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  • Video - 10 Hours Walking in NYC as a BLACK Trump Supporter

    01/23/2017 3:43:15 PM PST · by gaijin · 12 replies
    Veritas Visuals (James O'Keefe) ^ | January 22, 2017 | James O'Keefe
    Remember last year's video of a fetching young woman walking around NYC for 10 hours in yoga pants and otherwise unremarkable clothing..? Last week James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released a video featuring the sidewalk eye-rolls, scoffs, shouts and detailed, finger-jabbing interrogations faced by a black Trump supporter as she walks around the Big Apple in the red MAGA hat of a Trump supporter. Tolerance of alternative modes of thinking, huh..? The 2-minute video makes bare the treatment you expect.
  • New York Times Warns of Looming Budget Cuts, Smaller Newsroom

    01/18/2017 6:09:32 AM PST · by Rockitz · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 17 Jan 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    The New York Times is warning its staff that budget cuts and staff reductions loom as the paper looks ahead to the future, according to a study by the outlet about how the newsroom will operate in the future. Dean Baquet, New York Times’ executive editor, and Joe Kahn, managing editor, said that the outlet’s transformation would require budget cuts and lead to a “smaller and more focused newsroom,” a move that will prompt buyouts and layoffs, which are expected this year. "We view this moment as a necessary re-positioning of The Times newsroom, not as a diminishment,” they said....
  • DRUDGE on Twitter: "NYT warns of budget cuts, smaller newsroom..."

    01/17/2017 10:56:41 AM PST · by davikkm · 50 replies
    That's a shame. That newspaper had such a long history and they sold out their reputation to the highest bidder.
  • Ex-NBC producer found dead with drugs, $27K in cash

    01/15/2017 8:10:10 PM PST · by xp38 · 47 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 12 2017 | Tina Moore
    A former NBC producer was found dead in a drug-filled Manhattan apartment — and two men he had been hanging out with were arrested after they called 911, police said Thursday. Thomas Felty, 36, died Jan. 4 at the Upper East Side apartment where George Lopez, 50, and Patrick Walsh, 33, were arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, police said. Walsh and Lopez met up with Felty earlier that day and the three went back to Lopez’s apartment, police said. Walsh and Lopez fell asleep and then awoke to find that Felty wasn’t breathing. Lopez called 911...
  • Michael Moore to host star-studded protest outside Trump's NYC hotel

    01/15/2017 2:42:18 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 66 replies
    MSN ^ | January 15, 2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Filmmaker Michael Moore announced Saturday evening that he would be holding a "massive rally" Thursday outside Trump's New York City International Hotel with a pair of actors. "Mark Ruffalo, Alec Baldwin & myself will be holding a massive rally in NYC in front of Trump International Hotel this Thursday, 6pm! Come!" Moore tweeted.
  • Fossella would support Catsimatidis for mayor 'in a heartbeat' (NYC)

    01/15/2017 8:30:42 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | November 29, 2016 | Rachel Shapiro
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- If billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis runs for mayor again, he has the wholehearted support of former Congressman Vito Fossella, who spoke about the Greek-American self-made man on Joe Piscopo's radio show on AM970 Tuesday morning. Asked whether he'd support Catsimatidis, who hosts the station's "Cats Roundtable" on Sunday mornings, Fossella said, "In a heartbeat. John is an American success story. He loves this country and never forgot where he came from. Works like I've never seen anybody work before and truly loves people, loves this city, loves this country and deserves to be elected to whatever...
  • BLM Protesters March to Trump Tower from Across Five Boroughs, Demand Meeting with President-elect

    01/14/2017 2:27:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    NY1 ^ | January 14, 2017 | Erin Clarke
    Protesters are crowding the streets this afternoon, demanding a meeting with the President-elect — all of this, just days before the nation celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NY1's Erin Clarke joins us live from outside Trump Tower with more on the demonstration. In coordinated marches from all five boroughs, Black Lives Matter protesters began a trek in honor of Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr. "This march is really about solidarity on Martin Luther King's birthday and also on the eve of Trump's inauguration and it's really about getting awareness up about our cause," said...
  • Authorities: Cancelled New Year's Trip to New York for Fort Lauderdale Suspect

    01/09/2017 6:37:21 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 9, 2017-11AM | Brian Ross, Rhonda Schwartz, Josh Margolin & javier Bellido
    Esteban Santiago’s initial destination may not have been Fort Lauderdale, but New York City, where he had made a reservation to fly in on New Year’s Eve, ... But for some unknown reason, he cancelled the flight a few days later booking a one-way $278 ticket to Florida. NYC counterterrorism-officials are investigating Santiago’s plan..., whether he planned to stay in NYC or transfer to another flight. Officials believe the highly visible presence of NYPD officers ... New Year’s Eve could have been an effective deterrent. -Snip- After 34 seconds of terror, five people were killed and six injured in a...
  • Clinton will never run for office again: confidante

    01/09/2017 7:59:07 AM PST · by traumer · 70 replies
    Washington (AFP) - Hillary Clinton will never run for office again after losing the US presidential election to Donald Trump in November after the most divisive campaign in memory, a confidante of the Democrat said on Sunday. "I think she's going to figure out ways to help kids and families," Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, a Democratic Party-connected think-tank told CNN. "That's been what she's been focused on her whole life, and a lot of issues that are affecting them, over the next couple of years." "But I don't expect her to ever run for any...
  • Rumors Swirl That Hillary Is Considering A Run For New York City Mayor

    01/06/2017 12:34:38 PM PST · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | January 6, 2017
    After failing miserably in her 2016 bid for the White House, several sources are reporting today that Hillary Clinton is mulling a potential run for New York City Mayor. Although Mayor de Blasio, whose term ends at the end of 2017, has close ties to the Clintons there is no love lost between the two after de Blasio initially refused to endorse Hillary's presidential bid. According to New York's Daily News, Hillary is being pressured by many New York Democrats to challenge Mayor de Blasio and wouldn't explicitly rule out a run when pressed by one top Dem late in...
  • Manhattan culinary staple China Fun shutters, blaming government over-regulation(!)

    01/08/2017 7:11:07 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 1/8/2017 | Larry McShane
    For 25 years, China Fun was renowned for its peerless soup dumplings and piquant General Tso’s chicken. What left a bad taste in the mouths of its owners and loyal patrons was the restaurant’s sudden Jan. 3 closing, blamed by management on suffocating government demands. “The climate for small businesses like ours in New York have become such that it’s difficult to justify taking risks and running — nevermind starting — a legitimate mom-and-pop business,” read a letter posted by the owners in the restaurant’s front door. “The state and municipal governments, with their punishing rules and regulations, seems to...
  • Local Democrats Practically Begging Hillary to Run For Mayor

    01/06/2017 9:50:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 89 replies
    Run, Hillary, run — for mayor. Local Democratic activists said they would rally to Clinton’s side if she decided to take on Mayor de Blasio in a ­primary this year. “If Hillary entered the race, she would be the best candidate. I would support her because we need a change in New York City,” said Gregory Floyd, president of Teamsters Local 237.
  • Councilman Eric Ulrich Steps Before the Camera Ahead of Possible Mayoral Run (NYC)

    01/05/2017 6:52:31 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 4, 2017 | Mara Gay
    Filming his run for mayor didn’t work out so well for Anthony Weiner, but New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich is hoping for better luck. Mr. Ulrich, a Queens Republican who is considering challenging Mayor Bill de Blasio, began filming Wednesday for a possible reality show featuring his would-be run for mayor. Surrounded by a bevy of cameras, Mr. Ulrich said he wanted to avoid the fate of Mr. Weiner, a former New York City congressman, whose failed bid for mayor in 2013 was painstakingly chronicled in a feature-length documentary.
  • Report: Clinton Mulling NYC Mayoral Run

    01/05/2017 6:21:00 AM PST · by maggief · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 5, 2017 | Katie Frates
    Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is “talking about” running for New York City mayor, Newsmax reports. It has only been 57 days since President-elect Donald Trump defeated Clinton. During the election slog, Clinton, 69, collapsed getting into a Secret Service van, had multiple coughing fits during speeches and seemed to have trouble walking up steps at a rally in Lake Worth, Fla. “If she ran, she’d win,” a Newsmax source said. She was a New York senator from 2001 to 2009. During that time, her popularity peaked at 60 percent in 2001 and ping-ponged from as low as 47...
  • Thieves steal $6M in jewels while ball drops on New Year’s Eve

    01/03/2017 9:31:23 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2 Jan 2017 | Jamie Schram
    The three hooded and masked men broke into a West 36th Street jewelry wholesaler at 12:01 a.m. Sunday in what appears to be an inside job — while 7,000 cops were distracted protecting Times Square revelers just a few blocks away. The source said the thieves “100 percent” planned the heist to coincide with the ball drop. They made off with around $6 million in gems and are still at large, police sources said.
  • Nearly a century after the planning started, a New York subway arrives

    01/03/2017 6:23:14 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 1, 2017 | Barbara Demick
    When planning started for the Second Avenue subway, Woodrow Wilson was president of the United States and people were driving the Ford Model T. The subway fare was 5 cents. On Sunday, nearly a century later, one of the most star-crossed infrastructure projects in the United States opened to gasps of disbelief.
  • NYPD Officers Will be Allowed to Wear Turbans and Grow Beards for the First Time (Ed. Tr.) (PICS)

    12/29/2016 9:41:13 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 60 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12-29-2016 | Hannah-Al-Othman
    The New York Police Department is now allowing officers to wear beards and grow turbans in a bid to accommodate Sikh recruits. Sikh officers will be allowed to wear turbans in place of the traditional police cap and grow beards up to a half-inch long, which are required for religious reasons. Police Commissioner James O'Neill announced the new rules that affect all religious members on Wednesday following a graduation ceremony for new police recruits.
  • Krauthammer: Trump Should Turn United Nations Into Real Estate Condos

    12/27/2016 7:49:49 PM PST · by nodwam · 38 replies
    Hidden Americans ^ | 12/27/2016 | Richard Saunders
    Syndicated writer Charles Krauthammer attacked the United Nations for their continued swipes at Israel and the United States. Krauthammer said, ” I think it’s good real estate in downtown New York City. Trump ought to find a way to put his name on it and turn it into condos.”
  • Trump Tower reportedly evacuated (All clear now)

    12/27/2016 1:58:46 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 74 replies
    NY ^ | December 27, 2016 | Bob Frederics
    Trump Tower is reportedly being evacuated, according to the pool reporter covering the president-elect. Tony Gatto, assignment editor at WPIX TV channel 11, sent an email reporting the possible evacuation.
  • Krauthammer's Pitch for Trump to Turn the UN into Condos.

    12/26/2016 3:51:42 PM PST · by Mrs.Z · 157 replies
    Fox News | 12-26-16 | Charles Krauthammer
    Just heard Krauthammer (no fan of Trump), say that Trump should find a way to take the UN building in NY, put his (Trump's) name on it and turn it into condos. Even the RINOS are finally getting it.
  • WPIX Yule Log: 1970

    12/24/2016 9:09:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies
    WPIX Yule Log: 1970 The WPIX Yule Log from 1970. WPIX is again airing the Yule Log on Christmas Eve and Christmas. This is the original filmed at Gracie Mansion.
  • In NYC's Russian Enclaves, a Big 'Nyet' to Talk of Election Hacking

    12/21/2016 11:17:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WNBC-TV ^ | December 21, 2016 | Alina Heineke
    Clutching a cobbler's tool in his hand, Roman Gadayev defiantly lashed out against accusations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election to sway the vote to Donald Trump. "Simply impossible," said the Kazakhstan native who runs a shoe repair shop near the Brighton Beach boardwalk. "This is something that only uneducated people can buy into." Most Russian-speaking expatriates interviewed by The Associated Press this past week in Brooklyn's heavily ex-Soviet enclaves shrugged off a CIA assessment that Russia hacked the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton's campaign boss to help Donald Trump, portraying it as nothing more than political sour grapes....
  • Mysterious Military Flyover Above Manhattan Was A Trump "Emergency Relocation Drill"

    12/21/2016 7:26:01 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-21-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenDecember 21, 2016 One week ago, New Yorkers were captivated, and unnerved, by a 40-minute long military exercise in which one USAF C-130 and several HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopters could be seen circling at very low altitudes above Manhattan. While the US military kept silent about the overflight, U.S. Air Force Col. Nicholas Broccoli, the vice commander of the Air National Guard’s 106th Rescue Wing, said the aircraft were conducting "standard military training." However, one look at the flight pattern of the plane shows there was seemingly little that was "standard" about a C-130(snip)Today we learn that the overflights...
  • Say goodbye to toll gates in NYC

    12/21/2016 2:53:18 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 73 replies
    Toll gates at the Big Apple’s bridges and tunnels will disappear next year as a cashless system is rolled out, Gov. Cuomo announced Wednesday. The new system will be set up beginning in January at the Queens-Midtown and Hugh Carey tunnels, and then throughout the year at the Rockaway, RFK, Verrazano-Narrows, Throgs Neck and Bronx-Whitestone bridges. The system will collect money from drivers using E-ZPass. Those without E-ZPass will get their license plates recorded and receive a bill within 30 days. They will have 30 days to pay. All license plates will be scanned and scofflaws will be ticketed immediately....
  • CLAIM: ‘4 or 5’ Trump supporters allegedly attacked ‘about 20’ Black Lives Matter protesters

    12/19/2016 7:38:14 AM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Twitter via Twitchy ^ | December 18, 2016 | Greg P.
    Keegan Stephan, a verified Twitter user and JD student in New York City, claims that some of his friends were allegedly attacked by Trump supporters after the Decolonize This Place protest in New York City Saturday night. According to the Facebook post Stephan shared, “…about 20 of us walked down the block chanting & laughing, 4 or 5 Trump supporters confronted us & assaulted us yelling, ‘Blue Lives Matter’ ‘Get out of my country’ call us ‘faggots’ & ‘commies as they wailed on us…”
  • Report: Grand Juries to Hear Testimony Over Bill de Blasio Fundraising Probes

    12/19/2016 4:33:47 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Dec 2016 | Adelle Nazarian
    Two separate grand juries in Manhattan, one federal and one state, have reportedly started hearing testimonies relating to criminal investigations into Democratic New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign fundraising with possible pay-to-play violations. According to the New York Times, these grand jury actions represent “the strongest indication” yet that indictments could be forthcoming.
  • Tiffany, Hermes, Rolex: Teachers are getting ‘ridiculous’ gifts from one-percent parents

    12/18/2016 7:54:10 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 51 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 18, 2016 | By Doree Lewak
    New York City’s teachers might make a paltry salary, but the perks are grade A. One-percent parents lavish their offspring’s educators with cash tips and over-the-top gifts for the holidays to show their appreciation — and maybe get some special treatment for Junior.
  • GOP Again Eyes Sanctuary Cities Ban Due to Political Tide

    12/18/2016 1:56:32 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 33 replies
    ABC news via AP ^ | December 18, 2016 | Jim Vertuno
    Texas Republicans have spent years trying to crack down on illegal immigration across the southern border with Mexico. Emboldened by the election of Donald Trump, however, the time may finally be right for the GOP to mobilize an assault on loosely defined "sanctuary cities," especially with two large counties eyeing such policies. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has pushed the issue to the front of his unofficial agenda for 2017, pledging in interviews and on social media to sign into law a "ban" on cities and local governments that are seen as protecting people in the U.S. illegally, with sanctions such...
  • Angry White Guy From Queens Now Running to Oust NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

    12/18/2016 1:10:54 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    The Observer.com ^ | December 18, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Queens State Senator Tony Avella gathered a dozens-strong crowd outside the Holiday Inn Express in Maspeth, Queens—the site of a bitter battle over the city’s effort to lodge homeless families—to launch a quixotic bid to beat Mayor Bill de Blasio in next fall’s Democratic primary, accusing the liberal leader of an arrogant “top-down” approach that ignores the needs of local communities.[snip] “It is time to stop dumping homeless families and individuals in hotels and motels throughout the city without support services and the prospect of stable long-term housing and without community notification or involvement,” Avella said. “It is time to...
  • Beloved Harlem deer died for the sins of Gov. Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio

    12/17/2016 5:21:05 AM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 17, 2016 | Gersh Kuntzman
    Of all of the players in the zoological drama that led to today’s death of Harlem’s beloved deer — Mayor de Blasio, Gov. Cuomo and the cervine himself — only the deer is completely innocent. Inside the Gov. Cuomo, Mayor De Blasio feud The governor and the mayor? Perhaps someone can arrange for both of them to be transported elsewhere.One-antlered Harlem deer dies immediately after life is spared In happier times: The deer in Jackie Robinson Park earlier this week.(Andrew Savulich/New York Daily News) Let’s remember the facts: Sometime late last month or early this month, a deer showed up in...
  • Another week, another Staten Island crime spree (commentary)

    12/16/2016 4:13:33 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | December 16, 2016 | Tom Wrobleski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Those safe Staten Island streets of ours are feeling less safe by the day. And the crime is hitting us right where we live and shop. Here's the latest example: A string of minivan break-ins in North Shore neighborhoods like West Brighton and Grymes Hill. The method is simple and shocking: There are vans where the rear windows can be forced open without breaking them. The crook then slithers through and takes whatever money or valuables can be found. You have to be pretty thin to get it done, but it's all too possible.
  • Team Hillary at the beginning of 2016 v. Team Hillary at the end: Clinton arrives looking glum

    12/16/2016 6:05:02 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 60 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 16, 2016 | Geoffrey Earle
    Team Hillary at the beginning of 2016 v. Team Hillary at the end: Clinton arrives looking glum for her fundraiser holiday party... while once-beaming million-dollar donors like Anna Wintour dodge the cameras Hillary Clinton hosted a holiday party for her millionaire donors in New York Clinton was pictured looking glum as she arrived at the Plaza Hotel on Thursday Vogue editor Anna Wintour hid her face as she made her way into the party Hillary Clinton was spotted looking rather glum as she arrived at her holiday party in New York, while once-beaming millionaire donors like Anna Wintour dodged cameras....
  • Mayor de Blasio fined over $47G for violating campaign finance regulations

    12/15/2016 8:46:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 21 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | Dec. 15, 2016 | JENNIFER FERMINO
    Mayor de Blasio was hit with over $47,000 in fines for violating campaign finance rules— including having his partially taxpayer-funded campaign pick up the tab for a makeup artist for his family and a six-figure payout to his buddy’s PR firm that appeared unwarranted. The huge sum is one of the highest fine amounts hit on any of the 2013 campaigns. The Campaign Finance Board, in a determination released Thursday, levied most of the $47,778 in fines against the mayor for what it called “impermissible” post-election spending. The $21,159 fine for that violation largely stems from a $168,750 payout to...
  • Woman Arrested For Allegedly Making Up Story Of NY Subway Attack By Trump Supporters

    12/14/2016 5:09:36 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | 12/14/16 | David Mack
    <p>Yasmin Seweid told police three men tried to remove her hijab while shouting “Donald Trump!” She was arrested Wednesday for allegedly filing a false report.</p> <p>A woman who told police she was attacked by drunk Donald Trump supporters while riding the New York City subway was arrested Wednesday for allegedly fabricating the entire incident, authorities said.</p>
  • NATIVITY SCENE IN CENTRAL PARK

    12/13/2016 11:28:34 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 18 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 12/13/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on the Catholic League’s crčche: Every year there are many news stories on the unconstitutionality of displaying a nativity scene on public property. Some of those stories are simply wrong. There can be a problem when the proposed site for the display of religious symbols is on the grounds of a county courthouse, or near some other municipal building (it cannot appear that the government is endorsing religion). But if the property is a public forum, such as a park, that is different. If the area is available for concerts, artistic displays, rallies, and the like, then...
  • New York should seize Trump Tower

    12/13/2016 11:09:45 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 192 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/12/2016 | Catherine Rampell
    Froufrou Fifth Avenue resembles a police state. Officers wielding gigantic guns guard Trump Tower, where President-elect Donald Trump conducts all transition business, and soon lots of presidential business, too. Shoppers patronizing the stores, cafes or public gardens inside must endure layers of security screening. Streets and sidewalks are barricaded; traffic is snarled; and costumed buskers milk money from the looky-loos obstructing the entrances to Gucci and Tiffany. The challenges of securing this 58-story building in a high-density neighborhood will, by Inauguration Day alone, drain $35 million of local taxpayer money. Who knows the additional costs to commerce and property values?
  • Baruch College student busted at Trump Tower with backpack full of weapons including knives...

    12/13/2016 9:25:06 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 105 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | December 13, 2016 | Rocco Parascandola
    Cops busted a 19-year-old college student at Trump Tower after the Secret Service found a hunting knife and a powerful firework in his backpack, police source said Tuesday. Alexander Wang, who studies finance at Baruch College, told police he’s a big Donald Trump supporter who just likes to study for school at the billionaire President-elect’s home base. Wang showed up at Trump Tower about 6:35 p.m. Monday and tried to get in at a checkpoint. When his bag set off the metal detector, the Secret Service moved in and asked him to open it....
  • De Blasio’s horse carriage ‘fake news’ is creating chaos

    12/11/2016 5:54:38 PM PST · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11 December 2016 | Nicole Gelinas
    All the recent talk of “fake news” has an overlooked angle here in New York — where fake news has long plagued the horse-carriage industry. Who’s responsible for elevating fabrications into fact? Mayor de Blasio. De Blasio won office partly on a bizarre promise: He’d ban Central Park’s horse carriages. In making this pledge, he gained campaign contributions. Prosecutors are looking into whether this was bribery. The mayor repeatedly tried to ban the carriages but lost in the City Council. At one hearing, the Mayor’s Office couldn’t give evidence that horses were mistreated or in danger. Yet in the process,...
  • Court blocks New York City from discarding illegal immigrants' data

    12/08/2016 1:19:31 PM PST · by hotsteppa · 30 replies
    A New York state court on Tuesday temporarily stopped New York City from destroying the personal records of hundreds of thousands of municipal I.D. card holders after Republicans argued the records might be needed to track criminals. Seeking to protect illegal immigrants who fear deportation under a President-elect Donald Trump administration, city officials had been considering destroying the information and said on Tuesday they would stop collecting it starting next month. Two Republican state lawmakers sued the city on Monday to block any plans to discard the records collected so far, saying they could be needed to investigate individuals who...
  • New York won't keep ID card applicants' records in future

    12/07/2016 5:12:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 7, 2016 7:53 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    The city won’t keep personal records from future applicants for its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, even as it has been temporarily blocked from destroying more than 900,000 current cardholders’ records. Mayoral spokeswoman Rosemary Boeglin said Wednesday the city would continue verifying but no longer retain copies of passports, birth certificates, educational records and other documents submitted by new applicants for IDNYC cards. The cards are available to any New York City resident but were aimed particularly at those without other forms of ID, including the estimated 500,000 immigrants living illegally in the city. The fate of cardholders’ documents has become...
  • Brooklyn Councilman Vincent Gentile's autistic ex-aide accuses staffers of torment

    12/06/2016 4:12:28 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 6, 2016 | Erin Durkin and Victoria Bekiempis
    A legislative aide with Asperger's Syndrome endured so much humiliation in Brooklyn City Councilman Vincent Gentile's office — including decapitated teddy bears left on his desk — that he had to quit, a $10 million lawsuit alleges. Michael Bistreich, Gentile's former legislation and budget director, claims he was "subjected to degrading and humiliating discrimination because he is autistic" during his nearly 2˝ years with the pol. The discrimination was "perpetrated by Council Member Gentile and his senior staff, including (former chief of staff John) Mancuso," the lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Manhattan Supreme Court, charges. Bistreich, for example, disclosed "he identified...
  • NYC mayor blames Trump, hate speech for rise in hate crimes

    12/06/2016 6:44:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 9:07 AM EST
    Mayor Bill de Blasio says he believes president-elect Donald Trump is to blame for an increase in reported New York City hate crime incidents. The Democratic mayor made the comments at a news conference Monday. The topics included weekend threats made against an off-duty Muslim New York Police Department officer while she was with her teenage son in Brooklyn. …
  • Sources: LeBron James Among Cavs Not Staying at Donald Trump-Branded Hotel in New York

    12/05/2016 8:34:31 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    ESPN ^ | 12/5 | Dave McMenamin
    A group of Cleveland Cavaliers players have been excused from staying at the team's planned accommodations, the Trump SoHo hotel in lower Manhattan, when the defending champions visit New York City this week to play the New York Knicks, multiple team sources told ESPN.com. Other members of the team's traveling party will stay at the 46-story luxury building opened in 2010 and branded through a licensing agreement with President-elect Donald Trump, as the Cavs have a contract with the establishment. LeBron James is included in the faction of players who will not be staying at the Trump SoHo, according to...
  • LeBron won't stay at Trump hotel with team

    12/05/2016 6:39:08 PM PST · by entropy12 · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/05/2016 | Blog Briefing Room
    LeBron won't stay at Trump hotel with team © Getty Images A group of Cleveland Cavaliers players are refusing to stay at a Trump hotel in New York City, according to ESPN. The Cavaliers have a contract with Trump SoHo hotel in lower Manhattan, but a group of players have been excused from staying there. LeBron James is among the players who will not stay at the hotel, ESPN reports. James endorsed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton about a month before she lost the election to Donald Trump.
  • NY lawmakers: Trump should pay for his own security

    12/05/2016 2:40:13 PM PST · by ColdOne · 66 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 12/5/16 | Cristina Marcos
    Several Democratic members of the New York congressional delegation think President-elect Donald Trump should pay for his own security costs if his family chooses to maintain two residences while he's in the White House. In a letter Monday to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, six Democrats representing various New York City boroughs said Trump should pick up the tab for the security costs of living in Washington and Manhattan. Also Monday, de Blasio said he’s asking the Obama administration to reimburse New York $35 million for Trump’s security costs through Inauguration Day...
  • Muslim NYPD officer threatened, told 'go back to your country'

    12/05/2016 4:13:32 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 40 replies
    LOCAL 10 ^ | 05 DECEMBER 2016 | CNN
    (CNN) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said he's "sick to my stomach" over an incident in which a Muslim off-duty NYPD officer was reportedly threatened over the weekend by a man who said, "I will cut your throat, go back to your country." The officer, Aml Elsokary, said she had just dropped off her 16-year-old son in Brooklyn Saturday evening when a man begin arguing with the teen. When Elsokary, who was not in uniform, intervened, the man allegedly told her, "ISIS [expletive], I will cut your throat, go back to your country," before fleeing the scene. Elsokary,...
  • Cops: Muslim worker pushed down stairs and called terrorist [Grand Central, NYC]

    12/05/2016 3:54:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 2:22 PM EST
    Authorities say a New York City transit worker who is Muslim was pushed down the stairs at Grand Central Terminal by a man who called her a terrorist. The station agent was wearing a Muslim head covering and was attacked before 7 a.m. Monday while on her way to work. …
  • Man accused of threatening Muslim officer faces hate charge [NYPD]

    12/05/2016 3:18:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 5, 2016 6:07 PM EST
    A man who authorities said shouted “go back to your country” at a Muslim woman wearing a religious head covering may have picked the wrong target: a decorated New York City police officer. Officer Aml Elsokary, a New York City native who joined the force after the Sept. 11 attacks, said she was off duty in her Brooklyn neighborhood Saturday when she encountered a man yelling and pushing her 16-year-old son. When she intervened, she said, the man referenced the Islamic State group and threatened to slit her throat. …
  • New Yorkers Seem To Be Warming Up To Donald Trump

    12/05/2016 1:07:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Huffington Post Politics ^ | December 5, 2016 | Nick Bayer, pollster fellow
    President-elect Donald Trump has become more popular among New York voters since his stunning win on election night, according to a Siena College poll released Monday. Forty-one percent of voters in the state now hold a favorable opinion of the president-elect ― the highest ever favorable rating in any Siena poll of New York. Trump’s favorable rating is 7 points higher now than it was when the college conducted its last poll just before Election Day. Likewise, his unfavorable rating has dropped by 10 percent in the same period, from 63 to 53 percent. Trump lost the largely Democratic state...
  • Fearing Loss of U.S. Money Under Trump, New York Begins Urgent Review

    12/04/2016 12:34:18 PM PST · by ColdOne · 69 replies
    NYT's ^ | 12/2/16 | WILLIAM NEUMAN
    Officials are conducting an urgent review of the billions of dollars that New York City receives each year from the federal government to identify the streams of money that may be most at risk once President-elect Donald J. Trump takes office. Mr. Trump, a Republican, has threatened to punish cities that defy his efforts to deport undocumented immigrants, and there is also concern that the Republican-controlled Congress may seek to slash longstanding aid programs. “There’s urgency because the threat seems greater than it’s been,” said Tony Shorris, the first deputy mayor, referring to the effort to identify which programs may...