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  • Yankees set to be only MLB team not to host LGBTQ Pride Night

    07/07/2018 6:04:24 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 5, 2018 | Kit Ramgopal
    When the New York Mets held their first LGBTQ Pride Night in August 2016, fans waved rainbow flags in the stadium, the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps Marching Band performed, Citi Field’s giant Coca-Cola sign was lit up in rainbow colors and the Kiss Cam caught several same-sex smooches throughout the game. In keeping with tradition, the team honored a veteran at the game, and for that first Pride Night, the Mets honored a gay Army vet. Nearly two years later, however, the Mets’ hometown rivals — the New York Yankees — have yet to host a Pride Night...
  • ‘Godfather Waltz’ [NYT piece by Freeper Silly]

    07/07/2018 4:29:31 PM PDT · by Silly · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 2, 2018 | Paul Klenk
    Dear Diary: On Saturday mornings when my windows are open, I sometimes hear a trumpet player practicing as I’m waking up. The silvery tones ring through several courtyards on my block. I cannot pinpoint the source. The musician is clearly a professional. Scales fly up and down, one impeccable glissando at a time, pausing briefly before climbing to the next half-step. One day, at the top of an octave, the mystery trumpeter added an unexpected flourish… [snip]
  • De Blasio used a $3M counterterrorism plane to zip home from vacation

    07/06/2018 8:29:16 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies
    https://nypost.com ^ | July 5, 2018 | By Yoav Gonen, Larry Celona, Tina Moore and Max Jaeger
    The NYPD used a $3 million counterterrorism plane to shuttle Mayor Bill de Blasio back and forth from his Canada vacation to the Big Apple for an event Thursday, The Post has learned. Hizzoner, who is in Quebec on a weeklong respite, briefly flew back to the Bronx for a memorial for slain Detective Miosotis Familia. “NYPD is transporting him in their plane,” de Blasio spokesman Eric Phillips told The Post. “Their plane” is a Cessna 208 Caravan that cost roughly $3 million and was picked up by the department in 2017, sources said. The high-tech aircraft is outfitted with...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Police swoop to grab woman with a 'Rise and Resist' t-shirt who climbed the Statue...

    07/04/2018 4:40:46 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | July 4, 2018 | Hannah Moore and Rory Tingle For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING NEWS: Police swoop to grab woman with a 'Rise and Resist' t-shirt who climbed the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day and stayed there for two hours, as ICE protesters below unfurled an 'Abolish Ice' banner Police have snatched a woman wearing a 'Rise and Resist' t-shirt who climbed the Statue of Liberty on Independence Day and stayed there for two hours shortly after seven people were arrested for unfurling an 'Abolish ICE' banner. Police on ladders spoke to the woman just after 4.30pm but she refused to come down, so officers constructed a rope rescue system...
  • The Death of a Once Great City; The fall of New York and the urban crisis of affluence

    07/03/2018 11:19:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Harpers ^ | 07/03/2018 | Kevin Baker
    New York has been my home for more than forty years, from the year after the city’s supposed nadir in 1975, when it nearly went bankrupt. I have seen all the periods of boom and bust since, almost all of them related to the “paper economy” of finance and real estate speculation that took over the city long before it did the rest of the nation. But I have never seen what is going on now: the systematic, wholesale transformation of New York into a reserve of the obscenely wealthy and the barely here—a place increasingly devoid of the idiosyncrasy,...
  • Left-Wing Politicians Wage War on Plastic

    07/03/2018 12:04:05 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 2, 2018 | Taylor Chaffetz
    After a ban on non-biodegradable utensils went into effect over the weekend in Seattle, local officials are advising food service businesses to “[s]top using plastic straws and plastic utensils.”An ordinance pending before the New York City Council would make that city’s food service businesses the next front line in liberal politicians’ war on plastic straws.For the last two months, the New York City Council has deliberated over a bill that would make it a civil offense for any food service provider in the city to offer customers straws or stirrers “made of plastic or any other non-biodegradable material.” If passed,...
  • Eric Trump rushes into NYC traffic to save ailing woman

    07/02/2018 8:50:27 AM PDT · by Pollard · 53 replies
    Washintong Examiner ^ | 7/2/2018 | Paul Bedard
    An ordinary morning in New York City last week for President Trump’s son Eric Trump abruptly turned frantic when he rushed to the aid of a woman who passed out near a train station, dodging rush-hour traffic to chase down a passing ambulance. According to an eyewitness account provided to Secrets, Trump and his security detail stopped to tend to the unidentified woman outside of the F train stop near 57th Street and 6th Avenue on Wednesday morning. Our tipster, who requested anonymity, said Trump then spotted a passing ambulance and rushed to stop it. “I watched as Eric looked...
  • Private school in Manhattan ends policy that separated students by race for homeroom

    07/02/2018 8:37:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    NBC Today ^ | 07/02/18 | Stephanie Gosk
    The Little Red Schoolhouse, a costly private school in Manhattan, is ending a controversial policy where students were separated into homerooms by race. The school’s director says the policy, put in place over the last year, was supposed to help students find social support, while critics called it reminiscent of segregation. The report is a video: Elite Private NYC School Segregates Students by Race
  • De Blasio calls for abolishing ICE

    06/29/2018 9:37:45 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 29, 2018 | Max Greenwood
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to be abolished, saying that the agency has "become a punitive, negative tool for division," and is "no longer acceptable." In calling for the agency to be disbanded, de Blasio echoed comments made by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a political newcomer who vanquished Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a Democratic primary race on Tuesday. "You need some kind of agency to deal with immigration, but ICE is not that," de Blasio said on "The Brian Lehrer Show" on WYNC. "ICE has proven it can't be that. ICE's...
  • Sucker-Punching Duo Leave Man Unconscious in NYC Street, Then Take Pictures: Cops

    06/28/2018 6:40:48 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 38 replies
    Channel 4 New York City ^ | 28 June 2018 | Katherine Creag
    A man was left in a Bronx street in the middle of the day after a brutal punch knocked him out, leaving him behind for people to pick his pockets and take pictures of him while he's unconscious, authorities say. Police say two attackers walked up to the 37-year-old man last Monday morning in the area of Aqueduct Avenue and Buchanan Place in University Heights. One of the suspects wound up and delivered a knockout blow on the victim, who then fell to the ground in the middle of the intersection. The attackers then walked away, leaving the unconscious man...
  • Trump, Kushner buildings rank among top polluters in New York

    06/28/2018 6:29:09 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/28/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    New York luxury towers owned by President Trump and his senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are reportedly part of the 2 percent of buildings that produce half of the city’s carbon dioxide pollution. Huff Post, citing a study by environmental nonprofits, reported Thursday that Trump International Hotel and Tower, Trump Tower, and the Kushner family’s 666 Fifth Avenue buildings are some of the biggest contributors to pollution. New York Communities for Change, the People’s Climate Movement NY, and other environmental groups compared public data on the buildings' electrical use and how much fossil fuel was burned at each site...
  • Horrifying moment boy, 14, is attacked and stabbed in vicious beating 'by the same gang [tr]

    06/26/2018 10:09:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 26, 2018 | Snejana Farberov
    The NYPD has released footage showing a large pack of young men believed to be gang members beating and stabbing a 14-year-old in The Bronx – two days before another local teenager was slashed to death in the borough. The attack took place at 5.30pm on June 18 in the median of the Bronx River Parkway, not far from the East Gun Hill Road exit. Police officers responded to the scene to find the 14-year-old victim lying unconscious and unresponsive, and suffering from multiple stab wounds all over his body.
  • 5 arrested for murder of New York teen who was hacked to death with machete

    06/25/2018 4:36:16 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 41 replies
    Cox Media via Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | June 24, 20183 | Jared Leone
    NEW YORK — Police arrested five people Sunday in connection with a brutal machete attack on a teen outside a Bronx bodega earlier in the week. Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, was pulled out of the Cruz and Chiky grocery Wednesday by members of the Dominican gang Trinitarios, who beat him, hacked him with a machete and left him to die on the sidewalk outside the store in what officials believe was a case of mistaken identity, according to the New York Post. Gang members wrongly believed Guzman-Feliz was in a revenge sex video posted online that featured a relative of one...
  • Why soda taxes don't work

    06/24/2018 12:33:12 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2018 | Adam Brandon
    Time and again we hear politicians from different parts of the country profess the virtues of a soda tax. Their reasoning ranges from wanting to improve the public health, by cutting back consumption of unhealthy drinks, to talking about how much revenue it will bring in. This proclivity of nanny statists to push policies to change people’s behavior hues quite closely to Einstein’s definition of insanity: Trying the same thing over and over, expecting different results. Policy makers of all stripes need to abandon their affinity for soda taxes. Put simply, soda taxes just don’t work. Take Berkeley, California, as...
  • 'Occupy ICE' protests emerge across the country

    06/23/2018 11:38:13 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/23/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Protestors are occupying Immigrations and Custom Enforcement (ICE) facilities across the country, inspired by a Portland protest that resulted in the indefinite shutdown of an ICE detention center on Wednesday. "Occupy ICE" protestors are blocking the loading deck of ICE headquarters in New York, have set up tents in front of an ICE facility in Los Angeles, and are gathered outside of a detention center in Washington state. Though the protests are not led by any one group, the Democratic Socialists of America are involved in most states, alongside groups associated with prison abolition, immigration rights and anarchist collectives. The...
  • Running Late to Meeting, Man Paddleboards Across Hudson River in Business Suit, Dress Shoes

    06/23/2018 10:33:31 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 15 replies
    Ferry commuters were stunned to see a man in a suit paddleboarding across the Hudson River Thursday morning The man, Scott Holt, tells News 4 he was running late for a meeting so he decided to hop on his paddleboard from Jersey City He made it across in 30 minutes, but was met by a confused cop and an angry ferry captain, he says Sure, it's common in New York City to see men in suits commuting on the subway or in taxis -- but on a paddleboard across the Hudson River? That may be a first. Eunice Rivers was...
  • Scoring 30% on a test is enough to graduate high school in NYC

    06/23/2018 6:14:05 AM PDT · by DFG · 65 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/22/2018 | Selim Algar
    The bar keeps dropping on state math exams — and critics are saying it’s because officials are desperate for high graduation rates. Kids only need to score a measly 30 percent on this month’s Algebra 1 Regents test to pass, according to new state guidelines. Students who manage just 26 out of 86 total points will get a heavily weighted score of 65 — the minimum required for passage. That’s the lowest standard since the state introduced the test four years ago.
  • David Hogg strolling NYC with armed bodyguards.

    06/21/2018 9:20:37 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 65 replies
    Gun Free Zone ^ | June 20, 2018 | Sean Di Somma
  • Park ravaged by drugs, hookers and muggings after infamous police killing (New York City)

    06/21/2018 2:47:50 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 29 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/20/2018 | Reuven Fenton, Tina Moore and Aaron Feis
    Gangbangers peddle drugs in plain sight, hustlers resell cheap booze on the street corner — 50 cents will get you a capful — and prostitutes lead johns to the boarded-up husk of what used to be a Taco Bell. This is Tompkinsville Park on Staten Island’s North Shore in 2018 and, to area residents and merchants caught in its heroin- and K2-infested vortex, this is a battlefield. “Every day you see muggings, prostitutes, people smoking crack and shooting up heroin,” said Xhafer Gjeshbitraj, 52, who owns a building across the street from the tiny, triangular park bounded by Bay Street...
  • PAC backing Johnston for governor gets another $1M from Bloomberg ( enemy action in Colorado )

    06/20/2018 6:56:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | June 19, 2018 | Marianne Goodland
    A political action committee backing former state Sen. Michael Johnston of Denver for the Democratic nod for governor has received another $1 million dollars from Michael Bloomberg, bringing the wealthy former New York mayor’s total donations to the committee to $2 million. ... The $1 million contribution was the largest that any campaign committee received in the most recent reporting period from May 31 to June 13, according to the secretary of state’s office’s TRACER campaign finance system. Second on the list: another $750,000 from fellow Democrat U.S. Rep. Jared Polis of Boulder to his gubernatorial campaign, bringing his total...