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  • Police Sergeants’ Union Warns Against Democratic Convention in Brooklyn

    08/27/2014 11:20:46 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 27, 2014 | Matt Flegenheimer, J. David Goodman
    A union of New York City police sergeants warned the Democratic National Committee on Tuesday against holding its 2016 convention in Brooklyn, issuing an open letter that doubled as a broadside against a mayoral administration with which some officers have grown increasingly frustrated.
  • Thugs rough-up Jewish couple, drive off flying Palestinian flags (Upper East Side, NYC)

    08/26/2014 11:36:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 26, 2014 | 3:24am | Aaron Feis
    A gang of anti-Semitic thugs roughed up a Jewish man and his wife on the Upper East Side on Monday evening before fleeing in cars flying Palestinian flags, police sources told The Post. Two cars and multiple motorcycles pulled up to the couple on East 63rd Street near Third Avenue just after 8 p.m., and the assailants began yelling “anti-Jewish statements,” the sources said. …
  • Teachers want their money back after UFT backs Sharpton (NYC)

    08/22/2014 8:19:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2014 | 8:14pm | Joe Tacopino, Jamie Schram and Bruce Golding
    The UFT will pay a heavy price for sponsoring the Rev. Al Sharpton’s anti-cop rally on Staten Island—as a growing number of teachers vow to cancel their contributions to the union’s political action committee. The UFT’s Committee on Political Education, or COPE, raked in more than $6 million between Jan. 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission. But ever since the union announced its support last week for a protest over the police chokehold death of Eric Garner, hundreds of members have used the UFT’s own Facebook page to publicly sever ties...
  • Palestinian banner unfurled on NYC bridge (Manhattan Bridge)

    08/21/2014 12:48:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 21, 2014 1:17 AM EDT
    Pro-Palestinian activists marching along the Brooklyn Bridge were surprised when a giant flag in Palestinian colors was unfurled on the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The flag had the words “Boycott, Divest, Sanction” on it and was lowered from a part of the bridge near the Manhattan side Wednesday evening. Activists on the Brooklyn Bridge met its appearance with cheers. …
  • NYC mayor declares ‘Al Roker Appreciation Day’

    08/20/2014 11:33:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2014 2:02 PM EDT
    Al Roker didn’t have this honor in his forecast. Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised the beloved “Today Show” weatherman on his 60th birthday Wednesday and declared it Al Roker Appreciation Day across the city. …
  • The World Trade Center Has A New, Very Confusing Logo

    The World Trade Center Has A New, Very Confusing Logo Cramming in a mind-melting series of visual allusions, the $3 million WTC logo is also an ad. The World Trade Center has a new logo. Part of a $3.57 million branding endeavor, it's a riff on space and negative space, presence, and absence. It’s like a Rubin vase test, playing tricks on the eye and asking viewers to see what they want to see. Which would almost be poetic if not for the fact that it could also be read as an ad for a luxury shopping mall. To be...
  • New York Mayor de Blasio Stands Firm on Refusal to Reimburse Public for Personal Trips

    08/19/2014 10:04:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 18, 2014 6:22 p.m. ET | Michael Howard Saul
    Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won't reimburse the taxpayers for personal trips when his security detail is at the wheel, even though New York City's other top elected officials have said they would. For the first time Monday afternoon, Mr. de Blasio addressed criticism from government watchdogs and former elected officials who have questioned his ethics for allowing the public to fund out-of-town private travel, an issue raised in report published last week in The Wall Street Journal. Mr. de Blasio, a Democrat, said he would abide by a March 2009 advisory opinion from the city's Conflicts of Interest...
  • Violent Weekend in NYC

    08/18/2014 11:30:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    WOR, 710 AM, NYC ^ | Monday, August 18th 2014 @ 5am
    Two dozen people were shot here in New York City over the weekend in a rash of gun violence. Two of the victims were killed early yesterday morning in a drive-by shooting outside a deli on West 151st Street in Harlem. […] Shootings are up more than 10 percent around the city compared to last year. …
  • Petition to Save Holy Innocents Church in Manhattan

    08/17/2014 9:24:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The New Liturgical Movement ^ | 8/17/14 | Gregory DiPippo
    Many of our readers have undoubtedly heard that Holy Innocents Church, the only church in Manhattan where the Extraordinary Form is celebrated daily, faces the possibility of closure by the Archdiocese of New York. Via Rorate Caeli, which has reported on the situation several times, the following brief video published by our friends at Regina Magazine, shows several nice images of the church’s vibrant pastoral life, and ends with a link to a petition to Cardinal Dolan to keep the church open and operating.
  • 15 Shot in Spate of Overnight Violence in New York City (Update)

    08/17/2014 3:06:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 38 replies
    NBC NY ^ | 8/17/14 | NBC NY
    Fifteen people were shot in a spate of overnight violence in New York City that left two people dead and 13 others injured, some critically, in a span of eight hours. Police reported the first shooting late Saturday, at an East Harlem Park. Three people were shot and injured in Jefferson Park on 113th Street and First Avenue; one of the victims was seriously injured, according to officials. Shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday two were shot dead in Hamilton Heights when a motorist got out of his car and opened fire. The driver fled after fatally wounding a 21-year-old man...
  • 3 Stabbed at New York's Grand Central Station; 1 In Critical Condition

    08/16/2014 3:41:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 27 replies
    LATimes ^ | August16, 2014 | AMES QUEALL
    3 Stabbed at New York's Grand Central Station; 1 In Critical Condition Grand Central Terminal By JAMES QUEALLY Triple stabbing at New York's Grand Central Terminal leaves one man in critical condition A 38-year-old man slashed three people with a folding knife at Grand Central Terminal in New York City Saturday morning, leaving one victim in critical condition, police said. According to police, Ivan DeLeon drew a 4-inch blade after bumping into someone while exiting a train about 11:15 a.m. An argument erupted and DeLeon stabbed a 29-year-old man in the arm, a 27-year-old man in the stomach and a...
  • Anthony Weiner wants to open NYC restaurant

    08/08/2014 8:03:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 8, 2014 10:59 AM EDT
    Former congressman Anthony Weiner wants to open a restaurant in New York City. The place would be in the Rockaways, a coastal Queens neighborhood that is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy in 2012. It would be named The Rockaway Restoration Kitchen and offer locally-sourced food. …
  • Spontaneous Pro-Israel Rally Erupts in Response to Protestors

    08/06/2014 9:40:25 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 27 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug. 3, 2014 | Danielle Avel
    On July 25th a group of anti Israel protestors targeted Jewish owned businesses in what they called a direct action .
  • Report: 6 Tested in NYC Tested for Ebola; News Withheld from Public

    08/05/2014 5:50:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 118 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 4, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke about six patients in New York City that were tested for Ebola and one who had recently traveled to Africa that is undergoing tests for the Ebola virus on Monday’s broadcast of “Wolf.” Gupta said, “I would guess by tomorrow sometime we'll have a better idea” what malady the individual has. He also pointed out that even though the patient isn’t in isolation, “This isn't the kind of thing that they worry about spreading to other patients in the hospital, spreading to people who are walking around the hospital. This is not an airborne virus....
  • Man Being Tested At Mount Sinai Hospital For Possible Ebola Virus

    08/04/2014 2:32:50 PM PDT · by mojito · 70 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 8/4/2014 | Unattributed
    A patient at Mount Sinai Hospital was under treatment Monday afternoon, after being tested after traveling to a country where the Ebola virus is present, the hospital said in a statement. The man arrived at the East Harlem medical center’s emergency room early Monday morning with high fever and gastrointestinal symptoms. The man told doctors he had recently traveled to a West African country where Ebola has been reported, the hospital said. The man has been placed in “strict isolation” and is undergoing various tests to determine the cause of the symptoms, the hospital said.
  • 'Odds are it's not Ebola': Man being tested for Ebola virus at New York City hospital (shortened)

    08/04/2014 3:53:18 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 25 replies
    Daily News ^ | 8/4/14 | SASHA GOLDSTEIN
    The man showed up Monday at the Mount Sinai Hospital emergency room on the Upper East Side with gastrointestinal symptoms and a high fever. He recently returned from traveling in one of the four African countries where the deadly disease has been confirmed. Hospital officials said if the patient does have Ebola, it cannot be transmitted through casual contact on the subway or street.-hospital-report-article-1.1891511#ixzz39SzvfFA1
  • New York City Pension System Is Strained by Costs and Politics

    08/04/2014 10:01:22 AM PDT · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03 Aug 2014 | DAVID W. CHEN and MARY WILLIAMS WALSH
    For years, New York City has been dutifully pumping more and more money into its giant pension system for retired city workers. Next year alone, the city will set aside for pensions more than $8 billion, or 11 percent of the budget. That is an increase of more than 12 times from the city’s outlay in 2000, when the payments accounted for less than 2 percent of the budget. But instead of getting smaller, the city’s pension hole just keeps getting bigger, forcing progressively more significant cutbacks in municipal programs and services every year. Like pension systems everywhere, New York...
  • Female NYC Police Officers Can’t Make an Arrest, Bystanders Laugh At Them (Video)

    08/03/2014 6:03:11 PM PDT · by montag813 · 93 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-03-2014 | Brian Hayes
     by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsA Brooklyn reader sent us this video tonight, apparently showing two female NYPD officers attempting -- and I use the term loosely -- to make an arrest of a man who may or may not have committed assault. We have still trying to corroborate the details of the arrest with our NYPD sources, but that is most certainly not what will be discussed online.We have heard for years about fitness tests requirements being diluted for NYPD recruits, and with the new leftist mayor Bill DeBlasio now permitting two females to be partners (previously a female had to...
  • Follow de Blasio’s Money

    08/03/2014 4:09:33 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 4 replies
    nypost.com ^ | August 3, 2014
    <p>Like most progressives, Bill de Blasio is a champion of public financing for political campaigns. And with good reason.</p> <p>For all his railing against the evil of big money in politics, he’s been quick to take advantage of big fat donations to fuel his agenda — provided they come in a way that doesn’t require him to leave his fingerprints on them.</p>
  • Massive emergency drill in New York City

    08/01/2014 1:47:17 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 34 replies
    MFoxNY ^ | 8-1-14My | LUKE FUNK
    NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) - The New York City Department of Health conducted a massive emergency preparedness drill at 30 facilities across the city on Friday. They tested the delivery of emergency medications in the event of a biological attack, such as anthrax, or other large-scale public health emergency in the city. The majority of the deliveries will take place to public school buildings. It's the largest surprise drill in the city's history. The drill was scheduled to take place from approximately 6:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The majority of participants were given no notice to better test and simulate a...
  • Family of Bronx Man Killed in Sucker-Punch Attack Stunned by Suspect Charge

    07/31/2014 6:49:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    WNBC, Channel 4, New York City ^ | Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 • Updated at 12:31 PM EDT | Ida Siegal
    A grieving Bronx family is stunned that the teen accused of sucker-punching their father and husband is being charged with a misdemeanor that could result in the suspect doing less than a year in jail. Ildefonso Romero Jr. died days after a teenage boy allegedly sucker-punched him outside his home on Thieriot Avenue in Soundview on June 21. Witnesses said Romero had been protecting a girl from local teens who were apparently causing trouble in the street, and one of the teens punched Romero. […] “This guy kills my father and he’s only gonna serve a year in jail? What...
  • De Blasio voted for luxury building ‘poor door’ [Dem favors separate doors for rich and poor]

    07/29/2014 4:58:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 28, 2014 | Yoav Gonen
    Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials denouncing “poor door” entrances for subsidized tenants in luxury buildings actually voted in favor of a measure that made such separation possible, a Post review found. When the lengthy text of a zoning resolution was amended by the City Council in July 2009, then-Councilman de Blasio — who arrived late to the meeting — was among the majority who voted “Aye.” One provision said developers of market-rate condos could include affordable units on site, instead of off site, while allowing for the separation of a number of services that included the entrances. But...
  • De Blasio vows to improve NYPD-community relations

    07/28/2014 10:21:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 28, 2014 7:05 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio, facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, said Monday that he believes the troubles stem from racial tension that defined his predecessor’s 12 years in office.He did not specifically say he thought race played a role in the recent death of a black asthmatic father of six who died after being put in apparent chokehold by a white officer, an encounter that was caught on video. He did say that more trust was needed between police and residents. “If you talk about the last decade or so in...
  • Bel Kaufman, Who Told What School Was Really Like, Dies at 103

    07/25/2014 5:31:03 PM PDT · by Borges · 16 replies
    NYT ^ | 7/25/2014 | Margalit Fox
    Bel Kaufman, a former New York City schoolteacher whose classic first novel, “Up the Down Staircase” — shot through with despair and hopefulness, violence and levity, all manner of bureaucratic inanity and a blizzard of official memorandums so mind-bendingly illogical as to seem almost Kafkaesque — was hailed as a stunningly accurate portrait of life in a gritty urban school when it was published in 1965, died on Friday at her home in Manhattan. She was 103.
  • Homeless Shelter’s Opening in Queens Stirs Ugly Exchanges

    07/25/2014 12:51:40 PM PDT · by Theoria · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 25 July 2014 | KATE TAYLOR and JEFFREY E. SINGER
    The crowd of 500 included grandmothers and small children, Chinese immigrants and the president of a local Republican club, all shouting that the mayor had trampled their rights. The source of their anger? The 180 homeless families the city had moved into the defunct Pan American Hotel in Elmhurst, Queens. The residents felt nervous around the new arrivals, they said. There were reports of shoplifting from the Good Fortune Supermarket, public urination and panhandling – all things, they said, that had been unheard-of in their neighborhood until now. During the protest on Tuesday night, one of the organizers spoke through...
  • Separate Entrances for Rich and Poor in Heavily Democratic NYC District

    07/22/2014 11:34:03 AM PDT · by adingdangdoo · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com: Big Government ^ | 7/22/14 | William Bigelow
    Over the weekend, New York City, defying those who think such a move is insulting to the poor, approved a move by the developer Extell to build a separate entrance at an Upper West Side condominium for its affordable housing tenants.
  • Why NYC’s push to change school admissions will punish poor Asians

    07/20/2014 4:45:54 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 58 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2014 | Dennis Saffran
    In 2004, 7-year-old Ting Shi arrived in New York from China, speaking almost no English. For two years, he shared a bedroom in a Chinatown apartment with his grandparents — a cook and a factory worker — and a young cousin, while his parents put in 12-hour days at a small laundromat they had purchased on the Upper East Side. Ting mastered English and eventually set his sights on getting into Stuyvesant High School, the crown jewel of New York City’s eight “specialized high schools.” When he was in sixth grade, he took the subway downtown from his parents’ small...
  • Rock slide damages NY train tracks, halts service

    07/19/2014 9:00:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 4 replies
    AP ^ | Jul 19, 2014
    Tumbling rocks north of New York City have damaged a stretch of train tracks in the nation's second-largest commuter rail system, suspending service and leaving hundreds of passengers without rides. ... The rock slide is the latest headache for a railroad recovering from two major accidents and myriad service disruptions. In December, a Metro-North Hudson Line train derailed in the Bronx, killing four passengers and injuring more than 70 others. In May 2013, a train heading east from New York City to New Haven derailed and was hit by a westbound train outside Bridgeport
  • NJ: Protesters picket new Hobby Lobby store in Totowa

    07/13/2014 7:46:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 59 replies
    Bergen Record ^ | 07.12.14 | JAMES M. O’NEILL
    Roughly 50 people lined up in front of Hobby Lobby’s new Totowa store Saturday to protest the company’s role in a recent Supreme Court decision that says the company can choose not to cover contraception for its employees through the Affordable Care Act.The Oklahoma City-based arts and crafts chain is owned by a Christian family that says it tries to run the business applying its religious beliefs. One of the parties in the decision by the high court, the family had argued that the Obamacare requirement that all contraception be covered violated a 1993 federal law that protects religious...
  • This Is Test Your 4-Year-Old Would Need To Pass To Get Into An Elite New York City Kindergarten

    07/07/2014 1:06:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/07/2014 | AMY ZIMMER, DNAINFO.COM
    Test Yourself Are you smart enough to get into private kindergarten? Take this test from Bright Kids NYC and find out how you fare on AABL practice questions. Question 1 of 5 Which flag completes the pattern? MANHATTAN — Some of the city's most elite private schools will soon require 4-year-olds to take a new, harder admissions test given on an iPad and designed to assess math and literacy skills. The educational services company ERB's Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) will be given for the first time in October and is a significant departure from the previous, IQ-like test most New York...
  • There’s no God-given right to live in NYC

    07/07/2014 8:15:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/07/2014 | Kyle Smith
    One thing we know about Mayor de Blasio is that he’s serious about creating affordable, quality housing for all New Yorkers. “This is literally the largest and most ambitious affordable-housing program initiated by any city in this country in the history of the United States of America,” de Blasio declared when he announced his “five-borough, 10-year plan” in May. “It is the largest, fastest affordable-housing plan ever attempted at a local level,” he added, vowing to “change the face of this city forever.” Hear that kids? Your rent worries will soon ease. Great news! I wonder if the new promise...
  • New York to provide free legal aid, IDs to undocumented immigrants

    06/27/2014 7:26:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    CSM ^ | 06/27/2014 | Harry Bruinius
    NEW YORK — As Congress remains gridlocked by the partisan wrangling over the issue of illegal immigration, New York City this week approved two separate plans that advocates say could signal a sea change in the ways cities handle undocumented workers and their families. On Wednesday, the New York City Council earmarked $4.9 million of the city budget to give legal assistance to foreign-born New York residents facing deportation. This makes New York the first city in the US to provide lawyers for low-income immigrants detained by federal authorities. The city will provide such aid both for undocumented immigrants and...
  • NYC creates public defender system for immigrants (illegals)

    06/27/2014 2:01:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun. 27, 2014 1:58 AM EDT | Deepti Hajela
    Poor New York City immigrants who otherwise would have faced the complicated immigration system with its threat of deportation on their own will now get legal representation to help them in a program advocates say is the first of its kind in the country and one they hope the federal government will ultimately take on. The New York Immigrant Family Unity Project will cover all eligible immigrant city residents detained in the system and appearing in immigration courts in New York City or the New Jersey cities of Elizabeth and Newark. Lawmakers approved $4.9 million for the initiative as part...
  • Boom: Brooklyn preparing to ordain 13, largest class of priests in the United States

    06/24/2014 10:41:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    The Deacon's Bench ^ | June 24, 2014 | Deacon Greg Kandra
    From the In My Backyard Desk, some sensational news, via The Brooklyn Eagle: The Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio, bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens, will ordain 13 men to the priesthood on Saturday, June 28. This group of men, who have served for the past year as transitional deacons, composes the largest class of new priests in the United States. The diocese is thus helping to reverse a long decline in vocations that has led to a shortage of priests within the Roman Catholic Church.The ordination liturgy will take place at the Brooklyn DioceseÂ’s newly renovated...
  • Chelsea Clinton Buys $10.5M NYC Apartment, Says She Can't 'Care' About Money

    06/24/2014 8:56:03 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 56 replies
    Hillary Clinton is still riffing off her claim that she and Bill aren't really that rich, and now daughter Chelsea is also insisting she is so selfless that she just can't dredge up enough interest to "care" about money.
  • Komrade DeBlasio: Even Weirder than You Thought

    06/24/2014 5:02:35 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 June 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Subway rider: I helped take perv down after being sexually assaulted on train

    06/23/2014 7:49:17 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 14 replies
    Ny Daily news ^ | 6/23/14 | BY NICOLA BRIGGS
    Subway rider: I helped take perv down after being sexually assaulted on train Nicola Briggs recounts how a man exposed himself and rubbed against her in a packed subway train — and how she called on other passengers to help detain and shame him until he was arrested. Briggs, whose confrontation with the man went viral on YouTube, says the shame of sex abuse should be put back on the shoulders of the perpetrators. WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE IN VIDEO. I was on a southbound No. 4 train en route to Chinatown, where I was going to meet a friend for...
  • At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost

    06/23/2014 5:32:11 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 22, 2014 | Al Baker
    One by one, the children at Public School 30 on Staten Island dumped their uneaten bananas into a bin in the back of their raucous cafeteria, each greenish-yellow missile landing with a thud. Thud. Thud. John Sullivan, 9, a fourth grader, said bananas “make my stomach hurt.” Julianna Delloso, 6, a first grader, said “they taste funny.” And Joseph Incardone, 7, also in first grade, was almost gleeful as he explained why he, too, had chucked his unpeeled banana. “I didn’t like it,” he said. The sad voyage of fruits and vegetables from lunch lady to landfill has frustrated parents,...
  • Changing Face of New York Jewry(Jews to become NYC GOP votiing block)

    06/22/2014 5:22:47 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 100 replies
    In 2012, the average New York Jew looks a little less like Jerry Seinfeld and a little more like Tevye the Milkman. New York’s Jews are poorer, less educated and more religious than they were 10 years ago, according to a landmark new study of the city’s Jewish population. They’re also less liberal: More than half of the Jews in New York City live in Orthodox or Russian-speaking homes, both of which lean heavily conservative. The study, conducted by UJA-Federation of New York, counted 1.5 million Jews in New York City, Long Island and Westchester, up from 1.4 million just...
  • Bill de Blasio’s Police Commish to Teach NYPD About 5 Pillars of Islam

    06/20/2014 10:09:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 20, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Bill Bratton has destroyed his reputation in a short amount of time by becoming a mouthpiece for Bill de Blasio. Taking the job was a poor idea since crime rates had dropped so low that they were bound to rebound, especially under a pro-criminal mayor like De Blasio. All that Bratton had done is set himself up to take the blame and join the ranks of failed NYPD commissioners like Lee Brown who did what a liberal mayor wanted instead of fighting crime. So now it’s time to pander to Islam.
  • Billionaire Chen Guangbiao invites 1,000 poor Americans to dinner in Central Park

    06/18/2014 9:11:36 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 20 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 18 June, 2014 | Mimi Lau
    Controversial billionaire Chen Guangbiao placed a full-page advertisement in Monday’s New York Times and a half-page advertisement in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal, inviting 1,000 underprivileged Americans to dine with him. “I want to spread the message in the US that there are good philanthropists in China and not all are crazy spenders on luxury goods”. Chen said he was “teaming up with a famous American charity to host a charity luncheon for 1,000 poor and destitute Americans, who each will receive 300 dollars”. The underprivileged will be invited to the Boat House restaurant in New York’s Central Park, where Chen...
  • Will Cardinal Dolan Do Anything about St. Francis and their Celebration of NYC "Pride"? [Cath Cauc]

    06/17/2014 2:54:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    Les Femmes ^ | June 17, 2014
    I've been posting about Manhattan's homosexual parish, St. Francis Xavier run by the Jesuits. (See here, here, here, and here.) It's a scandal, but Cardinal Dolan seems to have no problem with it. No discipline for the priests there promoting homosexual acting out. In fact, he cheered them on at the parish rededication. Nope! Cardinal Dolan saves discipline for orthodox priests like Fr. Justin Wylie of Holy Innocents parish who dared to say in a Sunday homily that the diocese appears to be the abandoning the flock who desire the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM). Holy Innocents is the only parish...
  • Nobody’s Buying Sausage Pizza Anymore in NYC

    06/15/2014 4:46:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 119 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 15, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    To the list of bygone New York City pleasures, add one more slice of life — the sausage pizza.
  • Bill de Blasio’s Plan to Take Brooklyn Progressivism National

    06/15/2014 6:57:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 15, 2014 | Chris Smith
    The world was a beautiful place as Bill de Blasio folded himself into the front passenger seat of a black SUV. The late-afternoon sun was shining on Park Slope, and a grand political breakthrough was within reach. Sure, it had been a complicated few weeks as Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Working Families Party, bitter codependents, tried to agree on a deal that would give Cuomo the WFP’s ballot line this fall in exchange for the governor’s publicly pledging to get behind a progressive policy agenda. Now, though, thanks in part to de Blasio’s mediation, a compromise was falling into...
  • NYC Cabbie: Jesus Gets You Through the Night Shift

    06/15/2014 6:04:14 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Catholic Stand ^ | 5/30/14 | Jamey Brown
    Do you dread your work day or some task in your life? Maybe the sole purpose of your eight or twelve hour “cross” is simply a moment or two when you can lift someone’s spirits and steer them towards Jesus, who will then steer them towards heaven. This opportunity happened to me twice in one night.A Little Kindness in HasteA grey-haired man and his teenage daughter frantically hailed me in front of Grand Central Station on 42nd Street and asked me to take them to the Hospital for Special Surgery on East 70th Street. He was trying to make a...
  • Massive gun control march across the Brooklyn Bridge planned

    06/14/2014 8:16:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 48 replies
    CSM ^ | June 16, 2014 | Jonathan Lemire
    Hundreds of demonstrators are expected to march across the Brooklyn Bridge to call for tougher gun control laws. Saturday's demonstration, which comes after a wave of mass shootings across the US, is being underwritten by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation's most visible gun control advocates. The marchers — who will include relatives of some of those slain in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting — will gather in downtown Brooklyn and then march across the bridge to City Hall. They will then hold a demonstration outside the building's gates and chant "Not one more,"...
  • Rockefeller family member killed in small plane crash near New York City

    06/13/2014 10:41:52 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 34 replies
    yahoo news ^ | by Victoria Cavaliere
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The great-grandson of oil tycoon John D. Rockefeller was killed on Friday when his small plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airport north of New York City, a family spokesman and the Federal Aviation Administration said. Dr. Richard Rockefeller of Falmouth, Maine, was piloting the Piper PA-46 aircraft when it went down about 10 minutes after takeoff from Westchester County Airport in Purchase, 23 miles (37 km) north of New York City, family spokesman Fraser Seitel and the FAA said. He was the only person on board, according to an FAA statement. "This is...
  • Shootings spike in NYC over the last year

    06/11/2014 3:38:18 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/10/2014
    The number of shooting victims has skyrocketed across the city this year — up 43 percent in just the last month — while fewer guns are coming off the streets, NYPD statistics reveal. Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has repeatedly shifted the focus from shootings to a steep decline in homicides, and claims he is not worried about the gun violence. But sources told The Post it will only get worse in the hotter summer months, and that the alarming trend is the result of a more “reactive” police force handicapped by the inability to use tactics like stop-and-frisk. “Cops aren’t...
  • Traditional Priest Kicked Out Of New York

    06/10/2014 5:29:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 61 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 6/10/2014 | Patrick Archbold
    Updates: I have been provided some background and additional info: Ever since the archdiocese learned of his homily remarks, he has been forbidden to offer public Masses in the NY archdiocese. A letter of complaint has been ldged with his home diocese of Johannesburg, S. Africa, as well as with his nuncio in Pretoria. Fr. Wylie has been in NYC as a visiting priest for three years. His term at the Holy See's Permanent Observer Mission to the UN was supposed to end in July. Once his remarks got out, he was sent packing immediately; he no longer works there.
  • Hillary Clinton Fans Wait Through Night for Book Signing

    06/10/2014 1:27:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 10, 2014 | By LIZ "RODHAM" KREUTZ
    Hillary Clinton drew a "Harry Potter" sized line of fans waiting to get an autographed copy of her new memoir "Hard Choices" at a Manhattan bookstore today. Hundreds of Hillary fans have camped out for hours, many overnight, outside the Union Square Barnes and Noble store to get one of the coveted wristbands which would allow them access to her first book tour stop today. By the time people were allowed to inside the store around 8:30 a.m., the line was wrapped around an entire city block -- up Park Avenue, around 18th Street, and all the way to Broadway.