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  • 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...
  • Poll: New Yorkers hate NYPD protests, back de Blasio over police union leader

    01/15/2015 8:35:09 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/15/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    According to statistics obtained by The Wall Street Journal, the NYPD’s operational “slowdown” continues. Though the rates of arrests and citations are beginning to accelerate compared to the week of December 22 to 28 when they were down 90 percent from the year prior, New York City police activity remains relatively low. The reduced police activity is largely seen as a protest in response to the actions of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who angered police when he implied that racism played a role in the death of Eric Garner and the grand jury’s subsequent decision not...
  • [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.
  • Three-Alarm Blaze Reported at NYC's Penn Station

    01/13/2015 12:48:25 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 33 replies
    NBC News ^ | 1-13-2015 | NBC News
    Emergency crews responded to a three-alarm fire early Tuesday morning at Penn Station, according to the FDNY. The fire happened just before 2:30 a.m. at the station, located at West 33rd Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan, the FDNY said.
  • NY clinic linked to Joan Rivers’ death losing accreditation

    01/12/2015 4:28:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 12, 2015 4:54 PM EST
    The New York City clinic where Joan Rivers suffered a fatal complication during a medical procedure is losing its accreditation at the end of the month, a federal agency said Monday. “Yorkville Endoscopy no longer meets the conditions for a supplier of ambulatory surgical center services,” the Centers for Medicare Services said in a statement. As of Jan. 31, the Manhattan medical facility will no longer be eligible to receive federal funds for services provided to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. …
  • NYPD on High Alert After ISIS Leader Tells Followers to Kill Americans

    01/12/2015 8:32:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/12/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The New York City Police Department has reportedly been placed on alert after an ISIS message surfaced calling on its followers to kill police officers, soldiers and civilians in the United States by any means necessary. "Pay close attention to people as they approach and look for their hands as they approach you," an internal NYPD memo read, according to the New York Daily News on Sunday. The threat was apparently made by ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad Al-Adnani, and mirrors a previous jihadist call for action in September 2014. The memo warns that the latest threat should be taken even...
  • Bill De Blasio Is a Lesson New Yorkers Need to Learn

    01/12/2015 8:18:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 01/12/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    New York City shouldn’t exist. Its population of waiters waiting to become actors, professors waiting to write bestsellers, muggers waiting to become drug kingpins, welfare cases waiting for American Idol and cyclists waiting to become international humanitarians are the natural constituency of the left. Like every major city in the last fifty years, New York City is caught between a progressive death wish to embrace every single insane policy of the left from midnight basketball for crackheads to a 99 percent tax on everyone who has a job and the common sense competence that keeps it afloat. Every election is...
  • NY Times: In Police Rift, Mayor de Blasio’s Missteps Included Thinking It Would Pass

    01/12/2015 7:05:49 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2014 | Michael M. Grynbaum, J. David Goodman and Al Baker
    Not long after Mayor Bill de Blasio sat beside the Rev. Al Sharpton at a July summit meeting on police reform, a political adviser gave the mayor a blunt assessment: You have a problem with the cops. Rank-and-file officers felt disrespected by the mayor, the adviser explained, and were dismayed to see Mr. Sharpton, a longtime critic of the New York Police Department, embraced at City Hall. But Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, rejected the notion that officers disliked him. His message, the adviser later recalled, was clear: Everything was under control. That confidence would last until late last month,...
  • NYPD Barred from Vacation Until Arrests Increase

    01/11/2015 3:23:39 PM PST · by servo1969 · 126 replies
    breitbart.com/Big-Government ^ | 1-11-2015 | Dan Riehl
    Across New York City, policemen are being put on notice by higher ups, get back to business as usual, or no vacations, or sick days, according to reports. And borough commanders want to see the proof. “Throughout the city, precincts are being ordered to hand up to borough commanders ‘activity sheets’ indicating the number of arrests and summonses per shift…” Said one union source, according to the New York Post, “Police officers around the city are now threatened with transfers, no vacation time and sick time unless they write summonses.”
  • The Amazing Kreskin wants to read de Blasio’s mind

    01/09/2015 8:52:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    New York Post ... Page Six ^ | January 9, 2015 | Stephanie Smith
    The Amazing Kreskin wants to read de Blasio’s mind The Amazing Kreskin will celebrate his 80th birthday with a star- studded bash at City Crab on Monday, and Bill de Blasio is invited. But if the mayor shows, “I will read his thoughts in public, in front of the audience,” offered the mentalist, who admits he’s at odds with de Blasio over his crusade to ban horse carriages. “I only have one fear — I may draw a blank,” Kreskin cracked of de Blasio’s brain.
  • Groundhog Day 2015 - Zoo Won’t Let de Blasio Hold Groundhog After He Killed One Last Year

    01/09/2015 7:54:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 31 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 8, 2015 | Emily Zanotti
    Zoo Won’t Let de Blasio Hold Groundhog After He Killed One Last Year The NYPD isn't the only city organization that has lost complete confidence in the esteemed Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio. After he dropped the groundhog during last year's Groundhog Day celebrations, the Staten Island Zoo has unequivocally banned De Blasio from holding or handling any more of their animals in a celebratory setting. - Mayor de Blasio won’t be killing any more groundhogs — zoo handlers are forbidding the butter-fingered mayor from holding the critter at the annual shadow-sighting ceremony on Feb. 2, The...
  • New York City to ban Styrofoam takeout, delivery food containers, packing peanuts, plastic cups.

    01/09/2015 5:35:17 AM PST · by dennisw · 70 replies
    nydailynews ^ | January 8, 2015, | Jennifer Fermino , Ginger Adams Otis
    City to ban foam takeout, delivery food containers in environmentally friendly push The ban, which will start July 1, covers foam take-out containers, packing peanuts and plastic cups. New Yorkers’ beloved foam takeout and delivery food containers will soon be products of a bygone era. Mayor de Blasio — finishing off an initiative begun by his predecessor — will announce a ban on the environmentally unfriendly material Thursday, according to The New York Times. The ban will start July 1 and cover foam packing peanuts as well as plastic foam cups and takeout containers. City Hall declined to comment when...
  • ‘I want to kill cops': Man who ‘tried to run over’ officers

    01/08/2015 1:37:20 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 9 2015 | Philip Messing, Melkorka Licea and Joe Tacopino
    A man yelling “I want to kill cops” tried to run down two Port Authority Police officers with his car near the entrance to the ­Holland Tunnel Wednesday night in the latest attack on officers. Matthew Christian Cash, who has an extensive criminal record, was barreling down a restricted fire lane near Varick and Watts streets when he barely missed cops patrolling the tunnel and smashed his silver Audi right into their ­police cruiser at about 8 p.m., authorities said.
  • Federal court rejects challenge to public school vaccination rule

    01/08/2015 3:22:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | January 8, 2015 | Kelly Cohen
    A New York requirement that all children attending public school be vaccinated has been upheld by a federal court. On Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals upheld a regulation by New York City health and education officials. The rule was being challenged on grounds that the law was discriminatory and that its local applications violated freedom of religion. The court also upheld a regulation that allows school officials to prevent non-immunized children from going to school during an outbreak of vaccine-preventable diseases. The state statute was being challenged by three New York City plaintiffs,...
  • Weakened security in de Blasio’s Big Apple leaves the city vulnerable to terrorism

    01/08/2015 2:21:29 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 9 replies
    Absolute Rights ^ | 01/08/2015 | Jim Kouri
    In the aftermath of the Islamic terrorist attack in Paris, France, on Wednesday — an attack that left 12 journalists and cops dead — cities throughout the world are increasing alert levels especially those in Western nations, according to a number of reports. However, the terrorists’ crown-jewel target, New York City, has become more and more vulnerable under the leadership of Mayor Bill de Blasio. For example, his dismantling of a special operations unit of police officers that conducted surveillance and investigations of the city’s and metropolitan area’s mosques has left the Big Apple arguably as vulnerable as it was...
  • As New York Police Strike, Mayor Bill de Blasio Outlaws Packing Peanuts

    01/08/2015 8:18:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 01/08/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    With the NYPD slowdown due to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support for racist cop killers, no one is actually enforcing the minor rules and regulations, summonses aren’t being issued and people hop turnstiles in the subway with reckless abandon.But petty tyrants aren’t to be deterred and Mayor Wilhelm/De Blasio has focused in on the city’s greatest enemy. Packing peanuts. Nearly two years after Mr. Bloomberg first proposed banishing the material in his final State of the City address, de Blasio administration officials are expected to announce on Thursday that they have completed the deed.Beginning on July 1, food establishments...
  • De Blasio boots judge known to be tough on criminals

    01/07/2015 4:48:04 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    Ny Post ^ | 1/7/14 | By Jamie Schram
    De Blasio boots judge known to be tough on criminals By Jamie Schram A Manhattan judge known for being tough on criminals has been booted from the bench by Mayor Bill de Blasio — even against the ­advice of his own vetting team, law enforcement sources told The Post on Tuesday. The move comes on the heels of de Blasio’s reappointment of Brooklyn Judge Laura Johnson, who set free without bail two men who threatened to kill cops just days after a double police assassination. The booted judge, Diana Boyar, “was fair, knowledgeable and ran the courtroom professionally,” a stunned...
  • Cop wounded in shootout not happy about de Blasio’s visit

    01/06/2015 2:48:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 6, 2015 | 11:44am | Kevin Sheehan
    One of the cops wounded in a wild Bronx shootout didn’t appreciate a hospital sympathy visit from Mayor Bill de Blasio, the wounded officer’s dad told The Post on Tuesday. The mayor accompanied NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to St. Barnabas Hospital overnight to see wounded plainclothes officers Andrew Dossi, 30, and Aliro Pellarano, 38. “He wasn’t too happy about the mayor’s visit,” Dossi’s dad, Joe, told The Post at the family’s home in Rockland County. “He (Dossi) deals with some crappy people every day and getting no support (from the mayor), come on. These are the guys in the trenches...
  • A Party at War with Itself

    01/06/2015 7:41:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 6, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    For the third time, the cops of the NYPD have turned their backs on the mayor of New York. The first time was when Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived at Woodhull Hospital where mortally wounded officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu had been taken on Dec. 20. The second was when the mayor spoke at Ramos' funeral. The third was at Liu's service on Sunday. Detestation of de Blasio among the NYPD and the cops who came from across the country to stand in solidarity with their slain brothers is broad and deep. And, in a way, de Blasio served...
  • Two Plainclothes Officers Are Shot in the Bronx

    01/06/2015 1:25:09 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2015 | By AL BAKER and J. DAVID GOODMAN
    Two plainclothes New York City police officers were shot in the Bronx on Monday night after they attempted to stop a car while responding to a robbery, the police said. One officer was shot in the back and another officer was shot in the arm, police officials said. Their injuries were not considered life-threatening. A search was underway for at least two assailants, Deputy Chief Kim Y. Royster, a Police Department spokeswoman, said. A gun was recovered a block from one crash scene, officials said, but it was not immediately clear if it belonged to either of the assailants. Chief...
  • 2 NYPD Officers Shot in Bronx: FDNY

    01/05/2015 8:21:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 88 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 1/5/15 | staff
    Two NYPD officers have been shot in the Bronx, police say. It's not clear what led to the shooting on East 184th Street in the Fordham section shortly after 10:30 p.m. Cops Who Turned Backs at NYPD Funerals Were Disrespectful: Mayor The officers were taken to St. Barnabas Hospital and are expected to be OK, the NYPD said.  A law enforcement source said it appears one officer was shot in the back and the other shot in the elbow. Dramatic Photos: 2 NYPD Officers Killed in Ambush   The shooter or shooters are being sought
  • When Orangutans Get Lawyers

    01/05/2015 6:57:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    Monkeys are not people. Trees are not children. And human beings are not causing the earth to melt like the Wicked Witch of the West. “It’s probably the equivalent of watching your family getting shot before a firing squad,” environmental extremist Tom Whitaker described his emotional response to logging for National Geographic in July of 2000. Fast forward to December of 2014: a 29-year-old orangutan named “Sandra” was represented by a lawyer named Andres Gil Dominguez who helped the ape win human rights in an Argentine court of law. Meanwhile, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is succumbing to animal...
  • New York City Requiring Flu Shots for Preschoolers

    01/04/2015 7:06:35 PM PST · by opentalk · 27 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 2, 2015 | SHARON OTTERMAN
    New York City preschoolers will be heading back to class next week with memories of new holiday toys, vacation adventures, and, health officials hope, a flu shot.In fact, because of a new city requirement, young children can, for the first time in the city’s history, be excluded from class if they have not received a flu vaccination.The new rule, which applies to some 150,000 children in city-licensed day care centers and preschools, was quietly adopted by the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in the waning days of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s administration. 
  • Second NYPD officer honored at funeral; officers again turn backs on Mayor de Blasio

    01/04/2015 5:56:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/04/2015 | By Peter Holley
    Police, public officials and mourners from across the country gathered Sunday to honor a detective killed last month in an act of violence that has roiled New York City, with a large number of officers again making their frustrations with the city’s mayor apparent by turning their backs on him as he paid tribute to the slain officer. Defying a request from Police Commissioner William Bratton, the strident display of protest began as Mayor Bill de Blasio took the podium at the Aievoli Funeral Home in Brooklyn to eulogize Detective Wenjian Liu, reinforcing entrenched feelings of hostility that have gripped...
  • ‘Black Brunch’ protest confronts whites with ‘complicity in genocide’

    01/04/2015 3:26:57 PM PST · by Excellence · 90 replies
    Twitchy ^ | January 4, 2015 | Twit hy staff
    Hey, what’s more annoying than protesters blocking traffic? Protesters interrupting your meal. Anti-cop protesters embarked on a mission today to ruin brunch for people in New York City. ATTN WHITE Man, I have no guilt disturbing your brunch. Its YOU that has no right to be here.
  • Black Protesters Storm NYC Restaurants – Target & Harass White People Eating Brunch

    01/04/2015 12:38:27 PM PST · by blueyon · 579 replies
    Gateway Pundt ^ | 01/04/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Black protesters targeted white people eating brunch today at New York City restaurants. They joined hands and screamed at white patrons. Posted by Kristinn Taylor on Sunday, January 4, 2015, 1:10 PM Black protesters targeted white people eating brunch today at New York City restaurants. They joined hands and screamed at white patrons. “ATTN WHITE Man, I have no guilt disturbing your brunch. Its YOU that has no right to be here. #blackbrunchnyc” The protesters stormed the restaurants and harassed staff and patrons.
  • If lawmakers don’t act, rents could rise in NYC

    01/04/2015 11:48:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 4, 2015 12:40 PM EST | David Klepper
    Cynthia Chaffee’s Manhattan apartment would likely go for more than $5,000 a month if the landlord charged market price. But Chaffee pays thousands less thanks to the city’s long-standing rent stabilization rules—regulations that will expire this year if lawmakers don’t act. The 63-year-old paid $300 a month when she moved into the one-bedroom space in 1978. To Chaffee, the rules governing how much she and more than 2 million other New York City residents pay in rent protect the city’s diversity and character. […] The laws governing the rent paid by Chaffee and more than 2 million other New York...
  • Occupy Gets Recycled And So Does Its Anger

    01/02/2015 3:38:53 AM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 1, 2015 | John Sexton
    Occupy may be gone, but it is clearly not forgotten. The people protesting Eric Garner’s death in New York City were marching to a slightly different drum beat in 2011, but they seem to have returned, having learned something from their previous mistakes.
  • Mayor De Blasio slaps NYPD in the face on last day of 2014

    01/01/2015 10:38:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/01/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    New York Mayor de Blasio’s actions speak louder than words when it comes to respecting the NYPD, and he used the last day of 2014 to emphasize how little he values the lives of the officers that serve the city. The New York Post reports:  Mayor de Blasio delivered another blow to New York’s Finest on Wednesday when he reappointed a Brooklyn judge who freed without bail two men who threatened cops just days after the Bed-Stuy double police assassination. The stunning decision came even as one of the suspects — a gang member charged with posting police death threats...
  • Where de Blasio Is Right: How Coolidge handled a 1919 Boston police strike holds lessons for NYC

    01/01/2015 9:49:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/01/2015 | Amity Shlaes
    When television showed police turning their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio recently, many viewers instinctively rotated in their chairs along with the police. After all, Mayor de Blasio’s pandering to race-oriented special-interest groups has appalled many voters. More than half of New Yorkers recently told Quinnipiac pollsters that they disapprove of the way the mayor handles the police department. The next move, a strike by the policemen, may already be underway informally: Summonses and arrests have dropped dramatically since the murder of two patrolmen by a man who had said he would “put wings on pigs.” And if the...
  • Another banner bashing Mayor de Blasio takes to skies over Hudson River

    12/31/2014 2:21:21 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 20 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    The banner calls for Mayor de Blasio to apologize to cops and flies over Hudson River for approximately 90 minutes
  • Return of the 1960s

    12/31/2014 4:01:00 AM PST · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 31, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    In 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama signified that he represented a sea-change in the nature of American politics. Obama proclaimed that as a member of the younger generation — born in 1961, at the tail end of the baby boom — he no longer wanted to participate in the stale and tired politics of the 1960s.
  • Chipotle Employees Greet Cops With “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” Protest – Cops Leave Without Ordering

    12/29/2014 9:04:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 50 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 12/29/14 | Jim Hoft
    Chipotle employees greeted a group of officers at the restaurant with a “hands up, don’t shoot” protest. The New York police officers left without ordering. Via Weasel Zippers:A Chipotle representative responded to the incident. They took appropriate action against the employee involved. On Dec. 16, a group of eight NY police officers came to one our Brooklyn restaurants at about 6:15 PM, and before approaching the counter saw a single Chipotle employee raise her hands in what appears to have been a spontaneous, unplanned gesture of protest directed at the police. The group of officers then left without ordering food....
  • Wary NYPD Cops Letting Minor Crimes Slide

    12/29/2014 4:03:42 PM PST · by Bon of Babble · 37 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec. 29, 2014 | Larry Celona, Dana Sauchelli, Shawn Cohen and Bruce Golding
    With cops on edge following the assassination of two patrol officers on a Brooklyn street, many officers have started turning a blind eye to some minor crimes, sources told The Post, while a union mandate that two patrol cars respond to all police calls has led to slower response times to non-emergencies. “I’m not writing any summonses. Do you think I’m going to stand there so someone can shoot me or hit me in the head with an ax?” One cop said Sunday, referring to the Dec. 20 slayings and another recent attack on the NYPD. “I’m concerned about my...
  • A little girl’s very busy New Year’s Day in 1850 (NYC)

    12/29/2014 5:36:50 AM PST · by NYer · 25 replies
    EphemeralNewYork ^ | December 29, 2014
    “Yesterday was New Year’s Day, and I had lovely presents,” wrote 10-year-old Catherine Havens in her diary, which chronicles a year in the life of a privileged city schoolgirl, on January 2, 1850.The diary is a wonderful artifact, describing her home on Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, her favorite candy stores on Eighth Street, and the afternoons she spends rolling hoops and playing in Washington Square.And it also gives contemporary readers a glimpse into what New Year’s Day was like for the city’s elite 165 years ago.At the time, the colonial Dutch tradition of receiving male callers all day was...
  • From Gothic-style church to infamous nightclub (to marketplace)

    12/29/2014 4:42:55 AM PST · by NYer · 13 replies
    EphemeralNewYork ^ | December 29, 2014
    Recognize this solitary Gothic Revival church, set on what looks like the countryside of an older New York City?It’s the Church of the Holy Communion, an Episcopal church built between 1844 and 1846 on Sixth Avenue and 20th Street.But it might be better known as the church that from 1983 to 2001 housed the Limelight, the notorious nightclub famous for its celebrities, club kids, and bridge and tunneler crowd (and a link to a gruesome murder in 1996).This sketch, from the New York Public Library, isn’t dated. But it appears to depict the church during its early years, when 20th...
  • Immigration Remakes and Sustains New York, Report Finds (2013)

    12/28/2014 4:18:01 AM PST · by dennisw · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 18, 2013 | Ozier Muhammad
    Now numbering about 3.1 million — a record high — the city’s immigrant population, about 37 percent of the overall population of 8.2 million New Yorkers, is more kaleidoscopic than ever, in large part a result of the passage of 1965 immigration legislation that allowed more people to come from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. In a city that once had a population of predominantly European origin, there is now no dominant racial, ethnic or nationality group. Xian Hua Li, was among a group of immigrants granted American citizenship on Wednesday. He is part of the surging population...
  • Police turn their backs on Mayor de Blasio during funeral for fallen NYPD cop

    12/27/2014 5:44:50 PM PST · by driftdiver · 28 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 12/27/2014 | Foxnews
    Hundreds of police officers outside the Queens, N.Y. church Saturday where the funeral of Officer Rafael Ramos was being held turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio as he eulogized the fallen officer who was ambushed last week along with his partner. De Blasio's remarks were being shown on large TV monitors outside the Christ Tabernacle Church. Police union officials have accused the mayor of fostering a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killings of Officer Ramos and his partner. More than 25,000 police officers from across the country assembled in winter sunshine to pay final respects to...
  • Cops Fund Anti-de Blasio Banner Over NYC

    12/27/2014 12:33:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    The Daily Beast via AP ^ | December 26, 2014
    An anti-de Blasio banner was flown by a plane above New York City on Friday, bearing the message “De Blasio, our backs have turned to you.” Former police officer John Cardillo said on Friday that the banner, which references some NYPD officers and union leaders who turned their backs to the mayor after two officers were fatally shot in Brooklyn last week, was paid for by retired and current officers. Read it at AP