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  • Racism at the root of Detroit's issues, Michigan Roundtable attendees say

    04/02/2014 2:46:19 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 57 replies
    MLive ^ | 3/31/2014
    Inequity is a problem minorities in Detroit face on several fronts, attendees of the Michigan Roundtable Equity Action Summit Saturday at Detroit's Cobo Center said. The all-day event involved the sharing of stories from people who said they are victims of the unfair systems that punish blacks and other minorities related to public transportation, housing and the criminal justice system. Groups talked about the issues and developed strategies to resolve them. Rev. Jeremiah Wright, President Baack Obama's Chicago pastor whose known for controversial sermons damning America and saying the government brought 9/11 upon itself, was the keynote speaker. Monica Lewis...
  • Crane Collapses From Building Under Construction In Midtown

    10/29/2012 1:17:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    CBS New York ^ | October 29,2012
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The FDNY is at a high-rise under construction in Midtown where a crane has collapsed. The call came in around 2:30 p.m. Monday at the building on West 57th Street. The top of the crane, about 75-stories up, could be seen dangling down from the luxury building. WATCH LIVE: CBS 2 | LISTEN NOW: 1010 WINS | WCBS 880 All residents of buildings on West 57th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues have been ordered to move to lower floors. All others have been told to avoid the area. There is no falling debris, but the...
  • New York Police Stopping Trucks in Midtown After Terror Threat

    09/09/2011 12:08:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    New York police increased security, including vehicle checkpoints in midtown Manhattan and armed guards in front of the Office of Emergency Management, after receiving credible information that terrorists may be plotting an attack in the city around the Sept. 11 anniversary. Police cruisers took up positions on a midtown block of Lexington Avenue this morning as officers stopped trucks and other vehicles for inspection. Drivers were made to open the storage spaces of delivery trucks for police. In Brooklyn, U.S. marshals armed with machine guns guarded the federal courthouse and increased security was observed in front of the nearby city...
  • Midtown Plaza coming down; PAETEC moving in

    10/16/2007 10:42:46 AM PDT · by PissAndVinegar · 4 replies · 257+ views
    WHEC Channel 10 ^ | 10/16/07 | staff writer
    Midtown Plaza will be remediated and demolished, and the site will be redeveloped as mixed-use urban space that will include a new corporate headquarters for PAETEC Communications. One of the largest telecommunication companies in the United States, PAETEC Communications plans to build a new 500,000 square foot, Class A facility on a portion of the Midtown property. The proposed PAETEC facility is anticipated to house 1,000 employees (including the 600 existing employees) and will be the new location for the company's corporate headquarters, data and other operations. Under the terms of a Memorandum of Understanding, the City will acquire the...
  • My anchor babies

    07/11/2007 7:55:07 PM PDT · by TavoNYC · 403 replies · 6,428+ views
    07/11/07 | TavoNYC
    Yesterday my wife, my brother and I decided to go to the city (Manhattan -we live in the New Jersey suburbs-) with our two daughters. As we were joyfully strolling down Broadway minding our own business and talking among us (in Spanish, of course, which I'm sure you'll understand is perfectly normal behavior for native speakers of any language when they speak among each other regardless of what country they happen to be in -Americans living in Mexico or France speak English among themselves as they are perfectly entitled to do-), when out of the blue a woman turned to...
  • A Fee To Drive In Midtown?

    11/11/2005 5:23:29 AM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 227+ views
    1010 WINS NEW YORK ^ | Nov 11, 2005 7:40 am US/Eastern
    New York City is studying a plan to charge $7 to motorists who drive into midtown during peak hours. The New York Times reports that the Partnership for New York City -- is engaged in a nine-month study of so-called "congestion pricing.'' Such a pricing model would theoretically lead more people to carpool or use mass transit, as well as help air quality and allow for speedier bus routes. Mayor Michael Bloomberg's spokesman told the paper it is not on his second-term agenda. According to outlines of the plan, the 840,000 cars that enter Manhattan south of 60th Street on...
  • CONFIRMED EXPLOSION IN A TRANSFORMER AT EAST 33RD STREET

    09/27/2004 12:17:56 PM PDT · by pfloyd95 · 37 replies · 3,405+ views
    Unconfirmed
    STATUS: OPEN/ACTIVE PROGNOSIS: ROUTINE OPERATION TRANSPORTATION - TRAIN SUBWAY MN PENN STATION (W 31 ST & 7 AVE) AS PER FDNY...CONFIRMED EXPLOSION IN A TRANSFORMER AT EAST 33RD STREET & 1 AVENUE IN MANHATTAN. EXPLOSION HAS RESULTED IN DAMAGE TO TRACK AND CATWALK INFRASTRUCTURE AT BASE OF 1ST AVENUE EMERG ENCY EXIT SHAFT. FDNY FURTHER ADVISEES FIRE CONDITION STILL EXIS TS. FROM THE PENN STATION COMMAND POST, THE NEW JERSEY TRANSIT T RAIN THAT WAS IN NEW JERSEY IS BEING ROUTED INTO PENN STATION TO TRACK #11. IT IS UNKNOWN IF THERE ARE ANY INJURIES AMONGST THE 500 PASSENGERS ONBOARD....
  • Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching goes the light rail, manager says

    06/23/2004 10:02:47 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 54 replies · 642+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | June 23, 2004 | DAVID KAPLAN
    Over the past few years, downtown Houston has experienced a dramatic makeover. After decades of blight, the area has seen the restoration of old buildings and the return of retail, particularly restaurants and clubs. Many of these new businesses suffered through months of road construction with the hope that the arrival of light rail would turn things around. It's been almost six months since rail's launch, enough time, perhaps, for retailers to gauge whether the train will have a positive effect on their businesses. It should be noted, of course, that no two businesses have the same story to tell....