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  • City officials pull the plug on vibrator giveaway, leaving thousands dissatisfied

    08/10/2012 9:50:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 9, 2012 | Amber Sutherland, Jennifer Bain and Todd Venezia
    They must have rubbed Mayor Bloomberg the wrong way. City officials pulled the plug on a vibrator giveaway by the Trojan condom company yesterday, disappointing potentially thousands of pleasure-seeking women who hoped to get their hands on some no-cost sex toys.
  • Powerful NYC pol says she blasted Chick-fil-A as a citizen - but she used official letterhead

    08/01/2012 3:18:18 PM PDT · by neverdem · 75 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 01, 2012 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A powerful New York politician claims she was just speaking as a private citizen when she tried to run Chick-fil-A out of town, but she used her official letterhead and even invoked her position as City Council speaker to apply pressure on the embattled chicken chain. New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has mayoral aspirations, sent a letter to New York University president John Sexton on Saturday asking the school to immediately end their contract with the fast food restaurant. The Atlanta-based company's sole New York City outlet is in the school's food court. "I write as the...
  • Lost, Then Found: New York Classics

    07/31/2012 2:31:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 31, 2012 | MIMI SHERATON
    TRAVELING in the United States, one often encounters food proudly touted as authentically “New York,” including pizza, hot dogs, cheesecake, Manhattan clam chowder, pastrami and loaves of rye. Sadly, such honorifics almost always prompt invidious comparison, resulting in a good laugh if not a few homesick tears. I still recall biting into a bialy about 15 years ago at the Broadway Deli, a favorite in Santa Monica, Calif., that closed in 2010. I was doing research on that scrunchy, savory Jewish-Polish onion roll. Identified as a “New York bialy,” its rubbery, pale appearance was fair warning. It came as no...
  • Pro, con arguments on proposed NY sugary drink ban

    07/25/2012 8:54:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 24, 2012 | Samantha Gross
    NEW YORK (AP) — Medical professionals who favor a proposed ban on large-sized sugary drinks likened soda companies to Big Tobacco at a public hearing Tuesday, saying the plan would protect the public, while opponents accused the city of playing Big Brother and wondered what tasty but unhealthy foods might be targeted next. New York City's health board heard hours of testimony on a proposed rule that would limit soft-drink cup and bottle sizes at food service establishments to no larger than 16 ounces. Medical experts spared no rhetoric in hailing Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal as a way to protect...
  • Seth Goldman: Mayor Bloomberg and Our 16.9-Ounce Tea

    07/23/2012 9:49:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 22, 2012 | Seth Goldman
    Is 16.9 oz. the perfect size? Who knows? We willingly submit to the unforgiving judgment of the market.As a fellow entrepreneur with a public-service orientation, I have been a longtime admirer of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to acting on his principles. Having launched Honest Tea 14 years ago with five thermoses and a belief that consumers were thirsty for a lower-calorie natural and organic beverage, I appreciate all he has accomplished. However, I write today as an entrepreneur frustrated by a proposal that arbitrarily complicates the practical realities of commerce. When the mayor announced his proposal to...
  • New York City Funding for Anti-Israel Hate-Fest [CUNY-Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies]

    07/23/2012 7:06:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 7-23-12
    The Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies (CLAGS) at the City University of New York (CUNY) has announced a two-day conference which serves no purpose, except to condemn Israel, reflecting a simple double standard. In Gaza, Kuwait & Lebanon, homosexuality is illegal and the guilty (if lucky) face 3-10 years in jail. In the United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Iran, and Saudi Arabia, homosexual acts are punishable by death. After Qatar was awarded the 2022 Football World Cup, the President of the sport’s governing body in the country, said that gays should “refrain from sexual activity”. The Arab world, to put...
  • Victim in Chinatown Muder Helping Cops From Beyond the Grave, Daughter Says

    07/23/2012 12:42:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    DNAinfo ^ | July 20, 2012 | Serena Solomon
    The elderly woman gunned down in an an execution-style murder in Chinatown last month is trying to help police find her killer from beyond the grave, her daughter said at an emotional funeral Thursday. The daughter of Xiao Ling Li, 70, who police believe was an innocent bystander caught up in a gangland-style killing meant to take down the woman she worked for, said she believes her mother is doing everything possible to get justice. "[I] believe my mother will help from the grave," said Xu Yin, 40, who flew from China to be present at her mother's funeral at...
  • Obama's spectacular failure

    07/13/2012 7:44:12 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 7/13/2012 | Caroline B. Glick
    Two weeks ago, in an unofficial inauguration ceremony at Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt's new Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi took off his mask of moderation. Before a crowd of scores of thousands, Morsi pledge to work for the release from US federal prison of Sheikh Omar al Rahman. According to the New York Times' account of his speech, Morsi said, "I see signs [being held by members of the crowd] for Omar Abdel Rahman and detainees' pictures. It is my duty and I will make all efforts to have them free, including Omar Abdel Rahman." Otherwise known as the...
  • CNBC HOST MAKES MINCEMEAT OUT OF ELIOT SPITZER

    07/15/2012 3:34:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 36 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | July 15,2012 | by WYNTON HALL
    If there were any doubt that Eliot “Client 9” Spitzer has spiraled down into further delusion and irrelevance, it was erased Friday afternoon in an embarrassing and bizarre shootout between the disgraced former NY Attorney General and CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo. At issue were allegations that a trove of private emails may exist showing the former purchaser of high-priced prostitutes launched a personally motivated prosecution against former AIG chief Hank Greenberg. Of the eight charges Spitzer brought against Greenberg, six have been dropped, with the last two in the process of being dismissed, according to Greenberg’s lawyer. Still, throughout the interview...
  • NY Times: Islamists Taking Power Produces Moderation, Ends Terrorism

    07/13/2012 8:22:16 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 28 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7-13-2012 | Barry Rubin
    Well, now at least the debate is in the open and we can see just how questionable are the talking points of those who claim the United States has nothing to fear from Islamists. The New York Times publishes an article with the promising title of “Fast-Changing Arab World is Upending U.S. Assumptions,” yet sadly, the article shows that certain assumptions are not changing at all. Indeed, are not even discussed. To summarize the article’s thesis: before Obama’s election, the United States thought that pro-American regimes were good and radical Islamists were bad — but now we know better. For...
  • Mayor Bloomberg Proposes 300-Square-Foot 'Micro' Apartments For New York City Singles

    07/12/2012 11:31:02 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/10/2012 | Meredith Galante
    Bloomberg is currently accepting proposals for the apartments, which will be located on E 27th Street and First Avenue in Kips Bay. The apartments would help young professionals find appropriate housing in the city while they start their careers. The craziest thing about these 300-square-foot apartments (which are about the size of half a subway car) is that they will cost around $2,000 a month to rent. Under current zoning laws, all apartments must be at least 400 square feet, but Bloomberg said he plans to change the zoning laws to make the new micro-units legal.
  • Massive mural memorializing slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin is going up in East New York

    07/06/2012 11:34:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 108 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 2, 2012 | Simone Weichselbaum
    The city’s first known Trayvon Martin mural is going up on a wall of an East New York laundromat - adding to a brewing campaign to make sure history doesn’t snub the slain teen’s image. Teenage boys will start painting the 100-foot picture July 16 on New Lots Laundromat’s wall underneath the elevated tracks of the IRT No. 3 train. The East New York mural will join a growing list of similar street art popping up in black neighborhoods across the country. “We want him to become a martyr, and it’s sad that we even have to say that,” said...
  • MTA cop knifed in the eye in violent confrontation outside Queens Long Island Railroad station

    07/04/2012 7:55:27 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/4/12 | JOE KEMP AND PETE DONOHUE
    An MTA cop was clinging to life Wednesday after a violent confrontation with a man outside a Long Island Railroad station in Queens, sources said.
  • City shot to hell: Gun victims soar 46% for 1-week period

    07/03/2012 8:03:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 3, 2012 | LARRY CELONA, JAMIE SCHRAM and DAN MACLEOD
    It’s heating up out there. The number of people shot in the city last week jumped nearly 50 percent compared with the same period last year — and a deadly mix of hotter temperatures and fewer stop-and-frisks is to blame, cops said yesterday. Sixty people were shot in the five boroughs last week — a 46 percent increase over last year’s 41 victims, police said. And that could just be the beginning, warned one law-enforcement source.
  • Deranged Anti-Saline Zealot Michael Bloomberg Declares War on Soup

    11/10/2010 7:26:04 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | November 10, 2010 | Reaganite Republican
    Self-righteous nag Michael Bloomberg is spending taxpayer money to protect New Yorkers from their lunch yet again... no problem tho with an appalling victory mosque to be built right on the ashes of Ground Zero -funded by terrorists- and named after the Muslim capitol of conquered Spain... makes sense!But in the name of fiscal discipline, he's only blowing $130K of city money on Operation Chicken Noodle... we'll be picking up the tab for the rest: New York Post: Mayor Bloomberg's latest health campaign -- cutting salt intake -- has targeted soup as one of the big sodium offenders to be...
  • Obama Celebrates Anti-Police Riot Started at Mafia-Owned Bar for Transvestites (Video)

    06/18/2012 2:35:34 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 27 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6/16/2012 | Terrance P Jeffrey
    CNSNews.com) - At a White House reception held Friday evening in honor of Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender Pride month, President Barack Obama celebrated a 1969 anti-police riot that started in what the New York Times reports was an illegal Mafia-owned bar for transvestites. “Now, each June since I took office, we have gathered to pay tribute to the generations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans who devoted their lives to our most basic of ideals--equality not just for some, but for all,” Obama said. “Together we’ve marked major milestones like the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, when...
  • Italian Prosecutor: Calabrian Mafia "Is Quickly Spreading In The United States"

    06/16/2012 3:58:24 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 39 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 06/16/12 | Friends of Ours
    The 'Ndrangheta or Calabrian Mafia has emerged as the world's most powerful crime group due to its obscene profits from the cocaine trade in Europe, and it further has become entrenched in Australia, Canada and the United States with surprisingly little push back from law enforcement in those countries. Indeed, Nicola Gratteri, a top anti-Mafia prosecutor in Italy warns that "this mafia is quickly spreading in the United States, particularly in Florida and New York" as reported by Beatrice Borromeo for The Daily Beast: Gratteri's latest operations have led to the sentencing of 34 'Ndrangheta members and have uncovered a...
  • Banning large sugar sweetened drinks is a start [The nanny statist speaks.]

    06/16/2012 11:39:59 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 33 replies
    KevinMD ^ | 6/15/12 | Mandy Huggins, MD
    In an effort to combat obesity and all the health problems that are associated with it, New York mayor Michael Bloomberg recently announced a plan to ban the sale of sugar-sweetened drinks to 16 ounces or less. It also includes a $200 fine to vendors who violate it. If passed, the ban could take place as early as next March. The ban would not include diet drinks, juice-based drinks, or alcoholic beverages. It would also not include drinks sold at convenience or grocery stores.So, my first reaction was, “Um, what’s the point? If I can’t get a large soda at...
  • The Obama’s Star-Studded New York Night

    06/14/2012 9:55:42 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    The Obama’s Star-Studded New York Night Tonight is the Obama campaign’s “New York Night” of star-studded fundraisers, with a much-advertised event at actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s home and a ritzy gala-concert at The Plaza Hotel featuring a performance by Mariah Carey. Both President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend. The Parker event, which is co-hosted by Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, will raise an estimated $2 million for the Obama Victory Fund from ticket sales — plus millions more from an online grassroots sweepstakes, campaign officials said. The contest was pushed heavily online, through social media and in the...
  • After soda ban proposal, NYC officials set sights on popcorn and milk shakes.

    06/14/2012 3:18:32 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 79 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Fox News
    Watch out, moviegoers -- Nanny York City is taking aim at yet another of life's gluttonous pleasures. On the heels of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's call for a ban on jumbo-sized sodas and other sugary drinks, city officials are now considering restrictions on treats ranging from popcorn to milkshakes. At a meeting Tuesday, members of the New York City Board of Health expressed support for Bloomberg's proposal. They then started brainstorming other ways to cut the fat, according to MyFoxNY.com. Member Bruce Vladeck proposed limiting movie-theater popcorn containers. "The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," he said. Another...
  • Want to Live Longer? Move to NYC

    06/14/2012 1:08:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 50 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | June 13, 2012 | Natalie Wolchover (LiveScience.com)
    While life expectancy in many parts of the United States is dropping, it has increased by 10 years in Manhattan since 1987. Researchers largely attribute that rise — the fastest in the nation — to a crackdown by the New York City health department on unhealthy behaviors. Manhattanites can now expect to live to the ripe old age of 82, and the average life expectancy across all five New York City boroughs is 80.6 years. That's three years beyond the national average, and a striking turnaround since the city's low point in 1990, when life expectancy there trailed the U.S....
  • Stunning 'dirty secret' about racism in U.S.

    06/13/2012 9:10:38 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    WND.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | Colin Flaherty
    The San Francisco Examiner calls it a “dirty secret:” Groups of black people targeting Asians for violence, robbery and even murder. “In 85 percent of (300) physical assault crimes, the victims were Asian and the perpetrators were African American,” the newspaper said recently, citing a police study. In Philadelphia, secrets may be even more violent and widespread. Over the last three years, the Philadelphia Daily News found “at least 15 home invasions or other attacks on Asian business owners outside their businesses in Philadelphia, Delaware and Montgomery counties in 2008, followed by another spike of at least 19 actual or...
  • New York Times v. Obama

    06/13/2012 2:53:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    DickMorris.com ^ | June 12, 2012 | Dick Morris
    Both can’t be telling the truth. One is lying. The New York Times says that the national-security leaks that exposed our cyber-war against Iran and how our drone strikes against terrorists operate came from “aides” to the president and “members of the president’s national security team who were in the [White House Situation Room]” during key discussions, as well as current American officials involved with the program who spoke anonymously because “the effort remains highly classified.” The author of one of the Times stories, David Sanger, writes that some of his sources would be fired for divulging classified material to...
  • Science Demands Big Government!

    06/12/2012 9:17:29 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 19 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | June 12, 2012/ 22 Sivan, 5772 | Dennis Prager
    The quotation of the week last week had to be that of Harvard professor Daniel E. Lieberman in an opinion piece for the New York Times. Lieberman, a professor of human evolutionary biology, was among those who publicly defended New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban the sale of sugared soft drinks in cups larger than 16 ounces. And he did so using, of all things, evolution. Now, we all know that humans have always needed — or evolved to need — carbohydrates for energy. So how could evolution argue for Mayor Bloomberg's ban on sugar, a pure...
  • NY principal: 'God Bless the USA' offensive, Bieber’s 'Baby' acceptable for kindergarteners

    06/10/2012 9:49:03 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 10, 2012 | Caroline May
    A Coney Island [Brooklyn, New York] principal has pulled Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA” from a kindergarten “moving up” ceremony, out of concern that Greenwood’s patriotic song was age-inappropriate and potentially offensive. “We don’t want to offend other cultures,” teachers quoted Greta Hawkins, the principal of the Edna Cohen School, as saying to defend her decision to nix “God Bless the USA” from the ceremony, the New York Post reports. Greenwood’s song had been sung at previous school functions, and students in five classes reportedly spent months rehearsing for the moving up ceremony. Department of Education spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti...
  • NYC Schoolgirls Get ‘Slutty’ to Protest Dress Code

    06/08/2012 8:12:40 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 107 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | June 8, 2012 | JP
    Students at New York City’s Stuyvesant High are unhappy with a dress code that bans girls from wearing Daisy Dukes and tank tops to school along with other such inappropriate clothing. To protest the restriction on their supposed right to wear as little as possible to school, the girls held a so-called “Slutty Wednesday” demonstration this week. They complained that Stuyvesant’s dress code is unfair, particularly to well-endowed girls. Lucy Greider, a Stuyvesant freshman, told the New York Post she’s been sent to the principal’s office 10 times this school year for showing off too much cleavage, midriff or shoulder....
  • [Red] Chinese road builder trips up on European project

    06/05/2012 7:34:32 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 12 replies
    SKIERNIEWICE, Poland -- Chinese companies have wowed the world with superhighways, high-speed trains and snazzy airports, all built seemingly overnight. Yet a modest highway through Polish potato fields proved to be too much for one of China's biggest builders. The A2 highway between Warsaw and Berlin was supposed to be an opportunity for Chinese construction to shine on a European stage after years of megaprojects at home and in the developing world. Poland badly wanted the project completed before the European soccer championships starting June 8, which Poland is hosting for the first time with Ukraine. Instead, a key 30-mile...
  • GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama [Gaga,Clooney,Bon Jovi, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica et al]

    06/04/2012 10:46:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 04, 2012 | David Nakamura
    GOP Attacks Celebrity Support For Obama By David Nakamura June 4 President Obama dined last month with 150 guests at George Clooney’s California cottage. He exchanged quips in January with Spike Lee in the director’s New York City townhouse. Last fall, Obama entertained megastar Lady Gaga, who was seated in the front row of a Silicon Valley fundraiser in six-inch heels and a towering blond bouffant. Obama’s popularity with Hollywood glitterati is again on display as his campaign mobilizes its vast fundraising apparatus to amass cash in a campaign that is shaping up to be the most expensive in U.S....
  • Bloomberg’s Soda Ban,

    06/05/2012 4:48:02 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 28 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 6, 2012 | John Lott
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban sugary soft drinks larger than 16 ounces. He believes that by this measure he can reduce obesity. But plenty of evidence indicates that he will fail. The ban will inconvenience people and waste their time, but it will not make them thinner. Bloomberg didn’t originate this type of idea. Public schools, which hold their students captive for much of their day, have tried a similar approach to making students lose weight. And some have gone further than Bloomberg’s limit on cup size and have banned such drinks completely. But even complete bans haven’t worked....
  • Bloomberg, the Limousine Liberal

    06/04/2012 10:25:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Mayor Bloomberg is a wretched human being. He’s an ultra-rich limousine liberal who wants to impose his views on ordinary people. I’ve previously written about his statist efforts to ban bake sales, and I’ve noted with mixed feelings his proposal to tell food stamp recipients what they’re allowed to buy.Now he wants to criminalize large sodas. Holman Jenkins writes about this silly idea in the Wall Street Journal. Mike Bloomberg’s move to regulate the size of sodas sold in his city illustrates why it’s a good thing he is a mayor of New York and not the czar of all...
  • 'Happy kid' kills himself over bullying at two NYC schools

    06/03/2012 9:01:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 92 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/3/12 | NBC New York
    NEW YORK CITY -- A 12-year-old boy harassed by school bullies about his intelligence, his height and his deceased father killed himself in the New York City apartment he shared with his mother, according to relatives and those who knew him, NBCNewYork.com reported. "I want to remember him as a happy kid," his anguished sister told NBC 4 New York on Thursday. Joel Morales, of East Harlem, moved to a different school after enduring incessant taunting for months, but the bullying persisted, the fifth-grader’s family said. Advertise | AdChoices Kids chased Morales, threw sticks and pipes at him and teased...
  • Bill Maher joins MLB

    06/03/2012 4:53:17 PM PDT · by xkaydet65 · 41 replies
    http://www.metsblog.com ^ | 6/03/2012 | self
    According to Metsblog, Bill Maher has ponied up $20million to buy an interest in the New York Mets. Any Mets fans here, like myself, may be thrilled that Santana pitched that first Met no hitter before this news went public. Being a Mets fan just became infinitely difficult.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown proclaims June 2012 LGBT Pride Month

    06/03/2012 4:36:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies
    sfexaminer.com ^ | June 3, 2012
    As San Francisco and other Bay Area cities prepare for gay pride celebrations this month, Gov. Jerry Brown issued a proclamation Saturday declaring June 2012 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. In a statement issued Saturday, the governor called June 28, 1969 a “historic turning point” — a day when LGBT citizens in New York City resisted police harassment stemming from discriminatory laws during the Stonewall Riots. He noted that “California has been a leader in advancing the rights of its LGBT citizens”, including a San Francisco federal appeals court’s February ruling that found Prop 8, California’s ban on...
  • Obama Finds Campaigning Rules Clock (NY Times pity party for campaigner-in-chief)

    05/27/2012 7:30:41 PM PDT · by kristinn · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sunday, May 27, 2012 | Peter Baker
    By the time President Obama took the stage at the Fox Theater here, he was in the 18th hour of a 19-hour day. His tie was still knotted to the top as he launched into his stump speech, attacking his opponent’s record and defending his own. “I still believe in you,” he said, “and I hope you still believe in me.” SNIP The protesters waiting outside a campaign fund-raiser in Denver last week were probably never supporters. But some of their signs cut close to the bone. “Out of Hope, Ready for Change,” one read. “Obama’s Blvd. of Broken Promises,”...
  • NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No Golf

    05/27/2012 7:05:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    News Buster.com ^ | May 27, 2012 | Noel Sheppard
    Camp David has been an historic presidential retreat since World War II, but according to New York Times White House correspondent Helene Cooper, Barack Obama "hates it" because there isn't any golf. Such was revealed on the syndicated Chris Matthews Show this weekend (video follows with transcript and commentary): NYT White House Correspondent: Obama 'Hates' Camp David Because There's No GolfHELENE COOPER, NEW YORK TIMES WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Alright, for something totally superficial, I have figured out why President Obama does not like Camp David. CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: He doesn’t like it? COOPER: He hates it. We were up there...
  • Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman's girlfriend-report (Sulzberger's private life)

    05/27/2012 5:33:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/27/12
    Ex-NY Times CEO clashed with chairman's girlfriend-reportReuters – 6 hours ago REUTERS - Arthur Sulzberger Jr.'s new girlfriend and the New York Times Co's declining business led to the ousting of Janet Robinson as the newspaper company's chief executive in December. A New York magazine article published this week reconstructs the events that led to Robinson's departure after 28 years of service, working her way up from advertising sales to the corner office in 2004, becoming Sulzberger's most trusted lieutenant in the process. http://tinyurl.com/6oameoz The article is based on interviews with more than 30 sources described as "intimately familiar with...
  • WATCH: NYPD Sgt.'s filthy tirade captured in shocking cellphone video

    05/21/2012 4:22:51 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 05/21/12 | Kirstan Conley
    A uniformed NYPD sergeant was caught on video unleashing a vulgar tirade against a group of Brooklyn men — threatening them with his gun even while condoning their criminal behavior, The Post has learned. * * * “I have the long [expletive]. You don’t,” the cop bragged. “Your pretty face — I like it very much. My [expletive] will go in your mouth and come out your ear. Don’t [expletive] with me. All right?”
  • America in Transition

    05/20/2012 6:38:18 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 2012 Issue | Stephanie Guttmann
    You get to be the sex you think you are (and everybody else has to acknowledge it). I am used to surprises from the New York Times—a newspaper so far from me culturally and politically it might as well be a daily bulletin about life in a parallel universe—but last August I read a personal essay in the “Modern Love” space of the “Styles” section that really brought me up short. “My Husband is Now My Wife” (quite a tabloidy title for this genteel newspaper) was about the deeply ambivalent day the author escorted her husband to a hospital for...
  • UFT President Mulgrew caught in act with counselor, scandal quashed: suit

    05/20/2012 6:14:33 AM PDT · by billorites · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 20, 2012 | Susan Edelman
    UFT President Mike Mulgrew was caught “in flagrante delicto” with a guidance counselor at William Grady HS, where he taught before becoming the union’s boss, a bombshell lawsuit charges. The accusation that Mulgrew was seen having sex with a co-worker in a woodshop at the vocational school, and that it was hushed up, comes in a rambling 73-page suit filed in Brooklyn federal court last week by Andrew Ostrowsky, a math teacher at Frank Sinatra HS of the Arts in Manhattan. Ostrowsky, 35, names Mayor Bloomberg, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, Mulgrew and the UFT, claiming the teachers union conspired with...
  • Council speaker Christine Quinn weds same-sex partner Kim Catullo (The next mayor of NYC...)

    05/19/2012 5:54:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/19/12 | KATE KOVOSH and DON KAPLAN
    For just one day, Christine Quinn wasn’t the speaker — she was the bride. Quinn tied the knot with her longtime partner Kim Catullo just after 7 p.m. tonight in a lavish, private affair just 10 days after President Obama announced his support for gay marriage. It was the city’s highest-profile same-sex nuptials since they were legalized here last year. The speaker, 45, a likely candidate in next year’s mayoral race, wed corporate lawyer Catullo, 45, in Chelsea before a megawatt gallery of political superstars, ranging from Mayor Bloomberg to Gov. Cuomo.
  • Occupier Thanks Former Soviet Citizen for 'Converting' Him to Capitalism, Pro-Israel, Pro-USA

    05/09/2012 9:57:05 PM PDT · by hamboy · 30 replies
    MRCTV ^ | May 8, 2012 | Joe Schoffstall
      This is just downright amazing and frankly I'm surprised this video slipped under the radar. Here, a man who was born and lived for decades in the Soviet Union successfully converts an Occupier to Capitalism, to understand Israel's side of the Middle East conflict, and to pro-American ideals all within a 15 minute time frame. He even thanks the man afterwards. Give props where they're due, at least the Occupier was willing to hear the man out without screaming in his face, unlike almost every single one of them.  The video was shot during the May Day protests in...
  • Private Buses Need Permits To Drive Into New York City

    05/04/2012 4:27:27 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 16 replies
    NY1 News ^ | 4/23/2012 | Unattributed
    Private buses will have to get a permit from now on if they wish to drive into New York City. This gives the city the Local lawmakers and the Department of Transportation joined forces to make the first of its kind system a reality. In addition to issuing permits, the new legislation will designate pick-up and drop-off locations and require the city to consult with community boards about new stops. "The volume of intercity buses on our streets is overwhelming. These buses idle, they make noise and they create dangerous conditions on our roadways," said Manhattan Councilwoman Margaret Chin. Calls...
  • Never-before-seen photos from 100 years ago tell vivid story of gritty New York City

    04/27/2012 1:25:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    ap/daily mail ^ | april 24, 2012
    Almost a million images of New York and its municipal operations have been made public for the first time on the internet. The city's Department of Records officially announced the debut of the photo database. Culled from the Municipal Archives collection of more than 2.2 million images going back to the mid-1800s, the 870,000 photographs feature all manner of city oversight --from stately ports and bridges to grisly gangland killings.
  • Reports: Delmon Young arrested in drunken, anti-Semitic clash in NYC

    04/27/2012 8:06:11 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | April 27, 2012 | Paul Walsh
    News reports out of New York and Detroit are saying that former Minnesota Twin outfielder Delmon Young was arrested in a drunken incident early Friday in Manhattan. The Detroit Free Press quoted New York City police detective Joseph Cavitolo as saying "there was an incident at the hotel [and] some anti-Semitic remarks" during a physical clash between Young and a 32-year-old man at about 2:30 a.m
  • MTA: Subway Crime Soars; NYPD Releases Stunning Statistics [ Up more than 20 Per Cent! ]

    04/25/2012 6:14:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | April 25 2012
    Metropolitan Transportation Authority is reporting a major surge in New York City subway crime. The agency said pick pockets and other thieves are bumping up the crime rate by more than 20 percent this year compared to last, reports CBS 2’s Dave Carlin. WCBS 880′s Rich Lamb reports On her guard Wednesday was East Village resident Mariam Figueroa. She said she doesn’t wear any visible jewelry and her electronics are hidden every time she steps into a station and on to a subway train. “I’m not showing anything, you know, in the train because I really don’t feel safe,” Figueroa...
  • Radio deal could send Yankees to FM

    04/25/2012 10:10:20 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/25/12 | Phil Mushnick
    Time to change the dial. The Yankees appear bound for FM radio. Local sports radio is on the precipice of radical change as ESPN, according to a strong wind blowing from the radio industry, is nearing the completion of a long-sought deal with an FM channel to give it a clear, full and far-reaching nighttime signal — something 1050 ESPN could not provide. The deal, upon completion — and that could be by the end of this week — would give ESPN long-term programming rights on the FM station, allowing the sports network to chase — and hard — Yankees...
  • NY Times Pledges ‘Unbiased Political Reporting’ (LIARS! They'll still lick Obama's shoes)

    04/25/2012 3:46:46 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 34 replies
    big hollywood ^ | 4/23/2012 | by Ben Shapiro
    In an unprecedented move, New York Times public editor Arthur Brisbane took to the pages of his newspaper on Sunday to pledge to the reading public that they would do a better job vetting the president. Yes, you read that right: the New York Times is now channeling Andrew Breitbart. Here’s what he wrote: The Times needs to offer an aggressive look at the president’s record, policy promises and campaign operation to answer the question: Who is the real Barack Obama? Brisbane admits that critics “view The Times as constitutionally unable to address the election in an unbiased fashion.” He...
  • New Yorkers Line Up For Fake Obama Stimulus Cards (Video)

    04/17/2012 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Jahoohio · 31 replies
    http://www.hapblog.com ^ | 4/17/2012 | HotAirPundit
    BRONX (WABC) -- What is drawing huge crowds in the Bronx, people lining up around the block, to get into a storefront that houses a tax preparation office, what's really going on? People who went to the storefront asked Eyewitness News to investigate after they claim they were promised thousands of dollars in government surplus money that would be put on pre-paid debit cards. Now, the bank that issues those debit cards has put out a warning. "I'd like to talk to the boss," Eyewitness News Investigative Reporter Sarah Wallace said. "He's not here," security at E &M Multi Service...
  • SPACE SHUTTLE Enterprise ARRIVES IN NEW YORK CITY

    04/17/2012 1:40:41 PM PDT · by topher · 19 replies
    SPACE SHUTTLE Enterprise ARRIVES IN NEW YORK CITY Landing at JFK Airport Marks First Leg of Historic Trip to New Home at Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum The Space Shuttle Enterprise, the original NASA orbiter that paved the way for America’s successful space shuttle program, will officially arrive in New York City and mark the start of its historic journey to its new home at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum when it touches down at John F. Kennedy Airport on Monday, April 23. The shuttle will be welcomed by an assembled gathering of invited guests, including school...
  • Radicals Smash Windows at NYC Business in Chilling Display of Violent ‘Black Bloc’ Tactics

    04/15/2012 4:59:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/15/12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Radicals Smash Windows at NYC Business in Chilling Display of Violent ‘Black Bloc’ TacticsBy Madeleine Morgenstern | The Blaze – 2 hrs 24 mins ago Two people were arrested in New York City Saturday night after Occupy Wall Street-linked protesters vandalized storefronts in what was described as “black bloc” tactics, the New York Times reported. A black bloc is a protest tactic where protesters wear black clothing and mask their faces to make it harder for police to pick out individuals. **SNIP** The East Village blog EV Grieve reported people around the park said protesters smashed windows at Starbucks and...