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  • Cromwell superglues hand to Starbucks counter to protest Starbuck's upcharge for vegan milk

    05/11/2022 9:50:02 AM PDT · by rockabyebaby · 97 replies ^ | May 11, 2022 | rockabyebaby
    Actor James Cromwell went to great lengths while joining PETA's protest against Starbucks on Tuesday. In a video shared by the animal rights organization, the Succession star, 82, superglued his hand to a counter in a New York City Starbucks to protest the coffee chain's "senseless" upcharge for Vegan milk. "There's no reason for it except greed," Cromwell says in part in a video shared by PETA on Facebook, later reading a letter and asking, "Will you stop charging more for vegan milk? When will you stop raking in huge profits while customers, animals, and the environment suffer? When you...
  • James Cromwell superglues hand to Starbucks counter in PETA protest

    05/10/2022 2:19:33 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 85 replies
    Page Six ^ | 10 May 2022 | Francesca Bacardi
    James Cromwell took a dramatic stand for PETA Tuesday morning by supergluing his hand to a Starbucks counter in protest of the coffee chain’s up-charge for vegan milks. Appearing on a Facebook livestream, the “Succession” star, 82, rattled off facts about the cons of producing dairy milk from cows as he remained stuck to the Midtown Manhattan shop’s counter alongside other PETA members. Despite advocating for inclusivity, Starbucks “still discriminates against those who can’t have dairy” by making customers “pay more” for vegan options such as almond milk and oat milk, Cromwell claimed. “My friends at PETA and I are...
  • Likelihood of Trump Indictment in Manhattan Fades as Grand Jury Wraps Up

    04/29/2022 6:50:16 AM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies
    NYT via MSN ^ | April 29, 2022 | Ben Protess, Jonah E. Bromwich, William K. Rashbaum and Lananh Nguyen - 4h ago
    When some two dozen New Yorkers filed into a Manhattan courthouse this week to finish out their grand jury service, the case against a man who would have been the world’s most prominent criminal defendant was no longer before them. That man, Donald J. Trump, was facing potential criminal charges from the grand jury this year over his business practices. But in the weeks since the Manhattan district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, stopped presenting evidence to the jurors about Mr. Trump, new signs have emerged that the former president will not be indicted in Manhattan in the foreseeable future —...
  • D.A. Bragg Announces Hate Crime Charges Against Jamal Idrissi (Arab: ادريسي) For Two Anti-Black Attacks

    04/18/2022 2:01:56 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 31 replies
    Manhattan DA ^ | Apr 14, 2022
    Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg today announced the indictment of JAMAL IDRISSI, 33, for two assaults on Black men in Midtown on October 16, 2021 and October 18, 2021 while saying anti-Black slurs. IDRISSI is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with two counts of Assault in the Third Degree as a Hate Crime and Attempted Assault in the Third Degree as a Hate Crime, and Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree, a misdemeanor hate crime. ...
  • Forget the Fancy Pies, This $3 Slice Is NYC’s Best Pizza

    04/15/2022 4:06:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 15, 2022 | Steve Cuozzo
    Famous Original Ray’s Pizza still rules — no matter what pizza snobs say. As its crown logo proclaims, the local chainlet, which has three locations in Manhattan, is the king of pies, the imperatore of all New York street food. The Big Apple is full of vaunted pizzerias, such as Una Pizza Napoletana, which just reopened to a blizzard of hype on the Lower East Side after a two-year hiatus. “Big cheese foodies” and celebrities stampeded the Orchard Street spot at its launch, Page Six reported. I wonder how many sprang for a $750 tasting menu for four. A pizza...
  • ‘Smoking Roach’ Snuffs Out ‘Pizza Rat’ as NYC’s Grossest Vermin

    04/14/2022 7:50:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 14, 2022 | Ben Cost
    Thought New York City’s Pizza Rat was majestic? Enter cigarette cockroach, a bodacious bug that was observed scurrying about an undisclosed residence in the Big Apple with a cancer stick in tow, smoking out all vermin competition. A video of the tiny tobacco toker is currently blowing up on Instagram as urban wildlife enthusiasts marvel at what could be the animal kingdom’s newest celebrity sleazeball. “Roach just trying to have a smoke in peace,” reads the caption to the uproarious clip, which was uploaded a day ago by the popular Instagram account WhatIsNewYork.
  • New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin Resigns After Arrest in Campaign Finance Scheme

    04/12/2022 3:51:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 12, 2022 | Nolan Hicks, Social Links for Nolan Hicks
    Embattled Lieutenant Gov. Brian Benjamin resigned Tuesday evening just hours after he was indicted by federal prosecutors in Manhattan on a five corruption-related charges that alleged he attempted to trade a state grant for campaign contributions. “I have accepted Brian Benjamin’s resignation effective immediately. While the legal process plays out, it is clear to both of us that he cannot continue to serve as Lieutenant Governor,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said. SNIP Hochul — who picked Benjamin as her running mate last year — announced his departure after spending much of the day dodging questions about his arrest Tuesday morning.
  • New York Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin Arrested for Alleged Campaign-Finance Scheme

    04/12/2022 7:07:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 04/12/2022 | Pilar Menendez
    New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin surrendered to authorities early Tuesday morning to face fraud-related charges in connection with a previous political campaign, two people with knowledge of the situation told The Daily Beast. Benjamin, 45, was arrested on several charges, including bribery, in connection with his alleged participation in a scheme to obtain campaign contributions in exchange for securing a state grant. The U.S. Southern District of New York is expected to hold a noon press conference about Benjamin’s arrest. He is expected to appear in Manhattan federal court on Tuesday afternoon. More to come..
  • New York pickup artist and 'dangerous conspiracy theorist', 33, is jailed for huge weapons cache discovered in his Manhattan apartment after his arrest for attending U.S. Capitol riot

    04/05/2022 1:24:39 PM PDT · by algore · 89 replies
    Samuel Fisher, 33, was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail on Monday after pleading guilty to one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. New York City's Joint Terrorism Task Force seized the weapons from Fisher as part of an investigation into his alleged involvement two weeks after the January 6 riot. Agents found an AR-15 style rifle, a pistol, a shotgun, 11 pre-loaded high-capacity ammunition magazines, tactical gear, two machetes and a knife at his Upper East Side apartment. The dating coach, who advertised his services under the pseudonym Bradley Holiday online, was charged last year with 17...
  • Meet the Catholic Lesbians of New York City

    03/27/2022 6:47:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 17 replies
    NY City Lens ^ | 3/24/22 | Riley Farrell
    The Church of St. Francis Xavier’s community group is a part of a collective endeavor to foster an unapologetically LGBTQ-affirming, woman-friendly Catholicism.When Stephanie Samoy first entered the Church of St. Francis Xavier in 2000, she sensed it was a rare community. The smell of chicken noodle soup — fed to impoverished believers during the parish’s weekly food drive — wafted into the church pews. Feeling what she attributed to love or the Holy Spirit, Samoy wept. Samoy moved up to New York City after she graduated college at the University of Arizona, craving distance from her parents after coming out...
  • Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg suspended Trump investigation 'indefinitely,' stopped pursuing charges

    03/24/2022 8:13:35 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/24/2022 | Brooke Singman
    Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg stopped pursuing charges against former President Trump and suspended the investigation "indefinitely," one of the top prosecutors who resigned from the office said in his resignation letter--but disagreed with the decision. Mark Pomerantz and Carey Dunne, who had been leading the investigation under former DA Cyrus Vance, submitted their resignations last month, after Bragg began raising doubts about pursuing a case against Trump. "You have reached the decision not to go forward with the grand jury presentation and not to seek criminal charges at the present time," Pomerantz wrote in his resignation letter, first reported...
  • VIDEO: Yet Another Investigation of Trump Hilariously FLOPS

    03/24/2022 8:26:13 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies
    Rumble ^ | March 24, 2021 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOLiberals were jubilant a year ago. Legendary prosecutor Mark Pomerantz was brought into the case against President Donald Trump by the Manhattan District Attorney. Yes, all the previous investigations of Trump flopped including the Trump-Russia Collusion investigated by Robert Mueller, the Trump tax returns that were sure to take him down...until it didn't, and how the Trump Organization CFO would "flip" on Trump...until he didn't. However, with Pomerantz all doubt was set aside because he was absolutely sure to convict Trump of something, ANYTHING. Alas, it was not to be. Could it be that, well, Donald Trump is INNOCENT of...
  • The Army vet who became the king of Manhattan's social scene: New book lifts the lid on man behind '70s high-society hotspot Mortimer's - and his cut-throat vetting process that welcomed rich elite like Anna Wintour and [Truncated]

    03/23/2022 11:20:00 AM PDT · by Cecily · 5 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | March 23, 2022 | Tate Delloye
    For 22 years, Mortimer's restaurant stood as a high-society saloon on the corner of Lexington and East 75th Street in New York City. Wedged between a Catholic church and a now-defunct gay bar, it served as a private preserve for the kiss-kiss celebrity types of café society - and a launching pad for its proprietor's swift ascent into Manhattan's beau monde. During any given lunch or dinner, one was likely to see Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis sitting pride of place by the front window devouring three little golf-ball sized crab cakes with her posse of Fifth Avenue swans that included Gloria...
  • Manhattan DA Bragg Didn’t Issue Warrant for Man Who Later Used Gun in Slaying: Union Boss

    03/22/2022 5:35:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 22, 2022 | Tina Moore and Social Links for Tina Moore VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE EMAIL THE AUTHOR FOLLOW ON TWITTER GE
    Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg‘s office failed to confiscate a gun used in an armed robbery by a serial offender — who then fatally shot a man with that same weapon exactly a month later, a union boss alleged. Tyrell Rodgers, 29, allegedly pointed the silver revolver at his estranged girlfriend and stole her cell phone while threatening to kill her on Feb. 8, court records show. He then allegedly killed a man with that revolver on March 8 — after Bragg’s office failed to issue a warrant that detectives on the robbery case requested. “Why didn’t DA Bragg’s office...
  • Man accused of fatally shoving Michelle Go unfit to stand trial, court official says

    03/22/2022 5:08:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 22, 2022 | Tamar Lapin, David Meyer
    The homeless man who admitted to fatally shoving Michelle Go into an oncoming train at the Times Square subway station is mentally unfit to stand trial, a court official said Tuesday. The official said in Manhattan Supreme Court that psychiatrists at Bellevue Hospital made the determination about Martial Simon after a medical evaluation. Simon, 61, has been held at Bellevue in Manhattan since his arrest on murder charges in Go’s Jan. 9 death. He did not appear in court on Tuesday.
  • Broadway singing coach, 87, who trained Debbie Harry DIES five days after being pushed over by woman in unprovoked attack near subway station in Manhattan's trendy Chelsea neighborhood

    03/16/2022 12:56:13 AM PDT · by Cronos · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15 March 2022 | Adam Manno
    A 87-year-old Broadway singing coach who was placed on life support after she was shoved to the pavement during an unprovoked attack in Manhattan last week has died, her family says. Gustern, who once coached Blondie singer Debbie Harry, was pushed from behind in front of her building at West 28th Street and Eighth Avenue in the trendy Chelsea neighborhood at around 8.30pm on Thursday. She was on her way to watch a student perform at Joe's Pub, which she did often, according to the New York Times. Surveillance footage released Sunday shows the suspect leaving the scene towards Ninth...
  • Woman, 26, surrenders in senseless fatal shove of 87-year-old Manhattan singing coach, charged with manslaughter

    03/22/2022 1:15:51 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEW ^ | MAR 22, 2022 AT 1:58 PM | By THOMAS TRACY
    A suspect surrendered Tuesday to face charges for the senseless fatal shove of an 87-year-old singing coach in Manhattan, cops said. The beloved singing coach struck her head on the ground and suffered a traumatic brain injury. She died at Bellevue Hospital a few days later. Her arraignment is pending in Manhattan Criminal Court . Gustern coached Blondie singer Debbie Harry and a Broadway cast of “Oklahoma.” Before the attack, Gustern had several pals at her apartment to rehearse for an upcoming cabaret show, a friend told the Daily News. “Her background in music theatre and opera was extraordinary, and...
  • Brawl breaks out in Manhattan during Burberry, Supreme collab release

    03/12/2022 4:48:24 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/11/22 | Joshua Rhett Miller, Georgett Roberts, Natalie O'Neill
    Eager fashionistas got physical outside a Manhattan store as they vied for a spot in line to buy a hotly anticipated clothing collaboration between Burberry and Supreme, according to videos and witnesses. One video posted early Thursday outside the Dover Street Market at 30th Street and Lexington Avenue shows tensions flaring among those in line waiting to snag the latest pricy wares from the British fashion brand and popular New York street wear label. “I’m still standing right here,” one man yelled at another in line, the footage shows. A second clip showed several men scrapping violently against a door...
  • 'Russian spy' merchant banker, 61, fled the US after 30 FBI agents showed up at her Manhattan apartment with a battering ram: Dual citizen who 'ran NYC propaganda center and communicated directly with Putin' called convicted spy Maria Butina

    03/09/2022 9:27:59 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 41 replies ^ | 9 March 2022 | SNEJANA FARBEROV and NATASHA ANDERSON
    An accused Russian spy who worked as a merchant banker in New York City called convicted spy Maria Butina after 30 FBI agents showed up at her apartment with a battering ram. Elena Branson, 61, who holds dual U.S. and Russian citizenship, was accused of running a 'Russian propaganda center' in New York and communicating directly with President Vladimir Putin. She shared details of her encounter with the law during a cozy chat with Butina broadcast on Russian state broadcaster RT, and recalled how Butina had been one of the first people she'd contacted.
  • 'Sharks in Albany smelled blood': Andrew Cuomo says DAs went after him because they wanted his job, rips 'virulent' cancel culture and slams CNN for firing his brother in first speech since resigning over sexual harassment allegations

    03/06/2022 1:06:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 03 06 2022 | Andrea Cavallier
    Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke publicly for the first time since resigning over multiple sexual harassment allegations last year He said 'cancel culture' was behind politically motivated efforts to remove him Cuomo acknowledged his behavior wasn't appropriate but quickly added that nothing he did violated the law Cuomo added that his behavior has been the same for 40 years and that he is a victim of cancel culture Cuomo then slammed the firing of his brother, Chris Cuomo, by CNN. He said, 'cancel culture mentality is growing, and it must be stopped' Cuomo used his platform Sunday mostly...