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  • Arden Heights woman with chronic illnesses says Obamacare left her without doctors and medication

    04/17/2014 10:01:30 AM PDT · by grundle · 17 replies
    silive.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Tracy Porpora
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- After receiving her new health coverage in January through the New York State of Health Marketplace, Arden Heights resident Margaret Figueroa, 49, who suffers from two chronic illnesses, went to her pharmacy to fill her prescriptions. Although her insurance company, EmblemHealth, assured her she was covered, her insurance card was denied. While she had signed up for new health coverage -- because her insurance carrier dropped her old plan -- the company's internal paperwork apparently wasn't filed. She also learned that all her long-time doctors didn't accept the new insurance plan. For Ms. Figueroa, who suffers...
  • Socialist NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio is Really Good at Tax Avoidance

    04/17/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/17/2014 | Mike Schauss
    Suffering from a clear lack of intellectual honesty, the morally bankrupt progressive socialist mayor of New York City seems to have a knack for tax avoidance. (And remember: despite what Harry Reid would have you believe, tax avoidance is not a crime.) According to public records, Bill “punish the rich” de Blasio paid a mere 8 percent of his income in federal taxes. Just to put that in context for any liberal that has accidently stumbled across this paragraph: That’s less than that capitalist pig, Mitt Romney paid in prior years. Of course, to be fair, it is possible...
  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice

    04/15/2014 10:01:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 15, 2014 11:43 PM EDT | Alexandra Olson
    Montreal’s mayor sought to convince Manhattan business leaders Tuesday that his administration is moving past the corruption scandals that brought down his two predecessors and have become the “elephant in the room” when trying to lure investment to Canada’s second-largest city. At a luncheon speech to the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Denis Coderre said he is looking to New York City for inspiration. He highlighted the creation of Montreal’s Inspector General’s office, which has sweeping powers to investigate municipal contracts. The new agency is inspired partly by New York City’s Department of Investigations, created in 1873 in response to...
  • New York police disband Muslim 'eavesdropping' unit

    04/15/2014 4:51:55 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 18 replies
    15 April 2014 Last updated at 19:14 ET New York police disband Muslim 'eavesdropping' unit The New York Police Department has disbanded a secret programme designed to eavesdrop on Muslims to identify potential terrorism threats. The Demographics Unit had dispatched plainclothes detectives to listen to conversations and build files on places frequented by Muslims, US media say. The squad had been the subject of two federal lawsuits in the past, and drew ire from civil rights groups. It is also said to have sowed Muslim mistrust for law enforcement. "This reform is a critical step forward in easing tensions between...
  • WATCH THIS: Secret video footage proves cop lied about horrific accident

    04/14/2014 10:10:47 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 89 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4-14-14 | Robby Soave
    A border patrol officer who crashed his van into a civilian car blamed the accident on the other driver — but little did he know, the civilian had a secret camera installed in his vehicle.
  • Obamas and Friends Take in Dinner and “A Raisin in the Sun” in NYC

    04/14/2014 10:59:48 AM PDT · by YourAdHere · 8 replies
    Afro ^ | 4/12/14 | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — Capping two days devoted to praising the advances of the civil rights movement, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama attended the Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," a play about an African-American family in 1950s Chicago.</p>
  • Ten Welfare-Reform Lessons (From New York City)

    04/14/2014 7:01:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/14/2014 | Robert Doar
    New York City’s welfare system is managed out of a boxy 25-story office building on Water Street in Lower Manhattan. Approximately 5,000 employees work there, directing government programs that provide billions of dollars of taxpayer-funded assistance to the poor and near-poor. A solid majority of the workers at 180 Water Street are African-American or Latino; their voter registration is almost certainly overwhelmingly Democratic; and all but about 300 of them are union members. But from 1995 until this past December, the people who worked in New York’s principal social-services agency were leading one of the most conservative and successful welfare...
  • Free-for-All in the Cafeteria (NYT advocates free breakfasts and lunches for all)

    04/10/2014 6:07:36 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 9, 2014
    More than a million children attend public schools in New York City. About 780,000 of them are poor enough to qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch. Getting into the program requires some paperwork, which is a burden but not a terrible one; the application is just one page. So why do so many eligible children — about 250,000 — not participate? The problem, advocates for schoolchildren say, isn’t so much aversion to the menu — today across the city, it’s roast turkey, stewed beans, sweet plantains and an oatmeal raisin cookie (plus chickpea salad, for high schoolers) — as...
  • Innocent Man Freed After 25 Years in Prison

    04/08/2014 4:52:27 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 28 replies
    NBC ^ | Apr 8, 2014 | Jonathan Dienst and Roseanne Colletti
    An innocent man who spent nearly a quarter century in prison for a murder he did not commit walked out of a Brooklyn courtroom with his freedom and his mother by his side Tuesday. Jonathan Fleming, now 51 years old, was in tears as he hugged his lawyers and family Tuesday after his conviction was thrown out by a judge. "I feel like the time I felt when he was born and the nurse bring him to me," said Patricia Fleming, the mother of the wrongly jailed man. "That's how happy I was." From the start, Fleming proclaimed his innocence...
  • Charles Rangel stiffs NY taxpayers on rent for district office (And blames Republicans)

    04/07/2014 7:12:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/07/2014 | Rick Moran
    Rep. Charles Rangel, censured by Congress in 2010 for a variety of misdeeds, including non-payment of taxes on his Dominican villa, didn't pay any rent on his district office in Harlem for all of 2013. His "excuse": his office lost the lease. But that's OK, said New York state. Instead of having to pay back rent. the state cut the real estate company a check for $87,000. New York Post: “I finally heard back from Congressman Rangel’s office and it seems we haven’t gotten the signed lease back because they lost it!” OGS real-estate specialist Sydney Allen wrote in a...
  • Latino Evangelical Leaders Disappointed With NYC Ban on Worship Services in Public Schools

    04/06/2014 6:50:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2014 | BY JESSICA MARTINEZ
    Hispanic evangelical leaders are speaking out after a federal appeals court ruled that New York City has a constitutional right to bar religious groups from using public schools for worship services after hours. The National Latino Evangelical Coalition, a group of over 3,000 Hispanic evangelical churches, immediately expressed its disagreement with the ruling Thursday. "This decision is absolutely unnecessary and whimsical. How is allowing for certain worship practices but not worship services consistent with the First Amendment?," Gabriel Salguero, president of NaLEC, said in a statement. "Worship in empty school buildings in no way undermines the non-establishment clause." The ruling...
  • Bill O’Reilly on Bill de Blasio: ‘I Want to Beat Him Up’

    04/04/2014 5:08:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/4 | Joe Coscarelli
    Today, in fights we would pay to watch, Bill "Papa Bear" O'Reilly, who's listed at six-foot-four, has challenged New York City Mayor Bill "Sandinista" de Blasio, who has a slight edge at six-foot-five-and-seven-eighths. Or rather, O'Reilly has guaranteed victory in what could be the first battle of the coming class war. In front of a friendly home crowd at Long Island's Church of Saint Mary, O'Reilly, along with fellow Fox News hosts Megyn Kelly and Brian Kilmeade, delivered a rousing three-part sermon before taking audience questions, Gawker's J.K. Trotter reports. "Have we reached the point where there are more people...
  • UPS Fires 250 Employees For Staging A 90-Minute Protest To Defend Co-Worker

    04/03/2014 3:01:46 PM PDT · by matt04 · 77 replies
    UPS is firing 250 Queens, N.Y., drivers for walking off the job during a 90-minute protest in February. The company dismissed 20 of the workers after their shifts Monday and issued notices of termination to another 230 employees, notifying them that they will be fired once the company has trained their replacements, UPS spokesman Steve Gaut told Business Insider. The workers were protesting the dismissal of longtime employee and union activist Jairo Reyes, who was fired over an hours dispute, according to Gaut. The New York Daily News first reported on the firings. Local politicians are threatening to cancel city...
  • Court: NYC can ban church service in public school

    04/03/2014 1:03:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 3, 2014 3:53 PM EDT | Tom Hays
    In the latest chapter of a long-running legal fight over separation of church and state, a federal appeals court again ruled on Thursday that New York City school officials can ban a small Christian congregation from holding weekend services in a grade school. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that a city Department of Education policy that prohibits church services in public schools is constitutional. The policy allows religious and other community organizations to use classrooms and other facilities for after-hours programs, but denies access to those seeking to use the space as a “house of worship.” …
  • It Was Never a 'Great Recession' In New York City (The City Did Not Experience a Housing Bust)

    04/03/2014 6:49:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    RCM ^ | 04/03/2014 | Robert Doar
    Sometimes success creates a problem. That's what happened in New York City with housing and homelessness. New York's housing market is very strong. The median price for a new condo in Manhattan rose to $1.73 million during the first quarter of 2014, up more than 30.6% from the first quarter of 2013, according to a market report from the real estate firm Douglas Elliman. Across the East River, the median price for a Brooklyn home reached $570,110, up 11 percent from a year earlier. The average monthly rent in Bushwick, a central Brooklyn neighborhood, which as recently as the 1970s...
  • New York apartment prices hit record high

    04/02/2014 9:43:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 11:21 AM ET | Robert Frank
    The price of a Manhattan apartment just hit a new record. The average sales price for apartments in New York City jumped 15 percent in the first quarter to $1,773,523, according to a report from Douglas Elliman Real Estate and Miller Samuel. The average price per square foot jumped 16 percent to $1,363. The report shows the continued strength of the high-end real estate market—especially among global buyers in the world's top wealth centers. But it also shows that the building boom in trophy penthouses and ultraluxe condos may be overheating. Inventory jumped 19 percent in the quarter for all...
  • New Yorkers Boo Bill de Blasio as he Throws Out Pitch for Mets (VIDEO)

    04/01/2014 8:11:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/01/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    <p>No, they weren’t happy to see him. And they couldn’t have made it any clearer or yelled it any louder.</p> <p>New York Mayor de Blasio was booed at Citi Field on Monday, even before he had a chance to throw out the first pitch.</p>
  • Court rules lesbian chef is owed $1.6M after boss prayed to 'cure her of her sexuality'

    04/01/2014 6:54:50 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 69 replies
    upi ^ | March 31, 2014 | Evan Bleier
    A New York appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s 2012 ruling that a lesbian chef is owed $1.6 million for being forced to attend weekly prayer meetings where her boss would regularly warn that "gay people" were "going to go to hell." Mirella Salemi sued Gloria's Tribeca Inc., Gloria's Tribecamex and principal owner Edward Globokar for violations of the New York City Human Rights Law after a string of incidents that occurred between 2004 and 2007. Gloria's Tribeca is a Mexican restaurant. Salemi was awarded $400,000 in compensatory damages and $1.2 million in punitive damages in what her lawyer,...
  • Little Italy is on the brink of extinction

    03/30/2014 12:06:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 30, 2014 | 2:52am | Kate Briquelet
    A piece of New York City history is bidding arrivederci. Rising rents and changing demographics have driven Little Italy to the verge of extinction. Once a teeming neighborhood stretching 50 square blocks, it now barely covers three blocks of Mulberry Street—and even that strip is under threat. “You can’t rebuild Little Italy,” said Robert Ianniello Jr., owner of the famed Umbertos Clam House. “If we go away, it will never be here again. You can’t build an Olive Garden and say it’s Little Italy.” …
  • Married ex-Washington Post executive found dead at a gay hot spot with a pipe and needle

    A married former Washington Post vice president has been found dead in a gay bar in Manhattan with drug paraphernalia near his body. Guyon Knight was found dead around 8am on Saturday in a bar called the Out in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of New York. The New York Post reported the circumstances of the 64-year-old's death, saying that he was seen with a needle, a pipe and unspecified pills near his body. The club where Knight was found describes itself as being gay-but-straight friendly, but a person familiar with the bar told MailOnline that it is mostly frequented by...
  • Moscow Nyets? Brooklyn Nets Owner to Relocate Parent Company to Russia

    03/25/2014 10:34:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Fox Business ^ | March 24, 2014 | Matt Egan
    Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov on Monday reiterated plans to relocate the company that owns the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets to Russia as Washington and Moscow continue to trade sanctions. The comments come as the Kremlin has called on Russian businessmen to repatriate assets to help offset the economic and financial penalties from West. A law approved by the Kremlin last year prohibits Russians who are seeking top government posts from holding bank accounts or direct shareholdings in companies abroad. “A Russian company will own the basketball club,” Prokhorov said on Monday, according to Reuters. “This (move) does not violate any NBA...
  • NYC Public Schools Have Seen 10 Student Suicides In 7 Weeks

    03/24/2014 1:56:56 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | March 24,2014 | cbslocal.com
    New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina said she feels “heartsick” over the fact that 10 public school students have committed suicide since she took office less than two months ago. According to a report in the New York Post, Farina discussed the suicide epidemic during a private meeting with new school principals on Saturday.
  • Report: 57% of Cigarettes Sold in New York Are Smuggled

    03/21/2014 7:00:51 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 57 replies
    Time ^ | 03-19-2014 | Denver Nicks
    A majority of the cigarettes for sale in New York are illegally smuggled into the state, according to a report out Wednesday from the conservative research group the Tax Foundation. According to the report, 56.9% of the cigarettes sold in New York—the highest importer of smuggled cigarettes—originated from out of state. Since 2006, cigarette smuggling in the state has risen sharply, by 59%, in tandem with a massive hike in cigarette taxes of 190%. New York state now has the highest cigarette taxes in the country, at $4.35 a pack. Residents of NYC must also pay an extra $1.50 per...
  • Daredevil’s climb to top of WTC reveals no working cameras in tower

    03/21/2014 9:59:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2014 | 11:06pm | Philip Messing, Kenneth Garger and Bruce Golding
    The Freedom Tower, America’s top terror target, doesn’t have a single working surveillance camera inside — a stunning security lapse that let a New Jersey teen roam the top floors undetected for two hours, The Post has learned. The video system for 1 World Trade Center “won’t be operational until the building opens later this year,” said a source familiar with the security plan. That means there is no footage of Justin Casquejo, 16, as he slipped by a sleeping guard to the antenna of the 1,776-foot-tall building Sunday morning. “This place has a big bull’s-eye on it, and I...
  • Quinnipiac: NYC Mayor de Blasio's Approval Ratings Plunge

    03/21/2014 9:08:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 03/21/2014
    The honeymoon is over for New York City's new mayor, Bill de Blasio, with a poll showing that the liberal Democrat's approval ratings tumbled dramatically as he entered his third month in office. Just 45 percent of voters approve of the job he is doing, while 34 percent do not, says the survey released Tuesday by the independent Quinnipiac University Polling Institute. The findings are a major setback for de Blasio, who became the city's 109th mayor on Jan. 1 after a campaign that portrayed him as the progressive alternative to his predecessor, billionaire media tycoon Michael Bloomberg. A Jan....
  • NJ teen sneaks up to top of 1 World Trade Center

    03/20/2014 8:50:54 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | Mar 20, 2014 8:06 AM EDT | Kathy Carvajal
    A 16-year-old boy from New Jersey managed to make his way up to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, pass security and take pictures of his daring escapade. The incident is raising serious questions about security at the building under construction in the area where the Twin Towers came crashing down during the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States. Justin Casquejo of Weehawken faces several charges including criminal trespass in the third degree. …
  • Homeless veteran ‘baked to death’ in Rikers cell (NYC prison)

    03/20/2014 8:42:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    AP via MyFoxNY ^ | Mar 19, 2014 2:51 PM EDT | Jake Pearson
    Jerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing. A week later, the mentally ill homeless man was found dead in a Rikers Island jail cell that four city officials say had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment. The officials told The Associated Press that the 56-year-old former Marine was on anti-psychotic and anti-seizure medication, which may have made him more vulnerable to heat....
  • New York City’s rich get blasted for doing good

    03/19/2014 2:12:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/19/2014 | Charles Gasparino
    <p>Consider what passes for a scandal in New York City these days: The rich, conservative Koch family funding a wing of a city hospital. Wall Street types financing charter schools for poor kids in the South Bronx and Harlem. Non-union Walmart trying to open a store in a low-income neighborhood, which would deliver both cheaper goods and jobs to the locals.</p>
  • Salvation Army Settles Lawsuit on Religious Discrimination

    03/19/2014 12:29:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 18, 2014 | Sharon Otterman
    The Salvation Army on Tuesday settled a decade-old lawsuit that charged it with engaging in religious discrimination by requiring its government-funded social service employees to reveal their beliefs and to agree to act in accordance with the Christian gospel. As part of the settlement, approved by a federal judge in Manhattan, the Salvation Army will distribute to its New York employees who work in programs that receive government financing a document stating that they need not adhere to the group’s religious principles while doing their jobs, nor may they be asked about their religious beliefs. The Salvation Army, which is...
  • De Blasio agrees to $98M FDNY discrimination suit settlement (entrance exams)

    03/19/2014 8:22:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2014 | 12:27pm | Selim Algar, Philip Messing, Beth DeFalco and Bob Fredericks
    Abandoning a legal battle hard-fought by his predecessor, Mayor de Blasio on Tuesday agreed to have the city shell out more than $100 million to a group of 1,500 minority firefighter applicants who sued over FDNY entrance exams that were found to be biased. De Blasio made no secret of his desire to settle the controversial case upon taking office in January and the Vulcan Society and its lawyers took full advantage, scoring $98 million out of a $128 million cap on the city’s financial exposure. The generous settlement amount doesn’t include at least $3.7 million more the city will...
  • NYC to pay $98 million to settle case alleging FDNY discriminated against minority applicants

    03/18/2014 4:18:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 18, 2014
    New York City reached an historic settlement with the Vulcan Society of black firefighters, agreeing to pay $98 million in back pay and benefits to minority FDNY applicants without acknowledging intentional discrimination at the fire department.
  • Gay Activists Target St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/17/2014 7:07:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 47 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 17, 2014 | Matthew Hennessey
    If you’ve never been to the annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade, better put it on your calendar for next year. That is, if there is a next year. Time could be running out on the world’s biggest celebration of all things Irish. Why? Because the parade’s organizers have for two decades steadfastly refused to allow gay and lesbian organizations to march under banners trumpeting their sexual orientation. The city’s self-appointed guardians of human rights long ago declared this policy exclusionary and intolerant. But, unlike in previous decades, the effort to paint the parade and its organizers...
  • Fashion Designer L'Wren Scott Found Dead in Apparent Suicide in NYC

    03/17/2014 10:05:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    abcnew.com ^ | 3/17/14 | Good Morning America
    Fashion designer L'Wren Scott was found dead today in her Manhattan apartment of an apparent suicide, according to New York police. She was 47 years old. According to authorities, police were called to her Chelsea apartment at 10:05 a.m. and found her body. A medical examiner will determine the cause of death. Scott was a renowned stylist and fashion designer whose clothes have been worn by A-listers including Nicole Kidman, Angelina Jolie and Penelope Cruz. In February, she announced that she had canceled her London Fashion Week show.
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio attends gay-friendly St. Patrick's Day parade in Queens

    03/17/2014 6:38:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies
    Newsday ^ | Emily Ngo
    Mayor Bill de Blasio marched Sunday near the head of the gay-friendly St. Pat's for All parade in Queens, leading a contingent of elected officials who will also join him in boycotting the St. Patrick's Day parade in Manhattan later this month because it excludes LGBT community members. "We are here to honor the extraordinary Irish heritage of this city . . . and we want to do it in a way that respects all people and all communities," de Blasio said.
  • Hunger crisis: Charities are strained as nearly 1 in 5 New Yorkers depend on aid for food

    03/16/2014 11:12:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3/16/14 | Barry Paddock and Ginger Adams Otis
    It´s a quiet crisis. In a city of plenty, a staggering number of people are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Nearly one in five New Yorkers, 1.4 million people, now rely on a patchwork network of 1,000 food pantries and soup kitchens across the city to eat. That represents an increase of 200,000 people in five years — straining the charities that are trying to help. The two biggest, City Harvest and the Food Bank for New York City, now provide nearly 110 million pounds of food to soup kitchens and food pantries a year. Yet those working
  • First Look: Inside Brooklyn’s New Co-Cathedral

    03/16/2014 1:16:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | 3/15/14 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    Renovation and restoration work has been continuing apace for many months, almost exactly one year after the big news broke. Below, a first shot, with all the scaffolding removed. Dedication is slated for later this spring. The co-cathedral’s website, meantime, offers a video tour of the pre-restoration church, giving a hint of the rich architecture and art being brought lovingly back to life. A new fresco, below, over the rear wall depicts notable holy men and women from New York, including Elizabeth Seton, Bishop Ford and Dorothy Day.
  • New York takes London’s crown as top financial center: survey

    03/16/2014 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:43pm EDT | Paul Sandle
    New York has knocked London from its position as the world’s leading global financial center after seven years, according to the Global Financial Centers Index compiled by London-based consultancy Z/Yen. London slipped from the top of the global rankings, scoring 784 against 786 for New York, because a series of own goals had tarnished its reputation, the report said. […] Hong Kong and Singapore took third and fourth spots respectively, the same as a year ago, the survey showed. But the gap between the “Big Four” and the chasing pack, led by Zürich, Tokyo and Seoul, was narrowing, it said....
  • 50 Years Later, We Know That the NYT Distorted the Kitty Genovese Story to Drive an Agenda

    03/15/2014 7:11:53 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 15, 2014
    On Friday, March 13, 1964, in Kew Gardens, Queens, Winston Moseley murdered Kitty Genovese, a twenty-eight-year-old bar manager, in Queens. In a March 10, 2014 column (HT Instapundit) in the New Yorker, Nicholas Lemann reviewed two recently published books on the murder and its aftermath, one by Catherine Pelonero and the other by Kevin Cook.
  • Woman Finds Huge Silverfish Bug in Soup Served in New York Restaurant

    03/15/2014 11:57:13 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | |March 14, 2014 | Will Lerner
    It’s been a rough week in terms of eaters finding disgusting things in their food. There was Jon Hughes of North Wales, who found a dead shrew inside his bag of potato chips , and Robin Sandusky of New York who found a lizard’s head and arm inside her salad . Making this a trifecta is Natalie Estrella, who found a large, disgusting bug in her soup from a New York restaurant, as WPIX 11 News reports. After finding the bug (and taking a picture), she alerted her waiter. The waiter took the soup away and disposed of the bug,...
  • NYC: 80% of Abortions Were Minority Babies

    03/14/2014 8:46:27 AM PDT · by neverdem · 31 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | Michael W. Chapman
    In New York City, 80% of the babies killed by abortion in 2012 were minorities: Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Blacks. According to a “Pregnancy Outcomes” report published by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, there were a total 73,815 “induced terminations,” or abortions, in 2012 in the five boroughs that comprise New York City. (See Pregnancy Outcomes NYC 2012.)[PDF]Among those abortions, 58,738 were of babies of minority race or ethnicity. That’s 79.57% of the total, or approximately 80% of all the abortions that year.The abortions by race/ethnicity and number are listed below:Hispanic 22,917Asian & Pacific...
  • NYC building collapse subject of federal probe

    03/13/2014 5:18:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies
    Chicago Trib ^ | 3-13-14 | Tribune wire reports
    Federal safety authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into a gas explosion that caused the collapse a day earlier of two New York City apartment buildings, killing seven people and injuring dozens of others. The still-smoldering rubble prevented investigators from getting close enough to examine the main pipe that supplies natural gas to the Upper East Side neighborhood, said Robert Sumwalt, a member of the National Transportation Safety Board, which reviews accidents involving natural gas. When firefighters say the area is safe, he said, investigators will conduct a pressure test on the pipe to find the location of the leak...
  • New York City DOE Violates Teacher's Constitutional Rights

    03/13/2014 1:29:32 PM PDT · by clarkster · 1 replies
    Educator Fights Back ^ | 3/12/14 | Francesco Portelos
    On Tuesday March 4, 2014, I received a voicemail from Detective William Connor of the “84 Squad.” I found out later that “84 Squad” meant “Detective Unit of the 84th Precinct” in Brooklyn. I called back not thinking too much of it and he tells me that there was a complaint made against me by Chief Information Security Officer Desmond White involving alleged hacking of the NYC payroll system. It had something to do with my satirical post from February How to “Hack” the DOE Payroll Portal and Give Yourself a Raise. Apparently some people can’t take a joke. I...
  • NYC ‘guidelines’ for transgender students could see boys and girls forced to share hotel rooms

    03/12/2014 2:02:54 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 22 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/11/14 | Dustin Siggins
    School administrators are to allow students “to participate in accordance with their gender identity consistently asserted at school” during times when students are separated by gender, such as "overnight field trips."
  • Charlie Rangel: "Our community’s 9/11"

    03/12/2014 9:31:45 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | March 12, 2014 | Tal Kopan
    Rep. Charles Rangel called an apparent building explosion and collapse in his home district in Harlem, New York the most “horrific” thing that has hit his home district in his time in Washington and his community’s Sept. 11. “I’ve never had anything this horrific that’s happened in my community since I’ve been in Washington,” Rangel told NBC’s New York affiliate Wednesday as news reports of the fire response continued to come in. “I hope that soon, and very soon, it will be contained and we can go back to some degree of normal normalcy.”
  • Buildings Collapse After Explosion, Fire In East Harlem

    03/12/2014 8:05:35 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 43 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 3/12/14
    Two buildings have collapsed after an explosion Wednesday morning in East Harlem. It happened around 9 a.m. on Park Avenue on 116th Street, the FDNY said. One of the buildings that collapsed had a piano repair shop with apartments above. The second building housed a church. Officials believe both buildings were 5-stories.
  • ‘On My Way to Work and Then BOOM!’: Building Explosion Reported in New York City

    03/12/2014 8:27:13 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 19 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | Mar. 12, 2014 10:06am | Oliver Darcy
    Authorities were responding Wednesday morning to a possible building explosion in uptown New York City, according to multiple reports. A detective told CNN that at least one person had died and the FDNY added that there were aware of 11 minor injuries at this time. According to the New York Times, authorities were also responding of people trapped below the ruble. It was not clear what caused the explosion, but law enforcement officials told CNN that they are not seeing any connection to terrorism at the moment. CNN reported that Con Edison was called moments before the explosion to stop...
  • Local coverage of reported building explosion in NYC

    03/12/2014 7:24:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | March 12, 2014 | FoxNews.Com
    Live video feed. Prayers for those affected.
  • Large explosion, fire in East Harlem; at least 11 hurt

    03/12/2014 7:05:25 AM PDT · by GRRRRR · 97 replies
    WABC, FOX ^ | 03/12/14 | WABC
    <p>Fox news reporting a large explosion in Harlem, possible building collapse etc.</p>
  • New York Now Accepting Applications for Digital Currency Exchanges

    03/11/2014 8:14:28 PM PDT · by Errant · 10 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 11 March 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    New York’s Superintendent of Financial Services, Benjamin M. Lawsky, has issued a public order that confirms the state is now accepting applications for digital currency exchanges. Perhaps most notably, however, was that Lawsky indicated that these businesses will be regulated under new New York regulation, which he committed to having in place by the end of the second quarter of 2014. In his remarks, Lawsky struck his usual balance of at once recognizing the promise of digital currencies and stressing that related business activities need to be conducted in a responsible and lawful manner.
  • Mayor De Blasio vs. Minority Children: Defender of the powerless or of the teachers’ unions?

    03/11/2014 7:38:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/11/2014 | Mona Charen
    Just try to envision the scene: A newly elected Republican mayor of a large American city takes steps to close down some of the best schools serving an almost exclusively minority population. You know how it would go. We’d be hearing that Republicans “hate” the poor. The words “cruel,” “vicious,” and “racist” would circle the new mayor like sharks. News organizations would examine where the mayor sent his own children, and his hypocrisy would be fiercely denounced. It is, of course, the new Democratic mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, who is shutting down a number of highly successful...