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  • DA who dropped Weinstein case rethinking campaign donations [Cyrus Vance]

    10/17/2017 8:50:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 17, 2017 3:43 PM EDT | Jake Pearson
    The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he will stop taking campaign contributions pending a review by an outside ethics group. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has come under fire for accepting thousands of dollars from a lawyer who represented the Hollywood mogul. […] An Associated Press review of Vance’s most generous givers shows the prosecutor has taken money from lawyers defending people his office has charged. …
  • For First Time, Yellow Cabs Take Back Seat To Ride Service Vehicles

    10/16/2017 9:21:00 AM PDT · by slimjim12 · 17 replies
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Peter Haskell
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — For the first time ever, more New Yorkers are using ride service vehicles like Uber than the city’s famed yellow cabs. The New York Times crunched the numbers provided by Uber and found people took an average of 289,000 Uber rides every day in July compared with 277,000 taxi trips.
  • Shrinks take to streets to demand ‘narcissistic’ Trump’s ouster

    10/15/2017 6:30:56 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/14/17 | Amy Russo and Mary Kay Linge
    They’re not nuts about Trump. Some 125 psychologists and other mental health professionals marched along lower Broadway Saturday to demand that President Trump be thrown out of office, based on a constitutional clause allowing presidents to be ousted when their cabinets decide they are ” unable to discharge the powers and duties” of their job.
  • Charter Schools Help NYC

    10/13/2017 7:52:17 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 13, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The evidence piles up that in our largest city, charter schools can help the poor, even while the city's traditional public schools continue to pile up an abysmal record. Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes found that in New York City public schools: • "The new results for charter students represent an increase of 22 days of learning in reading compared to their results four years ago. Results for math have remained the same. • "For Black and Hispanic students, the analysis indicates a significant academic advantage from charter school enrollment. • "Hispanic charter school students perform at...
  • Latest Project Veritas Video Is Out!

    10/10/2017 8:05:06 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 40 replies
    Project Veritas EMail ^ | 10/10/2017 | Video Link
    Here it is!
  • It's a New York thing! SNL creator Michaels: show gave Weinstein a pass because he's from his city..

    10/09/2017 4:21:18 AM PDT · by drpix · 34 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/8/17 | Emily Crane and Chris Spargo
    ...(But so is Trump) • Lorne Michaels was filmed leaving SNL's after-party in New York at about 4am • When he was asked why the show avoided the Weinstein controversy, he smiled and responded: 'It's a New York thing' • An audience member has since revealed the cast did try out a Weinstein joke during a dress rehearsal but it was cut before it went to air • The joke apparently got a big reaction from the audience • SNL regularly pokes fun of President Donald Trump who hails from New York
  • Bill de Blasio Booed At NYC Columbus Day Parade

    10/09/2017 11:59:09 AM PDT · by Hadean · 30 replies
    Patch.com ^ | Oct. 09, 2017 | Noah Manskar
    The rain-soaked crowd demanded that the city's statue of Christopher Columbus stay put. MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — It rained on Bill de Blasio's parade Monday — in more ways than one. Crowds along Fifth Avenue showered the mayor with boos during the rain-soaked Columbus Day parade, demanding that the city not touch the landmark statue of the holiday's namesake at Columbus Circle. De Blasio, a Democrat, has offered repeated assurances that the statue isn't going anywhere for now. A commission he appointed is reviewing the monument and others around the city that could be removed because they're symbols of oppression....
  • "Next 9/11" Terrorist Plot Foiled: “NY must fall,” said Muslim terrorists

    10/09/2017 8:47:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 10/09/2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Unlike Las Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock, three Islamic terrorists made their motives abundantly clear. “A trio of maniacal terrorists targeted women and children — hoping to make ‘an ocean out of their blood’ — in a failed attack they dreamed would be on par with 9/11,” wrote Denis Slattery Victoria Bekiempis and Graham Rayman in the New York Daily News. The October 6 article, headlined “Terrorist plot targeting NYC concerts, subways and landmarks foiled by investigators,” identified the trio as Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Canadian; U.S. citizen Tala Haroon, who lives in Pakistan; and Russell Salic, 37...
  • Fire Erupts on Roof of Federal Reserve Building in Manhattan: FDNY

    10/08/2017 6:39:54 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 10-8-17 | NBC New York
    Dozens of firefighters were fighting a blaze on top of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Saturday night, officials say. The fire broke out sometime before 8:40 p.m. on the roof of the 14-story building at 33 Liberty St. in Lower Manhattan. Video shows numerous fire trucks and firefighters at the scene around 9 p.m. The FDNY said a generator on the roof of the building caused the fire in a chimney.
  • Harvey Weinstein Hosts Hollywood Stars for Hillary Clinton Fundraiser [JUNE 2016]

    10/08/2017 1:36:56 AM PDT · by Enchante · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 20, 2016 | Brett Schur
    Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein will be hosting a star-studded fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on Monday night in New York City. The Democratic donor, who owns the Hamptons house next door to the $50,000-a-week vacation home the Clintons rented last summer, has already maxed out to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and contributed up to $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation. His latest favor for his Hamptons pal will be hosting the likes of Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick, and climate change hero Leonardo DiCaprio at his Manhattan home for a fundraiser benefitting the Hillary Victory Fund, according to the...
  • BRIDAL FALL 2018 - Marchesa [HUMOR: Weinstein's Wife Launches New Bridal Collection]

    10/07/2017 10:54:16 PM PDT · by Enchante · 21 replies
    VOGUE ^ | October 6, 2017 | Emily Farra
    Bridal week is just getting started, but a big theme has already emerged: non-wedding dresses. By that, we don’t mean dresses that aren’t “bridal,” nor dresses in crazy colors; rather, designers are considering what a bride might wear to her pre-wedding party, post-wedding brunch, and myriad other wedding-related events, in addition to the ceremony and reception. Any girl who spent the summer crisscrossing the globe for destination weddings can attest that those brides need way more than one look; the current vogue, if you’re lucky, is to wear a range of chic white outfits leading up to the big day....
  • Cops backing off busts in South Bronx to avoid lawsuits

    10/02/2017 3:35:38 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 42 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 1, 2017 | Shawn Cohen and Bruce Golding
    Cops in some crime-ridden South Bronx neighborhoods have all but abandoned aggressive or intuitive policing — to avoid getting sued or otherwise derailing their careers, officers admitted to The Post. It also comes against the backdrop of a nationwide outcry against aggressive policing. Scores of NFL players have being kneeling during the national anthem at games to protest police brutality. Several precinct patrol officers recalled incidents in which they didn’t bust suspected drug dealers who were taunting them while recording with cellphone cameras. In one case, a cop said, neighbors were “leaning out their windows, shouting at us to go...
  • The Fall and the Rise of New York City’s Times Square

    09/30/2017 8:50:52 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 21 replies
    Real Clear Life ^ | 09/15/2017 | Sean Cunningham
    “In 1971, the year that we set the beginning of The Deuce, I was 11 years old,” co-creator David Simon recalled. At 17, he spent the summer in New York while working at an uncle’s warehouse: “I can tell you that, while the city felt electric and volatile and amazing and, from its debauchery to its culture, it felt like an incredible place, it was also dangerous as hell.”
  • Kaepernick donates $25,000 to group honoring convicted cop-killer

    09/29/2017 5:53:14 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 65 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 September 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Colin Kaepernick started out taking a knee during the national anthem to protest police brutality, but his activism has since expanded to encompass a wide range of leftist causes, including a group named after a convicted cop-killer. The Colin Kaepernick Foundation donated in April $25,000 to Assata’s Daughters, a Chicago “direct action” resistance organization honoring Assata Shakur, who escaped prison and fled to Cuba after being found guilty in the 1973 murder of Officer Werner Foerster. The grant includes $2,500 for CopWatch, a program that trains volunteers to follow and video police, and $15,000 for teen training, part of the...
  • Army Blackhawk Collides With Drone Over NYC

    09/29/2017 3:28:42 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | 9/27/17 | Tim Wright
    The first confirmed mid-air collision involving a U.S. drone. Helicopter pilots flying over cities have to be extra cautious, as the pilot of this UH-60 (photographed over New York in 2014) undoubtedly was. (Maine Army National Guard) History was made and prophecies fulfilled last week when a quadcopter collided with a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter over Staten Island in New York. According to the FAA, the event represents the first confirmed inflight collision between a drone and a piloted aircraft in the United States, although there have been other unconfirmed reports. The Black Hawk, which carried a crew of four,...
  • Solar Installer Level Solar sneaks away in the dead of night..

    09/26/2017 5:43:23 PM PDT · by Shady · 17 replies
    Newsday ^ | 9/25/17 | Mark Harrington
    A big player in the solar-energy installation market has closed, according to PSEG Long Island and several former employees. Level Solar, which operated offices in Hicksville and Ronkonkoma, terminated employees Tuesday, according to a copy of a note sent to one of the employees. The company’s website has been suspended, and calls to the company’s Long Island and Manhattan offices were not answered. In 2015, the company reached an agreement to borrow up to $25 million from the state’s Green Bank program.
  • Teen who punched principal in face gets sweet deal from judge

    09/23/2017 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 95 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/22/2017 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A hot-headed teen got a slap on the wrist Friday for slugging a Manhattan principal who told him to turn down his music. Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson granted Luis Penzo, 19, youthful offender status and sentenced him to a conditional discharge — as long as he stays out of trouble for three years he’ll dodge prison and a criminal record. “You made us very proud,” the judge said of the surly teen’s compliance with a family therapy program. Penzo, who sauntered into Manhattan Supreme Court Friday wearing a white T-shirt and red gym shorts, offered no apology.
  • New York's LaGuardia 'wins' title of the worst airport in the United States, according to a new…

    09/22/2017 11:02:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 15:05 EDT, 22 September 2017 | Abigail Miller
    New York City’s LaGuardia Airport has been ranked the worst large airport in the United States, according to a new survey. The notoriously unpopular facility, which is located in Queens, came in last among 21 airports in its category. Even more surprising is that LaGuardia came in last despite this year having an all-time high traveler satisfaction rating. The ranking was conducted by JD Power and asked about customer experiences. New York’s other major airport also scored noticeably low — it was ranked fourth worst among the country’s mega airports. Among those that also received a poor score were Newark...
  • Democrat Marxist Congressmen Arrested Outside Trump Tower For Protesting DACA (disorderly conduct)

    09/20/2017 8:14:44 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Noisy Room Blog ^ | September 19, 2017 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) were arrested today sitting in the street outside of Trump Tower in Manhattan. Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) was also taken into custody. All three are die-hard Marxists and as racist as they come. They were busted for civil disobedience.Why would communist Democratic Congressmen make fools of themselves like this? Because of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals that was brought into being unconstitutionally by Barack Obama. Which is just hysterical because as far as I can tell and as much as I hate to say it, it looks like President Trump is...
  • The Big Remedial Apple

    09/18/2017 10:36:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 18, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    New Yorkers like to think they are more sophisticated than us common folk. Perhaps they define sophistication as a big expensive ineffective school system. “City high-school grads pay at least $63 million a year for remedial classes, thanks to a school system that hands them worthless diplomas,” The New York Post claims.