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  • Paul Manafort banker robbed of iPad, briefcase at NYC penthouse: Report

    08/28/2018 12:47:03 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 28, 2018 | Caitlin Yilek
    A banker for Paul Manafort was robbed overnight of an iPad, a briefcase, and some sneakers at his Manhattan penthouse, according to a report. David Fallarino, who works at Citizens Bank, told authorities he left his terrace door open before he went to sleep Monday, NBC affiliate News 4 reported. He heard a noise around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday and found a crow bar on the terrace. Fallarino said his wine cabinet had been opened, and there was a bottle of wine on the floor. No other items were reported missing. Fallarino did not testify at Manafort’s trial earlier this month....
  • Cuomo received donation from Weinstein law firm before halting probe into his case

    08/29/2018 6:11:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 34 replies
    Page Six ^ | 8/29/2018 | Nolan Hicks and Lia Eustachewich
    A prominent law firm that formerly represented Harvey Weinstein handed over a $25,000 check to Gov. Andrew Cuomo‘s campaign six days before the governor called off a probe into the handling of sexual misconduct allegations against the disgraced movie mogul, public records show. The hefty contribution from Manhattan firm Boies Schiller & Flexner came on June 20, according to records on the state Board of Elections website. Less than a week later, Cuomo called for a six-month halt of state Attorney General Barbara Underwood’s investigation into Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance for deciding not to prosecute Weinstein for a 2015 groping...
  • The Bees Have Taken Over A Hot Dog Stand In Times Square

    08/28/2018 2:08:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    Gothamist ^ | August 28, 2018 | Ben Yakas
    A big swarm of bees has gathered on top of a hot dog stand in Times Square this afternoon. Or as real estate agents might put it, the bees have signed a lease on a luxury one umbrella studio with great views of the artisanal Walgreens. Vegeta's Pride (1080p HD) @xacbranch Bees: Bees are dying at an alarming rate Also bees: Let’s group in the thousands on top of a hot dog stand umbrella 2:04 PM - Aug 28, 2018 The NYPD have roped off part of 43rd Street near the scene, and are now in the process of literally...
  • Cohen’s claim about Trump may spark calls for impeachment but is unlikely to lead to charges

    08/22/2018 7:27:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    WaPo ^ | 22 Aug 2018 | Rosalind S. Helderman ,Matt Zapotosky , Devlin Barrett ,
    The assertion by President Trump’s former lawyer that he broke campaign finance laws at the direction of then-candidate Trump could spark calls for impeachment hearings — but probably will not have any legal consequences for the president while he is in office, according to legal analysts. Michael Cohen, who spent a decade as a lawyer for Trump, told a judge Tuesday that he was directed by Trump to coordinate payments to two women designed to prevent them from disclosing alleged affairs with the real estate mogul before the presidential election, in violation of campaign finance law. Such an explosive assertion...
  • NYC home inventory is piling up "Even the cheapest homes are waiting for buyers"

    07/21/2018 11:24:28 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 80 replies
    It’s not just luxury-home listings that are piling up in New York City. Even units for less than $1 million — within reach of far more people than a Billionaires’ Row penthouse — are hurting for buyers. In Manhattan, the inventory of sub-$1 million apartments surged 27 percent in June from a year earlier to 3,087, the most for the month since 2013, according to StreetEasy. Such listings jumped 17 percent to 2,738 in Brooklyn, and climbed 6 percent to 2,314 in Queens, a borough usually sought out for its relative affordability. Buyers at all price points are taking their...
  • N.Y. Attorney General Sues Trump Foundation Over Sweeping Violations

    06/14/2018 8:14:43 AM PDT · by NRx · 88 replies
    NY Times ^ | 06-14-2018 | Danny Hakim
    The New York State attorney general’s office filed a scathingly worded lawsuit on Thursday taking aim at the Donald J. Trump Foundation, accusing the charity and the Trump family of sweeping violations of campaign finance laws, self-dealing and illegal coordination with the presidential campaign. The lawsuit, which seeks to dissolve the foundation and bar President Trump and three of his children from serving on nonprofit organizations, was an extraordinary rebuke of a sitting president. The attorney general also sent referral letters to the Internal Revenue Service and the Federal Election Commission for possible further action, adding to Mr. Trump’s extensive...
  • Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case, sources say

    06/13/2018 7:45:26 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | 06/13/2018 | George Stephanopoulos
    As attorneys for Michael Cohen rush to meet Judge Kimba Wood’s Friday deadline to complete a privilege review of over 3.7 million documents seized in the April 9 raids of Cohen’s New York properties and law office, a source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News that the law firm handling the case for Cohen is not expected to represent him going forward. To date, Cohen has been represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and New York firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP. No replacement counsel has been identified as of this time. Cohen, now...
  • Robert De Niro Slams Trump at the Tonys: ‘F— Trump’

    06/10/2018 7:49:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 106 replies
    Variety ^ | June 10, 2018 | Rebecca Rubin
    Robert De Niro had a simple introduction to Bruce Springsteen’s Tony performance. “I just want to say one thing — F— Trump,” De Niro said. “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s f— Trump.” More to come…
  • Highway billboard raising concern in Manhattan

    05/27/2018 5:34:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WIBW ^ | 5/22/18 | Ann Olamiju
    MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- A billboard along I-70 is raising eyebrows - and questions. The sign along eastbound I-70 near Junction City reads, "Manhattan is the closest thing to communism." A notation at the bottom states the sign is paid for by the Ford family. Public records show the billboard is owned by Ron Ford.
  • Harvey Weinstein set to turn himself in on sex crime charges in New York

    05/24/2018 12:31:56 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 47 replies
    ny daily news ^ | 14 MAY 18 | Shayna Jacobs
    Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday to face charges related to alleged sexual misconduct in connection to a probe by the Manhattan District Attorney's office and NYPD, the Daily News has confirmed. The fallen former Hollywood honcho is facing charges in connection to at least one accuser — Lucia Evans — who reported to investigators that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004, sources said. Because of the nature of the allegations, the statute of limitations does not apply. A special grand jury was also being presented with evidence related to possible financial...
  • Pro-Trump Jewish Lawyer Caught Ranting About People Speaking Spanish In New York Deli

    05/16/2018 5:08:06 PM PDT · by BBell · 63 replies
    https://forward.com/ ^ | 5/16/18 | Ari Feldman
    A Jewish lawyer in New York was caught berating Spanish-speaking workers at a Manhattan restaurant and threatening to call immigration agents on them in a clip shared widely on social media. Aaron Schlossberg had a meltdown in a Fresh Kitchen in East Midtown Wednesday morning after hearing some of the employees speak Spanish to one another and to Spanish-speaking customers, Gothamist first reported. “Every person I listen to — he’s speaking it, she’s speaking it. This is America!” the man shouted. The man appeared to be filming the encounter, as did one of the employees and other customers in the...
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio's..provokes an angry debate by tweeting video 'showing white Manhattan [tr]

    04/28/2018 6:09:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 27, 2018 | Stephanie Haney
    The new chief of New York City's public schools got a lot of attention over a tweet he shared on Friday that referred to some parents in the school district as 'wealthy white Manhattan parents.' Chancellor Richard Carranza tweeted a story from the rawstory.com web page, which posted to his account with the following auto-generated text: 'WATCH: Wealthy white Manhattan parents angrily rant against plan to bring more black kids to their schools.' Carranza told NBC's News 4, 'They weren't my words,' despite the fact that the tweet sparked a lot of engagement over the headline, which was mostly in...
  • Upper West Side parents angrily rant against plan to bring more black kids to their schools

    04/28/2018 5:05:17 AM PDT · by BBell · 64 replies
    Video. 2:02Upper West Side parents angrily rant against plan to bring more black kids to their schools
  • It’s Raining Parking Tickets in New York’s Midtown as Police Enforce New Traffic Rules

    04/23/2018 6:35:36 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 36 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/21/2018 | Paul Berger
    Parking in Manhattan is difficult enough for limousine, truck and delivery drivers. But they faced an additional challenge this week when New York City rolled out new regulations in the heart of Midtown. Parking and loading is now prohibited on both sides of most blocks between Sixth Avenue and Madison Avenue from 45th Street to 50th Street during morning and evening rush hours, according to a new regulation, which began April 16. The six-month pilot program, called Clear Curbs, is one of several programs launched by the city to combat congestion. In the first three days of the program, officers...
  • Chick-fil-A and the Christian Infiltration

    04/22/2018 7:42:26 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    the Weekly Standard ^ | 20 Apr, 2018 | Barton Swaim
    Even the headline of the short essay in the New Yorker was meant to offend, and it did: “Chick-fil-A’s Creepy Infiltration of New York City.” The piece, by Dan Piepenbring, has been read, attacked, defended, and ridiculed by far more people than ordinarily read the New Yorker. If the editors’ goal was to attract online readers, they succeeded. Piepenbring makes no effort to veil his contempt for the famously clean and friendly fast-food restaurant, of which there are now four in Manhattan. He visited the grand opening of the largest and most recently built one, on Fulton Street in Lower...
  • Restaurant to Create 150 New Jobs, Offer Gathering Space for Downtown Guests

    03/30/2018 8:21:51 AM PDT · by ptsal · 11 replies
    Chick-fil-A ^ | 27-Mar-2018 | Chick-fil-A
    **snip** Congratulations to Luke Cook This week, the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Lower Manhattan will open in the heart of the Financial District. The franchisee-owned restaurant, located at 144 Fulton Street next to Fulton Center Station, was designed to serve the downtown community and a variety of guests’ needs. With five levels, innovative ordering technology, seating for 140 guests and an open-air rooftop dining experience, the restaurant was built to serve guests stopping in for a quick meal, those looking for a place to sit and work, parents and caretakers dining with children, and guests hoping to enjoy a leisurely...
  • Former aide to Gov. Cuomo convicted in bribery case

    03/13/2018 7:16:45 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/13/2018 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK – A former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was convicted on corruption charges Tuesday at a trial that further exposed the state capital's culture of backroom deal-making. A federal jury in Manhattan found Joseph Percoco guilty of two counts of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and one count of soliciting bribes after deliberating for parts of three weeks. "Joseph Percoco was found guilty of taking over $300,000 in cash bribes by selling something priceless that was not his to sell – the sacred obligation to honestly and faithfully serve the citizens of New York," Manhattan...
  • Jets Linebacker Busted for DWI After Crashing Into Bus

    02/26/2018 10:18:57 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | Larry Celona and Tina Moore VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR GET AUTHOR RSS FEED February 26, 20 | Larry Celona and Tina Moore VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR GET AUTHOR RSS FEED February 26, 20
    A rookie Jets linebacker known as “Wild Man” was busted early Monday morning for a boozed-up, wrong-way crash with a jitney bus in the Lincoln Tunnel — and bragged about playing for the Gang Green during his arrest, authorities said. Dylan Donahue had a blood-alcohol level of .15 — nearly twice the legal limit — when he collided with the vehicle in the center, New Jersey-bound tube just before 2 a.m., sources said. A Port Authority cop witnessed Donahue, who was behind the wheel of a green Dodge Charger Hellcat, weave through traffic cones on the Jersey side and into...
  • Wealthy New Yorkers Fight To Keep Homeless Out Of Their Liberal Neighborhood

    02/09/2018 6:03:53 PM PST · by markomalley · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/9/18 | Peter Hasson
    Wealthy New Yorkers are furious that Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to open a homeless shelter in their ritzy Manhattan neighborhood.Dozens of wealthy residents packed into a community meeting to voice their anger over the decision to move 150 homeless men into the former Park Savoy Hotel, NY1 reports. The residents are concerned that the move will increase crime and decrease property values in their neighborhood on “billionaires row.”“How are these poor people, whose only livelihood is in one bag, deal with a $6 coffee and a $15,000 dress on the windows of Fifth Avenue?” asked one resident, a middle-aged man...
  • Charges dismissed against Metro-North conductor accused of assaulting officers

    02/05/2018 4:03:10 PM PST · by JP1201 · 8 replies
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Metro-North conductor Tom Moran left Manhattan Supreme Court with his wife after assault charges were dismissed Monday morning. Moran was charged with assaulting Metro-North police officers in Grand Central Terminal in August, after asking them to assist him in managing a drunk and disorderly passenger. He said the officers refused and apparently didn't appreciate his gesture of frustration. Prosecutors ultimately dropped the charges after surveillance camera video contradicted the officers' claims. The video apparently shows the officers attacking Moran. Watch the video here: