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  • Tennessee woman shouldn't be punished for doing right thing with gun

    01/03/2012 5:02:44 PM PST · by SmithL · 66 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 1/3/12 | Editor
    Free Meredith Graves! Just about everyone in the country now knows about the Louisville, Tenn., woman who was arrested when she tried to check her gun at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. The nurse and medical student had driven to New York with her husband to interview for a residency at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Long Island. While in the Big Apple, they decided to do a little sightseeing. Graves has a Tennessee handgun carry permit and had a loaded .32-caliber Kel-Tec in her purse. When she saw the no-guns symbol at the memorial, she asked a guard...
  • Ellen Barkin blasts NYPD, Bloomberg over OWS arrests

    01/02/2012 2:45:31 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/2/12 | LAURA ITALIANO and DOUG AUER
    <p>Tony-winning actress Ellen Barkin rang in the new year in her typical brash style — uncorking a profanity-laced Twitter tirade against the NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg after watching the predawn arrests of suspected Occupy Wall Street scofflaws near her West Village townhouse.</p>
  • Molotov cocktails hurled at mosque, Hindu temple and bodega in Queens

    01/02/2012 2:32:58 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Molotov cocktails made from Starbucks glass bottles were hurled at three sites in Queens last night, including a mosque with 100 people inside, a Hindu Temple and a bodega. Cops were investigating whether a nearby fire that caused major damage to a private home was also part of the frightening pattern. One attack damaged the front door of the Al-Khoei Benevolent Foundation on the Van Wyck Expressway in Jamaica at 8:45 p.m. “We were having a gathering tonight, spending some time with members of the mosque after a service, and someone alerted us that there was a fire outside,” said...
  • Ninety floors... and counting: The breathtaking views from One World Trade Center

    01/01/2012 1:35:07 PM PST · by NYer · 98 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | December 16, 2011 | Louise Boyle
    When it is completed, it will be the tallest building in Manhattan and one of incredible poignancy for New York City. One World Trade Center reached its 90th floor this week - with just 14 more floors to go until the top. The structure can now be seen from all five boroughs of the city. Stunning pictures showed how the area has been reborn since the 9/11 attacks more than a decade ago where almost 3,000 people lost their lives in the worst ever terrorist attack on American soil. Towering symbol: The fog rolls out across downtown Manhattan, captured from the...
  • Christmas in Brooklyn (Dyker Lights)

    12/26/2011 1:47:00 AM PST · by OddLane · 4 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | December 26, 2011 | Gerard
    A belated Merry Christmas to my fellow FReepers.
  • Watch – Walking Christmas Tree Beats NYC’s Ban

    12/24/2011 6:09:29 PM PST · by Fred · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Blaze ^ | 122311 | Blaze
    Scott LoBaido is clever man. He found a way to bring Christmas trees back into NYC’s transportation hubs. LoBaido designed and wore a Christmas tree costume! After being sued for allowing Christmas decorations in bus and ferry teminals, New York City imposed a ban on Christmas trees and other holiday decorations. Scott was not pleased about the ban and managed to find a way to bring the Christmas spirit to the Staten Island Ferry terminal.
  • Man Shot By Bernhard Goetz Found Dead After Apparent Suicide

    12/23/2011 3:32:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | 12/23/2011
    James Ramseur's life of crime ended yesterday with a bottle of pills in a seedy Bronx hotel room, where he was found dead 27 years to the day after he was shot by infamous "Subway Vigilante" Bernhard Goetz. Ramseur had checked into the Paradise Hotel at 2990 Boston Road on Tuesday and was supposed to check out yesterday. When he failed to return his key, the manager entered the room and found his corpse, fully clothed, with two empty prescription pill bottles next to the bed, their labels scratched off. He was 45, and left no note. Ramseur became infamous...
  • Drunken Santas Terrorized Lower Manhattan During SantaCon, Locals Say

    12/21/2011 2:56:03 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | 12/21/11 | Julie Shapiro
    SOUTH STREET SEAPORT — Thousands of drunken Santas terrorized Lower Manhattan when they flooded into the neighborhood for SantaCon earlier this month, openly flouting public drinking and urination laws, locals say. Angry residents attended Community Board 1's Monday night meeting to complain about the latest incarnation of the annual pub crawl, whose participants have been allowed to grow more rowdy every year, they say. "There was public urination, people vomiting all over the place, open containers and no police," said John Fratta, chairman of the Seaport/Civic Center Committee which plans to send an angry missive to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Police...
  • Woman Torched By Molotov Cocktail in Elevator (Perp now in Brooklyn police custody)

    12/18/2011 7:09:38 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 51 replies · 1+ views
    WNBC TV ^ | 12/18/11 | Cristian Salazar
    Police say they are questioning a man in connection to the death of a New York City woman set on fire in the elevator of her apartment building. New York Police Department spokesman Paul Browne said Sunday that the 47-year-old man went into a police precinct a couple of miles from where the attack happened in Brooklyn and said he had started a fire. Authorities say the man has made statements implicating himself and came in overnight reeking of gasoline. He hasn't been charged. The unidentified man was waiting for the woman, who was in her 60s, when the elevator...
  • Frightened New Yorkers shun elevators after crush horror

    12/17/2011 8:36:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Frightened New Yorkers shun elevators after crush horrorBy HELEN FREUND, BILL SANDERSON and BOB FREDERICKS Last Updated: 12:17 PM, December 16, 2011 The routine trip up and down elevators across the city was a traumatic affair for many New Yorkers yesterday following the terrifying death of an advertising executive who was crushed to death as she headed to work. “I’ve been taking the stairs today. I usually take the stairs at home, but not here,” said Lisa Miller, 41, who climbed 10 floors to her office. She works across the street from 285 Madison Ave., where Young & Rubicam exec...
  • Occupy Immigration: OWS Rally Aims to Recruit Immigrants

    12/14/2011 8:12:20 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 10 replies
    FOX NEWS Latino ^ | December 13, 2011 | Carolyn Salazar
    Occupy Wall Street’s latest effort to attract immigrants is a march for immigrant workers planned this weekend in New York City. The rally, organized for Sunday, aims to raise awareness on immigrant issues and to draw immigrants to a social movement that has largely focused on corporate greed. It takes place on International Migrants Day, a U.N. designated day in honor of migrant rights. Mariano Muñoz, an active member of the Spanish Assembly for Occupy Wall Street, says that it is natural for immigrants – who are large affected by labor abuse and wage theft – to become part of...
  • New York City sues roll-your-own-smokes shops (NYC taxes - $5.85 a pack)

    12/10/2011 6:15:59 PM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/21/11 | David B. Caruso
    New York City sues roll-your-own-smokes shopsSees tax evasion in do-it-yourself business By David B. Caruso - Associated Press Monday, November 21, 2011 NEW YORK — There is no place in the U.S. more expensive to smoke than New York City, where the taxes alone will set you back $5.85 per pack. Yet smokers who visit Island Smokes, a “roll-your-own” cigarette shop in Chinatown, can walk out with an entire 10-pack carton for less than $40, thanks to a tax loophole that officials in several states are trying to close. The store is one of a number around the country that...
  • Union bigs face rank and 'bile'

    12/08/2011 8:17:33 AM PST · by Gomez · 19 replies
    Workers outraged at Caribbean junket As union bosses continued livin’ it up in the Puerto Rican sun yesterday, municipal workers getting soaked by New York’s cold rain were livid that their hard-earned money was funding the leaders’ Caribbean “convention.” “There goes our union dues!” fumed a furious Local 3 electrician. “They paid for that junket with union dues.” “I’ve worked for 10 months in the last two years. I’m getting laid off at the end of the year,” the electrician railed. “I have no use for the union. All I see is waste, corruption and hypocrisy.” At an Upper West...
  • NYPD Puts Local Banks On Alert After Parcel Bomb Found In Germany

    12/07/2011 1:12:25 PM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies ^ | December 7, 2011 |
    The New York Police Department is warning local banks to bolster mailroom security after a letter bomb was addressed to the CEO of Deutsche Bank in Germany.

    12/04/2011 7:05:49 AM PST · by struwwelpeter · 4 replies
    New York City News Service ^ | DECEMBER 3RD, 2011 | ALISSA AMBROSE
    A small, but passionate group of Russian opposition activists is asking emigres in New York to deface their ballots in the Dec. 4 parliamentary elections in an act of symbolic resistance. The technique is called “Nacht-Nacht”: Voters mark their ballot with a large “X” or write an off-color word or phrase. In Russian, “Nacht-Nacht” is an obscene play on words intended to send a rude message to the ballot counters. “It is a way of saying, ‘Go to hell’ to those in power,” said Natalia Pelevine, a Russian activist based in New Jersey, “saying, ‘We are not voting for any...
  • Stanley Kubrick's New York

    12/03/2011 3:12:49 AM PST · by AnAmericanAbroad · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 3rd, 2011 | Mike O'Brien
    He's the master filmmaker whose intensity and attention to detail are unmatched in Hollywood. Stanley Kubrick's directing credits include Lolita, Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange and The Shining. Steven Spielberg once said: 'Nobody could shoot a picture better in history.'
  • Rush Rocks NYC in Rare Speech, as Anti-Limbaugh Protest Fizzles in the Drizzle

    11/30/2011 1:49:53 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11-30-11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    It was a rare public appearance for Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday night. But on a rain-soaked evening in New York City, the conservative media idol didn’t disappoint his audience, or the protesters who showed up to rattle him. His message? For the most part it was this: four more years of Barack Obama will be detrimental to the country. That message was punctuated with plenty of personal anecdotes, told in the gruff, almost sing-songy way that has come to define Limbaugh. His main story focused on a visit from a friend last Saturday who encouraged Limbaugh to urge compromise with...
  • Central figure convicted in 2009 NYC jihad plot nowhere to be found

    11/26/2011 4:05:55 PM PST · by opentalk · 9 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | November 25, 2011 | Creeping Sharia
    An almost too detailed depiction of the Najibullah Zazi’s 2009 jihad plot to bomb NYC subways. If you have time read it, otherwise, some troubling excerpts via Homegrown Terror | 5280 – The Denver Magazine. As Zazi began driving the last 500 miles to New York, his case finally had the full attention of the U.S. government. The eighth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks was a day away, and Davis was now doing regular secure video teleconferences with the heads of the New York field office and the FBI’s National Security Branch, among others. During one video call, an official...
  • 'The New Tammany Hall'

    11/26/2011 7:31:49 AM PST · by dervish · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/26/11 | MATTHEW KAMINSKI
    'What has the country so angry," says Fred Siegel, "is the sense that crony capitalism has produced a population that lives off the rest of us without contributing. They're right. It's not paranoid." The economic historian of the American city has spent a lot of this autumn on Wall Street. He met many of the protesters who camped out at Zuccotti Park, before the city's finest cleared them out last week. He also knows the bankers and finds the theater of the Occupy movement ironic. "They're on the same side of the street politically," he says. "They're both in favor...
  • In New York, Mexicans Lag in Education

    11/25/2011 4:58:48 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 24, 2011 | KIRK SEMPLE
    In the past two decades, the Mexican population in New York City has grown more than fivefold, with immigrants settling across the five boroughs. Many adults have demonstrated remarkable success at finding work, filling restaurant kitchens and construction sites, and opening hundreds of businesses. But their children, in one crucial respect, have fared far differently. About 41 percent of all Mexicans between ages 16 and 19 in the city have dropped out of school, according to census data. No other major immigrant group has a dropout rate higher than 20 percent, and the overall rate for the city is less...