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  • MTA will remake tiles that look like Confederate flags in station

    08/20/2017 12:52:25 PM PDT · by Oatka · 26 replies
    NY Post via Pamela Geller ^ | Aug 17, 2017 | Danielle Furfaro
    “Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” George Orwell In what is eerily evocative of a Stalinist purge of history, all of American history is being scrubbed by the new fascists. George Washington and Thomas Jefferson are now in the cross hairs. It doesn’t matter to the fascists if it isn’t...
  • NYPD Officers Rally to Help Get Colin Kaepernick an NFL Job

    08/19/2017 6:53:40 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 84 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | 8/19/17 | Alec Nathan
    Current and former members of the New York City Police Department rallied in Brooklyn Saturday in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. According to the Associated Press (via ESPN.com), approximately 75 "mostly minority" officers attended the rally and wore T-shirts featuring the hashtag "#imwithkap." Frank Serpico, who was played by Al Pacino in the 1973 film Serpico that depicted police corruption, was also in attendance. "He's trying to hold up this government up to our founding fathers," Serpico told the AP. Kaepernick, 29, has been an unrestricted free agent since he parted ways with the 49ers in...
  • Confederate flag 'looking' tiles to be changed in subway

    08/18/2017 12:24:56 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies
    fox5ny.com ^ | 8/18/17 | fox5ny
    In a statement to Fox 5 News the MTA says: "These are not confederate flags, it is a design based on geometric forms that represent the "Crossroads of the World" and to avoid absolutely any confusion we will modify them to make that absolutely crystal clear." The station sits below the former New York Times building and Times Square didn't actually exist at the time of the Civil War. The station was renovated in 1998 and included re-creations of the original mosaic design. Related Headlines
  • Offensive African American Blogger Tommy Sotomayor Attacked In Harlem New York

    08/18/2017 2:27:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    hollywood street king ^ | August 14, 2017 | staff
    Jump to around the 55:00 mark to see the defense of Nubian Queen! The setup starts earlier at the 48:00 mark. Tommy called 911 after the confrontation… also caught on tape (below)! **video on link*
  • Confederate Flags Adorn This Times Square Subway Station

    06/25/2015 10:12:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | june 25, | Georgett Roberts and Amanda Lozada
    Tiny Confederate flags are right under the noses of millions of straphangers passing through the Times Square subway station every day. The tile mosaics honor the late New York Times head Adolph S. Ochs, a Southerner with “strong ties to the Confederacy,” said Civil War historian Dr. David Jackowe. The tiles were installed more than 90 years ago when stations were adorned with symbols to honor prominent figures — in this case, the Tennessee-raised Ochs, who was buried with a Confederate flag after his death in 1935.
  • Confederate flag 'looking' tiles to be changed in subway [NYC: honoring NY Slimes owner Ochs]

    08/18/2017 9:00:13 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5, NYC ^ | Aug 18 2017 11:32AM EDT
    The MTA says it is going to “modify” tiles in a Manhattan subway station that people have complained look like Confederate Flags. The pattern of tiles have been in the Times Square station for almost 100 years. The architects are said to have installed them to pay homage to the Southern roots of former New York Times newspaper head Adolph S. Ochs. The MTA has claimed the tiles actually are meant to honor Times Square’s nickname as the “Crossroads of the World” and are not Confederate Flags. …
  • New Yorker cover depicts Trump sailing with the Klan

    08/18/2017 7:48:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/17/2017 | John Bowden
    The upcoming cover of The New Yorker depicts President Trump in a boat with sails that resemble the hood of a Ku Klux Klansmen. The cover art, titled "Blowhard" by artist David Plunkert, focuses on Trump's statements Tuesday in which he blamed "both sides" for violence caused by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend that left one dead and dozens injured. Trump said there were "very fine people on both sides" of the protest that included neo-Nazis. “President Trump’s weak pushback to hate groups — as if he was trying not to alienate them as voters — compelled...
  • Rizzo statue defaced with 'Black Power' message; suspect in custody

    08/18/2017 6:45:29 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Philly.Com ^ | 08/18/2017 | TIRDAD DERAKHSHANI
    Police arrested one man early Friday in connection with a spray-painted message intended to deface the statue of former Mayor and Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo outside the Municipal Services Building. The suspect is a 40-year-old man from Germantown, according to a police source. He was expected to be charged with criminal mischief, institutional vandalism, and possession of an instrument of crime. The full identity of the suspect was being withheld Friday morning pending charges. The statue was defaced late Thursday with the message “Black Power” spray-painted
  • Andrew Cuomo: Robert E. Lee And Stonewall Jackson Will Be Removed From CUNY Hall Of Great Americans

    08/17/2017 7:03:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 62 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/16/17 | Andrew Cuomo
    Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson will be removed from the CUNY hall of great Americans because New York stands against racism.
  • Michael Moore, Mark Ruffalo Lead Trump Tower Protest After Broadway Play (Updating Live)

    08/15/2017 6:34:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 15, 2017 | Ashley Lee and Lauren Huff
    "If you're losing hope, you're not doing enough," said Ruffalo. Tuesday night’s audience of Michael Moore’s Broadway play The Terms of My Surrender were invited to partake in a post-performance protest outside Trump Tower in New York City — co-hosted by Mark Ruffalo. "It's a little field trip!" Ruffalo told ticketholders, including Harvey Weinstein and Marisa Tomei, while chatting candidly with Moore onstage at the Belasco Theatre (previous surprise guests of the one-man show include Bryan Cranston, Keith Olbermann, Maxine Waters and Gloria Steinem). He informed the attendees of the one-man show — which Moore describes as a “12-step meeting...
  • The Beatles Made Music History at Shea Stadium

    08/16/2017 10:08:08 AM PDT · by Enchante · 25 replies
    Variety ^ | September 15, 2016 | Matt Hurwitz
    The Beatles were always breaking new ground, and on August 15, 1965, they did so again by essentially creating the stadium tour, as detailed in Ron Howard’s new doc on the band’s years on the road, “Eight Days a Week.” On that date, the group played before a record crowd of 55,600 at the then-brand new William A Shea Municipal Stadium in Queens, NY. The event was filmed for posterity by their manager, Brian Epstein, and Ed Sullivan’s Sullivan Productions for a television special, a 30 minute edit of which, representing most of the concert, can be seen exclusively in...
  • Robert E. Lee Memorial in Brooklyn to Be Taken Down

    08/15/2017 11:51:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 159 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 15, 20 | Chris Perez
    The South isn’t the only place where Confederate monuments still exist. New Yorkers need only look to Brooklyn — where a plaque honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee has been affixed to a maple tree outside a church for more than 100 years. It won’t remain there for long, though.
  • New York's forgotten fallout shelters back in spotlight amid N. Korea threat

    08/14/2017 8:04:34 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 18 replies
    france24.com ^ | 8/12/17 | Sam Ball
    On a sunny August Friday, people stream past the ornate, Art Deco US Post Office building in Manhattan's East Village, where its forlorn and faded "Fallout Shelter" plaque is an ominous reminder, however distant, of today's nuclear threat. The yellow and white metal sign on the Cooper Station Post Office is one of perhaps thousands that can be found scattered throughout the city -- largely forgotten relics of the days when the threat of annihilation via a Soviet nuclear attack seemed like a very real and terrifying proposition. But as the war of words between US President Donald Trump and...
  • Bronx mom vows revenge as daughter, 11, recovers from horrific burns caused by prank gone wrong

    08/11/2017 12:13:47 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 77 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 10, 2017 | Adam Shrier, Catherina Gioio, and Larry McShane
    A schoolgirl prank gone gruesomely wrong left an 11-year-old Bronx girl hospitalized with severe facial burns — and her rage-filled mom bent on revenge. Relatives of hospitalized Jamoneisha Merritt called Thursday for arrests in the scalding of the girl at her friend’s Bronx apartment. The victim’s mother Ebony Merritt appeared outside the home of Shernett Panton and her 12-year-old daughter Aniya Grant Stuart, spewing obscenities and threats. “I’m going to cut your face, you f---ing b---h!” Merritt screamed at Panton. “I’m going to burn your f---ing house down! You let this happen to my daughter!”
  • That Time I Was Mistaken For Son Of Sam

    Back in 1977, New York City was gripped by a fear unlike any other I have witnessed, except, of course, during the aftermath of 9/11. It was a reign of terror that saw six people murdered and seven others wounded. Most of those who were attacked were young women. The conventional wisdom was that the killer was looking for ladies with long, dark hair, causing many women to cut their hair short. The attacks began in 1975, but it wasn’t until the summer of 1976 that women started being shot to death, execution style. By then, we learned that the...
  • 640,000 NYC warrants for old summonses tossed in 1 day

    08/09/2017 10:49:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2017 6:44 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    In a single morning, courts on Wednesday threw out more than 640,000 warrants for New Yorkers ticketed for minor offenses years ago. The move — requested by prosecutors and hailed by the mayor — marks a sweeping step in city officials’ efforts to promote what they see as a more fair and workable approach to low-level offenses. But one of the city’s five district attorneys said the dismissals sent a problematic signal about law-breaking. […] The warrants date back a decade or longer and stem from summonses for nonviolent, small-scale offenses such as littering, open-container drinking, being in a park...
  • Ahead of Trump’s NYC Visit, Melissa Mark-Viverito Says His Values ‘Not Welcome Here’ (City Council)

    08/09/2017 2:09:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The New York Observer ^ | August 9, 2017 | Madina Toure
    As President Donald Trump is set to visit New York City next week, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says he may have the right to come but that his values are “not welcome here” in New York City. And she’s “ready” to join any potential protests that day. On Monday, while on his 17-day vacation at his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., Trump announced on Twitter that he is planning to go to New York City next week “for more meetings.” At the time, his spokeswoman said that they would provide more details “in the next day or two.” POLITICO,...
  • Newly Revealed Emails Show De Blasio Threatened, Bullied Staffers

    08/09/2017 11:06:21 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/9/17 | Cameron Cawthorne
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio treated his staffers poorly and often bullied them with harsh threats if they did not meet his demands, according to newly revealed emails. "What do I need to get you guys to follow a direct order? Do you need to experience consequences?" he threatened in one 2015 email, according to the New York Post. "I'm not raising this again: fix it, or I will [have] no choice but to find a way to penalize people. Not my preference, but I won't have my instructions ignored," he added. The emails show de Blasio blowing...
  • Lawmaker Says Rats Are Jumping Into Strollers In Upper West Side Parks [video at link]

    08/09/2017 11:52:07 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 99 replies
    WCBS New York ^ | 9 Aug 2017 | John Montone
    Hungry rodents are apparently menacing parents, nannies and babies on the Upper West Side. There are about 2 million rats in New York City, and some have settled in Central Park and Riverside Park.
  • Fentanyl bust uncovers "enough to kill half the population of NYC"

    08/09/2017 3:14:47 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    msn /CBS ^ | August 8, 2017
    NEW YORK -- Federal agents say they seized 20 pounds of fentanyl and heroin in an Aug. 4 raid of an apartment building in New York City's Upper West Side neighborhood, across the street from Central Park, reports CBS New York. The drugs are valued at more than $3 million, according to investigators.  Drug Enforcement Administration Special-Agent-in-Charge James Hunt said that much fentanyl could prove deadly to a large population if handled improperly. Fentanyl: What you need to know about the deadly opioid "Twenty pounds of fentanyl in its purest form is potent enough to kill half the population of...