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  • DC Police Chief: Quadruple Murder Suspect Believed To Be In Brooklyn

    05/21/2015 11:19:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | May 21, 2015 1:55 PM | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – It is believed the man wanted for the murder of a Washington, D.C. family and their housekeeper is in Brooklyn, Metropolitan Police Chief Cathy Lanier said Thursday. Metropolitan Police in Washington issued an arrest warrant for Daron Dylon Wint on first-degree murder charges in connection with the May 13 quadruple murder and arson case. “We have information that we believe Mr. Wint is currently in the Brooklyn, New York-area,” Lanier said. “We continue to seek the public’s assistance in locating Wint,” Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said. “If you see something, we’re begging of you, to...
  • New York City vs. London: Which is the better city?

    05/20/2015 8:07:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/20/2015 | SARAH SCHMALBRUCH
    The debate over which is the better city New York City or London has been raging for a long time. The cities are alike in that they're both densely populated cosmopolitan capitals of their respective countries, but they also have their differences. We rounded up the factors that are important for both inhabitants and visitors to take into consideration and used them to help settle the debate. As a side note: Even though I currently live in NYC, I'm a native Chicagoan, so I'm an impartial judge in the matter. COST Both London and NYC are notorious for...
  • De Blasio Defends Involvement in National Progressive Agenda

    05/19/2015 7:09:47 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 19, 2015 | Nicholas Ballasy
    VIDEO: De Blasio defends working on national issues away from NYC Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio defended his involvement in national issues with the progressive agenda to combat income equality amid criticism of spending too much time outside of the city. De Blasio also said he agrees entirely with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on trade. I think its obvious the issues that were talking about here have a huge impact on the people of New York City and when you think about whats happening in our city 46 percent of the people of our city at...
  • Al Sharpton's Daughter Sues The City of New York For $5 Million After She Fell In The Street

    05/17/2015 10:32:26 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 65 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | May 17, 2015 | BELINDA ROBINSON
    Al Sharpton's Daughter Sues The City of New York For $5 Million After She Fell In The Street And Sprained Her Ankle Dominique Sharpton, 29, said she was 'severely bruised and wounded' She fell at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway on October 2, 2014 Suit is with departments of Transportation and Environmental Protection By BELINDA ROBINSON 17 May 2015 The eldest daughter of civil rights activist Al Sharpton has launched a bid to sue the city of New York for $5 million after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle. Dominique Sharpton, 29, said she was...
  • Pre-K Progressive Push

    05/14/2015 6:42:15 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 12, 2015 | Nick Kowalski
    On a panel promoting pre-Kindergarten programs at a conference recently in Austin, Texas, a pair of government officialsone local, one federalmade their case. Representing the City of New York, Richard Buery suggested that employing universal preschool is the number-one issue for Mayor Bill de Blasio. To critics of increasingly centralized learning schemes, Buery had something to say. There are people who do not want us to succeed for a variety of reasons, he acknowledged. People speak ill of government so often. But apparently there is nothing about which to worry because [g]overnment is doing big things for people. Far-left Democrats...
  • Let Our Cities Move (by Bill DeBlasio and Mick Cornett)

    05/13/2015 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 13, 2015 | Bill DeBlasio and Mick Cornett
    EVERY day, millions of Americans rely on a remarkable network of roads, bridges, subways, trains and buses to connect us to work, school and opportunity. But our transportation system, once the envy of the world, is in jeopardy. In New York City, subways and buses are overcrowded and often unreliable, and roadways and bridges are in dire need of repair and rehabilitation. From the next phase of the Second Avenue subway to plans to connect the Metro-North Railroad to Pennsylvania Station, to the proposed new subway line under Utica Avenue in Brooklyn, there isnt a short- or long-term expansion project...
  • Man Involved in Hammer Attacks Reportedly Shot Dead Near Penn Station

    05/13/2015 10:03:00 AM PDT · by petercooper · 29 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 05/13/2015 | New York Magazine
    The man who attacked several women with a hammer on Monday was fatally shot in midtown on Wednesday morning. Before being shot by police officers, he reportedly tried to attack a female police officer with a hammer when approached for questioning shortly before 10 a.m. There is a heavy police presence at the intersection of 37th Street and Eighth Avenue near Penn Station, which has been closed to traffic.
  • De Blasio splits town as violent crime soars

    05/12/2015 1:51:29 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/11/15 | Aaron Short, Yoav Gonen and Michael Gartland
    Hes on the road again. As violent crime soars in the Big Apple, Mayor Bill de Blasio has far more pressing matters to deal with touting his progressive agenda in two more out-of-state locales. Hizzoner will be heading off Tuesday for his 11th trip outside New York in the last 12 months to address national or international issues. After speaking in three Midwestern states last month on income inequality, de Blasio is headed to DC to unveil details of his progressive agenda.
  • Does NYC mayor, now a national figure, risk trouble at home?

    05/10/2015 10:06:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2015 11:53 AM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasios political visionand his political travelshave increasingly reached far beyond the borders of New York City. [] It is commonplace for New York City mayors to become national figures, but some experts believe that de Blasionot even 18 months into his first termis risking being perceived as someone who has forgotten about his home. A poll last week showed that fewer than half of New Yorkers believe the city is moving in the right direction. Hes entering a path that can be dangerous for big-city mayors, said Kenneth Sherrill, a retired political science professor at Hunter College....
  • De Blasio Feels Under Appreciated in NYC (barf)

    05/07/2015 2:00:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    WOR 710 AM ^ | Thursday, May 7th 2015 @ 6am
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is feeling unappreciated. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, he suggests that many of his accomplishments are being overlooked because of the day-to-day news cycle. A lot of people outside New York City understand what happened in the first year of New York City better than people in New York City, de Blasio said.
  • Police Towing Hundreds of Cars Now For Obama Fundraser

    05/04/2015 2:18:02 PM PDT · by Diogenez · 103 replies
    Eyewitness account ^ | 5/4/2015 | Diogenez
    Police are in the process of towing hundreds of cars in the West Village section of New York to clear the way for an Obama fundraiser at the townhouse of "Sex & the City" star, Sarah Jessica Parker. Anna Wintour of The Devil Wears Parda hatefulness will host. Expected guests: Justin Timberlake, Harvey Weinstein, Tommy Hilfiger. Several blocks west of Greenwich Ave. to the river are being cleared of cars and lined with metal barricades. Hundreds of "special detail" police are to run interferencefor the $40,000 per plate event. Cost to taxpayers - an estimated $2.5 to $3 Million.
  • NYPD officer (Brian Moore) shot in the head this weekend pronounced dead

    05/04/2015 12:40:44 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 47 replies
    AP via WSMV News ^ | 5/4/2015 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    NEW YORK (AP) - A 25-year-old police officer shot in the head over the weekend while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a handgun died Monday from his injuries, the third New York City officer slain on duty in five months, Police Commissioner William Bratton said. Brian Moore, who was in a coma after undergoing brain surgery following the Saturday evening shooting, was pronounced dead at a Queens hospital with his family at his bedside, including a father, uncle and cousin who were police officers. Dozens of uniformed officers stood at attention outside the medical center and lined...
  • Woman to become NY firefighter despite failing crucial fitness test

    05/03/2015 3:37:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 62 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 3 May 2015 | New York Post
    The FDNY for the first time in its history will allow someone who failed its crucial physical-fitness test to join the Bravest, The Post has learned.Rebecca Wax, 33, is set to graduate Tuesday from the Fire Academy without passing the Functional Skills Training test, a grueling obstacle course of job-related tasks performed in full gear with a limited air supply, an insider has revealed.Theyre going to allow the first person to graduate without passing because this administration has lowered the standard, said the insider, who is familiar with the training.Upon graduation, Wax would be assigned to a firehouse and...
  • Swedish cops on vacation break up subway fight

    04/24/2015 2:04:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 12 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Kathianne Boniello
    Four Swedish police officers took a break from their New York vacation to answer the call of duty Wednesday, breaking up an out-of-control fight between two homeless men on a Manhattan subway train.The Scandinavian patrolmen said they were on their way to see a performance of Les Misrables when they heard the operator of their uptown 6 train yell frantically over the intercom: Are there any police officers on the train?! We thought maybe someone needed help, said Samuel Kvarzell, 25, a rookie with the Stockholm Police Department. When they made their way to the front of the train, they...
  • Welcome to rent control! 88,000 apply for 55 apartments

    04/21/2015 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2015 | NewsMachete
    Eighty-Eight thousand people (so far) have applied for 55 low-rent apartments in a fancy new condominium building on Manhattan's upper west side. The lucky few could get a two bedroom apartment for less than $1100 a month in the West 60's of Manhattan. To get tax breaks, developers of luxury buildings make some units available at below market rent rates, and this is what happened here. But as you can see from the number of applicants, this program will never produce enough low income housing. Rent control is the biggest obstacle to building new affordable housing; that's why nearly...
  • De Blasio in secret bid to be Dems 2016 pick

    04/20/2015 7:02:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 47 replies
    nypost.co, ^ | April 20, 2015 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Mayor Bill de Blasio is positioning himself to be the leftist progressive alternative to Wall Street-friendly Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president, a national party operative told The Post. De Blasios hope, the operative said, is a Draft de Blasio movement will develop among progressive activists over the next several months that will lead to the mayor being able to defeat Clinton in the primary elections next year in much the same way leftist Sen. George McGovern successfully challenged the initially front-running establishment Democratic candidate, Sen. Edmund Muskie, more than 40...
  • Taking a trip to NYC!

    04/15/2015 1:58:44 PM PDT · by eeevil conservative · 170 replies
    4/15/2015 | eeevil conservative
    My son is graduating from college! Worked his way through on his own! As a gift, I am taking him to NYC. Staying with my sister in Queens. I want to do just ONE thing that is extra special- like to a taping of the The Tonight Show? Any ideas, suggestions? We will be going to see Statue of Liberty, Coney Island, Central Park, etc... But I am looking for one thing that will stand out for a young man graduating college-- no girlie clubs! MOM is on this trip!
  • De Blasio Shuns Hillary: "This Is a Different Country Were Living in Right Now"

    04/15/2015 4:18:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio once again refused to endorse his former boss, Hillary Clinton, in remarks today. "This is a different country were living in right now, and I think we need to hear a vision that relates to this tim," de Blasio said.
  • Gwyneth Paltrow Eaten Alive on Social Media for Living on $29 Food Stamp Budget

    Gwyneth Paltrow is slashing her food budget to raise awareness about hunger. But sometimes even the best intentions are met with criticism, eye rolls and sarcasm. Last week, the Oscar winner announced that she had accepted The Food Bank for New York City challenge to live on food stamps for one week, with a grocery budget of $29 or about $1.38 per meal. According to the #FoodBankNYCChallenge, needy families are given $29 per person as part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as SNAP, after Congress cut food stamps twice since 2013. Once Paltrow accepted the challenge, she tweeted...
  • Lets keep all our kids safe (NYC denying security to private school children)

    04/10/2015 12:16:18 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jake Adler and Vincent LeVien
    All children deserve to be safe at school. Yet it turns out that New York City does not provide kids who attend private schools with the same level of protection as those at public schools. Thats not only unfair, its unsafe. And it ought to change. As matters stand, only public schools in the city are eligible for NYPD school-safety agents. Private schools must provide security officers on their own dime. And while child-safety is an issue no decent school would ignore, the fact is many private schools struggle to cover the costs of adequate security and sometimes the...
  • NYPD Detective Suspended After Video Appears to Show Him Pocketing Cash During Police Raid

    04/09/2015 3:12:38 PM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    WSJ ^ | 09 April 2015 | Pervaiz Shallwani
    A New York Police Department detective has been suspended after a Brooklyn deli owner uncovered security camera footage that appears to show the officer pocketing nearly $3,000 in cash during a raid earlier this month, police said.The detective, Ian Cyrus, 49 years old, has been suspended pending an internal affairs investigation into the April 3 incident, NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis said Thursday.That video combined with an allegation of theft is enough to warrant an investigation, Mr. Davis said. Its good enough to support taking appropriate action at the time. The video is indicative of activity that requires more investigation.Detective Cyrus...
  • New York City Sex Club Killing Kittens makes its debut

    04/08/2015 8:37:41 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/8/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Killing Kittens, a roving international sex club, is making its filthy debut in NYC. It is an import from the UK that is sinking American culture to the very bottom of the deepest ocean trenches, the Marianas included. Must we be awash from across the muddy pond with such as In a matter of minutes, pants are off, bras are unhooked, and a tangled web of nude revelers go at it, according to reporter Dana Schuster. (1) Schuster is detailing in raw descriptions just what goes on in this international hook up club, inevitably destined to reach Americas shores. This...
  • NYC roommates sue for $40M after East Village blast; claim 'severe' physical, mental injuries

    04/07/2015 2:05:44 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    syracuse.com ^ | Allie Healy
    The New York Post reports Lucie Bauermeister, 23, and Anna Ramotowska, 26, filed suit on Monday in Bronx Supreme Court. The two claim they were "severely injured, both physically and mentally." Court documents say Bauermeister and Ramotowska are specifically suing Con Ed, 121 Second Ave. landlord Maria Hrynenko, contractor Dilber Kukic and Hyeonil Kim, owner of Sushi Park. The roommates were able to safely exit their apartment on March 26, and witnessed seeing a severe burn victim and several dramatic last-minute rescues, Jezebel reports. After being interviewed on Fox 5's "Good Day New York" the day after the seven-alarm fire,...
  • Will New York City Give Non-Citizens the Right to Vote?

    04/06/2015 7:10:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/06/2015 | John Fund
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasios approval ratings have slipped below 50 percent, making it possible he could face a serious primary challenge in 2017. But New Yorks prode Blasio city council may have found a way to stop that cold: A majority of the council supports giving more than 1 million non-citizens full rights to vote in local elections. Thats one in five adult New Yorkers. Mayor de Blasios approval ratings are much higher among minorities than with whites, who oppose him by a two-to-one margin. Giving non-citizens most of whom are minorities the vote could...
  • ('national hero') De Blasio Dips Toe Into Presidential Politics With Meeting of Liberals

    04/05/2015 11:02:52 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    DNA info ^ | 4/03/15 | Jeff Mays
    Pic - Mayor Bill de Blasio, at Gracie Mansion with First Lady Chirlane McCray, activist Van Jones, and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, plans to dip his toe into presidential politics with the launch of a push for income inequality to become a central issue of the 2016 national elections. "All of this is focused on the notion that we are not having a discussion on income inequality in this country and we are not having that discussion at our peril." GRACIE MANSION Mayor Bill de Blasio, who supporters describe as a "national hero" among progressives, has dipped his his...
  • Several injured in brawl at Resorts World Casino at Aqueduct in Queens, police say

    04/04/2015 4:38:46 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 44 replies
    Dozens of people got into a chair-flinging, glass-shattering midnight melee at a racetrack casino when patrons clashed at a daiquiri bar opening, police said Saturday. The brawl unfolded in front of hundreds of people late Friday in a food court at the Aqueduct track's Resorts World Casino, where the Fat Tuesday chain's first New York location was opening.
  • Massive brawl break out at Resorts World Casino in Queens as hundreds look on in horror

    04/04/2015 3:47:14 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 49 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 4/4/15 | BARRY PADDOCK , THOMAS TRACY , DENIS SLATTERY
    All bets were off after a chair-hurling brawl broke out Friday night at the grand opening of a Fat Tuesday New Orleans-style daiquiri bar inside the Resorts World Casino in Queens, officials said.
  • NYC: Two US women arrested over their ties to ISIL (Missed in U.S. media coverage?!?)

    Two women in New York City have been arrested over their ties to the ISIL terrorist group and allegedly planning to carry out a "terrorist attack" in the United States, federal prosecutors say. Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, plotted to hit government, police or military targets, according to the complaint filed Thursday at a US federal court in Brooklyn. The complaint said Velentzas and Siddiqui had praised the al-Qaeda terrorist group and were "citizens of ISIL. "We are committed to doing everything in our ability to detect, disrupt and deter attacks by homegrown violent extremists," Brooklyn US Attorney...
  • Brooklyn cops discover high-powered machine gun, other weapons after pulling over car

    04/03/2015 8:53:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 63 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 4/2/2015 | Thomas Tracy
    A routine car stop in Brooklyn led police to apprehend a man in possession of a high-powered machine gun a weapon that the NYPD's new gunshot-detection system may have recorded being used recently, cop sources said. Anti-Crime Unit cops from the 81st Precinct in Bedford-Stuyvesant pulled over a 2013 Chevy Impala on Ralph Ave. near Bainbridge St. on Wednesday evening because it had excessively tinted windows.
  • Forever 21 slapped with transgender discrimination lawsuit

    04/02/2015 1:46:30 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 49 replies
    Fortune ^ | 4-2-2015 | Claire Zillman
    A manager at a Forever 21 in New York told Alexia Daskalakis, a transgender employee, that she was a hot mess and disgusting, that she looked offensive, and that in my eyes and in the companys eyes, youre still a male. Those are the allegations in a lawsuit Daskalakis filed against Forever 21 in Brooklyn federal court on Wednesday. The lawsuit accuses the fast fashion retailer of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Forever 21 did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Daskalakis started working as a sales associate at a Forever 21 store in Brooklyn in May 2011 and...
  • 2 Queens, NY Women Are Charged in Bomb Plot

    04/02/2015 2:07:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | 04/02/2015 | By STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    Two women living in Queens have been charged with planning to build a bomb that they wanted to detonate in the United States. The women, Noelle Velentzas, 28, and Asia Siddiqui, 31, who until recently were roommates, were named in a complaint unsealed on Thursday in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, and were expected to appear in court on Thursday afternoon. Ms. Velentzas and Ms. Siddiqui, who are American citizens, appeared to be interested in jihad, according to the complaint, which said that they had been communicating with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and had been viewing violent videos...
  • Cats who rose from the ashes of East Village fire:

    04/02/2015 10:35:07 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 04/02/15 | DAVID MCCORMACK FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Woman who lost her home in gas blast gets reunited with her two beloved felines who survived by hiding under a bed Kathleen Blomberg was forced to leave her beloved pets behind when she fleed her apartment after the gas explosion last Thursday She was finally reunited with Kitty Cordelia and Sebastian on Wednesday The ASPCA had found the two tramatized cats hidden under Blomberg's bed in the abandoned home 'I have no words, because, I mean, they're my children,' said an emotional Blomberg following the reunion
  • Churches Legal Battle against New York City Shows What Real Discrimination Looks Like

    04/02/2015 7:10:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2015 | Jordan Lorence
    If the crowds clamoring about legalized discrimination in Indiana this week, calling for boycotts of the state, want to see what real prejudice looks like, they should take a look at the laws on the books in a city few of them would ever consider denouncing: New York City. Thats where real discrimination can be found, and its a great example of why religious Americans need stronger legal protections along the lines of Indianas. On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a federal appeals-court decision that upheld a New York City policy that prohibits worship services in public-school...
  • New York Cop Filmed Yelling at Uber Driver is Elite FBI Anti-Terror Task Force Member

    04/01/2015 12:05:35 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 62 replies
    VICE News ^ | 1 Apr 2015 | ???
    The New York Police Department detective filmed unleashing a xenophobic rant on an Uber driver this week has been identified as a member of the FBI's top-secret Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF) an elite, multi-agency team headquartered in New York. The officer is now facing suspension after the video of him mocking the driver's accent and screaming obscenities at him went viral this week.
  • {NYC} East Village Explosion Might Have Followed Attempt to Hide Gas Siphoning

    04/01/2015 4:46:34 AM PDT · by thackney · 69 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 31, 2015 | PATRICK McGEEHAN and AL BAKER
    ...destroyed three_buildings and killed two men in the East Village last week resulted from an attempt to hide the unauthorized siphoning of natural gas for tenants in one of the buildings. Their working theory is that one or more gas lines were surreptitiously tapped over several months; then the siphoning apparatus was dismantled or hidden on Thursday before Consolidated Edison conducted an inspection. As soon as the utility inspectors left, an attempt to resume the diversion of gas went awry, setting off the explosion, according to two law enforcement sources with knowledge of this working theory. That version of events...
  • NYC 2015: Black Councilwoman Suggests Benefit To Ethnically Segregated Housing

    03/30/2015 4:47:24 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 26 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/30/2015
    New York Citys 334 public housing developments bland, dilapidated-before-they-were-even-built housing projects have blighted the urban landscape for decades. Now, though, a Big Apple councilwoman has added further insult by bizarrely endorsing the segregation of residents living in two housing projects in Brooklyns Fort Greene neighborhood by ethnic groups. The Daily Caller is not making this up. The councilwoman is Democrat Laurie Cumbo, the New York Post reports. Cumbo, who is black, is concerned that blocs of Asians have been moving into the Fort Greene housing projects. How is it that one specific ethnic group has had the opportunity to move...
  • Tourist apologizes for snapping selfie near East Village blast site

    03/30/2015 2:44:12 AM PDT · by csvset · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 30, 2015 | Bruce Golding
    A selfie-obsessed tourist apologized Sunday for posting an online pic of herself grinning at the site of the deadly East Village inferno. After The Post exposed her with a front-page story headlined Village Idiots, Christina Freundlich said she was deeply sorry for my careless and distasteful post. It was inconsiderate to those hurt in the crash and to the city of New York, she said in an e-mail to The Des Moines Register. What happened last week in the East Village is not to be taken lightly and I regret my course of action. Freundlich, who worked on both of...
  • ( NYC ) City housing agency faces $98M shortfall

    03/29/2015 10:31:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies
    Crains - New York ^ | March 27, 2015 | Amanda Fung
    The beleaguered New York City Housing Authority said it faces a $98 million budget gap this year that will grow to $400 million by 2025 ... the "financial model for pubic housing is unsustainable." Meanwhile, the Daily News also reported that NYCHA sold off supplies that were needed for repairs and cleanup at its complexes across the city.
  • Heartless Visitors Snap Selfies at East Village Blast Site (NYC)

    03/29/2015 9:24:26 AM PDT · by thefactor · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 29, 2015 | Kevin Fasick
    Self-absorbed jerks are treating the East Village gas-explosion site like a tourist attraction, shooting grinning selfies of themselves even as rescuers search for life in the ruins where two bodies might still be buried.THIS IS A TRAGEDY NOT A TOURIST ATTRACTION, one frustrated neighbor wrote in a sign taped to a front door on nearby 7th Street. SHOW SOME RESPECT, the sign demanded.Other selfie-snappers included Christina Freundlich, whose LinkedIn profile lists her as a communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party. She posted a grinning photo of herself at the scene giving the peace sign.
  • A Tale of Two Faces: Actor Who Glorifies Gun Crime in Video Game Stars in Gun Control Video

    03/29/2015 6:51:38 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 3-25-15 | nra-ila
    Last week, we reported on how the attention-starved gun control group, States United to Prevent Gun Violence (SUPGV) claimed to have deterred first-time gun buyers in New York City with a hidden camera stunt at a phony gun store. Some astute observers later noticed that the actor hired to portray the clerk of the fraudulent gun store was Ned Luke, the same performer who voiced one of the lead characters in the popular and graphically violent video game, Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V). This fact was later confirmed in an article on WashingtonPost.coms Wonkblog. In his role for SUPGV,...
  • Is NYCs new gunshot detection system recording private conversations?

    As Tyrone Lyles lay dying from a gunshot wound on an East Oakland street in 2007, he let out a few last words that would ultimately help authorities convict his killer. Why you done me like that, Ar? he pleaded. Ar, why you do me like that, dude? The exchange, which was used in court, was recorded by ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection system that has been installed in over 90 cities across the country. By placing a series of microphones around high-crime neighborhoods, the system is able to pinpoint the location of where a gunshot took place with surprising accuracy,...
  • Fire rages after explosion, collapse at East Village apartment building

    03/26/2015 1:52:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | March 26, 2015
    EAST VILLAGE (WABC) -- There was an explosion and collapse at an apartment building in Manhattan Thursday, and a seven-alarm fire raged in the aftermath. CLICK HERE to watch live coverage The blast happened on Second Avenue at the corner of East 7th Street in the East Village around 3:15 p.m....
  • The End Of Starbucks as We Know It?

    03/21/2015 1:15:43 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 60 replies
    Commercial Observer ^ | March 18, 2015 | LAUREN ELKIES SCHRAM
    Starbucks Coffee is getting creamed by New York City rents. The java giant may get priced out of its premier and larger Manhattan locations as some of the companys earliest stores approach renewal after 15 to 20 years. Its likely that itll be very difficult to renew a number of those leases, said retail broker Joanne Podell, a vice chairman at Cushman & Wakefield, who does not represent Starbucks. She noted that the stores with superb locationsi.e., on busy streets with well-trafficked storefrontsare expiring and the chain was paying much, much less per square foot than todays rents. The average...
  • Where in the world is Hillary Clintons server?

    03/20/2015 4:51:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3-20-15 | Noah Rothman
    It was less than two weeks ago that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured the nation that her “homebrew” email server was safely secure in her home in Chappaqua, New York. She insisted that the hardware was fortified behind a locked door and had a Secret Service detail mentoring it night and day, as though the greatest security threat that system faced was via a physical attack by a team of cartoonish cat burglars. Nevertheless, Clinton insisted that the safeguards around the email system she constructed out of “convenience” were “effective and secure.” She added that “there were no...
  • Charade Dishonors Saint Patrick and Parade

    03/20/2015 6:12:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    HLI ^ | 03.17.15 | Fr. Peter West
    In Boston and New York, persons with same-sex inclinations representing gay activist groups aremarching openly for the first time in Saint Patricks Day parades after years of lobbying and court battles. In Boston, two LGBT groups have been invited to participate in the parade honoring Saint Patrick Out Vets and Boston Pride. In New York, Out@NBC-Universal will be allowed to march in the parade for the first time.These groups reject Catholic teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts and advocate for same-sex marriage. The Church is on the defensive, and Church leaders are concerned about appearing intolerant. Of course,...
  • Gotham gun shop appears as ruse to preach anti-firearm message (Manhattan NYC)

    03/19/2015 11:23:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2015 | (With Perry Chiaramonte)
    A gun shop that suddenly appeared in the heart of Manhattan last week only to close its doors after two days was actually an elaborate ruse by a pro-gun control group that sought to lure potential customers in order to make their anti-firearms case. States United to Prevent Gun Violence set up the Guns with History Gun Shop on Manhattans Lower East Side, and pretended to offer for sale guns used in high-profile crimes. The phony sales pitches were really part of a social experimentpretexts for telling customers about the dangers of gun proliferation in unconsummated transactions recorded by hidden...
  • Why this Manhattan gun store didnt actually sell guns

    03/18/2015 1:38:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 48 replies
    Last week, sandwiched between a row of shops and apartments, you may have noticed that a store hawking firearms miraculously opened for two days on Manhattans Lower East Side Had you ventured inside and asked the gruff-sounding owner whether you could take a closer look at, say, a revolver, you probably would have encountered the following sales pitch: this revolver, its the easiest gun we have to use. Its our most popular one. Its a 22-caliber, six-inch revolver, the clerk begins. Its also a gun that a five-year-old found in his parents bedroom, went down and shot his nine-month-old baby...
  • It Really Happened! [Catholic Cardinal Archbishop Leads Gay Pride Parade]

    03/17/2015 7:55:37 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 94 replies
    YouTube ^ | 170315 | Church Militant
    Cardinal Dolan Dishonors St. Patrick - Gays March Past Cathedral
  • Taxi Kingpin in massive debt thanks to Uber

    03/17/2015 4:51:02 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/17/15 | By Julia Marsh and Danika Fears
    Taxi Kingpin in massive debt thanks to Uber The citys Taxi Kingpin is having trouble hacking it as he battles mounds of debt thanks to Uber. Gene Freidman, who owns more than 900 city cab medallions, has been hit so hard by the car-hailing app that he cant meet his bills and Citibank is now foreclosing on at least 90 of his medallions to recoup what he owes, court records and sources say. Gene Freidmans business model requires him to lease out hundreds of cars every day, and because he cant find drivers because of Uber, [it] means...
  • IT Expert Says He Traced Hillarys Email Server To Manhattan Government Building [VIDEO]

    03/11/2015 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 11, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Cyber-security expert Vinny Troia told Fox News Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday that he traced the IP address of the server Hillary Clinton used to host the private email account she used as secretary of state to a government building in the heart of New York City. I did read reports that [the server] was at her house, but when we traced the IP address it came back to the city office here in downtown Manhattan, Troia told Van Susteren. Troia is CEO of the IT consulting firm Night Lion Security. The exact location of Clintons server has been a...