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  • Clinton friend may have been spy's target

    06/29/2010 1:38:16 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | 06/29/2010 | Ben Smith
    A leading Democratic fundraiser and close political ally of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have been a target of the alleged ring of Russian spies arrested yesterday by federal authorities. The president of the high-end tax accounting and financial advising firm Morea Financial Services confirmed earlier today that the alleged spy "Cynthia Murphy" was a longtime employee and a vice president at the company, which is located on lower Broadway in Manhattan. Federal and state campaign finance filings suggest that the little-known company manages the finances of one of New York's top Democratic financiers: Alan Patricof, a venture capital...
  • NY-NJ Gateway Project: Critical Fixes, Big Builds

    12/11/2017 8:00:32 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Engineering News-Record ^ | November 15, 2017 | Tom Stabile
    The nearly $30-billion Gateway program to overhaul Northeast Corridor rail lines between Newark and New York City, an array of tunnels, bridges and viaduct over wetlands has two main thrusts: rehabilitation and expansion. These objectives are deeply intertwined—the project team must build new structures in the huge effort before it can upgrade old ones. That’s why digging two 1.4-mile, 28-ft-dia train tunnels under the Hudson River—an estimated $12.9-billion project component—isn’t just an expansion job but a lifeline to free a pair of 107-year-old tubes heavily damaged by Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and in need of a rebuild. It’s also why...
  • Manhattan terrorist pleads not guilty

    11/28/2017 6:05:15 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/17 | Elad Benari
    Manhattan terrorist pleads not guilty Sayfullo Saipov, who is accused of killing eight people in New York City on Halloween, pleads not guilty to federal terrorism charges. Sayfullo Saipov, who is accused of killing eight people in the terror attack in New York City on Halloween, pleaded not guilty to federal terrorism charges Tuesday, reports Fox News. Saipov, 29, faces eight counts of murder in aid of racketeering, 12 counts of attempted murder in aid of racketeering, one count of providing and attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State (ISIS) and one count of violence and destruction of...
  • Racist graffiti painted on car near K-State was a fraud

    11/06/2017 4:22:17 PM PST · by skimbell · 32 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 11/6/17 | MAR ROSE WILLIAMS
    An incident in which racist slurs were painted on a car near the Kansas State University campus last week was a hoax, and the man who painted the slurs has apologized. Riley County Police reported Monday afternoon that the owner of the car, Dauntarius Williams...
  • Sonny Rollins Spent A Mythical 'Night at the Village Vanguard' 60 Years Ago Today

    11/03/2017 9:38:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NPR ^ | November 3, 2017 | Nat Chinen
    One of the greatest jazz albums ever made was recorded 60 years ago today. It's A Night at the Village Vanguard, a live date by saxophonist Sonny Rollins, featuring a muscular backdrop of bass and drums. It's not a carefully plotted concept album, nor a manifesto, but a document with the slangy nonchalance of a conversation overheard on the street, extemporaneous and unburdened. It's a slice of musical vrit that captures a true master of the form on a good day, in a generous and jocular mood. At 87, Rollins is an acknowledged eminence in American culture: Earlier this year...
  • Allahu Akbar-itis: America's Deadly and Debilitating Disease

    11/01/2017 4:43:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    "Shout 'Allahu Akbar,' because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers." Who knew hijacker Mohammed Atta's parting words, discovered in his journal after the 9/11 attacks, would become a national punchline? The louder and more frequently jihadists around the globe shriek their signature battle cry, the more fervently multicultural apologists deny its meaning. They've transformed the Islamic supremacists' obvious and explicit call for violence into a bland utterance of peace as indiscernible and nonsensical as "Aloha Snackbar." With blood still fresh on the pavement in Manhattan after Monday's outbreak of Allahu Akbar-itis that took at least eight innocent...
  • Act of terror: At least 8 dead, 11 injured in truck rampage on lower Manhattan bike path; lone wolf

    10/31/2017 12:41:56 PM PDT · by SomeCallMeTim · 504 replies
    PIX 11 NYC TV ^ | 10/31/2017 | Aliza Chasan
    Apparently, an active shooter and perhaps a truck attack going on NOW in lower Manhattan....
  • PA's first diverging diamond interchange finished

    09/16/2017 1:04:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 56 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | August 24, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced the completion of the state's first-ever diverging diamond interchange (DDI), located on Interstate 70, according to Equipment World. The DDI design eliminates left turns across oncoming traffic, improving vehicle flow and decreasing the chance of accidents. The agency also chose the DDI configuration because it could use the former interchange's cloverleaf footprint, reducing the impact of construction on the area. PennDOT said it modified the traditional DDI design slightly. Dive Insight: Design is one way transportation agencies are combating gridlock resulting from increased traffic. Other tools in DOT arsenals are...
  • Tom Colicchio Changes His Restaurants Racially Tinged Name

    08/29/2017 12:11:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 22, 2017 | Kim Severson
    In an age of careful branding, restaurateurs put a lot of thought into choosing just the right name. Rarely will they go to the trouble and expense of changing it. Yet the chef Tom Colicchio is dropping the name of his newest Manhattan restaurant, Fowler & Wells, after learning that it has historically racist connotations. The new name is Temple Court. Fowler & Wells, which opened last October, was named for a publishing company and scientific institute that once operated in a building on the same site in the financial district; that building was later torn down, replaced by Temple...
  • Stores Take Flight From Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

    08/07/2017 8:40:12 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 4, 2017 | Rachel Abrams
    Bergdorf Goodman. Tiffany & Company. Louis Vuitton. Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is to shopping what Broadway is to theater, defined by the marquee names that for decades have occupied some of New York Citys most prized real estate. But lately, the avenues glittery window displays have been changing more quickly, as retailers have streamed in and out. Tourism has slowed while online shopping has sped up, making it harder for companies to justify the cavernous spaces and sky-high rents along the shopping strip.
  • Lady of leisure: Hillary Clinton enjoys girls' day out in New York City

    08/07/2017 8:06:49 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 6, 2017 | Daily Mail
    It was a girls' day out for Hillary Clinton as she and two friends shopped along New York's Madison Avenue on Saturday. The former first lady was dressed in a navy blue ensemble, along with black flats, as she laughed and walked on the city streets with her gal pals. Flanked by three walking Secret Service agents and two Secret Service vehicles behind, Hillary was greeted by members of the public who seemingly showed support, taking selfies and giving hugs. The former Secretary of State stopped into Kate Spade, Asprey and a stationary store before getting into her car and...
  • Manhattan anti-Sharia demonstration dwarfed by Islam-supporting counter-protesters

    06/10/2017 1:17:42 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 37 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | 06/10/2017 | Dale W. Eisnger
    Anti-Muslim protesters marching in Lower Manhattan Saturday were met by a larger group of counter-protesters who drowned them out with chants of their own. The two sides squared off in Foley Square, where ACT for America, a lobbying organization opposed to Muslim immigration, organized a March against Sharia - part of a series of nationwide marches the group organized Saturday. About 100 demonstrators carrying signs with anti-Islamic slogans one reading simply NO MORE MUSLIMS shouted against Sharia law, which ACT for America argues is threatening the United States. The organization is designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center...
  • Judge: Iran-backed company behind NYC office tower

    09/16/2013 7:55:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2013 10:42 PM EDT | Larry Neumeister
    An office tower is subject to forfeiture because revenue from it was secretly funneled to a state-owned Iranian bank in violation of a U.S. trade embargo, a judge ruled Monday. The U.S. government had said the Alavi Foundations sole partner in the ownership of the 36-story Manhattan building was a shell company fronting for a secret interest held by the state-owned bank of Iran, Bank Melli. The Iranian government has been designated by the U.S. as a sponsor of international terrorism, an allegation it has repeatedly denied.
  • Mayor Addresses Protesters at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Rally in Battery Park

    02/13/2017 3:53:59 AM PST · by csvset · 10 replies
    Ny1 ^ | 12 Feb 2017 | Courtney Gross
    Mayor Addresses Protesters at Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society Rally in Battery Park By Courtney Gross Updated Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 06:25 PM EST Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed of thousands of protesters today at a rally in lower Manhattan to support refugees. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, a Jewish non-profit that aims to protect refugees held the event at Castle Clinton in Battery Park at 11 a.m. Organizers said they were calling on elected officials to keep America's doors open to refugees fleeing violence and persecution. "This is what a fight for conscience looks like," de Blasio said to...
  • You will NOT BELIEVE who was best man at John Kerrys daughters wedding

    07/28/2015 5:08:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 89 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 7/28/15 | Michele Hickford
    **SNIP** Zarif is the current minister of foreign affairs in the Rouhani administration and has held various significant diplomatic and cabinet posts since the 1990s. He was Kerrys chief counterpart in the nuclear deal negotiations. Secretary Kerry and Zarif first met over a decade ago at a dinner party hosted by George Soros at his Manhattan penthouse. What a surprise. I have to say, connecting the dots gets more and more frightening. But it gets even worse. Guess who was the best man at the 2009 wedding between Kerrys daughter Vanessa and Behrouz Vala Nahed? Javad Zarifs son.
  • Manhattan culinary staple China Fun shutters, blaming government over-regulation(!)

    01/08/2017 7:11:07 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 1/8/2017 | Larry McShane
    For 25 years, China Fun was renowned for its peerless soup dumplings and piquant General Tsos chicken. What left a bad taste in the mouths of its owners and loyal patrons was the restaurants sudden Jan. 3 closing, blamed by management on suffocating government demands. The climate for small businesses like ours in New York have become such that its difficult to justify taking risks and running nevermind starting a legitimate mom-and-pop business, read a letter posted by the owners in the restaurants front door. The state and municipal governments, with their punishing rules and regulations, seems to...
  • Lower East Side Shooting Leaves 1 Man Injured

    01/06/2017 8:23:16 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 4 replies
    ABC-7 ^ | Tuesday, January 03, 2017 10:00AM1/03/17
    A man was shot in the shoulder Tuesday during a dispute on the Lower East Side, possibly involving people in several vehicles. The 31-year-old was struck in the left shoulder at the intersection of Hester and Essex streets just after 5 a.m.http://abc7ny.com/news/man-injured-in-lower-east-side-shooting-/1683625/
  • Mysterious Military Flyover Above Manhattan Was A Trump "Emergency Relocation Drill"

    12/21/2016 7:26:01 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-21-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenDecember 21, 2016 One week ago, New Yorkers were captivated, and unnerved, by a 40-minute long military exercise in which one USAF C-130 and several HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters could be seen circling at very low altitudes above Manhattan. While the US military kept silent about the overflight, U.S. Air Force Col. Nicholas Broccoli, the vice commander of the Air National Guards 106th Rescue Wing, said the aircraft were conducting "standard military training." However, one look at the flight pattern of the plane shows there was seemingly little that was "standard" about a C-130(snip)Today we learn that the overflights...
  • Military plane circles low over Manhattan, prompts brief widespread confusion

    12/13/2016 4:08:55 PM PST · by Truth29 · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | December 13, 2016 | Oliver Darcy
    A military plane that flew over Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon briefly caused widespread confusion as New Yorkers wondered why the aircraft was circling so low over the city. A spokesman for the FAA told Business Insider in a statement that the C-130 spotted overhead was conducting authorized flights over New York City in coordination with FAA air traffic control. Col. Nicholas Broccoli of the 160th Rescue Wing added to The Washington Post that the plane was simply carrying out standard military training. Aviation writer Jason Rabinowitz, however, said on Twitter that it is not normal for military aircraft to circle...
  • LeBron won't stay at Trump hotel with team

    12/05/2016 6:39:08 PM PST · by entropy12 · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/2016 | Blog Briefing Room
    LeBron won't stay at Trump hotel with team Getty Images A group of Cleveland Cavaliers players are refusing to stay at a Trump hotel in New York City, according to ESPN. The Cavaliers have a contract with Trump SoHo hotel in lower Manhattan, but a group of players have been excused from staying there. LeBron James is among the players who will not stay at the hotel, ESPN reports. James endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton about a month before she lost the election to Donald Trump.