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  • Protests Greet Met’s Premiere of ‘Klinghoffer’

    10/20/2014 8:42:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 10/20/14 | MICHAEL COOPER
    At the Metropolitan Opera’s first performance of John Adams’s “The Death of Klinghoffer” on Monday night, men and women in evening attire walked through a maze of police barricades, while protesters shouted “Shame!” and “Terror is not art!” One demonstrator held aloft a white handkerchief splattered with red. Others, in wheelchairs set up for the occasion, lined Columbus Avenue. Political figures, including former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, joined a rally, several hundred strong at Lincoln Center, to denounce an opera that has become the object of a charged debate about art, anti-Semitism and politics. But after months of escalating protests,...
  • Planned Parenthood to open $9 million abortion facility in NYC, ‘the abortion capital of the world’

    10/20/2014 6:17:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10.20.14 | Dustin Siggins
    Planned Parenthood is about to bring a mammoth new abortion facility to New York City, sometimes called the abortion capital of the world because of its ponderous abortion rate. Planned Parenthood official Joan Malin told The New York Times that the facility, which will cost $9 million to build, will perform 17,500 abortions a year when it is complete. Malin also said that Planned Parenthood's patient visits in the city's other boroughs have gone up by 26 percent since 2008. More than 10 percent of Planned Parenthood's "patients" come from Queens, according to Malin. The Queens location will make the...
  • NYC at the center of CDC’s Ebola war

    10/17/2014 10:15:45 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/17/14 | By Yaron Steinbuch
    NYC at the center of CDC’s Ebola war By Yaron Steinbuch New York City has become a focal point in the CDC’s battle against an Ebola outbreak in the United States, the agency said in a report released Friday. “New York City is a frequent port of entry for travelers from West Africa, a home to communities of West African immigrants who travel back to their home countries, and a home to health-care workers who travel to West Africa to treat Ebola patients,” said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s report titled “Surveillance and Preparedness for Ebola Virus Disease...
  • 911 emergency dispatchers instructed not to say 'Ebola' over radio

    10/16/2014 7:16:01 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    MFoxDC ^ | 10-16-2014 | MyFoxDC
    911 emergency dispatchers in New York have been instructed not to use the work 'Ebola' over the radio. According to the New York Post, officials made the decision in an effort to minimize fear and panic since the radio channels are often monitored by civilians and the media. The Post reports that dispatchers have been instructed to use the code ‘F/T' when discussing callers that have a fever and have a history of travel to West Africa.
  • Woman’s home ‘stolen’ by squatter who moved in & filed a deed with NYC –

    10/14/2014 5:13:03 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 67 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/13/14 | Tiffiny Ruegner
    despite her family owning property since 1931 Imagine arriving at your own home and finding out a stranger is not only squatting there — he’s claiming the place for himself after he re-keyed ALL the locks to the house. AND even though you can prove the house isn’t his the courts drag their feet about evicting him because after all it is the guys residence– IN YOUR HOUSE! hat’s the nightmare that an elderly New York City woman is living, and now she is fighting to get back the house that she says an ex-con stole from her by filing...
  • Bronx in uproar after de Blasio skips Columbus Day parade

    10/13/2014 4:35:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/2014 | Elizabeth Hagan and Michael Gartland
    Mayor de Blasio skipped a Columbus Day parade in The Bronx at his own peril Sunday, as residents chided him for showing off his ethnic pride only when it suits his political ends — and not marching this year to hide from the recent controversy over one of his top aides. “He’s Italian when he feels like it! This is the second largest Columbus parade in the city!” said parade-goer Joe Carfora of Hizzoner’s failure to attend the celebration along Morris Park Avenue in the northeastern part of The Bronx. “When Bloomberg was mayor, he would show up every year....
  • Rats! Report shows pest complaints jumped in NYC

    10/12/2014 10:27:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 12, 2014 1:04 PM EDT
    An audit by the New York City comptroller’s office shows the number of pest complaints including rat problems jumped by more than 2,000. The report says citizen calls about pests to the city’s 311 hotline plus online reports went from 22,300 in fiscal year 2012 to 24,586 the next year. …
  • Stepped-up Ebola screening starts at NYC airport: ‘We can’t get the risk to zero’

    10/12/2014 6:13:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 11, 2014 | Karen Matthews (AP)
    NEW YORK — Customs and health officials began taking the temperatures of passengers arriving at New York’s Kennedy International Airport from three West African countries on Saturday in a stepped-up screening effort meant to prevent the spread of the Ebola virus. Federal health officials said the entry screenings, which will expand to four additional U.S. airports in the next week, add another layer of protection to halt the spread of a disease that has killed more than 4,000 people.
  • Woman fights to take back house stolen in deed-fraud scam

    10/12/2014 2:04:13 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/12/14 | By Amber Jamieson
    Woman fights to take back house stolen in deed-fraud scam By Amber Jamieson It’s a case of grand theft house. A Manhattan woman claims an ex-con stole her family home in Queens by filing a phony deed with the city and moving in. Now Jennifer Merin is battling in court to remove the convicted armed robber, Darrell Beatty, 49, and his sons, Darrell Kash Beatty, 25, and DeShaun Beatty, 22, from the three-bedroom Tudor she says they snatched in February. “It just devastates me,” Merin, an online film critic, said as she looked at cherished family heirlooms — photos, a...
  • NY Occupy activist acquitted of obstructing police

    10/10/2014 7:25:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 9:49 PM EDT
    After a police-assault conviction made her a rallying point for activists, an Occupy Wall Street protester was cleared Friday of charges stemming from another confrontation with police. Cecily McMillan was acquitted Friday of obstructing government administration, after her second trial this year. […] In the latest case, prosecutors said McMillan interfered with officers who’d stopped two accused fare-beaters in a Manhattan subway station in December 2013. McMillan claimed to be a lawyer, urged the two not to cooperate with police, hectored the officers and got in the way while shooting video when the officers took the two to a transit...
  • SEE IT: NYPD cop allegedly took $1,300 in cash from Brooklyn construction worker’s pocket

    10/08/2014 5:33:07 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 25 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | october 8, 2014 | John Marzulli
    The Brooklyn District Attorney’s office is investigating allegations that an NYPD cop wrongfully removed more than $1,000 from a man during a stop-and-frisk then pepper sprayed two people he did not arrest, the Daily News has learned. The encounter was captured on a cell phone video, which has been turned over to prosecutors and the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau, said lawyer Robert Marinelli. “One of the most disturbing things about the video is the other cops standing around watching and doing nothing to stop the wrongdoing,” Marinelli said Wednesday. Marinelli represents siblings who were pepper sprayed — Lamard Joye who...
  • NYC man cleared after being hospitalized for symptoms of Ebola

    10/08/2014 4:37:47 PM PDT · by bgill · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Kirstan Conley
    A Harlem man showing Ebola-like symptoms was taken to Bellevue Hospital on Wednesday, sources told The Post. The 31-year-old, who had recently visited Nigeria, was later cleared by doctors after a battery of tests, sources said.
  • Soldiers of Chaos March in NYC

    10/04/2014 8:20:02 AM PDT · by VRW Conspirator · 8 replies
    NoisyRoom.net The Progressive Hunter – Who Is John Galt? ^ | September 22, 2014 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Almost 400,000 Soldiers of Chaos descended on New York City over the weekend to ostensibly demand the US do something about climate change. What a load of bull crap. And someone (I hope) is checking those attendance numbers, because as we all know, these jack wagons literally aren’t capable of telling the truth. Behold the brown green shirts who are Marxists, Communists, Socialists, Progressives, Islamists, radicals… They all want to transform America into some form or other of a hellish tyranny that benefits a few and suppresses the rest. They call themselves the People’s Climate March, but they are nothing...
  • Former ATF Agent: Empower Police To Nab Terrorists Smuggling Cigarettes

    09/29/2014 12:37:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 28, 2014 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    Strict laws must be put in place to combat New York City’s massive tobacco smuggling problem, former Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives Assistant Director Rich Marianos told The Daily Caller News Foundation.“Street gangs, narcotics crews, Russian and Asian organized crime networks, and terrorists are trading cigs for guns, narcotics — even humans,” Marianos, who was with the ATF for 27 years, said.NYC’s disproportionately high cigarette tax is allowing hardened criminals and even terrorists to fund illicit activity and make huge profits, with almost no risk, thanks to lax tobacco smuggling laws.Since 2006, the tax rate on NYC...
  • Islamic State terrorist: We’ll ‘make some attacks in New York soon’

    09/26/2014 11:54:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 26, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    An Islamic State terrorist bluntly told a VICE News journalist that his group is going to strike New York City any day now and that his radicalized “brothers” are mobilizing at this very moment. Mr. Shirdon is a Canadian citizen who went to Iraq to fight with the Islamic State. In a different video that was released previously, he is seen burning his passport and vowing to wreak havoc on the United States and on Canada, The Blaze reported....
  • 3 From FDNY Who Worked At Ground Zero Die In 1 Day

    09/25/2014 9:13:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep. 25, 2014 9:57 PM EDT | Ula Ilnytzky
    Three retired firefighters who worked at ground zero have died on the same day from cancer, an illness that many fear might be connected to toxic World Trade Center dust released on Sept. 11, fire officials said Thursday. Lt. Howard Bischoff, 58, and firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel Heglund, 58, died within hours of one another Monday. Their deaths are “a painful reminder that 13 years later we continue to pay a terrible price for the department’s heroic efforts,” Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a statement. …
  • Zoo mulls Groundhog Day ban on mayors after de Blasio’s deadly fumble

    09/25/2014 2:00:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/25/14 | Erin Calabrese and Sophia Rosenbaum
    Mayor Bill de Blasio may not get a chance to kill any more groundhogs. The Staten Island Zoo is considering ditching its Groundhog Day policy that includes the mayor holding the winter-weather prognosticator following a Post report Thursday that “Chuck” — who was actually Charlotte — died from injuries suffered when she was dropped by Hizzoner.
  • Cat Stevens cancels New York show, blames scalpers

    09/25/2014 8:49:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 81 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2014 8:36 PM EDT
    Cat Stevens is canceling his New York performance just weeks after announcing a six-city tour. Stevens said on his Facebook page Wednesday that he would not keep the New York engagement because its requirement for paper tickets has led to exorbitant resale prices. …
  • Iraqi PM: Plot To Attack US, Paris Subways Uncovered

    09/25/2014 10:49:01 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 21 replies
    CBSNY ^ | 9-25-14 | Unknown to me
    Iraq’s prime minister says his country’s intelligence operation has uncovered a plot for an attack on subway systems in the United States and Paris. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he was told of the plot by Baghdad, and that it was the work of foreign fighters of the Islamic State group in Iraq. Al-Abadi’s assertion could not be independently confirmed. Asked if the attacks were imminent, he said, “I’m not sure.” Asked if the attacks had been thwarted, he said, “No.” Al-Abadi said the United States had been alerted, and that the suspects included extremists from the United States and...
  • ISIS plotting ‘imminent’ attacks on subways in US, Paris: Iraq’s PM

    09/25/2014 10:49:17 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 73 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2014 | 11:34am
    Islamic State terrorists are plotting an attack on US and Paris subway systems, Iraq’s prime minister warned Thursday morning at the United Nations. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said he was told of the plot by his intelligence in Baghdad, and that it was from foreign ISIS fighters in Iraq, according to the Associated Press. “I’m receiving accurate reports from Baghdad that there were arrests of a few elements and there were networks from inside Iraq to have attacks … on metros of Paris and US,” he said. He said the attacks had not been thwarted yet, and he had alerted...
  • Groundhog dropped by de Blasio died a week later

    09/25/2014 4:58:49 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/25/14 | Joe Tacopino, Carl Campanile and Natalie O'Neill
    Mayor de Blasio has groundhog blood on his hands! A week after Hizzoner dropped Staten Island Chuck in front of a crowd of spectators on Feb. 2, the winter-weather prognosticator died of internal injuries — and then the coverup began, The Post has learned. Staten Island Zoo officials went to great lengths to hide the death from the public and keep secret the fact that “Chuck” was actually “Charlotte,” a female imposter, sources said Wednesday. The stand-in was found dead in her enclosure at the Staten Island Zoo on Feb. 9 — and a necropsy determined she died from “acute...
  • You Will Never See iPhone Lines The Same After Watching This Unsettling Video in New York City

    09/22/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/22/2014 | Jay Yarow
    On Friday, we, like many others, published photos of thousands of people standing in line to buy the new iPhone, the iPhone 6. Most people think of these lines as being filled with crazed fanboys who just can't wait to get their hands on the latest product from Apple. However, filmmaker Casey Neistat (via Re/code) created a six-minute video that shows there is a dark, disturbing side to these lines.The lines are not filled only with crazed fanboys. Neistat shows that the lines are filled with people waiting for days to buy an iPhone 6, only to flip it as...
  • Central Park cyclist veered into wrong lanes before tragic crash

    09/20/2014 9:24:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | 9/20/14 | Shawn Cohen, Rebecca Harshbarger, Lia Eustachewich and Laura Italiano
    Seconds before he plowed his $4,000 bike into Connecticut mom in Central Park, leaving her brain dead, speed-demon racing cyclist ­Jason Marshall zoomed down a pedestrian lane and crossed over into the vehicle lane of the park’s West Drive — even though neither is legal for cycling, The Post has learned. Law-enforcement sources say that moments before Thursday afternoon’s accident, Marshall was barreling downhill in the lane restricted to pedestrians and child bicyclists.
  • Gov. Cuomo calling up National Guard troops to boost security

    09/19/2014 4:34:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 29 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9/19/14 | GLENN BLAIN , ANNIE KARNI
    Although saying there is "no specific threat" of a terror attack, Gov. Cuomo announced on Friday that he is calling up hundreds of National Guard troops and other personnel to beef up security in New York. Summoning reporters and legislative leaders to his midtown office, Cuomo said a comprehensive new security plan will be implemented to cover airports, transit hubs and large gathering points across the region. He declined to give specifics of the plan until he formally unveils it with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie next week.
  • New York offers illegal immigrants zoo trips, museum tours with ID cards

    09/19/2014 8:43:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:14pm EDT | Laila Kearney
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio offered free access to some of his city’s famed cultural destinations on Thursday in a bid to coax illegal immigrants to join an identification card program aimed at helping them do ordinary things like sign a rental lease. Among the perks offered by the Democratic mayor were free or reduced-price admission to places like the Bronx Zoo, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Carnegie Hall for all of next year. New York is joining other U.S. cities with large immigrant populations including Los Angeles and New Haven, Connecticut, with municipal ID...
  • Where the Middle Class Goes to Die: In progressive Manhattan, inequality is maxed out.

    09/19/2014 7:27:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/19/2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    A new report being released today by the Census Bureau finds that Manhattan has the highest level of income inequality in the United States. That is not entirely surprising, though it would also not have been surprising if it had been San Francisco or another progressive fiefdom. For all the rhetoric about wicked 1 percenters and inequality, progressivism is a luxury good, and progressive-dominated enclaves are generally pretty okay places to live if you have a fair amount of money, but sort of stink if you’re in the middle or at the lower end of the earnings curve. Because most...
  • Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal

    09/19/2014 6:29:50 AM PDT · by fatima · 36 replies
    Archdiocese of New York Cardinal Dolan's Column ^ | September 17, 2014 | Cardinal Dolan
    September 17, 2014 Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal I haven’t been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musial—my boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis Cardinals—was a much better ballplayer than Joe DiMaggio! Now I’m getting as much fiery mail and public criticism over my decision to accept the honor of Grand Marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. According to the critics, I should have refused, due to the Parade Committee’s decision to allow a group of self-identified Gays...
  • The Serpents Return to the Irish

    09/18/2014 4:56:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 18, 2014 | ANTHONY ESOLEN
    Jesus reached out to harlots. He did not reach out to their harlotry. Jesus reached out to hypocrites, often with a rhetorical fist to capture their attention. He did not reach out to their hypocrisy. He reached out to tax collectors, those half-traitors to their nation. He did not reach out to their treachery.I am imagining a parade down Main Street of Anyville.It’s the typical American parade. Some people are tootling on flutes, braying out almost-G on the trumpet, or banging the big bass drum. A group of high school girls in short skirts dance and twirl their batons....
  • Elmo in handcuffs after Times Square bust

    09/17/2014 11:08:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 16, 2014 | Jamie Schram and Aaron Feis
    A Times Square Elmo was busted in a sting operation by cops looking to combat overly aggressive panhand­ling by costumed creeps, sources said. A picture of the female character handcuffed and dressed in a fuzzy red outfit was posted on Twitter by the Midtown South Precinct Tuesday.
  • PHOTOS: NYC Muslim Day Parade 2014 Pro-Terror March

    09/14/2014 8:55:36 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 42 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/13/14 | Pamela Geller
    Today was the annual Muslim day parade, where Muslims take over Madison Avenue and convert it to an outdoor mosque. It is always scheduled near the anniversary day of September 11 — takbir! These marches are always controversial. The theme of the parade was advertised as Islam and America’s shared common values. But it was anything but. It was a political parade in support of terrorists in Egypt and Gaza. There was a lot of anti-Jewish propaganda — the flags of annihilation coupled with outrageous pro-terror Muslim Brotherhood propaganda. Before the police confiscated the guns, the Muslim were posing and...
  • Check Out These Clydesdales' Tribute to 9/11

    09/12/2014 3:54:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9-11-14 | Katherine Rodriguez
    If you're looking for a heartwarming advertisement about 9/11, look no further than this throwback ad from Budweiser in 2002. The ad shows several Clydesdale horses crossing the Brooklyn Bridge and other scenes before the horses kneel down before a scene of New York City. The ad was only shown once during the 2002 Super Bowl, but boy did it make an impact. Here's a little more background on the ad from the St. Louis-based company AB Global Creative: “We filmed in New York City. We had a helicopter going over the Brooklyn Bridge. Mayor Guiliani let us into the...
  • Budget Cuts Reshape New York’s Public Housing

    09/12/2014 6:08:50 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 11, 2014 | MIREYA NAVARRO
    The crushing news came less than a year after Diane Robinson and her 24-year-old son moved into an airy two-bedroom apartment in the Bronx. The city, which helps pay her rent, wrote this summer to say she would have to downsize into a one-bedroom apartment or pay $240 more a month in rent. A public school aide, Ms. Robinson, 48, decided to stay in the apartment, in the Castle Hill neighborhood. But on an annual income of about $25,000, she is struggling, she said, and she does not know how long she can hang on. Moving to a one-bedroom apartment...
  • Catholic League bowing out of St. Patrick’s parade (NYC)

    09/11/2014 2:04:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2014 2:59 PM EDT | Karen Matthews
    The Catholic League said Thursday that it will sit out next year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York because event organizers aren’t letting an anti-abortion group march. The group, formally known as the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has been marching for 20 years, said its president, Bill Donohue. …
  • De Blasio doesn’t have security clearance for classified info

    09/10/2014 6:13:17 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 09/10/2014 | Tara Palmeri
    ---SNIP--- The disturbing revelation comes just days before the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. A law enforcement source said Tuesday that if de Blasio does ­apply for clearance, he will have to endure an arduous vetting process that would include questions about his 1991 trip to Communist Cuba and support of the Marxist Sandinista regime during his visit to Nicaragua in the 1980s. “He would automatically be questioned about his visit to Cuba and his contacts with the Sandin­istas. Maybe he didn’t apply [for clearance] because he doesn’t want to go through that,”...
  • ALAS, BABYLON, Post your "post-attack" conditions of YOUR CITY here. Thread 01

    09/11/2001 12:33:38 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 131 replies · 1,553+ views
    AP, UPI, CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, BBC ^ | 11 SEP 01 (PEARL HARBOR PART 2) | DCBRYAN1
    Post your conditions or noticable behavior of your city officials here. Little Rock-
  • Latest NYC Condo Amenity: $1 Million Parking Spot

    09/09/2014 8:06:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 9, 2014 5:33 PM EDT
    A condo development in New York City’s pricy SoHo neighborhood is charging for a parking spot as much as it would cost to buy a nice house in Dallas or Seattle—$1 million. The New York Times reports the 10 underground spots at 42 Crosby St. will cost more per square foot than the apartments upstairs. The parking spots will run between $5,000 and $6,666 a square foot. …
  • Hong Kong, an aspirational society to emulate: Hong kong Succeeds While New York City Recedes

    09/09/2014 7:40:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 09/09/2014 | Richard Rahn
    Why is Hong Kong succeeding while New York City is receding? They are both world-class cities with about the same per-capita income and great natural harbors. New York is about 15 percent larger in population, while Hong Kong is about one-third larger in area (but unbuildable because of the steep terrain). Both have large immigrant populations who are seeking better lives. In my column last week, I explained how much of Hong Kong’s success was a result of it having the freest economy in the world, with low levels of government spending, low tax rates, a minimum of government regulation...
  • 9/11 13 Years Later And The Importance Of "110 Stories"

    09/09/2014 3:19:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 9,2014 | Al Han
    It’s hard to believe it’s been 13 years since that horrific terrorist attack on American soil. That day on 9/11 in 2001, four coordinated attacks were made on our nation, including the unforgettably, frighteningly horrible fall of the Twin Towers at NYC’s World Trade Center. I was lucky: I worked in Tower Two of the WTC for five years before moving to California.
  • NY lawmakers: Reauthorize 9/11 compensation law

    09/08/2014 9:52:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 8, 2014 3:28 PM EDT | Jonathan Lemire
    Days before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, elected officials from New York called on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who became ill working at ground zero. On Monday, standing in the shadow of the nearly completed One World Trade Center, Democratic U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand led the bipartisan push to renew the Zadroga Act, which provides medical treatment and compensation for the workers. The two main components of the law are set to expire in 2015 and 2016. …
  • Two Brooklyn women tired of ´white people moving into the area´ force tenants

    09/08/2014 6:45:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    New York Daily News, ^ | 9/8/14 | Frank Green and Joseph Stepansky
    Two women were arrested after they robbed and then intimidated three tenants out of their Brooklyn apartment — and the crime was partly motivated by race and class resentment, law enforcement sources said. Precious Parker, 30, and Sabrina James, 23, knocked on the door of an apartment building on Ocean Ave. near Newkirk Ave. in Flatbush at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday and held a 34-year-old man, a 37-year-old man, and a 25-year-old woman at gunpoint demanding they move out or be killed, police said. The women then stole $800, an iPhone and personal information
  • Are Catholic conservatives turning on Cardinal Timothy Dolan?

    09/05/2014 9:28:41 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 55 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | David Gibson
    NEW YORK — Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s positive reaction to this week’s decision by organizers of New York’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade to allow gay groups to march under their own banners initially drew charitable responses in many Catholic Church circles. But it didn’t take long for conservative church critics to turn. After initially signaling his grudging acceptance, William Donohue of the Catholic League came back with a revised view when he realized that more than one gay group could be allowed to march in the future.
  • Dolan once again proves himself a huge disappointment

    09/05/2014 1:48:40 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 13 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | 9/05/14 | tantumblogo
    How did Cardinal Dolan ever acquire a reputation for seeming orthodoxy? He’s about as orthodox a Catholic as Katherine Jefferts Schori. And it seems if there is any crowd to be played to, any group to be appeased (save, of course, for faithful Catholics), Dolan is ever ready to surrender to the demands of the world, no matter how craven he appears, no matter how great the scandal he gives, in so doing. Of course, his short little Archie Bunker clone attack dog will always be there yipping at his heels a chorus of unwavering if incoherent support. Pathetic: The...
  • What happened to the St. Patricks Parade Post? [Ecumenical; Msgr. Pope's Follow-Up]

    09/05/2014 3:13:06 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 47 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington blog ^ | 09/05/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Many of you have expressed concern about a blog post I wrote on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade which was removed. I am grateful for your concern about this and all the issues we discuss here. I removed the post upon further reflection due to the strong nature of the language I had used in parts of it. I apologize if the language I used caused offense. I remain concerned about the central point of the article, namely, how we as Catholics can effectively engage a culture that increasingly requires us to affirm what we cannot reasonably affirm. There are...
  • Cardinal Dolan and the Shameful NYC St. Patrick's Gay Parade

    09/04/2014 3:47:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    NC Register ^ | September 3, 2014 | Patrick Archbold
    If reports are to be believed, a compromise is in the works that will amount to nothing less than an endorsement of the gay identity in the 2015 NYC St. Patrick's Day parade. The Irish Times reports that under pressure from NBC, not only will a group be allowed to march in the parade with a gay identity banner (something previously banned) but that none other than Timothy Cardinal Dolan will be Grand Marshal.A gay group of employees from NBC will march in next year’s New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade behind their own banner, a source with knowledge...
  • BREAKING: NY Archdiocese responds on Sheen

    09/04/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    Patheos.com ^ | September 4,2014 | Elizabeth Scalia
    Minutes ago, Joseph Zwilling, Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of New York, released the following statement today on behalf of the archdiocese, in an attempt to clarify certain questions concerning the cause of Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.
  • Gays scoff at NY St. Patrick’s Day Parade decision

    09/03/2014 9:32:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 3, 2014 7:48 PM EDT | Jim Fitzgerald
    A decision by organizers of the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade to allow one gay organization to march is a disappointment after decades of fighting by gay groups for full participation, several advocates said Wednesday. Some were dismayed that the organizers had chosen just one lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group to participate next year after ending a ban on them. Others expressed continuing mistrust. Nathan Schaefer, executive director of Empire State Pride Agenda, called the announcement “disappointing and self-serving.” …
  • Gay Groups in St. Patrick’s Parade All Right with N.Y. Cardinal Dolan

    09/03/2014 7:19:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 9/3/14 | David Gibson
    NEW YORK (RNS) After years of strong resistance, organizers of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day parade on Wednesday (Sept. 3) said that gays and lesbians will be allowed to march under their own banner for the first time, and Cardinal Timothy Dolan — the parade’s grand marshal next March — has welcomed the move. The decision is another sign of how quickly changing public attitudes toward gay people have pushed changes in state laws, government policies and the practices of private entities. Dolan’s positive response may also point to a shifting dynamic within the Catholic Church on gays and lesbians...
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade ending ban on gay groups (NYC)

    09/03/2014 12:03:39 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | Sep 3, 2014 | David K. Li
    New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will finally end its ban on gay groups marching in its annual Irish celebration, organizers said Wednesday. The organizing committee said this move to “change of tone and expanded inclusiveness is a gesture of goodwill to the LGBT community in our continuing effort to keep the parade above politics.”
  • St. Patrick’s Day Parade ending ban on gay groups

    09/03/2014 11:49:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 63 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 3, 2014 | 8:14am | David K. Li
    New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade will finally end its ban on gay groups marching in its annual Irish celebration, organizers said Wednesday. OUT@NBCUniversal—a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender affinity group at 30 Rock—will be flying its banner and marching up Fifth Avenue on March 17, officials said. That’ll be the only gay group marching in the 2015 version of the world’s largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, but other LGBT groups can apply in future years, spokesman Bill O’Reilly said. …
  • New York driver chains neck to pole, hits gas pedal, gets decapitated

    09/02/2014 10:39:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 108 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2014 | Michael Y. Park
    A 51-year-old man decapitated himself in New York's Bronx borough by chaining his neck to a pole, getting into his car and stomping on the gas, police said on Tuesday.