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  • $15 minimum wage shutters old-school Brooklyn diner

    07/23/2016 9:46:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | 10:47pm | Jennifer Bain and Natalie O’Neill
    Say goodbye to the late-night fries and gravy. One of the last classic Brooklyn diners is biting the dust — and soon they’ll all die off due to the state’s minimum-wage increase and other factors, restaurateurs and economic experts predicted Friday. The owner of the four-decade-old, 24-hour greasy spoon, Del Rio Diner in Gravesend, said his place is closing down because he can’t afford to pay cooks $15 an hour, along with rising rents and expensive Health Department inspection fees. …
  • The solution to racial war (The Cross and the Switchblade movie)

    07/23/2016 5:39:35 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 18 replies
    www.peacebyjesus.com ^ | 7-23-2016 | daniel1212
    The solution to racial war. All lives matter, but the problem is sin, not skin (though aspects of cultural can be sinful). The Cross and the Switchblade movie (1969, copyright Dick Ross and associates, and which can be seen here) is about the true story which is told in the book, the Cross and the Switchblade written in 1962. The movie (which mostly used local talent) stars Pat Boone as David Wilkerson and Erik Estrada as Nicky Cruz, the teen gang member whose life was dramatically transformed by Christ. Nicky was the leader of the notorious Brooklyn Puerto Rican gang...
  • Man Who Tossed Fake Bomb Into NYPD Car Is Arrested After Standoff

    07/22/2016 7:36:39 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/21/2016 | Pervaiz Shallwani and Kate King
    New York City police arrested a 52-year-old Queens man who allegedly tossed a fake bomb into a police van in Times Square before engaging officers in an hourslong standoff in Columbus Circle Thursday.Hector Meneses was arrested shortly before 8 a.m. after a more than five-hour stalemate that shut down vehicle traffic to the area and forced subways to bypass Columbus Circle during the early morning rush, authorities said. Mr. Meneses had barricaded himself in his car and told police he had an explosive and wanted to die, New York Police Department Chief of Department James O’Neill said. Police determined there...
  • The Time I Visited Trump Tower And Learned That Donald Trump Is With Us

    07/21/2016 6:41:39 PM PDT · by Bratch · 34 replies
    Independent Journal Opinion ^ | July 21, 2016 | Governor Sarah Palin
    My family hit the road in the motorhome for the 2011 “One Nation” Bus Tour to highlight historic sites key to America’s foundation. It was a blast watching the press attempt to keep up with us in the rearview mirror (we made buddies with some of those reporters that summer, actually, as we found out who the good guys were)! Between stops at Philadelphia’s Constitution Hall and the Statue of Liberty, Donald & Melania Trump invited us to Trump Tower for the most memorable visit. DJT and I knew one another prior to the visit, but we’ve kept in...
  • MACY’S FIRES CATHOLIC FOR HIS BELIEFS

    07/21/2016 11:13:34 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org/ ^ | 07/21/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Macy’s has fired an employee because he is a practicing Catholic. The case is now before the New York State Division of Human Rights. In May, Javier Chavez, Senior Store Detective at the Macy’s store in Flushing, New York, received a phone call stating that a male had entered the ladies room with a female companion. A female customer, and her daughter, were afraid to enter because of the male’s presence. A security employee who reports to Chavez advised the man to leave and use the men’s room. He left claiming to be a female. He then complained to store...
  • The View Rants On Giuliani: 'Nutty' 'Lunatic' 'Divisive;' Made NYC Unsafe For Brown, Black Men

    07/21/2016 7:03:44 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-19-2016 | Kristine Marsh
    The majority of the panel on Tuesday’s The View were furious about former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s speech defending police officers at the RNC last night. Panelists Joy Behar, CNN’s Sunny Hostin, ABC’s Sara Haines and Whoopi Goldberg blasted the Mayor for his tone and message, calling him “nutty,” “berserk” “lunatic” and “divisive” while FNC’s Jedediah Bila was the only panelist to defend Giuliani’s speech. Whoopi began by asking the panel what they thought about Giuliani’s speech. Behar bluntly said, to laughter and applause, “I think he stole that speech from Mussolini.” Not to be outdone, Hostin had...
  • 5 injured in crane collapse on Tappan Zee Bridge

    07/19/2016 11:27:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Daily News ^ | July 19,2016 | MEG WAGNER
    A construction crane toppled over on the Tappan Zee Bridge Tuesday, injuring five people and creating a "traffic nightmare" over the Hudson River, officials said. Traffic in both directions came to a halt just after noon Tuesday when a crane working to build the new Tappan Zee — due to open in 2018 and replace the current crossing — fell onto the existing bridge, according to the New York Thruway Authority. At least three drivers and two bridge workers were injured, the Journal News reported. None of their injuries are life-threatening. South Nyack-Grand View Police Chief Brent Newbury told the...
  • First Case of Female-to-Male Transmission of Zika Is Recorded (NYC)

    07/15/2016 1:16:42 PM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 8 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | JULY 15, 2016 | MARC SANTORA
    The first case of female-to-male sexual transmission of the Zika virus has been documented in New York City, raising the prospect that the disease could spread more widely beyond the countries where it is already endemic and largely transmitted by mosquitoes. For months, there has been growing concern about the dangers of sexual transmission, but until now the virus has been thought to pass only from men to women or between two men. “This represents the first reported occurrence of female-to-male sexual transmission of Zika virus,” said a report issued on Friday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and...
  • TEEN WHO STEPPED ON CENTRAL PARK EXPLOSIVE HAS SETBACK, SURGERY

    07/14/2016 3:04:08 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 32 replies
    abc7ny.com ^ | July 14, 2016 | Eyewitness News
    Golden, a college student at the University of Miami, was in Central Park on July 3 with some friends when he stepped on a rock covering the homemade explosive and lost his lower left leg and foot.
  • TWA 800: Here is what we now know

    07/13/2016 7:11:01 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 59 replies
    WND ^ | Jul 13, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    Twenty years ago this Sunday, TWA Flight 800, a 747 bound for Paris, exploded off the coast of Long Island, killing all 230 people on board. In the last few years, researchers have unearthed an astonishing treasure trove of CIA documents, secured a confirmed video of a Long Island missile launch five days before TWA 800’s demise, and persuaded numerous witnesses and whistleblowers from inside the investigation to come forward. Here is what we now know.
  • Anthony Weiner on Republican Primary Voters: ‘Mouth-Breathing, Hunched Over, One-Tooth’

    07/07/2016 5:28:17 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 79 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to hunching over while breathing through the mouth, he surely knows a thing or two. . . If you’re the perviest creep in politics, you probably shouldn’t insult decent Americans in the most denigrating terms. But hey, you’re disgraced ex-congressman Anthony Weiner, wife of close Hillary aide Huma Abedin. Appearing on today’s With All Due Respect, Weiner, slumped in his chair in T-shirt and jeans, said that Donald Trump “appeals to that mouth-breathing, hunched over, one-tooth person that is the primary voter for Republicans.” For good measure, Weiner said “I will eat Heilemann’s shoes” if Hillary doesn’t...
  • Large protest shouting "black lives matter" has shut down major intersection in NYC's Times Square.

    07/07/2016 5:44:24 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 88 replies
    NBC Twitter ^ | 7/7/16 | NA
    WATCH: Large protest shouting "black lives matter" has shut down major intersection in NYC's Times Square.
  • NYC Gun Permit Corruption no Surprise

    07/04/2016 4:28:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The New York City scandal of bribes being paid to obtain highly desired and irrationally restricted gun permits is something that few find unusual, exceptional or unlikely.  The entire practice of the unconstitutional gun permit scheme was conceived in corruption and has always been administered as a way of benefiting elites and corrupt officials.  People without connections or money lose their Constitutional rights.  From ap.org: The New York investigation caught Alex “Shaya” Lichtenstein, a volunteer safety patrol member in his Orthodox Jewish neighborhood, on tape bragging that he had obtained at least 150 licenses for people to carry guns...
  • Man severely injured in explosion in New York's Central Park (Terrorism cover-up?)

    07/03/2016 8:38:16 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 57 replies
    cnn.com ^ | Updated 7:41 PM ET, Sun July 3, 2016 | Emanuella Grinberg, CNN
    (CNN)Members of the New York Police Department bomb squad are investigating the cause of an explosion in Central Park on Sunday that nearly blew a man's leg off, police said. Preliminary investigation suggests the explosion was an "experiment with fireworks or homemade explosives," NYPD Deputy Chief John O'Connell said at a news conference Sunday afternoon. "We do not have any evidence of a constructed device or commercial-grade fireworks," he said. "There are no specific, credible threats directed at New York or the July Fourth celebrations." It is not unusual for people to try and make homemade fireworks around the Fourth...
  • Blast in Central Park severs man’s foot

    07/03/2016 1:00:17 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 44 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 3 July 2016 | EDGAR SANDOVAL, RYAN SIT, STEPHEN REX BROWN
    A blast in Central Park severed the foot of a young man visiting New York from northern Virginia Sunday, witnesses said. The NYPD’s bomb squad was investigating the area of the park near E. 68th St. and Fifth Ave. Witnesses said the victim stepped on a device or fireworks, causing the blast. His foot was “all but gone,” one witness told the Daily News. Two of the victim's shocked friends described the ghastly sight moments before being taken away in an ambulance. "We don't know what happened. There was a small explosion and then dust," said one friend who didn't...
  • Ashamed to be an American? Towns crack down on American pride

    07/01/2016 8:15:06 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/16 | Todd Starnes
    The Star-Spangled Banner survived the rocket’s red glare and bombs bursting in air – only to face a modern-day threat – silly town ordinances and petty bureaucrats. I’m not sure if it’s an epidemic of anti-American nincompoopery sweeping across the fruited plain or if it’s a general lack of common sense. Maybe it’s both. I’ll let you be the judge of that.
  • 'Crazed' naked runway model, 21, brings Times Square to a standstill for an hour

    06/30/2016 1:57:01 PM PDT · by DFG · 69 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/30/2016 | Joel Christie
    'Crazed' naked runway model, 21, brings Times Square to a standstill for an hour screaming about Donald Trump, fashion and being a virgin before spitting on cops and jumping from a 16ft ledge Incident occurred at 8am Thursday on the red staircase in Duffy Square Man has been identified as fashion model Krit McClean McClean yelled out: 'Donald Trump where are you' and'I love fashion, it's taught me so much' He declared that he was 'mother earth' and also said he was a virgin He then jumped from a 16-foot platform and missed an inflatable crash bag Landed on the...
  • Girls jealous after ‘Fame’ high school crowns boy prom queen!

    06/30/2016 9:10:56 AM PDT · by freddy005 · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 26, 2016 | 12:13am | By Mary Kay Linge
    Some girls at La Guardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts were not amused that a boy stole their stiletto-heeled thunder and became this year’s prom queen — and their claws have come out on social ­media. “I know I go to LaGuardia because a boy won prom queen,” snarked Asia Pierre in a Facebook post that attracted 500 homophobic comments and 100 shares before it was removed. “It just sucks that men win everything and we thought we at least deserve that,” wrote a classmate under the name Taj Mahal. Matthew Crisson, an 18-year-old Staten Islander who self-identifies...
  • Clinton marches in New York pride parade

    06/26/2016 12:43:09 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/26/16 | Dan Merica
    New York (CNN)Hillary Clinton marched in the New York Pride parade on Sunday, highlighting her support for same-sex marriage and national LGBT nondiscrimination laws.
  • City workers being trained on correct transgender pronouns

    06/26/2016 8:50:05 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2016 | Melkorka Licea |
    Firefighters and medics will take their first “Trans 101” course on Tuesday, learning the correct way to interact with transgender people — and even getting a lesson in what LGTBQI actually stands for, a city official said. The two-hour sensitivity training was launched in March by the city Commission for Human Rights after Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order allowing people to use any public bathroom or locker room they identified with, regardless of their sexual anatomy.
  • Corruption case casts harsh light on NYPD handgun permits

    06/25/2016 7:51:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2016 5:53 PM EDT | Tom Hays
    A corruption probe at the New York Police Department has cast a harsh light on how people get handgun permits in a city that boasts some of the nation’s toughest gun laws. Federal prosecutors say a shady fixer’s cash bribes induced officers working in NYPD’s licensing division to rubber-stamp dozens of gun applications, circumventing stringent background checks intended to weed out candidates with criminal records, mental health problems and other red flags. The potential public safety breach comes amid a national debate over whether easy access to weapons fueled the Orlando massacre and other mass shootings. …
  • President Obama Designates Stonewall a National Monument (LGBT monument)

    06/24/2016 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    nbcnews.com/ ^ | June 24 2016 | John Lamparski
    On June 28, 1969, patrons at a gay bar in New York City's West Village neighborhood decided they had finally had enough after yet another police raid. As the NYPD attempted to enforce a law making it illegal to serve alcohol to "homosexuals," the resistance of the bar patrons turned into an uprising - the Stonewall Uprising - an event now widely credited with sparking the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S. Now, nearly 50 years later, that same location - where members of the community stood up to government injustice - has been designated a new national monument...
  • Obama names first national monument to LGBT rights

    06/24/2016 9:27:09 AM PDT · by McGruff · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | June 24, 2016 | Katia Hetter and Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama announced Friday he was designating the area around the Stonewall Inn in New York City as the country's first national monument to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights. "This week I'm designating the Stonewall National Monument as the newest addition to America's national park system," Obama said in a video released by the White House on Friday. "I believe our national parks should reflect the full story of our country -- the richness and diversity and uniquely American spirit that has always defined us, that we are stronger than ever. That out of many, we are...
  • NY Yankees go homo

    06/23/2016 2:15:30 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    Commemorating those killed in the jihad attack in Orlando is fine. But the Yankees use it to promote homosexuality.
  • Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say

    06/23/2016 2:25:56 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 47 replies
    Thousands of heat deaths predicted as New York City heats up, scientists say By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 3,000 New Yorkers could die each year from intense heat due to climate change beginning about 60 years from now, researchers said on Thursday. The number of hot days is expected to triple by the year 2080 and beyond, causing death by heat exhaustion, dehydration or heart and respiratory conditions, said the main author of a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. With so many hot days, when the temperature is at or above...
  • Bathroom ads show de Blasio out for himself — not transgenders

    06/23/2016 2:26:45 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Karol Markowicz
    “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the Air Force has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber” went the old bumper sticker often seen on Volvos. In Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York, it’s more like, “It will be a great day when our schools get all the money they need and the mayor has to hold a bake sale to run mostly useless ads that do little but pat himself on the back.” We might have crumbling infrastructure, failing schools and an overburdened transit system, but the...
  • The least affordable place to live in America is…

    06/23/2016 12:29:00 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    The most unaffordable place to live in the US is not San Francisco or Manhattan. It’s Brooklyn. A person earning the average salary in Brooklyn cannot afford the average home there — even if he could spend his entire salary (and then some) on housing, according to a survey released Thursday by real estate firm RealtyTrac, which looked at home sales price data in 417 of the most populous counties in the US as well as average wage data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The second- and third-most unaffordable places in America are Marin County, Calif., and Santa Cruz,...
  • LIVE:Trump in SoHo in New York City @ 10:30 am 6/22/2016.

    06/22/2016 3:43:36 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,116 replies
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016: LIVE streaming coverage of Donald Trump’s speech at Trump SoHo in New York City. Coverage begins at 10:30 AM EDT. New York City SoHo, New York City
  • 'Mass Hysteria' Causes Stampede at NYC Subway Station: NYPD

    06/21/2016 8:21:20 PM PDT · by ifinnegan · 43 replies
    NBC4 New York ^ | 6/21/16 | Lori Bordonaro
    "All they said was just, 'Run, run, run, run,'" one commuter recalled. "People getting stampeded, getting trampled, bags flying. It's crazy right now" Dozens of commuters ran out of a crowded Manhattan subway station Tuesday morning after one straphanger thought someone claimed to have a gun, according to the NYPD. Straphangers stampeded out of the Central Park North - 110th Street subway station in Harlem at about 9 a.m. in what police are calling mass hysteria. Authorities said the commotion spurred from a fight between two people on a 2 train. It's not clear what led straphangers to believe someone...
  • 3 Heavily Armed People Arrested At Holland Tunnel On Way To New York City

    06/21/2016 10:11:43 AM PDT · by orchestra · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/21/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles and ballistic vests at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday when police stopped them for driving with a cracked windshield, authorities tell NBC 4 New York. The three individuals, two men in their 50s and a woman in her 20s who may be from Pennsylvania, were stopped on the New Jersey side of the tunnel around 8 a.m., authorities said. A search of their vehicle revealed the weapons cache.
  • Donald Trump Meets With 1,000 "Enthusiastic" Faith Leaders In New York City

    06/21/2016 9:29:17 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump is meeting with a group of more than 1,000 faith leaders in New York City. The evangelical leaders gathered during the United in Purpose and My Faith Votes summit, titled: “A Conversation About America’s Future with Donald Trump and Ben Carson.”
  • 3 arrested in New York’s Holland Tunnel with loaded rifles, body armor - report

    06/21/2016 8:59:10 AM PDT · by paulcissa · 154 replies
    rt ^ | 21 Jun, 2016 | Staff
  • 3 Arrested With Multiple Loaded Guns, Knives, Body Armor at Holland Tunnel on Way to NYC

    06/21/2016 9:06:10 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 118 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 21 JUN 16 | By Pei-Sze Cheng and Jonathan Dienst
    Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles and ballistic vests at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday when police stopped them for driving with a cracked windshield, authorities tell NBC 4 New York. The three individuals, two men in their 50s and a woman in her 20s who may be from Pennsylvania, were stopped on the New Jersey side of the tunnel around 8 a.m., authorities said. A search of their vehicle revealed the weapons cache. The guns seized included long-range weapons as well as handguns. A camouflage helmet with what appeared to be night goggles was also recovered.
  • ‘Fixer’ bribed cops into closing Lincoln Tunnel lane: feds

    06/21/2016 7:33:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Cops shut down a lane in the Lincoln Tunnel so a visiting businessman could be escorted through it at the behest of a major de Blasio fundraiser, federal prosecutors charged Monday. Modal Trigger Jeremy ReichbergPhoto: Reuters The outrageous move was revealed as part of damning criminal indictments unveiled Monday against four NYPD officers and the shady “fixer’’ who allegedly arranged it. The stunning arrests marked the first time cops have been charged in the sweeping 3˝-year corruption investigation rocking the department and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, which is being probed for its fundraising. Federal prosecutors allege that the civilian...
  • The Absolute Best Slice of Pizza in New York

    06/17/2016 11:02:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 17, 2016 | Chris C
    For six weeks, the editors of New York Magazine and Grub Street are publishing a series of definitive lists that declare the absolute best versions of 101 things to eat, drink, and do. Pizza: It’s what New Yorkers are made of. Now, we’re not talking Neapolitan or neo-Neapolitan, deep dish or Detroit-style — not even whole pies. It’s all about the slice, the economical, accessible, on-the-go meal in its many styles: the classic round slice; square in the Sicilian or grandma style; vodka-sauced; with or without toppings, from the minimal (sausage) to the maximal “gourmet” (Buffalo chicken); and so on....
  • Stringer positioning Himself to Run Against Mayor De Blasio

    06/17/2016 10:29:46 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 2 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 16, 2016 | Ross Barkan
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing at least a half-dozen federal, state, and local investigations into his fundraising, accompanied by ugly headlines and the lowest approval ratings of his tenure. Last week’s arrest of Norman Seabrook, the powerful head of the city's corrections officers’ union, on federal corruption charges in a case involving a de Blasio fundraiser, only crystallized what more and more New York Democrats are starting to believe: With next year’s election looming on the horizon, the progressive mayor is becoming vulnerable to a primary challenge. While a few prominent local politicians are toying with the idea, it’s...
  • Teacher abused by students wins $125k settlement ("White B---!" Pelted With Rocks)

    06/13/2016 7:16:14 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | 6-12-2016 | Susan Edelman
    “These kids knew they could beat on me all they wanted, and the administration would tacitly encourage it by not doing anything about it,” Perez said. “In no other workplace would I be expected to take this as part of my day.” MS 72 struggles with discipline problems and low student achievement. In school surveys, kids have complained of bullying. Perez says several kids taunted and threatened her as they spewed X-rated profanity. They called her “white bitch,” pelted her with pencils, and tossed rocks as she walked to her car, warning that she would “get shot” and “get my...
  • NYPD welcomes largest, most diverse class of cadets ever (Whites at 19%- Hoorrayyy!!)

    06/11/2016 4:34:15 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 68 replies
    NYPost ^ | 6-10-2016 | Tom O'Connor
    Hispanics make up 39 percent of the new cadet class, in a department that is 27 percent Hispanic, while Asian and Pacific Islanders make up 21.9 percent of the new cadets, or triple the percentage of current officers of that ethnicity. The percentage of black cadets is 16.4 percent, slightly above department demographics, despite efforts by Mayor Bill de Blasio to increase the force’s African-American makeup to 23 percent from the current level of 15 percent. The percentage of whites is 19.8 percent, with the force at 50 percent.
  • Here's why New York City smells so rancid in the summer

    06/11/2016 7:18:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 7, 2016 | Molly Sequin
    For travelers with the gleam of the Big Apple in their eye, nothing seems better than New York City in the summertime. Restaurants have outdoor seating, there are festivals all over town, and you don't have to worry about bringing your jacket to Top of the Rock.
  • ‘White powder’ incident at NY federal building

    06/10/2016 7:56:56 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 19 replies
    RT ^ | 06/10/16 | staff
    Hazardous material teams and emergency service units are responding to an incident at New York City’s government complex, where two people were exposed to “white powder.” NYC Fire Wire ‏@NYCFireWire Manhattan *HazMat* Box 0152- 26 Federal Plaza. Bn-1 has a white powder incident with 2 civilians exposed. HazMat 1 & ESU responding
  • IT’S NOT THE WATER, IT’S “MAKING WATER” (NYC has gone mad)

    06/07/2016 10:19:02 AM PDT · by NRx · 15 replies
    from the desk of Bill (not IB) I saw the articles about NYC cracking down on large-sized drinks containing sugar, and thought it ludicrous.I saw the articles about NYC cracking down on foods containing sodium, and thought that at some point, common sense would prevail against the minions of political correctness.But – sugar and salt are merely the tip of the nanny-state iceberg. You have no right to drink a Big Gulp, and you have no right to have your order of fries (be it small or super-sized) served with the merest whiff of salt unless there is a warning...
  • Chaos Outside Webster Hall as Fans Flock to Would-Be Kanye West Concert (New York)

    06/06/2016 3:57:53 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 6-6-16 | Lori Bordonaro
    Hundreds of people packed the streets outside Webster Hall in Manhattan's East Village after Kanye West teased a surprise concert there early Monday — but the concert was ultimately canceled as the crowd grew and grew, leading to a frenzied scene that left behind smashed cars and piles of trash. Despite high energy at the unplanned event and a heavy police presence, no one was arrested, according to the NYPD. Photos and video posted online show hundreds, possibly thousands, of people gathered outside the concert venue. Some fans climbed on top of cars and others scaled poles and light posts....
  • Girls beat elderly woman on NYC subway after she asked them to move feet - turned in by mother

    06/04/2016 9:03:55 AM PDT · by heartwood · 89 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 3, 2016 | Chris Spargo
    The two teenage girls who are being accused of beating an elderly woman so severely that she had to be rushed to a New York City hospital have reportedly been turned in to police. The New York Daily News reports that police are questioning the two suspects, with the first girl being brought in Friday morning by her mother after she recognized her from surveillance photos released by authorities after the attack. The second suspect was brought in shortly after. The young women were traveling together on a subway car Thursday afternoon when 78-year-old Norma Trotman reportedly approached the two...
  • Apartments, Islamic museum to be built on site of failed Ground Zero Mosque

    06/02/2016 11:33:00 PM PDT · by Enchante · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/19/2016 | Lois Weiss
    The developer of the failed Ground Zero Mosque has nailed down “Sharia-compliant financing” for a new, luxury condominium tower and Islamic cultural museum on the same site, he and his banking partners said Wednesday. The $174 million dollar project features a three-story Islamic cultural museum at 51 Park Place and 48 high-end residential condos in a 43-story tower at 45 Park Place in the Financial District.
  • How Donald Trump Stopped the Building of a Mosque at Ground Zero

    06/02/2016 7:24:02 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 23 replies
    Stumpin for Trump ^ | 5/29/2016 | Missannie
    Back in 2010, a group of Muslim investors wanted to build a mosque near Ground Zero in lower Manhattan. This sparked outrage with millions of Americans who found it to be a slap in the face to allow a mosque to be built near such hollowed ground. The man behind it all was Hashim Elzanaty who along with eight other investors purchased the location and set the plans in place. But a famous billionaire New Yorker stepped in to stop the development. He did this by offering Elzanty $6 million to purchase the property from him — a dollar amount...
  • My student threatened to beat me — and I’m the one in trouble

    05/29/2016 2:29:17 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 90 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 29, 2016 | Susan Edelman and Isabel Vincent
    A veteran English teacher at Flushing HS says she was so terrified when a student charged at her and threatened to beat her with a heavy cast on his arm that she blurted out in self-defense, “If you hit me, I’ll kill you.”
  • EXCLUSIVE: Columbia U blocks NYPD’s effort to expand ShotSpotter gun detection technology

    05/29/2016 9:27:46 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 12 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | May 29, 2016 | ROCCO PARASCANDOLA, CHAUNCEY ALCORN, STEPHEN REX BROWN
    The NYPD is eagerly expanding the use of ShotSpotter technology to detect gunfire around the city, but one institution isn’t on board: Columbia University. Police sources say the Ivy League school declined a request from the NYPD to install the unobtrusive sensors on campus, without giving a reason. “Columbia is an ideal location because of how it’s situated,” a police source told the Daily News. “We have no idea why they said no. Do they not want to be seen as cooperating with law enforcement?” A Columbia spokesperson said the university is “continuing to review this proposal.” The ShotSpotter sensors...
  • New York City can enforce rule on salt warnings in restaurants: court

    05/27/2016 11:37:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu May 26, 2016 4:52pm EDT | Karen Freifeld
    New York City can enforce a rule requiring chain restaurants to post warnings on menu items high in sodium, a New York appeals court ruled on Thursday. In February, a New York state judge upheld the rule, knocking down a challenge by the National Restaurant Association. But the Appellate Division, First Department, temporarily stopped New York City from enforcing it. The court lifted has now lifted that interim order. The rule, believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, requires city restaurants with 15 or more locations nationwide to post a salt shaker encased in a...
  • NYC gets OK to issue salt fines during appeal

    05/27/2016 5:44:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    AP ^ | May 26, 2016 | Jennifer Peltz
    New York City plans to start enforcing a first-of-its-kind requirement for chain restaurants to use icons to warn patrons of salty foods after getting an appeals court's go-ahead Thursday to start issuing fines. But it's not the final word on whether the regulation will stand. The novel rule took effect in December, and some eateries already have added the requisite salt-shaker-like icons to menu items that contain more salt than doctors recommend ingesting in an entire day.
  • New York City is about to become a lot more disgusting

    05/26/2016 10:11:55 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Michael Gartland
    Scofflaws of New York, rejoice — the City Council has cleared the way for you to litter, loiter and pee in the street to your heart’s content. New legislation dubbed the “Criminal Justice Reform Act” was passed by lawmakers Wednesday, giving miscreants a get-out-of-jail-free card by eliminating the criminal penalties on a raft of quality-of-life crimes. The disgusting and disturbing acts that the council voted to decriminalize include drinking alcohol out of a paper bag, lurking in parks after hours, urinating in the street and making enough of a racket to violate the noise code. Under the legislation, which Mayor...