Mari Paliienko

Mari Paliienko is a Contributor at Grit Daily. Covering events and brands, she is based in New York.

Art lovers gather for Frieze art fair, colorably NYC’s most anticipated art event of 2019

Are you ready for the most iconic art event of all time? Frieze, the exclusive collection of exceptional contemporary and modern artworks, is coming to New York. Frieze is one of the most influential contemporary art fairs in the world and it exhibits in New York for a limited time only. The art fair will open its doors to the public on May 2 and will exhibit for four days. Every year Frieze offers a unique selection of the world’s most exciting artists together as well as iconic names in the...

Amazon steps in to the food industry, again

A new grocery giant is just around the corner, promising to conquer major grocery retailers like Kroger, Walmart, and Target, according to the Wall Street Journal. The first store under Amazon’s own grocery label — separate from Whole Foods — is set to open by the end of the year. Amazon’s new chain will comprise offer up far more food items — and likely at lower prices — than its Whole Foods subsidiary. The first store is set to open in Los Angeles with follow ups in...

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld sued for car auction fraud

Legendary comedian Jerry Seinfeld is the target of a lawsuit for allegedly selling a bogus Porsche for $1.5 million. Channel Islands-based Fica Frio bought the 1958 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS/GT Carrera Speedster in March 2016 and, a year later, when the car was prepared for a resale the examination recognized it as “not authentic.” Hired experts emphasized that car’s history lacked the photographs of restoration, according to the suit. Fica Frio filed the suit in Manhattan Federal Court insisting...

Lyft and Juno Just Sued New York City to Thwart Wage Hike Favorable to Uber

On January 30, popular ride share apps Lyft and Juno filed suit again the New York City Council to block a law that requires to them pay a “minimum rate” to drivers at $17.22 per hour — or $26.51 per hour before expenses. Why is it bad for Lyft and Juno? If the law is applied as planned on February 1st, today, it advantages ride share leader, Uber, to the detriment of Lyft, Juno and smaller companies in the space. These taxi apps use a “utilization rate” – a...

#MeToo breaks into the opera world

David Daniels — the international opera singer and professor at the University of Michigan –together with his husband Scott Walters, were charged with sexual assault on Tuesday night in the university town of Ann Arbor. Both are held at the Washtenaw County Michigan jail where they are waiting for extradition to Texas where they will face the court for allegedly raping singer Samuel Schultz nearly ten years ago. Samuel Shultz, a 32-year old baritone and a former Rice University...

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