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  • Ocasio-Cortez targeted by mystery multimillionaire donor

    04/21/2019 6:52:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 21 April 2019 | Julia Marsh
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s surging national profile has inspired a trio of Republican opponents from her home district — along with a multimillionaire mystery donor who could help close the gap in her foes’ long-shot race against her. Just three months after taking office, the Democratic socialist congresswoman’s challengers include an Egyptian American journalist, who has already tossed her hat in the ring, and an NYPD cop-turned-high-school-civics teacher and conservative talk-radio producer, both of whom are seriously exploring a run against her. And the fledgling challengers could get help from a wealthy New Yorker committed to backing an Ocasio-Cortez opponent, a GOP...
  • New York’s new budget is all about bleeding the public (new mansion tax)

    03/31/2019 6:25:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/31/19
    New York woke Sunday to learn that state lawmakers had agreed to a budget that aims to spend a whopping $175 billion in the next fiscal year, while imposing a boatload of new taxes and fees in the name of funding the MTA. More hits to your pocket, and more spending, are still to come: The budget also sets up “independent” commissions to settle the details of both public funding of state political campaigns and “congestion” tolls in Manhattan. Plus, lawmakers this year may yet legalize online sports betting and the sale of pot, each of which will come with...
  • Judge overseeing key Jeffrey Epstein-related suit dies

    03/25/2019 1:46:58 PM PDT · by MNDude · 12 replies
    An elderly federal judge presiding over a key lawsuit relating to financier pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died Sunday, adding another twist to the drawn-out legal saga and to efforts to unseal still-secret details about the conduct of Epstein, his enablers and one of his accusers. Manhattan-based U.S. District Court Judge Robert Sweet passed away Sunday at age 96, the court announced. Sweet was appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1978, confirmed that same year and continued to hear and rule on cases through the last few months.
  • Police Arrest Woman In String Of Possible Hate Crime Attacks In Manhattan, The Bronx

    03/09/2019 9:25:12 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    CBS 2 New York ^ | March 9, 2019 | CBS 2 NYC
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police on Saturday arrested a woman they say is behind a series of attacks in upper Manhattan and the Bronx which are being eyed as possible hate crimes. Investigators say the woman, who is black, first sprayed multiple people, all of whom are white, with an unknown chemical substance in several unprovoked attacks near subway stations in Harlem and the Upper West Side on Friday.
  • WaPo: Trump’s “Associates” Pressured His High School Into Hiding His Old Transcripts

    03/05/2019 7:50:05 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/05/2019 | AllahPundit
    It’s hilarious to me that Trump thinks people don’t just already assume he was a garbage student. What if the transcripts leak out and his image as a genius is sullied?I mean, really. The guy supports tariffs, for cripes sake.This story is classic Trump, though, in how it marries intimidation with a sense of petty absurdity that drains most (but not all) of the menace out of it. Michael Cohen, who admitted to Congress last week that he had threatened Trump’s alma maters about not releasing his records, is the living, breathing embodiment of that vibe, a cross between...
  • Actress Paz de la Huerta claims Harvey Weinstein raped her twice

    11/03/2017 3:04:04 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | November 3, 2017
    New York Police Department detectives and the Manhattan District Attorney's office are investigating rape allegations against Harvey Weinstein brought by actress Paz de la Huerta, police sources told ABC News. The NYPD had two active cases involving Weinstein and women whose accusations were not subject to the statute of limitations, ABC News reported earlier this week. Lucia Evans is one of the women. Paz de la Huerta is the other.
  • Councilwoman ‘appreciates’ vandal who defaced WWII kissing statue

    02/25/2019 6:56:14 PM PST · by EinNYC · 76 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2019 | Rich Calder, Ruth Weissmann and Ruth Brown
    A Manhattan legislator said Monday that she “appreciates” the vandal who defaced a Florida statue honoring the sailor kissing a female nurse in Times Square to mark the end of World War II because it was a “forced” smooch. “I appreciate someone recognizing that a random man grabbing a random woman is completely inappropriate,” City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal, who chairs the Committee on Women, told The Post after a hearing on adding more monuments in the city honoring women and minorities.
  • Collins' lawyers to N.Y. prosecutors: None of your business

    02/24/2019 9:27:53 PM PST · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Buffalo News ^ | Jerry Zremski
    Rep. Chris Collins' lawyers appear to be honing a new argument to press against the federal prosecutors in New York who charged the Republican lawmaker from Clarence with insider trading: It's none of your business. That's the key new message underlying a host of legal documents the Collins defense team filed in federal court in Manhattan earlier this month. Why, the Collins defense team appears to be asking, is Collins being prosecuted in U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York for an alleged violation – launching a series of insider stock trades – that supposedly started with...
  • New York officials face backlash over 'congestion' tax push

    02/24/2019 4:11:59 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 24, 2019 | Benno Kass |
    New York City is expensive. From parking to hotels to Broadway tickets, the city has a way of leaving the wallet lighter for any visitor. But it’s poised to get even pricier if a controversial new “congestion” fee comes to fruition. With Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s backing, the proposed charge would be imposed at all Manhattan points of entry below 60th Street. While the price has not been set in stone, a report commissioned by Cuomo’s office recommends cars entering Manhattan during peak hours be charged $11.52, and trucks be charged $25.34 – on top of any bridge tolls. New...
  • Prosecutors preparing to charge Manafort if Trump pardons him

    02/22/2019 12:13:15 PM PST · by Coronal · 34 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 22 2019 | Sonam Sheth
    State prosecutors in New York are preparing a criminal case against Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump's campaign, in the event that Trump pardons him for federal crimes, Bloomberg News reported. According to the report, Cyrus Vance Jr., the New York district attorney, is gearing up to file tax and accounting charges against Manafort if Trump exercises his pardon power. The Constitution grants the president authority to pardon federal crimes but not state crimes. Manhattan prosecutors have been investigating Manafort since 2017, months before the special counsel Robert Mueller charged the former Trump campaign chairman with failure...
  • Robert De Niro has public meltdown after divorce court

    02/07/2019 2:04:59 PM PST · by robowombat · 85 replies
    Pagesix ^ | February 7, 2019 | 2:29pm | Steven Hirsch, Elizabeth Rosner and Lia Eustachewich
    <p>Robert De Niro showed he can still be a “Raging Bull” Thursday as he had a meltdown outside a Manhattan courthouse, screaming at his driver for not showing up at the right place.</p> <p>The “Goodfellas” actor went nuts while frantically searching for his missing driver after spending the entire morning in court in his divorce case with estranged wife Grace Hightower.</p>
  • Howard Schultz Heckled at Event: ‘Don’t Help Elect Trump, You Egotistical Billionaire A**hole’

    01/28/2019 6:54:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 28, 2019 | Tamar Auber
    On Sunday, former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz told 60 Minutes’ Scott Pelley that he is seriously considering a run for president in 2020. Not everyone was pleased. Shortly after he took to the stage for a talk at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan on Monday, Schultz was heckled. “I am seriously considering running for president as a centrist independent,” Schultz said during the discussion, echoing his remarks on 60 Minutes. “And I wanted to clarify the word independent, which I view merely as a designation on the ballot.”...
  • CBS News In Talks to Hire Former Sen. Jeff Flake

    01/10/2019 1:37:45 PM PST · by detective · 33 replies
    MSN News ^ | Jeremy Barr
    After retiring from the U.S. Senate last week, Jeff Flake is still looking for his "next thing." It might just be at CBS News, which has engaged in talks with the Arizona Republican about a role at the network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Flake, who emerged as one of President Trump's biggest critics and might challenge him for the party nomination in 2020, was spotted at the network's Manhattan headquarters last Friday. Flake could serve in the standard role for ex-politicians, as an on-air contributor, or as something more, according to knowledgable sources.
  • Stockbroker tried framing daughter, 9, for wife’s murder, prosecutors say

    01/07/2019 8:50:49 PM PST · by lowbridge · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 7, 2019 | Nicole Darrah
    In June 2013, Roderick Covlin, 45, posed as his daughter, then-12-year-old Anna, and wrote a note as a false confession in the 2009 death of her mother, Shele Danishefsky, the New York Post reported. “All of these years I have been so incredibly afraid and guilty about the night my mom died,” Covlin allegedly wrote. “I lied. She didn’t just slip. That day we got into a fight about her dating … I got mad so I pushed her, but it couldn’t have been that hard! I didn’t mean to hurt her! I swear!," the note continued. "But she fell and i...
  • Hillary Clinton Wants New York State to Legalize Abortions Up to Birth: “There’s No Time to Wait”

    01/07/2019 5:08:41 PM PST · by lowbridge · 45 replies ^ | January 7, 2019 | MICAIAH BILGER  
    Hillary Clinton is not on the campaign trail right now, but she still is using her influence to push legalized abortion up to birth. On Sunday, she announced plans to help New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo push a radical pro-abortion bill in his state. “I’ll be joining Gov. Cuomo as he lays out his plan to codify Roe v. Wade and pass the Reproductive Health Act,” Clinton wrote on Twitter. “There’s no time to wait.” Cuomo made no secret of his plans to ram the pro-abortion bill through the state legislature. He said he wants to see it pass within 30 days. Pro-abortion lawmakers...
  • Chaos on subway platform as cop fights off hostile vagrants (video)

    12/24/2018 1:24:15 PM PST · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/24/2018 | Tina Moore, Kevin Sheehan, Amanda Woods and Bruce Golding
    Patrolling a Manhattan subway station turned into a battle royale for a lone NYPD cop who was forced to fight off a group of hostile vagrants — one of whom tumbled to the tracks, according to a disturbing new video. A 47-second clip of the encounter shows the uniformed officer holding a collapsible baton at the ready and repeatedly ordering the men to “stand back” as he backs up along a staircase. The video — which was shot from behind the cop and posted online — then shows a man in a baseball hat step over another man sprawled on...
  • NYPD officer attacked by five drunk and homeless men in subway station

    12/26/2018 2:01:23 AM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    ABC 13 ^ | December 25, 2018
    NEW YORK -- A confrontation between five homeless men and a police officer resulted in one of the men falling onto subway tracks. Nobody was seriously hurt in the incident, but it could have easily gone a different way. Cellphone video shows an NYPD officer being attacked by a group of men inside of a subway station in lower Manhattan. The officer could be seen using his baton to defend himself.
  • Woman breaking up fight hit in head with pipe on Herald Square subway platform

    12/20/2018 6:16:38 PM PST · by simpson96 · 15 replies ^ | 12/20/2018 | Staff
    MIDTOWN, Manhattan (WABC) -- Police are searching the man behind a terrifying attack at a subway station in Manhattan, and they're hoping surveillance images and video will lead to an arrest. It happened just after 7 a.m. Wednesday on the northbound N/Q/R platform at the 34th Street-Herald Square station, and the victim spoke exclusively to Eyewitness News. Authorities say the 28-year-old woman was heading to work and waiting for a train when she observed two unknown men having an argument. "I hear some arguing and some yelling between these two guys, and I just went to see what was going...
  • 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...
  • I was beat up in McDonald’s — and the employees just watched: suit

    12/17/2018 6:38:35 PM PST · by simpson96 · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/17/2018 | Julia Marsh
    <p>She went in for a cheeseburger and fries and ended up McPummeled at a Manhattan fast-food joint owned by polo-playing scion Bruce Colley.</p> <p>Elizabeth Storelli says in a new lawsuit that workers at Colley’s McDonald’s at West 71st Street and Broadway failed to help her when she accidentally bumped into a woman in the crowded eatery and was severely beaten.</p>