According to studies, NYC had 667,200 millionaires residing there in 2009, that was a 18.7% increase than the year before. The numbers far surpass those of the three runner up cities. Listed below are all the tallies for the top 10 cities and their growth.
Jay-Z and Nick Cannon were spotted last week at an Audemars Piguet charity event held at the Four Seasons hotel to raise money for Broadway Cares Equity Fights AIDS. Audemars Piguet auctioned off 12 watches. One of them being Jay-Z’s, who’s watch sold for $220,000. The charity event raised a total of $816,000
Diddy is making headlines just right before the year ends. Sean “Diddy” Combs and Ciroc Vodka have teamed up to make a offer to the city to remake the Times Square New Year’s ball and are willing to donate $1 million to charity if the proposal is approved. Diddy and Ciroc Vodka are looking to redesign the current ball and transform it into something similar to the brands blue circle. It still hasn’t been announced whether the city will go ahead with the proposal.Â
“As the official vodka of New Year’s Eve, it’s only fitting that we take over New York, the most iconic New Year’s city in the world,” saidÂ DiddyÂ in a statement. “I’m going to give every adult in America a taste of what it’s like to enjoy a sophisticated celebration withÂ Diddy, and what better time than while ringing in the New Year.“
Mayor Bloomberg recently proposed that NYC begin charging shoppers 6 cents for each plastic bag issued at the register. The purpose of the policy is an attempt to make New York City more green. Bloomberg’s plan would join a number of cities including Ireland and Melbourne that have already actively chosen to reduce the use of plastic bags.Â The proposal is different from recent measures inÂ Los AngelesÂ andÂ San Francisco, where plastic bags are being banned for certain uses, such as grocery shopping.Â
Bloomberg’s proposal will most likely stir some controversy, so it will provide store owners an incentive for compliance by giving out one of every 6 cents to the store owners.Â City officials estimate that the fee could generate $16 million a year.
Jay-Z & Beyonce were spotted yesterday leaving very popular restaurant Waverly Inn in NYC.