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  • EXCLUSIVE: Columbia U blocks NYPD’s effort to expand ShotSpotter gun detection technology

    05/29/2016 9:27:46 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 29, 2016 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA, CHAUNCEY ALCORN, STEPHEN REX BROWN
    The NYPD is eagerly expanding the use of ShotSpotter technology to detect gunfire around the city, but one institution isn’t on board: Columbia University. Police sources say the Ivy League school declined a request from the NYPD to install the unobtrusive sensors on campus, without giving a reason. “Columbia is an ideal location because of how it’s situated,” a police source told the Daily News. “We have no idea why they said no. Do they not want to be seen as cooperating with law enforcement?” A Columbia spokesperson said the university is “continuing to review this proposal.” The ShotSpotter sensors...
  • New York City can enforce rule on salt warnings in restaurants: court

    05/27/2016 11:37:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 26, 2016 4:52pm EDT | Karen Freifeld
    New York City can enforce a rule requiring chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items high in sodium, a New York appeals court ruled on Thursday. In February, a New York state judge upheld the rule, knocking down a challenge by the National Restaurant Association. But the Appellate Division, First Department, temporarily stopped New York City from enforcing it. The court lifted has now lifted that interim order. The rule, believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, requires city restaurants with 15 or more locations nationwide to post a salt shaker encased in a...
  • NYC gets OK to issue salt fines during appeal

    05/27/2016 5:44:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    AP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jennifer Peltz
    New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for chain restaurants to use icons to warn patrons of salty foods after getting an appeals court's go-ahead Thursday to start issuing fines. But it's not the final word on whether the regulation will stand. The novel rule took effect in December, and some eateries already have added the requisite salt-shaker-like icons to menu items that contain more salt than doctors recommend ingesting in an entire day.
  • New York City is about to become a lot more disgusting

    05/26/2016 10:11:55 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Michael Gartland
    Scofflaws of New York, rejoice — the City Council has cleared the way for you to litter, loiter and pee in the street to your heart’s content. New legislation dubbed the “Criminal Justice Reform Act” was passed by lawmakers Wednesday, giving miscreants a get-out-of-jail-free card by eliminating the criminal penalties on a raft of quality-of-life crimes. The disgusting and disturbing acts that the council voted to decriminalize include drinking alcohol out of a paper bag, lurking in parks after hours, urinating in the street and making enough of a racket to violate the noise code. Under the legislation, which Mayor...
  • New York City is about to become a lot more disgusting

    05/26/2016 5:48:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Michael Grantland
    Scofflaws of New York, rejoice — the City Council has cleared the way for you to litter, loiter and pee in the street to your heart’s content. New legislation dubbed the “Criminal Justice Reform Act” was passed by lawmakers Wednesday, giving miscreants a get-out-of-jail-free card by eliminating the criminal penalties on a raft of quality-of-life crimes.
  • NYC Recognizes 31 "Genders" (vanity; pdf at link)

    05/25/2016 1:03:42 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Commission on Human Rights One's internal, deeply-held sense of one’s gender as male, female, or something else entirely. A transgender person is someone whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. GENDER IDENTITY In New York City, it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression in the workplace, in public spaces, and in housing. The NYC Commission on Human Rights is committed to ensuring that transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers are treated with dignity and respect and without threat of discrimination or harassment. External representations of gender as expressed...
  • NYC recognizes thirty-one (31) genders

    05/25/2016 2:30:07 PM PDT · by upchuck · 11 replies
    May 25, 2016
    This is ridiculous! New York City now recognizes 31 forms of gender dysphoria.PDF file (363KB download) h/t to a New Jersey friend.
  • New York Times Co. to Offer Buyouts to Employees

    05/25/2016 7:20:51 AM PDT · by McGruff · 38 replies
    The NY Times ^ | MAY 25, 2016 | KATIE ROGERS
    The New York Times will offer voluntary buyout packages to members of the newsroom and several business departments at the end of the month, the company announced on Wednesday. In a memo, members of the executive committee, including Arthur Sulzberger Jr., the newspaper’s publisher, and Dean Baquet, its executive editor, said that the buyouts were a part of the company’s larger mandate to build a more digitally focused newsroom, and to reach its stated goal of doubling digital revenue by the year 2020. “These plans will no doubt lead to new initiatives and investments,” the memo said. “At the same...
  • New York City Lets You Choose From 31 Different Gender Identities

    05/24/2016 1:49:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2016 | Peter Hasson
    Individuals living in New York City can choose from a minimum of 31 different gender identities, many of which allow them to fluctuate between some version or combination of male or female identities. Businesses that don’t respect and accommodate an individual’s chosen gender identity risk incurring six-figure fines under rules implemented by the city’s Commission on Human Rights. The list of protected gender identities is available online and includes options such as “gender bender,” “two spirit,” “third sex,” “androgynous,” “gender gifted,” and “pangender.” A city official speaking on background confirmed to The Daily Caller that all of the listed identities...
  • Banker Plunges to His Death After Eating Magic Mushrooms

    05/23/2016 2:14:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | Tina Moore
    A Merrill Lynch analyst ate a handful of magic mushrooms in his Manhattan apartment Sunday morning — and then plunged to his death out of his 26th-floor window, police sources said. Alex Lagowitz, 23, was found dead on a third-floor, outdoor patio around 10 a.m. — directly below his bedroom window at Windsor Court on East 31st Street and Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill, the sources said.
  • Banker plunges to his death after eating magic mushrooms

    05/23/2016 12:27:11 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 86 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2016 | by Tina Moore
    A Merrill Lynch analyst ate a handful of magic mushrooms in his Manhattan apartment Sunday morning - and then plunged to his death out of his 26th floor window. Alex Lagowitz, 23, was found dead on a third floor, outdoor patio around 10 a.m. - directly below his bedroom window at Windsor Court on East 31st Street and Lexington Avenue in Murray Hill. It’s still unclear if he purposely jumped or lost his balance and fell out of the window.
  • Only Fitting de Blasio Could Be Taken Down By Trash Bags

    05/18/2016 6:28:30 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Garbage bags could help bring down the Blasio administration. Of many revelations about City Hall’s pay-to-play culture, the case of how New York came to buy a certain brand of trash bags caught the prosecutors' attention . Joseph Dussich, tried for nearly a decade to get the city to buy his Mint-X bags, which he says deter rats and squirrels. But he got the brush-off until he contributed $100,000 to Campaign for One New York, a slush fund de Blasio created. Presto, Dussich got a meeting with the mayor, a trial contract for $15,000, and then a deal worth nearly...
  • The odds of landing affordable housing in NYC are 1,000 to 1

    05/16/2016 4:38:45 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 12, 2016 | Yoav Gonen
    The odds of landing an affordable apartment through the city’s Housing Connect website have gotten so long, they’re now at about 1,000 to 1, officials said Wednesday. Housing Commissioner Vicki Been testified at a City Council budget hearing that 2,628 affordable apartments have become available online so far this year — drawing 2.54 million applications. -snip The number of applications represents a dramatic increase from fiscal 2013, when some 364,000 applications were submitted for just over 2,300 units.
  • US monument status won't guarantee Stonewall Inn's future

    05/15/2016 9:03:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2016 7:42 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    The area surrounding the Stonewall Inn is poised to become the first national monument dedicated to gay rights, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the property will always be a bar. There’s actually nothing in the national monument designation or even the city’s landmark law to prevent New York’s most famous gay bar from someday becoming a coffee shop, a frozen yogurt joint or anything else. […] The space was occupied for years by other businesses, including a bagel shop and a Chinese restaurant, before it reopened as a bar in the 1990s. In Stonewall’s current incarnation, under new owners since...
  • [NYPD] Union chief to ‘hypocrite’ Bratton: Resign!

    05/15/2016 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2016 | 12:49pm | Tina Moore
    The head of the city’s sergeants union accused Police Commissioner Bill Bratton of hypocrisy Sunday and called for his resignation. “What I am seeing on a regular basis now in the NYPD lately is, it’s a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ attitude, and this is coming directly from Commissioner Bratton,” Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said on John Catsimatidis’s radio show on AM 970. […] The union chief complained that everyone in the department was aware of ticket-fixing before that scandal broke and that it was part of the culture — but now that it has...
  • Chick-fil-A Dominates in NYC Despite de Blasio's Call for a Boycott

    05/12/2016 12:16:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 12, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a city-wide boycott of Chick-fil-A last week, and it appears the people of New York have answered that call. The answer is a resounding "no." Both midtown Manhattan locations are reportedly raking it in, with long lunchtime lines that often stretch around the block. Chick-fil-A boycott in New York not getting much traction ... https://t.co/KkYczjfXQf @ChickfilA @toddstarnes pic.twitter.com/Fs0Ogxq01L— Joni Hannigan (@JoniHannigan) May 5, 2016Last week, Mayor de Blasio-- who is currently fending off several state and federal ethics probes -- urged New Yorkers to avoid eating at the politically incorrect eating establishment. "What the...
  • NYC Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women (Crazy Mayor's Human Rights Commission Counters "Discrimination")

    05/11/2016 7:52:12 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 9th May, 2016 | Annie Hayes
    New York Bars Must Serve Pregnant Women Policymakers in New York have released new guidance which compels bartenders to serve pregnant women alcohol if they ask for it. Published on Friday 6 May by mayor Bill de Blasio and human rights commissioner Carmelyn Malalis, the document aims to precisely state what actions constitute discrimination on the grounds of pregnancy. The purpose of the document is to ensure that pregnant women are not discriminated against by employers and are provided a safe environment to work in. The guidelines read: “Judgments and stereotypes about how pregnant individuals should behave, their physical capabilities...
  • Police solve mystery behind Trump tombstone in Central Park (NYC)

    05/10/2016 6:12:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 09, 2016, 09:58 pm | Mark Hensch
    Police in New York City have identified the individual behind a mysterious tombstone bearing Donald Trump’s name, a new report says. Authorities on Monday said Brian A. Whitely, 33, placed the ominous monument in Central Park late last March, according to The New York Times. The paper on Monday reported that Whitely has not been charged with a crime related to the incident. …
  • Bartenders Can’t Refuse Pregnant Women Alcohol, New York City Says

    05/10/2016 3:14:44 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | MIKE McPHATE
    It can be an awkward order for a pregnant woman: A glass of merlot, please. But she is legally entitled to it, according to New York City. For the first time, the city is explicitly prohibiting restaurants and bars from refusing alcoholic drink orders to mothers-to-be, with new guidelines that say doing so would represent discrimination under the city’s Human Rights Law. “While covered entities may attempt to justify certain categorical exclusions based on maternal or fetal safety, using safety as a pretext for discrimination or as a way to reinforce traditional gender norms or stereotypes is unlawful,” the guidance...
  • NYC Mayor de Blasio forces bars to serve pregnant women

    05/09/2016 12:35:39 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 109 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Human Rights Commission released Friday new guidelines forcing bartenders in the city to serve pregnant mothers alcohol. The guidelines say discriminatory “stereotypes” about what is in the best interest of the health of the “fetus” are impermissible by law. “Judgments and stereotypes about how pregnant individuals should behave, their physical capabilities and what is or is not healthy for a fetus are pervasive in our society and cannot be used as a pretext for unlawful discriminatory decisions in employment, housing, and public accommodations,” the guidelines state. The new guidelines were issued to clarify...
  • Franklin Graham Blasts NYC Mayor de Blasio's Chick-fil-A Boycott Call as Intolerant Bullying

    05/08/2016 5:58:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/08/2016 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Rev. Franklin Graham has strongly condemned Mayor Bill de Blasio's call for a boycott of popular fast-food chain Chick-fil-A, which is opening a new location in the New York City borough of Queens, just because its Christian owners believe in the biblical definition of marriage. "Can you imagine a city where a popular, successful business is singled out and attacked by the mayor who calls for a boycott — all because the business owners let it be known that they operate by Christian principles and believe in God's definition of marriage?" Graham, the president of Samaritan's Purse and Billy...
  • Hundreds march across New York bridge for stricter gun laws

    05/07/2016 3:51:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2016 6:10 PM EDT | Julie Walker
    Hundreds of people carrying photos of loved ones killed by gun violence marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday to rally for stricter gun laws and chanted demands for action. The fourth annual march, held on the eve of Mother’s Day, was organized by the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “We are going to stand up and fight until our last breath because if we lose our children we have nothing left to lose,” said the group’s founder, Shannon Watts. …
  • Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun laws (Morons on Parade!)

    05/09/2015 6:48:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of men, women and children including fashion designer Donna Karan marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed. Held on the eve of Mother's Day, the third annual march from Brooklyn to Manhattan was organized by the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
  • Body with 'cement shoes' found washed up on Brooklyn shoreline

    05/07/2016 10:22:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 49 replies
    CNN ^ | 12:26 PM ET, Sat May 7, 2016 | By Laura Ly
    It's the stuff of mafia lore -- a doomed target thrown into the depths of the ocean, with his feet encased in cement. And yet, on an unseasonably cool morning in Brooklyn, a body with so-called "cement shoes" washed ashore this week, igniting the mystery of who committed the crime, and why. Authorities have identified the body as that of a 28-year-old suspected gang member named Peter Martinez. Martinez was found wrapped in "black plastic bags, his arms were tied behind him, and his feet were submerged in poured concrete," said New York Police Chief of Department Robert Boyce. Martinez'...
  • Cement shoes, fabled anchor to watery grave, surfaces in Brooklyn

    05/06/2016 8:19:35 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 48 replies
    http://www.nytimes.com ^ | May 4, 2016 | Michael Wilson
    It is as iconic an image from the criminal underworld as the Tommy gun, or the getaway car, a grim last act for the unfortunate soul whose life is about to end in a new pair of footwear. Cement shoes.
  • Don't Go to Chick-Fil-A, Mayor De Blasio Tells New Yorkers

    05/05/2016 11:03:28 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/5/16
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials are urging New Yorkers not to eat at Chick fil-A. The popular chicken restaurant is planning to open up a new location in Queens, its fourth to open in New York City. But the liberal mayor argued that the owners of Chick fil-A support groups that promote "hate" against gays. "Chick-fil-A is anti-LGBT," he said in a statement, according to the website DNAInfo. "This group imparts a strong anti-LGBT message by forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love. It is outrageous that...
  • ObamaCare, Illegal Aliens Pushing New York to Bankruptcy

    05/05/2016 9:44:34 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    FrontPage ^ | May 5, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Undocumented illegal aliens are having a documented effect on New York City's finances. New York's flailing left-wing mayor is proposing $2 billion for the city's hospitals as part of an $82 billion budget. A budget that the city can't afford. What's driving the costs? Illegal aliens and ObamaCare. Closer to home, de Blasio said the growth in tax revenue that has swelled city coffers is starting to slow — with projected growth of 3.6% in 2016 and 1.9% in 2017, compared to an average of 7% in the last five years.
  • Stonewall to be named nation’s 1st gay-rights monument

    05/04/2016 4:16:38 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 20 replies
    New York’s iconic Stonewall Inn, where the modern gay-rights movement took root, will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal President Obama is preparing to approve.
  • Bulldoze Jane Jacobs

    05/04/2016 5:01:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Slate ^ | May 4 2016 5:30 AM | Peter Moskowitz
    Wednesday is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, the journalist and urban theorist whose 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, changed the trajectory of New York and cities everywhere. In the book, Jacobs argued that the preceding century of urban planning had essentially “arisen on a foundation of nonsense”—that the old, white men who advocated for highways and high-rises, wide streets and buildings set back from sidewalks by acres of grass, were not only clueless but were actively destroying American cities. Instead, Jacobs wrote, cities should be built with communities and street-level interaction in mind. […]...
  • Sheldon Silver sentenced to 12 years for corruption schemes that netted him $4 million

    05/03/2016 3:39:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/3/16 | Victoria Bekiempis, Stephen Rex Brown
    For two decades, Sheldon Silver served as one of the most powerful men in New York State. On Tuesday, a judge ordered he serve the next 12 years in prison.
  • Obama reportedly to designate Stonewall Inn area as gay rights national monument

    05/03/2016 3:44:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 3, 2016 | Victor Morton
    President Obama will reportedly mark Pride Month by designating a part of the Greenwich neighborhood surrounding the Stonewall Inn as the nation’s first gay-rights national monument.
  • Artist Duke Riley Is Doing Something Crazy With 2,000 Pigeons On The Brooklyn Waterfront

    04/29/2016 1:11:21 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 24 replies
    Gothamist ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Ben Cosgrove
    New Yorkers take a kind of perverse pride in never looking up. Not in a figurative sense, of course: we are, after all, as optimistic as anyone else. (Who else but die-hard optimists would willingly live in so unforgiving a city?) But when it comes to actually, physically looking up, most of our gazes rarely rise above the ankles of our fellow commuters. The Boston-born, New York-based artist Duke Riley is going to change that.
  • Dump Trump (GOP Gala Protests: Part II)

    04/28/2016 9:01:59 PM PDT · by OddLane
    The right is blessed in its opponents, who have never truly appreciated how deeply unappealing their platform is, at least to non-millennials, i.e. individuals who aren’t complete ignoramuses. A perfect illustration of this political tone deafness can be found in the mass demonstrations held in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel during the pre-primary GOP Gala. Our good friend Pamela Hall has a fantastic photo essay which chronicles the concerns expressed by the assorted dregs of humanity...
  • White powder found in Trump Tower mailroom; 6 being evaluated

    04/28/2016 6:13:59 PM PDT · by xzins · 51 replies
    ABC7NY.com ^ | 28 Apr 16 | ABC
    White powder found in Trump Tower mailroom; 6 being evaluated NEW YORK (WABC) -- The FDNY, EMS, and NYPD were called to Trump Tower in Manhattan after a suspicious white powder was found. The powder was discovered around 8:15 p.m. in the 5th floor mailroom. A Trump Campaign source tells ABC News the 5th floor offices have been evacuated at Trump Tower, but most staff had already left for the day.
  • Sprawling corruption case with humble beginnings roils NYC

    04/24/2016 5:16:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2016 6:21 PM EDT | Jake Pearson and Tom Hays
    After a successful attack on corruption in New York’s state government, the hard-charging federal prosecutor in Manhattan appears to have set his sights on New York City. Over the past few weeks, a series of loosely related public corruption investigations coordinated by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara have spilled into public view, with targets including high-ranking New York Police Department officials, the union representing city jail guards, and the political fundraising activities of several people with ties to New York City’s mayor. Already an embarrassment to the nation’s largest police department, it remains unclear whether the widening probes could do damage...
  • NYC Fire District Releases Statement About Donald Trump… Media Stunned

    04/22/2016 6:05:14 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 127 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | April 22, 2016 | Wilmot Proviso
    When Donald Trump spoke earlier this week in Buffalo, media critics lambasted him for allegedly confusing “9/11” with “7/11.” However, a theory emerged as to why Trump didn’t misspeak, one that the media refuses to acknowledge. The controversy all began Monday, as Trump was speaking before a crowd in Buffalo on the day before the New York primary. During the speech, he touted his 9/11 activism. “I wrote this out, and it’s very close to my heart,” Trump said to the audience. Because I was down there and I watched our police and our firemen down at 7/11, down at...
  • Trump's scorching 82 percent on Staten Island is record-setter

    04/20/2016 5:49:22 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    http://www.silive.com/ ^ | Rachel Shapiro
    Donald Trump's Staten Island supporters were confident the brash businessman would win in the borough, but even his most staunch allies were pleasantly surprised that the GOP front-runner on Tuesday took the Island with 82 percent of the vote, setting a record for the highest margin of victory for the candidate so far in the national race. (SNIP) On Staten Island, he got 73 percent in the North Shore's 61st Assembly district represented by Assemblyman Matthew Titone; 85 percent in the South Shore's 62nd district, that Ron Castorina Jr. was just elected to; 80 percent in the mid-Island's 63rd district...
  • 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.
  • Watch the Empire State Building turn red after CNN projects win for Donald Trump

    04/19/2016 9:09:07 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 115 replies
    https://twitter.com/CNN ^ | 10:57 PM - 19 Apr 2016 | CNN
    Watch the Empire State Building turn red after CNN projects win for Donald Trump https://t.co/8Z6S8u11Gb #NYPrimary pic.twitter.com/igWPZORhUV— CNN (@CNN) April 20, 2016
  • New York City Comptroller To Audit Primary Election Results

    04/19/2016 5:05:35 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has declared that he will conduct an official audit of the New York City Board of Elections in response to many claims of polling irregularities and errors throughout the city’s primary voting system Tuesday.
  • Breaking: 50 to 300 thousand Brooklyn Dems mysteriously purged from voter roles!

    04/19/2016 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Hugin · 52 replies
    FNC | 4/19/2016 | live on Fox
    No article, just reported live. Thousands of Democrat voters showed up in Brooklyn today and found their names are no longer on the voter roles. Fox reporting between 50,000 and 300,000 voters "missing".
  • Sanders Yiddish ads blast 'wicked' Netanyahu, rightwing Zionists

    04/19/2016 8:49:16 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 4/19/2016, 10:30 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Both Republican and Democratic candidates have been courting Jewish voters ahead of Tuesday’s New York primary vote, looking for an edge in competitive districts with large Jewish populations. Orthodox Jews, who make up a significant portion of New York’s Jewish population, have become an important bloc in the New York primary for both parties. […] While Orthodox Jews tend to lean more Republican than Democrat by a margin of 55% to 31%, some Hasidic sects, including the staunchly anti-Zionist Satmar, have lent their support in the past to Democratic candidates. Yiddish flyers distributed by a pro-Sanders group and bearing the...
  • Diagnosing Bill de Blasio’s disease: How can we explain the trouble he's in?

    04/18/2016 6:25:16 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 17 Apr, 2016 | HARRY SIEGEL
    The bad news has been snowballing for Bill de Blasio, what with the emergence of a federal probe involving, among other things, top cops in Brooklyn accepting diamonds, trips and more from two big donors to various appendages of his political operation and what’s now four separate investigations into a city-aided flip, again involving a wired backer of the mayor, of a Lower East Side nursing home for AIDS patients into luxury condos. I wrote last Sunday that “after this week, I’m losing faith that de Blasio’s horse trading is paying off for the city.” And it appears I’m not...
  • Cruz is the Smartest: The Delegate Hunt (John Batchelor--AUDIO)

    04/14/2016 9:14:29 PM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 51 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | 14 April 2016 | The John Batchelor Show (audio link)
    AUDIO LINK (40 MINUTE SEGMENT) “Cruz's roots: Asked by (Anderson) Cooper if he was more a product of the Northeast or Texas, Cruz chose the Lone Star State. "When I went off to Harvard Law School my dad jokingly referred to it as missionary work," Cruz said. Cruz had completed his undergrad studies at Princeton University by then, becoming the first member of his family to attend an Ivy League school. "To be admitted to Princeton was an extraordinary thing," he said. "It was a world, frankly, that I didn't know. When I arrived there it was a scary place....
  • New York Republicans Ignore Ted Cruz at GOP Gala

    04/15/2016 7:16:02 AM PDT · by bryan999 · 38 replies
    NEW YORK — A stunningly distracted crowd of hundreds of Republicans almost entirely ignored Ted Cruz's speech at the New York City GOP gala on Thursday night, instead chattering at their dinner tables, standing and taking selfies. Several casually left the dinner altogether. The crowd's stark disregard for Cruz's remarks followed months of controversy over Cruz's suggestion in January that Donald Trump has "New York values. The term spoken derogatorily by Cruz led to skepticism of Cruz's ability to perform well in Tuesday's primary on the home turf of Trump, a native New Yorker. "I mean, [Cruz] blew it when...
  • New York GOP braces for massive anti-Trump protests at annual gala

    04/14/2016 1:53:05 PM PDT · by Jack Black · 76 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | APR 11, 2016 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Liberal activists plan a massive demonstration in New York City Thursday night to protest Donald Trump's appearance at the New York State Republican Committee's annual gala. The immigrant advocacy group Make the Road Action, along with several others, are calling on New Yorkers who find themselves at odds with the Republican presidential front-runner to gather outside the Grand Hyatt Hotel Thursday evening where the state GOP plans to host all three Republican hopefuls for a black tie fundraiser that costs $1,000 to attend. "A collection of organizations and independent New Yorkers are mobilizing to shut down Trump and oppose creeping...
  • **LiveWire**​ Assorted Activists Gather At Dawn In Manhattan For Day Of Protests

    04/14/2016 10:17:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Lee Stranahan
    At 5 AM on a chilly morning in New York, hundreds of organizers and protesters were already gathering near the Fox News/News Corp. building in preparation for a series of planned events around a variety of Democrat-aligned issues including raising the minimum wage, union issues, the push for immigration reform, and attacks on leading Republican candidates.
  • Rudy Giuliani: "I'd Like To See Donald Make Some Serious Changes To His Organization"

    04/13/2016 11:16:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 13, 2016 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani explained his decision to vote for Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump, but not fully coming out with an endorsement for the GOP candidate.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Paul Ryan to Attend Secret Donor Meeting Next Week in Manhattan

    04/12/2016 1:58:13 PM PDT · by Innovative · 14 replies
    The Observer ^ | Apr. 11, 2016 | Ken Kurson
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) has spent a lot of time denying any interest in the presidency. Last week, when his office put out a 43-second video, the Drudge Report tweeted an all-caps siren reading “Paul Ryan launches first campaign ad?” Despite the video so resembling a campaign ad that even NPR’s Steve Inskeep joked this morning that he got choked up by the swelling music, Mr. Ryan’s people have aggressively swatted down speculation that the Congressman and unsuccessful 2012 vice presidential candidate was indeed waiting in the wings to be drafted should a consensus not be reached on any...
  • New York is likely dropping its “tampon tax”

    04/12/2016 4:18:11 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 24 replies
    MSN ^ | Hanna Kowlowska
    The New York state senate is poised to eliminate New Yorkers’ so-called “tampon tax.” Feminine hygiene products are currently taxed as “luxury items” in New York, but a new bill could result in their reclassification as tax-exempt necessities, instead. The Republican-run senate passed the bill unanimously on Monday (April 11) after it had passed the state assembly in March, also with full support from lawmakers. The bill now goes to the state’s governor Andrew Cuomo, a father of three daughters, who has said in the past that the tax should be repealed. “It is a way of providing some tax...