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  • NY taxpayers to pay $48,000 per Amazon HQ job

    11/13/2018 10:45:44 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 45 replies
    Fox5NY ^ | Nov 13 2018 | Staff
    New York state is kicking in more than $1.5 billion in taxpayer-funded incentives for getting half of Amazon's second headquarters located in a section of Queens. The Seattle-based company made its long-awaited announcement Tuesday, saying Long Island City and Alexandria, Virginia, will each get 25,000 jobs. The online retailer also said it will open an operations hub in Nashville, creating 5,000 jobs. Amazon will also receive as-yet unspecified incentives from New York City. New York state's incentives are nearly triple those of Virginia's, while Tennessee's are $102 million. According to Amazon, the cost per job for New York taxpayers is...
  • Ocasio-Cortez finds Amazon’s HQ2 in NYC ‘extremely concerning’

    11/13/2018 9:25:52 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 100 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/13/2018 | Natalie Musumeci
    Queens residents are “outraged” at Amazon’s plans to build part of its second headquarters in Long Island City, according to Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Democratic Socialist, who cruised to victory in the midterm elections after beating Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens) in an upset primary win in June, fired off a series of tweets Monday night into Tuesday regarding the blockbuster plans. “We’ve been getting calls and outreach from Queens residents all day about this. The community’s response? Outrage,” Ocasio-Cortez, who officially takes office in January, tweeted. The 29-year-old went on to say: “Amazon is a billion-dollar company. The idea that...
  • Amazon Announces New York and Virginia as HQ2 Picks

    11/13/2018 7:44:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | November 13, 2018 | Karen Weise
    Amazon laid out its plans for two of the biggest economic development projects in the country on Tuesday, announcing that it will put major corporate outposts in New York City and Arlington, Va. The two locations, in Long Island City in Queens and Crystal City in Arlington, just outside of Washington, will eventually house at least 25,000 employees each, the company said in a statement. It also said the new sites would require $5 billion in construction and other investments.
  • Shocking moment group of teenage boys throw a pole through a Brooklyn synagogue window [tr]

    11/05/2018 1:13:50 PM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 5, 2018 | Jennifer Smith
    The NYPD is hunting a group of young men who were filmed throwing a pole through a Brooklyn synagogue on Saturday as Sabbath services took place inside. The group was caught on surveillance cameras hovering around the synagogue in the Bedford Stuyvesant neighborhood on Saturday. There were six boys in the group. Some wore black hoodies and some wore orange sweatshirts.
  • Photos Show Swastika-Scrawling Suspects In Brooklyn, Cops Say

    11/05/2018 6:25:30 AM PST · by Phillyred · 35 replies
    Police released photos of two teens they believe drew swastikas on a Brooklyn Heights block the night before Halloween. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS -- Police have identified two suspects who allegedly drew swastikas and other hate messages on a quiet Brooklyn Height block the night before Halloween. Two men scrawled their hate-filled messages on a garage door and several homes on Garden Place between Joralemon and State streets at about 9:35 p.m. on Oct. 30, police said. Police released photos of two approximately 18-year-old suspects on Saturday. This act of vandalism was just one of several anti-semitic acts to occur in Brooklyn...
  • Synagogue vandalism suspect in NYC worked for Obama campaign in 2008, reports say

    11/04/2018 7:35:14 AM PST · by ETL · 13 replies ^ | Nov 4, 2018 | Dom Calicchio | Fox News
    A 26-year-old man charged with vandalizing a historic New York City synagogue on Friday, just days after the Pittsburgh massacre, has been identified as a former campaign worker for Barack Obama who was profiled by the New York Times in 2017. The Times described James Polite as a young man who “spent much of his childhood in foster care,” and performed canvassing work for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. After a chance meeting, he got a job that year as an intern for Christine Quinn, a former speaker of New York City’s city council who was also a former mayoral candidate....
  • 'Jews better be ready': Anti-Semitic graffiti found inside Brooklyn synagogue [tr][Perp on video]

    11/02/2018 4:17:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | November 2, 2018 | Marco Poggio and Thomas Tracy
    The rabbi of a historic Brooklyn synagogue attacked by a hateful vandal vowed to continue on as police released a photo of the creep. ………………………………………………………………………………… Cops released a surveillance image of the vandal on Friday. He is described as a black man, about 20 years old, 5-foot-8, 140 pounds with black hair.
  • New York City Joins The “Imminent Bankruptcy” Club

    11/02/2018 8:10:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    public pension crisis” is the kind of subject that’s easy to over-analyze, in part because there are so many different examples of bad behavior out there and in part because the aggregate damage these entities will do when they start blowing up is immense. But most people see pensions as essentially an accounting issue – and therefore boring – so it doesn’t pay to go back to this particular well too often. Still, New York City’s missing $100 billion can’t be ignored: New York City Owes Over $100 Billion for Retiree Health Care (Bloomberg) – New York City faces future...
  • Is It Safe to Be Jewish in New York?

    11/02/2018 7:14:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    NY Times ^ | October 31, 2018 | Ginia Bellafante
    Just past midnight on May 1, a young rabbinical student was walking home on Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn when he thought he was being followed. A moment after that intuition struck, two men grabbed him, threw him against a car and started punching him. The victim had dropped a box containing $200, meant for charity, but the money went untouched. The student, it seemed, was attacked because he was overheard speaking Hebrew on his cellphone. His two assailants were indicted on assault and hate crime charges. No other American city is more closely associated with Jewish identity than New York...
  • Social justice group demands ouster of Golden staffer Ian Reilly

    10/30/2018 7:20:01 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    Brooklyn Eagle ^ | October 29, 2018 | Paula Katinas
    The controversy over a campaign staffer to Republican state Sen. Martin Golden inviting an alt-right leader to speak at a GOP club continued to escalate as a Bay Ridge social justice organization demonstrated in front of the lawmaker’s campaign headquarters and supporters staunchly defended him. The group Bay Ridge for Social Justice held a protest rally outside Golden’s campaign office at 7615 Third Ave. on Oct. 21 to demand that the senator fire Ian Reilly.
  • Posters Calling Christian Trump Supporters ‘Trash’ Appear in New York City

    10/26/2018 4:01:33 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 45 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | 10/26/2018 | ZACHARY STIEBER
    Posters calling white, Christian supporters of President Donald Trump “trash” appeared in New York City on Oct. 25. owever, the slick branding was not approved by the city, the Department of Sanitation said late Thursday. “These were not created or issued by the Department of Sanitation, and we do not condone the unlawful defacement of City litter baskets. We are looking into this matter,” the department said in a statement. Vito Turo, a spokesman for the city’s Department of Sanitation, told Boston 25 that the posters weren’t sanctioned. “A street artist has designed them and illegally placed them on our...
  • NYPD investigates 2 suspicious packages at post office in Midtown Manhattan

    10/26/2018 6:21:12 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 35 replies
    WABC ABC 7 New York City ^ | October 26 | Staff
    MIDTOWN MANHATTAN (WABC) -- The NYPD is investigating two suspicious packages at a post office in Midtown Manhattan. Units have responded to the facility on West 52nd Street. Eyewitness News is told one package is addressed to former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, The other is addressed to New Jersey Senator Cory Booker.
  • Apartments go on sale inside tallest residential building in the world in NYC [tr]

    10/26/2018 6:24:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    Apartments have gone on sale inside New York's newest Billionaires' Row skyscraper - with the cheapest studio rumored to cost well over $1million. Central Park Tower, also known as the Nordstrom Tower, has been under development since it was approved by city planners in 2014 and is due for completion next year. When finished, it is due to top out at 1,550ft - down from 1,775ft since a spire was removed from the design - and will have 101 stories, making it the tallest residential building in the world.
  • DOT Faces Wrath Of Brooklyn Heights Residents Over BQE Reconstruction Plans

    10/24/2018 1:15:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
    Gothamist ^ | September 28, 2018 | Caroline Lewis
    At a packed town hall meeting in Brooklyn Thursday evening to discuss options for saving a crumbling section of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, city officials from the Department of Transportation came up against some not-unexpected pushback against a proposal that would involve closing the Brooklyn Heights promenade for six years. This was the first public meeting since the city unveiled two separate proposals for the project last week. The meeting opened with a presentation of both options—each projected to cost between $3 billion and $4 billion—while Polly Trottenberg, the city’s transportation commissioner, braced herself for the inevitable backlash. “I understand a...
  • NYC offices of CNN evacuated over package

    10/24/2018 7:50:02 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 93 replies
    CNN says its offices in Manhattan have been evacuated because of a suspicious package. The news network reported on Wednesday morning that a police bomb squad was at its offices. *snip* Law enforcement officials say the CNN package was discovered in the mail room. It's not clear yet if it's related to the other packages.
  • NYC subway stops short for urinating man

    10/23/2018 11:45:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies ^ | October 22, 2018 | Chris Perez and Natalie Musumeci
    A disturbing online video shows a man standing at the edge of a platform at the Times Square-42nd Street subway station — his jeans down around his knees, showing his bare bottom — and boldly urinating onto the tracks below. The man can be seen doing his business before stunned straphangers on the platform and moments before a train pulls into the station. “That’s New York City for you, man,” someone can be heard saying in the clip.
  • Bomb Found at George Soros' New York Home, FBI Confirms

    10/23/2018 5:14:57 AM PDT · by LoicW · 61 replies
    NN ^ | 10/23/18 | Jay Greenberg
    The FBI has confirmed that a bomb had been discovered at the home of liberal billionaire George Soros.
  • NYPD boss accused of stuffing her panties in co-worker's mouth

    10/23/2018 12:17:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 65 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 22, 2018 | Tina Moore
    A ball-busting female boss at a Brooklyn precinct is under investigation for allegedly stuffing a pair of her panties into a male colleague’s mouth, police sources told The Post on Monday. Sgt. Ann Marie Guerra, the second-in-command at the 72nd Precinct Detectives Squad, flipped out on Detective Victor Falcon when he complained about her leaving her underwear all over the unisex locker room, sources said. “They are f–king clean!” the 38-year-old married mom of two allegedly roared Oct. 7 — as she shoved a pair of her panties into Falcon’s mouth, a source said. A complaint was filed against Guerra...
  • “Mercy For All” says NYC 33rd Annual Muzzie Parade 2018

    10/21/2018 12:06:46 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    The Silent Majority No More ^ | October 19, 2018 | Pamela Hall
    A photo-essay chronicling the 33rd Annual Muslim Day Parade, and a warning of what the nation will look like if we go the way of the UK.
  • Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘tactics to defeat Nazi Germany can defeat global warming’

    10/20/2018 6:40:35 PM PDT · by Trump_the_Evil_Left · 98 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | October 20, 2018 | Anthony Watts
    From the occasionally used cortex department: Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Friday at a campaign event that the United States’ blueprint for beating global warming needs to be the same as the blueprint the U.S. used for defeating Nazi Germany in the 1940s. “So we talk about existential threats, the last time we had a really major existential threat to this country was around World War II,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And so we’ve been here before and we have a blueprint of doing this before.” “None of these things are new ideas,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “What we had was an existential...