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  • Lincoln Center Turns Away Woman Wearing Anti-Trump Sign

    02/23/2017 5:15:47 AM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | Colin Moynihan
    Jenny Heinz, a longtime Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic subscriber, calculates that over the past 60 years, she has been to hundreds of performances at Lincoln Center. But when she showed up this month at David Geffen Hall to see the Budapest Festival Orchestra, she was barred from attending when she refused to remove an 8-by-11-inch sign affixed to the back of her jacket. It read: “NO! In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America.” Ms. Heinz, 72, said she had been wearing the sign since she attended a protest outside Trump Tower in November....
  • Al-Qaeda Claims U.S. Killed 'Blind Sheikh' in Prison, Calls for 'Violent Revenge'

    02/22/2017 5:46:45 PM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 22, 2017 | Bridget Johnson
    Al-Qaeda accused the United States of withholding necessary medication from "Blind Sheikh" Omar Abdel-Rahman, the mastermind of the deadly 1993 World Trade Center bombing who died behind bars Saturday. They also released a final statement from the sheikh complaining of strip searches that explored his private parts "front and back," claiming that he could be poisoned behind bars and calling for "the most powerful and violent revenge" in the event of his demise. Abdel-Rahman, 78, was serving a life sentence at the Federal Medical Center, Butner, in North Carolina. He had been blinded at a young age by diabetes, and...
  • Russia's UN ambassador Vitaly Churkin dies at work

    02/20/2017 11:14:17 AM PST · by Enchante · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 02/20/2017 | BBC Staff
    Russia's ambassador to the United Nations has died. Vitaly Churkin, who would have celebrated his 65th birthday on Tuesday, died suddenly while at work in New York on Monday, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement. The cause of the veteran diplomat's death is unclear.
  • Loud Muslim Call To Prayer In Times Square As Muslims Protest Trump, Shout ‘Allahu Akbar!’

    02/20/2017 5:30:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 61 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Feb 19th, 2017 | Cristina Laila
    Muslims and Muslim sympathizers protested Donald Trump today in New York’s Times Square. Chelsea Clinton boasted about being there with her daughter, Charlotte. Hamas darling, Linda Sarsour was also there spreading hysteria and propaganda about President Donald Trump. In Sarsour’s speech, she reminded people about the executive order that Democratic President FDR passed which put Japanese Americans in internment camps implying that Muslims and minorities could possibly suffer the same fate under a Trump presidency. There was also a loud Arab call to prayer during this protest in NYC. In an Islamic call to prayer (adhan), the Muslim is shouting...
  • NYC shut down a Chick-fil-A and people lost their minds

    02/15/2017 7:44:36 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 15, 2017 | By Elizabeth Rosner, Rich Calder and Chris Perez
    <p>The Health Department shut down one of the Chick-fil-A’s in Midtown on Wednesday due to a permitting issue — and hungry New Yorkers were devastated.</p> <p>“What the f–k?!,” fumed a passerby who attempted to enter the location at 46th Street and Sixth Avenue, only to be stopped by a pair of signs, saying it was closed.</p>
  • Purge outdated voter rolls? NYC tried it, with bad results

    02/14/2017 6:13:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 60 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 14, 2017 8:56 AM EST | Steve Peoples
    Whether or not you believe that voting fraud is a problem in the U.S., one thing is certain: Tidying up outdated voter rolls is sometimes easier said than done. Just ask election officials in the nation’s largest city. After an independent review found that New York City’s voting lists contained people who were dead or in prison, elections officials began an aggressive purge in 2014 and 2015 that eliminated more than 200,000 supposedly invalid registrations. The result? A record number of complaints during the 2016 presidential primary from legal voters who turned up to cast a ballot, but found that...
  • BREAKING: Anti-Trump President Of NYC Metropolitan GOP Club Broke FEC Laws To Donate To (Schumer)

    02/13/2017 6:02:31 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 25 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | 2/9/17
    Deborah Coughlin, the president of New York City’s elite Metropolitan Republican Club that recently wrongly and forcibly removed all Trump supporters from its board, broke federal campaign finance laws in order to donate thousands of dollars to Democratic New York Senator Chuck Schumer in 2003. Schumer has been one of the most anti-Trump Senators since President Donald J. Trump took office in January. In a story that GotNews broke and that the New York Post has now picked up, a deeper dive into the financials surrounding the scandal-plagued board of New York City’s Metropolitan Republican Club has produced more troubling...
  • (NYC)

    02/12/2017 8:34:46 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 15 replies
    Gothamist.com ^ | BY EMMA WHITFORD IN NEWS ON FEB 10, 2017 12:00 PM
    (Snip)in a possible effort to chip away at this number, the New York Times reports that all five borough district attorneys are considering striking thousands of open warrants from the record. The group has reportedly agreed to purge 200,000 warrants that were issued at least 20 years ago, while Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez and Bronx DA Darcel Clark push for a larger purge: all 800,000 warrants written 10 or more years ago.New York immigration attorneys and advocates say these warrants are increasingly dangerous for non-citizens, as one of President Donald Trump's sweeping executive orders targets any non-citizen with an...
  • Two men plead guilty after accusations to set off pressure-cooker bomb in New York City

    02/11/2017 5:22:06 PM PST · by grundle · 43 replies
    kfor.com ^ | Feruary 11, 2017 | Katrina Butcher
    <p>NEW YORK – Two New York residents accused of conspiring to support ISIS and plotting to set off a pressure-cooker bomb in the city have pleaded guilty to all charges against them, federal prosecutors and New York City officials said.</p>
  • Principal says Trump presidency is ‘more troubling’ than 9/11

    02/11/2017 1:02:43 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Elizabeth Rosner and Selim Algar
    The principal at a progressive Manhattan private school told parents in an email last week that the Trump presidency was more troubling than Vietnam, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the September 11 attacks and Watergate, The Post has learned. Steve Nelson’s scorching missive managed to roil several parents at the $46,000 per year Calhoun School – no small feat considering the Upper West Side bastion’s blaring liberal bent.
  • Principal Says Trump is Worse than 9-11 Terrorist Attacks

    02/11/2017 6:20:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The principal of a fancy New York City private school says the election of President Trump is worse than the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.Steve Nelson, principal of The Calhoun School, fired off a hate-filled email to parents blasting the president. He also said Trump's election would be more devastating than Vietnam, Watergate and the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Junior.Click here to get your copy of Todd’s new book – “The Deplorables’ Guide to Making America Great Again!” Liberals say it is truly deplorable!“I walked the complex inner-city streets of Cleveland during the racial unrest of the...
  • It's another catastrophic snowstorm in the Northeast everybody. Winter Storm Niko is the name.

    02/09/2017 9:51:22 AM PST · by SamAdams76 · 125 replies
    It's snowing here in Connecticut. I did not have to show at my New York City job because apparently I am "non-essential." So I'm doing conference calls from home and I'm very quickly responding to emails in order to prove that I am always available, even in the face of a historic blizzard, of the type that we have not seen in these parts since the Obama Administration. The wife has on the television the obligatory "wall-to-wall" coverage that the local stations always subject us to during these "very dangerous" weather events. Scrolling along the bottom of the screen are...
  • Nearly 1 in 5 immigrants in US illegally in NYC, LA areas

    02/09/2017 9:45:13 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2017 12:29 PM EST
    A report shows nearly one in five immigrants in the U.S. illegally live in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. The report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center estimates more than 2 million immigrants in the country illegally lived in the two areas in 2014. Pew says the country has about 11.1 million immigrants who do not have legal status. …
  • Cops suspect jogger’s killing may have been racially motivated

    02/08/2017 7:13:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    The confessed killer of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano told detectives he hated the victim’s predominantly white neighborhood of Howard Beach, leading cops to believe race played a role in the murder, sources told The Post. “I don’t like those people over there,” said Chanel Lewis, 20, who is black and split time between homes in the largely impoverished neighborhoods of East New York and Brownsville, according to sources. Lewis made the statement to a black detective when asked why he killed Vetrano, who was found strangled in Spring Creek Park. His comment caused cops to believe race was a factor...
  • FBI Insider- 70 Arrest Warrants to Be Issued, 30 Politicans, 40 Individuals in DC, NYC VA

    02/07/2017 7:57:37 PM PST · by drewh · 149 replies
    Maine Republic Email Alert ^ | feb 7 2017 | user : random rants of ryan
    after Sessions is sworn in...
  • The biggest potheads aren't who you'd guess

    02/07/2017 9:17:47 AM PST · by HLPhat · 94 replies
    NYPost ^ | February 7, 2017 | Gabrielle Fonrouge
    They are the city’s new pot-smoking professionals — ganja-puffing teachers... ...A Brooklyn teacher told The Post that it’s a good thing city education officials don’t randomly test school workers for the drug. “If they did . . . they’d probably have to fire about 85 percent of their staff,” she said. Today’s pot puffers say they’re no head cases...
  • De Blasio’s Staff Afraid They Might Be ‘Sacrificed’ to Prosecutors in Probe

    02/06/2017 12:18:24 PM PST · by ColdOne · 36 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/6/17 | Jack Heretik
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's staffers are afraid that he will "sacrifice" one or more of them to federal prosecutors investigating potential corruption at City Hall. A source in City Hall told the New York Post on Monday of the anxiety being experienced by aides who fear de Blasio will throw one of them under the bus over allegations that he and his office gave illegal favors to the mayor's campaign donors from 2013. De Blasio is expected to meet with Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in the next few days. "Folks in the mayor's office are very...
  • Jogger suspect’s sister thinks he was framed because he’s black

    02/06/2017 11:33:45 AM PST · by ColdOne · 88 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 2/6/17 | Reuven Fenton
    The sister of Karina Vetrano’s accused killer said Monday that her sibling was framed—and that he was only arrested because he’s black. “I think the cops framed him because he’s a black person. They couldn’t find anyone else to pin this on, so they pinned it on my brother,” Theresa Forbes, 36, told reporters. Forbes’s half-brother, Chanel Lewis, 20, was charged Sunday with murdering the Queens jogger in August based on DNA evidence and two videotaped confessions, authorities and law-enforcement sources have said. Asked about the alleged forensic evidence against her sibling, Forbes said,“The DNA lies sometimes. They wanted to...
  • NYC should expose and shame those using a concert to praise North Korea

    02/04/2017 9:14:55 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 4, 2017 | Thor Halvorssen
    NYC should expose and shame those using a concert to praise North Korea By Thor Halvorssen February 4, 2017 | 12:59am North Korea is a horrible dictatorship ruled by a family of psychopaths that shows no respect for human rights. So why is Manhattan-based Ureuk Symphony Orchestra celebrating North Korea’s Kim Jong-il at the Kaufman Music Center on Saturday? No, the orchestra’s ads don’t mention the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea, but the agenda is obvious to anyone who knows how the North Korean propaganda machine works. This performance is titled “February Spring,” a phrase used in North Korea...
  • Malia Obama parties into the early morning in NYC

    02/04/2017 7:00:20 AM PST · by bgill · 57 replies
    Page Six ^ | Feb. 3, 2017 | Emily Smith
    Malia Obama is making the most of her time living in Manhattan after exiting the White House. The former first daughter attended a starry HBO “Girls” premiere, then went dancing into the early hours of the morning...We were told that “Secret Service agents were all over the place” at the party, but they managed to blend into the crowd of more than 600 guests...Later, between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m., Malia rolled into Lower East Side club and bar Happy Ending...They stayed for about an hour until around 3 a.m...was photographed arriving later that morning for work.
  • Thousands of protesters gather outside Chuck Schumer’s apartment

    02/01/2017 7:53:22 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 113 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 1, 2017 | Alex Taylor and Chris Perez
    Thousands of angry demonstrators gathered outside Sen. Chuck Schumer’s luxury Brooklyn apartment building — holding up signs and chanting “What the f–k, Chuck?!” — to protest his lukewarm stance on President Trump’s cabinet picks. “Senator Schumer needs to know we’re watching him,” fumed Brad Wolchansky, a 40-year-old soccer coach from Flatbush who was carrying a cardboard cutout of a giant eye on Tuesday night. “He works for us. We need him to be bold. We need him to stand up to Trump and oppose his picks,” Wolchansky said. He and roughly 3,000 others gathered at Grand Army Plaza around 6...
  • Protesters Arrested In NYC Demonstration Against Trump Supreme Court Pick

    01/31/2017 7:49:54 PM PST · by Ray76 · 59 replies
    WCBS ^ | Jan 31, 2017
    Moments after President Donald Trump announced Neil Gorsuch as his U.S. Supreme Court pick, a small group of protesters blocked traffic in front of Trump Tower and got arrested. After Trump’s announcement, about a dozen demonstrators knelt in the middle of Fifth Avenue as an act of civil disobedience. They were calmly led to a blue and white police bus in plastic handcuffs.
  • DeBlasio to CNN: It's OK to shield undocumented drunk drivers

    01/30/2017 4:20:41 AM PST · by SMGFan · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 29, 2017
    New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio told CNN's Jake Tapper that it is OK to shield undocumented immigrants who drive drunk from federal authorities if it does not "lead to any other negative outcome." Tapper asked the Democratic mayor on Sunday's "State of the Union" if he would comply with federal authorities following President Trump's executive order to halt funding to cities that do not cooperate with immigration officials by presenting a specific scenario. "Jake, there are 170 offenses in that law that are listed as serious and violent crimes that lead to automatic cooperation between the city of New...
  • Many Staten Islanders Very Impressed With Trump's First Days As President

    01/31/2017 1:48:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Gothamist ^ | January 31, 2017 | Ben Yakas
    While the majority of New Yorkers supported Hillary Clinton in this election—making Donald Trump the first president who is loathed in his hometown—there was of course one outlier borough. Trump garnered over 57 percent of votes on Staten Island, where residents called him their "Molotov cocktail." As one voter told us back in November, "They don't care what he says, or what he does, they just believe in his heart." But surely after Trump's disastrous first days in the White House—in which he instituted a discriminatory Muslim travel ban (and yes, that is the right terminology), fired the acting Attorney...
  • To Defeat De Blasio, Republicans Attempt Early Rally Behind One Candidate

    01/30/2017 7:29:17 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    Gotham Gazette ^ | January 30, 2017 | Samar Khurshid
    In hopes of denying Mayor Bill de Blasio a second term, some New York City Republican leaders intend to rally around a single candidate to avoid a contentious primary and present a stronger challenge in the general election. Starting this week, Republican Party leaders and members will begin the process of vetting candidates who have declared their intention to run for mayor or are exploring a mayoral bid. Party organizations will host public meetings where each candidate will have the opportunity to present their ideas to party voters and functionaries. When it fielded Joe Lhota in 2013 after a primary...
  • Live Protest at JFK demanding release of illegal immigrants

    01/28/2017 2:23:47 PM PST · by seastay · 60 replies
    We are here at JFK airport demanding that visa holders and refugees JFK has detained are released! We will be here until all people detained are released. #Terminal4 arrivals. #NoMuslimBanJFK #NoBanNoWall
  • Jesuit University Journal: End ‘Bourgeois’ Institution of Marriage

    10/16/2015 5:29:17 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Oct 2015 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A law professor at Jesuit-run Fordham University in New York is appealing for an end to the institution of marriage in America, which he describes as “religious, gendered, and bourgeois.” Ethan J. Leib published his essay in the Fordham Law Review. The article, titled “Hail Marriage and Farewell,” says Leib was “elated” when the U.S. Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law of the land on June 26, 2015, a ruling he described as “a victory for rights, for open-mindedness, for love, and for the future.” The decision, in fact, made him feel, at least for a moment, as if...
  • Fordham University’s Ban on Pro-Palestine Student Group Draws Backlash From Justice Groups

    01/27/2017 8:14:15 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 7:56 am, January 24, 2017 | Nahema Marchal
    Fordham University’s refusal to recognize a campus chapter of the pro-Palestine group — Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) — as an official student club has drawn widespread criticism from civil and constitutional rights groups, who claim the decision was politically motivated. […] In a joint 11-page letter to the Jesuit institution, released last week, the Center for Constitutional Rights and Palestine Legal affirmed that the denial not only violated free associated principles but was a blatant case of discrimination in violation of Title IV of the Civil Rights Act, pointing that all four applicants for the SJP chapter’s executive...
  • Trump’s ‘sanctuary city’ funding threat could cost NYC $7B

    01/26/2017 10:40:37 AM PST · by detective · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2017 | Michael Gartland and Bob Fredericks
    The Trump administration plans to cut federal funding from so-called sanctuary cities — a move that could cost the Big Apple an estimated $7 billion. President Trump vowed to “crack down” on New York and the roughly 300 other cities that protect undocumented immigrants — including Chicago, San Francisco, Newark and New Haven, Conn. — during a speech at Department of Homeland Security headquarters on Wednesday.
  • De Blasio threatens lawsuit over Trump's move on sanctuary cities

    01/26/2017 7:10:34 AM PST · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is threatening to sue President Trump's administration in response to an executive order signed Wednesday to strip federal grants from "sanctuary" cities, Politico reported. "President Trump issued an executive order today and it's purported purpose was to enhance public safety, but here in New York City and in cities across this nation this executive order could in fact undermine public safety,” de Blasio said during a press conference at City Hall. De Blasio said the "potential funding cuts suggested in the executive order would first and foremost fall on the NYPD." There...
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton Would Easily Beat NYC Mayor (Wicked Witch of the East 49, Blasio 30)

    01/25/2017 5:10:25 AM PST · by drewh · 73 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Chris Cassidy
    Hillary Clinton would easily dethrone vulnerable Bill de Blasio and cruise to victory as the next mayor of New York City — if she wants the job — political insiders told the Herald yesterday. “Were she to run, de Blasio’s best move would be to put in his retirement papers,” said Hank Sheinkopf, a veteran New York City Democratic strategist who’s worked for both former President Bill Clinton and former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “If she shows up, she clears the field — it’s over. She’s wildly popular here, and her rationale for running is she can unite the city and...
  • Video - 10 Hours Walking in NYC as a BLACK Trump Supporter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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