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  • De Blasio delivering on policy, stumbling on politics

    01/20/2016 9:57:22 PM PST · by 5150 FREEPER · 1 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/20/16 | Who Cares
    NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio loped into a Brooklyn homeless shelter one day late last month, eager to demonstrate his command over a mushrooming homeless crisis that had already forced out two of his top advisers. Folding his 6-foot-5 frame in half, the Democratic mayor crouched down to hand out gifts to children, praised his team for “extraordinary work” and then faced a pack of reporters, one of whom asked why it took “so long” to make homelessness “a top priority.” “It’s been a priority from the beginning,” de Blasio insisted before adding, “No administration has cracked the...
  • 3 Suspects in Brooklyn Rape Are in Custody (NYT)

    01/10/2016 6:46:51 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 75 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 10, 2015 | By BENJAMIN MUELLER and NATE SCHWEBER
    Three teenagers suspected of taking part in a brazen gang rape at a Brooklyn playground were taken into police custody on Sunday, a law enforcement official said. The attack on Thursday night, in which the police said five young men with a gun separated a father from his 18-year-old daughter and then took turns raping the woman, set off waves of anger and uncertainty in the Brownsville neighborhood where it happened. Elected officials also questioned whether the police notified the public quickly enough after the attack, a suggestion the Police Department strongly contested on Sunday night. Two teenagers, a 14-year-old...
  • Serial Spitter Targets Passersby In Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn

    01/06/2016 7:49:15 AM PST · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 1/5/2016 | Staff
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - A serial spitter was being blamed Tuesday night for more than a dozen incidents in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn - including at least one involving a pre-schooler.As CBS2's Tracee Carrasco reported, one Brooklyn woman who did not want to be identified said she and her husband were the victims of one bizarre, unprovoked and disgusting attack. "People are generally respectful, so this is the first time that I really felt targeted," the woman said. The man and woman were walking through their Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood at the time."As we were crossing the street on Flatbush...
  • Judge receives threats after being sworn in on Koran

    12/18/2015 2:01:08 PM PST · by EveningStar · 71 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 17, 2015 | Tina Moore and Bob Fredericks
    The NYPD hate-crimes unit is investigating threats made to a Brooklyn Civil Court judge who was sworn in on a Koran, The Post has learned. Judge Carolyn Walker-Diallo got two calls at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the courthouse on Schermerhorn Street, law enforcement sources said on Wednesday ... David Bookstaver, a spokesman for the state's courts, said judges need only swear an oath of office that they will uphold the law, and that there are no requirements to use a religious text. "You can be sworn in on a comic book. You don't need to sign in on anything; you...
  • Carolyn Walker-Diallo, Muslim judge, sworn in on Koran in Brooklyn

    12/16/2015 8:11:46 AM PST · by yoe · 64 replies
    Daily News ^ | December 16, 2015 | Leonard Greene
    A routine municipal ceremony has become seeped in controversy after a Brooklyn Civil Court judge was sworn in using a Koran. Carolyn Walker-Diallo, who was elected last month in Brooklyn’s 7th Municipal District, took her oath of office Thursday using the holy book of Islam as a testament to her Muslim faith. The swearing-in session went off without a hitch, but after attendees posted video of the ceremony to social media, the backlash became so severe that some of Walker-Diallo’s supporters became concerned for her safety.
  • Sanity wins: School tosses principal’s ban on Santa, Pledge of Allegiance

    12/15/2015 3:21:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/15/15 | Susan Edelman and Natalie Musumeci
    Sanity — and Santa — have been restored at a Brooklyn public elementary school where St. Nick was banned, the Pledge of Allegiance was dropped and Thanksgiving was replaced with a "harvest festival." The good news arrived at PS 169 in Sunset Park on Monday morning, a day after The Post exposed the bizarre PC extremism of Principal Eujin Jaela Kim. District 15 Superintendent Anita Skop stormed in the front door at 9:50 a.m., and minutes later, two fifth-grade boys were brought to the main office to lead a recital over the public address system of the Pledge of Allegiance,...
  • School principal bans Santa, Thanksgiving and Pledge of Allegiance

    12/13/2015 9:44:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer recited. "Harvest festival" has replaced Thanksgiving, and "winter celebrations" substitute for Christmas parties. New principal Eujin Jaela Kim has given PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a politically correct scrub-down, to the dismay of teachers and parents. "We definitely can't say Christmas, nothing with Christmas on it, nothing with Santa,"PTA president Mimi Ferrer said administrators told her. "No angels. We can't even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David." Kim, 33, did not return a call or e-mail seeking comment.
  • Helicopter crew righteously hunts down the idiot blasting them with a laser

    11/13/2015 11:07:21 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 18 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 11/12/15 | Eric Limer
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  • Nine wounded, two fatally, as hours of violence breaks out between Brooklyn and Queens: cops

    11/01/2015 6:38:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, November 1, 2015, 5:14 PM | Keldy Ortiz
    Nine people were woundedtwo fatallyin seven violent incidents between two boroughs which spanned from Saturday night through Sunday morning, police said. The mayhem started in Queens when two men were shotone fatallyat a house party on 240th St. near 144th Ave. in Rosedale around 8:53 p.m., cops said. The victimsPeyton Manwaring, 19, and a unidentified 18-year-old manwere disputing with someone and the suspect shot them, according to the police. Manwaring was shot once in the stomach, while the other was shot in the gut, arm and leg, cops said. Both were taken to Jamaica Hospital, but Manwaring could not be...
  • Brooklyn the Capital of Liberal Hypocrisy Read more

    09/24/2015 7:25:54 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/24/15 | Reihan Salam
    I live in a small slice of Brooklyn wedged between Brooklyn Heights, one of New Yorks most prosperous neighborhoods, Dumbo, a relatively new neighborhood that is essentially a forest of condominiums catering to financiers, techies, and creative professionals, and Farragut Houses, a sprawling public-housing complex that borders the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Though you wont find gated communities in this part of Brooklyn, you will find buildings with doormen, which is of course a quite similar phenomenon. The retail establishments catering to affluent professionals dont formally exclude poor residents, but their high prices do the work of explaining who is welcome...
  • Deadly gunfire erupts across the city in night of violence

    09/20/2015 2:24:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 15 replies
    Two people are dead and two others critically wounded after a spate of shootings across the city Saturday night, authorities said. The bloodshed began in Brooklyn at about 5:40 p.m. when a 36-year-old man was fatally shot in front of a dry cleaning business on Church Avenue near Ocean Avenue in Flatbush-Ditmas Park. Just over two hours later in the Bronx, gunfire erupted outside of 724 East Tremont Avenue, leaving a 25-year-old man dead and a 34-year-old woman in critical condition.
  • Brooklynites have been hit by 11% jump in rents in one year

    09/18/2015 7:27:24 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | september 17, 2015 | katherine clarke
    Just when it looked like Brooklyn rents couldnt possibly go any higher, they jumped again. The median rent for a Brooklyn apartment rose by a whopping 10.8% year-over-year in August, to $3,112 a month, according to a new report by residential brokerage Douglas Elliman. The gain marks the first time since records began that median rents topped $3,000 a month. Its the third record high in three months, said real estate appraiser Jonathan Miller, who prepared the report, and were going to continue over the coming year to see prices hit record levels. Rents rose dramatically for every unit type...
  • Cuomo lawyer shot in deadly mayhem before West Indian Day Parade

    09/07/2015 7:41:50 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 7, 2015 | Larry Celona, Kevin Sheehan and Natasha Velez
    Three men were shot including a lawyer appointed to Gov. Andrew Cuomos administration and one was fatally stabbed during the pre-West Indian Day Parade festivities in Brooklyn early Monday, police said. First Deputy Counsel Carey Gabay, 43, who was appointed to the governors administration in January, was shot in the head on Bedford Avenue and Sullivan Place at about 3:40 a.m., police sources said.
  • Man shot in head before Brooklyn parade is reportedly Gov. Cuomo aide

    09/07/2015 8:49:51 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    A man reportedly identified as an aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was shot in the head and critically injured after gunfire erupted in the pre-dawn hours on Monday before the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, police said. The 43-year-old man was the "unintended target" of the shooting, which took place at 3:41 a.m. at 1680 Bedford Avenue, said a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department.
  • Gay Activists Fume Over de Blasios Role in rentboy.com raid

    08/28/2015 7:44:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 28, 2015 | Richard Johnson
    Gay activists fume over de Blasios role in rentboy.com raidGay activists are furious over the rentboy.com raid and arrests for prostitution and they are wondering why Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton worked with the federal prosecutors in Brooklyn. Both the mayor and Bratton march in the very same gay pride parade in which rentboy.com has a float. Koch, Giuliani and Bloomberg didnt go after rentboy.com. Why is de Blasio? wondered one gay man who has used the service.
  • Brooklyn boy, 10, charged with arson, mugging

    08/17/2015 8:07:25 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Chelsia Rose Marcius, Laura Bult, Larry McShane
    His bad reputation is bigger than he is. A 10-year-old Brooklynite accused of mugging a 67-year-old grandma and torching a local business is a one-kid crime wave . . . a very troubled young individual, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said of the alleged prepubescent pyromaniac said Thursday. The pint-sized perp, whos yet to hit 5 feet tall, arrived Thursday for a Family Court hearing with his mother who attacked a photographer, swinging her purse at him, as they left for home. My son is awesome. Hes a good kid, the mother snapped before heading off. You paint him like...
  • De Blasio Booed At Dominican Day Parade, Cuomo Is Cheered

    08/10/2015 9:40:37 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/9/15 | ERIN DURKIN
    Mayor de Blasio was booed at Sundays Dominican Day Parade by people angry he slammed the countrys government for wanting to expel ethnic Haitians. He talks too much, said heckler Francisco Bens, 53, of Brooklyn, who greeted de Blasio with scattered boos along the Sixth Ave. parade route. He doesnt like the Dominican Republic. ... He says Dominicans dont like black people. Thats not true. De Blasio hosted a press conference in June to condemn the looming deportations of thousands of people of Haitian descent from the Dominican Republic. It is clearly an illegal act. It is an immoral act....
  • Suspect in custody in connection with Red Hook shooting that wounded 5, killed unborn baby: source

    08/04/2015 6:00:19 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    WPIX11 ^ | 8/3/15 | Christopher Brito
    ...killed unborn baby: source A suspect is in custody at the 76th precinct in connection with Monday nights shooting in Brooklyn that injured 5 people and caused a pregnant woman to lose her unborn baby, sources say. While the first suspect is in custody, police have released the photo of Marquise Frederick, 19, in connection with the shooting. According to police, a late-model SUV pulled up in front of 9 Dwight St. and fired into a group of people about 10:51 p.m. Monday. Community activist Tony Herbert, who was at the scene of the shooting, said one of three female...
  • Growing signs Schumer will oppose Iran deal

    08/03/2015 7:20:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/03/2015 | By MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    Chuck Schumer is getting an earful from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. More than 10,000 phone calls have flooded his office line the past two weeks, organized by a group looking to kill the deal. Another group has dropped seven figures on TV in New York City to pressure Schumer and other lawmakers to vote against the plan. The powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee has put its muscle behind an effort to lobby the New Yorker against it. And Dov Hikind, a state assemblyman from Brooklyn, was arrested for disorderly conduct while protesting the deal outside Schumers office....
  • As many as 9 people shot during Brooklyn house party

    08/02/2015 3:53:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 2, 2015
    A house party in Brooklyn was cut short Sunday morning when as many as nine people were shot and four others were injured, police officials said. At least one victim was in critical condition and clinging to life early Sunday, law enforcement sources told The Post. The gunfire erupted at a building at the intersection of Stanley Avenue and Crescent Street around 2:30 a.m. The carnage spilled out into the streets; one of the victims was found a block away at Loring Avenue and Crescent. At least four of the victims were at Brookdale Hospital, two of them with injuries...
  • NYPD: Williamsburg Paintball Attacks Being Investigated as Pattern Of Bias Assaults

    07/17/2015 5:00:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 6/30/15 | Mark Hirshberg
    After months of investigations of several incidents targeting Orthodox Jews with paintballs in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, the NYPDs Hate Crime Task Force has deemed it a possible pattern of bias assaults, two NYPD officials with knowledge of the investigation told JP on Tuesday. The first paintball assault happened back in March, when a 37-year-old Jewish man, walking on Kent Avenue, was shot with a fury of paintballs from a passing vehicle. On the same night, a second Jewish man was targeted while walking at the corner of Marcy Avenue and Lorimer Street. The third incident, also in March,...
  • Burglaries Up More than 30 Percent in Parts of Williamsburg (NYC), Police Say

    07/16/2015 10:57:46 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | July 14, 2015 | By Serena Dai
    EAST WILLIAMSBURG Burglaries have jumped more than 30 percent in East and South Williamsburg this year driven by people breaking into businesses overnight and taking cash, according to local police. There have been nearly 170 burglaries between the beginning of the year and July 5 in the 90th precinct, up 31 percent from the same period last year. Many of the burglaries happened in May and June, with mostly commercial burglaries contributing to the rise, said Inspector Mark DiPaolo, commanding officer of the 90th Precinct. "It's been a trend for most of the year," DiPaolo said. "We'll make...
  • World War II History, Captured in a Privates Letters to His Wife

    <p>For years the letter lay in a box in the attic. It was postmarked in April 1945, just before the Nazis surrender in World War II. It was just one letter among many letters, and the box was just one box among many boxes.</p>
  • Orthodox Jewish Man Beaten In Williamsburg In Latest Possible Hate Crime

    07/07/2015 4:02:10 PM PDT · by familyop · 21 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 7, 2015 | CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) The NYPD is investigating another possible hate crime in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. There have been four attacks against the Orthodox Jewish community in a week the most recent came late Monday night. As CBS2s Ilana Gold reported, a 65-year-old man was attacked around 11 p.m. across the street from his home near Wilson Street and Wythe Avenue. A teenage boy and girl ran up to him from behind and started punching him in the face and laughing about it, investigators said...The neighbor said his son heard the victim screaming for help and then the son ran...
  • Activists Planned to Burn U.S. Flag in NYC Park

    07/02/2015 10:27:32 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 16 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/1/15 | Oliver Darcy
    When They Showed Up, These Guys Were Waiting(strong language warning) Anti-police activists were set to burn the American flag at a New York City park Wednesday evening, but their plans seemingly changed when dozens of bikers and veterans came out to counter protest. Flocking to Brooklyns Fort Greene Park, individuals opposed to burning the U.S. flag waited for the Disarm NYPD group to arrive. While most urged for peace, several bikers threatened violence toward anyone who would burn the American flag. Were here to f*** up tiny liberal punks, a biker who refused to identify himself told TheBlaze. US Activists...
  • Brooklyns Obnoxious Secret Flag Burning Ends With A Whimper

    07/01/2015 9:35:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 1, 2015 | Kate Briquelet
    A Brooklyn group burned the American flagbut were too scared to show up to their own media circus. This is what happens when you try to host a mass flag burning in Brooklyn: You don't. At least not on the day advertised on social media. Because on Wednesday evening, a horde of patriotic bikers and American-flag-hoisting hotheads crawled out of the city's conservative netherworld and descended on Fort Greene Parkhell-bent on stopping a red, white and blue barbecue they tripped over on Facebook. Were here to [expletive] up tiny liberal punks, one biker reportedly declared. Little did they know the...
  • Grassroots group plans American and Confederate flag burning event in Brooklyn

    06/30/2015 9:13:02 AM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    pix11.com ^ | June 29, 2015 | Ayana Harry
    FORT GREENE, Brooklyn The Confederate flag controversy continued Monday. Republican Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush weighed in from the campaign trail on the heated debate. The symbols are racist and if youre trying to lean forward rather than live in the past, you want to eliminate the barriers that create disagreements, Bush said. PIX11 has learned a new survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate battle flag from their statehouse grounds if lawmakers vote on the issue. Over the weekend, activist Bree Newsome illegally scaled the pole bearing the Confederate flag in Columbia,...
  • Man Shot Dead After Attacking NYPD Officer With 11-Inch Hunting Knife in Coney Island: Police

    06/18/2015 7:54:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WNBC-TV ^ | June 18, 2015 | Jonathan Dienst
    A 24-year-old uniformed NYPD officer assigned to transit foot patrol in Coney Island shot and killed a man who attacked him with an 11-inch hunting knife when the cop tried to arrest him for attacking a 78-year-old woman on a street below an elevated subway station Thursday, police said. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the 58-year-old suspect attacked the elderly woman below the Ocean Parkway Q train station around 1:30 p.m., not long after the woman, a stranger to the suspect, had tried to intervene in a separate dispute the suspect had had with a shop owner in a nearby...
  • ISIS Supporter Arrested For Trying to Stab Federal Agent, FBI Says

    06/17/2015 10:52:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | June 17, 2015 | Sybile Penhirin
    An ISIS-inspired Mariner's Harbor man suspected of being part of a terror plot tried to stab an F.B.I. agent searching the man's home Wednesday morning, officials said. Fareed Mumuni, 21, lunged at the agent with a large kitchen knife when he and other members of the Joint Terrorism Task Force showed up with a search warrant about 6:30 a.m. at his home on Mersereau Avenue, according to the Brooklyn U.S. Attorney's office. Mumuni continued to try to stab the agent in the torso and also attempted to reach for another law enforcement officer's gun during the melee, according to a...
  • Graffiti artists suing 5Pointz owner for whitewashing their work from building

    06/17/2015 9:50:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 102 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 12, 2015 | Ginger Adams Otis
    Nine graffiti artists who spray painted creations across the world-renowned 5Pointz building filed a lawsuit Friday in Brooklyn federal court, seeking unspecified damages from the owner who whitewashed away their artwork. [Snip] The aerosol artists say they are owed substantial cash damages because Wolkoff painted over their al fresco works. [Snip] The iconic buildings had more than 350 works of visual art on the walls inside and out when Wolkoff destroyed them, the lawsuit said. The colorful, eye-catching creations were torn down for good last summer.
  • I lost $100M and Ive never been happier

    06/06/2015 4:54:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    nypost.com ^ | june 5, 2015 | jane ridley
    Manhattan writerSuzanne Corso, 46, was once a card-carrying member of the 1 percent until her financier husband lost their $100 million nest egg in the 2008 fiscal meltdown. Here, the mother of one, who has just published her third novel, Hello, Hollywood, tells The PostsJane Ridleyher very New York story of survival. My 6-year-old daughter doesnt think twice about calling room service from our luxury residential hotel to order a $25 cheeseburger for herself. Its November 2005 and weve been living in an 11-room suite at the Ritz-Carlton on West Street for a little more than two years. And...
  • With shootings on the rise in NYC, is de Blasio vulnerable?

    06/06/2015 3:52:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2015 5:57 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    The screaming tabloid headlines harken a darker, scarier time in New York history. Four more murders in one night, the New York Post wrote under the grieving loved ones of a shooting victim. The front page of The Daily News blared Subway Crime Soars. In reality, the uptick in violence is small. But even the perception that New York is suffering any sort of backslide into the violence-plagued bad old days of the 1970s has empowered critics of Mayor Bill de Blasio. De Blasio has assured the public that overall crime is down and that measures are already being put...
  • New York Man Says Fortuneteller Scammed Him out $700K

    06/06/2015 1:02:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 6, 2015 | Associated Press
    A New York man who sought help from a fortuneteller to fix a romantic relationship says she scammed him out of more than $700,000. Now the allegations have the Manhattan psychic, Priscilla Delmaro, and another person facing charges of grand larceny. The 32-year-old Brooklyn man told police he consulted Delmaro in August 2013 who told him that evil spirits were keeping him from a woman he claimed to love and wanted to be with who did not share his same affections, The New York Times reported ( http://nyti.ms/1dU288a ).
  • Why Police Love/Hate American Drug Dealer/Rapper Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter

    05/31/2015 7:28:36 PM PDT · by AveryJarhman · 4 replies
    Knute's Niche ^ | Avery Jarhman
    Why Police Love/Hate American Drug Dealer/Rapper Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter Brooklyn, NY - Marcy Houses - Hi. During the 80s-90s there were hundreds of Brooklyn cops and investigators who loved/hated Shawn 'JayZ' Carter and his crew of drug dealers. Thanks to Shawn and the anti-social activities his crew of teens/adults engaged in, including selling highly addictive drugs to his neighbors and shooting his competitors from the nearby Tompkins and Lafayette Houses, hundreds of thousands of dollars in police overtime were generated while investigating the murders, shootings and armed robberies resulting from the drug activity Shawn proudly raps about. Yup,...
  • Report: NYC Cops Arrested Men for Manspreading on the Subway

    05/30/2015 11:21:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Smash the patriarchy! New York police allegedly arrested two men for manspreading (sitting with their legs far apart) on the subway, according to a report entitled Thats How They Get You released by the Police Reform Organizing Project. On a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklyns criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of man spreading on the subway, presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders, the report states.
  • Brooklyn teacher acquitted of drugging and raping middle school student demanding job back

    05/23/2015 6:56:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 11 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 23, 2015
    A Brooklyn teacher who was arrested in 2011 on charges of drugging and raping a middle school student is demanding that the city let her keep her teaching job, according to a new lawsuit. Claudia Tillery, 45, argues in papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that she was acquitted of all criminal charges in April 2014 and the Department of Educations hearing officer improperly used sealed evidence, DNA tests and the prosecutors testimony to toss her from the teaching post she's had since 1996.
  • Borough Park Jews Blamed for Failure of Anti-Israel Park Slope Coop Boycott

    05/12/2015 5:39:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | May 11, 2015
    Activists in favor of boycotting Israeli products at the Park Slope Food Coop lamented in an article the strong showing of Borough Park residents among the cooperatives membership, which the New York Daily News on Monday said was basically a swipe at the local Jewish community. In an article written by boycott, divestment and sanctions activist Ann Schneider for New York online newspaper the Indypendent last week, the divestment proponent appeared to lament the strong presence of Borough Park residents among the food cooperatives members. Speaking to her friend and long-time member Carol Lipton, Schenider wrote: [Lipton] reminded me that...
  • Epic Fail of Disarmist March across Brooklyn Bridge

    05/10/2015 8:21:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 5/10/2015 | Dean Weingarten
    On Saturday, a few dozen misguided marchers straggled across the Brooklyn bridge, demanding that more Americans be disarmed. Notice the widely debunked "120" school shooting meme in the sign. When you have to resort to easily disproved lies, your "movement" has no moral validity. Consider, in a city of 12 million, in the heart of the densest support for citizen disarmament in the country, in a legal regime that has stifled the right to bear arms with numerous infringements for a century, this morally bankrupt astroturf organization is able to attract, pay, or bully only a few dozen marchers.
  • Brooklyn Woman Steals $10K Worth of Mini Alcohol Bottles from American Airlines Jets

    04/29/2015 4:19:28 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 29th April, 2015 | Melita Kiely
    Woman steals $10k worth of mini alcohol bottles An aeroplane cleaner working at JFK Airport has been arrested for allegedly stealing more than 1,400 miniature bottles of booze worth US$10,000. Juanette Cullum, 48, of Brooklyn, allegedly stole the alcohol over a three-year period from American Airlines planes in Terminal 8, reports the New York Post. Police were alerted to the thefts by an airport security guard, and uncovered 1,429 miniatures bottles hidden in a wardrobe at Cullums home. On average, the 50ml bottles have an RRP of US$7 each on flights. But while the loot is estimated to worth...
  • Is Newark the Next Brooklyn?

    04/15/2015 9:55:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | March 19, 2015 | Jason Nark
    The homeless billionaire, a world-renowned architect and the future of Brick City.Newark is building again. Yes, that Newarkthe city in Jersey that burned after the 67 riots, the one that helped to define white flight, that struggles still with almost impenetrable unemployment and homelessness and crime. That city is building. And here it all isits past and present and futurepouring through Irene Halls floor-to-ceiling windows downtown: the whites and browns of the Old First Presbyterian Church, founded in 1666; haggard red brick facades with windows sealed off by cinderblock; the neon blue lights of Hotel Indigo, which opened last year...
  • The other Brooklyn campaign HQ (Brooklyn, Iowa)

    04/13/2015 4:38:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    WAPI-AM / CNN ^ | April 13, 2015
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) BROOKLYN, Iowa (CNN) - Hillary Clinton kicked off her Brooklyn, New York, headquartered presidential campaign on Sunday, but what she and her staff may not realize is that there is already a campaign HQ in Brooklyn. Iowa, that is. Standing on W. Front Street in Brooklyn, Iowa, is a nondescript building with a few small windows and red, white and blue lights outside. Above the door, the building is identified as "Campaign HQ," a company that is "Now Hiring!!" The business has little to do with Clinton, who currently finds herself road tripping from New York to Iowa for...
  • 'Adult preschool' charges hipsters to take naps, play with glitter glue

    04/06/2015 3:13:36 AM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    msn.com ^ | March 24, 2015 | Lauren O'Neil
    Do you ever feel like you didnt make the most of your time as a 4-year-old? Like you failed to appreciate how awesome life was when gift shopping meant bringing home a macaroni necklace? Like youd give anything to see nap time on your schedule again? Your inner child is in luck but only if your outer adult can afford to enrol in adult preschool, which is an actual thing now. No jokes. Based in Brooklyn, N.Y., Preschool Mastermind is a one-month long program that purports to help grown-ups over the age of 18 re-learn the basics and experience...
  • Law firm: Dinosaur cheating tipped workers

    03/29/2015 1:00:29 PM PDT · by Kenny500c · 42 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | March 29, 2015 | Lauren Stanforth
    A New York City law firm known for filing class action lawsuits on behalf of chain restaurant workers is going after Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for what it says is the systemic underpayment of tipped workers like servers and bartenders. The law firm of Fitapelli & Schaffer said it has filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York involving all six New York state Dinosaur Bar-B-Que locations, including the one opened in Troy in 2010. Dinosaur has made tipped workers spend at least 20 percent of their time doing non-tippable work like rolling...
  • 7 kids killed in tragic Brooklyn blaze

    03/21/2015 2:08:10 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 21, 2015 | Larry Celona, Aaron Feis and Josh Saul
    Seven children, ages 5-15, were killed in a raging fire that destroyed a Brooklyn home early Saturday morning, law-enforcement sources said. The mother of at least three of the children, and one other youngster, were critically injured. The fire started at 12:23 a.m. in the brick home on Bedford Avenue between avenues L and M in Midwood. FDNY firefighters worked to extinguish the blaze while Hatzolah and other paramedics frantically worked to keep the victims alive. Two of the children werent breathing when they brought them out. The firefighters were running with them down the street on stretchers, said a...
  • Teen turns herself in over attack video at McDonald's in New York

    03/15/2015 7:57:29 AM PDT · by bgill · 99 replies
    yahoo via Reuters ^ | March 14, 2015 | Alex Dobuzinskis
    The video shows a group of girls punching another girl as a cheering crowd encircles them at a McDonald's in Brooklyn. The young woman attacked at the McDonald's falls to the ground and is kicked and stomped. On Friday, police arrested 17-year-old Tilani Marshall and a 15-year-old girl whose name is not being released because of her age, said a New York Police Department spokeswoman. The girls face charges of robbery and gang assault in the second degree, and another person connected to the attack was arrested on Friday in Atlanta, she said. Atlanta police spokesman Ralph Woolfolk in an...
  • New York Fire Dept., Diversifying Ranks, Is Set to Swear In First Lesbian Chaplain

    03/14/2015 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | March 2, 2015 | Tatiana Schlossberg
    Maybe it is her short, spiky hair, or the cigarettes, which she gives to the men repairing the wiring in her Brooklyn apartment. Maybe it is because she swears. For whatever reason, the Rev. Ann Kansfield does not fit the stereotype of a minister. Not that she is worried about meeting anyones expectations for what a clergywoman should say or do. We shouldnt have to hide ourselves or worry about being judged, Ms. Kansfield, who ministers at the Greenpoint Reformed Church, said. In her newest ministry, that self-assuredness is likely to serve her well. Ms. Kansfield, 39, is to...
  • Police Investigating After Teen Girls Brawl at Brooklyn McDonald's

    03/11/2015 1:40:23 PM PDT · by BBell · 58 replies
    The NYPD is investigating after video surfaced online showing a group of girls fighting inside a Brooklyn McDonalds while dozens of fellow teens watch and cheer. The video, posted to Facebook, captures the Monday afternoon brawl at a McDonalds on Flatbush Avenue in Flatbush. The footage shows four girls fighting with another teen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt while throngs of bystanders shout in the background.The larger group of girls can be seen grabbing the girl in the blue sweatshirts, pulling out her hair extensions and punching her in the upper body. At one point, the girl in the blue...
  • Retired correction officer fatally shoots man at Brooklyn's Borough Hall station following scuffle

    03/11/2015 6:02:26 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 11, 2015 | Kerry Burke , Thomas Tracy , Pete Donohue , Joseph Stepansky
    Bloody pandemonium erupted in the Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn Tuesday night when a retired correction officer shot and killed an apparently unarmed man who had confronted him on a No. 4 train moments earlier, police said. The man who was slain, Gilbert Drogheo, 32, and another man began harassing the 69-year-old retired officer as he boarded a Brooklyn-bound 4 train at the Bowling Green station in Manhattan around 6:30 p.m., according to police sources and a witness.
  • Brooklyn Lawmaker Apologizes For White People Dont Eat The Way We Do Remark

    02/28/2015 9:39:50 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 74 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 2/25/15
    Sen. Velmanette Montgomery Worries Local Grocery Store Will Be Replaced With Boutique Market A Brooklyn state senator apologized Tuesday for remarks invoking the subject of race in a discussion about a Clinton Hill grocery store set to close and the possibility that a boutique grocery store that could replace it. State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery (D-Brooklyn) was quoted in The Brooklyn Paper as saying the soon-to-close Key Food store should be replaced with a similar store, because communities of color have eat differently than white communities. Supermarkets are an important part of the community. Its an important amenity, especially for...
  • 3 Men in Brooklyn Are Charged With Supporting ISIS

    02/25/2015 10:55:01 AM PST · by NorthMountain · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | FEB. 25, 2015 | MARC SANTORA and STEPHANIE CLIFFORD
    Three men living in Brooklyn were arrested and charged on Wednesday with providing material support to the Islamic State, a terrorist organization that controls large parts of Iraq and Syria and has been actively recruiting Westerners to its fight. One of the men was arrested early Wednesday morning at Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting to board a flight to Istanbul and then planned to travel to Syria, according to the authorities. The men were identified as Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, Akhror Saidakhmetov, and Abror Habibov. ... (Excerpted per guidelines)