No one expected The Athletic could get people to pay for sports news. Now it has 600,000 subscribers.

Pay for sports? Sure. Pay for sports news? No way.

That has been the conventional wisdom in the media industry for years. Alex Mather says it’s wrong.

And for now, Mather looks like he’s correct: The CEO of The Athletic says his sports news service has signed up more than 600,000 paying subscribers in less than four years and is on its way to a million.

Mather’s company attracts quite a bit of attention from people in the sports media industry and the media industry in general because it may be the most ambitious subscription-only news service to launch in …

Why a vote to close New York’s Rikers Island is being met with backlash

For the better part of eight decades, Rikers Island Jail has been a glaring symbol of the most negative aspects of New York City’s justice system.

Now, the sprawling complex is potentially on its way to being closed — but there are plenty of questions and concerns about what will replace it.

On October 17, the New York City Council voted to support a $8 billion plan to replace Rikers with four smaller jails located in all but one of the city’s five boroughs. Under the plan, the new facilities would be located in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan …

The problem with Amazon’s speedy shipping, in one graphic

Amazon warehouse workers in Staten Island, New York, say they package about four online orders every minute. If they stop for a few seconds outside of their designated breaks, it hurts their performance evaluations.

So they’re bending, twisting, running, and lifting boxes for 10 to 12 hours a day — just to get a package to a customer’s door within a day or two.

That’s what Amazon warehouse employees in Staten Island who were surveyed earlier this year by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety & Health had to say. The workers’ advocacy group is concerned that employees are …

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Best Camping Essentials Available on Online Camping Shops

1. Camp Stove Windshield 

While scrolling down an online camping shop I came across this very useful tool for camping.  such windshields can protect the camp stoves even in very strong winds.

2. Hammocks

Remember to get one or two-person hammocks to sleep under the stars. This will take a very little room in your backpack but will add a real romance in your camping experience.…

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  • A big legal battle over the opioid crisis is reportedly inching closer to a settlement in which the biggest American drug manufacturers and distributors might pay $50 billion to try to end more than 2,000 individual lawsuits. [NYT / Jan Hoffman]
  • But the proposed settlement, which would include $29 billion for addiction treatment