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  • De Blasio Announces Committee Members Who Will Review All 'Symbols Of Hate'

    09/09/2017 9:31:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Gothamist ^ | September. 9, 2017 | Emma Whitford
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday announced the 16-member committee that will review all "symbols of hate" on city property over the next three months. Announced in the wake of violence waged by white nationalists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last month, the group is tasked with establishing guidelines for how to assess statues and monuments "seen as oppressive and inconsistent with the values of New York City." The group will also make specific recommendations for "a select few items," according to City Hall. This number undoubtedly includes the statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle, which Mayor de...
  • Cinemas are seducing movie-lovers with gourmet food and booze

    09/09/2017 2:52:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 8, 2017 | Gregory E. Miller
    All the Raisinets in the world aren’t enough to sugarcoat this fact: In recent months, the Hollywood box office has been a disaster. In terms of attendance, Tinseltown just wrapped up its worst summer at the box office in nearly a quarter-century. That means theaters now have to fight harder than ever to get butts in seats. “For a very long time, movie theaters were not overly focused on pleasing the consumer,” says Eric Handler, a media analyst at MKM Partners. But in recent years, he says, theater owners have wised up to a novel idea: making the theater experience...
  • Judge to wiseguy: You should’ve thought before joining the mob

    09/07/2017 10:14:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2017 | Emily Saul
    A ​no-nonsense ​Manhattan federal court judge blasted an aged wiseguy Thursday before sentencing him to seven years in prison — saying he should have thought beforehand about joining the mob if he didn’t want to die behind bars. “There’s a long history of capos who have died in prison,” Judge Richard Sullivan coldly told 73-year-old Pasquale “Patsy” Parrello before handing down the sentence — which brought audible gasps of disbelief from the packed courtroom. “You must have understood this, you had 88 months to think about it before,” he added.
  • See largest container ship on East Coast pass under Bayonne Bridge for 1st time (PHOTOS)

    09/07/2017 6:09:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 69 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | September 7, 2017
    A new era for the Port of New York and New Jersey started this morning with the arrival of the largest ship to ever stop over on the East Coast.  The CMA CGM Theodore Roosevelt sailed under the newly-elevated Bayonne Bridge today on its maiden voyage to the United States, as locals gathered at Dennis P. Collins Park to watch the massive ship's arrive. Four times larger than the Statue of Liberty and the length of five football fields, the Theodore Roosevelt can carry more than 14,400 20-foot equivalent units (TEU). Owned by French shipping group CMA CGM, the ship made its...
  • NY Daily News to be sold to tronc

    09/05/2017 8:08:34 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 30 replies
    Newsday ^ | 9/4/17 | Zachary R. Dowdy
    The New York Daily News, a tabloid that once boasted one of the highest daily circulations in the nation, has been sold to tronc, the Chicago-based former Tribune Publishing company, the companies said Monday night. The News, a nearly 100-year-old media company, is based in Manhattan and was owned by Mortimer B. Zuckerman. “Adding an iconic media property like The Daily News not only expands our tremendous portfolio of newspaper brands, it also allows us to grow our digital platform and broaden our services for advertisers and marketers,” Dearborn said.
  • Cuomo, Schneiderman slam Trump's 'cruel' plan to end DACA

    09/04/2017 1:28:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | September 4, 2017 | Elizabeth Elizalde, Chelsia Rose Marcius and Stephen Rex Brown 
    Gov. Cuomo and State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman vowed Monday to make President Trump’s threat of deporting Dreamers into a political nightmare. Trump is reportedly on the verge of ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — but will delay enforcement of the revocation for six months to give time for Congress to act. The program, known as DACA, protects some 800,000 immigrants who entered the country illegally as children from deportation. Roughly 42,000 New Yorkers are Dreamers. “If he moves forward with this cruel action, New York State will sue to protect the 'dreamers' and the state's sovereign...
  • Inside the NYC schools critics call ‘failure factories’

    09/03/2017 9:26:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NYP ^ | September 2, 2017 | Susan Edelman
    They are the schools Mayor de Blasio doesn’t mention. At 32 city elementary and middle schools, the average English-math proficiency rate on state exams has not exceeded 10 percent of students for four years in a row. Seventeen of these schools — which enroll nearly 10,000 kids — have been part of the mayor’s signature Renewal program, which has spent $582 million on teacher training, social services and an extra hour a day of instruction. Four did so poorly that the city Department of Education closed them in June. ... Families for Excellent Schools, a pro-charter-school group that analyzed the test...
  • Anti-Muslim, Immigrant Flyers Left on Windshields Across from Trump Tower in New Rochelle

    08/30/2017 11:29:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Talk of the Sound ^ | August 31, 2017 | Robert Cox
    WARNING: some readers may find the images and description in this story disturbing. NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Virulent, graphic anti-Muslim, anti-immigrant flyers were distributed in the area across the street from Trump Tower in downtown New Rochelle overnight. The flyers were placed on the windshields of dozens of cars parked in the area of LeCount Place from Main Street to Franklin Avenue and from Main Street to Memorial Highway. The flyers were not signed or marked and no person or group has claimed responsibility. The poorly written flyers state "Ban all immigrants NOW and send their families home" and include...
  • Judge dismisses Palin defamation case against New York Times

    08/29/2017 12:12:47 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 119 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A federal judge dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports. Palin sued The Times for defamation after an editorial in the newspaper on mass shootings tied an ad run by the former vice presidential nominee to the 2011 shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (R-Az.).
  • Mayor de Blasio Signs 7 New Bills Aimed to Curb Smoking, Tobacco Use in NYC

    08/28/2017 3:23:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    Mayor de Blasio signed a sweeping series of anti-smoking bills Monday as part of a comprehensive effort to help reduce the number of smokers in the city by nearly 200,000 over the next few years. Nearly a million of people in the city still smoke, despite steady declines in smoking rates between 2002 and 2015, according to the health department. Speaking on Monday, de Blasio said he'd seen first-hand the impact smoking had on a family.
  • Is New York About To Face An Energy Crisis?

    08/24/2017 7:36:54 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 20 replies ^ | 24-08-2017 | Irina
    Amid the fracking boom that brought natural gas prices to historic lows and led to the transition of a lot of power generation capacity from coal to gas, New York and New England may face power shortages tantamount to an “energy crisis” due to state policies in recent years that have effectively banned fracking and blocked pipelines that would bring in gas, writes the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal. Ever since the previous governor, David Paterson, introduced a moratorium on fracking in New York back in 2010, the state has become a poster city for the drive towards...
  • Paychex adding 625 jobs at former Verizon building in Henrietta (New York)

    08/23/2017 2:09:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WHAM-TV ^ | August 23, 2017 | Jane Flasch
    Henrietta, N.Y. (WHAM) - Paychex is hiring in a big way. It has a five-year plan to expand in Henrietta that includes more than 600 new jobs. The company will also create a campus to consolidate other locations it currently leases around Monroe County. At the center of the expansion is a location where hundreds of jobs were lost earlier this year. The Verizon name remains on the building located on Calkins Road, but it is vacant. Last fall, Verizon announced it would close its call center and did so in January....
  • Comment: I was detained protesting in Trump Tower

    08/23/2017 12:18:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | August 23, 2017 | Melissa Byrne, For the Washington Post
    Like many events that end up with a person in handcuffs, my story begins in a bar. I was in Atlanta earlier this month for Netroots Nation, the annual meeting of progressive organizers and writers, when I overheard friends discussing how to resist President Trump’s first visit to Trump Tower. I jumped into the conversation: “Well, you call me, of course.” Twenty minutes later, we had a rough plan that we would unfurl a banner inside Trump Tower the following week. I have been to many protests since the inauguration, and I was proud to do my part. Together with...
  • Woman beats robbery suspect with his own gun

    08/21/2017 7:39:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/20/2017 | Daniel Prendergast and Emily Saul
    Three thrift store employees overpowered a robber who was wielding a shotgun in Long Island — including a woman who grabbed the weapon and beat the robber about the head with it, cops and witnesses said Sunday. Ronald J. Kelly walked into Island Thrift store carrying the firearm around 8:25 p.m. Saturday, and demanded the store manager empty the til, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. The woman grabbed the gun, and with the help of two other employees managed to wrestle him to the ground. “She grabbed the gun and started struggling with the guy,” store manager Rich...
  • Boston ‘antifa’ group lists pro-police symbol with hate symbols

    08/22/2017 1:21:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 21, 2017 | Larry Celona and Gabrielle Fonrouge
    The Boston “antifa” group lumped the thin blue line pro-police symbol with a list of white nationalist, neo-nazi and alt-right logos, enraged NYPD union officials said Monday. The thin blue line symbol is used to show support for law enforcement and commemorate fallen members who died in the line of duty and has become a symbol of police pride across the country and abroad. However, during the antifa protests in Boston over the weekend, it was shown on one of their posters as a symbol of hate to watch out for, next to images of an alt-right flag and a...
  • Horrified Wife Witnessed Husband’s Senseless Murder

    08/19/2017 9:44:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2017 | Khristina Narizhnaya and Kathianne Boniello August
    A native Texan who recently moved from Cypress Hills to Greenpoint because he thought it would be safer, was stabbed to death by a stranger in his new neighborhood — as his wife watched in horror. George and Christina Carroll were enjoying a stroll home along Monitor Street late Friday after checking out a new apartment and then hitting a local bar, when one of a pair of men hanging out on the steps of a school muttered something to them as they passed, the stunned widow told The Post. “It was basically, ‘What are you looking at?’ ” said Christina...
  • Lives of 18th Century British Troops Unfold in Upstate New York

    08/19/2017 3:04:47 PM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 16, 2017 | Paul Post
    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. — Stuart Sutton ... a retired industrial arts teacher from Glen Burnie, Md. ... has spent the past two weeks here, painstakingly scraping away more than 250 years of history at one of North America’s most significant 18th century military sites. Every summer from 1755 to 1759, Fort Edward was the base of operations for more than 15,000 British soldiers and officers in support of Fort William Henry in Lake George, N.Y., about 14 miles north, during the French and Indian War. Back then this region was a frontier wilderness.
  • NY Courts Spokesman Fired After Ssaying he 'Barely' Worked

    08/18/2017 1:13:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/18
    The New York state court system's longtime communications chief was fired Thursday after inadvertently telling a reporter that he "barely" went to work at his $166,000-a-year job. David Bookstaver's firing came a day after the New York Post reported he unwittingly dialed a reporter's voicemail, which captured him conversing with someone else — and acknowledging that he was sloughing off at the office. "I'm not doing anything. I barely show up to work," Bookstaver said in a part of the recording the newspaper posted online.
  • New York Is Named After A Horrendous Slave Trader (Oh Noes)

    08/18/2017 4:02:46 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies ^ | Thomas Phippen
    New York, both the city and the state, is named after the house of York and particularly for James Stuart, then Duke of York, one of the most successful slavers in colonial American history. President Donald Trump wondered aloud during a raucous press conference Tuesday whether the impulse to tear down memorials to leaders of the Confederacy like Gen. Robert E. Lee would slip into calls to remove monuments to America’s founders, like Thomas Jefferson and George Washington, both of whom owned slaves. The memory of slavery is enshrined in the name New York as well as the name of...
  • Cuomo Urges U.S. Army to Rename Confederate Streets in Brooklyn in Wake of Charlottesville Violence

    08/16/2017 2:19:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 16, 2017 | Kenneth Lovett
    Gov. Cuomo Urges U.S. Army to Rename Confederate Streets in Brooklyn in Wake of Charlottesville ViolenceGov. Cuomo on Wednesday called on the U.S. Army to reconsider its recent decision not to rename two streets in Brooklyn honoring Civil War Confederate generals. “Renaming these streets will send a clear message that in New York, we stand against intolerance and racism, whether it be insidious and hidden or obvious and intentional,” Cuomo wrote in a letter sent to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. The Army on Aug. 7 denied requests from New York congressional members to change the names of Stonewall Jackson...