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  • NYC Film Premiere Canceled After Threat

    12/17/2014 11:07:24 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 33 replies
    WOR710 ^ | 12/16/14
    The threat of a 9/11-style attack has caused Sony to cancel the New York premiere of its new film, “The Interview.” "Soon all the world will see what an awful movie Sony Pictures Entertainment has made. The world will be full of fear. Remember the 11th of September 2001. We recommend you to keep yourself distant from the places at that time," a note from hackers warned. The premiere was supposed to be held tomorrow night at the Sunshine Cinema in Manhattan. Sony is telling other theaters they don’t have to show the movie when it opens. “It’s actually not...
  • Layoffs begin today at The New York Times

    12/16/2014 9:14:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 50 replies
    Capital New York ^ | December 16, 2014 | Nicole Levy
    Job cuts at the New York Times will exceed the stated goal of 100 newsroom positions eliminated, the Newspaper Guild of New York said yesterday in a memo to union members. According to the guild, the Times said yesterday it will lay off 21 union-represented employees starting as early as today, after 57 guild members and roughly 30 non-guild members accepted buyout applications. That amounts to more than the 100 newsroom positions the newspaper said it needed to eliminate as a cost-cutting measure on Oct. 1.
  • Police To Mayor De Blasio: Stay Away From Our Funerals

    12/14/2014 6:22:53 PM PST · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12-14-2014 | Jim Hoft
    The New York City Police are asking Mayor Bill DeBlasio and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to stay away from their funerals should they be killed in the line of duty.This comes after the Democratic mayor smeared the police after the Eric Garner grand jury decision. The New York Post reported: Not over their dead bodies. ​ Cops are warning Mayor de Blasio and Council Speaker Melissa ​Mark-​Viverito to stay away from their funerals should they be ​killed in the line of duty.The Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association distributed a flier to members, blaring: “DON’T LET THEM INSULT YOUR SACRIFICE!” Cops were encouraged to...
  • NYC cops preemptively uninvite Mayor Bill de Blasio to their funerals

    12/13/2014 9:18:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The situation between New York City police and the Mayor’s office has clearly reached a critical point. While they have disagreed on several things in the recent past, there always seemed to be some level of cooperation remaining, or at least the willingness to maintain a public patina of such when the cameras were turned on. But after Bill de Blasio’s response in the wake of Eric Garner’s death, it seems that city’s finest have had enough. A police union in the Big Apple has asked their members to sign a waiver stating their wishes that Hizonor refrain from...
  • New Yorkers souring on how Bill de Blasio has run the city

    12/12/2014 5:21:03 PM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    With only weeks before New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first year in office comes to a close, the Big Apple’s voters are starting to sour on their famously progressive mayor. While a majority of voters continue to approve of the job the mayor has done in office (52 percent, according to the latest New York Times/Siena poll), a figure that remains largely unchanged from an April Siena poll, voters are turning on how the city is managed. 52 percent say that de Blasio’s New York City is on the “wrong track.” Only 41 percent disagree. That is a...
  • NYC raises mayoral mansion fence, citing security

    12/12/2014 2:21:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 5:04 PM EST
    New York City’s mayoral mansion has gotten a higher fence after White House fence-jumping incursions raised security concerns. A spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that the head of the mayor’s security detail decided to raise the fence around Gracie Mansion. It sits in a public park. …
  • Forget Brooklyn! New York City borough of Queens named best place to visit in US in 2015

    12/12/2014 10:05:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2014 | Simon Cable
    The New York borough of Queens has been given top spot in a list of the best places to visit in the US next year. The sprawling suburb, traditionally off the tourist map, has beaten a host of America's most famous destinations in an annual 'Best in the US' ranking compiled by Lonely Planet. The list praised Queens' microbreweries, beaches, global food offerings and ‘world-class’ art scene.
  • New York Citi Bike program accused of shoddy maintenance and poor cleanliness

    12/12/2014 10:13:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2014 | Sadie Whitelocks
    New York Citi Bike riders are at risk according to a new audit exposing spotty maintenance checks, poor cleanliness and defective docking stations. Comptroller Scott Stringer released his report Thursday looking at if New York City Bike Share, which manages the scheme, is in compliance with its Department of Transport contract. According to maintenance data, only 28per cent of the 6,000 two-wheelers in Manhattan and Brooklyn were inspected in November 2013, 34per cent in December 2013 and 38per cent in January 2014.
  • Jewish Man Stabbed in Crown Heights

    12/09/2014 4:36:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 96 replies
    INN ^ | 12/9/2014, 12:11 PM | Tova Dvorin
    A 22 year old Israeli Jewish man was stabbed Tuesday morning (roughly 2:00 am EST) in Crown Heights, outside the Chabad-Lubavitch building at 770 Eastern Parkway in New York City. The man’s condition is defined as stable, but serious; he was reportedly stabbed in the neck. The public has been asked to pray for him; his Hebrew name is Levy Yitzhak ben Raizel. Police arrived at the scene and apprehended the perpetrator, now revealed to have been a 40-year old African American man. He may have also been Muslim, but this has yet to be confirmed. The attacker died after...
  • Liberal Bully of the Week: The nanny state

    12/08/2014 8:50:19 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 7, 2014 | Rusty Humphries
    A week after a grand jury in Missouri decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, a grand jury in Staten Island decided not to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the death of Eric Garner. A second white cop avoiding indictment for the death of a second black citizen drew even more angry demonstrations. Garner died during an altercation with the police after they busted him for selling individual “loosie” cigarettes, to avoid paying taxes on them. This leads some critics of the grand jury decision to say that Garner was “killed for nothing” or...
  • New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages ( Follow the money )

    12/08/2014 5:16:53 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    npr ^ | December 08, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's bill to ban horse-drawn carriages reached the City Council on Monday, in a move to phase out the carriages that often give tours around Central Park. The legislation says that as of June 1, 2016, "it shall be unlawful to operate a horse-drawn vehicle in the city of New York or offer rides to the public on a vehicle drawn or pulled by a carriage horse." ... It also boosts the penalty for breaking horse-carriage rules to a maximum of $25,000 instead of the current $500. The proposed ban was introduced one day after...
  • NYC Passes Bill To Allow Transgender People To Change Sex On Birth Certificate Without Surgery

    12/08/2014 5:00:35 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    International Business Times ^ | December 08 2014 | Barbara Herman
    The New York City Council Monday approved a measure that eliminates the surgery requirement for transgender people seeking to change the sex designation on their birth certificates. The ordinance was proposed in October by City Council Member Corey Johnson, a Democrat. The policy will require a licensed health care provider to state under oath that "based on contemporary expert standards," according to the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) press release, "an individual’s true sex is not accurately recorded on their current birth certificate." Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the measure into law, and the Board...
  • NYC Mayor de Blasio Reveals Teaching Biracial Son Not to 'Reach for Cell Phone' Near Police Officers

    12/08/2014 9:36:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed in an interview on Sunday that he has taught his biracial son to not "move suddenly" or "reach for [his] cell phone" when near police officers, adding that the reality is different for white children. A police union chief responded by slamming the comments as "moronic," and said that they do not help ease the racial tensions in the city. When asked by ABC News on Sunday whether he believes his son, Dante, is at risk from the police department, de Blasio, who is married to an African-American woman, said: "It's different...
  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in New York

    12/07/2014 3:26:03 PM PST · by moose07 · 41 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 December 2014 | BBC
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in New York for a tour of the east coast of the United States. The couple are in the country for three days, during which Prince William will meet President Barack Obama. Catherine, who is pregnant with the couple's second child, will accompany the duke to pay respects to those who died in the 9/11 terror attacks. Danny Lopez, the British consul general in New York, said there had been "incredible interest" in the visit. He added there has been a huge "level of excitement" from people in the city.
  • Is This What We Really Want?

    12/07/2014 6:52:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2014 | Kevin McCullough
    A simple question to those who protest the grand juries in the police related deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, "What do you really want?" I have been watching--at first from afar--as the protestors in Ferguson, Missouri burned their town to the ground--and I have a hard time determining the message of the protests. Here in New York we handle protests so routinely, the turnout pretty much muted any national interest because the marches went off without any major property damage or fatalities related to the protests. Yes 200 people have been arrested, but to be candid, that's a...
  • Not a chokehold: Truth of the Garner arrest

    12/06/2014 12:25:57 PM PST · by FreeReign · 189 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/14/2014 | Bo Dietl
    It wasn’t a chokehold. That’s just the biggest single distortion in all the talk about the Eric Garner case, in which the public has been misinformed and misled from the start. The Rev. Al Sharpton has never had to put himself in harm’s way to protect our streets against crime, as our police officers do every day. He’s in no way qualified to stand on his soapbox and dictate procedures. I spent decades in law enforcement. During my time with the NYPD, I was responsible for over 1,400 felony arrests — any of which could’ve required the use of deadly...
  • Rand Paul is Right: Cig Taxes Factored into Garner's Death

    12/05/2014 9:09:46 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 24 replies
    Town Hall.com ^ | 12/14/14 | Jonah Goldberg
    Reasonable people can disagree on whether racism was involved in the tragic death of Eric Garner. My own suspicion is that this misfortune could have transpired just as easily with a white man resisting arrest and/or a black cop choking him. And even though lots of people don't want to hear it, reasonable can disagree on whether illegally excessive force was to blame. Personally, watching the ubiquitous video of Garner's arrest, it looks like excessive force to me. But the simple fact is that a Staten Island grand jury saw evidence that led it to conclude otherwise. People should at...
  • Grand Jury Protesters: If You Like Your Big Government, You Can Keep It

    12/05/2014 5:33:12 PM PST · by ebshumidors · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/05/14 | Ebben Raves
    It is interesting to watch the aftermath of the Eric Garner Grand Jury decision coming so soon after Ferguson. “White Police Officer Once Again Kills Unarmed Black Man – And Gets Away with It” is already the reaction in many places. Sides are drawn and the usual suspects race-bait, pontificate, riot and ask for calm, or in Jesse Jackson’s case, donations. Other than there being a white police officer and a black man dying while resisting arrest, these cases are not similar, no matter what many would like you to believe. In one instance, the Grand Jury determined that Officer...
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio Says He Wants Change to Prevent the Next Eric Garner. He’s Not Being Honest.

    12/05/2014 9:22:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/05/2014 | Bryan Preston
    Let’s stipulate a few things up front. I don’t think that the fatal police takedown of Eric Garner was justified, based on the offense that was in play. That offense was selling illegal cigarettes out of their manufacturer’s packaging — so-called “#8220;loosies.” Eric Garner did that, repeatedly, and had been arrested for it previously to the day that he died.However, my information in this case is incomplete, as is the video we have all seen, as is your information. The grand jury may have gotten it wrong when they declined to indict, but they do know more about this...
  • Sheriff Clarke Blasts De Blasio's 'Irresponsible Rhetoric'

    12/05/2014 8:23:37 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-4-14 | The Kelly File
    Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke was on “The Kelly File” tonight, where he slammed New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “irresponsible rhetoric” on the Eric Garner case. “Slavery left a stain on the soul of this nation […] but that wound is starting to heal and it’s been healing for a long time, but now we have a segment of people who are picking at that scar, hoping to reopen it and take us back to a time that simply doesn’t exist today," Clarke said. De Blasio said that he worries about the safety of his biracial son and suggested...
  • The Eric Garner Tragedy: Yes, Stupid Laws Help Kill People

    12/05/2014 7:47:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2014 | David Harsanyi
    After news of the baffling decision by the New York grand jury not to indict a police officer in the killing of Eric Garner, I sent out a (slightly) hyperbolic tweet that wondered why Americans would want to entrust their free speech and health care to an institution that will kill you over failure to pay a cigarette tax. Since then, I’ve seen numerous tweets arguing that bringing up the tax is preposterous, that it’s akin to blaming jaywalking for the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Senator Rand Paul (R., Ky.) touched on the issue in an interview...
  • NYPD Officer Who Fatally Choked Eric Garner Wasn't Indicted, Man Who Filmed the Incident Was

    12/04/2014 2:45:36 PM PST · by bgill · 51 replies
    yahoo ^ | Dec. 4, 2012 | Ryan O'Connell
    On the same day one grand jury decided not to indict officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who was killed after being put in a chokehold last July, a different jury did indict 22-year-old Ramsey Orta, the man who captured Garner's death on camera. Orta was charged with weapon possession after being arrested on Aug. 2, less than one month after taping Garner's confrontation with police.
  • Protest Eric Garner’s Death Based On Taxes Not Race

    12/04/2014 5:10:23 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 53 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | December 4, 2014 | Leo McNeil
    A New York City Grand Jury has refused to indict police officer Danial Pantaleo for the choking death of Eric Garner. Garner was taken down by four police officers conducting a raid against illegal cigarette sellers, of which Garner was one. Garner had a history of selling illegal cigarettes, having been arrested for it a number of times in the past. Unlike the death of Michael Brown, this death was caught on video. The video clearly shows several things. It absolutely shows Garner saying he can’t breathe. It also shows a very large man who starts out the confrontation making...
  • Eric Garner protests lead to numerous arrests in New York City, reports say

    12/04/2014 7:15:25 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 4, 2014 | Karl de Vries
    Protests gripped New York City for the second straight week in wake of another grand jury decision not to indict a white officer for killing an unarmed black male in Staten Island. At least 78 arrests were made in the city as protests marched through Manhattan throughout the night, the New York Post reports.One car, an officer's personal automobile, was torched in Brooklyn, but it was not known whether it was related to the protests.
  • 5 free things to see and do in NYC at Christmastime, from trees to windows

    12/04/2014 7:02:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12-4-2014
    5 free things to see and do in NYC at Christmastime, from trees to windows NEW YORK – The Christmas season is one of New York City's busiest times of year. Tickets for Broadway shows and hotel rooms go for premium prices and lines for top attractions are long. But some of the best and most beautiful things to see and do around the city during the holidays are free. Here are five of them. STORE WINDOWS
  • Sharpton: We Are Dealing With A National Crisis

    12/04/2014 3:03:19 AM PST · by Biggirl · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 4, 2014 | Breitbart TV, Pam Key
    Wednesday, in reacting to the news that a grand jury declined to indict the New York City Police Officer involved in the chokehold death of Eric Garner, so-called civil rights leader Al Sharpton held a press conference at the National Action Network with the family of Eric Garner.
  • The Actual Facts Of The Eric Garner Case

    12/03/2014 6:28:48 PM PST · by Biggirl · 105 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | December 3, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    On Wednesday, a New York grand jury refused to indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of 43-year-old Eric Garner. Pantaleo is white; Garner is black. That one fact meant that the President of the United States and the Mayor of New York City took to the microphones to denounce American racism.
  • Grand Jury Declines to Indict NYPD Officer in Eric Garner Chokehold Death: Sources

    12/03/2014 11:28:41 AM PST · by dead · 475 replies
    www.nbcnewyork.com ^ | Dec 3, 2014 • Updated at 2:28 PM EST | Andrew Siff and Jonathan Dienst
    A New York City grand jury has declined to indict an NYPD officer in the chokehold case of Eric Garner, the unarmed man who died while being arrested on Staten Island earlier this year. In opting not to indict, the panel determined there was not probable cause that a crime was committed by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo, who was seen on a widely watched amateur video showing him wrapping his arm around Garner's neck as Garner yelled, "I can't breathe!" during the summer altercation.
  • The Million-Dollar New York City Taxi Medallion May Be a Thing of the Past (due to Uber)

    12/02/2014 2:01:45 PM PST · by dennisw · 3 replies
    slate ^ | Dec 1 | Alison Griswold
    Much has been made of the $1 million New York City taxi medallion—the ticket to operating a yellow cab. When a pair of them sold for more than $2.5 million in November 2013, the New York Times declared that the medallion, once "the emblem of a dream achieved for those who work hard enough to afford it," had become "a striking example of how exclusive some corners of New York have become." The dreams of cabdrivers became the fortunes of wealthy "corporate medallion" owners. Despite the still-recent entry of on-demand ride services like Uber and Lyft into the New York...
  • NYC: 78% of Abortions Were Black and Hispanic Babies

    12/01/2014 2:09:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 17 replies
    CNS news ^ | December 1, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – In New York City, 77.56% of the abortions in 2011 were performed on Black and Hispanic babies, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Abortion Surveillance report published by the CDC, for which the latest abortion numbers are for 2011, show there were 76,251 abortions in New York City that year. For that total, 9,550 abortions were of white babies, which is 12.5% of the total; 35,188 babies were black (46.1% of total); 23,959 were Hispanic (31.4%); and another 7,554 “other” abortions, 9.9%, which includes Asians and Native Americans, as...
  • Homelessness Up 13% in New York Under Socialist Mayor De Blasio

    12/01/2014 7:39:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 12/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Shockingly a policy of setting up massive shelters for drug addicts and the mentally ill in stable neighborhoods is proving about as popular as free Ebola. So Bill de Blasio, New York City’s Socialist mayor just isn’t telling them that he’s going to do it. The sudden opening of a homeless shelter at 58-66 Clay St. is also giving rise to concerns that Greenpoint and other North Brooklyn neighborhoods are saturated with such facilities.Community Board 1 Chairperson Dealice Fuller fired off a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio on Nov. 6 demanding that the city close the Clay Street site...
  • Teens now have a say in New York City’s government

    11/29/2014 9:10:38 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 29, 2014 11:26 AM EST | jenniferpeltz
    Rashana Jackman isn’t old enough to vote in an election, but she could soon have a vote on a city-appointed board that takes influential stands on neighborhood issues. At 17, the Brooklyn high school junior is considering applying to serve on her community board, under a new state law that lets 16- and 17-year-olds join the panels that function as front lines of local government in the nation’s biggest city. The advisory but oft-heeded groups opine on zoning changes and liquor license applications, consult on city budgeting for local projects and serve as conduits for community concerns. “It’s a great...
  • New York City Schools Expecting Flood of Illegal Aliens in Coming Years

    11/23/2014 7:53:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 11/23/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    While Obama is still making ridiculous promises of border security that are as credible as a crack addict promising that this will be his last go at the crack pipe, the actual liberal infrastructure is prepping for what’s really coming.A horrifyingly massive flood of illegal aliens attracted to amnesty like wasps to human sweat. New York has sent a warning to its schools: Expect more illegal immigrants.The city Department of Education has told principals it plans this year to enroll 2,350 migrant children from Central America who crossed into the United States unaccompanied — with many more to come.“It is...
  • Annie remake: casting of black lead provokes negative Twitter posts

    11/23/2014 12:40:10 PM PST · by BBell · 98 replies
    http://www.theguardian.com ^ | Sunday 9 March 2014
    Name: Annie. Age: 11. Appearance: Headstrong, smartass, black. Hold on a minute. Annie's not black. She's a little blonde Swiss girl who lives in the mountains. That's Heidi, you idiot. Annie's the little red-headed girl who looks like Sideshow Bob. But this new version of Annie doesn't look anything like Sideshow Bob. That's because in this remake she is being played by Oscar-nominated actor Quvenzhané Wallis.
  • Daniel Greenfield: Valerie Jarrett Wants the Obamas to Move to New York

    11/23/2014 12:03:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Frontpage magazine ^ | November 22, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Great. Just what the city needed. We finally got Bill Clinton to leave Harlem and now the Obamas will get a view of Central Park. It’s like the city is becoming the Elba of disgraced Democrats. If Jimmy Carter gets a place in Park Slope, we’re officially the Democrat dumping ground. In a Politico Magazine piece, Carol Felsenthal writes that Obama needs to fire Valerie Jarrett in some gentle “move her upstairs” way. Her suggestion is to have her run the Obama library. So, the library. People in Chicago believe Valerie means to run it, whether it’s in Chicago—probably at...
  • New York health officials test person's remains for Ebola

    11/19/2014 3:19:54 AM PST · by wtd · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/19;2014 26 minutes ago | Reuters
    New York health officials test person's remains for Ebola (Reuters) - New York City health officials said they will test the remains of a person who died of an apparent heart attack on Tuesday for Ebola as the person had recently come to the United States from West Africa. The person, who was not identified
  • Is Ebola back in New York?

    11/18/2014 8:02:05 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 57 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 18 November 2014 | Chris Spargo
    There are new fears of a possible Ebola outbreak in New York City after a woman who was being monitored for the deadly virus dropped dead on Tuesday afternoon. FDNY activated the Special Operations and Hazmat units after the the woman, who had traveled to Guinea three weeks ago according to a source on the scene, died at Amy Professional African Hair Braidig in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn. An eyewitness who saw the body said there was blood coming from her 'face, nose and mouth.'
  • New York High School Rejects Student's Request to Launch Christian Club 'Dare to Believe'

    11/19/2014 8:07:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/19/2014 | Michael Gryboski
    A New York high school has rejected a student's request to have a Christian club on campus, prompting possible legal action by a Texas-based organization. Wantagh High School of the Wantagh Union Free School District recently denied official recognition for Elizabeth Loverde's proposed club "Dare to Believe." In response to the rejection, Loverde and her family contacted the Plano, Texas-based Liberty Institute, which sent a letter Monday to the principal, as well as to other school district officials. "Once a secondary school such as yours creates a limited open forum, it cannot deny equal access to student groups on the...
  • Brooklyn Woman On Ebola Monitoring List Drops Dead Bleeding From "Face, Mouth, Nose"

    11/19/2014 6:03:12 AM PST · by RummyChick · 119 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 11/18 | zerohedge
    Just a week after Dr. Craig Spencer was declared 'Ebola-free', The Daily Mail reports a woman, who had arrived from Guinea 18 days ago (and was on the NYC Ebola monitoring list), dropped dead in a Brooklyn hair salon this afternoon. FDNY sent their Special Operations and Hazmat units but she was declared dead at the scene. Witnesses said she was bleeding from the "face, nose, mouth, everything."
  • New York Police Detain Man In Subway Shoving Death

    11/18/2014 7:51:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    LATimes ^ | November 18, 2014 | JAMES QUEALLY
    New York Police Detain Man In Subway Shoving Death Kevin Darden, a suspect in the death of a man who was pushed in front of a subway train Sunday. (New York City Police Department) By JAMES QUEALLY New York City police have apprehended a 34-year-old man who is a person of interest in the death of a man who was shoved into the path of a subway train Sunday. Kevin Darden is a person of interest in the death of 61-year-old Bronx resident Wai Kuen Kwok, who was pushed in front of a train as he stood on the platform...
  • Dad pushed in front of train as horrified wife watches

    11/17/2014 4:23:56 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 92 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/16/2014 | Reuven Fenton, Larry Celona and Rebecca Harshbarger
    A hardworking father of two was killed Sunday when a stranger shoved him off a Bronx subway platform and into the path of a train — as his horrified wife looked on, family and police sources said. A suspect was spotted minutes later boarding a city bus — and then hopping off to coolly smoke a cigarette. --SNIP-- Police released surveillance video of a middle-aged, balding man dressed in a black leather jacket, black pants and white sneakers calmly sauntering outside the station after the crime.
  • 500,000 Undocumented Immigrants In NYC Hanging On Obama’s Determination

    11/15/2014 8:04:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    CBS Local - New York City ^ | November 14, 2014
    From halfway around the world, President Barack Obama upped the ante in the fight for immigration reform. One woman told CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer on Friday that reform would mean everything to the half million undocumented immigrants in New York City. The woman spoke to Kramer wearing large, dark sunglasses to hide her face and a hat to hide her hair. She was afraid that if she were to truly come out of the shadows she would be deported and separated from her 9-year-old daughter, who was born here and is an American citizen. “Every day that we leave...
  • Conflicts in New York City Parks as Homeless Population Rises

    11/14/2014 11:41:11 AM PST · by Theoria · 31 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 14 Nov 2014 | LISA W. FODERARO
    In Harlem River Park in Manhattan, homeless men can be seen sleeping on benches around the basketball courts and sprawled out on a soccer field by day, then hunkering under an overpass at night. In Brooklyn, dog owners in Fort Greene Park have had ugly confrontations with homeless people after their dogs woke them up in the early morning when they are allowed off-leash. And in the Bronx, there are so many homeless people in one small park, Devanney Triangle, that the community board and parks department are discussing the removal of all benches. After a decade in which the...
  • Doctor recovers from Ebola, leaves NYC hospital

    11/11/2014 10:39:55 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/11/14 | AP
    NEW YORK — An emergency room physician who has recovered from Ebola said Tuesday as he left the hospital that he was living proof that early detection and isolation can stop the spread of the deadly virus, and he called for a better focus at the center of the outbreak in West Africa.
  • New York doctor now free of Ebola discharged from hospital

    11/11/2014 8:11:28 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 56 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/11/14 | Sebastian Malo
    A doctor who contracted Ebola was discharged from a hospital on Tuesday after weeks of isolation treatment for the virus and was cheered by New Yorkers from City Hall to the Harlem apartment building where he lives. The release of Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, who worked with Ebola patients in Guinea and had been held at Bellevue Hospital Center since he was diagnosed with the virus on Oct. 23, will mean no one in the United States is being treated for the disease, according to media reports. Spencer appeared at a news conference Tuesday morning, standing alongside New York City...
  • NYC weighs easing birth certificate gender changes

    11/10/2014 10:16:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 10, 2014 10:13 AM EST
    New York City lawmakers are weighing making it easier for transgender people to change the sex on their birth certificates. […] The City Council’s Health Committee […] would eliminate a requirement for people to have gender-reassignment surgery in order to change the documents. Instead, a health professional would be able to affirm that the change would more accurately reflect the person’s gender. …
  • New York City under Ebola virus siege: 357 citizens being monitored for possible symptoms

    11/10/2014 9:08:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 11/10/2014 | Vamien McKalin
    New York City citizens right now are probably living cautiously as the city has featured in the news quite a lot when it comes to the Ebola virus. Ever since Dr. Craig Spencer, who arrived back home after treating patients in West Africa, was found to have the virus, the city is unable to catch a break. New reports indicate that 357 residents in the city are being watched closely to help stop the spread of the disease by catching an infection in its early stages. The effort is part of a massive nationwide effort to slow and stop the...
  • New York Hospitals bleed cash as they fight Ebola

    11/10/2014 9:06:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | 11/10/2014 | BY JONATHAN LAMANTIA
    The 10 hospitals designated by New York state to serve Ebola patients continue to rack up preparation or treatment costs. Bellevue Hospital Center, where Dr. Craig Spencer, New York City's only Ebola patient, is being treated, produces several 55-gallon drums of Ebola-related medical waste per day, said Reuvan Pasternak, chief executive of Stony Brook University Hospital, citing a conference call among hospital officials when the procedure was discussed. Other sources were briefed that Bellevue is spending $100,000 daily on waste treatment. "It's a huge cost," Dr. Pasternak said of waste disposal. "It's much more substantial than one would think." A...
  • VIDEO: Five Hours of Walking in NYC as a Jets Fan

    11/09/2014 1:08:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | 11/8/14 | Stephen Douglas
    Of all the videos parodying the original NYC cat calling video, this is my favorite. It’s funny, doesn’t overstay its welcome, and is the most believable. Usually, I agree that people should be left alone, but when you dress like a Jets fan, you are kind of asking for it.
  • Ebola Today: 357 People Monitored in NYC; Obama Asks Congress for $6B to Stop Ebola

    11/06/2014 10:12:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | November 6, 2014 | By Chelsea Rice
    So how is NYC handling Ebola? Throughout New York City, health officials announced that 357 individuals are being actively monitored, representing travelers from Ebola afflicted countries as well as hospital staff who cared for the latest Ebola patient, Dr. Craig Spencer, at Bellevue Hospital. In a letter to Congress Thursday afternoon, President Obama asked representatives to approve $6.18 billion emergency appropriations request for the 2015 fiscal year to develop a comprehensive strategy to contain and end the Ebola outbreak. This request mirrors the appeal to Congress in 2009 to combat the H1N1 flu outbreak.