Miss Nueva York Miss America 2019

Miss America New York
Miss New York, Nia Imani Franklin, won the title Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City on Sunday, in a contest for the first time there was no parade in a bathing suit.

"I'm glad I did not have to do it to win this title tonight because I'm more than just that," Franklin said of the parade in a bathing suit after the event. "And all these women on stage are more than just that."

The decision to eliminate competition in swimsuits aroused great controversy and criticism of the current direction of Miss America. Minutes before the broadcast, when a comedian who entertained the crowd mentioned that there would be no competition in swimsuit there was a loud booing in the audience.

That parade was replaced by on-stage interviews and the contestants drew attention with statements about President Donald Trump and the protests of NFL players, among other issues.

With his crown, Franklin resumed the series of triumphs that the state has had in the last years in the contest. Miss New York, Mallory Hagan, Nina Davuluri and Kira Kazantsev won the title from 2013 to 2015.

Miss America New York
Apart from the title, Franklin received a $ 50,000 scholarship as a prize.

Franklin's theme in the contest was "defending the arts." Franklin, a classical music singer, played a selection of pieces from the opera La Boheme on Sunday night.

Franklin's theme in the contest was "defending the arts." Franklin, a classical music singer, played a selection of pieces from the opera La Bohemia on Sunday night.

The judges selected the finalists from among 51 candidates during the contest held on the stage of the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall.

America New York New York

The greatest city in the whole world !!!...

New York, the first city in the US to limit Uber-type services

The Council of the City of New York approved on Wednesday a moratorium of one year in the delivery of new licenses for transport services type Uber, based on applications installed in cell phones.

The one-year moratorium calls for a study to analyze the impact of private transportation services offered in New York by companies that also include Lyft, Juno and Gett, among others.

The Council also voted to establish a minimum wage for drivers, similar to that received by drivers of yellow and black taxis in the city.

The limit on the growth of these companies, as well as the obligation they will have to offer a minimum wage to their employees, could serve as a model for other cities in the United States and the world, according to The New York Times.

"We are pausing the issuance of new licenses in an industry that has been allowed to proliferate without proper controls or regulations," said Corey Johnson, president of the New York City Council.

Johnson added that the intention is to support and encourage drivers of private transportation services, making sure they receive enough salaries to support their families. Mayor Bill de Blasio has supported legislation in this regard, and is expected to sign it.