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  • New York City mayor seeks billions from oil companies, blames them for climate change

    01/11/2018 10:09:39 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    week after a brutal snowstorm froze New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered a one-two punch Wednesday in the name of climate change, announcing he will seek billions in damages from five major oil-and-gas companies while moving to divest from fossil fuels. “It’s time for them to start paying for the damage they have done,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference at the Manhattan Youth Center. “It’s time for Big Oil to take responsibility for the devastation they have wrought.” The two-front attack was promptly pilloried by industry groups as a cynical political stunt, even as it...
  • Crazed man jumps on subway tracks for ‘social justice’ [NYC]

    01/11/2018 8:24:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2018 | 8:35am | Stephanie Pagones
    A crazed man jumped onto the subway tracks and threatened to kill himself — all while ranting for “equality” and “social justice,” a witness said. The unidentified man was holding a bottle of vodka when he started yelling and jumped onto the D- and B-line tracks around 1:30 p.m. at the 42nd Street/Bryant Park station on Wednesday, said Brooklyn-based photojournalist Eli Wohl, who captured the scene on film. “People were mostly pleading with him: ‘Just come up, come up,’” Wohl recalled. “Whatever he did, he kept on mentioning different social issues — women’s rights and racial stuff.” […] “He said:...
  • NYC halts $9.6M incentive package to move Aetna to city

    01/10/2018 7:33:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2018 9:38 PM EST
    New York City is halting a $9.6 million incentive package offered to Aetna to move its headquarters to the city. The insurance giant announced in June that it would move its headquarters to New York City beginning in late 2018 after nearly two centuries in Hartford, Connecticut. But those plans were put on hold after CVS Health Corp. said in December that it was buying Aetna for $69 billion in a deal that would help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client. At that time, Aetna said all of its locations would be...
  • JFK Travelers Ask: When Can I Catch a Flight Home?

    01/08/2018 6:44:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 7, 2018 | Patrick McGeehan and Winnie Hu
    Adeola Dorris just wanted to go home to Guyana. But instead, she was standing among other stranded passengers amid stacks and stacks of luggage at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sunday afternoon. Ms. Dorris, 40, an accountant who arrived at the airport on Saturday night, had no idea when her connecting flight would leave. “When the flight was suspended, I literally cried,” she said. “Because I’m here alone and I have nowhere to go. And you can’t tell me when I’m going to get home. And I have to work tomorrow.”
  • Democrats Respond to Trump Tower Fire – Disappointed President Trump Wasn’t Killed

    01/08/2018 6:19:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/8/18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Following a fire on the roof of Trump Tower in New York City on Monday morning, Democrats responded exactly as you would expect them to — by expressing disappointment that our president isn’t dead.
  • Firefighters Battling Fire on Roof of Trump Tower in NYC

    01/08/2018 4:41:27 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    NBC ^ | 1-8-18
    <p>No link yet. Friend in area has told me. Firemen on roof of Trump Tower. TV should cover soon.</p>
  • East Harlem dry cleaner says city’s forcing him out of business after eminent domain dispute

    01/07/2018 5:53:18 PM PST · by Coleus · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 01.07.18 | Ginger Adams Otis
    New York City is using eminent domain to take an East Harlem businessman to the cleaners. Damon Bae, whose family success story embodies the American Dream, is about to lose the shirt off his back — after a 12-year battle with the city for control of his dry cleaning enterprise. Fancy Cleaners, a 6,000-square-foot facility at the corner of 126th St. and Third Ave., was supposed to be the cornerstone of a family empire built by a Korean couple who came to the U.S. in 1981, bringing their tailoring skills with them along with two young children and endless ambition....
  • NYC could get slammed by ‘bomb’ cyclone winter storm

    01/03/2018 7:43:33 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 60 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2 Jan 2018 | Joe Tacopino and Linda Massarella
    Manhattan is set to get 3 inches of snow starting around 5 or 6 a.m. Thursday, but parts of Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island should brace for at least double that, experts warned.
  • New York City to install 1,500 protective barriers after vehicle attacks

    01/02/2018 1:05:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 2, 2017 | Staff
    Hundreds of new protective barriers will be permanently installed in Times Square and other locations around New York in an effort to block vehicles from hitting pedestrians after deadly attacks last year on crowds. The city is spending $50 million on protective measures including the installation of 1,500 metal barriers, or bollards, in key locations around the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.
  • Soldier home for holidays died saving lives in Bronx inferno

    12/30/2017 4:06:04 AM PST · by McGruff · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 29, 2017 | Joe Marino
    An Army solider died in the Bronx inferno Thursday night — while heroically rushing in and out of the apartment building to save several other lives, his grieving dad told The Post. “That’s his nature,” said Kwabena Mensah, 62, whose son Emmanuel died when the Belmont building went up in flames. “He was trying to help people out from the fire, and unfortunately he lost his life. He tried to do his best.
  • Soldier Visiting New York City Among 12 Killed In Bronx Blaze

    12/29/2017 4:20:51 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    CBS NEW YORK ^ | 29 DECEMBER 2017 | CBS NEW YORK
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A soldier visiting New York City who had been reported missing following a deadly fire in the Bronx was among the 12 people killed in the massive blaze, sources tell CBS2. As smoke engulfed the building on Prospect Avenue just before 7 p.m. Thursday, family after family desperately ran out, barefoot and freezing, to try and get to safety. “When I wake up, all I see is the flames going up, kids are on the fire escape,” said neighbor Rafael Gonzalez. “It was one apartment and then it escalated to two apartments. It just kept going...
  • Bronx Fire Started by Child Playing with Stove

    12/29/2017 8:08:22 AM PST · by Tazzo · 51 replies
    New York City Patch ^ | 29 December 2017 | Noah Manskar
    NEW YORK, NY — A child playing with a stove started a massive fire that killed a dozen people in the Bronx Thursday night, officials said Friday morning.
  • The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth

    12/29/2017 6:06:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 28, 2017 | Brian M. Rosenthal
    An accountant discovered the discrepancy while reviewing the budget for new train platforms under Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. The budget showed that 900 workers were being paid to dig caverns for the platforms as part of a 3.5-mile tunnel connecting the historic station to the Long Island Rail Road. But the accountant could only identify about 700 jobs that needed to be done, according to three project supervisors. Officials could not find any reason for the other 200 people to be there. Show Full Article
  • 12 dead, including baby, several others injured in massive fire at Bronx apartment building

    12/28/2017 7:17:58 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 22 replies
    PIX 11 (WPIX) ^ | December 28, 2017 | Andrea Cavallier
    BELMONT, the Bronx — Twelve people are dead and several others injured as a massive fire ripped through an apartment building in the Bronx on a frigid night, Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press conference on Thursday. About 170 firefighters responded to the blaze at the five-story, walk-up apartment building at 2363 Prospect Ave., near East 187th Street around 7 p.m. It quickly escalated to a 5-alarm fire.
  • Eric Garner’s daughter on life support in ICU after suffering heart attack

    12/25/2017 9:45:18 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 25, 2017 | Christina Carrega, James Fanelli, and Andrew Keshner
    The oldest daughter of Eric Garner — who has become an advocate against police brutality since her dad’s death — suffered a heart attack Saturday night and was in critical condition on Christmas Eve, family members told the Daily News. Erica Garner, whose father died in 2014 when NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo placed him in a chokehold on Staten Island, was on life support in ICU in a Brooklyn hospital, the family said. The 27-year-old mother of two is unable to breathe on her own, family said. Esaw Snipes-Garner, Erica’s mother, told The News her daughter’s condition was grave but...
  • NYC Mayor: Things Might Go More Smoothly If The City Ran The Newspapers

    12/21/2017 8:06:38 AM PST · by DFG · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/21/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in early November, we talked about the little-noted demise of two of the weekly local papers in New York City, the Gothamist and DNAinfo. At the time, I noted that it was really a sad development because papers like that have the somewhat unique ability to focus all of their time and resources on covering local news which is often drowned out amidst all the national and global stories which eat up the front pages of the bigger papers. Those two outlets broke many stories about municipal corruption and waste, as well as keeping a finger on the pulse...
  • Woman Accuses 'Feminist’ Linda Sarsour of Enabling Sexual Assault Under Her Watch [Tr]

    12/19/2017 6:16:21 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 18, 2017 | Penny Starr
    Anti-semitic, pro-Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour has been accused of allowing a woman who worked for her to be sexually assaulted and harassed. The woman also said Sarsour threatened her if she went public with the charges. The woman who made the claim, Asmi Fathelbab, worked at the time with Sarsour, who was executive director of the Arab American Association, the Daily Caller reported. Fathelbab said after she started working with the association as a contractor in 2009 she was groped and physically attacked by a man who also worked there. But her reports to leadership at the association were ignored...
  • Wealthy New York City Elites Prepare to Leave the City Under de Blasio’s Tax Burden

    12/17/2017 5:43:43 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 12/17/17 | Robert Donachie
    **SNIP** For the first time, many wealthy Manhattanites will finally feel the full burden that their state legislators and city leadership have put on them. De Blasio is actually trying to increase millionaire New York City taxpayers’ loads as Republicans put the finishing touches on their bill. The mayor is trying to levy a 14 percent tax increase on the city’s millionaires to pay for improvements to the city’s subway system. The governor-elect of New Jersey is looking to pull a similar tactic to raise money for public schools in the state.
  • Doctor found dead with knife in chest inside NYC apartment (me: add to Clinton Body Count?)

    12/15/2017 9:35:02 AM PST · by Gritty · 98 replies
    New York Daily News (via MSN) ^ | December 11, 2017 | JOHN ANNESE, ROCCO PARASCANDOLA, STEPHEN REX BROWN
    Dr. Dean Lorich, a trauma surgeon, was found dead with a knife in his torso in his E. 96th St. apartment on Dec. 11, 2017. An acclaimed trauma surgeon was found dead, with a knife in his chest, by his 11-year-old daughter Sunday in his Park Ave. apartment, police said. Investigators were treating the death of Dr. Dean Lorich as an apparent suicide, sources said. “He was under some personal stress,” a police source said. The surgeon was home with his daughter, police said, adding there were no signs of forced entry at the tony Upper East Side apartment...
  • ‘We Assume He Became Radicalized in New York’: NYC Subway Jihadist Attended Terror-Linked Mosque

    12/14/2017 6:23:09 AM PST · by x1stcav · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/13/17 | Edwin Mora
    The failed New York City subway bomber reportedly attended a terrorist-linked mosque in Brooklyn that was once funded by the Saudi government. In an unsealed “confidential” report on counterterrorism issued by the NYPD’s intelligence unit, the agency designated five individuals linked to the Masjid Nur Al-Islam mosque attended by the NYC terrorist Akayed Ullah as “most dangerous.” Bangladeshi law enforcement learned from Ullah’s relatives that the 27-year-old terrorist “had shown no sign of being interested in extremism before [moving] to US [sic] with his family in 2011,” reports the Dhaka Tribune.