suspended between North White Plains and Pleasantville.

Noe I. For Windows of the World

Wintry Mix Hits New York Area

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A Winter Storm Warning is currently in effect for the New York City area, as a system of wintry mix of precipitation is moving east. Snow accumulations will be less in the south.

Northern New Jersey is likely to get more than hakf-foot of snow.

New York City Schools are open, and so are their after-school programs, but field trips have been canceled.

Drivers are being warned to be extra cautious and leave extra time. Alternate side parking regulations have been suspended for snow removal Monday.

Mayor Bill De Blasio issued a severe weather warning and hazardous travel advisory for Monday.

Long Island Railroad, Metro-North, MTA, working on normal weekday schedule as extra crews are keeping platforms clear of snow and ice.

It is advised for riders to take extra time for morning and evening commutes.

Noe I. For Windows of the World

The Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Curated By Usher, With Performances By Mariah Carey & Tim McGraw

The 37th Annual Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular curated by Usher, with performances by Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Selena Gomez.

The show starts at 8pm EST and will first have the artists performances and after that, the greatest fireworks display in America. More that 40,000 fireworks will light up the sky, synchronized to a 25-minute, hand-picked score. You won’t want to miss this.

The fireworks show can be seen from any are with an unobstructed view of the sky above the Hudson River. There are four badges  positioned in the Hudson River between 24th street and 42nd street. For the best spots, head to the 12th avenue below 59th street at the following access points along  11th avenue.

Access points:

24th Street    26th Street    27th Street

29th Street    33rd Street    34th Street

40th Street    42nd Street    44th Street

50th Street    52nd Street    54th Street

56th Street    57th Street

Macy’s says you won’t want to miss the lights show during the last 5 minutes of the fireworks finale if you’re near the Empire State Building.

Parking will not be available in the area, so it is recommended to leave your cars at home. NYC transit will run increased Subway service before, and after the fireworks. Bus service near the fireworks will be rerouted, with extra trips available after the event.

Use public transportation and buy round-trip fare with MetroCard to avoid long lines after the fireworks. visit mta.info to plan your trip.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

 

Helicopter Lands In New York’s Hudson River

Authorities of NYPD reported a helicopter that carried four Swedish tourists landed in the Hudson River Sunday afternoon, near 79th Street. Everyone have been rescued at this hour.

Passengers and pilot were immediately taken to the shore. The helicopter remains upright.

Among the victims, there were 2 children. All the occupants were transported to the 79th Street Boat Basin via Jet Ski.

Noe I. for Windows of the World

Tornado Watch for Parts of New Jersey until 10pm: Thursday, June 27 2013

A Tornado Watch has been issued for parts of New Jersey until 10 p.m. for the following locations:

ATLANTIC

BURLINGTON

CAMDEN

CAPE MAY

CUMBERLAND

GLOUCESTER

HUNTERDON

MERCER

MIDDLESEX

MONMOUTH

MORRIS

OCEAN

SALEM

SOMERSET

SUSSEX

WARREN

Source: National Weather Service: “TORNADO WATCH 377 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1000 PM EDT”

One World Trade Center to Become Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere

Our favorite building, One World Trade Center is set to reach another milestone Monday, April 19 becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

The final two sections of the 408-foot spire are set to be raised by constructors tomorrow Monday. The stainless steel spire will give the building its iconic height of 1,776 feet, the year of U.S. independence.

One World Trade Center became New York’s tallest building in April 2012.

Here are some of WTC 1’s latest pictures that can be seen on @WTCProgress