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  • Cuomo Urges U.S. Army to Rename Confederate Streets in Brooklyn in Wake of Charlottesville Violence

    08/16/2017 2:19:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 16, 2017 | Kenneth Lovett
    Gov. Cuomo Urges U.S. Army to Rename Confederate Streets in Brooklyn in Wake of Charlottesville ViolenceGov. Cuomo on Wednesday called on the U.S. Army to reconsider its recent decision not to rename two streets in Brooklyn honoring Civil War Confederate generals. “Renaming these streets will send a clear message that in New York, we stand against intolerance and racism, whether it be insidious and hidden or obvious and intentional,” Cuomo wrote in a letter sent to acting Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. The Army on Aug. 7 denied requests from New York congressional members to change the names of Stonewall Jackson...
  • Robert E. Lee Memorial in Brooklyn to Be Taken Down

    08/15/2017 11:51:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 155 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 20 | Chris Perez
    The South isn’t the only place where Confederate monuments still exist. New Yorkers need only look to Brooklyn — where a plaque honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee has been affixed to a maple tree outside a church for more than 100 years. It won’t remain there for long, though.
  • Firefighters pick up, move parked car blocking their path

    07/27/2017 9:07:07 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 22 replies
    The Extract ^ | 7.27.17
    A number of news outlets have shared a recently uploaded YouTube video that reportedly a group of Brooklyn firefighters manually lifting a moving a small vehicle en route to an emergency.
  • Everything We Know About the 'Aggressive Squirrel' Terrorizing Brooklyn

    07/26/2017 3:11:19 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 7/24 | Rae Paoletta
    Summer—the season when everything smells like hot garbage—is finally in full-swing in New York City. With the MTA seemingly intent on preventing us from going anywhere—never mind outside the city—folks from Brooklyn and beyond trek to Prospect Park to cool down and escape the pungent odors in the air. Unfortunately, our idyllic summer days at the park might already be over as an “unusually aggressive” squirrel has infiltrated and attacked five park goers. In a press release shared with Gizmodo, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH)—which is overseeing SquirrelGate —said the attacks took place between...
  • Patrick K. O’Donnell: How an Elite Unit of Iron Men Saved [G] Washington’s Army and Changed History

    07/04/2017 10:37:08 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 4, 2017 | John Hayward
    snip... Washington’s Immortals tells the story of a heroic regiment that saved the Continental Army from destruction at the Battle of Brooklyn by holding the British at bay. Despite the pivotal importance of their sacrifice, the regimental dead are buried in a mass grave with only the most minimal markings, their story largely unknown to the modern public. “About 2010, I was in New York City, and the regimental commander I was with in the Battle of Fallujah, Colonel Willie Buell, is assigned there. He’s part of the Council on Foreign Relations. He just called me up and he said,...
  • Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contestants Step Up to the Scale

    07/03/2017 11:19:52 AM PDT · by ETL · 53 replies
    It's weigh in time for competitors ready to stuff their faces Tuesday at the famous Nathan's hot dog eating contest in Coney Island. Eaters to watch this year include reigning hot dog champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut. He's taken home the mustard yellow belt nine of the last 10 years. Chestnut will try to chew his way to the top against rival Matt Stonie, who briefly took the title two years ago. Chestnut bit back last year, redeeming the frankfurter crown, out chomping Stonie during a nail biter at the beach. He ended up scarfing down a record 70 dogs in...
  • Confederate street names stir debate in ... New York City?

    07/01/2017 10:34:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2017 11:01 AM EDT | Deepti Hajela
    Two of the Confederate Army’s best-known leaders have streets named for them in a place not normally associated with the Southern side of the Civil War — New York City. Now some elected officials are trying to undo it. They say it’s high time Stonewall Jackson Drive and General Lee Avenue in Brooklyn are renamed, pushing to join a number of Southern cities that have removed or are considering taking down Confederate statues and other memorials in public places. “To honor these men who believed in the ideology of white supremacy and fought to maintain the institution of slavery constitutes...
  • Macy’s pulls plug on 4th of July fireworks near Brooklyn Bridge

    07/01/2017 9:56:37 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | 06/30/2017 | Natalie O'Neill
    Macy’s is planning to pull the plug on its Fourth of July fireworks display near the Brooklyn Bridge — and revelers who counted on dazzling views in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan are seeing red. Fireworks will light up the sky above five barges on the East River between 24th and 41st streets, unlike last year’s showcase, which featured a breathtaking display near the Brooklyn Bridge, according to Macy’s reps. Scrapping the show near the iconic bridge leaves neighborhoods including Battery Park, South Street Seaport and Brooklyn Heights in the dark, angry residents and business owners said. Claire Long 26, a...
  • Brooklyn woman whose mother died after the two fought over their cat blames alcohol

    06/22/2017 7:25:28 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Fran Kilinski and Denis Slattery ^ | June 21, 2017 | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    A Brooklyn woman whose mother suffered a heart attack and died after the two feuded over a pet feline can barely remember the fight, she told the Daily News on Wednesday. “I had one drink, and then I don’t know what happened,” Chandra Sutton, 50, said during a sitdown at Rikers Island.
  • Panic erupts after gunshots ring out near Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn

    06/14/2017 4:31:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    ABC 7 NY ^ | June 14, 2017
    Crowds of people went running after gunshots rang out near Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn Wednesday afternoon. The shooting happened just after 2 p.m. near the Target at the intersection of Fort Greene Place and Hanson Place. This is in close proximity to Barclays Center. A 50-year-old man was shot in the leg. He was taken to a nearby hospital in stable condition.
  • Cops nab gang members after seeing Facebook Live video..

    06/10/2017 9:18:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/10/17
    of them planning bloodbath outside Brooklyn court Police stopped a potential bloodbath outside Brooklyn Criminal Court — thanks to Facebook, officials said Thursday. Cops grabbed three gang members planning violence outside the courthouse on Joralemon St. in Brooklyn Heights on Wednesday after finding a Facebook Live video that showed they had a gun and planned to shoot members of a rival crew, police sources said. Cops monitoring social media sites of gang members found the video around 10 a.m. Wednesday. It showed Rashid Celestine, 19, Davon Arthur, 20, and Envoy Bullock, 24, in a car and armed with a...
  • U.S. schools 'bowing' to Islam during Ramadan

    06/04/2017 2:41:12 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 57 replies
    WND ^ | 6/4/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    High schools across America are being pressured to offer time off school, in-school prayer rooms, and special dietary demands by Muslim students observing the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. One campus in Brooklyn has agreed not to serve food at its prom until after sundown while another school in upstate New York is setting up prayer rooms to satisfy the demands of students who observe Ramadan. Among the Muslim groups agitating for special privileges for Muslim students are the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Muslim Student Association and Sound Vision.
  • Vin Scully has microphone retired at Dodger Stadium ceremony

    05/04/2017 9:21:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 3, 2017 | Bill Shaikin
    For a franchise that has been so successful in Los Angeles, the Dodgers’ 10 retired numbers speak largely to a Brooklyn heritage. On the day the Dodgers retired his microphone alongside those numbers — and perhaps for the last time at Dodger Stadium — Vin Scully told stories of the Boys of Summer. “Those numbers are not numbers at all,” Scully said Wednesday. “I can hear them. I really can.” ... In a pregame ceremony, [Tommy] Lasorda and Sandy Koufax unveiled Scully’s blue and white circle along what the Dodgers now call their “ring of honor,” with “VIN SCULLY” atop...
  • El-Yateem boasts of ability to attract GOP voters

    05/04/2017 6:18:24 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    Brooklyn Eagle ^ | April 20, 2017 | Paula Katinas
    Rev. Khader El-Yateem, the first Palestinian-American to run for the City Council seat representing Bay Ridge, appears to be shaking up the race for more reasons than just the historic nature of his candidacy, according to political observers, who said he is making notable efforts to differentiate himself from the rest of the Democratic field. El-Yateem told members of the South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance at a forum the group held on April 18 that he was confident he could get Republicans to cross over and vote for him in the general election in November.
  • Jeffries: Jim Crow Has ‘Nieces and Nephews’ at the White House

    04/22/2017 6:41:43 AM PDT · by kevcol · 59 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 21, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D., N.Y.) spoke Thursday at Boys and Girls High School in Brooklyn, where he told the students that the Trump administration was trying to damage the African-American community. "Jim Crow might be dead," Jeffries said at the beginning of his speech. "He's got some nieces and nephews that are alive and well, and a few of them are running around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue." The audience laughed and cheered in agreement with Jeffries' claim.
  • Man beaten to pulp after offering to pay for attackers' meal

    03/15/2017 8:27:21 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 56 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 15, 2017 | Jazmin Rosa
    A man is in critical condition after being savagely beaten by four men inside a Flatbush fried chicken spot — and then robbed by a fifth as he lay helpless on the floor, cops say. The 37-year-old victim told police that an argument began when he offered to help two men pay for their meal, which they were a few dollars short of paying for, inside Texas Chicken and Burgers in Brooklyn on March 1.
  • Attacker yells, ‘Go back to your country,’ then breaks man’s nose on Brooklyn subway platform

    03/02/2017 7:57:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    WPIX, CW 11, Manhattan ^ | 05:03PM, March 2, 2017 | Aliza Chasan
    A man was repeatedly punched in the face and told to “go back to your country” on a Brooklyn subway platform Wednesday evening, an NYPD official said. The 27-year-old victim was on the southbound J-train platform at the Crescent Street station at about 5:20 p.m. when a man came up to him and punched him in the nose twice, an NYPD spokesman said. The victim’s nose was broken in the attack. The perpetrator called the victim a “****ing Mexican” and said “Go back to your country.” …
  • Is Newark the new Brooklyn?

    03/02/2017 7:44:39 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    When Isabel Livingston opened a shop in Newark’s Teacher’s Village development in 2015, she had no intention of moving there, too. She had grown up in Newark but left some 15 years ago in search of better public schools for her daughter, eventually settling in Maplewood, NJ. It didn’t take long, however, for Livingston — whose shop, Closet Savvy Consignment, is a brick-and-mortar version of her luxury consignment business — to change her mind. She moved into Teacher’s Village, a $150 million mixed-use project from RBH Group, three months ago. “After seeing all the improvements in the city of Newark,...
  • Bushwick Deliveryman Dishes Up Dominican Food — and a Pro-Trump Message

    02/24/2017 11:21:33 AM PST · by Oratam · 5 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | February 24, 2017 | By Gwynne Hogan
    He'll bring pernil, platano and a pro-Trump message right to your doorstep. Jose Peralta, a deliveryman for the Bushwick Dominican restaurant Alex Luncheonette, is so into making America great again that customers in the neighborhood are calling him "The Trump Guy." He comes to work at the Knickerbocker Avenue eatery each day with his fire engine-red Trump baseball cap and a pin from the president's campaign. The battered Toyota Corolla he zips around the neighborhood in is plastered with bumper stickers for Trump and the far-right website InfoWars. "They tell me I was the only one in Brooklyn that supported...
  • Police Catch Suspect After DNA Is Linked to Slain Jogger Scene

    02/04/2017 10:55:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2017 | Larry Celona and Shawn Cohen
    Cops caught a suspect Saturday in the murder of Karina ­Vetrano, the beautiful jogger whose brutal strangulation last summer — in the high weeds of Spring Creek Park in Queens — had transfixed the city. Officials did not immediately release the name of the suspect, but sources told The Post he is in his 20s and lives in a housing project in East New York, Brooklyn, a neighborhood just west of her home in Howard Beach. The suspect had been on police radar for a while, sources told The Post.