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  • Where New York stands on 5 big transportation projects

    05/09/2018 7:55:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    City & State ^ | April 29, 2018 | Rebecca C. Lewis
    Getting from point A to point B should, theoretically, be a relatively simple task. But in order to travel, the transportation infrastructure needs to be in place and up to par. Across the state, major projects are underway to repair and update that infrastructure so that New Yorkers can get where they need to go – whether that’s through the air, over land or over water. Though some may be on track to be completed while others wallow in planning, here are five major projects underway that should make it easier for New Yorkers to get around.Gov. Mario M. Cuomo...
  • NYPD seizes gun collection, ‘unprecedented’ amount of ammo

    04/18/2018 8:34:18 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 44 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 04/17/18 | Chris Eger
    Officers with the 81st Precinct in the Bayside area of Queens seized over 60 guns and quantity of ammunition from an area man after a tip about illegal weapons. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Monday that Ronald Drabman, 60, was arrested over the weekend and charged with a staggering 110 weapons violations, mostly for criminal possession. Following a search warrant of his home’s basement, authorities seized 45 long arms, 23 pistols, a zip gun, a couple of airguns and 50,000 rounds of ammunition. “The defendant is accused of using his home as a warehouse for illegal firearms –...
  • NYPD seizes gun collection, ‘unprecedented’ amount of ammo (PHOTOS)

    04/17/2018 10:48:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 103 replies
    guns.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Chris Eger
    The guns and ammo were found in the basement of a 60-year-old man’s home in Queens after a search warrant (Photos: NYPD)Officers with the 81st Precinct in the Bayside area of Queens seized over 60 guns and quantity of ammunition from an area man after a tip about illegal weapons. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown announced Monday that Ronald Drabman, 60, was arrested over the weekend and charged with a staggering 110 weapons violations, mostly for criminal possession. Following a search warrant of his home’s basement, authorities seized 45 long arms, 23 pistols, a zip gun, a couple of airguns...
  • De Blasio aide busted with gun in car

    04/08/2018 6:01:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 8, 2018 | Shawn Cohen, Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    This de Blasio administration official set one heckuva bad example for the teens she was hired to keep out of jail. Reagan Stevens, a deputy director in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and two young men were arrested for illegal weapons possession while sitting in a double-parked car near the scene of a Saturday night shooting in Queens, cops said. A loaded, 9-mm. semiautomatic pistol with its serial number defaced was hidden in the car’s glove box, and there was a spent shell casing on the floor
  • Cops release safety alert after a recent spree of 20 car break-ins in Kew Gardens [Queens NY]

    04/04/2018 7:19:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    QNS.com ^ | Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1:30 PM | Ryan Kelley
    The morning of April 3 started as every other day when Kew Gardens resident M.K. Moore went out to walk his dogs, but on Metropolitan Avenue near Park Lane South, he began to see the shattered glass. According to Moore, president of the Friends of Forest Park civic group, as many as 20 cars had shattered windows along Park Lane South all the way to 115th Street. Inside the cars, glove compartments and center consoles had been ripped open and peoples’ belongings were scattered out onto the sidewalk, Moore said. A police source confirmed that eight reports of criminal mischief...
  • How U.S. Citizens Mysteriously March For Kremlin Causes

    06/24/2006 9:46:19 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 1,303+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 24, 2006 | Alan Cullison and James Bandler
    The rally last December was one of nearly a dozen paid-for protests organized by Russian émigrés in the U.S. in the past two years. They spent $150,000 to $200,000 in some months, accounting records indicate, to rally thousands of demonstrators near spots such as United Nations headquarters and the World Trade Center site. State-controlled Russian television, whose content is closely guided by Kremlin handlers, covered some of the events, often as the only news organ present, showing video of them on the evening news back home. Boris Barshevsky at a pay-for-protest rally in Queens, N.Y., last year. Organizers said the...
  • To Understand Trump Talk, You Must Speak Outer Borough

    01/08/2018 1:36:06 PM PST · by Duke C. · 193 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 1/8/18 | David Marcus
    Appearing on Fox News last week, actor Scott Baio explained a very important fact about President Trump’s rhetorical style. In responding to attacks on the president’s tone and and general fitness for office, Baio had this to say: “I’m going to help the media right now, okay, I’m going to try to help them…It’s not going to go anywhere, but I’m going to try to help them because they’ve called the president, the president has dementia, he’s and idiot, he’s not mature…I’m from Brooklyn, President Trump is from Queens. This is what we do. We mess with people. That’s it.”
  • (NYC) City not liable for processing fake deed that allowed man to steal woman’s Queens home

    12/13/2017 2:09:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 19 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12.03.17 | Andrew Keshner
    A man who swiped an elderly woman’s house with phony documents did time for the crime — but an appellate court is letting the city off the hook for processing the paperwork that let the ex-con make himself at home.   A Brooklyn appeals court has ruled that a judge was right to toss a lawsuit brought against the city by Jennifer Merin — whose Queens abode was filched by a criminal who filed a fraudulent deed.   Merin, 74, had sued the city for not catching the forgery when the paperwork was first filed, but lost on appeal when the court...
  • To get a state, Palestinians should do what the Zionists did

    11/28/2017 10:23:48 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 28, 2017 | Benny Avni
    Seventy years ago, the United Nations created Israel. At least, that’s how Turtle Bay’s boosters and Israel’s critics remember it. In reality, the UN General Assembly’s vote of Nov. 29, 1947, to partition Palestine merely recognized reality. The Jews had built their state; the UN acknowledged this fact. And getting the history right is essential to any hope of lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Early Zionists started arriving to join their fellow Jews in their ancestral land at the end of the 19th century. Bit by bit (or “a dunam here, a dunam there,” as their slogan went)...
  • NYPD: man made anti-white remark before throwing unknown liquid into 13-year-old girl's face

    10/25/2017 4:20:20 PM PDT · by ETL · 27 replies
    A man splashed an unknown liquid in a girl’s face and called her a “white b–ch” as she was getting off a school bus in Queens, officials said. The 13-year-old had just stepped off the bus near the corner of Lefferts Boulevard and 101st Avenue in Richmond Hill when the man accosted her around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. “This is for you, white b–ch,” he shouted before throwing the substance in her face. The attacker then fled north toward 97th Avenue, but not before the victim managed to snap a photo of him with her cellphone. The child was...
  • How Pope Francis Helped An Unrepentant Terrorist Get A Presidential Pardon

    02/13/2017 4:05:12 PM PST · by ebb tide · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 13, 2017 | Maueen Mallarkey
    On January 13, Robert González Nieves, archbishop of San Juan, revealed Pope Francis’ role in Barack Obama’s pardon of terrorist mastermind Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Speaking from the Cathedral of San Juan, Nieves announced that although the Holy Father made no public statement of his involvement, he had indeed worked behind the curtain on behalf of the unrepentant, bloody-handed Lopez-Rivera. The archbishop was pleased to say: “I know that there have been efforts made through diplomatic channels. The pope is very aware. We are grateful to the Holy Father for his support.” Papal complicity in this politically charged act received little notice...
  • Fox & Friends Guest Calls Mitch McConnell a ‘Foie Gras Eating Insider Swamp Monster’

    08/24/2017 4:17:00 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8-24-17 | Aidan McLaughlin
    Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent who appeared on Fox & Friends Thursday morning, called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell an “upper-crust, bow-tie wearing, foie gras eating insider swamp monster.” Ainsley Earhardt first asked Bongino, an avid supporter of President Donald Trump, about former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s comments that the president may not be fit for office — a go-to source of outrage on the Friends this week. Bongino first dismissed Clapper’s comments, noting he lied under oath before the Senate in 2013, before excusing Trump’s behavior by explaining: “He’s a Queens guy.” “I’m a Queens...
  • Two men plead guilty after accusations to set off pressure-cooker bomb in New York City

    02/11/2017 5:22:06 PM PST · by grundle · 46 replies
    kfor.com ^ | Feruary 11, 2017 | Katrina Butcher
    <p>NEW YORK – Two New York residents accused of conspiring to support ISIS and plotting to set off a pressure-cooker bomb in the city have pleaded guilty to all charges against them, federal prosecutors and New York City officials said.</p>
  • Cops suspect jogger’s killing may have been racially motivated

    02/08/2017 7:13:04 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 32 replies
    The confessed killer of Queens jogger Karina Vetrano told detectives he hated the victim’s predominantly white neighborhood of Howard Beach, leading cops to believe race played a role in the murder, sources told The Post. “I don’t like those people over there,” said Chanel Lewis, 20, who is black and split time between homes in the largely impoverished neighborhoods of East New York and Brownsville, according to sources. Lewis made the statement to a black detective when asked why he killed Vetrano, who was found strangled in Spring Creek Park. His comment caused cops to believe race was a factor...
  • Police Catch Suspect After DNA Is Linked to Slain Jogger Scene

    02/04/2017 10:55:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 4, 2017 | Larry Celona and Shawn Cohen
    Cops caught a suspect Saturday in the murder of Karina ­Vetrano, the beautiful jogger whose brutal strangulation last summer — in the high weeds of Spring Creek Park in Queens — had transfixed the city. Officials did not immediately release the name of the suspect, but sources told The Post he is in his 20s and lives in a housing project in East New York, Brooklyn, a neighborhood just west of her home in Howard Beach. The suspect had been on police radar for a while, sources told The Post.
  • Queens Man Cuffed for Pushing Straphanger Onto Harlem Subway Tracks; Yelled, 'I Hate White People'

    11/23/2016 2:54:37 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 62 replies
    Cops busted a Queens man for trying to push a straphanger onto the subway tracks in Harlem and yelling, “I hate white people!” Police cuffed Gary Weeks, 51, of Wavecrest for the bizarre attack Monday at 2 p.m. at the 4-5-6 subway station at 125th St. and Lexington Ave., officials said. The straphanger was waiting for a northbound train when Weeks walked up to him and tried to push him onto the tracks. The victim got away from Weeks, as other people started pointing and yelling at the attacker to simmer down. He then began yelling about his hatred for...
  • Queens Woman Receives Deceased Father’s Absentee Ballot

    10/23/2016 8:46:28 PM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 23, 2016 | CBS New York
    This election cycle is dredging up the pain of the past for one Queens woman. Michelle Dimino’s father, Anthony Baldomir, passed away in October 2012. Since then, she’s been receiving his absentee ballots for the primaries and general elections...
  • Police search for man who called in fake bomb threat in Queens subway station

    10/20/2016 8:54:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    WPIX 11 ^ | October 17, 2016 | Paige Leskin and Nicole Johnson
    FOREST HILLS, Queens — Police are looking for a man who called in a bomb threat from a Queens subway station Thursday. Surveillance footage from the Forest Hills subway station, located at the intersection of Queens Boulevard and 71st Avenue, shows the man before and after the call was placed shortly before 9:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the NYPD.
  • Police eye Muslim NYPD cop's aunt's stabbing in Queens as possible hate crime

    09/01/2016 1:14:56 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 20 replies
    The 60-year-old aunt of an NYPD cop, moments after walking ahead of her asthma-stricken husband, was found mortally-wounded on a Queens sidewalk with a four-inch knife lodged in her chest, police sources said Thursday. The husband of Nazma Khanam rushed up Normal Rd. in Jamaica Hills about 9:15 p.m. Wednesday after he heard the screams of his gravely-wounded wife, sources said. “He attacked me and I’m dying,” Khanam told her husband, who didn’t see the assault, police sources said. The Bangladeshi-born victim was rushed to Jamaica Hospital where she was pronounced dead about an hour later, sources said. Queens woman,...
  • Suspected shooter in Queens slaying of Imam and friend taken into police custody, believed to be...

    08/14/2016 10:58:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 08/15/2016 | Ellen Moynihan, Ross Keith, Rocco Parascandola, Stephen Rex Brown.
    A man suspected of gunning down a Queens imam and his friend outside a mosque was taken into custody Sunday night by cops who believe the killer was an experienced shooter, sources said. An NYPD Regional Fugitive Task Force was doing “brief surveillance” on a suspect in Queens when he rammed an unmarked cop car, sources said. He was taken into custody for questioning, according to the sources. Police officials could not confirm whether a suspect was in custody.