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  • 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.
  • Thousands of protesters gather outside Chuck Schumer’s apartment

    02/01/2017 7:53:22 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 113 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 1, 2017 | Alex Taylor and Chris Perez
    Thousands of angry demonstrators gathered outside Sen. Chuck Schumer’s luxury Brooklyn apartment building — holding up signs and chanting “What the f–k, Chuck?!” — to protest his lukewarm stance on President Trump’s cabinet picks. “Senator Schumer needs to know we’re watching him,” fumed Brad Wolchansky, a 40-year-old soccer coach from Flatbush who was carrying a cardboard cutout of a giant eye on Tuesday night. “He works for us. We need him to be bold. We need him to stand up to Trump and oppose his picks,” Wolchansky said. He and roughly 3,000 others gathered at Grand Army Plaza around 6...
  • LIRR Train Derails in Brooklyn; 103 People Hurt

    01/04/2017 7:39:10 AM PST · by PghBaldy · 5 replies
    NBC4 New York City ^ | January 4 | Andrew Siff and Marc Santia
    The train derailed at the busy Atlantic Terminal at rush hour; all of the injuries were considered minor A Long Island Rail Road train derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn at the height of Wednesday's morning rush, injuring more than 100 people and riddling the track area with shattered glass and debris.
  • Red State Brooklyn

    12/21/2016 7:35:19 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    The Brooklyn Ink ^ | November 29, 2016 | Maxwell Hauptman
    The borough is considered deep blue, but there are red zones too. Consider Dyker Heights. It is no secret that the vast majority of Brooklyn residents, 79% to be exact, voted for Hillary Clinton on November 8. It’s a large borough, though, and out past the rapidly gentrifying brownstone neighborhoods and downtown glass high-rises that have become Brooklyn’s national representation, things can look different. While they may be in the minority in the city, some neighborhoods at the southern and eastern edges of Brooklyn have quite a bit in common with Trump’s electorate.
  • Why People Lost Their Minds When A Brooklyn Store Played ‘Sweet Home Alabama’

    11/23/2016 9:28:12 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 105 replies
    Three days after the election, my wife and I were shopping at the Fairway Market in Red Hook, Brooklyn. For those unfamiliar with it, Fairway is a less corporate, more co-op version of Whole Foods, offering pretty produce and exotic cheeses that don’t come cheap. The mood in the store was glum. As in most of Brooklyn, people stared ahead, moving slowly, still in shock from the political earthquake of Tuesday night. After getting our Brazilian Arabica ground for drip (I know, I should really use a French Press), Libby and I walked towards the organic maple syrup. That’s when...
  • ‘SNL': Brooklynites Run From the Real World By Hiding in ‘The Bubble’ (Video)

    11/20/2016 10:29:10 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    This week’s “Saturday Night Live,” hosted by Kristen Wiig, saw a very pointed sketch that poked fun at the presumed “bubble” over millennial neighborhoods. The skit zeroed in on Brooklyn, and painted a picture of a new living establishment completely shuts out the rest of the world. While it’s healthy to have a safe space away from others every once in a while, this particular skit highlighted the dangers of retreating into a bubble of like-minded people at all times. It’s something that should hit pretty close to home regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum. Though of...
  • The Brooklyn Connection

    07/19/2005 6:49:17 AM PDT · by DTA · 13 replies · 571+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | July 19, 2005 / 12 Tamuz, 5765 | By Julia Gorin
    The Brooklyn Connection By Julia Gorin Albanian-American roofer Florin Krasniqi has been living in Brooklyn and smuggling American guns into Kosovo to arm the Kosovo Liberation Army--this time for war against its erstwhile saviors, NATO and the UN....Realizing Albanians could lose the good will of Americans once they see the documentary, Krasniqi went on "60 Minutes" last Sunday, to paint himself as a concerned citizen promoting anti-gun legislation...
  • Nicki Minaj: ‘Pray to God You Don’t Get Stuck with a [bleep] Melania’

    10/17/2016 8:00:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 59 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | October 16, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    <p>Rapper Nicki Minaj went off on a profanity-laced tangent targeting Melania Trump during a concert in New York Saturday night, telling attendees to “pray to God we don’t stuck with a motherf*cking Melania” Trump as First Lady.</p> <p>The 33-year–old Pinkprint rapper was performing at the Tidal X 1015 concert in Brooklyn Saturday when she took a break for a profanity-filled political rant.</p>
  • Two Jews attacked on Yom Kippur in Brooklyn

    10/16/2016 10:01:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 10.15.16, 11:00 | J.S. Herzog
    Two brothers, aged 19 and 23, wearing prayer shawls and kipot were walking home on Yom Kippur afternoon from the Flatbush Park Jewish Center in Brooklyn when there were attacked by three men yelling anti-Semitic slurs, it was reported by American media. The brothers, Dani and Eli Zainback, were set upon by three men in their twenties who called the fasting siblings taking a break between Orthodox prayer services, “F---ing Jews,” according to the New York Daily News. The older of the brothers, Eli, replied, “It’s our holiday” and then touched one of the assailants, who punched him in the...
  • Beach police detain two in shooting of New York tourist

    10/12/2016 6:44:33 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 1 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 12, 2016 | Charles Rabin
    The morning after they found the Jeep Cherokee believed to be the getaway vehicle in Sunday’s murder of a New York tourist, Miami Beach police descended on a Brickell-area condominium and took several people into custody. At least two men were being held and questioned at Miami Beach police headquarters Tuesday afternoon in the early Sunday morning shooting death of Lavon Walker, a reformed Brooklyn gang member turned anti-violence activist who was vacationing in Miami Beach.
  • Democrats Embrace Siraj Wahhaj: Supporter of Cop-Killer, Al Qaeda and Hamas

    08/29/2012 5:25:30 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 8-29-12 | Laura L. Rubenfeld
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Democrats Embrace Siraj Wahhaj: Supporter of Cop-Killer, Al Qaeda and HamasPosted By Laura L. Rubenfeld On August 29, 2012 @ 12:25 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments In just a few days, the Democratic National Convention “kick off events” week will include its first ever “Jumah (Arabic for gathering) at the DNC” – three Islamic-centered events beginning with a Friday afternoon prayer and sermon, an evening Islamic banquet and an all-day Islamic festival.Many of the individuals scheduled to speak during the DNC week have extremely spurious backgrounds, including, astonishingly, support for Al Qaeda...
  • Outspoken Imams To Speak At St. Cloud State (MN)

    03/31/2008 3:58:12 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 21 replies · 367+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3/31/08 | Paul Walsh
    Two Muslim clerics with outspoken backgrounds are among the speakers at St. Cloud State University's Islam Awareness Week, which starts today. One of them is Siraj Wahhaj, who will speak on "What is Jihad?" at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Atwood Memorial Center Theatre. Wahhaj, an American-born imam of a mosque in Brooklyn, N.Y., is on the executive committee of the Muslim Alliance in North America, a network of organizations addressing needs in American Muslim communities. In 1991, speaking to an Islamic association of Texas, Wahhaj called Operation Desert Storm "one of the most diabolical plots ever in the annals...
  • Electing A New People

    08/24/2016 7:50:40 AM PDT · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | August 24 2016 | Gerard Perry
    I took the image you see below in my old stomping grounds of Bay Ridge, which has earned the moniker Beirut in recent years, for obvious reasons. Aside from the Alpine Theater-which was in danger of being added to the adjacent mosque at one point-and Galaxy Comics, you would be hard-pressed to find a building along Bay Ridge or 5th Avenue whose awning was not covered in Arabic script. Judging by the number of hookah bars, halal restaurants and food carts, not to mention demure apparel shops for the fashion forward 7th century Muslima, a tourist would be forgiven for...