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  • Fall of the House of Rangel-Espaillat Tops Wright to Replace Retiring Congressman

    06/28/2016 9:10:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Observer ^ | June 28, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Congressman Charles Rangel was swift-footed and savvy enough to stay ahead of demographic and geographic shifts in his district during his 46 years in the House of Representatives—but in the end, he just didn’t have enough juice to anoint an heir. Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright lost his bid to replace his retiring 86-year-old mentor to State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who challenged Rangel in 2012 and 2014 but fell short. After a bitter Democratic primary campaign—one with heavy ethnic overtones—the Dominican Republic-born Espaillat beat the African-American Wright in the upper Manhattan-based district by approximately 1,300 votes. Former White House aide Clyde...
  • Rep. Charles Rangel endorses Keith Wright as his House successor while casting vote in Harlem

    06/28/2016 4:43:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Ryan Sit
    Nine candidates are vying for Rep. Charles Rangel's seat — a position he's held for nearly a half-century — but only one stood beside him as he cast his vote in Harlem on Tuesday. "For the first time in 46 years I couldn't find my name!" Rangel said as he stepped out of his polling site at Public School 175 on W. 134th St. "But I'm so glad I did find his name," he added, nodding towards Assemblyman Keith Wright, whom Rangel endorsed as his successor. New Yorkers in seven congressional districts in four boroughs — Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx...
  • Charlie Rangel Found Guilty on 11 of 13 Ethics Violations

    06/27/2016 5:10:57 AM PDT · by blueyon · 68 replies
    PJmedia ^ | 6/25/16 | Tom Knighton J
    Democrat Rep. Charlie Rangel has found himself in a bit of a pickle. After years of allegedly thumbing his nose at pesky things like rules, his supposed misdeeds may be coming back to bite him on the proverbial hind quarter. A House ethics committee subpanel today found Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel guilty of 11 of the 13 charges of ethics violations against him. The panel, composed of four Democrats and four Republicans, emerged after private deliberation to announce their findings.
  • 'Mass Hysteria' Causes Stampede at NYC Subway Station: NYPD

    06/21/2016 8:21:20 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 43 replies
    NBC4 New York ^ | 6/21/16 | Lori Bordonaro
    "All they said was just, 'Run, run, run, run,'" one commuter recalled. "People getting stampeded, getting trampled, bags flying. It's crazy right now" Dozens of commuters ran out of a crowded Manhattan subway station Tuesday morning after one straphanger thought someone claimed to have a gun, according to the NYPD. Straphangers stampeded out of the Central Park North - 110th Street subway station in Harlem at about 9 a.m. in what police are calling mass hysteria. Authorities said the commotion spurred from a fight between two people on a 2 train. It's not clear what led straphangers to believe someone...
  • Pastor Manning:Clinton has won nomination

    06/04/2008 12:52:31 PM PDT · by Salena Zito · 22 replies · 317+ views
    Manning: Clinton has won nomination Pittsburgh Tribune-Review By Salena Zito Pastor James David Manning, posted an “urgent message to Sen. Hillary Clinton” via You-Tube video today claiming that Clinton “without a doubt has won the nomination for the presidency for the Democratic Party.” In the video, Manning, pastor of ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem, N.Y., compares Clinton’s courage to that of former Pakistan leader Benazir Bhutto, Clinton's wisdom and poise to that of Cleopatra, and Clinton's leadership strength to that of Deborah of the Old Testament.
  • Who will Replace Charles Rangel?

    06/20/2016 10:18:39 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    AM New York ^ | June 20, 2016 | Mark Chiusano
    Next week, Democratic voters in Harlem and upper Manhattan will do something they haven’t done in a long time: vote in a congressional election that doesn’t include Rep. Charles Rangel. After more than 40 years, the lion of Harlem is retiring. Without an incumbent, the race in the 13th Congressional District is more competitive than usual, though it's still taking place somewhat quietly. Traditionally low turnout even in competitive congressional races means that each vote carries extra weight. No matter who wins, Rangel’s replacement will mark a shift for a changing district. A change in representation for a changing district...
  • Rangel confirms plans to retire at the end of the year

    02/24/2016 2:19:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 24, 2016 | Harper Neidig
    Greg Nash Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) said on Wednesday that he still plans to retire at the end of the year, saying that he wants to leave office at the same time as the first black president. "I wanted so badly to complete the last year with President Obama," the 85-year-old Democrat said during a radio interview with WCBS 880. "And even though they never gave him a fair opportunity to do all the things that I really had dreamed that we could do together, I would be so annoyed with myself had I retired a couple of years...
  • ‘Corruption In Full Force’: Voter Claims There Were No GOP Ballots In Harlem

    04/19/2016 1:47:42 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 30 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 19, 2016 | CBS Staff
    It’s primary day in New York and as many voters scramble to cast their ballots before, during, and after work, some are also running into unfortunate circumstances. It’s not often that New Yorkers’ votes are pivotal in a presidential primary and many at polling places across the state are determined to make their’s count.... At one polling site at Carlton Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, the site coordinator didn’t even bother to show up and it took about an hour-and-a-half to find a replacement so the poll could open. Television and radio contributor John Burnett took to Twitter to...
  • Black Trump Backer Says Open Borders Are Crushing Black Employment

    03/19/2016 6:54:01 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 47 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | March 189. 2016 | Breitbart video interviewer
    A black Donald Trump supporter told Breitbart News that a border wall was necessary to get black Americans back into work, citing Harlem’s construction industry.
  • [ATLAH Church] Controversial church in Harlem is deep in debt and may go up for public auction

    02/01/2016 11:37:14 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 28, 2016 | Ginger Adams Otis
    A Harlem church is certainly having its trials and tribulations. The controversial World Atlah Church on Lenox Ave. and 123rd infamous for its anti-gay and anti-Obama messages on its billboard - may go up for public auction thanks to its deep debts. The house of worship owes at least $1 million to creditors, including unpaid city water and sewage bills, according to documents obtained by DNAInfo, which first reported the story. A state judge ordered the church into a public foreclosure auction on Feb. 24, the website said. But its pastor, James Manning, says his flock is being fleeced. "We're...
  • Harlem For Trump 2016

    01/08/2016 9:29:27 AM PST · by GonzoII · 11 replies
    ATLAHWorldwide/You Tube ^ | Jan 8, 2016 | Dr. Manning
    Dr. Manning explains that the people of Harlem are starting to look at Donald Trump.(7 Jan. 2016)
  • Our Most Divisive Political Issue

    12/26/2015 4:58:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    Can you name the most contentious issue in American politics? Here's a hint. It's being fought at the federal, state and local levels. And it doesn't go away. The struggle is persistent, ongoing, unending. Here is a second hint. The issue is not gay marriage, or gun control, or police brutality and or immigration. Those issues are either settled, largely settled, isolated or completely out of the control of local and state governments. Here is a third hint. The issue divides Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals. But it is especially divisive among Democrats and among people who call themselves...
  • New York Police Officer Is Said to Have Died After Being Shot in East Harlem

    10/20/2015 8:38:03 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/20/2015 | J. David Goodman
    A police officer who was shot in the head in East Harlem on Tuesday night has died from his injuries, according to two people with direct knowledge of the investigation. The officer was assigned to patrol public housing, the authorities said. He was shot around 8:30 p.m. near Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive and 120th Street, the police said. The officer was shot as he ran after a man who was reported to be armed with a gun, the police said.
  • K2, a Potent Drug, Casts a Shadow Over an East Harlem Block

    09/02/2015 11:34:35 AM PDT · by Theoria · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02 Sep 2015 | Nicholas Casey
    It was early afternoon when the man with the twitching legs was dragged from the ground into an ambulance. Another man selling books washed away the vomit.A man named Charlie Medina sat at the same spot a few days later, unable to remember his name before he fell into a trance with his jaw open and his eyes dilated.And the lovers. They were unable to find a room. One pulled off the other’s shirt and her bra, then started to kiss her bruised breasts while a small crowd gathered to watch.The people here on this stretch of 125th Street in...
  • Republican Presidential Candidate Ben Carson Stumps in Harlem

    08/12/2015 6:21:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    DNA Info ^ | 8/12/15 | Gustavo Solis
    Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson brought his message of self-reliance to the neighborhood on Wednesday during a campaign lunch with local business and religious leaders at Sylvia's. “What has happened traditionally, particularly since the 60’s, is you’ve got certain people saying, ‘There, there you poor little thing, you can’t take care of yourself, we are going to take care of you,’” he told reporters before sitting down for the meal, which was closed to the press. “And we got people who believe that they can't survive on their own, which is absolutely ridiculous.” The GOP hopeful, who was one...
  • Gunman at large after shooting 4 in Harlem deli

    06/24/2015 2:36:57 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/24/15 | Larry Celona and Shawn Cohen
    Four people were shot at a Harlem deli Wednesday afternoon, police said. The gunman opened fire inside the 20 Stars deli on East 132nd Street near Madison Avenue around 3:30 p.m., cops said. A 25-year-old man was shot in the head and a 17-year-old man was shot in the torso. The chaos then spilled outside, with the shooter letting off several more shots
  • Pope Francis to star athletes: Don't forget to go to Mass

    05/09/2015 3:27:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | May 7, 2015 | Elise Harris
    Pope Francis with the Harlem Globetrotters at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square, May 6, 2015. Credit: © L'Osservatore Romano. Vatican City, May 7, 2015 / 03:19 pm (CNA).- On Thursday Pope Francis demonstrated his keen interest in uniting sports with faith, telling members of Italy's Lazio club not to let training or competitions trump the spiritual essentials. “Sometimes it happens that a guy or a girl, due to training and competitions, forgets about Mass (and) catechesis...this is not a good sign; it means we have lost the scale of values,” the Pope told members of Italian sports...
  • Law firm: Dinosaur cheating tipped workers

    03/29/2015 1:00:29 PM PDT · by Kenny500c · 42 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | March 29, 2015 | Lauren Stanforth
    A New York City law firm known for filing class action lawsuits on behalf of chain restaurant workers is going after Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for what it says is the systemic underpayment of tipped workers like servers and bartenders. The law firm of Fitapelli & Schaffer said it has filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York involving all six New York state Dinosaur Bar-B-Que locations, including the one opened in Troy in 2010. Dinosaur has made tipped workers spend at least 20 percent of their time doing non-tippable work — like rolling...
  • Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to ‘keep them alive’

    02/09/2015 6:35:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly argued Friday that guns need to be kept out of the hands of minorities in order to keep them alive. While speaking at the Aspen Institute, Mr. Bloomberg, 72, said 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: a male minority between the ages of 15 and 25, The Aspen Times reported. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, the former three-term mayor said, according to The Times. “These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” Mr....
  • Hillary eyes Brooklyn for campaign HQ

    02/04/2015 2:55:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 2, 2015 | Amie Parnes
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Hillary Clinton is focused on housing her 2016 campaign headquarters in New York City — potentially in Brooklyn, which has emerged as a leading contender. Insiders say Clinton aides are looking at Brooklyn as a possible location, and that an office in White Plains, near the Clintons’s Chappaqua, N.Y., home, has been all but ruled out. For months, some in the Clinton universe thought that setting up the campaign in or around White Plains, a middle-class enclave with dozens of office parks, would be a good home for the former secretary of State’s second presidential campaign. But using Brooklyn for...
  • [6-24-2014]Primary day: The 6 big questions

    06/24/2014 10:47:22 AM PDT · by topher · 7 replies
    POLITICO.com ^ | 6/24/14 5:02 AM EDT | JAMES HOHMANN
    In a post-Eric Cantor world, anything seems possible. And Tuesday’s races in Mississippi, Oklahoma and New York offer fertile territory for upsets and surprises. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is the underdog in a runoff with state Sen. Chris McDaniel, and could end up the first Senate incumbent to lose this year. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) faces his toughest reelection challenge yet as he seeks a 23rd term. And Rep. James Lankford (R-Okla.) is trying to fend off a tea party-backed former state House speaker in the race for an open Oklahoma Senate seat. Colorado and Maryland also are holding primaries.
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel rap urges voters to turn out for Harlem's 'Original Gangster'

    06/24/2014 2:23:24 AM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/23/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Facing the toughest reelection fight of his career against primary challenger state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) has turned to unconventional measures to get out the vote ahead of Tuesday’s primary. He’s seen as vulnerable in part because of his age and long tenure in office, but the congressman has taken steps — quite literally, at times, dance steps — to dispel any notion that he’s unhip or out of touch. This weekend, he danced to the “Wobble” after being endorsed by a founding member of the Fugees at an event that also featured a customized rap about...
  • (Tax-cheat Charlie) Rangel didn’t pay rent on Harlem office but state bailed him out

    04/06/2014 3:01:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/06/14 | Michael Gartland
    New York City’s longest-serving congressman won’t pay his rent. State taxpayers were stiffed out of at least $87,000 when Rep. Charles Rangel stopped paying for the district office he rents in Harlem’s Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, records ­obtained by The Post show. His staffers’ excuse? They lost the lease, according to state Office of General Services correspondence. “I finally heard back from Congressman Rangel’s office and it seems we haven’t gotten the signed lease back because they lost it!” OGS real-estate specialist Sydney Allen wrote in a July 30, 2013, e-mail to a colleague that was ­obtained...
  • Vandalism of Harlem church sign being investigated as a hate crime (ATLAH)

    03/25/2014 4:56:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:04 PM | Michael J. Feeney
    The tables have turned. Police are investigating the vandalism of the inflammatory sign at ATLAH World Missionary Church in Harlem over the weekend as a hate crime. The unlikely situation stands to paint the church’s controversial pastor, James David Manning, who frequently adorned his marquee with blatantly vicious messages, in a sympathetic light. …
  • Charlie Rangel: "Our community’s 9/11"

    03/12/2014 9:31:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | March 12, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    Rep. Charles Rangel called an apparent building explosion and collapse in his home district in Harlem, New York the most “horrific” thing that has hit his home district in his time in Washington and his community’s Sept. 11. “I’ve never had anything this horrific that’s happened in my community since I’ve been in Washington,” Rangel told NBC’s New York affiliate Wednesday as news reports of the fire response continued to come in. “I hope that soon, and very soon, it will be contained and we can go back to some degree of normal normalcy.”
  • Buildings Collapse After Explosion, Fire In East Harlem

    03/12/2014 8:05:35 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 3/12/14
    Two buildings have collapsed after an explosion Wednesday morning in East Harlem. It happened around 9 a.m. on Park Avenue on 116th Street, the FDNY said. One of the buildings that collapsed had a piano repair shop with apartments above. The second building housed a church. Officials believe both buildings were 5-stories.
  • North Philadelphia meeting addresses gentrification (White people destroying neighborhoods)

    03/03/2014 4:21:10 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 68 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 03/03/2014 | VALERIE RUSS
    PEOPLE FROM all over Philadelphia came together Saturday to tell their stories about gentrification at the Church of the Advocate in North Philadelphia. Organizers had issued fliers calling for an "emergency town hall" to confront a "crisis facing black Philadelphia: the demise of our neighborhoods." In gentrification, some neighborhoods are targeted for revitalization - but the new development leads to huge rent or property-tax increases that often force longtime residents out.
  • The gentrification of Spike Lee: He marketed Brooklyn, cashed out and now complains

    02/28/2014 8:39:43 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/26/14 | Errol Louis
    Spike Lee’s obscenity-filled tirade about the gentrification of inner-city neighborhoods — caught on tape and posted online in all its mother-effing glory — perfectly captured the bitterness, confusion and circular logic that sends most conversations about New York’s ever-changing neighborhoods down a blind alley. Lee’s torrent of cussing and complaints mostly focused on how well-heeled white newcomers have allegedly ruined Fort Greene, where he grew up. Much of what he said was hilarious (“Have you seen Fort Greene Park in the morning? It’s like the mother-effing Westminster Dog Show!”). But some of it was downright offensive (“You can’t just come...
  • Vandals target Spike Lee’s former home after director’s gentrification rant

    03/02/2014 5:03:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 02, 2014
    Vandals targeted the former Brooklyn home of director Spike Lee days after a video of the director ranting against gentrification went viral. The vandals sprayed “Do The Right Thing,” on the front of the brownstone home in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn. The message is the title of one of Lee’s best-known movies, which tackles the subject of racial tension in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Lee’s former home had part of the title written on the side of its stoop. …
  • New York City to reroute trash from landfills to Brooklyn neighborhood to offset gentrification

    03/01/2014 9:13:37 AM PST · by orwell2112 · 22 replies
    Thoughtgrime ^ | March 1, 2014 | Sisyphus
    NEW YORK — (TG) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, acting swiftly in response to an emotional, expletive-littered denunciation of gentrification by perennially furious movie director Spike Lee, has issued an emergency directive ordering all refuse collected in the city to be dumped on up-and-coming Brooklyn enclave Fort Greene. The mayoral action is intended to address a number of concerns raised by Lee, a Fort Greene native, during a thunderous speech he delivered at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute on Tuesday. Lee, furious that white yuppies emboldened by a lack of violent crime now enter the neighborhood with impunity, delivered a...
  • Spike Lee’s Racism Isn’t Cute: ‘M—–f—– Hipster’ Is the New ‘Honkey'

    03/01/2014 3:05:35 AM PST · by oblomov · 35 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 26 Feb 2014 | John McWhorter
    It’s interesting that the director of the richest oeuvre of black films in the history of the medium doesn’t understand what the Civil Rights revolution was for. In his expletive-laced comments about the gentrification of Fort Greene during an interview at the Pratt Institute, Spike Lee seemed to think that what we Overcame for was to be grouchy bigots. Basically, black people are getting paid more money than they’ve ever seen in their lives for their houses, and a once sketchy neighborhood is now quiet and pleasant. And this is a bad thing… why? Lee seems to think it’s somehow...
  • Spike Lee Demands Caucasians “Get Outta” Black Neighborhoods

    02/27/2014 11:31:01 AM PST · by massmike · 64 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 02/27/2014 | Dave Blount
    White liberals have been very good to Spike Lee, pouring money and praise upon him in return for the excruciatingly politically correct movies he directs. Here he returns the favor exactly as we have come to expect: Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem. … Lee pointed the finger at white New Yorkers who have moved into historically black neighborhoods and changed the environment, arguing that those changes have caused the areas to evolve into...
  • Spike Lee Gets Brutally Honest When Discussing Gentrification in Brooklyn

    02/26/2014 3:35:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Complex City Guide ^ | 2/26/14 | Julian Kimble
    <p>The "Defend Brooklyn" hoodie that Spike Lee wore last night should've been a clear indicator regarding his thoughts on gentrification in the borough that raised him.</p> <p>Last night, Lee appeared at Pratt Institute for a Black History Month lecture, but the discussion quickly became a piercingly truthful rant from the opinionated auteur. Citing a New York Times article about the supposed good of gentrification, Lee unleashed a seven-minute tirade about how the changes in Brooklyn infuriate him, specifically the "Christopher Columbus Syndrome."</p>
  • Spike Lee rants about gentrification - New York's black culture being erased by white residents

    02/26/2014 12:11:24 PM PST · by dennisw · 121 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 26 February 2014 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The Brooklyn-raised director launched into an argument about the drawbacks of gentrification Compared Fort Greene Park to the 'motherf*****' Wesminster Dog Show' because it is so clean Lee was raised in Brooklyn but has lived in the Upper East Side since 2000 Spike Lee went on a long-winded rant against gentrification in New York City on Tuesday night when he was asked to argue against the development of poorer neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Harlem. The director, who has focused on racial issues and gentrification in his films, blasted an audience member at the Pratt Institute who started defending the changes...
  • Spike Lee explains expletive-filled gentrification rant

    02/27/2014 3:55:52 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 41 replies
    CNN ^ | 2//27/2014
    His parents still live there. He still keeps an office there. But it's not the same neighborhood he grew up in, and his feelings about newcomers now inhabiting once-blighted parts of America's most-populous city like Fort Greene slapped many people in the face after the famed director went into an expletive-laced rant during an African-American History Month lecture on Tuesday. Spike Lee on gentrification "I grew up here in New York. It's changed," Lee said at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, an art, design, and architecture school. "And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the South Bronx,...
  • NYPD arrests man in a possible 'knockout' attack in lower Manhattan

    01/17/2014 11:45:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 16, 2014 | Rocco Parascandola
    A 24-year-old man punched a man in the nose in a possible “knockout” attack in lower Manhattan Wednesday, and was caught minutes later, police said. Laval Woods of Harlem is charged with felony assault in the 2 p.m. incident for allegedly sneaking up behind the victim, who is 74, on Fulton St. and hitting him. A bystander saved the victim from hitting the ground, said witness Misha Erwitt. PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: Laval Woods of Harlem is arrested for punching a man in the nose at about 2 p.m. in Lower Manhattan.
  • Queens man breaks leg in Harlem attack, claims to be victim of the 'knockout game'

    12/15/2013 3:08:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 15, 2013 | Barry Paddock and Thomas Tracy
    A Queens man broke his leg Thursday in a horrific, unprovoked daytime attack similar to a “knockout game” strike, the Daily News has learned. Clifford Wong, 52, was leaving his job at a New York Lottery office in Harlem and was nearing his car on W. 126th St. near Lenox Ave. at about 2:30 p.m. when he saw a group of black teens watching him. “Something didn’t feel right so I crossed the street,” he said. “I took a few steps and in an instant one guy was in front of me.” “Where do you think you’re going?” the suspect...
  • A Revealing Hour in Harlem With Anthony Weiner

    08/09/2013 10:10:04 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 38 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 8-9-13 | Scott Conroy
    NEW YORK -- It was just a few minutes into Anthony Weiner's door-to-door canvass of a Harlem public housing complex Thursday night, and the New York City mayoral candidate was already agitated. As he scanned his staff-prepared list of apartment numbers and corresponding residents' names, the candidate shook his head in disapproval. "This is no good, the way you have this organized," he said to one of two young, female aides who were accompanying him. “This is N.G. -- not great.” A few minutes later, Weiner remained fixated on the quality of his staff’s advance work, voicing his displeasure in...
  • Unsuspecting Man Shoved into Traffic on 126th Street, Police Say

    08/01/2013 1:54:59 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 25 replies
    dnainfo.com ^ | 8/1/2013 | Jeff Mays and Aidan Gardine
    HARLEM — Police are looking for a suspect who they say shoved an unsuspecting 45-year-old man into moving traffic Tuesday morning while he was crossing 126th Street between Lenox and Fifth avenues. The sudden shove was so hard that the victim's feet left the ground and he was launched into the rear passenger door of a moving car about 9:40 a.m., police and witnesses said. "If he had been pushed a microsecond earlier he would have been killed," said Eric Nunlee, 36, a creative director who witnessed the incident as he was jogging along 126th Street. Nunlee said the man...
  • Harlem hammer horror

    07/23/2013 4:08:30 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 23, 2013 | KIRSTAN CONLEY and DANA SAUCHELLI
    Two men were attacked blocks apart in Harlem early yesterday by a hammer-wielding gang of thugs, police sources said. snip Sources said he was set upon by a gang of five or six black males wearing white T-shirts, and that at least one of the goons struck him over the head with a hammer.
  • Illegal Status Keeps Immigrant Tenants In Poor Housing

    11/15/2012 4:08:04 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    The Uptowner ^ | Nov 15th, 2012 | Sune Engel Rasmussen
    “It’s very dirty here, all the apartments have rats,” says Catalina Espinosa, 34, who opens her door on the fifth floor carrying an infant son with one arm while a daughter peeks out from behind her. Three stories below, Tino Torres, 40, has lived with rodents for all his five years in this building at 1985 Amsterdam in Washington Heights. “The rats crawl from the kitchen into my bedroom,” he says. For many uptown immigrants, coming to America hasn’t meant an upgrade in housing. “In the last five years, it’s one of the worst buildings I have seen,” Luis Manuel...
  • Howard Stern Does It Again: Interviews Obama Supporters in Harlem, Hilarity Ensues

    09/24/2012 2:17:00 PM PDT · by grundle · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 24, 2012 | Becket Adams
    Remember back in 2008 when shock jock Howard Stern had his associates conduct “man on the street” interviews with Obama supporters? We’re sure you do. The results were both hilarious and depressing (depending on your political persuasion, of course). Why were the results of the 2008 experiment hilarious/depressing? Because it became painfully clear that many of the people interviewed by Stern’s team had absolutely no idea what they were talking about or why they were supporting candidate Obama. And if you thought it was funny (and/or depressing) in 2008, you’ll really enjoy the 2012 edition. Yes, Stern’s cohort once again...
  • Officer Phillip Cardillo Cannot Be Memorialized Thanks to Louis Farrakhan

    08/14/2012 3:58:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | August 5, 2012 | Sara Noble
    That stellar symbol of Chicago values, Rahm Emanuel, is working with Louis Farrakhan, purveyor of hatred and bigotry, on the Chicago crime wave. Meanwhile, Farrakhan is being allowed to block a Harlem memorial for murdered police officer, Phillip Cardillo. It was Farrakhan’s own people who killed the officer. …
  • Harlem Then and Now (Thomas Sowell)

    08/06/2012 12:15:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 7, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    Books about the history of Harlem have long fascinated me — my favorite being "When Harlem Was in Vogue" by David Levering Lewis. However, a more recent book, titled simply "Harlem" by Jonathan Gill, presents a more comprehensive history — going all the way back to the time when the Dutch were the first settlers of New York, and named that area for the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands. Most of us today think of Harlem as a black community, but it was not that for most of its 400-year history. John James Audubon, famed for his studies of...
  • Harlem's 'Queen of Soul Food' Dies at 86

    07/23/2012 12:27:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    AM New York ^ | 7/19/2012 | IVAN PEREIRA
    Sylvia Woods, the owner of Harlem's famed Sylvia's restaurant, died Thursday at the age of 86. The "Queen of Soul Food" battled Alzheimer's disease for years and was surrounded by her loved ones during her final days, her family said in a statement. Elected officials from all over the nation expressed their condolences to Woods' kin, who still manage the 50-year-old restaurant. "She exemplified the entrepreneurial spirit that is at the heart of our city's success," Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement. Born in South Carolina, Woods and her husband Herbert moved to Harlem in the '40s and she...
  • Son kills sister, wounds mom in Harlem shootout: cops

    04/24/2012 6:33:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 24, 2012
    Authorities say NYPD officers wounded a suspect outside a Harlem apartment after he fatally shot a 13-year-old girl and critically injured her mother. Police say they responded to the Polo Grounds Houses at 2971 Eighth Ave. around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a call of a female shot. They found the victims inside an apartment. The girl had been shot in the head. Her 44-year-old mother was shot multiple times. The woman told police that the suspect was her 28-year-old son.
  • 12-Year-Old Boys Arrested for Allegedly Dropping Shopping Cart on NYC Mother

    11/01/2011 2:53:38 PM PDT · by Feline_AIDS · 36 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 11/1/11 | Fox News
    Two 12-year-old boys were in police custody after allegedly dropping a shopping cart four stories onto a New York City mother who was out buying Halloween candy for underprivileged children. Marion Salmon Hedges, a wealthy Manhattan real-estate agent, was struck in the head by the falling cart on Sunday while walking outside a Target store with her 14-year-old son in East Harlem, the New York Post reports. Gaurav Patel, a doctor who witnessed the incident, performed CPR on Hedges, who was later transported to Harlem Hospital where she remains in a medically-induced coma. "We heard a little boy just screaming,"...
  • Barbara from Harlem Inspires Tea Parties United Crowd (Video)

    10/16/2011 5:03:17 PM PDT · by PALIN SMITH · 16 replies
    Palin Smith reports ^ | October 16, 2011 | Palin Smith
    Tea Parties United is a growing federation of New York and New Jersey Tea Party groups that is making an impact in southeastern New York and northern New Jersey. TPU held a rally at the Platzi Brauhaus in Pomona, NY on Saturday afternoon, October 15, 1011. Hundreds of people attended the four hour event. Several notable speakers inspired the crowd, but nobody electified the patriots like Barbara from Harlem. If you don't know of Barbara, she is a frequent caller to the Mark Levin national talk radio show.
  • Man Is Arrested in Harlem Murder

    09/13/2011 9:13:19 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 14, 2011 | SEAN GARDINER
    Police arrested one man and were searching for two others Tuesday in connection with the murder of Manhattan high school basketball standout Tayshana "Chicken" Murphy.
  • Nation of Islam Leader Farrakhan Says Fort Hood Shooter Is Not a Terrorist Just a Good Muslim

    08/17/2011 2:42:11 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 50 replies
    Hate Preached In Harlem: Nation of Islam Leader Farrakhan Says Fort Hood Shooter Is Not a Terrorist Just a Good Muslim Who Was Driven Crazy By The Terrorist American Soldiers Who Rape Muslim Men, Woman & Families http://www.theblaze.com/stories/hate-preached-in-harlem-nation-of-islam-leader-farrakhan-says-fort-hood-shooter-is-not-a-terrorist-just-a-good-muslim-who-was-driven-crazy-by-the-terrorist-american-soldiers-who-rape-muslim-men-woma/