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  • How did Kerry's Iranian son-in-law met Vanessa Kerry? (FLASHBACK)

    A high profile marriage of an Iranian American doctor to actress Gina Davis was already reported (Link). But news now reveals that John Kerry's son-in-law is also an Iranian-American doctor. The news comes out shortly after Kerry faced staunch opposition from right wing pro-Israeli Republicans to his nomination as Secretary of State. In 2009 Dr. Vanessa Bradford Kerry, John Kerry’s younger daughter by his first wife, married Dr. Brian (Behrooz) Vala Nahed, an Iranian-American physician.
  • Trans Deaths, White Privilege

    08/22/2015 1:21:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 21, 2015 | Jennifer Finney Boylan
    IT was snowing in Maine on Jan. 9. I’d been to the dentist’s the day before. The staff there were pleasant enough when I changed genders 12 years ago. “We’ll just change your forms,” the receptionist had said, cheerfully. “It’s no problem.” That day, Papi Edwards, 20, a transgender woman of color, was shot to death outside a hotel in Louisville, Ky. If you’d told me in 2000, as a transgender woman just coming out, that I was a person of privilege, I’d have angrily lectured you about exactly how heavy the burden I’d been carrying was. It had nearly...
  • Security guard, gunman dead after federal building shooting

    08/21/2015 5:15:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    YAHOO.COM ^ | 21 AUGUST 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a security guard has died after a man walked into a federal building in Manhattan and opened fire. The guard, identified by his union as Idrisa Camara, died shortly after the shooting Friday evening. Police say the gunman walked through a side entrance of the building that houses an immigration court and other government offices. Chief James O'Neil says the gunman later shot himself in the head. He was found dead in the building. A law enforcement official identified the shooter as Kevin Downing, of Fort Lee, New Jersey.
  • Donald Trump arrives in Manhattan for jury duty amid throng of onlookers

    08/17/2015 9:53:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/17/2015
    After a whirlwind weekend campaigning in Iowa, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump took a break from the race on Monday to report for jury duty in a Manhattan courtroom. “Is his helicopter going to land here?” a wily New York judge, who did not give her name, joked to the Guardian. She confirmed that the crowd outside the courthouse where she works was unusually large, even compared to the crowds that greet other celebrity courtroom guests. The judge assessed the scene, then settled down with a hot coffee across the street to watch the spectacle, which included about 100 reporters...
  • Why the rich feel entitled to shoplift

    08/09/2015 9:46:46 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2015 | Amber Jamieson
    Items are often lifted by privileged shoppers who somehow feel they deserve more. “They’d pay for one of the things they were still holding but drop something extra in their shopping bag, like their own version of a free gift,” said the Sephora insider. At Anthropologie, some upper-middle-class women buy $400 kaftans and $500 clogs — and then “accessorize” for free. “We were taught that our prime shoplifters were women and girls who were regular shoppers at ­Anthro,” said one ex-employee, who every night would find piles of security tags in the fitting rooms that were taken off apparel that...
  • NYPD seeking suicidal artist who admitted he bashed 4 Asian women in the nose

    06/19/2015 12:41:52 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 06/18/2015 | THOMAS TRACY
    On his blog, the suspect said he's on a mission to find an Asian wife and his many rejections in approaching Asian women in the city have led to his game “Bash Asian Women in the Nose.” The man wanted for attacking four Asian women in Manhattan may be a suicidal artist and blogger who’s confessed to the crimes — claiming that he’s playing a game called “Bash Asian Women in the Nose,” police sources said Thursday. “I had to do it,” Tyrelle Shaw, 25, wrote on his blog “Mr. Talented.”
  • Theory of a founding father's (Alexander Hamilton)African ancestry

    07/23/2004 1:57:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 97 replies · 10,413+ views
    The Record ^ | July 23, 2004 | LAWRENCE AARON
    Theory of a founding father's African ancestry Friday, July 23, 2004                                              By LAWRENCE AARONAS MUCH as I thought I knew about Alexander Hamilton, the first treasury secretary, nobody ever told me he was black. Yes. You heard it here first, folks.And you'll think about it from now on every time you take out a $10 bill.Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow is the latest one to explore the theory.I was totally blown away by that information when a friend casually mentioned Hamilton's link to two significant anniversaries - the 250th anniversary of Columbia University, originally Kings College where he was schooled, and...
  • Arrest In Vicious Assault On Gay Couple In Chelsea (New York)

    06/18/2015 9:36:28 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 30 replies
    MYFOXNY.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | MYFOX NEW YORK STAFF
    NEW YORK - A man wanted in the attack of a gay couple in the Chelsea section of Manhattan (NYC) last month has been arrested. Bayna-Lehkiem El-Amin, 41, turned himself into police Tuesday. He faced a judge on two counts of felony assault and two counts of attempted felony assault. A judge set bail at $75,000. The May 5 assault at a Dallas BBQ on West 23rd Street was caught on video. The scary and wild attack unfolded as stunned diners looked on, some yelling "Stop!" A man is seen slamming a chair onto a gay couple then running off....
  • 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 I’ve never been happier

    06/06/2015 4:54:42 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    nypost.com ^ | june 5, 2015 | jane ridley
    Manhattan writer Suzanne 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 Post’s Jane Ridley her very New York story of survival. My 6-year-old daughter doesn’t think twice about calling room service from our luxury residential hotel to order a $25 cheeseburger for herself. It’s November 2005 and we’ve been living in an 11-room suite at the Ritz-Carlton on West Street for a little more than two years. And...
  • 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 ).
  • Crane drops huge air conditioning unit down 30 stories in Midtown, damaging building and injuring..

    05/31/2015 1:18:20 PM PDT · by PROCON · 121 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | May 31, 2015 | Greg B. Smith , Edgar Sandoval , Keldy Ortiz , Caitlin Nolan , Stephen Rex Brown
    A crane hauling an air conditioner into the top floor of a 30-story building dropped the heavy load Sunday morning, smashing parts of the building and injuring 10 people. Workers were loading the shipping container-sized machine into 261 Madison Ave. when a rigging strap holding the air conditioner broke, a city official familiar with the ongoing investigation told the Daily News. The chiller sheered the building as it fell. Debris rained down on Madison Ave. around E. 38th St. Part of the 30-story building's facade near the roof was bashed open.
  • Billionaire [Saudi] buys towering $95M Manhattan condo, report says

    05/31/2015 8:02:39 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 23 replies
    upi ^ | May 30, 2015 | Doug G. Ware
    NEW YORK, - A Saudi real estate magnate is reportedly under contract to purchase the second-most expensive condo in New York City, for the price of $95 million. The towering unit, located at 432 Park Ave. in Midtown Manhattan -- the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere -- was placed under contract in 2013 but has yet to close, various news media reported. The buyer is said to be Fawaz Al Hokair, a Saudi real-estate magnate worth a reported $1.37 billion. Developers Macklowe Properties and CIM Group, as they do with all other buyers, declined to confirm Hokair's presence...
  • 29-year-old investment banker died after leaping from his Financial District apartment building

    05/29/2015 8:28:18 PM PDT · by bgill · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 29, 2015 | Julia La Rouche
    Witnesses told The Post that tourists snapped pictures on their cellphones of the gruesome aftermath. In the past year or so, there's been a spate of suicides among financial-services employees. Financial firms have been trying to do more to improve the lifestyles of their employees, especially younger ones.
  • You’re 45% more likely to be murdered in de Blasio’s Manhattan

    05/26/2015 10:31:49 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 48 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2015 | By Larry Celona
    Murders are way up so far this year in Manhattan, The Post has learned. Sixteen people were killed around the borough between the first of the year and Sunday. Over the same period last year, the figure was 11. That’s an increase of about 45 percent. Shootings in the borough have also soared. There have been 50 “shooting incidents’’ since Jan. 1, compared with 31 in the same time period in 2014 — an increase of about 38 percent. Some of these “incidents’’ involved more than one victim. The number of shooting victims nearly doubled, from 33 to 61. ....
  • Silda Wall Spitzer to Host ‘Women Only’ Fund-Raiser for Hillary

    05/25/2015 8:51:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Emily Smith
    Silda Wall Spitzer, who knows a thing or two about moving onward and upward from a cheating husband, is hosting a women-only Manhattan fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton. Silda, along with Wall Street queen Alexandra Lebenthal, Heidi Miller, tech entrepreneur Geraldine Laybourne and Maroon Capital’s Ann Davlin, is hosting the “just for women” event for Hillary on June 1. Tickets cost $2,700 for the two-hour event...
  • 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 Education’s hearing officer improperly used sealed evidence, DNA tests and the prosecutor’s testimony to toss her from the teaching post she's had since 1996.
  • Obama’s Crackdown on Dissent Has Made Conservatives a Little Paranoid — and Rightly [Read this]

    05/11/2015 2:37:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 11, 2015 | David French
    The year is 2023, and President Ted Cruz is ending the second of his contentious terms in the Oval Office. While his policies have been controversial — for example, undoing major social legislation (Obamacare) without a single Democratic vote — his administration’s continual expressions of hostility toward dissent have finally proved intolerable to millions of Americans. Liberal grievances date back to 2017, the first year of Cruz’s administration, when his Department of Homeland Security issued a report declaring that fears about economic stagnation and inequality combined with liberal hatred of a conservative Latino could foster left-wing extremism. Specifically, failure to...
  • Another coyote caught in Manhattan as police track down critter in Battery Park City: officials

    04/25/2015 11:26:03 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 25, 2015 | CAITLIN NOLAN
    Police caught another not-so-wily coyote Saturday morning in lower Manhattan after a nearly hour-long pursuit, officials said. The critter was first spotted around 7:30 a.m. in Battery Park City, police said. Cops quickly responded, chasing after the fast-moving critter on foot and in police cruisers, authorities said. The coyote was eventually cornered near a cafe at North Cove Marina about an hour after being first spotted, cops said. Police shot the animal with tranquilizer darts, placed it in a cage and brought it to Animal Care & Control’s East Harlem facility. It is unclear if the coyote captured Saturday was...
  • Welcome to rent control! 88,000 apply for 55 apartments

    04/21/2015 7:43:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/21/2015 | NewsMachete
    Eighty-Eight thousand people (so far) have applied for 55 low-rent apartments in a fancy new condominium building on Manhattan's upper west side. The lucky few could get a two bedroom apartment for less than $1100 a month in the West 60's of Manhattan. To get tax breaks, developers of luxury buildings make some units available at below market rent rates, and this is what happened here. But as you can see from the number of applicants, this program will never produce enough low income housing. Rent control is the biggest obstacle to building new affordable housing; that's why nearly...
  • Kansas man accused of plotting to detonate bomb at Fort Riley military base

    04/10/2015 1:15:12 PM PDT · by VR-21 · 23 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 10 April 2015
    A 20-year-old Kansas man plotted to kill American soldiers with a vehicle bomb at the Fort Riley military base, an attack he planned to carry out on behalf of the ISIS terror group, prosecutors announced Friday. John T. Booker, also known as Mohammed Abdullah Hassan, was arrested as part of a lengthy FBI investigation. Federal authorities said he was arrested near the army base in Manhattan, Kansas, as he completed final preparations to detonate the bomb, which had, in fact, been rendered inert while he was under FBI surveillance. “As alleged in the complaint, John Booker attempted to attack U.S....
  • 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...
  • Building Partially Collapses in Manhattan after Explosion

    03/26/2015 12:42:01 PM PDT · by rightistight · 41 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/26/15 | Aurelius
    A building has at least partially collapsed in Manhattan after witnesses reported an explosion: Reports are that people are trapped inside. We will have more details as they emerge.
  • The End Of Starbucks as We Know It?

    03/21/2015 1:15:43 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 60 replies
    Commercial Observer ^ | March 18, 2015 | LAUREN ELKIES SCHRAM
    Starbucks Coffee is getting creamed by New York City rents. The java giant may get priced out of its premier and larger Manhattan locations as some of the company’s earliest stores approach renewal after 15 to 20 years. “It’s likely that it’ll be very difficult to renew a number of those leases,” said retail broker Joanne Podell, a vice chairman at Cushman & Wakefield, who does not represent Starbucks. She noted that the stores with “superb” locations—i.e., on busy streets with well-trafficked storefronts—are expiring and the chain was paying “much, much less per square foot” than today’s rents. The average...
  • Did Hillary Commit a Felony?

    03/11/2015 8:01:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 11, 2015 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    Did Hillary Commit a Felony? 'The Five': Did Clinton Break Federal Laws With Personal Email Use? by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s systematic evasion of federal recordkeeping requirements involved both the use of private email addresses and a server system installed in her Chappaqua manse. The servers, according to the Washington Free Beacon, may have been set up by shady longtime Clinton lackey Eric Hothem – under a false name (Eric Hoteham) slightly varied from his true name. It may also have been designed to give users the ability to erase emails without a trace. Shannen Coffin’s...
  • IT Expert Says He Traced Hillary’s Email Server To Manhattan Government Building [VIDEO]

    03/11/2015 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 11, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Cyber-security expert Vinny Troia told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday that he traced the IP address of the server Hillary Clinton used to host the private email account she used as secretary of state to a government building in the heart of New York City. “I did read reports that [the server] was at her house, but when we traced the IP address it came back to the city office here in downtown Manhattan,” Troia told Van Susteren. Troia is CEO of the IT consulting firm Night Lion Security. The exact location of Clinton’s server has been a...
  • Physical security of the Clinton e-mail sever

    03/10/2015 9:00:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 159 replies
    And Still I Persist… ^ | March 10, 2015 | Bruce F. Webster
    I’ve raised in prior posts (here and here) the issue of physical security of the clintonemail.com e-mal server, which is why were it was located and how it was set up matters. Last night, Mitch LaKind — who has experience setting up secure military e-mail servers — wrote me about the detailed issues surrounding Clinton’s approach. I’ll let him speak for himself (emphasis mine, though): As a former contractor to the Air Force, I personally managed the Microsoft Exchange servers that were installed at Thule Air Base. My experience with Microsoft Exchange goes back to 1997, when the earliest versions...
  • Iran Says Its Guards Were Just Taking Pictures (hmmm)

    07/01/2002 11:10:57 AM PDT · by Dallas · 21 replies · 360+ views
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Two Iranian nationals seen by a New York police officer photographing city landmarks were just tourists nearing the end of their stay in the United States, Iran's mission to the United Nations said on Friday."It was these two guys on Saturday, June 22, taking pictures of themselves in Battery Park" at the southern end of Manhattan, said Mohammad Hossein Nosrat, mission spokesman. The two, who work as security guards at the mission and do not have diplomatic immunity, took 1 minute 40 seconds of videotape of the park and environs, Nosrat said. At that point, a...
  • Jewish, Muslim Food Cart Owners Face Off in NYC Turf War

    03/06/2015 4:39:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Feb. 15, 2015
    A turf war is brewing between a Jewish food cart vendor and Muslim competitors vying for prime real estate in midtown Manhattan, according to the New York Post. Dubbing it an "intifooda," the Post reports that Yisroel Mordowitz, who serves kosher brisket and pastrami sandwiches, is being blocked from setting up near Rockefeller Center by by the "hallal mafia." “This guy is hungry – hungry for money,” said Mohamed Mossad, one of the Muslim food purveyors fighting to keep Mordowitz and his cart, the Holy Rollers, off the corner of 48th Street and Sixth Avenue. “Why doesn’t he go to...
  • ‘Don’t dress like Beyoncé': The sexts of Steve Kroft (to his black mistress)

    02/01/2015 10:17:17 AM PST · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 31, 2015 | Leonard Greene and Laura Italiano
    The Manhattan mistress of married “60 Minutes’’ newsman Steve Kroft sent him sexy lingerie photos during their affair, but he insisted she dress low-key — like “Laura Bush” — with him in public to keep things hush-hush, according to newly revealed texts. A source close to Kroft’s lover told The Post that the TV hotshot was “really paranoid about right-wing zealots” finding out about their affair and using the tawdry details to try to destroy his career and CBS. [Snip] Kroft was proud to boast to Goines about his closeness to the leader of the free world — and let...
  • Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Took Millions in Graft, U.S. Says

    01/22/2015 10:14:20 AM PST · by proxy_user · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, THOMAS KAPLAN and MARC SANTORA
    The speaker of the New York State Assembly, Sheldon Silver, was arrested on federal corruption charges on Thursday and accused of using the power of his office for more than a decade to secure millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks and then covering up his schemes, according to court documents. Mr. Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who has served as speaker for more than two decades, is accused of a range of corrupt dealings that capitalized on his official position. They include using his position to obtain corrupt payments misrepresented as referral fees from...
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver: New York’s biggest Dem powerbroker will be arrested today

    01/22/2015 7:28:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I will apologize in advance to our readers if this looks like coverage of a “local story” but it actually may be a harbinger for the kind of state and local level change which is required for real progress in America. The New York Times is reporting that today an arrest will be made in Albany, the state’s capital. The suspect is question is none other than the Speaker of the state Assembly, Sheldon Silver. Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with...
  • Sheldon Silver, New York Assembly Speaker, Faces Arrest on Corruption Charges

    01/21/2015 9:19:46 PM PST · by iowamark · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/21/2015 | WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM, THOMAS KAPLAN and SUSANNE CRAIG
    Federal authorities are expected to arrest Sheldon Silver, the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, on corruption charges on Thursday, people with knowledge of the matter said, in a case that is likely to throw Albany into disarray. The investigation that led to the expected charges against Mr. Silver, a Democrat from the Lower East Side of Manhattan who has served as speaker for more than two decades, began after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in March abruptly shut down an anticorruption commission he had created in 2013. Details of the specific charges to be brought against Mr. Silver...
  • ALBANY: Sheldon Silver to be arrested (Dimocrat accidentally nailed by Cuomo)

    01/22/2015 6:14:23 AM PST · by Liz · 7 replies
    nypost,.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Joe Tacopino
    Feds subpoenaed Manhattan Democrat Silver's records in a probe of undocumented payments he received from a law firm. He is reportedly to be charged via an investigation sparked when Gov. Cuomo abruptly shut down his 2013 anticorruption commission.....Silver's arrest was related to money he received from a small real-estate tax law firm that Silver failed to list on his official financial-disclosure form. The FBI and Manhattan US Atty's office are looking into exactly what Silver did to earn the money. Silver is a personal-injury lawyer associated with the high-profile law firm Weitz and Luxenberg. Goldberg & Iryami, w/ only two...
  • Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (NY) in federal custody in Manhattan on corruption charges

    01/22/2015 5:53:58 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | January 22, 2015 | Kenneth Lovett and John Marzulli
    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken into custody Thursday in Manhattan on corruption charges, The Daily News has learned. The impending arrest of Silver, who has been one of the most powerful men in Albany for more than two decades, was first reported overnight by The New York Times. While it’s unclear exactly what charges Silver could be facing, The Times reported the rap is linked to payments the powerful Manhattan Democrat received from New York City lawfrim Goldberg & Iryami that he did not disclose publicly, as required by law.
  • Documented: Black Students Target Teachers for Violence

    01/12/2015 6:35:49 AM PST · by PROCON · 62 replies
    americanthinker ^ | Jan. 12, 2015 | Colin Flaherty
    If all you knew about racial violence came from the protestors at a Manhattan Sunday brunch, you would know that black people are victims of relentless white violence. In the real world, black mob violence and black-on-white crime are astronomically out of proportion. Especially in schools. Especially directed at teachers. Especially this week in Monroe, Yonkers, Little Rock, and Buffalo. Let’s start in Monroe, Louisiana. Facebook videographer “Tanglewood Hard Hitta” transports us into the middle of a few dozen black teenage girls fighting and screaming. Teacher’s aide David Payne was trying to break it up when Ryan Marquez Gix took...
  • ‘I want to kill cops': Man who ‘tried to run over’ officers

    01/08/2015 1:37:20 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 9 2015 | Philip Messing, Melkorka Licea and Joe Tacopino
    A man yelling “I want to kill cops” tried to run down two Port Authority Police officers with his car near the entrance to the ­Holland Tunnel Wednesday night in the latest attack on officers. Matthew Christian Cash, who has an extensive criminal record, was barreling down a restricted fire lane near Varick and Watts streets when he barely missed cops patrolling the tunnel and smashed his silver Audi right into their ­police cruiser at about 8 p.m., authorities said.
  • Three-card monte scam artists return to midtown

    12/27/2014 6:47:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 26, 2014 | Philip Messing and Steve Cuozzo
    Is this Christmas 2014 — or 1974? A stark reminder of New York City’s bad old days appeared on the streets of Manhattan Thursday , as three-card monte dealers turned out in force on Fifth Avenue. An army of the shady gamblers — offering both crooked card and shell games — set up between West 53rd and 56th streets, fleecing Christmas tourists like hapless rubes in an old-time movie.
  • Union, Prosecutor Team to Push Papa John’s to Pay More

    12/01/2014 6:29:47 AM PST · by massmike · 28 replies
    http://dailysignal.com/ ^ | 12/01/2014 | Kevin Mooney
    A union operative generously praised New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman when he announced he was taking a Papa John’s pizza franchisee to court on behalf of workers who claim they were underpaid. The state attorney general, like the unions, called it “wage theft.” The thing is, the union official knew about the government’s lawsuit before the pizza franchise did. “Fast-food workers all across the city and country are organizing for higher pay and union rights,” said Kendall Fells, organizing director for Fast Food Forward, a group dedicated to increasing wages and benefits for fast-food workers. Fells added: "This suit...
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • Adjunct CUNY Professor Responsible ForAttack On Cops During Sat. Demonstration

    12/15/2014 11:27:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/14 | Jeff Dunetz
    During Saturday´s protests about the lack of indictments in the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, CUNY adjunct professor and creator of erotic poetry Eric Linsker picked up a trashcan and tried to throw it at police officers. Two police lieutenants were attacked by the crowd when the officers tried to arrest Linsker. Newsday described the incident: They were on the roadway of the [Brooklyn] bridge about 8 p.m. when they heard reports of "debris being thrown on the walkway" at police officers who were walking alongside demonstrators involved in Saturday´s New York City rally against police shootings of...
  • CUNY Professor Arrested on Riot Charge After NYC Protest Violence

    12/15/2014 4:49:06 AM PST · by dennisw · 14 replies
    nbcnewyork ^ | Dec 15
    A part-time CUNY professor faces a slate of charges accusing him of sparking a violent run-in with police during Saturday's protest demonstration on the Brooklyn Bridge. Eric Linsker, 29, was allegedly spotted by police carrying a large garbage can on walkway of the bridge above the traffic lanes during the protests against the police killings of unarmed black men. Protesters had been tossing debris at police on the bridge's lower level at the time, police said. Police Lt. Philip Chan ordered Linkser to put down the trash can and attempted to arrest him, according to court records. A small group...
  • Manhattan apartment is $10 a month … for 50 years

    11/09/2014 10:44:15 AM PST · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    ny post ^ | november 8, 2014 | Kate Briquelet
    In 2009, Jud Parker got a West Village landlord to give him a ­duplex apartment on tony Minetta Street for $10 a month — for 50 years! Now new landlord Pari Dulac is challenging the sweetheart deal and claiming the old owner, who died in 2010, had dementia when it was allegedly signed. “When I saw the lease, I couldn’t believe it,” said Dulac, a longtime Village resident. “I thought it was a joke.” Wilfred Schuman, a German-born ballet dancer, had owned a pair of three-story town houses at 12 and 14 Minetta St. since 1993. He lived in the...
  • Where the Middle Class Goes to Die: In progressive Manhattan, inequality is maxed out.

    09/19/2014 7:27:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    A new report being released today by the Census Bureau finds that Manhattan has the highest level of income inequality in the United States. That is not entirely surprising, though it would also not have been surprising if it had been San Francisco or another progressive fiefdom. For all the rhetoric about wicked 1 percenters and inequality, progressivism is a luxury good, and progressive-dominated enclaves are generally pretty okay places to live if you have a fair amount of money, but sort of stink if you’re in the middle or at the lower end of the earnings curve. Because most...
  • Origins of Mysterious World Trade Center Ship Revealed

    07/29/2014 5:49:18 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 27 replies
    Yahoo UK News ^ | 29th July 2014 | Megan Gannon
    'In July 2010, amid the gargantuan rebuilding effort at the site of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, construction workers halted the backhoes when they uncovered something unexpected just south of where the Twin Towers once stood. At 22 feet (6.7 meters) below today's street level, in a pit that would become an underground security and parking complex, excavators found the mangled skeleton of a long-forgotten wooden ship. Now, a new report finds that tree rings in those waterlogged ribs show the vessel was likely built in 1773, or soon after, in a small shipyard near Philadelphia. What's more,...
  • NJ: Protesters picket new Hobby Lobby store in Totowa

    07/13/2014 7:46:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 59 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 07.12.14 | JAMES M. O’NEILL
    Roughly 50 people lined up in front of Hobby Lobby’s new Totowa store Saturday to protest the company’s role in a recent Supreme Court decision that says the company can choose not to cover contraception for its employees through the Affordable Care Act.The Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain is owned by a Christian family that says it tries to run the business applying its religious beliefs. One of the parties in the decision by the high court, the family had argued that the Obamacare requirement that all contraception be covered violated a 1993 federal law that protects religious...
  • New York Parish Fears Losing Daily Dose of ‘Spiritus Sancti’

    06/27/2014 6:24:38 PM PDT · by statestreet · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 27, 2014 | Sharon Otterman
    As the Rev. Justin Wylie took the pulpit at the Church of the Holy Innocents in Manhattan last month, anger and anxiety emanated from the pews. The church is the only one in New York City to offer a daily traditional Latin Mass, but an archdiocesan panel had recommended that it be closed. Father Wylie, a visiting priest, urged parishioners to be obedient but also to speak up, as traditionalist Catholics, for a place in the church, saying they should not be “turned out like squatters.”
  • Hillary Clinton Fans Wait Through Night for Book Signing

    06/10/2014 1:27:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2014 | By LIZ "RODHAM" KREUTZ
    Hillary Clinton drew a "Harry Potter" sized line of fans waiting to get an autographed copy of her new memoir "Hard Choices" at a Manhattan bookstore today. Hundreds of Hillary fans have camped out for hours, many overnight, outside the Union Square Barnes and Noble store to get one of the coveted wristbands which would allow them access to her first book tour stop today. By the time people were allowed to inside the store around 8:30 a.m., the line was wrapped around an entire city block -- up Park Avenue, around 18th Street, and all the way to Broadway.
  • Man Walks Slowly Into Open Sidewalk Cellar

    06/03/2014 12:13:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 3, 2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    A cousin of the unsecured subway grate in the taxonomy of New York City nightmares — see also: crumbling scaffolding, falling air conditioners, getting pushed onto the train tracks — the threat of the open sidewalk cellar has been legitimized on tape. This poor man, though, obviously suffering from a chronic case of the Mondays and with something else on his mind, just walked directly, almost deliberately, into the abyss yesterday in East Harlem. He was not even on his cell phone. "He didn't see what was going down. He just went right down, head first," a witness told CBS...
  • ‘Knockout game’ suspect chased down by victim’s friend

    05/23/2014 10:07:39 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/23/14 | By Philip Messing
    ‘Knockout game’ suspect chased down by victim’s friend By Philip Messing A Brooklyn fare-beater allegedly punched a young woman in the face while apparently playing the “knockout game” in a Manhattan PATH station — and her friend chased him down, put him in a chokehold and forced him to apologize, sources said. Ibrahim King, 36, allegedly slugged 21-year-old Elizabeth Mejia, breaking her orbital bone, in the Ninth Street station around 3:40 a.m. Sunday. “He looks at her for a very short moment and then he pulls his right fist back and lunges across the railing and punches her in the...