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  • NYC Wanted To Be A Sanctuary. They Just Got A Visit From ICE (More Than 200 Illegals Arrested)

    04/25/2018 12:36:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Mayor de Blasio kept insisting that he would remain “defiant” and that New York City would be a sanctuary for illegal immigration. Well, as it turns out, if you really want to be a sanctuary city, ICE is going to treat you like one. Immigration officials just wrapped up a six day operation in the Big Apple code named Operation Keep Safe and they arrested more than 200 illegal aliens.Welcome to the party, pal. (NY Daily News) Federal immigration officials arrested 225 people in a sweeping six-day raid in the five boroughs and surrounding counties, officials said.Operation Keep Safe,...
  • [Cath Cauc] New York Catholic LGBT ministry holding event at raunchy gay baragain

    04/21/2018 11:26:32 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | April 20, 2018 | Joseph Sciambra
    [WARNING: Links contain explicit material.] April 20, 2018 (Joseph Sciambra) On May 15, 2018, the official LGBT ministry Out at St. Paul, located at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in New York City, will host a "Rooftop Social" at gay sports barBoxersin Hell's Kitchen. According to Out at St. Paul: Please join us for an OSP social on Tuesday, May 15, at Boxers Hell's Kitchen. This is a great opportunity to catch up with your old friends in the OSP community and to meet new friends as well. Please join us, especially if you are a newcomer to...
  • NYPD seizes gun collection, unprecedented amount of ammo (PHOTOS)

    04/17/2018 10:48:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 103 replies
    guns.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Chris Eger
    The guns and ammo were found in the basement of a 60-year-old mans home in Queens after a search warrant (Photos: NYPD)Officers with the 81st Precinct in the Bayside area of Queens seized over 60 guns and quantity of ammunition from an area man after a tip about illegal weapons. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Monday that Ronald Drabman, 60, was arrested over the weekend and charged with a staggering 110 weapons violations, mostly for criminal possession. Following a search warrant of his homes basement, authorities seized 45 long arms, 23 pistols, a zip gun, a couple of airguns...
  • High rent forces out B.B. King Blues Club in Times Square

    04/17/2018 6:28:54 PM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 18 replies
    Metro NYC ^ | April 17 2018 | Eva Kis
    As small arts venues continue to struggle in New York, theres a new reminder that not even big ones are immune to the same challenges. Times Squares home for jazz, R&B and soul B.B. King Blues Club & Grill will have its final show on April 29 after an 18-year tenure on 42nd Street, owner Blue Note Entertainment Group announced on Tuesday. The company blamed escalating rent for the closure, and said it is looking to reopen B.B. King in a new Manhattan location. The closing comes just after owner Blue Note opened a new Times Square venue Sony Hall,...
  • Yankee Bigot Scared Of Chick-Fil-A

    04/13/2018 4:07:36 PM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    American Conservative ^ | April 13, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    In terms of parochial, un-self-aware narrow-mindedness, it is hard to beat this piece from the New Yorker on how the a popular purveyor of delicious chicken and waffle fries is making Manhattan into an unsafe space. Heres the headline: Creepy. Its a fast-food joint, you woke twerp! Excerpts:
  • Fire erupts at Trump Tower in NYC; 1 person dead, at least 4 hurt

    04/07/2018 3:30:49 PM PDT · by madison10 · 74 replies
    FOX news ^ | 4/7/2018 | Zwirz
    A fire has broken out in Trump Tower in New York City. The blaze was described by the FDNYs alert system on Twitter as a 3-alarm fire that erupted on the 50th floor of the high rise the high rise on 5th avenue in Manhattan. They initially had called it a 2-alarm fire...
  • NYPD Releases Video of Brooklyn Man Shot By Cops

    04/06/2018 9:15:26 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 16 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 04/06/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    The NYPD received multiple reports Wednesday of a man walking through Crown Heights, Brooklyn pointing what appeared to be a handgun at people. Five officers responded to the 911 calls. As NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan described the situation when they approached Saheed Vassell . . . The suspect took a two-handed shooting stance and pointed an object at the approaching officers, two of whom were in uniform.Four of the officers sent a total of ten rounds at Vassell, killing him. The silver thing hed been holding turned out to be a pipe with a knob on one...
  • Man Dies After Police-Involved Shooting In Crown Heights, Brooklyn

    04/04/2018 4:59:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 4, 2018 at 7:15 pm
    Police fatally shot a man in Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon. Police were responding to 911 calls reporting a man with a gun around 4:40 pm when responding officers encountered the suspect, who authorities say was holding a metal object near the corner of Montgomery and Utica Avenues in Crown Heights. Chief of Patrol Terrence Monahan says four officers opened fire and struck the man at least once in the abdomen. He was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County where he was pronounced dead.
  • Spring storm hits Northeast, bringing NYC the most April snow in over 30 years

    04/02/2018 10:58:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 2, 2018 | MAX GOLEMBO and EMILY SHAPIRO
    It may be spring, but it feels like winter for the Northeast this morning as a snowstorm moves through Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and New England. The latest The snowfall rate at New York's LaGuardia Airport reached 2 inches per hour this morning. New York City saw 5.5 inches of snow this morning -- its heaviest April snowfall since 1982 when the city was dumped with 9.6 inches. Kimberly Richardson ✔ @kemrichardson7 Wow! #nyc right now #centralpark Beautiful but enough !!!!! #snow @ABC7NY 8:43 AM - Apr 2, 2018 The New York Yankees canceled today's home opener due to...
  • WABC 770 New York adds Chris Plante late mornings

    03/28/2018 2:36:08 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 3/28/18 | Lance Venta
    Cumulus Conservative Talk 770 WABC New York has announced that the station will pick up Chris Plantes syndicated talker starting Monday, April 2. Plante will move into the 10am-12pm slot that becomes open with Bernard McGuirk and Sid Rosenbergs move to mornings to replace Don Imus. Plantes show originates at Cumulus WMAL Washington DC. He spent 17 years as a reporter and correspondent for CNN and then joined WMAL as a weekend host in 2005 and moved to the 9am-12pm slot in 2008. His show entered syndication in 2016.
  • NYC sees largest increase in tuberculosis cases in 26 years

    03/26/2018 9:16:25 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 26, 2018 | Carl Campanile
    The number of tuberculosis cases in New York City suddenly jumped by 10 percent last year the largest increase since 1992, according to the Health Department. TB is a highly infectious bacterial disease that largely attacks the lungs, but can also infect and spread to other organs, including the kidneys, spine or brain.
  • A new bill would make it illegal for NYC bosses to contact employees after work hours

    03/24/2018 9:54:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Time Out New York ^ | Thursday March 22 2018, 2:07pm | Clayton Guse
    A City Council member wants to crack down on bosses who require their employees to maintain contact after hours, and his idea is picking up steam. Raphael Espinal, who represents the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick, Bronwsville, Cypress Hills and East New York, is set to introduce a bill in a City Council meeting on Thursday that establishes New Yorkers right to disconnect. The legislation would make it illegal for employers to require employees to access work-related electronic communication outside of their regular work period. If passed, the law would allow workers who are regularly bombarded by urgent, late-night emails from...
  • Gay Irish Leader and Boyfriend Lead NY St. Patricks Day Parade

    03/21/2018 4:33:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 25 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 3/19/18 | Stephen Wynne
    Pair green-lighted by NY Catholic leadersNEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - New York's Catholic leaders marked the city's 257th St. Patrick's Day Parade by spotlighting openly gay marchers, chief among them, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland. The prime minister and his boyfriend helped lead the parade, marching alongside Governor Andrew Cuomo and Congressman Peter King, both self-described Catholics. Varadkar hailed the significance of the event. "It was a real privilege to march with my partner at this parade in New York," he said after the parade. "Only a few years ago, people couldn't march under the rainbow banner but that has...
  • NYC considers making walking and smoking illegal

    03/21/2018 7:08:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5 NY ^ | Mar 21 2018 11:53AM EDT
    If you dont smoke and you find yourself walking behind someone who does, it can be unpleasant. Now a New York City Councilman wants to do something about it. My bill is very simple: no smoking and walking on New York City sidewalks, said Queens Councilman Peter Koo (Dist. 20). His bill would make it a misdemeanor to walk while smoking, likely punishable by a fine of $50. Smokers, already banned from lighting up in public parks among many other places in the city, werent thrilled at the idea.
  • Staten Islanders to attend 'March For Our Lives' rally in Washington D.C.

    03/20/2018 1:45:15 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | March 20, 2018 | Tracey Porpora
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Shortly after 17 students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. were the victims of a mass shooting in February, Staten Island activists mobilized and are now gearing up to attend the "March For Our Lives" rally in Washington, DC on March 24. About 10 buses will leave St. George on Saturday to participate in the student-led march to stop school shootings and end gun violence. "This is a sign of hope that Staten Island is ready to join the national movement," said Lorie Honor, leader of Staten Island Women Who March,...
  • FDNY hero who evacuated hundreds on 9/11 dies at 45 of cancer

    03/18/2018 5:28:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/18/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    A New York City firefighter, who heroically aided in the evacuation of hundreds of people in Lower Manhattan on Sept. 11, 2001 as the deadliest terror attack in U.S. history unfolded, has died. Thomas Phelan, 45, of Brooklyn, died on Friday, according to the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York. Phelan, family and friends told the New York Daily News, died from cancer linked to the toxic fumes at Ground Zero. He is one of more than 170 firefighters who have died as a result of an illness related to the attacks at the World Trade Center in 2001,...
  • Largest Public-Housing System in the U.S. (NYC) Is Crumbling

    03/18/2018 8:00:00 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 47 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2018 | Mara Gay and Laura Kusisto
    New York Citys public housing is literally falling apart. The sprawling network of 176,000 apartment units across the five boroughs needs an estimated $25 billion of repairs, up from $6 billion in 2005. Yet annual federal funding for the nations largest public-housing program hasnt kept pace. Residents of decaying brick towers battle leaking roofs and moldy walls, broken elevators and aging infrastructure. This winter, the housing authoritys ancient boilers gave out, leaving more than 320,000 people without heat or hot water. When you constantly cut a budget for housingthis kind of crisis is going to emerge, said Shaun Donovan, a...
  • Financial State of the Cities 2016

    03/17/2018 9:16:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Truth in Accounting ^ | January 24, 2018
    Truth in Accounting .. based on fiscal year 2016 comprehensive annual financial reports .. found that 64 cities do not have enough money to pay all of their bills, and in total, the cities have racked up $335.4 billion in unfunded municipal debt. ... Government reports are lengthy, cumbersome, and sometimes misleading documents ... taxpayers and citizens deserve easy-to-understand, truthful, and transparent financial information from their governments. ... to balance the budget, elected officials have not included the true costs of the government in their budget calculations and have pushed costs onto future taxpayers. ... TIA was unable to rank...
  • Five dead after helicopter crash in New York City (East River)

    03/12/2018 3:58:54 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | March 12, 2018
    Five people were killed when a private helicopter with six people on board crashed into the East River in New York City on Sunday, authorities said. Three people transported to area hospitals after the crash later died, New York Fire Department spokesman Jim Long said. Two others were pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. The pilot freed himself and was taken to a hospital in "OK" condition, New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigron told reporters Sunday night. The pilot was later named 33-year-old Richard Vance
  • Tour helicopter crashes into East River, pilot scrambles to safety [BREAKING STORY, 5 submerged]

    03/11/2018 5:23:01 PM PDT · by Enchante · 123 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 11, 2018 | By Larry Celona, Tina Moore, Joe Marino and Max Jaeger
    A tourist helicopter plunged into the East River on Sunday night, leaving at least five people trapped inside the sinking vessel while the pilot scrambled to safety, police sources said. The Eurocopter AS350 went down around 88th Street, near Gracie Mansion, at about 7:15 p.m., sources said. The pilot was able to get out and climb aboard a raft but five others remained trapped inside the upside-down helicopter, according to sources.