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  • Fire rages after explosion, collapse at East Village apartment building

    03/26/2015 1:52:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | March 26, 2015
    EAST VILLAGE (WABC) -- There was an explosion and collapse at an apartment building in Manhattan Thursday, and a seven-alarm fire raged in the aftermath. CLICK HERE to watch live coverage The blast happened on Second Avenue at the corner of East 7th Street in the East Village around 3:15 p.m....
  • The End Of Starbucks as We Know It?

    03/21/2015 1:15:43 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 60 replies
    Commercial Observer ^ | March 18, 2015 | LAUREN ELKIES SCHRAM
    Starbucks Coffee is getting creamed by New York City rents. The java giant may get priced out of its premier and larger Manhattan locations as some of the company’s earliest stores approach renewal after 15 to 20 years. “It’s likely that it’ll be very difficult to renew a number of those leases,” said retail broker Joanne Podell, a vice chairman at Cushman & Wakefield, who does not represent Starbucks. She noted that the stores with “superb” locations—i.e., on busy streets with well-trafficked storefronts—are expiring and the chain was paying “much, much less per square foot” than today’s rents. The average...
  • Where in the world is Hillary Clinton’s server?

    03/20/2015 4:51:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 3-20-15 | Noah Rothman
    It was less than two weeks ago that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton assured the nation that her “homebrew” email server was safely secure in her home in Chappaqua, New York. She insisted that the hardware was fortified behind a locked door and had a Secret Service detail mentoring it night and day, as though the greatest security threat that system faced was via a physical attack by a team of cartoonish cat burglars. Nevertheless, Clinton insisted that the safeguards around the email system she constructed out of “convenience” were “effective and secure.” She added that “there were no...
  • Charade Dishonors Saint Patrick and Parade

    03/20/2015 6:12:21 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    HLI ^ | 03.17.15 | Fr. Peter West
    In Boston and New York, persons with same-sex inclinations representing gay activist groups are marching openly for the first time in Saint Patrick’s Day parades after years of lobbying and court battles. In Boston, two LGBT groups have been invited to participate in the parade “honoring” Saint Patrick – Out Vets and Boston Pride. In New York, Out@NBC-Universal will be allowed to march in the parade for the first time.These groups reject Catholic teaching on the immorality of homosexual acts and advocate for same-sex “marriage.” The Church is on the defensive, and Church leaders are concerned about appearing intolerant. Of course,...
  • Gotham ‘gun shop’ appears as ruse to preach anti-firearm message (Manhattan NYC)

    03/19/2015 11:23:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 19, 2015 | (With Perry Chiaramonte)
    A “gun shop” that suddenly appeared in the heart of Manhattan last week only to close its doors after two days was actually an elaborate ruse by a pro-gun control group that sought to lure potential customers in order to make their anti-firearms case. States United to Prevent Gun Violence set up the “Guns with History Gun Shop” on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and pretended to offer for sale guns used in high-profile crimes. The phony sales pitches were really part of a “social experiment”—pretexts for telling customers about the dangers of gun proliferation in unconsummated transactions recorded by hidden...
  • Why this Manhattan gun store didn’t actually sell guns

    03/18/2015 1:38:59 PM PDT · by matt04 · 48 replies
    Last week, sandwiched between a row of shops and apartments, you may have noticed that a store hawking firearms miraculously opened for two days on Manhattan’s Lower East Side Had you ventured inside and asked the gruff-sounding owner whether you could take a closer look at, say, a revolver, you probably would have encountered the following sales pitch: “…this revolver, it’s the easiest gun we have to use. It’s our most popular one. It’s a 22-caliber, six-inch revolver,” the clerk begins. “It’s also a gun that a five-year-old found in his parents’ bedroom, went down and shot his nine-month-old baby...
  • It Really Happened! [Catholic Cardinal Archbishop Leads Gay Pride Parade]

    03/17/2015 7:55:37 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 94 replies
    YouTube ^ | 170315 | Church Militant
    Cardinal Dolan Dishonors St. Patrick - Gays March Past Cathedral
  • ‘Taxi Kingpin’ in massive debt thanks to Uber

    03/17/2015 4:51:02 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/17/15 | By Julia Marsh and Danika Fears
    ‘Taxi Kingpin’ in massive debt thanks to Uber The city’s “Taxi Kingpin’’ is having trouble hacking it as he battles mounds of debt — thanks to Uber. Gene Freidman, who owns more than 900 city cab medallions, has been hit so hard by the car-hailing app that he can’t meet his bills — and Citibank is now foreclosing on at least 90 of his medallions to recoup what he owes, court records and sources say. “Gene Freidman’s business model requires him to lease out hundreds of cars every day, and because he can’t find drivers because of Uber, [it] means...
  • IT Expert Says He Traced Hillary’s Email Server To Manhattan Government Building [VIDEO]

    03/11/2015 8:50:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 11, 2015 | Chuck Ross
    Cyber-security expert Vinny Troia told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on Tuesday that he traced the IP address of the server Hillary Clinton used to host the private email account she used as secretary of state to a government building in the heart of New York City. “I did read reports that [the server] was at her house, but when we traced the IP address it came back to the city office here in downtown Manhattan,” Troia told Van Susteren. Troia is CEO of the IT consulting firm Night Lion Security. The exact location of Clinton’s server has been a...
  • Physical security of the Clinton e-mail sever

    03/10/2015 9:00:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 159 replies
    And Still I Persist… ^ | March 10, 2015 | Bruce F. Webster
    I’ve raised in prior posts (here and here) the issue of physical security of the clintonemail.com e-mal server, which is why were it was located and how it was set up matters. Last night, Mitch LaKind — who has experience setting up secure military e-mail servers — wrote me about the detailed issues surrounding Clinton’s approach. I’ll let him speak for himself (emphasis mine, though): As a former contractor to the Air Force, I personally managed the Microsoft Exchange servers that were installed at Thule Air Base. My experience with Microsoft Exchange goes back to 1997, when the earliest versions...
  • The de Blasios are the first family of feminism [Hurl Alert]

    03/11/2015 12:26:01 AM PDT · by Mr_Moonlight · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 10 2015 | Kathleen Culliton
    <p>The de Blasio family is full of feminists, including Hizzoner and son Dante, First Lady Chirlane McCray said on Sunday.</p> <p>McCray, speaking at an event outside the UN for International Women’s Day, called her husband “a true believer when it comes to women having power.</p>
  • American ISIS Member Issues Warning: “We’re in Texas, Ohio, New York City, Washington, D.C.”

    03/09/2015 4:58:21 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 60 replies
    http://controversialtimes.com/ ^ | 3/9/15 | Reagan Wilson
    In the interview, Cornell issued some chilling warnings: “I got orders from the brothers overseas because I’m with the Islamic State. My brothers over there, in Syria and Iraq, gave me specific orders to carry out jihad in the west, so I did so.” “What do I think is coming? Many things. There will be many, many attacks. Like I said, we are ready for the battle over the Capitol.”
  • Welfare rolls increasing, even as economy improves (De Blasio ‘Worst mayor ever!')

    03/08/2015 12:09:43 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/08/15 | Gary Buiso
    **SNIP** “If government dependence on welfare is rising in a good economy, what’s going to happen in a bad economy?” wondered study author Stephen Eide, who said the trend was antithetical to data dating back to around 1960. The surprising uptick, reformers say, is partly by design. De Blasio’s pick to head the $10 billion Human Resources Administration, Steven Banks, is a proponent of loosening welfare restrictions. With Banks at the helm, the HRA launched a series of sweeping changes in its state-approved Biennial Employment Plan, including changing requirements for welfare recipients with kids younger than 4 years old. Recipients...
  • Jet skids off runway at LaGuardia Airport

    03/05/2015 10:36:36 AM PST · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    nypost.com ^ | march 5, 2015 | Philip Messing, Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen, Kirstan Conley, Erin Calabrese, Sophia Rosenbaum and B
    A passenger plane skidded off a snowy runway at LaGuardia Airport​, smashing its nose through a seawall fence​ and breaking off a wing Thursday morning. Everyone on board is “safe” and there were no serious injuries, but some of the 13​5 passengers and five crew members on board suffered “bumps and bruises,” sources said. At about 12:30 p.m., a middle-aged black man who appeared to be in shock was seen getting wheeled on a gurney through Terminal D, where the passengers were being examined and treated. Fuel was leaking from the MD-88 jet and emergency responders were spraying foam to...
  • Delta flight skids off LaGuardia runway

    03/05/2015 9:31:21 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 21 replies
    cnn.com ^ | March 5, 2015 | Greg Botelho
    A Delta airplane slid off a runway late Thursday morning at New York's LaGuardia airport, its nose breaking through a fence before skidding to a halt. Video from CNN affiliate WABC shows people walking off the commercial jetliner and onto snow-covered ground at the airport. Emergency vehicles could be seen then around the MD-88 aircraft, which Delta said had 125 passengers and five crew members aboard. The incident didn't cause any known injuries, according to New York's fire department, which indicated that all passengers were off the aircraft about 30 minutes after it landed. Delta said in a statement that...
  • Mayor to NYC business leaders: Start pay at $13 an hour

    03/05/2015 10:06:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 5, 2015 12:11 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, promoting his message of income equality and empowering the less fortunate, pressed influential New York City business leaders on Thursday to raise their workers’ starting pay to $13 an hour. The liberal mayor made his call in front of a group that broadly supported his predecessor, billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg, and at times had been skeptical of de Blasio’s agenda: a gathering of the well-heeled and powerful known as The Association for a Better New York. “I want to call on you, the business leaders gathered in this room, to do your part,” the mayor, a...
  • Plane skidded off the runway at New York City airport

    03/05/2015 8:33:16 AM PST · by XRdsRev · 21 replies
    WABC Radio
    Just came over the radio. not sure if it was LaGuardia or JFK. Believe the plane was from Atlanta. no reports of injuries
  • Bill De Blasio Time: Murders Up 20% in New York City

    03/05/2015 6:57:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/05/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Kill Stop and Frisk, attack police for doing their jobs and promote the grievances of criminals… and strangely enough more shootings happen. The murder rate in New York City has spiked an alarming 20% in the first two months of the year, prompting NYPD brass to rethink strategy to curb the deadly trend.Since Jan. 1, 54 murders have been recorded in the city, up nine from the same period a year ago, according to the grim stats released Monday.Shootings have also climbed 20% — with 149 so far in 2015 compared with 126 in the first two months of 2014....
  • Family Court Exploited in Immigration Cases in Queens, Insiders Charge (NYC)

    03/04/2015 10:41:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4, New York ^ | Updated at 7:07 PM EST on Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 | Melissa Russo, Evan Stulberger and Fred Mamoun
    A federal law intended to protect abused child victims of sex trafficking is being exploited as a shortcut to legal immigration status, Queens Family Court insiders charge. Court insiders tell the I-Team that over the last year, hundreds of young men from the same part of India are all telling similar stories in order to get special access to green cards. Judges say they have no way of verifying their tales. “In my opinion, the process is faulty,” said Queens Family Court Judge John Hunt. Hunt tells the I-Team it is virtually impossible to verify the facts needed to know...
  • De Blasio: Schools From Now On To Be Closed For ISIS Holidays

    03/04/2015 4:27:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 03/04/2015 | Pat Dollard
    Excerpted from The New York Times: Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday morning that New York public schools will observe two of the most sacred Muslim holy days — Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.“This is a growing community in our city and in our schools and we wanted to recognize that.Mr. de Blasio was surrounded on the podium by dozens of local activists and politicians who had pressed for the change. Carmen Farińa, the schools chancellor, took the podium to say that she hoped the change would lead to increased tolerance and understanding within the school system and...
  • NYC Schools Adding 2 Muslim Holidays to Calendar

    03/04/2015 7:47:33 AM PST · by thefactor · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | Yaron Steinbuch
    New York City schools will add two Muslim holidays to the calendar this year, Mayor de Blasio is announcing Wednesday.“Today we’ll announce the addition of Eid al-Adha & al-Fitr to @NYCSchools holiday schedule, a change that respects the diversity of our city,” Hizzoner tweeted.
  • The Left’s Outrage over Giuliani Rings False

    02/24/2015 11:57:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    NRO - National Review Online ^ | February 24, 2015 | Ross Kaminsky
    Does anybody really buy the Left’s faux outrage over former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani’s opinion, offered at a private event for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker last Wednesday, that President Obama does not love America? After all, it’s a matter of orthodoxy on the right that Barack Obama’s opinion of America ranges from mild disapproval to outright hatred. In my own estimation, it is somewhere between. A thought experiment for you: How do you think a spouse, a friend, or a colleague would react if you suggested — in your nicest voice — “I think you’re wonderful, but I...
  • NYC Cabbie Tells Jewish Passenger 'All Jews Must Die'

    02/24/2015 2:45:11 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies
    inn ^ | 2/24/15 | Tova Dvorin
    Another anti-Semitic cab driver has been unearthed in the Big Apple, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday, after one cabbie told a 51 year-old Jewish woman that "all Jews must die." On Sunday morning, Jewish news columnist Baila Sebrow hailed a cab from Manhattan's Carlton Hotel - but when she entered the cab, she was instantly asked whether she was Jewish. After answering in the affirmative, Sebrow was told that "all Jews must die," and the driver then began driving "really fast" - so much so that she was afraid he would total the car, she stated. Sebrow, terrified,...
  • JFK Airport officials filter fecal matter in search for drugs

    02/23/2015 6:52:49 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The federal government is looking for doctors to help monitor suspected smugglers’ bowel movements at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, in a solicitation that sounds like it could be something out of the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” program. In reality it’s all a very sanitary process and even includes a special high-tech toilet to recover the drugs or other contraband from the other waste passing from the suspected smuggler’s system. But the details, described in a new solicitation for doctors to assist U.S. Customs and Border Protection, underscore the efforts smugglers will go to in trying to...
  • Ex-suburban New York police officer, 2 daughters found dead

    02/22/2015 9:56:22 AM PST · by Java4Jay · 2 replies
    Police in the village of Harrison have provided no details about Saturday's deaths of 52-year-old Glen Hochman and his two daughters yet all the news stories state the cop/dad did it. I'm very suspicious.
  • VETS DRIVE YELLOW NYC

    02/21/2015 10:55:51 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 8 replies
    Vets Drive Yellow NYC ^ | 2/21/2015 | VetsDriveYellowNYC
    VETS DRIVE YELLOW IS A COALITION OF NYC TAXI GARAGE OWNERS WHO ARE LOOKING TO HIRE VETS TO DRIVE YELLOW CABS IN NEW YORK CITY. AS MANY VETERANS RETURN HOME AND DISCHARGE FROM THE MILITARY, OR ARE LOOKING TO MAKE SOME EXTRA MONEY WHILE ACTIVE OR ON RESERVES, GARAGE OWNERS ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING NEW DRIVERS. MANY PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHERE TO BEGIN. WE ARE HERE TO HELP! VETS DRIVE YELLOW NYC WILL PROVIDE VETERANS ACCESS TO AFFILIATED GARAGES IN THE FIVE BOROUGHS. THESE GARAGES WILL NOT ONLY GUIDE YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS OF OBTAINING A HACK LICENSE, BUT THEY WILL...
  • Men catch kids dropped from burning building, saving them [Brooklyn: Urban heroes]

    02/17/2015 11:13:18 AM PST · by Colofornian · 32 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | Feb. 16, 2015 | Gabrielle Fonrouge and Matt McNulty
    Two men saved a little boy and his teen sister from a Brooklyn blaze on Monday, scaling scaffolding at a burning apartment building and catching the children as they were dropped from a window by their mother. Davon Flunory, 20, and his friend Kevin Ravenell, 27, leaped into action after spotting Cipriani Lundy and her kids, 4-year-old Julian and 15-year-old Imani, screaming for help in the window of their smoke-filled third-floor apartment in the Eleanor Roosevelt Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant. “My first instinct is to call the Fire Department,” recalled Flunory, who was visiting a relative in the building when the...
  • Second Public School in the U.S. Goes Vegetarian (Peck Slip School, Manhattan NY)

    02/17/2015 7:11:09 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Ecorazzi ^ | February 12, 2015 | Natalia Lima
    Following the footsteps of a public elementary school in Flushing, Queens, another public school in New York City has decided to go vegetarian. The Peck Slip School in lower Manhattan announced Monday that it will only be serving students plant-based meals due to its benefits not only for the kids but the planet as well, becoming the second non-charter public school in the U.S. to do so. […] The implementation of the vegetarian menu was done with the help of the Coalition for Healthy School Food, a non profit dedicated to getting whole foods into schools across the New York...
  • SNL40 4-decade special: Seems good so far.

    02/15/2015 4:23:50 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 87 replies
    NBC ^ | 2/15/2015 | (just tuning in)
    Alright it appears this is the 40-year review of SNL. The actual review begins in a bit over a half an hour, but there is a lead-in one-hour segment which is going on now. I've already seen Sarah Palin interviewed, and her nemesis Tina Fey as well. Eddie Murphy seems to have a knock-out main squeeze, when he was just interviewed.
  • It's Too Cold To Murder Anybody In NYC

    02/13/2015 12:15:15 PM PST · by Daffynition · 27 replies
    The Gothamist ^ | Feb. 13, 2015 | John Del Signore
    They say correlation does not imply causation, but everyone knows that maxim does not apply to the Internet, where we can safely assume all sorts of things, like how this frigid weather is responsible for a surprising lack of homicides in NYC. The NYPD says the city is currently enjoying its longest murder-free stretch in recent history—probably because it's so damn cold that murderers aren't about to do their intended victims any favors. Why not let them suffer through this nasty weather and then resume killing once it's nice out again? It's been 11 days without a homicide in NYC,...
  • Bob Simon‘s driver had ‘dead’ arm, 9 license suspensions

    02/13/2015 5:38:54 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/13/15 | By Larry Celona, Georgett Roberts and Jamie Schram
    Bob Simon‘s driver had ‘dead’ arm, 9 license suspensions CBS newsman Bob Simon’s black-car driver was a rookie with nine license suspensions who is suspected of speeding during the fatal crash — and had just one hand on the wheel because he had a “dead” left arm from a suicide attempt, sources said Thursday. Investigators believe Abdul Reshad Fedahi, a 44-year-old Afghan immigrant who lives in a homeless shelter, mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brake after sideswiping a car on the West Side Highway at about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, law-enforcement sources said. “He hit the gas pedal instead...
  • Pictured: Cab driver who had his license suspended nine times before he crashed and killed Bob Simon

    02/12/2015 2:12:34 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2015 | Louise Boyle
    The cab driver in the crash which killed veteran CBS correspondent Bob Simon had his license suspended at least half a dozen times prior to the fatal accident, according to police sources. Reshad Abdul Fedahi, from Queens, New York, also had two previous traffic convictions, NBC reported. The license suspensions had been cleared up, authorities also said, and Mr Fedahi, 44, was driving on a probationary license. Daily Mail Online was awaiting a comment from the Taxi and Limousine Commission on the driver's previous suspensions but the agency earlier confirmed that Fedahi’s probationary license had been suspended pending the outcome...
  • 7 dead after Metro-North train collides with car

    02/03/2015 6:23:26 PM PST · by whatexit · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/03/2015 | Rebecca Harshbarger, Kirstan Conley, Larry Celona
    At least seven people were killed and 9 injured after a car collided with a Metro-North train in Westchester on Tuesday night, according to law enforcement sources. The vehicle and the front of the Harlem line train to burst into flames killing one in the car and six on the train, sources said. One of the injured was listed in very serious condition, sources said. The northbound train left Grand Central Station at 5:45 p.m., during peak commuter hours, when it struck the car, which was on the train tracks, an hour later in Valhalla, according to officials. Authorities say...
  • The Snow Beat the Snow-Deniers

    02/03/2015 9:45:09 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 10 replies
    Sultan Knish Blogspot ^ | February 3, 2015 | Dan Greenfield
    Last year, the New York Times predicted the end of snow. This week, its employees had trouble getting to work because of a travel ban caused by the blizzard. And those New Yorkers still subscribing to the print edition of the Old Gray Lady of Eight Avenue were even more out of luck. Snow wasn’t over, but the New York Times was. A few days after the New York Times forecast a snowless future in 2014, a major snowstorm (which didn’t read the paper and wasn’t aware of the 97% scientific consensus) hit shutting down airports, causing major accidents and...
  • “A Reader at Home in Middle-Earth” [FReeper poem in the NYT]

    02/01/2015 2:24:26 PM PST · by Silly · 22 replies
    The New York Times (Metropolitan Diary) ^ | January 21, 2015 | Paul Klenk
    Dear Diary: Some people look like their dogs; some like their spouses. You see they belong together, and you smile. This subway rider looked like, and belonged to, his thick book. Ginger hair, pulled back in a tail away from his ruddy baby face, matching his scruffy beard. Youthful and burly, rustic and earthy, dressed for the outdoors in a jacket and a pale red flannel shirt. Not yet spoiled by city life, innocent, unadventured, but poised to begin, clutching his treasured story in readiness. What was that book to him? Fiction? History? Autobiography? No clue from his silent eyes,...
  • Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’

    01/27/2015 6:58:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 84 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 1-27-2014 | Jillian Jorgensen
    Bill de Blasio on Blizzard Bust: ‘Better Safe Than Sorry’ By Jillian Jorgensen | 01/27/15 8:29am After a much-hyped blizzard-that-wasn’t, Mayor Bill de Blasio said this morning that he was glad the city had prepared for a worse storm and that New York would be getting back to normal quickly. “We thought we were going to get something much bigger,” Mr. de Blasio told CNN “New Day” anchor Chris Cuomo (who happens to be the brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo). Forecasts of two or even three feet of snow led Mr. de Blasio and Mr. Cuomo to essentially shut the...
  • NYC may yank terrorism report to appease mosque ‘spying’ critics

    01/27/2015 12:07:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 18, 2015 | 6:33am | Susan Edelman
    In top-secret talks to settle federal lawsuits against the NYPD for monitoring mosques, the city is weighing a demand that it scrub from its Web site a report on Islamic terrorists, The Post has learned. The groundbreaking, 92-page report, titled “Radicalization in the West: The Homegrown Threat,” angers critics who say it promotes “religious profiling” and discrimination against Muslims. But law-enforcement sources say removing the report now would come at the worst time—after mounting terror attacks by Islamic extremists in Paris, Boston, Sydney and Ottawa. …
  • Man shoots self outside News Corp building in NYC

    01/26/2015 8:12:10 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 1/26/2015 | Yaron Steinbuch, Dana Sauchelli and Chris Perez
    A man protesting Fox News shot himself in the chest and was critically injured Monday outside of the News Corp. building in midtown, authorities and sources said. The man, who was not identified, was found just before 9 a.m. sitting slumped outside of the building on Sixth Avenue and West 47th Street, cops and witnesses said. Police at the scene said that the man apparently shot himself with a small-caliber pistol, which was found on the ground next to him. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition, cops said. Prior to the shooting, the man was heard protesting...
  • Huge storm to dump over 2 feet of snow on NYC (Global Warming Alert)

    01/25/2015 1:37:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 239 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jan 25, 2015 | C.J. Sullivan and David K. LiJanuary
    A double dose of snow makes its way toward NYC Driver miraculously survives pileup between two big rigs Motorists angry over alternative-side parking rules during snowfall New York braced for one of the biggest blizzards in “the city’s history,” with over 24 inches of snow expected to blanket Gotham on Monday and Tuesday, authorities said. “We are facing one of the largest storms in the city’s history,” Mayor de Blasio said. “This could be a storm…the likes of which we have never seen before.” Snow is expected to begin falling just before sunrise on Monday before the serious blizzard kicks...
  • Architects Pose With The Original Model of the World Trade Center

    01/25/2015 11:34:15 AM PST · by lbryce · 48 replies
    Google Plus ^ | January 24, 2015 | Staff
    Everyone should respond thee way they feel. IMHO this may not be the best time to post, discuss what's on your mind. My reaction to seeing it was to just look at it, ponder the terrible, unbelievable irony, tragedy of what the future, fate had in store for all those involved and beyond.
  • Bill would require doctor at NYC youth tackle football games

    01/23/2015 12:30:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 3:04 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    All youth football games would be required to have a doctor present to monitor possible concussions as part of legislation considered Friday by the New York City Council. The hearing focused on the safety of young players who are even more vulnerable to brain injuries than their counterparts in high school, college and professional leagues. “It’s too common that kids are taught that getting your bell rung is OK and you need to play through it,” said Councilman Corey Johnson, a Democrat from Manhattan. “Repeated concussions can cause lifelong health injuries especially when the brain does not have time to...
  • (New York) Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's firm gets cut of 9/11-suit payouts

    08/22/2010 1:30:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 22, 2010 | JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN and SUSAN EDELMAN
    Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has spun the 9/11 lawsuits into gold. Ground Zero workers are on the hook to pay steep interest on money their lawyers borrowed from a group of investors that include Silver and his law partners, The Post has learned. Silver's partners at the Weitz & Luxenberg law firm are top board members of a business that quietly loaned money at 18 percent a year to the law firm representing some 9,800 Ground Zero workers with toxic-illness suits against the city. Silver personally invested an undisclosed sum -- but at least $50,000 -- in Counsel Financial Services,...
  • Nearly 140 NYC welfare workers forced out for crime, misconduct

    01/19/2015 2:09:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 19, 2015 | Josh Saul
    Social worker Tara Tisdale, who allegedly sold her clients' private information, was one of those fired from the Human Resources Administration. Call them anti-social workers. Nearly 140 employees from the city Human Resources Administration — the city’s welfare agency — have been axed or forced to resign over the last six years for crimes and misconduct, including an agent charged with keeping food stamps for herself and another who allegedly paid a client to tend to his ferret, according to new data obtained by The Post. The accused cheats included Shamalah Millington, 34, who allegedly concealed her husband’s income to...
  • 50,000 Wall Street jobs cut [There’s blood on the Street]

    01/19/2015 6:15:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | 01/19/2015 | By John Aidan Byrne
    There’s blood on the Street. In a wild swing of the ax that has shocked many pundits, Wall Street’s biggest banks have slashed nearly 50,000 jobs, and bonuses and expense money are being cut as profit opportunities dry up. And there’s no easy way out, analysts say, because the Fed’s quantitative easing that once rescued the financial system with trillions of cheap dollars is — at least for now — history. But while some analysts were unnerved by the carnage announced by banks last week during their earnings calls, the warning signs were there before — from lower trading and...
  • New York’s Anti-Manspreading Campaign Cost $76,707

    01/16/2015 4:06:51 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 16, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The advertising campaign in New York telling men to stop “manspreading” has cost the city’s taxpayers more than $76,000.“Dude…Stop the Spread, Please” was the biggest takeaway from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) new campaign announced last month, instructing riders on proper subway etiquette. “Manspreading” is when a man keeps his legs apart while sitting.Invoices obtained by the Washington Free Beacon from the MTA through a Freedom of Information Law request reveal that the campaign has cost $76,707.70.The MTA hired Edison Lithograph and Printing Corp. to print thousands of posters and placards, which will appear in 2,600 subway cars. The company...
  • NYC Bomber May Have Learned How To Bypass Detection From Leaks To The MSM

    05/07/2010 12:43:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies · 586+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-07-10 | Curt
    Are the NYT's and James Risen at fault here? Investigators of the failed car bombing in Times Square are looking for a money courier they say helped funnel cash from overseas to finance a Pakistani-American's preparations to blow up the crude gasoline-and-propane bomb in the heart of New York, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press. Investigators have the name of the courier they believe helped Faisal Shahzad pay for the used SUV and other materials to rig up a car bomb that would have caused a huge fireball in Times Square if it had gone off, the official...
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    01/15/2015 8:35:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
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  • [Quinnipiac U] Poll: New Yorkers don’t approve of police rebuffing mayor

    01/15/2015 6:08:51 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 15, 2015 5:59 PM EST | Colleen Long
    Most New Yorkers didn’t approve of police officers turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio at the funerals of two officers shot to death in their patrol car, or of the comment by a union leader that the mayor had “blood on his hands,” according to a poll released Thursday. The Quinnipiac University poll found that 69 percent disapproved of the silent protest among police at the funerals of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and 77 percent considered union leader Patrick Lynch’s comment “too extreme.” …
  • Delta Flight Returns to JFK in Security Scare

    07/12/2012 7:56:51 PM PDT · by kristinn · 9 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Jonathan Dienst
    A Delta flight that was headed to Spain from Kennedy Airport turned around in the air and made an emergency landing after some cut wires were discovered in the plane's bathroom, sources said. Delta Flight 126 took off for Madrid at about 8:10 p.m. When an air marshal on board was alerted to some cut wires in a lavatory on the plane, officials decided to bring the plane back to Kennedy.
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    NBC News ^ | 1-13-2015 | NBC News
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