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  • Bill de Blasio warns New Yorkers on raising A/C too high during brutal heat wave

    07/31/2015 9:50:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 07/31/2015 | BY JENNIFER FERMINO
    It was so hot Wednesday that City Hall issued a 24-hour heat advisory warning people to stay indoors — but officials also cautioned against blasting the A/C. New Yorkers should keep their air conditioners at 78 degrees to help reduce the risk of blackouts, Mayor de Blasio said. “If the air conditioning is set at 78 degrees, people are safe and they will be able to deal with the hot temperatures,” he said. A 75-degree setting uses 18% more electricity, and a 72-degree setting uses 39% more, he said. The city’s fragile power grid was already showing signs of strain...
  • Exclusive: Photos Show Homeless Man Taking Bath In Columbus Circle Fountain

    07/30/2015 6:00:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 29, 2015 | Staff
    It was a shocking scene at one of the city’s most visited landmarks. CBS2 political reporter Marcia Kramer obtained exclusive images of what some call the latest public insult of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s New York City. Pictures were snapped of a homeless man taking a bath in the fountain at Columbus Circle, a popular city landmark that is now the bathtub of a bum. The man who took the photo called the incident simply appalling.
  • Residents blast NYPD guard tower: ‘Bums are still here’

    07/28/2015 5:58:24 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 28, 2015 | Frank Rosario and Bruce Golding
    The elevated “SkyWatch” booth was erected July 21 following a Post exposé about the hordes of homeless people taking over the park and Mayor de Blasio’s subsequent visit to chat up vagrants there.
  • De Blasio Flies to Vatican to Deliver Environmentalism Speech

    07/22/2015 9:32:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | William Bigelow
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, late as usual, arrived in Rome Tuesday morning to pontificate at the Vatican about the dangers of climate change. Delayed by fog that forced his plane to land in Milan, de Blasio arrived 80 minutes after his allotted time to speak at the gathering of mayors invited by the Vatican. Once he was given time to speak, though, he waxed eloquent about “powerful corporate interests,” adding, “Is it not the definition of insanity to propagate corporate policies and consumer habits that hasten the destruction of the earth?”
  • Stop Iran Rally - Times Square, NYC - TODAY, Wed. July 22

    07/22/2015 1:44:56 AM PDT · by Hetty_Fauxvert · 4 replies
    Stop Iran Rally - Times Square ^ | 7-22-2015 | Jewish Rapid Response Coalition
    RALLY FOR PEACH THROUGH STRENGTH - For America and for Humanity Stop Iran Rally is being held on July 22, 2015, in Times Square, at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue. The rally is scheduled for 5:30PM – 7:30PM. Our mission is to educate our countrymen on the dangerous accord being negotiated today in Geneva that will soon be put up for a vote in Congress. Our aims: 1. An end to the farce being perpetrated against the American people with a pending deal which will endanger America and our allies. 2. A restoration of the ORIGINAL demands – NO nuclear...
  • State board grants provisional charter for NY Climate Museum

    07/20/2015 11:45:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 9:56 PM EDT | Jim Fitzgerald
    The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved a step forward Monday, officials said. The state Board of Regents, meeting in Albany, approved a five-year provisional charter for the museum, Regents spokesman Tom Dunn said. The vote means “there is absolutely going to be a museum,” said Miranda Massie, executive director of the Climate Museum Launch Project. She said the museum is now “empowered to hold collections in trust for the public.” Supporters say it would be the...
  • Empire State Building turns green

    07/19/2015 8:56:31 AM PDT · by richardskeet · 29 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | July, 19, 2015 | AFP
    New York’s Empire State Building was lit in green late Friday to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan.
  • NO! Empire State Building refuses to light up in honor of Mother Teresa (a reminder)

    07/19/2015 9:14:08 AM PDT · by Ge0ffrey · 21 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | Adam Lisberg /
    The Empire State Building has a message for Mother Teresa - you don't deserve to be honored in lights. "As a privately owned building, ESB has a specific policy against any other lighting for religious figures or requests by religions and religious organizations," said Anthony Malkin, head of the family company that owns the building.
  • Public Urination in New York Becomes Test Case for Policing

    07/15/2015 4:26:09 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 15, 2015 | By MATT FLEGENHEIMER and J. DAVID GOODMAN
    Evidence pools beneath rows of pay phones, between parked cars, outside bars where last call has come and gone. The culprits can be found in any neighborhood of New York City. As city leaders wrestle with how to adapt police tactics to a lower-crime era, the Police Department in recent months has suggested it would loosen its approach to public urination, a quintessential quality-of-life crime whose effects have a tendency to linger — both on the street and for the person cited. Public urination has emerged as an especially thorny test case, scrambling traditional political allegiances among even left-leaning lawmakers...
  • New York City Council Moves To Decriminalize Urination In Public and Turnstile Jumping

    07/15/2015 12:55:10 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 55 replies
    Jonathon Turley ^ | July 13, 2015 | Jonathon Turley
    Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (left) is moving forward with a controversial plan to decriminalize such offenses as urinating in public — part of an effort to rollback on criminal offenses used by police to stop and detain suspects under the “broken windows” approach of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton. Critics have charged that the murder rate and other crimes are already up under Mayor Bill de Blasio due to the tensions with police and new policies against stop and frisk maneuvers. Mark-Viverito appears to believe that criminalizing urination is only a pretext for police stops or a minor offense for the...
  • Aspiring actress who was paid to star in 'Walking in NYC as a Woman' cat-calling video..

    07/14/2015 11:30:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/14/15
    ..files $500K lawsuit against the director for 'violating her civil rights' Shoshana Roberts says she was paid $200 to be filmed walking through the streets of Manhattan for 10 hours, with the resultant video of her being catcalled more than 100 times quickly going viral. Now the 24-year-old aspiring actress has filed a lawsuit against the director of the clip and the advocacy group who came up with the idea of documenting street harassment, claiming they did not get her written permission to air the video before using it to cash in on advertising. The two-minute footage received over 40...
  • ‘PISSED!’ NY Post has had it with ‘de Blasio’s NYC' ...most blistering cover yet [photo]

    07/11/2015 12:21:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 07/11/2015 | Twitchy Staff
    The New York Post has HAD IT. Take a gander at its cover today:
  • Cops search for suspect in brutal rape of 21-year-old woman in Port Authority Bus Terminal

    07/11/2015 5:50:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/11/15 | Ryan Sit
    Cops are hunting the creep who raped and assaulted a 21-year-old woman in the Port Authority Bus Terminal parking garage, police said on Saturday. The brute raped and then beat the woman, lacerating her face and body in the parking garage on Eighth Ave. and W. 42nd St on Friday at 1 a.m., according to the police. The suspect was spotted on security cameras sauntering into the garage's sixth floor elevator and then examining his knuckles before he ambles out, the footage shows.
  • 20 years of cleaning up NYC pissed away

    07/11/2015 5:46:33 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/10/15 | Tom Wilson
    Here’s an up-close look at a quality-of-life offense the City Council wants to decriminalize. This urinating vagrant turned a busy stretch of Broadway into his own private bathroom yesterday – an offense that would result in a mere summons if Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and her pals get their way. Wrapped in rags and a Mets blanket the hobo wandered into traffic at around 10:30 a.m. and relieved himself as cabs, cars and buses whizzed by between West 83rd and 84th streets on the Upper West Side.
  • America's World Cup heroes make history as the first women to receive a NYC ticker-tape parade

    07/10/2015 10:36:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 78 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/10/2015 | By EVAN BLEIER
    Throngs of impassioned fans of the US women's soccer team turned out early for a parade through New York City's Canyon of Heroes to celebrate the squad's victory at the Women's World Cup. The parade-goers started gathering at 3,30am on Friday along the Canyon - a stretch of Broadway where the nation's largest city has honored its legends - in anticipation of the event's 11 am start. Friday's celebration marked the first time New York City held a parade honoring a women's sports team.
  • Major brands sponsored 'gay' parties, lewd parade

    07/09/2015 10:16:51 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    onenewsnow ^ | July 9, 2015 | Charlie Butts
    America's largest retailer was among the corporate sponsors of recent homosexual "pride" events in New York City, including all-night parties and a vulgar parade down Fifth Avenue.Activities the corporations sponsored last month included a "burlesque masquerade fantasy" on June 26 and a "VIP Rooftop Party" on June 27, the "NYC Pride" website reveals. A suggestive, school-themed party at the Hammerstein Ballroom, with male "bad teachers" and "hot cheerleaders" flown in from overseas, was also held on June 27.Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality attended the June 28 "pride" parade. He tells OneNewsNow a Wal-Mart float was included in...
  • Theology Chairman’s Same-Sex Wedding Begins ‘Flood’ of Challenges to Catholic Identity

    07/08/2015 6:40:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies
    Cardinal Newman Society ^ | July 7, 2015 | CNS staff
    The Episcopalian marriage of Fordham University’s theology chairman to his same-sex partner, just one day after the Supreme Court’s marriage ruling, begins a new flood of challenges to Catholic identity that most Catholic colleges and universities are unprepared to face, warns Cardinal Newman Society President Patrick Reilly.“Even if a Catholic college leader wants to uphold Catholic teaching on marriage, the persistent embrace of dissent and opposition to the Church at many Catholic universities makes it highly unlikely that the law will now permit them to uphold moral standards for professors,” Reilly said.“The fact that a theology chairman at a...
  • Homelessness and empty stores becoming the new normal in NYC

    07/08/2015 8:35:57 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    nypost ^ | July 8, 2015 | John Podhoretz
    If you’ve been out and about in Manhattan over the past six weeks and you have eyes and ears, you know something’s happening — something worrisome. The urban streetscape is ­degrading. Take a walk down Broadway on the Upper West Side from the 100s to the 70s, as I did Sunday, and you’ll see it everywhere. It seems every barren storefront with a rental sign in the window has ­become impromptu outdoor housing for a homeless person. There are many such storefronts — ironic signs of prosperity, not recession. Rents have risen so high that small businesses often can’t afford...
  • APNewsBreak: NYC to eliminate bail for non-violent suspects

    07/08/2015 1:41:02 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 8, 2015 4:19 AM EDT | Jake Pearson
    Officials say they’re eliminating cash bail for thousands of New Yorkers accused of misdemeanor and non-violent felonies in an effort to divert them from the Rikers Island jail complex. An $18 million plan to be unveiled Wednesday will allow judges to instead require that people accused of certain crimes be monitored while they wait for their trial. …
  • Fordham University Theology Department Chairman Marries Another Man

    07/04/2015 4:04:32 PM PDT · by NYer · 114 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 4, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    The chairman of the theology department at Fordham University has gotten married—to another man. The New York Times, which up until a few years ago, declined running wedding announcements involving same-sex couples, reported that J. Patrick Hornbeck II “married” Patrick Anthony Bergquist Saturday at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Manhattan. The ceremony took place June 27, just a day after the US Supreme Court legalized same-sex “marriage” nationwide. That would not have been necessary legally, since New York State has allowed gay "marriage" since 2011. But the ceremony was conducted before the Episcopal Church in America voted this week...
  • EXCLUSIVE: NYPD accused of destroying evidence showing cops issued bogus summonses to meet quota

    07/06/2015 7:28:02 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, July 6, 2015, 2:30 AM | Stephen Rex Brown
    Attorneys for the city have failed to turn over even one email from the files of former Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly or former Chief of Department Joseph Esposito regarding summons activity over the last eight years... Police Lt. Stevelle Brown, who is alleged to have implemented a quota in Queens’ 105th Precinct, has destroyed text messages in which he denied a cop time off for failing to meet goals for traffic summonses... [Attorneys] also point[] to an exchange from an officer identified only as Sgt. Carty, who sternly admonished a cop for failing to issue enough seatbelt summonses.
  • Dershowitz: NYC Mayor Action Against Trump ‘Not the American Way’

    07/03/2015 3:04:32 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 19 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | July 3, 2015 | Richard Pollock
    By Richard Pollock Israel News AgencyNew York — July 3, 2015 … Civil liberty advocates are jumping all over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s order to “review” all of Donald Trump’s city contracts because of his recent comments on Mexican immigrants. “This is not the American Way,” observed Alan Dershowitz, Harvard’s most distinguished civil liberties law professor, about the chilling effect de Blasio’s action could have on freedom of speech. “De Blasio seems to put himself directly, squarely in conflict with the First Amendment,” he told TheDCNF in an interview. At his presidential campaign kickoff, Trump said immigrants...
  • NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade chairman John Dunleavy ousted from post

    St. Patrick’s Day Parade chairman John Dunleavy has been ousted after 22 years after a decades-long dispute over the inclusion of gay groups at the annual march down Fifth Ave., according to a report. The decision, made Tuesday afternoon after a meeting involving the parade’s board, comes just four days after the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the United States.
  • Brave new world: Mayor de Blasio bans NYC employers from asking applicants about criminal history

    06/30/2015 7:18:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m guessing this is the new face of equality. Or at least a redefinition of sanity. In any case, welcome to the Big Apple, employers! (From the NY Daily News) In front of emotional supporters, Mayor de Blasio signed legislation Monday that will prohibit employers from inquiring about a candidate’s criminal record prior to a job offer.“Today I see hope for people like me,” said Marilyn Scales, 52, of the Bronx, who said she never has had a full-time job because of her record for dealing heroin. As crazy as this may sound, there’s actually a bit more to...
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Lashes Out at Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    06/30/2015 3:10:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    WSJ ^ | June 30, 2015 | Josh Dawsey
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, unleashing months of frustration on Tuesday, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo undermined his Albany agenda and wasn’t focused on New York City residents but instead cared about “deal making” and “revenge.” Mr. de Blasio said he expected more retribution from the governor, a fellow Democrat, for expressing his views Tuesday afternoon, but he said he was prepared to handle it. Mr. de Blasio also said the governor had been disappointing since the mayor endorsed him last year for re-election. ... Melissa DeRosa, a spokeswoman for the governor, said Mr. Cuomo wished the mayor well on his coming...
  • Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes Spike in NYC

    06/30/2015 1:46:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    INN ^ | 6/29/2015, 4:27 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Hate crimes have spiked in New York City in 2015, according to New York Police Department (NYPD) statistics released Sunday—particularly against Jews. Hate crimes overall rose 9%, with 127 reported crimes during the first week of June in 2015 compared to 116 at the same time in 2014, the New York Post reports. Of those, anti-Semitic attacks rose 27% during that period, with 56 over 44 last year. …
  • Mayor Bill De Blasio Doesn’t Want You Smoking in Your Own Home

    06/30/2015 6:45:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/30/2015 | Liz Sheld
    The New York Post has learned that NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio is going to “ramp” up the city’s war against smoking…at home.If you live in New York, here is where you city tax dollars are going: The administration is planning to select and pay four health-advocacy groups $9,000 apiece to pressure landlords and developers to prohibit smoking in their apartment complexes so neighboring tenants don’t inhale secondhand smoke. And the result of this campaign is: …smokers would be barred from lighting up in one of their last sanctuaries: their own living quarters. Smoking is already banned in public...
  • NYC bill would require some bathrooms to be gender-neutral

    06/26/2015 12:02:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 26, 2015 2:28 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    Aiming to curb gender bias and harassment in New York City, officials are readying a plan that would require businesses to convert some restrooms to gender-neutral facilities. Legislation is being introduced that would require publicly available, single-occupancy restrooms in both public and private buildings to be designated as gender-neutral. It would also amend the language of some city laws, including the plumbing code, which requires separate lavatories for men and women. “This is a very important issue,” said New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, whose office is releasing a report Friday recommending the changes. “It’s time to help individuals who...
  • Video maker sues so it can promote Muslim film in NY subways

    06/25/2015 10:06:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2015 1:03 PM EDT | Mike Balsamo
    Two Muslim filmmakers have filed a lawsuit against the operator of New York subways claiming the agency rejected their advertisements under a rule that prohibits disputed political views. They argue the ads have nothing to do with politics and should not be banned. In a lawsuit filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court, the filmmakers, Negin Farsad and Dean Obeidallah, claim the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is violating their First Amendment right to free speech. The two created the advertisements to help promote their 2013 film, “The Muslims Are Coming.” They say the overall message of both the ads and the film...
  • Gunman at large after shooting 4 in Harlem deli

    06/24/2015 2:36:57 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/24/15 | Larry Celona and Shawn Cohen
    Four people were shot at a Harlem deli Wednesday afternoon, police said. The gunman opened fire inside the 20 Stars deli on East 132nd Street near Madison Avenue around 3:30 p.m., cops said. A 25-year-old man was shot in the head and a 17-year-old man was shot in the torso. The chaos then spilled outside, with the shooter letting off several more shots
  • Man attacks woman in Bryant Park with machete

    06/23/2015 10:44:23 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/23/15 | Larry Celona and Natasha Velez
    A machete-wielding madman slashed a woman in Bryant park in what police believe was an unprovoked attack, early Tuesday. The victim was near West 42nd Street in the park when the homeless man whipped out the machete and slashed her in the arm at about 11:30 a.m., according police.
  • Students at New York middle school received misspelled diplomas featuring the word 'departmemt'

    06/21/2015 3:48:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/21/15 | Myriah Towner
    Graduating students at New York middle school received misspelled diplomas featuring the word 'departmemt' **SNIP** The misspelled word appeared in the phrase 'New York City Department of Education' positioned at the top of the diplomas awarded to the students. The word had an extra 'm' instead of the letter 'n'. 'I'm sure next year they will be pouring over those diplomas to make sure every "i" is dotted and "t" is crossed,' Gardner told Fox 5. Another parent told the station that the Upper East Side school did not mention the mistake or issue an apology during the ceremony.
  • Al Sharpton Anti-Gun Violence Campaign 'Occupy The Corners' Launches In NYC, NJ, Other Cities

    06/18/2015 10:25:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | June 5, 2015 | Aaron Morrison 
    After encouraging months of protests against police brutality around the country, the Rev. Al Sharpton is again turning his focus to the gun violence that plagues urban and minority communities during the summer. Sharpton, president of the New York-based National Action Network, announced Friday the locations for his “Occupy the Corners” initiative, an annual community action that enlists residents and volunteers to patrol their neighborhoods at night. In several New York City locations, as well as a city in New Jersey, Sharpton has designated neighborhood captains to stand with residents at “hotspot” intersections from 9 p.m. to midnight Fridays and...
  • ISIS Pressure Cooker Attack in New York Thwarted

    06/17/2015 3:42:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 6/17/2015, 10:11 AM | Ari Yashar
    A 20-year-old New York City college student has been arrested for plotting a pressure cooker bombing attack in the city to support Islamic State (ISIS), as revealed in Brooklyn court documents published on Tuesday. The student, Munther Omar Saleh, was arrested along with another man on Saturday morning when they got out of their car and charged at a surveillance vehicle that had been following them, reports Reuters. […] The student vocally supported ISIS online, and in one Twitter post said of the Al Qaeda terrorist organization “I fear AQ could be getting too moderate.” He likewise praised terrorist attacks...
  • De Blasio says if rent-regulated apartments law expires it would be 'end to New York City ...'

    06/12/2015 7:28:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 70 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 12, 2015 | Jennifer Fermino
    Full title: De Blasio says if rent-regulated apartments law expires it would be 'end to New York City as we have known it' The “end to New York City as we have known it" could be upon us if Albany fails to act and renew rent laws governing 1 million rent-regulated units, Mayor de Blasio said on Friday. In an unusually apocalyptic conference call with 14,000 AARP members, de Blasio said the laws — which expire Monday — are the only things keeping landlords from jacking up rents to market rates, often double what tenants currently pay.
  • NYC St. Patrick’s Day Chairman says gays will “have a problem” marching in 2016

    06/12/2015 6:20:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 10, 2015 01:58 AM | Debbie McGoldrick
    John Dunleavy, the chairman of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade, is shopping the parade broadcast rights to other local networks because NBC insisted on the inclusion of a gay marching group in this year’s event, multiple sources tell the Irish Voice. Also, speaking at a parade lunch in April, Dunleavy said gay groups would “have a problem” securing a slot in next year’s line of march. The local NBC affiliate, Channel 4, has aired the Fifth Avenue parade live for several years, but was prepared to end its coverage in 2015 if organizers failed to include a...
  • VIDEO: ABC 7 years ago, predicting NYC would be under water in 2015 because of global warming

    06/12/2015 3:33:14 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Bahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! VIDEO: ABC 7 years ago, predicting NYC would be under water in 2015 because of global warmingStuff like this never gets old, and it never stops being relevant because, remember, the global warmists tell us we must act now or else their dire predictions about the future will inevitably come true. So what do we find when we look back on some of their past predictions? The Media Research Center did just that the other day, dredging up a hilarious (although not intentionally) report by ABC titled “Earth 2015.” You have to see this. It’s just a 53-second clip...
  • Bratton Demands Retraction After Interview on Hiring Black Cops: Report

    06/12/2015 10:13:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    NBC New York ^ | June 10, 2015
    New York City's top cop is demanding a retraction after he was quoted by a news article saying the NYPD has a hard time hiring black officers because "so many of them have spent time in jail," according to a published report. The Daily News reports that Commissioner Bill Bratton has called on the Guardian to retract the story -- which bears the headline "NYPD chief Bratton says hiring black officers is difficult: ‘So many have spent time in jail,’ -- because his comments were taken out of context from another story published by the British news outlet about the...
  • 'New York City is lost. Totally.'

    06/11/2015 8:02:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/11/2015 | By Bruce Deitrick Price
    By Bruce Deitrick Price The following letter (sent via iPhone) is from Marilyn T., a teacher.  She has worked in the greater New York City area for many years and wants everyone to know how debased and crazy our classrooms have become.  She sums it up this way: “NYC is lost. Totally.” Every American should be keenly concerned about understanding and saving New York City, because your own city is probably using the same bad methods and heading toward the same level of failure.  The letter: Rather than choose what works in our schools, we are often using poorly designed programs in...
  • Hillary Gets Blown Off Again By New York City Mayor (not socialist enough)

    06/11/2015 2:25:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Bayou Buzz ^ | 6/10/15
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was snubbed by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio again. According to The New York Observer, de Blasio confirmed he would not attend Hillary Clinton’s Roosevelt Island campaign kickoff this Saturday. New York’s liberal mayor says he still needs Clinton to talk about the income inequality issue. “What I am waiting to hear about is the fight against income inequality, how we raise wages and benefits, how we create the kind of progressive taxation system we need,” de Blasio told reporters at a city event in the Bronx.
  • Berlin becomes first German city to make rent cap a reality

    06/10/2015 7:25:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 01 June 2015 | Ruby Russell
    Capital pioneers law prohibiting landlords from charging new tenants more than 10% above local average __ Berlin has become the first city in Germany in which rent-control legislation has come into force in a bid to put the brakes on some of the fastest rising rents in Europe. From Monday, landlords in the capital will be barred from increasing rents by more than 10% above the local average. Such controls were already in place for existing tenants but have now been extended to new contracts. “The rent ceiling is very important for Berlin because the difference between the rent paid...
  • NYC Mayor de Blasio: We have a “democracy problem” in America

    06/08/2015 8:10:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/08/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio is a busy guy. He’s got more than enough on his plate already, needing to deal with his city’s skyrocketing crime rate, crushing poverty in the areas that the TV cameras don’t cover and a police force which doesn’t much care for him. Still, he took time out of his busy day on Sunday to talk to John Dickerson on Face the Nation. Strangely, he wasn’t there to talk about Gotham, but rather about Hillary Clinton and her recent calls for expanded early voting around the nation. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio...
  • Minnie Mouse, Hello Kitty costumed characters brawl in Times Square: police

    06/07/2015 7:08:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 5, 2015 | Thomas Tracy and Joseph Stephansky
    The claws came out when Minnie Mouse and Hello Kitty got into a fight in Times Square Thursday, police said. The costumed characters came to blows over tips in the middle of the Crossroads of the World around 3:30 p.m., police said.
  • With shootings on the rise in NYC, is de Blasio vulnerable?

    06/06/2015 3:52:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 6, 2015 5:57 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    The screaming tabloid headlines harken a darker, scarier time in New York history. “Four more murders in one night,” the New York Post wrote under the grieving loved ones of a shooting victim. The front page of The Daily News blared “Subway Crime Soars.” In reality, the uptick in violence is small. But even the perception that New York is suffering any sort of backslide into the violence-plagued bad old days of the 1970s has empowered critics of Mayor Bill de Blasio. De Blasio has assured the public that overall crime is down and that measures are already being put...
  • Huge drop in stop-and-frisk as NYC crime increases raises fear that cops are reluctant to [tr]

    06/05/2015 7:31:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 5, 2015 | Rocco Parascandola, Kerry Burke , Larry McShane
    A dramatic drop in stop-and-frisk encounters has emboldened criminals and made cops more reluctant to take proactive police action, even as murders and shootings are on the rise in the city. The frightening message — echoed by police supervisors and union leaders — comes as stop-and-frisk encounters are on pace to plunge by 42% this year, with 20,000 fewer street stops. There were 11,652 stops across the city through June 3 — projecting to roughly 28,000 for the year, records obtained by the Daily News show. As the number of stops fell, the number of murders spiked 19.5% during the...
  • 10 injured when crane drops massive air conditioner [DeBlasio's New York City]

    06/01/2015 6:31:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 39 replies
    A massive air-conditioning unit being lifted by a crane to the top of a midtown Manhattan office building broke free Sunday, fell 28 stories and landed in the middle of Madison Avenue, injuring 10 people. Two were construction workers, while the others were pedestrians and occupants of passing cars. All were struck by debris that caused minor injuries.
  • Human Flesh-Craving Squirrels Are Attacking MTA Workers

    05/30/2015 7:30:43 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 88 replies
    Gothamist.com ^ | 29MAY2015 | Staff Writer
    Earlier this month, a squirrel in the Bronx bit an MTA worker's finger, sending her to the hospital. Now, it appears squirrels have developed a taste for salty, delectable people flesh—a second MTA worker has been attacked by a squirrel, this time in the train car of a Coney Island-bound Q train. It's unclear whether the same squirrel was coming back for seconds, or if the city's squirrel population has teamed up with the coyotes to rid the city of all non-littering humans. This week's squirrel-sourced aggression occurred at around 9:20 a.m. on Thursday, near the Cortelyou Road Q station....
  • Report: NYC Cops Arrested Men for ‘Manspreading’ on the Subway

    05/30/2015 11:21:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Smash the patriarchy! New York police allegedly arrested two men for “manspreading” (sitting with their legs far apart) on the subway, according to a report entitled “That’s How They Get You” released by the Police Reform Organizing Project. “On a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklyn’s criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of ‘man spreading’ on the subway, presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders,” the report states.
  • Barnard works toward a new policy on transgender admissions (NYC)

    05/30/2015 10:14:29 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 30, 2015 10:35 AM EDT | Jocelyn Noveck
    On a recent bright spring morning, students admitted to the Barnard College Class of 2019 gathered on campus. As blue-and-white balloons fluttered in the breeze, the prospective freshmen attended panels and lunched on the lawn, chatting animatedly with current students. There were, of course, young women from a variety of backgrounds, but at least one category wasn’t included: transgender women. Barnard, like other women’s colleges, has traditionally admitted only students born female. But that might be changing. Next week, Barnard’s trustees are expected to vote on an issue that has arrived loudly and emphatically on the front burner for women’s...
  • Uber, Lyft push back against proposed NYC regulations

    05/28/2015 11:03:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 28, 2015 2:00 PM EDT
    Uber and Lyft are pushing back against a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services. The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission says the new rules being debated Thursday are minor adjustments to existing regulations. […] The proposed rule changes would address fares, the availability of wheelchair-accessible cars and restrictions on picking up passengers at airports. …