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  • Feds bust twin brothers from the Bronx for trying to build bombs

    02/16/2018 3:15:12 AM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    NY POST ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Shawn Cohen, Larry Celona, Caroll Alvarado and Chris Perez
    Cops have busted twin brothers from the Bronx for allegedly stockpiling explosive materials and crafting bombs inside their home — with help from high school students. Christian Toro, a former teacher at Harlem Prep, and his brother, Tyler Toro, were arrested by the FBI on Thursday as part of a joint investigation with the NYPD. The two 27-year-olds had been forging explosive devices inside their Pelham Parkway apartment since last October — using gunpowder from fireworks as the base for their bomb-making, according to the complaint. A search of the residence turned up a slew of dangerous chemicals, including 20...
  • Success Academy

    02/14/2018 8:38:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 14, 2018 | John Stossell
    Kids who attend New York City's Success Academy charter schools do remarkably well. "We are No. 1 in student achievement in the state," says founder Eva Moskowitz, "outperforming all the wealthy suburbs." They do. Although they teach mostly poor kids, 95 percent pass the state math test, and 84 percent pass the English test. Pass rates at government run schools are 38 and 41 percent. How does Success Academy do it? For one thing, she keeps kids in class longer. Middle schoolers stay until 4:30 p.m. Is that too much stress for kids, I ask? "China and India are not...
  • ‘Son of Sam’ killer recovering after another heart surgery

    02/06/2018 9:40:35 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6 February 2018 | Carl Campanile
    The notorious “Son of Sam” killer is recovering from a second medical procedure after undergoing emergency heart surgery at an Albany hospital, sources said Tuesday. David Berkowitz, 64, terrorized New York City when he murdered six people from 1976 to 1977 and claimed a possessed dog gave him orders to kill. Berkowitz underwent cardiac surgery at Albany Medical Center last December and was returned to Shawangunk Correctional Facility on Jan. 15, state prison officials said.
  • Mayor won't attend Groundhog Day ceremony because he has 'a lot to manage'

    02/01/2018 12:42:10 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    The last time de Blasio held the groundhog was at the Island's 2014 Groundhog Day ceremony. He dropped the animal after the handler placed the it in his arms. The groundhog, a female stand-in named Charlotte, died several days later. But the Staten Island Zoo said it was unlikely the groundhog's death was related to being dropped.
  • What Does the Future Hold for New York City’s Columbus Statue? (The Left is Playing a Longer Game)

    02/01/2018 7:51:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2018 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    It looks like Christopher Columbus can stay put. For now. Earlier this month, New York City’s Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers announced that the 76-foot monument to Columbus can remain at the traffic circle at the southwest corner of Central Park, despite protests from groups claiming to speak for Native Americans. For both Italian Americans, who view Columbus as a symbol of ethnic pride, and Latinos, whose culture was born from the Spanish colonization ushered in by Columbus, the decision comes as a relief. But the commission’s report is not all good news. A close review reveals...
  • Vanity - Trump, Truly a New York City Kid from head to toe.

    01/25/2018 7:49:38 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 19 replies
    Yesterday, POTUS, Trump declared he favors a Ten/Twelve year path to citizenship for the "illegal" DACA "Kids", who are now, almost all adults. With those simple words, he has castrated Democrats, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and the entire failed, non-issue, Democrat Party. Bottom line, if Trump sells this plan to the entire GOP, the Democrat Party will cave to all of his demands on tough "needed" immigration legislation, including the building and financing the "Trump Wall"!!! Trump was raised in New York City, and he knows and clearly understands what a "melting pot" means. His "1950s-1960s", NYC, was populated with...
  • De Blasio abruptly cancels White House meeting with Trump

    01/24/2018 1:19:23 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Mayor Bill de Blasio abruptly canceled what would have been his first White House meeting with President Trump on Wednesday — citing Department of Justice action on immigration as the reason. Hizzoner was scheduled to visit the White House with more than 100 other mayors to discuss issues that include infrastructure spending and the opioid crisis. “I will NOT be attending today’s meeting at the White House after @realDonaldTrump’s Department of Justice decided to renew their racist assault on our immigrant communities,” de Blasio tweeted just a couple of hours before the scheduled meeting. “It doesn’t make us safer and...
  • Do not use this town as a shortcut into NYC

    01/22/2018 9:16:07 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 107 replies
    NY Post ^ | 22 Jan 2018 | Nick Fugallo and Natalie Musumeci
    A New Jersey town has banned out-of-town motorists during rush hour to prevent them from clogging its roads while using the enclave as a shortcut to the George Washington Bridge with the use of GPS navigation apps. Residents and employees working in Leonia must display town-issued yellow hang tags in their vehicles to access the closed-off secondary roads.
  • NYC terror suspect offers to plead guilty to avoid death penalty, attorneys say

    01/18/2018 2:11:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/18 | Ellie Kaufman
    (CNN)The suspect in New York City's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has offered to plead guilty in order to avoid the death penalty, according to a new court filing from the suspect's defense attorneys. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, has been charged with killing eight people and injuring a dozen others after he drove a pickup truck down a bicycle path near the World Trade Center on October 31. Saipov faces a 22-count indictment, which includes murder and terror-related charges. He has pleaded not guilty. In the filing, Saipov's attorneys say that with the amount of discovery the government has already produced...
  • New York City mayor seeks billions from oil companies, blames them for climate change

    01/11/2018 10:09:39 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    week after a brutal snowstorm froze New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered a one-two punch Wednesday in the name of climate change, announcing he will seek billions in damages from five major oil-and-gas companies while moving to divest from fossil fuels. “It’s time for them to start paying for the damage they have done,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference at the Manhattan Youth Center. “It’s time for Big Oil to take responsibility for the devastation they have wrought.” The two-front attack was promptly pilloried by industry groups as a cynical political stunt, even as it...
  • Crazed man jumps on subway tracks for ‘social justice’ [NYC]

    01/11/2018 8:24:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2018 | 8:35am | Stephanie Pagones
    A crazed man jumped onto the subway tracks and threatened to kill himself — all while ranting for “equality” and “social justice,” a witness said. The unidentified man was holding a bottle of vodka when he started yelling and jumped onto the D- and B-line tracks around 1:30 p.m. at the 42nd Street/Bryant Park station on Wednesday, said Brooklyn-based photojournalist Eli Wohl, who captured the scene on film. “People were mostly pleading with him: ‘Just come up, come up,’” Wohl recalled. “Whatever he did, he kept on mentioning different social issues — women’s rights and racial stuff.” […] “He said:...
  • NYC halts $9.6M incentive package to move Aetna to city

    01/10/2018 7:33:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2018 9:38 PM EST
    New York City is halting a $9.6 million incentive package offered to Aetna to move its headquarters to the city. The insurance giant announced in June that it would move its headquarters to New York City beginning in late 2018 after nearly two centuries in Hartford, Connecticut. But those plans were put on hold after CVS Health Corp. said in December that it was buying Aetna for $69 billion in a deal that would help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client. At that time, Aetna said all of its locations would be...
  • JFK Travelers Ask: When Can I Catch a Flight Home?

    01/08/2018 6:44:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 7, 2018 | Patrick McGeehan and Winnie Hu
    Adeola Dorris just wanted to go home to Guyana. But instead, she was standing among other stranded passengers amid stacks and stacks of luggage at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sunday afternoon. Ms. Dorris, 40, an accountant who arrived at the airport on Saturday night, had no idea when her connecting flight would leave. “When the flight was suspended, I literally cried,” she said. “Because I’m here alone and I have nowhere to go. And you can’t tell me when I’m going to get home. And I have to work tomorrow.”
  • Democrats Respond to Trump Tower Fire – Disappointed President Trump Wasn’t Killed

    01/08/2018 6:19:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/8/18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Following a fire on the roof of Trump Tower in New York City on Monday morning, Democrats responded exactly as you would expect them to — by expressing disappointment that our president isn’t dead.
  • Firefighters Battling Fire on Roof of Trump Tower in NYC

    01/08/2018 4:41:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | 1-8-18
    <p>No link yet. Friend in area has told me. Firemen on roof of Trump Tower. TV should cover soon.</p>
  • East Harlem dry cleaner says city’s forcing him out of business after eminent domain dispute

    01/07/2018 5:53:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 01.07.18 | Ginger Adams Otis
    New York City is using eminent domain to take an East Harlem businessman to the cleaners. Damon Bae, whose family success story embodies the American Dream, is about to lose the shirt off his back — after a 12-year battle with the city for control of his dry cleaning enterprise. Fancy Cleaners, a 6,000-square-foot facility at the corner of 126th St. and Third Ave., was supposed to be the cornerstone of a family empire built by a Korean couple who came to the U.S. in 1981, bringing their tailoring skills with them along with two young children and endless ambition....
  • NYC could get slammed by ‘bomb’ cyclone winter storm

    01/03/2018 7:43:33 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2 Jan 2018 | Joe Tacopino and Linda Massarella
    Manhattan is set to get 3 inches of snow starting around 5 or 6 a.m. Thursday, but parts of Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island should brace for at least double that, experts warned.
  • New York City to install 1,500 protective barriers after vehicle attacks

    01/02/2018 1:05:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 2, 2017 | Staff
    Hundreds of new protective barriers will be permanently installed in Times Square and other locations around New York in an effort to block vehicles from hitting pedestrians after deadly attacks last year on crowds. The city is spending $50 million on protective measures including the installation of 1,500 metal barriers, or bollards, in key locations around the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.
  • Soldier home for holidays died saving lives in Bronx inferno

    12/30/2017 4:06:04 AM PST · by McGruff · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2017 | Joe Marino
    An Army solider died in the Bronx inferno Thursday night — while heroically rushing in and out of the apartment building to save several other lives, his grieving dad told The Post. “That’s his nature,” said Kwabena Mensah, 62, whose son Emmanuel died when the Belmont building went up in flames. “He was trying to help people out from the fire, and unfortunately he lost his life. He tried to do his best.
  • Soldier Visiting New York City Among 12 Killed In Bronx Blaze

    12/29/2017 4:20:51 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    CBS NEW YORK ^ | 29 DECEMBER 2017 | CBS NEW YORK
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A soldier visiting New York City who had been reported missing following a deadly fire in the Bronx was among the 12 people killed in the massive blaze, sources tell CBS2. As smoke engulfed the building on Prospect Avenue just before 7 p.m. Thursday, family after family desperately ran out, barefoot and freezing, to try and get to safety. “When I wake up, all I see is the flames going up, kids are on the fire escape,” said neighbor Rafael Gonzalez. “It was one apartment and then it escalated to two apartments. It just kept going...