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Getting Glasses To The Developing World Is A Massive Philanthropic Opportunity VisionSpring, a social enterprise based in New York, has distributed 3.9 million pairs of glasses since it was founded in 2001. It sources glasses in bulk, manufacturing in Asia, then sells them on at a small markup (typically that means $1 per pair [...]
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Warby Parker, the Eyewear Seller, Raises $75 Million It has also set up an optical lab in Sloatsburg, N.Y., to help produce the lenses for its eyeglasses. The company has also slowly worked toward attaining profitability. Mr. Gilboa said that 2018 will be the retailer's first full year of turning a [...]
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Eyewear Website Operator Admits Guilt in Online Fraud, Again NEW YORK (AP) — An eyewear website operator who already served several years in prison after making violent threats to unhappy consumers across the U.S. pleaded guilty to new charges on Tuesday, admitting that he committed more online fraud after he [...]
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The Day Warby Parker Lost Its Cool [Photo: courtesy of Arby's] Warby launched in 2010 with the goal of disrupting the eyewear industry by selling inexpensive frames online, allowing consumers to bypass the optician. But part of what made it so popular was its branding, which embraced [...]
Miss Sixty is an Italian fashion brand, launched in 1991. With foundations in denim wear, Miss Sixty produces original cuts and casual wear styles designed specifically for females. Available worldwide, their products include jeans, tops, skirts, sweatshirts, jackets, bags, shoes, sunglasses and watches.
Official website: http://www.misssixty.com/
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March Madness: Some businesses will let workers watch NCAA NEW YORK (AP) — March Madness is taking over at small companies that are letting employees watch the NCAA basketball tournament while they work. Staffers at the marketing company Phelps will be able to keep an eye on the games at their desks or on ... [...]
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CNN's Bill Weir Off to Explore the World Again NEW YORK — Bill Weir's globe-trotting series "The Wonder List ... and Weir said his director is especially fond of attaching cameras to drones for bird's eye views. But Weir likes to have a better reason for visiting an area than pictures; Iceland ... [...]
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NY Lawmakers Pass Legislation To Ban Tampon Tax ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — New York’s Assembly has passed legislation to exempt ... (TM and © Copyright 2016 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2016 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. [...]
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SmallBiz Small Talk March Madness In this March 9, 2016, photo, Joe Silverman poses in the lobby of his New York computer repair shop ... know they do need to focus on their tasks at hand. Silverman keeps an eye on the games too. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) [...]
ESPN's Dick Vitale recalls his roots, keeps keen eye on Jersey basketball scene The New York Post in a column posted on March 13, 2016 called Monmouth's snub "a black eye for the NCAA selection committee," and Dickie V concurred. "Monmouth got a raw deal. They beat Georgetown, they beat UCLA, they beat Southern Cal and they beat Notre ... [...]
Ex-reality TV private eye Vincent Parco says Brooklyn’s district attorney used him to “thank” a major voter base by arresting him in September. Parco’s bust in an alleged blackmail scheme involving a hotel tryst came a week after Acting District Attorney Eric Gonzalez won the Democratic primary — all but securing his coveted job. “Mr. Parco is a seasoned investigator who upon information and belief is being targeted to curry favor with the Satmar/Orthodox Community, and among other things...
Humza Deas, 21, photographed some of New York's most well-known landmarks from aboveGrand Central, Chrysler Building, Flatiron Building and Stuyvesant Town all given bird's-eye-view treatmentDeas made his name by climbing buildings in the city to photograph them from high-up vantage points But he has now taken the safer measure of sending up a robot to capture his dramatic images instead By Chris Pleasance for MailOnlinePublished: 12:22 EST, 10 January 2018 | Updated:...
“How can we talk [while] looking at the beauty of these two human beings,” gushed director Paolo Virzì as Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren stepped before a wall of flashbulbs at the premiere of their latest project, “The Leisure Seeker,” in New York on Thursday. “I’m just a fan — I could end my career right now.”In Virzì’s film, the veteran actors play a married couple on one last-hurrah road trip from Boston to Key West in their vintage Seventies camper as Sutherland’s character, plagued...