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  • Massive fire engulfs historic church on Orthodox Easter

    05/02/2016 11:20:09 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    nypost.com ^ | May 1, 2016 | Rosario, Sullivan, Wilson and Perez
    Parishioners watched in horror as a massive four-alarm fire engulfed a Serbian Orthodox church in Manhattan on Sunday — hours after hundreds celebrated Easter services, authorities said. “For this to happen on such a holy day, I don’t know what to say,” said Alex Velic, a 31-year-old churchgoer, as enormous fireballs erupted from the shattered windows of the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava on West 25th Street. “To see it burning like that is such a shock. It’s just so sad,” he said. “I can’t think of the words to express how I’m feeling.” A force of 170 firefighters...
  • Fire engulfs Serbian Orthodox cathedral in Manhattan on Orthodox Easter

    05/01/2016 4:52:54 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 41 replies
    RT ^ | 05.01.2016 | Twitter
    A huge fire has engulfed a Serbian Orthodox Church in downtown Manhattan, on the day that Orthodox Christians are celebrating the Holy Easter.
  • Midtown Manhattan cathedral engulfed in flames: 'Irreplaceable' 160-year-old Orthodox Christian...

    05/01/2016 6:38:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/01/16 | Chris Pleasance
    "Midtown Manhattan cathedral engulfed in flames: 'Irreplaceable' 160-year-old Orthodox Christian church is consumed by fire" A 160-year-old Orthodox Christian cathedral in New York has been completely destroyed after a huge fire tore through it on Sunday The blaze broke out at the Serbian Cathedral of Saint Sava on 25th Street in Manhattan's Flatiron district at around 7pm. It is not known how the fire started, though it is believed to have broken out on the first floor of the building before consuming the interior and roof. An FDNY spokesman said that nobody was believed to be inside the building at...
  • Middle Eastern student, 20, admits she slashed herself across the face in Manhattan

    04/01/2016 5:50:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/1/2016
    A 20-year-old woman who claimed she was slashed and called a 'f***ing terrorist' by an attacker in Lower Manhattan has owned up to carrying it out herself. The student, of Middle Eastern descent, was walking at 4.10pm on Thursday when she said a man appeared outside Trinity Church, near Wall Street. She alleged he was armed with a blade and wounded her on the left side of the face. The attacker was then said to have fled as locals heard a commotion. Emergency services were called after the woman contacted her father describing her injury and ordeal.
  • Here's Donald Trump's path to the magic number he needs to win the GOP nomination

    04/24/2016 7:29:58 AM PDT · by GilGil · 72 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/20/2016 | Allan Smith
    ALBANY — The head investigator for the state Board of Elections probed the 2014 fundraising efforts by Mayor de Blasio and his team on behalf of the Senate Democrats and found enough “willful and flagrant” violations to warrant a criminal referral to the Manhattan DA’s office. The Daily News obtained a bombshell memo state Board of Elections Chief Enforcement Officer Risa Sugarman sent to the board’s four commissioners on Jan. 4 recommending the referral. “I have determined that reasonable cause exists to believe a violation warranting criminal prosecution has taken place,” Sugarman wrote. “The violations discovered by this investigation can...
  • De Blasio Team Violated Campaign Finance Laws, Report Says

    04/23/2016 3:23:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 22, 2016 | WILLIAM NEUMAN and JESSE McKINLEY
    An investigation by the New York State Board of Elections found evidence of flagrant violations of campaign finance law by a team of people that Mayor Bill de Blasio created to raise money for Democrats running for the State Senate in 2014, according to a confidential board report. The board sent the report to Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, three months ago, prompting a criminal investigation into the fund-raising. The mayor’s Senate effort, which failed in its goal to wrest the legislative body from Republican control, has proved damaging to him in multiple ways. Democrats remained in...
  • The Only District In New York That Trump Appears to Have LOst Is The One He Lives In

    04/20/2016 12:34:26 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 63 replies
    Slate ^ | 04/20/2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    With 100 percent of election districts reporting, New York state's unofficial election-night results website has Donald Trump losing only one of New York's 27 congressional districts: The 12th, which covers parts of Brooklyn and Queens as well as the eastern side of Manhattan—including the Fifth Avenue block that's home to Trump Tower, which is where Trump lives and where the Trump Organization is based.
  • ‘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...
  • NYPD corruption scandal leads straight to de Blasio

    04/09/2016 7:45:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 7, 2016 | 11:29pm | Michael Goodwin
    As Bob Dylan told us long ago, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” These days, a foul wind blows from City Hall. With subpoenas issued, investigations spreading and at least one federal grand jury at work, the question isn’t whether Bill de Blasio’s administration has a corruption problem. The questions are how big is the problem, how many agencies are tainted and how high up the pecking order does it go? […] The two biggest and most recent scandals involve lucrative gifts and cash given to current and former top officers in the NYPD,...
  • A Brief History of the Most Important Restaurant In New York

    04/08/2016 11:36:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Town & Country ^ | APR 7, 2016 | HOLLY PETERSON
    ​When the doors of the famed Four Seasons shut for good this July, the golden age of the New York power lunch comes to an end. We talked to the most powerful people in New York about the scene."There has never been a restaurant better keyed to the tempo of Manhattan than the Four Seasons, which opened recently at 99 East 52nd Street." —Craig Claiborne, food editor and critic, New York Times, October 2, 1959 People assume it's always been all about the money inside, but that's a facile way to peer through the flowing chain curtains of the...
  • "Just Like In A Storybook" & "I'm In the Market for You" Manhattan Melody Makers

    04/06/2016 10:29:14 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Manhattan Melody Makers
    "Just Like in a Storybook" & "I'm in the Market for You" are played by the Manhattan Melody Makers.
  • Days of Rage (Anti-Trump Rally in Manhattan)

    04/03/2016 2:12:34 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Although this election cycle has been extremely entertaining-at least, for those of us with a Menckenian distaste for popular democracy-it has also been disturbing in a number of ways. The prospect of electing a politician facing down her second indictment in as many decades-and make no mistake, despite her manifold flaws as a candidate and individual she is the presumptive POTUS at this point-is deeply troubling. However, even more disconcerting is the widespread public indifference to the activist left’s decision to completely decouple itself from reality, to the point of summoning law enforcement because of its displeasure with chalkings expressing...
  • Hundreds Rally At Anti-Trump Protest In Manhattan

    03/19/2016 1:01:43 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 75 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 19 March 16 | Staff
    Thousands of protesters gathered in front of one of Donald Trump’s signature Manhattan buildings Saturday to protest the GOP front-runner. The protesters waved signs and played drums. They planned on marching toward Trump Tower, the Fifth Avenue skyscraper near Columbus Circle where Trump lives. Some protesters at the event told 1010 WINS’ Samantha Liebman that they couldn’t believe Trump has come this far in the election, and that they believe his rhetoric is divisive and racist. “We’re here because Donald Trump is the antithesis of what America stands for,” one Westchester man said. “We gotta make sure we get...
  • [BREAKING] Details on Threat Against Trump’s Son

    03/18/2016 8:22:51 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    The Daily Hornet ^ | March 18, 2016 | Daily Hornet / AP
    Police and the FBI are investigating a threatening letter sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump’s son Eric that contained a white powder, two law enforcement officials said Friday. Preliminary tests on the substance in the envelope sent to Eric Trump’s apartment Thursday indicated it was not hazardous, according to the officials. They were not authorized to disclose details of the threat and spoke on condition of anonymity.
  • You Won’t Get Arrested for Public Boozing (or Urinating) in Manhattan Anymore

    03/01/2016 7:29:39 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    observer.com ^ | 3/1/2016 | Jillian Jorgensen
    Go ahead and pop the champagne: the NYPD will no longer arrest most people who are caught drinking alcohol in public in Manhattan, the city announced today—but they can still get a summons. Unless it’s “necessary for public safety reasons,” the NYPD will no longer arrest people for certain low-level offenses in Manhattan, including public consumption of alcohol, public urination, littering and riding between subway cars or taking up more than one subway seat—and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. will no longer prosecute those infractions, his office said today. Offenders can still receive summonses, which require them to pay...
  • Construction crane collapses in lower Manhattan, killing at least one person

    02/05/2016 6:40:07 AM PST · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    Daily news MSN ^ | February 5, 2016
    One person was killed and another was critically injured when a construction crane tumbled onto a Tribeca street Friday morning, officials said. The crane fell on a row of parked cars when it toppled over on Worth St. near Church St. about 8:30 a.m. as heavy snow fell onto the city. One person died at the scene, officials. A second person was trapped inside a vehicle and was freed by responding firefighters.
  • Six debates in, Donald Trump shows more polish and control

    01/15/2016 12:41:43 PM PST · by Trumpinator · 29 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | January 15 at 12:35 PM | Jenna Johnson
    It was one of the most memorable moments of the night: Donald Trump defended his “New York values” with a calm, forceful, deeply personal reflection on what it was like to be a New Yorker after the 9/11 attacks. That moment showed just how far Trump has come as a candidate, revealing a style that was more purposeful statesman than bombastic showman. ...... Instead, Trump explained himself and his city. “When the World Trade Center came down, I saw something that no place on Earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than New York,” Trump said to warm applause,...
  • Politico Inadvertently Reveals Clinton Campaign Elitism

    01/04/2016 1:50:08 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 4, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Almost nothing screams political elitism louder than holding a Clinton campaign fundraiser hosted by Chelsea at the Tribeca SoulCycle in Manhattan almost on the eve of the Iowa caucuses. The funniest thing about the Politico article describing the yoga pants Hillary supporters fundraiser is that author Annie Karni seems to be completely unaware of how politically damaging it appears as she gushes about the upcoming trendie event: 
  • Pot Meet Kettle: Fiorina Accuses Ted Cruz Of Saying 'Whatever' Just To Get Elected

    01/03/2016 11:35:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Crooks and Liars ^ | January 3, 2016 | David
    Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina argued on Sunday that GOP voters should select her over Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) because he would say "whatever" to get elected. Speaking to CNN's Dana Bash, Fiorina defended her criticism of Cruz for shutting down the government in 2013 over President Barack Obama's health care reform law. "Ted Cruz is just like any other politician," Fiorina told Bash. "He says one thing in Manhattan, he says another thing in Iowa." "He says whatever he needs to say to get elected, and then he's going to do as he pleases," she insisted. "I think the...
  • Suspect in Attacks on Asian Women in Manhattan Found Dead of Apparent Suicide: Sources (Black Blogge

    06/23/2015 6:42:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    He seemed so stable, it’s a wonder how he wasn’t working for Media Matters. Curiously, like South Carolina killer Dylann Roof, he aspired to start a civil war. The suspect wanted in a string of recent attacks on Asian women in Manhattan has been found dead of an apparent suicide inside a basement on the Upper East Side, law enforcement sources said. The suspect, 25-year-old Tyrell Shaw, apparently hanged himself and was found in an elevator shaft on the 700 block of Madison Avenue, according to the sources. The body was positively identified as Shaw’s. What a shame. The writer...
  • Banker Suicides Return: DSK's Hedge Fund Partner Jumps From 23rd Floor Apartment

    10/24/2014 9:48:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 10/24/14 | tyler durden
    The summer, thankfully, has been largely bereft of the dismal trend of bankers committing suicide, but as Bloomberg reports, Thierry Leyne, a French-Israeli banker and partner of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the disgraced former chief of the IMF, was found dead Thursday after apparently taking his own life by jumping off the 23rd floor of one of the Yoo towers, a prestigious residential complex in Tel Aviv. This is the 16th financial services executive death this year.  Bloomberg reports that Thierry Leyne, the French-Israeli entrepreneur who last year started an investment firm with former International Monetary Fund Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn, has died....
  • Manhattan dentist arrested for child porn & accused of trying to spread HIV... once an AIDS activist

    11/21/2015 3:06:31 PM PST · by Perseverando · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2015 | Daily Mail Online Reporter and Kelly Mclaughlin For Dailymail.com
    John Wallace Wolf was arrested on Friday for sharing child pornography and intentionally trying to spread HIV The 59-year-old was ironically an AIDS activist who had previously fought for the rights of people with HIV In 1998, he took a fellow Manhattan dentist to court alleging he had discriminated against people with HIV Wolf was investigated by the FBI after a meth dealer who was arrested last March became an informant for the Brooklyn US Attorney's Office Wolf claimed to be HIV positive and 'at times punctured holes in condoms in an intentional attempt to spread the HIV virus...
  • Blaming Zionist Administrationfor Their Financial Plight CUNY Students to Hold Protest at Hunter Col

    11/11/2015 10:09:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | November 11, 2015 12:04 PM | Ruthie Blum
    Student groups planning a protest on Thursday at Manhattan's Hunter College are using classical antisemitic tropes for advertising. The rally is part of a nationwide campaign called "Million Student March," demanding tuition-free education and the cancellation of student debt. [...]... The Zionist administration invests in Israeli companies, companies that support the Israeli occupation, hosts birthright programs and study abroad programs in occupied Palestine, and reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education. While CUNY aims to produce the next generation of professional Zionists, SJP [NYC Students for Justice in Palestine] aims to change the university to fight for...
  • 1 dead, 2 hurt in Manhattan street shooting

    11/09/2015 5:17:39 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/9/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Emergency vehicles respond to the scene of a Manhattan shooting. (Credit: Twitter) One man was killed and two others injured during a Monday morning street shooting in the middle of Manhattan commuting time by Penn Station in New York City.
  • Man charged with robbing woman who was breastfeeding in Manhattan park

    11/06/2015 6:38:43 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 31 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5 November 2015 | Shayna Jacobs
    The sicko who allegedly attacked a breastfeeding mother in Fort Tryon Park has been indicted in connection to the twisted incident, prosecutors said Thursday. Juan Garcia's case was called in Manhattan Criminal Court where notice of the grand jury decision was filed. His appearance in court was waived by his lawyer.
  • A Church Near Ground Zero Reimagined: St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

    10/20/2015 11:25:13 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 7 replies
    wsj.com ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 8:54 p.m. ET | Ralph Gardner Jr.
    A Church Near Ground Zero Reimagined St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church Designed by Santiago Calatrava By Ralph Gardner Jr. Oct. 15, 2014 8:54 p.m. ET It took two hours of talking with architect Santiago Calatrava—we touched on rock climbing, the Swiss cheese dish raclette, Rembrandt’s self-portraits and New York City’s tradition of great civic architecture—before I realized how appropriate the placement is of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, which will overlook the 9/11 Memorial. And not just because it’s the rebirth of the church, a fixture in the neighborhood since the 19th century until it was destroyed by the collapse...
  • Anti-gun New York Democrat calls for infiltration of NRA

    10/15/2015 8:31:57 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 79 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 10/14/15 | Chris Eger
    One of the biggest champions for gun control in the Empire State, State Sen. Liz Krueger, D-Manhattan, is advocating taking over the National Rifle Association from the inside. After broaching the subject in a round table discussion with U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, who is a fan of anti-gun legislation at a national level, Kruger repeated it for clarity to the New York Daily News. “Perhaps if we all join, we could take over that group and start a new (gun control) platform,” Krueger said. “I think we outnumber the people who are members of the NRA and are so...
  • 2 Israelis Attacked in Manhattan (two Yeshiva students)

    10/09/2015 4:45:36 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    collive.com ^ | 10/9/15 | Mendi Toledano, COLlive reporter
    A Molotov cocktail was thrown at 2 Chabad Yeshiva students from Israel while visiting New York City on Friday afternoon, COLlive.com was told. The bochurim were part of a group that took the Subway from Brooklyn to Manhattan to perform the weekly Mivtzoim rounds, helping Jewish business owners and clients to do a Mitzvah. Yisroel and Yosef, both 19-year-olds who asked that their surname not be mentioned, were walking on W 37th Street near Ninth Avenue when one of them felt "an agitation." "A firebomb was thrown at them," said a brother of one of the students. "It exploded and...
  • Chick-fil-A Madness Comes To Manhattan

    10/03/2015 6:36:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 72 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 10/3/15 | Caleb Howe
    The great and terrible Chick-fil-A has come to Babylon. I’m pretty sure that’s a quote from Ghostbusters, right before the “dogs and cats living together” bit. Yes, the mighty and controversial, but undisputed King of chicken has come at last to New York City, and despite any past enmity, the city is thrilled and the residents are lined up for blocks to get the precious. Being from the south, Chick-fil-A has long been a passion of mine. If you’re wondering, I order the classic as is. I put a little mayo and mustard on it. I escape to euphoria. And...
  • How did Kerry's Iranian son-in-law met Vanessa Kerry? (FLASHBACK)

    A high profile marriage of an Iranian American doctor to actress Gina Davis was already reported (Link). But news now reveals that John Kerry's son-in-law is also an Iranian-American doctor. The news comes out shortly after Kerry faced staunch opposition from right wing pro-Israeli Republicans to his nomination as Secretary of State. In 2009 Dr. Vanessa Bradford Kerry, John Kerry’s younger daughter by his first wife, married Dr. Brian (Behrooz) Vala Nahed, an Iranian-American physician.
  • Trans Deaths, White Privilege

    08/22/2015 1:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 21, 2015 | Jennifer Finney Boylan
    IT was snowing in Maine on Jan. 9. I’d been to the dentist’s the day before. The staff there were pleasant enough when I changed genders 12 years ago. “We’ll just change your forms,” the receptionist had said, cheerfully. “It’s no problem.” That day, Papi Edwards, 20, a transgender woman of color, was shot to death outside a hotel in Louisville, Ky. If you’d told me in 2000, as a transgender woman just coming out, that I was a person of privilege, I’d have angrily lectured you about exactly how heavy the burden I’d been carrying was. It had nearly...
  • Security guard, gunman dead after federal building shooting

    08/21/2015 5:15:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    YAHOO.COM ^ | 21 AUGUST 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a security guard has died after a man walked into a federal building in Manhattan and opened fire. The guard, identified by his union as Idrisa Camara, died shortly after the shooting Friday evening. Police say the gunman walked through a side entrance of the building that houses an immigration court and other government offices. Chief James O'Neil says the gunman later shot himself in the head. He was found dead in the building. A law enforcement official identified the shooter as Kevin Downing, of Fort Lee, New Jersey.
  • Donald Trump arrives in Manhattan for jury duty amid throng of onlookers

    08/17/2015 9:53:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/17/2015
    After a whirlwind weekend campaigning in Iowa, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump took a break from the race on Monday to report for jury duty in a Manhattan courtroom. “Is his helicopter going to land here?” a wily New York judge, who did not give her name, joked to the Guardian. She confirmed that the crowd outside the courthouse where she works was unusually large, even compared to the crowds that greet other celebrity courtroom guests. The judge assessed the scene, then settled down with a hot coffee across the street to watch the spectacle, which included about 100 reporters...
  • Why the rich feel entitled to shoplift

    08/09/2015 9:46:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2015 | Amber Jamieson
    Items are often lifted by privileged shoppers who somehow feel they deserve more. “They’d pay for one of the things they were still holding but drop something extra in their shopping bag, like their own version of a free gift,” said the Sephora insider. At Anthropologie, some upper-middle-class women buy $400 kaftans and $500 clogs — and then “accessorize” for free. “We were taught that our prime shoplifters were women and girls who were regular shoppers at ­Anthro,” said one ex-employee, who every night would find piles of security tags in the fitting rooms that were taken off apparel that...
  • NYPD seeking suicidal artist who admitted he bashed 4 Asian women in the nose

    06/19/2015 12:41:52 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 06/18/2015 | THOMAS TRACY
    On his blog, the suspect said he's on a mission to find an Asian wife and his many rejections in approaching Asian women in the city have led to his game “Bash Asian Women in the Nose.” The man wanted for attacking four Asian women in Manhattan may be a suicidal artist and blogger who’s confessed to the crimes — claiming that he’s playing a game called “Bash Asian Women in the Nose,” police sources said Thursday. “I had to do it,” Tyrelle Shaw, 25, wrote on his blog “Mr. Talented.”
  • Theory of a founding father's (Alexander Hamilton)African ancestry

    07/23/2004 1:57:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 97 replies · 10,413+ views
    The Record ^ | July 23, 2004 | LAWRENCE AARON
    Theory of a founding father's African ancestry Friday, July 23, 2004                                              By LAWRENCE AARONAS MUCH as I thought I knew about Alexander Hamilton, the first treasury secretary, nobody ever told me he was black. Yes. You heard it here first, folks.And you'll think about it from now on every time you take out a $10 bill.Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow is the latest one to explore the theory.I was totally blown away by that information when a friend casually mentioned Hamilton's link to two significant anniversaries - the 250th anniversary of Columbia University, originally Kings College where he was schooled, and...
  • Arrest In Vicious Assault On Gay Couple In Chelsea (New York)

    06/18/2015 9:36:28 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    MYFOXNY.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF
    NEW YORK - A man wanted in the attack of a gay couple in the Chelsea section of Manhattan (NYC) last month has been arrested. Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, turned himself into police Tuesday. He faced a judge on two counts of felony assault and two counts of attempted felony assault. A judge set bail at $75,000. The May 5 assault at a Dallas BBQ on West 23rd Street was caught on video. The scary and wild attack unfolded as stunned diners looked on, some yelling "Stop!" A man is seen slamming a chair onto a gay couple then running off....
  • Graffiti artists suing 5Pointz owner for whitewashing their work from building

    06/17/2015 9:50:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 12, 2015 | Ginger Adams Otis
    Nine graffiti artists who spray painted creations across the world-renowned 5Pointz building filed a lawsuit Friday in Brooklyn federal court, seeking unspecified damages from the owner who whitewashed away their artwork. [Snip] The aerosol artists say they are owed substantial cash damages because Wolkoff painted over their al fresco works. [Snip] The iconic buildings had more than 350 works of visual art on the walls — inside and out — when Wolkoff destroyed them, the lawsuit said. The colorful, eye-catching creations were torn down for good last summer.
  • I lost $100M — and I’ve never been happier

    06/06/2015 4:54:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    nypost.com ^ | june 5, 2015 | jane ridley
    Manhattan writer Suzanne Corso, 46, was once a card-carrying member of the 1 percent — until her financier husband lost their $100 million nest egg in the 2008 fiscal meltdown. Here, the mother of one, who has just published her third novel, “Hello, Hollywood,” tells The Post’s Jane Ridley her very New York story of survival. My 6-year-old daughter doesn’t think twice about calling room service from our luxury residential hotel to order a $25 cheeseburger for herself. It’s November 2005 and we’ve been living in an 11-room suite at the Ritz-Carlton on West Street for a little more than two years. And...
  • New York Man Says Fortuneteller Scammed Him out $700K

    06/06/2015 1:02:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 6, 2015 | Associated Press
    A New York man who sought help from a fortuneteller to fix a romantic relationship says she scammed him out of more than $700,000. Now the allegations have the Manhattan psychic, Priscilla Delmaro, and another person facing charges of grand larceny. The 32-year-old Brooklyn man told police he consulted Delmaro in August 2013 who told him that evil spirits were keeping him from a woman he claimed to love and wanted to be with who did not share his same affections, The New York Times reported ( http://nyti.ms/1dU288a ).
  • Crane drops huge air conditioning unit down 30 stories in Midtown, damaging building and injuring..

    05/31/2015 1:18:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 121 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Greg B. Smith , Edgar Sandoval , Keldy Ortiz , Caitlin Nolan , Stephen Rex Brown
    A crane hauling an air conditioner into the top floor of a 30-story building dropped the heavy load Sunday morning, smashing parts of the building and injuring 10 people. Workers were loading the shipping container-sized machine into 261 Madison Ave. when a rigging strap holding the air conditioner broke, a city official familiar with the ongoing investigation told the Daily News. The chiller sheered the building as it fell. Debris rained down on Madison Ave. around E. 38th St. Part of the 30-story building's facade near the roof was bashed open.
  • Billionaire [Saudi] buys towering $95M Manhattan condo, report says

    05/31/2015 8:02:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    upi ^ | May 30, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    NEW YORK, - A Saudi real estate magnate is reportedly under contract to purchase the second-most expensive condo in New York City, for the price of $95 million. The towering unit, located at 432 Park Ave. in Midtown Manhattan -- the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere -- was placed under contract in 2013 but has yet to close, various news media reported. The buyer is said to be Fawaz Al Hokair, a Saudi real-estate magnate worth a reported $1.37 billion. Developers Macklowe Properties and CIM Group, as they do with all other buyers, declined to confirm Hokair's presence...
  • 29-year-old investment banker died after leaping from his Financial District apartment building

    05/29/2015 8:28:18 PM PDT · by bgill · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 29, 2015 | Julia La Rouche
    Witnesses told The Post that tourists snapped pictures on their cellphones of the gruesome aftermath. In the past year or so, there's been a spate of suicides among financial-services employees. Financial firms have been trying to do more to improve the lifestyles of their employees, especially younger ones.
  • You’re 45% more likely to be murdered in de Blasio’s Manhattan

    05/26/2015 10:31:49 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Larry Celona
    Murders are way up so far this year in Manhattan, The Post has learned. Sixteen people were killed around the borough between the first of the year and Sunday. Over the same period last year, the figure was 11. That’s an increase of about 45 percent. Shootings in the borough have also soared. There have been 50 “shooting incidents’’ since Jan. 1, compared with 31 in the same time period in 2014 — an increase of about 38 percent. Some of these “incidents’’ involved more than one victim. The number of shooting victims nearly doubled, from 33 to 61. ....
  • Silda Wall Spitzer to Host ‘Women Only’ Fund-Raiser for Hillary

    05/25/2015 8:51:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Silda Wall Spitzer, who knows a thing or two about moving onward and upward from a cheating husband, is hosting a women-only Manhattan fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton. Silda, along with Wall Street queen Alexandra Lebenthal, Heidi Miller, tech entrepreneur Geraldine Laybourne and Maroon Capital’s Ann Davlin, is hosting the “just for women” event for Hillary on June 1. Tickets cost $2,700 for the two-hour event...
  • Brooklyn teacher acquitted of drugging and raping middle school student demanding job back

    05/23/2015 6:56:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 23, 2015
    A Brooklyn teacher who was arrested in 2011 on charges of drugging and raping a middle school student is demanding that the city let her keep her teaching job, according to a new lawsuit. Claudia Tillery, 45, argues in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that she was acquitted of all criminal charges in April 2014 and the Department of Education’s hearing officer improperly used sealed evidence, DNA tests and the prosecutor’s testimony to toss her from the teaching post she's had since 1996.
  • Obama’s Crackdown on Dissent Has Made Conservatives a Little Paranoid — and Rightly [Read this]

    05/11/2015 2:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 11, 2015 | David French
    The year is 2023, and President Ted Cruz is ending the second of his contentious terms in the Oval Office. While his policies have been controversial — for example, undoing major social legislation (Obamacare) without a single Democratic vote — his administration’s continual expressions of hostility toward dissent have finally proved intolerable to millions of Americans. Liberal grievances date back to 2017, the first year of Cruz’s administration, when his Department of Homeland Security issued a report declaring that fears about economic stagnation and inequality combined with liberal hatred of a conservative Latino could foster left-wing extremism. Specifically, failure to...
  • Another coyote caught in Manhattan as police track down critter in Battery Park City: officials

    04/25/2015 11:26:03 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 25, 2015 | CAITLIN NOLAN
    Police caught another not-so-wily coyote Saturday morning in lower Manhattan after a nearly hour-long pursuit, officials said. The critter was first spotted around 7:30 a.m. in Battery Park City, police said. Cops quickly responded, chasing after the fast-moving critter on foot and in police cruisers, authorities said. The coyote was eventually cornered near a cafe at North Cove Marina about an hour after being first spotted, cops said. Police shot the animal with tranquilizer darts, placed it in a cage and brought it to Animal Care & Control’s East Harlem facility. It is unclear if the coyote captured Saturday was...
  • Welcome to rent control! 88,000 apply for 55 apartments

    04/21/2015 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2015 | NewsMachete
    Eighty-Eight thousand people (so far) have applied for 55 low-rent apartments in a fancy new condominium building on Manhattan's upper west side. The lucky few could get a two bedroom apartment for less than $1100 a month in the West 60's of Manhattan. To get tax breaks, developers of luxury buildings make some units available at below market rent rates, and this is what happened here. But as you can see from the number of applicants, this program will never produce enough low income housing. Rent control is the biggest obstacle to building new affordable housing; that's why nearly...
  • Kansas man accused of plotting to detonate bomb at Fort Riley military base

    04/10/2015 1:15:12 PM PDT · by VR-21 · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10 April 2015
    A 20-year-old Kansas man plotted to kill American soldiers with a vehicle bomb at the Fort Riley military base, an attack he planned to carry out on behalf of the ISIS terror group, prosecutors announced Friday. John T. Booker, also known as Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, was arrested as part of a lengthy FBI investigation. Federal authorities said he was arrested near the army base in Manhattan, Kansas, as he completed final preparations to detonate the bomb, which had, in fact, been rendered inert while he was under FBI surveillance. “As alleged in the complaint, John Booker attempted to attack U.S....