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  • Anti-Semitic graffiti found on Ruth Bader Ginsburg poster

    03/13/2019 7:43:35 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 13, 2019 | Craig McCarthy
    Anti-Semitic graffiti was scrawled on a sign featuring Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a subway station in Brooklyn earlier this week. The words “Die Jew Bitch” and a swastika were first spotted scribbled in black marker over the face of RBG on Tuesday on an ad pushing a new book about the Supreme Court justice at the Nassau Avenue subway stop on the G line. The vandalism was reported to the NYPD on Wednesday morning via social media. Responding on Twitter, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea called the incident “abhorrent.” “As always, NYC has no place for hate,” Shea said.
  • NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Announces 'Meatless Mondays' In Public Schools To 'Save The Earth'

    03/11/2019 6:00:12 PM PDT · by John W · 95 replies ^ | March 11, 2018 | Emily Zanatti
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that NYC's public schools will be going vegetarian one day per week in order to save the Earth. Local New York media reports that the "Meatless Mondays" pilot program, which brought vegetarian meals to around 15 Brooklyn schools, will expand city-wide for the 2019-2020 school year, and "all schools will serve vegetarian menus on Mondays" to the city's 1.1 million students. De Blasio told a press conference Monday that the change will help improve the health of New York's students, and will hopefully have an impact on climate change.
  • Carmine J. Persico, Colombo Crime Family Boss, Is Dead at 85 (among the last old time mob bosses)

    03/08/2019 10:57:09 AM PST · by NRx · 51 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03-08-2019 | Selwyn Raab
    Carmine J. Persico, the unpredictable leader of the New York-based Colombo crime family who the authorities believe had a strong hand in the assassinations of the mob bosses Albert Anastasia and Joey Gallo, died a prisoner on Thursday in a hospital in Durham, N.C. He was 85. His lawyer, Benson Weintraub, confirmed the death, at Duke University Medical Center, but said he did not know the cause. Mr. Persico was serving a combined 139-year sentence at a nearby federal prison, in Butner, N.C. Mr. Weintraub had been representing Mr. Persico in litigation against the Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Persico contended...
  • Cross Downtown Brooklyn Tunnel idea revived as BQE solution

    02/25/2019 11:17:58 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle ^ | February 25, 2019 | Mary Frost
    A proposal to build a Cross Downtown Brooklyn Tunnel, an idea studied by the state in 2010, is sparking new interest. As the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway from Atlantic Avenue to Sands Street faces a massive, $3.4 billion reconstruction, a once-in-a-lifetime window of opportunity has opened, says longtime Cobble Hill community leader and graphic designer Roy Sloane. Sloane came up with the tunnel concept at a planning session in June 2010. Sloane, former president of the Cobble Hill Association, is the first to admit he is not an engineer. He was, however, a member of the original Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Advisory Committee and...
  • Spike Lee ‘furious’ when ‘Green Book’ won best picture Oscar, attempted to storm out of theater

    02/24/2019 9:26:57 PM PST · by Borges · 162 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/24/2019
    Spike Lee, the famed director whose “BlacKkKlansman,” was up for a best picture award at the Oscars on Sunday night, reportedly attempted to storm out of the Dolby Theatre after it was announced that “Green Book” won the award. He walked toward the back of the auditorium and, according to a reporter for Deadline, got into what appeared to be an intense conversation with the writer Jordan Peele. The report said that he turned his back to the stage during the speech.
  • Unlike Other Hate Crimes, The Epidemic Of Anti-Jewish Hate Crimes In Brooklyn Is No Hoax

    02/22/2019 12:35:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/22/2019 | David Marcus
    As much of the country was transfixed by a hoaxed hate crime in Chicago over the past month, a very real wave of hate crimes in Brooklyn has been taking place. In New York City overall there have been 36 hate crimes against Jews so far this year, according to The New York Times, compared to only 21 last year. In the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn alone, ultra-orthodox Jews have been violently attacked at least 15 times since October of last year. In most of these cases there is no apparent motive beyond anti-Semitism. No robbery occurs, and often...
  • Video shows driver apparently use sidewalk to pass school bus: report

    02/22/2019 6:30:01 AM PST · by lowbridge · 21 replies ^ | February 22, 2019 | Louis Casiano
    A motorist in Brooklyn, New York, drove onto a sidewalk this week to apparently get around parked school buses and came within inches of schoolchildren being dropped off, according to a video obtained by a former New York State assemblyman. Dov Hikand released the video Wednesday and called for authorities to look into the incident.
  • Ocasio-Cortez's role in driving Amazon out of New York City blasted in new billboard

    02/20/2019 8:34:40 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 95 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 2/20/19 | Jade Scipioni
    Every New Yorker -- and tourist -- will now know that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Opens a New Window. , D-N.Y., is being partially blamed for Amazon's Opens a New Window. recent pullout of its planned headquarters in the city's borough of Queens. A new billboard funded by the Job Creators Network debuted on Wednesday in Times Square calling out Ocasio-Cortez for her role in Amazon's canceled plans Opens a New Window. for the new headquarters, known as HQ2. The billboard -- which will be located on 42nd street near 8th Avenue for one week beginning on Wednesday -- is headlined...
  • MLB & Dodgers Pitcher Don Newcombe Dead At 92

    02/19/2019 5:05:07 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 19, 2019 | Unnamed Author
    In Newcombe's debut season, he and Dodgers teammates Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella became three of the first four African-Americans (along with Cleveland outfielder Larry Doby) to appear in an All-Star Game. After a break to serve in the military during the 1952 and '53 seasons, he returned, and with the likes of Robinson, Campanella, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges and Pee Wee Reese, helped create a World Series champion.
  • NYPD commander being investigated for threatening rapper 50 Cent's life — police sources

    02/17/2019 11:50:16 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    NYDN ^ | Feb 17, 2019 | Thomas Tracy
    A Brooklyn precinct commander is being investigated by the NYPD for allegedly threatening the celebrity’s life — telling his officers at a roll call to “shoot him on sight,” the Daily News has learned. Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, the commanding officer of the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, allegedly made the threat last June 7, when the actor and “In Da Club” rapper was expected to attend an NYPD sanctioned boxing match in the Bronx. During a roll call inside the 72nd Precinct stationhouse, Gonzalez told his officers if they saw 50 Cent at the boxing match, known as a...
  • No Heat for Days at a Jail in Brooklyn Where Hundreds of Inmates Are Sick and ‘Frantic’

    02/02/2019 4:49:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 102 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2/01/19 | Annie Correal
    More than a thousand inmates have been stuck in freezing cells at a federal jail on the Brooklyn waterfront that has had limited power and heat for at least this week, according to federal public defenders and leaders of the union representing the jail’s corrections officers. “They just stay huddled up in the bed,” said June Bencebi, a case manager at the jail and the treasurer of the local chapter of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents about 500 corrections officers at the jail. The jail, the Metropolitan Detention Center, houses more than 1,600 inmates and lies in...
  • New York state Senate candidate accuses Netanyahu spokesman of sexual assault

    09/13/2018 6:49:17 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-12-2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    A candidate for the New York state Senate Tuesday accused a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of sexual assault, amid fears that she would be “outed” by a news story concerning the incident. Julia Salazar, a 27-year-old Democratic Socialist looking to unseat Brooklyn state Sen. Martin Dilan in Thursday's Democratic primary, said in a statement on Twitter that she came forward about the alleged assault after being contacted by a reporter from the conservative website The Daily Caller.
  • Stripper-slash-rapper Cardi B is the perfect Democrat(HUH?)

    02/01/2019 9:54:17 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 2/1/2019 | Taylor Day
    As an example of the absolute state of the DNC, Cardi B has been invited by "influential Democrats" to speak to an event for the Polk County Iowa Democratic organization. In a desperate attempt to use her to appeal to younger voters or just hoping for a tutorial on how to dance provocatively, the donkey party is showing that Democrats no longer take politics seriously. Cardi B is the perfect manifestation of this. Cardi B is a female rapper who climbed out from an obscure Brooklyn strip club when she achieved internet fame by making profanity-laced videos discussing her stripping...
  • Ocasio-Cortez is recruiting a Democratic challenger to Hakeem Jeffries

    01/29/2019 10:14:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 18, 2018 | Nikki Schwab
    Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) hasn’t taken office yet, but she’s already looking to take out fellow Democrat Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), according to a report Tuesday. Ocasio-Cortez, who shocked the political world when she defeated veteran Queens Rep. Joseph Crowley, said last month she’d support challenges to Democrats who are not as left-leaning as their constituents. Politico reported that she’s recruited an African-American woman to challenge Jeffries in 2020. A source told the news website that running a primary rival to Jeffries, who represents parts of Brooklyn and Queens, was the “highest priority” for Ocasio-Cortez. Jeffries was recently elected the...
  • Why I Reported the Case of an 11-Year-Old Drag Queen to Child Protective Services

    01/29/2019 8:38:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | January 29, 2019 | Karen Kataline
    “Good Morning America” recently hosted an 11-year-old “drag kid” known as “Desmond is Amazing.” Desmond Napoles made a grand entrance dressed as an adult woman and danced suggestively down a red carpet to rousing applause. Desmond finished his routine posed suggestively on the floor where he was met with more wild applause. The two hosts called him “trailblazing” and “courageous.”Desmond’s parents, Andrew and Wendy Napoles were present in the audience. They have also allowed their son to dance for money and simulate stripping in an adult gay bar in Brooklyn called “The 3 Dollar Bill.”  What causes an entire audience...
  • NYC bans unvaccinated kids from Brooklyn Jewish schools

    12/27/2018 3:41:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | December 27, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    This isn’t the first time the question of banning unvaccinated students from school has arisen, but the story coming out of Brooklyn this Christmas season has a bit of a twist. School officials in several communities informed parents this week that students attending Orthodox Jewish yeshivas in Williamsburg, Mapleton, Broadway Triangle, Kensington, Sunset Park, Borough Park, Bensonhurst, Midwood and Marine Park would not be allowed to attend class until they receive the proper number of measles vaccinations. This rule would apply even if the student had a religious exemption. An outbreak of the disease in these schools prompted the decision....
  • Remembering the LIRR massacre on its 25th anniversary

    12/07/2018 6:09:04 PM PST · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    ABC NEWS 7 NYC ^ | December 7, 2018
    LONG ISLAND, New York (WABC) -- Friday marks the 25-year anniversary of a deadly shooting on a Long Island Rail Road train. A man from Brooklyn named Colin Ferguson opened fire inside the commuter train to Hicksville on December 7, 1993. Six passengers were killed and 19 others were hurt. Ferguson is serving a 315-year prison sentence. Survivors of the deadly shooting are still comforting each other a quarter of a century later to talk about the day the gunfire rang out and how their lives have changed.
  • Jihadi Cult Associate Arrested in NY With Firearms Stockpile

    07/03/2017 9:02:52 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 3,2017
    A long-time associate of a U.S.-based Islamist terrorist organization, Muslims of America (MOA), has been arrested in Johnson City, NY. Authorities discovered that he had a large cache of weapons inside a storage locker. A source inside MOA says the weapons were intended for the group’s “Islamberg” headquarters in Hancock, NY. The suspect, 64-year old Ramadan Abdullah, was previously arrested in 1977 when he and another man tried to rob a candy store in Brooklyn and someone was murdered in the process. When police searched his home, they found enough material to build 50 bombs. In the end, the charges...
  • Sinatra, a blue-eyed Husky from Brooklyn, turns up in Seffner after 18 months missing

    11/25/2018 6:53:22 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 17 replies ^ | 11/23/18 | Katelyn Masserelli
    SEFFNER — The bookends are clear in the life of Sinatra, a 5-year-old, brown-and-white, blue-eyed Husky. Beloved by his teenage owner and her parents, Sinatra disappeared after the girl died in a tragic gun accident. Then earlier this month, he wandered into a neighborhood where people tracked down his family and arranged for them to be reunited this Sunday. But Sinatra can’t explain what happened in between — an 18-month, 1,200 mile journey that took him from his home in Brooklyn to the streets of Seffner. Neither can his owners or the family who found him. “I didn’t believe it...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Three Branches Of Government Tweet Wasn't The Only One That Triggered...

    11/23/2018 1:40:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies ^ | November 23, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Full title: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Three Branches Of Government Tweet Wasn't The Only One That Triggered An Avalanche Of Stupid We all knew we were going to have to deal with Alexandria Ocasio-CortezÂ’s nonsense. Anyone who won that primary against incumbent and soon-to-be-former Congressman Joe Crowley was going to win. The district is more left wing than Lenin. ItÂ’s easy to poke fun of Ocasio-Cortez, who found herself in the spotlight thanks to that upset win. SheÂ’s a democratic socialist, with many of her colleagues viewing her as the future of the party. And by future, do they mean being the...