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Xana O’Neill

About Xana

Xana is an Emmy Award-winning cofounder of Nillium. Previously, she was Head of News at Snapchat, where she oversaw global strategy and editorial for news coverage. There she worked with journalists around the world to produce best-in-class mobile storytelling. Prior to Snap, Xana was Managing Editor at ABC News across all digital properties. Additionally, she has been in leadership positions at New York's public radio station WNYC and NBC. She spends an embarrassing amount of time on Tik Tok, insists the best pizza in New York City is Di Fara's and bleeds green (Go Birds!).

Xana's latest updates

  • 09:42 AM ET - 9/10/2021
    Picture of Xana O’NeillPosted In Morning, UES: Blood Center backers claim race is at heart of opposition

    Today: High: 73 / Low: 63☀️ Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Friday, Sept 10: 🇺🇸 The 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks is Saturday. Families will read the names of those they lost in a remembrance at ground zero… https://abc7ny.com/911-20th-anniversary-2021-nyc-epicenters-never-forget/11010757/ … and thousands of vulnerable 9/11 first responders have contracted COVID https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/9/9/22665844/covid-death-toll-sept-11-responders-survivors-grows 😷 The city will start enforcing its mandatory indoor vaccine mandate on Monday (more than 33% of city residents are NOT vaccinated) https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/new-york-elections-government/ny-nyc-de-blasio-covid-vaccine-mandate-fines-20210909-bjuewtpbv5aunddjglgsoryvjm-story.html 🎃 The Village Halloween Parade is going on as planned this year … IF organizers can raise $150K in the next 3 weeks 😬 https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/2021-village-halloween-parade 🏙 Labor-backed supporters of the controversial UES Blood Center are turning up the volume - and claiming much of the opposition to the tower has racial undertones https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/supporters-blood-center-tower-step-lobbying-ahead-vote

  • 09:39 AM ET - 9/9/2021
    Picture of Xana O’NeillPosted In Morning, UES: Blood Center backers claim race is at heart of opposition

    Today: High: 77 / Low: 64 ☔️ ☁️ Good news? The worst of the rain is behind us. Bad news? Today will still be pretty gloomy… https://www.nbcnewyork.com/weather/weather-stories/flash-flooding-concerns-return-to-tri-state-midweek-with-chance-of-severe-storms/3258593/ 🦃 The Macy’s Tgiving Day Parade is returning this year (as long as nothing goes sideways between now and then… 🤞🏼) https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/2021-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade-return-full-crowds-barring-any-unforeseen-circumstances 🏠 Notorious B.I.G.’s Fort Greene home is on the market for $1.7M https://www.google.com/amp/s/nypost.com/2021/09/07/notorious-big-s-famed-nyc-apartment-hits-market-for-1-7m/amp/ 🍸 A non-alcoholic cocktail bar is now open at Lex and 73rd https://eastsidefeed.com/food-and-drink/alcohol-free-cocktail-shop-opening-on-lex/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=car_slams_into_equinox_met_evacuated&utm_term=2021-09-08 🌀 During Ida, UESers made 72 complains to 311 about fallen trees, flooding and other storm-related damage (up 10 from the week prior) https://patch.com/new-york/upper-east-side-nyc/upper-east-siders-file-dozens-damage-complaints-after-storm Have a great Thursday!

  • 09:19 AM ET - 9/8/2021
    Picture of Xana O’NeillPosted In Morning, UES: Blood Center backers claim race is at heart of opposition

    Today: High: 81 / Low: 70 🌤 Headlines from down the block and around the city for today, Wednesday, Sept 8: ⛈ Storms will roll through the area later today - with the threat of more flooding and even some tornadoes … https://abc7ny.com/nyc-weather-accuweather-forecast-new-york-city-tri-state/27410/ … NYC will likely get 1” or so of rain, but the risk of flooding is high given the area still drying out from Ida https://www.nbcnewyork.com/weather/weather-stories/flash-flooding-concerns-return-to-tri-state-midweek-with-chance-of-severe-storms/3258593/ ⚡️ Electric Zoo returned to Randall’s Island for the 1st time since the start of the pandemic — and it was wild https://gothamist.com/arts-entertainment/photos-electric-zoo-music-festival-makes-wild-return-randalls-island-2021 😷 No one was fined during the month of August for violating the subway mask mandate https://www.thecity.nyc/2021/9/6/22659631/nyc-subway-riders-mask-mandate-fines-drop Have a great Wednesday!