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  • Five dead after helicopter crash in New York City (East River)

    03/12/2018 3:58:54 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 36 replies
    NBC ^ | March 12, 2018
    Five people were killed when a private helicopter with six people on board crashed into the East River in New York City on Sunday, authorities said. Three people transported to area hospitals after the crash later died, New York Fire Department spokesman Jim Long said. Two others were pronounced dead at the scene of the incident. The pilot freed himself and was taken to a hospital in "OK" condition, New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigron told reporters Sunday night. The pilot was later named 33-year-old Richard Vance
  • Tour helicopter crashes into East River, pilot scrambles to safety [BREAKING STORY, 5 submerged]

    03/11/2018 5:23:01 PM PDT · by Enchante · 123 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 11, 2018 | By Larry Celona, Tina Moore, Joe Marino and Max Jaeger
    A tourist helicopter plunged into the East River on Sunday night, leaving at least five people trapped inside the sinking vessel while the pilot scrambled to safety, police sources said. The Eurocopter AS350 went down around 88th Street, near Gracie Mansion, at about 7:15 p.m., sources said. The pilot was able to get out and climb aboard a raft — but five others remained trapped inside the upside-down helicopter, according to sources.
  • Shutting down Staten Island NRA event is no way to debate gun safety

    03/11/2018 12:13:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    Staten Island Advance ^ | March 11, 2018 | Tom Wroblewski
    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - So much for freedom of assembly. Following an outcry from Staten Island Democratic elected officials, the annual Friends of the NRA fundraiser at the Vanderbilt restaurant in South Beach has been cancelled. Because that's how we conduct debate about important issues here: We shout down the viewpoints that we don't agree with. We don't let people we disagree with even gather. We've seen much the same from the left on college campuses, where protestors have rioted in order to shut down speeches by conservatives. It's two Constitutional amendments that get denigrated here with the NRA cancellation:...
  • Tony-Winner Ruthie Ann Miles Injured and Daughter, 4, Killed — Along With Toddler — in N.Y.C. Crash

    03/06/2018 8:57:40 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    People ^ | March 6, 2018 | STEPHANIE PETIT and LINDSAY KIMBLE
    Two children are dead — including the daughter of a pregnant Tony-winning Broadway star who was injured herself — after a driver allegedly struck them with her vehicle after running a red light in Brooklyn, New York, an N.Y.C. Police Department source tells PEOPLE. Ruthie Ann Miles, who won a Tony Award for best featured actress in a musical for her role in the 2015 revival of The King and I, has been identified by family and friends on a GoFundMe page as one of three non-fatal victims of the crash. According to the page, Miles is pregnant. Two children...
  • New Yorkers ‘lose hope’ while applying again and again for city’s affordable housing lottery

    02/28/2018 10:46:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    WPIX, CW 11, NYC ^ | 03:02 PM, February 27, 2018 | Shirley Chan
    As any New Yorker knows, finding an apartment is not easy. The city’s affordable housing lottery was set up to assist residents, but applying for the lottery takes time and patience. Brooklyn resident Maria Martinez told PIX11 she’s been applying faithfully for 20 years, since the inception of the lottery program. Speaking through a translator, she said the process is frustrating. “You keep applying. You hope you end up with a home, but it hasn’t happened for me yet,” Martinez said. Martinez currently rents a one-bedroom apartment in Williamsburg. She lives with her husband and two teenage children. “Sometimes I...
  • FLASHBACK: Donald Trump Breaks Up Mugging By Thug with a Baseball Bat

    02/27/2018 6:02:36 AM PST · by Haiku Guy · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/30/2016 | Jim Hoft
    In 1991 Donald Trump saved a man from a mugging. Trump told his car driver to pull over and he confronted the mugger with a baseball bat. The mugger recognized Trump and then ran away. Call it The Donald to The Rescue. When he saw “a big guy with a big bat” bashing another fellow, Donald Trump did what any self-respecting billionaire would do: He ordered his driver to pull over. (snip) (From 1991 Story) “I’m not looking to play this thing up,” Trump said yesterday. “I’m surprised you found out about it.” Witnesses said Trump, with Marla Maples tugging...
  • Feds bust twin brothers from the Bronx for trying to build bombs

    02/16/2018 3:15:12 AM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    NY POST ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Shawn Cohen, Larry Celona, Caroll Alvarado and Chris Perez
    Cops have busted twin brothers from the Bronx for allegedly stockpiling explosive materials and crafting bombs inside their home — with help from high school students. Christian Toro, a former teacher at Harlem Prep, and his brother, Tyler Toro, were arrested by the FBI on Thursday as part of a joint investigation with the NYPD. The two 27-year-olds had been forging explosive devices inside their Pelham Parkway apartment since last October — using gunpowder from fireworks as the base for their bomb-making, according to the complaint. A search of the residence turned up a slew of dangerous chemicals, including 20...
  • Success Academy

    02/14/2018 8:38:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | February 14, 2018 | John Stossell
    Kids who attend New York City's Success Academy charter schools do remarkably well. "We are No. 1 in student achievement in the state," says founder Eva Moskowitz, "outperforming all the wealthy suburbs." They do. Although they teach mostly poor kids, 95 percent pass the state math test, and 84 percent pass the English test. Pass rates at government run schools are 38 and 41 percent. How does Success Academy do it? For one thing, she keeps kids in class longer. Middle schoolers stay until 4:30 p.m. Is that too much stress for kids, I ask? "China and India are not...
  • ‘Son of Sam’ killer recovering after another heart surgery

    02/06/2018 9:40:35 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 38 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6 February 2018 | Carl Campanile
    The notorious “Son of Sam” killer is recovering from a second medical procedure after undergoing emergency heart surgery at an Albany hospital, sources said Tuesday. David Berkowitz, 64, terrorized New York City when he murdered six people from 1976 to 1977 and claimed a possessed dog gave him orders to kill. Berkowitz underwent cardiac surgery at Albany Medical Center last December and was returned to Shawangunk Correctional Facility on Jan. 15, state prison officials said.
  • Mayor won't attend Groundhog Day ceremony because he has 'a lot to manage'

    02/01/2018 12:42:10 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    The last time de Blasio held the groundhog was at the Island's 2014 Groundhog Day ceremony. He dropped the animal after the handler placed the it in his arms. The groundhog, a female stand-in named Charlotte, died several days later. But the Staten Island Zoo said it was unlikely the groundhog's death was related to being dropped.
  • What Does the Future Hold for New York City’s Columbus Statue? (The Left is Playing a Longer Game)

    02/01/2018 7:51:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/01/2018 | Jennifer C. Braceras
    It looks like Christopher Columbus can stay put. For now. Earlier this month, New York City’s Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments, and Markers announced that the 76-foot monument to Columbus can remain at the traffic circle at the southwest corner of Central Park, despite protests from groups claiming to speak for Native Americans. For both Italian Americans, who view Columbus as a symbol of ethnic pride, and Latinos, whose culture was born from the Spanish colonization ushered in by Columbus, the decision comes as a relief. But the commission’s report is not all good news. A close review reveals...
  • Vanity - Trump, Truly a New York City Kid from head to toe.

    01/25/2018 7:49:38 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 19 replies
    Yesterday, POTUS, Trump declared he favors a Ten/Twelve year path to citizenship for the "illegal" DACA "Kids", who are now, almost all adults. With those simple words, he has castrated Democrats, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and the entire failed, non-issue, Democrat Party. Bottom line, if Trump sells this plan to the entire GOP, the Democrat Party will cave to all of his demands on tough "needed" immigration legislation, including the building and financing the "Trump Wall"!!! Trump was raised in New York City, and he knows and clearly understands what a "melting pot" means. His "1950s-1960s", NYC, was populated with...
  • De Blasio abruptly cancels White House meeting with Trump

    01/24/2018 1:19:23 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Mayor Bill de Blasio abruptly canceled what would have been his first White House meeting with President Trump on Wednesday — citing Department of Justice action on immigration as the reason. Hizzoner was scheduled to visit the White House with more than 100 other mayors to discuss issues that include infrastructure spending and the opioid crisis. “I will NOT be attending today’s meeting at the White House after @realDonaldTrump’s Department of Justice decided to renew their racist assault on our immigrant communities,” de Blasio tweeted just a couple of hours before the scheduled meeting. “It doesn’t make us safer and...
  • Do not use this town as a shortcut into NYC

    01/22/2018 9:16:07 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 107 replies
    NY Post ^ | 22 Jan 2018 | Nick Fugallo and Natalie Musumeci
    A New Jersey town has banned out-of-town motorists during rush hour to prevent them from clogging its roads while using the enclave as a shortcut to the George Washington Bridge with the use of GPS navigation apps. Residents and employees working in Leonia must display town-issued yellow hang tags in their vehicles to access the closed-off secondary roads.
  • NYC terror suspect offers to plead guilty to avoid death penalty, attorneys say

    01/18/2018 2:11:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/17/18 | Ellie Kaufman
    (CNN)The suspect in New York City's deadliest terror attack since 9/11 has offered to plead guilty in order to avoid the death penalty, according to a new court filing from the suspect's defense attorneys. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, has been charged with killing eight people and injuring a dozen others after he drove a pickup truck down a bicycle path near the World Trade Center on October 31. Saipov faces a 22-count indictment, which includes murder and terror-related charges. He has pleaded not guilty. In the filing, Saipov's attorneys say that with the amount of discovery the government has already produced...
  • New York City mayor seeks billions from oil companies, blames them for climate change

    01/11/2018 10:09:39 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    week after a brutal snowstorm froze New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered a one-two punch Wednesday in the name of climate change, announcing he will seek billions in damages from five major oil-and-gas companies while moving to divest from fossil fuels. “It’s time for them to start paying for the damage they have done,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference at the Manhattan Youth Center. “It’s time for Big Oil to take responsibility for the devastation they have wrought.” The two-front attack was promptly pilloried by industry groups as a cynical political stunt, even as it...
  • Crazed man jumps on subway tracks for ‘social justice’ [NYC]

    01/11/2018 8:24:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2018 | 8:35am | Stephanie Pagones
    A crazed man jumped onto the subway tracks and threatened to kill himself — all while ranting for “equality” and “social justice,” a witness said. The unidentified man was holding a bottle of vodka when he started yelling and jumped onto the D- and B-line tracks around 1:30 p.m. at the 42nd Street/Bryant Park station on Wednesday, said Brooklyn-based photojournalist Eli Wohl, who captured the scene on film. “People were mostly pleading with him: ‘Just come up, come up,’” Wohl recalled. “Whatever he did, he kept on mentioning different social issues — women’s rights and racial stuff.” […] “He said:...
  • NYC halts $9.6M incentive package to move Aetna to city

    01/10/2018 7:33:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 10, 2018 9:38 PM EST
    New York City is halting a $9.6 million incentive package offered to Aetna to move its headquarters to the city. The insurance giant announced in June that it would move its headquarters to New York City beginning in late 2018 after nearly two centuries in Hartford, Connecticut. But those plans were put on hold after CVS Health Corp. said in December that it was buying Aetna for $69 billion in a deal that would help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client. At that time, Aetna said all of its locations would be...
  • JFK Travelers Ask: When Can I Catch a Flight Home?

    01/08/2018 6:44:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 7, 2018 | Patrick McGeehan and Winnie Hu
    Adeola Dorris just wanted to go home to Guyana. But instead, she was standing among other stranded passengers amid stacks and stacks of luggage at Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sunday afternoon. Ms. Dorris, 40, an accountant who arrived at the airport on Saturday night, had no idea when her connecting flight would leave. “When the flight was suspended, I literally cried,” she said. “Because I’m here alone and I have nowhere to go. And you can’t tell me when I’m going to get home. And I have to work tomorrow.”
  • Democrats Respond to Trump Tower Fire – Disappointed President Trump Wasn’t Killed

    01/08/2018 6:19:57 AM PST · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/8/18 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    Following a fire on the roof of Trump Tower in New York City on Monday morning, Democrats responded exactly as you would expect them to — by expressing disappointment that our president isn’t dead.