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  • New York is falling down

    02/09/2016 7:54:17 AM PST · by don-o · 61 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/9/16 | David Lawrence
    Tonight I walked onto the subway and saw the car was half-empty because a stinking bum was lying on a seat, and no one wanted to smell him. Rome fell. New York is falling down. It is filled with illegalities and filth as a result of the good intentions and failed ideas of liberals. Politicians pretend to want the best while they deliver the worst. De Blasio and New York City Council speaker Melissa Mark-Mark-Vivirito have decriminalized public urination and quality-of-life offenses. Are they kidding? De-civilizing a beautiful city is not a positive. It is a fall from grace. The...
  • Ruby Giuliani Calls Beyonce's Black Panther Super Bowl Tribute An "Attack On Police"

    02/08/2016 2:21:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted Beyoncé’s Black Panther Party tribute at the Super Bowl, calling the performance an “attack [on] police officers.”
  • UN's Ban gets booed at New York synagogue

    02/07/2016 2:52:21 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/2/16
    UN Director-General Ban Ki-Moon spoke at Park East Synagogue in New York on Saturday, in a speech for International Holocaust Remembrance Day - but he was met with boos in light of his recent virulently anti-Israeli statements. Two weeks ago on Tuesday Ban expressed sympathy for murderous Palestinian terrorism in Israel, saying, "it is human nature to react to occupation." The comment was met with outrage in Israel. In his speech at the synagogue Ban steered completely clear of Israel, instead only speaking about the universal messages from the Holocaust regarding the need to combat racism and violence. But the...
  • Fatal crane collapse in Manhattan

    02/05/2016 7:17:45 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 30 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5 February 2016 | By Shawn Cohen and Natalie Musumeci
    One person was killed and two others were seriously injured when a massive construction crane collapsed in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning, officials said. The man who was killed had been standing on the street when the crane fell on him, a police source said.
  • 2 New York City Police Officers Are Shot (Breaking)

    02/04/2016 5:50:28 PM PST · by NRx · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 02-04-2016 | AL BAKER
    Two New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx on Thursday night, and one was gravely injured, a law-enforcement official said. The circumstances were not immediately clear, but the official said the officers were on duty when they were shot around the Melrose Jackson Houses near 156th Street. The condition of the second was not immediately clear.
  • Latest Slashing Has Riders Terrified, As Bratton Insists Subways Are Safe

    02/03/2016 11:01:59 AM PST · by fella · 16 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 2 Feb 2016
    There's been another slashing on a New York City subway, and terrified riders are calling for protection. This, as Police Commissioner Bill Bratton insists the subways are safe. As CBS2's Alice Gainer reported, a 30-year-old man is recovering after being slashed with a knife while on a No. 3 train Monday around 12:40 p.m. "SNIP" "Every night I see a different slashing," one woman said. "It does concern me because I have to take it every day. So it's kind of scary," another woman said.
  • Danon: I experience anti-Semitism daily in the UN

    01/31/2016 3:05:27 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/1/16
    srael's United Nations (UN) Ambassador Danny Danon participated Sunday evening at the "Modern Anti-Semitism: BDS" conference, hosted by the Department for Combating Anti-Semitism of the World Zionist Organization (WZO). Danon spoke to the dozens of attendees at the Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem, revealing to them that "unfortunately I experienced anti-Semitism and BDS every day, every hour.” "My family and I represent Israel at the United Nations in New York, a strong Jewish city. We cross one street to the UN building and it is a different world." Danon said that ''it is a source of great pride to represent...
  • NYC pilot program aims to foster greater school diversity

    01/30/2016 10:11:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 10:57 AM EST | Karen Matthews
    Gentrification has been coming fast to Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood. The influx of wealthier, white residents is being reflected in the hallways of Public School 705. The elementary school is still half black and more than a quarter Hispanic, but Principal Sandra Soto has seen enough change to worry that P.S. 705 was on the cusp of a phenomenon that has occurred elsewhere in the city, where poorer, minority children disappear as their families are priced out of the neighborhood. "The next thing you know I have a whole slew of middle-class white families," she said, while black and Hispanic...
  • NYPD: 'We Will Arrest You' If On the Road

    01/23/2016 7:14:18 PM PST · by matt04 · 95 replies
    Martial law has been decalred in New York City. This comes in response to this year's biggest snow storm. The New York Police Department is threatening to arrest anyone on the road. They are calling it a "travel ban." "After 2:30 p.m and you're on the road, we will arrest you @NYPDChiefofDept says," NYPD says. "Stay off the road, @NYPDChiefofDept says. We don't want to have to arrest you."
  • Gov. Cuomo issues travel ban as killer blizzard wallops New York; storm could be one of five worst

    01/23/2016 9:50:35 AM PST · by Libloather · 77 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 1/23/16 | Meg Wagner
    Gov. Cuomo issued a travel ban Saturday, shutting down roads and some train service as a killer blizzard bears down on New York City. New York City and state roads will close to all traffic except emergency responders at 2:30 p.m. Metro-North and Long Island Railroad service will stop at 4:00 p.m., the governor said. MTA will also shutter service for exterior subway routes at 4 p.m., Cuomo said. The massive blizzard will go down as one of the five worst in city history, Mayor de Blasio said Saturday. The storm - which killed at least nine people as it...
  • Why Trump Endorsed Bill de Blasio

    01/19/2016 9:39:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 111 replies
    Red State ^ | January 19, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    Courageous Conservatives is a political action committee that supports Ted Cruz and other conservative candidates who support Conservative principles and defend the Constitution of the United States. It has just released a new video weighing in on Donald Trump's New York values, which Sen. Ted Cruz has made a major issue by turning the Donald's words against him. As Cruz has been doing the Courageous Conservatives PAC uses Trump's own words against him. Watch the video: "... Fred Dicker: What is it going to mean for Donald Trump to have Bill de Blasio as Mayor?" Donald Trump: "He's a smart...
  • DEACE: DONALD TRUMP A TYPICAL NEW YORK CITY LIBERAL THEN AND NOW

    01/18/2016 11:28:18 AM PST · by gwgn02 · 107 replies
    ConservativeReview ^ | 1/18/16 | Steve Deace
    The truth is you don't have to go way back to find that Trump always has been, and remains to this day, a typical New York City liberal. This explains why Trump so often engages in liberal tactics like victim blaming, blame-shifting, demagoguery, dishonesty, etc. And he does so usually through the exact same liberal media other liberals use. But don't just take my word for it. Here's Trump in his own words: If you think using Trump's 1999 interview where he admits his liberalism is unfair because it's too long ago, how about when Trump joined Bernie Sanders in...
  • My year of terror and abuse teaching at a NYC high school (Liberal Mugged by Reality)

    01/18/2016 11:41:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 17, 2016 | Maureen Callahan
    In 2008, Ed Boland, a well-off New Yorker who had spent 20 years as an executive at a nonprofit, had a midlife epiphany: He should leave his white-glove world, the galas at the Waldorf and drinks at the Yale Club, and go work with the city’s neediest children. “The Battle for Room 314: My Year of Hope and Despair in a New York City High School” (Grand Central Publishing) is Boland’s memoir of his brief, harrowing tenure as a public school teacher, and it’s riveting. There’s nothing dry or academic here. It’s tragedy and farce, an economic and societal indictment...
  • NYC property values surpass $1 trillion

    01/16/2016 8:44:15 AM PST · by samtheman · 54 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | January 15, 2016 | Jennifer Gould Keil and Danika Fears
    For the first time ever, the total assessed value of Big Apple properties has topped $1 trillion
  • L train might shut down Manhattan-Brooklyn service in hipster nightmare

    01/14/2016 1:53:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 01/13/2016 | Danielle Furfaro and Frank Rosario
    The MTA might totally shut down L-train service between Manhattan and Brooklyn for more than a year — creating a nightmare for hundreds of thousands of straphangers on the already cramped route. The drastic measure on hipster heaven Williamsburg’s transit lifeline would be the quickest and cheapest way to repair damage to the 80-year-old Canarsie Tube under the East River caused by Hurricane Sandy, said MTA spokesman Adam Lisberg. The step would be similar to when the MTA shut down R-train service through the Montague tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn for 14 months from August 2013 to September 2014 to...
  • Close it? Campaign seeks to shutter NYC's Rikers Island jail

    01/09/2016 11:08:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 9, 2016 12:02 PM EST | Jake Pearson
    Inside and outside of New York City's government, chatter is increasing about a once-unthinkable idea: shutting down the notorious Rikers Island jail complex. A coalition of dozens of advocacy groups says it intends to pressure the mayor and other elected officials to take a stand, arguing the 400-acre island in the East River where most of the city's 10,000 inmates are held is too broken to be fixed, plagued by a culture of brutality, misconduct and corruption. They are up against a formidable opposition that derides the effort as a fantasy that ignores political and practical realities. ...
  • 6 Big Cities See Hiring Fade After Minimum Wage Hikes

    01/09/2016 10:23:38 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | January 6, 2016 | Jed Graham
    U.S. cities that implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more in 2015 have seen a strikingly similar aftermath: Job gains have fallen to multiyear lows at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality venues. The data aren't, for the most part, stark and reliable enough to amount to smoking-gun proof. But Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. — all on the leading edge of the push for big minimum wage hikes — all show worrisome job trends.
  • NY mayor pressures police pension fund to dump gunmaker stocks

    01/07/2016 2:34:10 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 21 replies
    NEW YORK, Jan 7 (Reuters) - New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio has submitted a resolution to the city's police pension fund, urging it to consider exiting investments in companies that manufacture assault weapons for civilians, the mayor's office said on Thursday.
  • NYC Settles Lawsuits Over Muslim Surveillance by Police

    01/07/2016 12:59:41 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 7, 2015 | Tom Hays
    NYC Settles Lawsuits Over Muslim Surveillance by Police By tom hays, associated press NEW YORK -- Jan 7, 2016 The New York Police Department will strengthen safeguards against illegal surveillance of Muslims in investigations of terror threats and install a civilian representative on an advisory committee that reviews the probes under the terms of a settlement of two high-profile civil rights lawsuits, lawyers said Thursday. The announcement of a deal following months of negotiations formally ended litigation over accusations that the nation's largest police department cast a shadow over Muslim communities with a covert campaign of religious profiling and illegal...
  • Muslims Want Halal Food in NYC Schools – Kosher Not Option

    12/31/2015 9:21:15 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | 12/27/15 | Lori Lowenthal Marcus
    Proposed legislation was introduced into New York City Council to require that the city’s public schools provide Islamic-compliant food – halal – as an option in the cafeterias. The New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) joined forces with council member Rafael L. Espinal, Jr. (Brooklyn) to support Resolution 54 at a press conference on the steps of New York City Hall on Wednesday, March 26. Fourteen other city councilmembers co-sponsored Espinal’s Resolution. The Resolution goes into explicit detail about what Islamic-observant students are permitted to eat and what they must avoid eating, as well as stating...
  • Toys R Us follows in the footsteps of F.A.O Schwarz and closes flagship Times Square store [tr]

    12/31/2015 6:43:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 31, 2015 | Chris Pleasance
    For decades, excited children visiting New York begged their parents for a visit to a toy store unlike any other - complete with 60-foot indoor Ferris wheel, 20-foot animated T Rex and a life-size Barbie dollhouse. For hundreds of thousands of youngsters, the Toys R Us store in Times Square, the brand's flagship property, held a special place in the imagination as a store where dreams really did become reality. However, that dream sadly came to an end after 14 years yesterday as the store closed its doors to shoppers - following on the heels of fellow toy shop F.A.O...
  • NYC Will Fine You $250,000 For ‘Misgendering’ A Transsexual

    12/31/2015 3:55:03 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 80 replies
    NYC Will Fine You $250,000 For ‘Misgendering’ A Transsexual Did you call a transsexual person “he” or “she” when they preferred to be called “zhe?” According to a newly updated anti-discrimination law in New York City, you could be fined an eye-watering $250,000. In the latest, astonishing act of draconian political correctness, the NYC Commission on Human Rights have updated a law on “Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Expression” to threaten staggering financial penalties against property owners who “misgender” employees or tenants. Incidents that are deemed “wilful and malicious” will see property owners face up to $250,000...
  • New York Police Department Fires Back at Crime-Data Accusations[Data Manipulation?]

    12/30/2015 9:32:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 30 Dec 2015 | J. David Goodman
    The New York Police Department moved swiftly late Tuesday and early Wednesday to beat back accusations of statistical manipulation leveled by its former commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly, that called into question the city's official count of shootings and murders. In a briefing with reporters at Police Headquarters, a news release that contained a point-by-point rebuttal and an appearance on national television by the current commissioner, William J. Bratton, on Wednesday, police officials denied any altering of statistics and defended the city's low crime figures for 2015. "He is engaging in politics, and as you know the first casualty of politics...
  • Major NYC hotels pledge to cut greenhouse gas emissions

    12/28/2015 2:12:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 28, 2015 4:29 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    More than a dozen of New York City's most famed hotels are pledging to get greener. The Waldorf-Astoria New York, the Lotte New York Palace, the Pierre-A Taj Hotel and the Crowne Plaza Times Square are among the 16 city hotels - all currently thronged with tourists visiting New York for the holidays - whose owners have agreed to cut greenhouse gases from their buildings by 30 percent or more in the next decade. ...
  • NYC MAY FIT MORE 'MICRO' APARTMENTS INTO HOUSING PICTURE

    12/28/2015 6:14:00 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    AP ^ | December 28, 2015 | Jennifer Peltz
    The apartments in a new Manhattan building boast little balconies, tall ceilings, dishwashers and storage space. All in 360 square feet or less. It's micro-living in the nation's biggest city, and New Yorkers could be seeing more of it. Planning officials are proposing to end a limit on how small apartments can be, opening the door for more "micro-apartments" that advocates see as affordable adaptations to a growing population of single people. Critics fear a turn back toward the city's tenement past and question whether less space will really mean less expensive.
  • Jihadist in NYC bomb plot may have stabbed child as ISIS tryout

    12/27/2015 11:40:58 AM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    nypost.com ^ | december 27, 2015 | Dean Balsamini
    An alleged jihadist arrested in June on charges that he plotted to blow up Times Square may also be the fiend who stabbed a 9-year-old Staten Island boy in the neck five months earlier in what some investigators now believe was a botched ISIS audition. But NYPD detectives investigating the Jan. 9 knife attack have been frustrated by the feds, who won't give them access to terror suspect Fareed Mumuni, said a source familiar with the probe. Mumuni, 21, lived only 600 yards from Jermaine Culver, who was stabbed as he walked to school in the Mariners Harbor section of...
  • NYPD denies report of 'credible threat' ahead of Christmas

    12/22/2015 7:21:29 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/22/2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>The New York City Police Department is ramping up security around tourist hotspots, but denies a report claiming it received a "credible threat" against the city ahead of Christmas.</p> <p>Commissioner William Bratton held an emergency meeting with authorities Tuesday to urge police officers to remain vigilant during the busy holiday season, sources told PIX11 News.</p>
  • Draconian new transgender guidelines for New York City

    12/22/2015 9:33:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    America Thinker ^ | 12/22/2015 | Rick Moran
    Welcome to your future, America. If New York City is at the forefront of trendsetting social science experiments -- and it often is -- you are in trouble unless you bow to political correctness and refer to transgendered people using the proper pronoun. That's right. You can now be charged with discrimination under New York City law if you refer to a female transgender as "him" or "Mr." From Reuters: New York City has warned landlords, employers and businesses they could be running afoul of the law by purposely calling a transgender woman "him" or "Mr." when she prefers a...
  • New York City unveils new rules on gender discrimination

    12/21/2015 7:48:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2015 5:56 PM EST | Michael Balsamo and Jennifer Peltz
    Restaurant owners can't require ties for male diners only. Gyms can't tell clients which locker room to use. And in most cases, an employer can't put "John" on a worker's ID if she prefers "Jane." New York City's Human Rights Commission is establishing what advocates called some of the most powerful guidelines nationwide on gender-identity discrimination, releasing specifics Monday to flesh out broad protections in a 2002 law. "Today's guidance makes it abundantly clear what the city considers to be discrimination," which can lead to fines of up to $250,000, Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis said in a statement. Officials said...
  • Homeless squatters are taking over LaGuardia Airport

    12/14/2015 12:21:05 PM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 14, 2015 | Danielle Furfaro, Philip Messing and Georgett Roberts
    Vice President Joe Biden once compared it to a "Third World country" - but LaGuardia Airport has become so riddled with homeless that it could now even make some of those nations look good. The number of derelicts living at the airport has increased dramatically in the past year, turning the main terminal into the city's most popular de facto flophouse, where they sleep, eat and wash up while competing for space with passengers, according to Port Authority sources.
  • Peddlers flock to New York City for 'coniferous tree' season (new PC term for Christmas tree)

    12/12/2015 9:06:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2015 8:52 AM EST | Verena Dobnik
    In New York City, even sidewalk space is coveted real estate. Street vendors sometimes spend a fortune or languish for years on waiting lists to acquire one of the permits that allow them to sell goods in tightly regulated locations. But once a year, there's an exception, laid out in an artfully worded city ordinance: During the month of December, anyone may sell "coniferous trees" just about anywhere - no license required. It's a rare tree-for-all. Peddlers flock in from across North America. Big trucks carrying huge loads of trees arrive in the dead of night. Stands selling coniferous trees...
  • NYC mayor discharged from hospital after hernia surgery

    12/11/2015 6:06:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 11, 2015 8:17 PM EST
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been discharged from a hospital after undergoing surgery for a hernia. [...] De Blasio is now resting at Gracie Mansion and will return to City Hall on Monday. ...
  • Restaurant group sues NYC over new salt-warning labels

    12/03/2015 8:25:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 3, 2015 9:32 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday to argue that health regulators overstepped legal bounds to enact the first-of-its-kind requirement. The National Restaurant Association's suit came just two days after the rule took effect, compelling chain eateries to put a salt-shaker icon on menu items that top the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium -- about a teaspoon. The group had vowed to challenge the city Board of Health-approved rule, which will sprinkle salt warnings on some dishes ranging from burgers to pizzas to...
  • Pakistani man gets 40 years for NYC subway terror plot

    11/27/2015 5:16:07 AM PST · by csvset · 18 replies
    CBS ^ | November 24, 2015 | Jane Rosenberg
    A Pakistani man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday for his role in a failed al Qaeda bomb plot targeting sites in Europe and the United states, including the New York City subway system. Abid Naseer, 29, is the eighth defendant to be charged in this case, CBS News' Paula Reid reports. Prosecutors say the planned attack was directed and coordinated with senior Al Qaeda leaders in Pakistan and also involved other targets in Europe. "I know you're not what I'd say, for any lack of a better word, a 'typical' criminal. Not in any sense of the...
  • 'Man In The High Castle' Subway Ads, Featuring Nazi Symbols, Removed From Trains

    11/25/2015 7:48:51 AM PST · by EveningStar · 37 replies
    CBS New York ^ | November 24, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- A set of controversial subway ads featuring what appear to be Nazi symbols has been removed, following a livid response ... The ads for "The Man in the High Castle," which are running on the 42nd Street Shuttle or S Train, feature what look like Japanese Rising Sun flags and Nazi imperial eagles. The show, based on the 1962 Philip K. Dick novel of the same title, imagines an alternate history where the Axis powers win World War II ...
  • Amazon Yanks Controversial Ad Campaign With Nazi Imagery

    11/25/2015 4:10:01 AM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 9 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 11/25/2015 | Jon Blistein
    Alternate history series 'The Man in the High Castle' set in world where Allies lost World War II Amazon has pulled ads for its series The Man in the High Castle plastered throughout the New York City subway system that featured symbols from Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan, Variety reports. The new series, based on Philip K. Dick's 1962 novel of the same name, is an alternate history that imagines a world where the Allies lost World War II. The American coasts are controlled by Nazi and Japanese puppet regimes, while a free section remains in the Rocky Mountains.
  • Democrats push to prevent gun sales to terror-list suspects

    11/21/2015 10:03:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 21, 2015 3:24 AM EST | Alan Fram and Michael Biesecker
    Congressional Democrats are trying to build support for an effort to bar gun purchases by terror suspects, hoping to take advantage of the same public anxieties about security that gave Republicans a ringing House victory. The Democratic push seems likely to fall victim to opposition from the National Rifle Association and congressional gun-rights backers, chiefly Republicans, who have smothered firearms curbs for years. If the Republicans who control Congress block votes on the proposal, Democrats hope to profit politically by winning sympathy from angry voters. ...
  • Police confirm 'hoverboards' are illegal in New York City

    11/19/2015 2:59:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    ABC 7 NY ^ | 11/18/15 | Rob Nelson
    NEW YORK (WABC) - It's one of the hottest toys out there, and you can expect "hoverboards" to be filling Santa's sleigh this Christmas. But there is concern over the legality of the self-balancing scooters in New York City. And it turns out that when you're riding one of these "hoverboards," you need to be on the lookout of course for traffic and bumps in the road, but also for police. People walking the city streets have probably bumped into or passed by someone trying to maneuver themselves on the handlebar-less motorized devices, and the Department of Transportation is cracking...
  • Drone Slams Into Truck Outside New Jersey Refinery

    11/18/2015 11:57:14 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | November 18, 2015 12:24 PM | Staff
    LINDEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The FBI and local police are investigating after a drone fell out of the sky and crashed into a truck in New Jersey on Wednesday morning. As CBS2’s Christine Sloan reported, of particular concern to authorities is that the incident happened on a road just outside a Phillips 66 refinery in Linden. The driver of the truck apparently got out and had words with the operator of the drone, who took off, investigators said. John Victor Jacobson, head of New Jersey-based Drone Service Systems, said he cannot think of a good reason to fly one of...
  • Mayor de Blasio Has Lost Support of White New Yorkers, Poll Finds

    11/18/2015 8:02:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2015 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, ALEXANDER BURNS and DALIA SUSSMAN
    Nearing the midpoint of his term, Mayor Bill de Blasio is confronting a city that is deeply divided about his ability to lead, with his efforts to create a more liberal New York overshadowed by growing worries about homelessness and crime, a new poll finds. Nowhere is that concern more visible than among a group, long cool to Mr. de Blasio, that he has now decisively lost: whites. Just 28 percent of white New Yorkers approve of the Democratic mayor’s performance, and 59 percent now disapprove, up sharply from the start of his term, according to a citywide poll conducted...
  • Mayor de Blasio Has Lost Support of White New Yorkers, Poll Finds

    11/18/2015 7:59:56 AM PST · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | Michael Grynbaum, Alex Burns and Dalia Sussman
    Nearing the midpoint of his term, Mayor Bill de Blasio is confronting a city that is deeply divided about his ability to lead, with his efforts to create a more liberal New York overshadowed by growing worries about homelessness and crime, a new poll finds. Nowhere is that concern more visible than among a group, long cool to Mr. de Blasio, that he has now decisively lost: whites. Just 28 percent of white New Yorkers approve of the Democratic mayor’s performance, and 59 percent now disapprove, up sharply from the start of his term, according to a citywide poll conducted...
  • Hillary Clinton to Receive Gun Control Award

    11/13/2015 11:58:31 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | November 13, 2015 | Loren Gutentag
    The Brady Center to Prevent Gun violence is set to present Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with the inaugural Governor Mario M. Cuomo Leadership award at the Bear Awards on Nov. 19, The Washington Free Beacon reports. The awards, named after Jim "Bear" Brady, President Reagan's secretary who was shot during an assassination attempt, will be held at Cipriani on Broadway in New York City with tickets to the event priced at $1,000 each.
  • Blaming Zionist Administrationfor Their Financial Plight CUNY Students to Hold Protest at Hunter Col

    11/11/2015 10:09:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | November 11, 2015 12:04 PM | Ruthie Blum
    Student groups planning a protest on Thursday at Manhattan's Hunter College are using classical antisemitic tropes for advertising. The rally is part of a nationwide campaign called "Million Student March," demanding tuition-free education and the cancellation of student debt. [...]... The Zionist administration invests in Israeli companies, companies that support the Israeli occupation, hosts birthright programs and study abroad programs in occupied Palestine, and reproduces settler-colonial ideology throughout CUNY through Zionist content of education. While CUNY aims to produce the next generation of professional Zionists, SJP [NYC Students for Justice in Palestine] aims to change the university to fight for...
  • 1 dead, 2 hurt in Manhattan street shooting

    11/09/2015 5:17:39 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/9/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Emergency vehicles respond to the scene of a Manhattan shooting. (Credit: Twitter) One man was killed and two others injured during a Monday morning street shooting in the middle of Manhattan commuting time by Penn Station in New York City.
  • Socialists gather in NYC to plot political overhaul (2016 election for revolution)

    11/05/2015 7:35:59 AM PST · by Perseverando · 28 replies
    WND ^ | November 5, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    The Workers World Party is taking to New York City for a two-day conference to show how to spread socialism around the nation and world, and to explain why the time is ripe for such expansion. The event, titled “Putting Socialist Revolution on the Table,” kicks off Saturday at the Shabazz Center, and includes panel discussions on Black Lives Matter, with an emphasis on women and LGBT leadership; how to be a revolutionary; and on dispelling myths about China’s socialism. It also includes the discussion topic “fighting imperialism means building internationalism,” according to an advertisement sent out by the...
  • We Went to Donald Trump's Latest Book Signing and It Was Insane

    11/03/2015 4:43:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Fortune ^ | 11/03/2015 | by Benjamin Snyder
    "Number one, baby," said one supporter. "Donald's the best!" yelled an adoring fan beside me as I pushed my way closer to Donald Trump at his book signing at Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday. Trump was singing copies of his latest book, Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again, which was released today. A Fortune contingent went to check out the event -- along with hundreds of supporters, spectators and media who clamored together in the luxury building to catch a glimpse of The Donald. And, no, we didn't get the Fortune copy signed, sadly. "Look...
  • Nine wounded, two fatally, as hours of violence breaks out between Brooklyn and Queens: cops

    11/01/2015 6:38:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, November 1, 2015, 5:14 PM | Keldy Ortiz
    Nine people were woundedtwo fatallyin seven violent incidents between two boroughs which spanned from Saturday night through Sunday morning, police said. The mayhem started in Queens when two men were shotone fatallyat a house party on 240th St. near 144th Ave. in Rosedale around 8:53 p.m., cops said. The victimsPeyton Manwaring, 19, and a unidentified 18-year-old manwere disputing with someone and the suspect shot them, according to the police. Manwaring was shot once in the stomach, while the other was shot in the gut, arm and leg, cops said. Both were taken to Jamaica Hospital, but Manwaring could not be...
  • New chairman strongly denies St. Pat’s Parade booting AOH, other Irish groups (NYC)

    10/29/2015 8:34:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Irish Central ^ | October 28, 2015 01:03 AM | Debbie McGoldrick
    Dr. John Lahey, the chairman of NYC St. Patricks Day Parade, Inc., the legal corporation responsible for the parade, has forcefully hit back at critics who charge that he and members of the corporations board are attempting to secularize the march and erase the influence of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the parades affiliated organizations. [] Lahey also had a strong message for the AOH and the 170 organizations affiliated with the St. Patricks Day parade: There are no underhanded attempts underway to lessen their influence on the parade in any way, and a campaign by supporters of current...
  • Oldest footage of New York City ever

    10/28/2015 11:33:14 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    youtube ^ | 12/2/14 | Yestervid
    The oldest and most incredible footage of New York City ever, including where the WTC would be built. With added maps carefully researched to show where the camera was. 28 shots of classic footage with a new twist and a new soundtrack.... This collection of footage was taken between 1896 and 1905 and shows various places around New York City, all identifiable by location on a map.
  • New York Police Officer Dies After Being Shot in East Harlem

    10/20/2015 9:34:25 PM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10-21-2015 | ASHLEY SOUTHALL and J. DAVID GOODMAN
    A police officer died after he was shot in the head while chasing a gunman in East Harlem on Tuesday, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said. The officer was shot around 8:30 p.m. near Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive and 120th Street, the police said. He had been responding to an armed robbery in a park when the chase began, police officials said. The officer, identified as Randolph Holder, 33, was taken in critical condition to Harlem Hospital, where he died a few hours later, the police said.