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  • Woody Allen's Secret Teen Lover Speaks: Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired 'Manhattan'

    12/17/2018 6:54:28 PM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 12/17/2018 | Gary Baum
    In 1976, 16-year-old model Babi Christina Engelhardt embarked on a hidden eight-year affair with the 41–year-old filmmaker that mirrors one of his most famous movies. Now, amid the #MeToo reckoning and Allen’s personal scandals, she looks back with mixed emotions on their relationship and its unequal dynamic. Sixteen, emerald-eyed, blond, an aspiring model with a confident streak and a painful past: Babi Christina Engelhardt had just caught Woody Allen's gaze at legendary New York City power restaurant Elaine's. It was October 1976, and when Engelhardt returned from the ladies' room, she dropped a note on his table with her phone...
  • Adult Syrian Refugee Accused of Murdering 13-Year-Old Canadian Girl in Court

    09/16/2018 3:56:07 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/15/18 | Chris Tomlinson
    28-year-old Syrian national Ibrahim Ali, who came to Canada as a refugee, has been accused of murdering a 13-year-old girl in Burnaby, British Colombia, whose body was found last year. The Syrian refugee, who came to Canada through a private sponsorship programme, was arrested last week by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) after a large-scale investigation into the death of the 13-year-old, who was found in Burnaby’s Central Park in July 2017. In court, the 28-year-old was charged with first-degree murder. He required an Arabic interpreter, with proceedings delayed as the court waited for the interpreter to arrive.
  • Good Samaritans help rescue 7 teens who fell into icy pond in Central Park

    02/21/2017 2:30:25 AM PST · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    ABC 7 ^ | February 21, 2017
    Good Samaritans jumped into icy water to rescue several teenagers who fell through the ice in Central Park Monday evening. Nine boys were walking on the ice just before 6 p.m. at the pond at Central Park South and Sixth Avenue in Central Park. A witness said he saw the group go out onto the ice, where they were taking selfies and jumping on the ice -- then they broke through the surface.
  • The ‘Central Park Five’: Still Guilty

    08/09/2014 10:46:27 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | 08/08/2014 | Jack Kerwick
    ---SNIP--- For starters, no one has ever disputed that the Harlem thugs had been in Central Park that fateful evening for the sole purpose of assaulting and mugging innocents (one of whom had been bludgeoned with a pipe). As is the wont of cowards, “the Five” set upon only those who they outnumbered, those who were weaker and more vulnerable. This they confessed from the moment they were in police custody. To the present day, they have never retracted this confession. Yet “the Five” also proceeded immediately to implicate themselves in the assault on Meili. On multiple occasions, while alone...
  • BREAKING=> Man’s LEG BLOWN OFF in NYC Central Park Explosion — POLICE SEARCHING PARK FOR BOMBS!

    07/03/2016 2:37:11 PM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul 3, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    A commenter on Free Republic said it happened near Elie Wiesel’s funeral. I heard/read that a young man started climbing one of the boulders in CP when he stepped on something and it exploded very loudly. I believe he lost a foot and part of a leg. Poor kid. He seems to be very young and a good looking fellow. Not known if it was a firecracker of some sort or something more sinister. Happened near Elie Wiesel funeral. Don’t know if that was related.
  • Police solve mystery behind Trump tombstone in Central Park (NYC)

    05/10/2016 6:12:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 09, 2016, 09:58 pm | Mark Hensch
    Police in New York City have identified the individual behind a mysterious tombstone bearing Donald Trump’s name, a new report says. Authorities on Monday said Brian A. Whitely, 33, placed the ominous monument in Central Park late last March, according to The New York Times. The paper on Monday reported that Whitely has not been charged with a crime related to the incident. …
  • Donald Trump Featured on CBS as Model Citizen for Building Skating Rink in Central Park [YouTube]

    12/20/2015 5:49:38 PM PST · by Silly · 27 replies
    CBS Evening News clip on YouTube ^ | November 13, 1986 | Bob Schieffer, Dan Rather
    Here is a link to a really amazing video find. I hope some of you will download this YouTube video just in case it gets pulled one day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFi2z6WC_2EVery happy to share this link, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.
  • Lessons of the Wollman Rink [NYTimes Opinion Page, Nov. 13, 1986]

    12/20/2015 5:37:34 PM PST · by Silly · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 13, 1986 | NYT Editorial Board
    New York City bungled the job of reopening Central Park's Wollman Skating Rink for six years, wasting millions. Then last June, city officials said it would take two more years to correct the mistakes and complete the job. The fumbling aroused the managerial spirit of Donald Trump, the real estate developer, who offered to take over.
  • How Trump rebuilt the Wollman Rink in 1986, the Damn Fence, and the White House

    09/04/2015 5:39:12 AM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    pjmedia. ^ | July 6, 2015 | Michael Walsh
    Before Donald Trump became a celebrity, before he became The Donald, even before he was regularly pilloried in the pages of the old Spy magazine as a “short-fingered vulgarian,” New Yorkers knew his name thanks to one thing in particular. Not the in-and-out-of-bankruptcy real estate empire he inherited, or his flamboyant love life, but the Wollman Rink in Central Park. I do think his largely interchangeable opponents underestimate his appeal at their peril. What’s the Wollman Rink, you ask? It’s a skating rink at the south end of Central Park that, like just about everything else in New York City,...
  • Central Park Five shocked Donald Trump is leading GOP candidate, despite having 'no compassion'

    08/18/2015 3:58:02 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/18/2015 | STEPHEN REX BROWN
    Donald Trump won’t have the Central Park Five’s vote. Three members of the quintet that served between six and 13 years in prison for the rape of a Central Park jogger in 1989 told the Daily News Monday they are aghast the blowhard billionaire — who actually called for their execution when they were just teens — is now the leading Republican candidate for President. Raymond Santana, who got $7.125 million from the city last year for his time behind bars, said Trump’s meddling in the notorious case demonstrates he’s unfit for the White House. “It shows his character,” Santana...
  • Guardian Angels back on patrol in Central Park

    08/10/2015 2:48:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 10, 2015 | Frank Rosario and Elizabeth Saul
    The Guardian Angels are back — and their leader says it’s because Mayor Bill de Blasio can’t keep New York City safe. Curtis Sliwa, 61, radio personality and founder of the unarmed anti-crime patrol, joined five of his Angels in their first sortie into Central Park in more than two decades Sunday night. “If the mayor won’t let the cops do their job, then we, the citizens, will have to go back to guarding our parks, streets and subways,” Sliwa said. Modal Trigger The Guardian Angels patrol next to the Central Park reservoir.Photo: Robert Mecea The Guardian Angels, who wear...
  • Jewish Man Stabbed in Crown Heights

    12/09/2014 4:36:51 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 97 replies
    INN ^ | 12/9/2014, 12:11 PM | Tova Dvorin
    A 22 year old Israeli Jewish man was stabbed Tuesday morning (roughly 2:00 am EST) in Crown Heights, outside the Chabad-Lubavitch building at 770 Eastern Parkway in New York City. The man’s condition is defined as stable, but serious; he was reportedly stabbed in the neck. The public has been asked to pray for him; his Hebrew name is Levy Yitzhak ben Raizel. Police arrived at the scene and apprehended the perpetrator, now revealed to have been a 40-year old African American man. He may have also been Muslim, but this has yet to be confirmed. The attacker died after...
  • Greenfield: The Left's War on Horses

    03/13/2014 11:38:20 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 18 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, March 12, 2014 The Left's War on Horses Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog At Grand Army Plaza, beneath the golden equestrian statue of General Sherman, the horses stand, lazily flicking their ears, tasting the grit of 59th street and occasionally glancing about as a yellow taxi driven by an angry Pakistani wheels around past the Plaza Hotel, brakes squealing, an Al Qaeda friendly Nasheed or a little  Atif Aslam, either sounding more unpleasant than the brakes, blaring through the open window. Feathered plumes, scarlet red, sapphire blue, electric purple, matching the colors of the plush...
  • New York City Council Will Weigh Ban On Horse-Drawn Carriages ( Follow the money )

    12/08/2014 5:16:53 PM PST · by george76 · 32 replies
    npr ^ | December 08, 2014 | Bill Chappell
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's bill to ban horse-drawn carriages reached the City Council on Monday, in a move to phase out the carriages that often give tours around Central Park. The legislation says that as of June 1, 2016, "it shall be unlawful to operate a horse-drawn vehicle in the city of New York or offer rides to the public on a vehicle drawn or pulled by a carriage horse." ... It also boosts the penalty for breaking horse-carriage rules to a maximum of $25,000 instead of the current $500. The proposed ban was introduced one day after...
  • Bloggers trash Central Park cyclist

    09/21/2014 10:16:11 AM PDT · by Mercat · 89 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 09/21/2014 | Larry Celona
    Even his fellow “Tridorks” and “Freds” are turning on him. Cyclists are racing online to rage against speed demon Jason Marshall — and show their support for the tragic victim he mowed down in Central Park. As Jill Tarlov, 59, remained on life support from her massive head injuries at an Upper East Side hospital, cyclists took to blogs and Twitter to jeer Marshall for slamming his $4,000 racing bike into the Connecticut mother of two on Thursday at a West Drive intersection. Some insiders blasted Marshall as a triathlon-obsessed “Tridork,” and a “Fred,” both derogatory terms for Lycra-clad cyclists...
  • Central Park cyclist veered into wrong lanes before tragic crash

    09/20/2014 9:24:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/20/14 | Shawn Cohen, Rebecca Harshbarger, Lia Eustachewich and Laura Italiano
    Seconds before he plowed his $4,000 bike into Connecticut mom in Central Park, leaving her brain dead, speed-demon racing cyclist ­Jason Marshall zoomed down a pedestrian lane and crossed over into the vehicle lane of the park’s West Drive — even though neither is legal for cycling, The Post has learned. Law-enforcement sources say that moments before Thursday afternoon’s accident, Marshall was barreling downhill in the lane restricted to pedestrians and child bicyclists.
  • Startled carriage horse goes on Central Park run (De Blasio creating excuse for horse ban?)

    06/09/2014 8:40:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 9, 2014 11:11 PM EDT
    A startled carriage horse took a jaunt around Central Park without any passengers or its driver. The horse became detached from its bridle on Monday evening and ran into the Manhattan park, following its usual route, the union that represents carriage drivers said. It was unclear what startled it. […] Advocacy agency NYCLASS, which is seeking to end the carriage horse industry, released a statement saying carriage horses and city streets don’t mix. “It’s time to retire the carriage horses and replace them with something that doesn’t spook or dart dangerously through traffic and pedestrians,” it said. …
  • The slaughter of sacred cows continues: Comrade de Blasio backing “animal rights” group up next

    04/30/2014 9:09:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/30/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The slaughter of Democrat sacred cows continues and writing it off as mere coincidence becomes harder. It started several weeks back with a series of FBI raids; on the Speaker of the Rhode Island Assembly, an openly Gay married bi-racial man. From there in rapid succession there were FBI raids/arrests and/or indictments of the Black mayor of Charlotte North Carolina – bribe taking; a White Illinois State Senator – child pornography; a Black New York State Assemblyman – padding his expense account; a Black female Indiana County treasurer – stealing county funds; a Chinese American California State Senator- gun running...
  • Liam Neeson chides NYC mayor on horse carriages

    02/28/2014 10:51:27 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 28, 2014 8:34 PM EST
    Liam Neeson says he’s “a little bit pissed off” at Mayor Bill de Blasio for wanting to shut down the horse-drawn carriage industry in New York City. The actor made the comment during a Wednesday appearance on “The Daily Show”. …
  • Socialist NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio is Really Good at Tax Avoidance

    04/17/2014 8:51:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/17/2014 | Mike Schauss
    Suffering from a clear lack of intellectual honesty, the morally bankrupt progressive socialist mayor of New York City seems to have a knack for tax avoidance. (And remember: despite what Harry Reid would have you believe, tax avoidance is not a crime.) According to public records, Bill “punish the rich” de Blasio paid a mere 8 percent of his income in federal taxes. Just to put that in context for any liberal that has accidently stumbled across this paragraph: That’s less than that capitalist pig, Mitt Romney paid in prior years. Of course, to be fair, it is possible...