|Hempstead Town purchases office furniture made by prison inmatesNewsday.com / 1 h. 16 min. ago more|
Hempstead Town has purchased office furniture made by prison inmates, officials announced in a news release.
|Long Island weather: Hot, sunny Tuesday with high rip current riskNewsday.com / 1 h. 51 min. ago more|
It will be hot and sunny Tuesday, but Long Island will not have conditions that have generated a heat advisory for New York City, forecasters said.
|State to release some Common Core test results TuesdayNewsday.com / 2 h. 5 min. ago more|
The state Education Department plans later Tuesday to release results from this spring's Common Core tests in English and math given to students in grades 3 through 8 on Long Island and statewide, agency officials announced.
|Before We All Move on, The Daily Show Brings You President Trump Staring Straight at the Eclipse One Last TimeNew York Magazine / 5 h. 1 min. ago more|
Whether they participated in the giddy party vibes or not, every American will remember where he or she was during Monday’s solar eclipse. Those same Americans will undoubtedly also remember where they were when they saw President Trump look directly up at the eclipse without proper eye protection, the same ... More »
|CityViews: NYC Public School Uniform Policies are a Symptom of SegregationNew York News / 5 h. 30 min. ago more|
Mayor Bill de Blasio visits Pre-K class at P.S. 239 - Police Officer Ramon Suarez School in Queens in 2014. Attention has recently been given to the fact that New York City is racially and economically segregated, which affects everything from housing to gerrymandering to our public schools.
|Odell Beckham leaves game after spraining ankle on low hitNewsday.com / 5 h. 44 min. ago more|
CLEVELAND -- Whew.
|No more excuses for the city's biggest energy hogsCrain's New York Business / 6 h. 15 min. ago more|
A recently leaked federal report on climate change made clear that unless the world unites to drastically cut back carbon emissions, the Earth will continue to warm. For New York City to be part of... To view the full story, click the title link.
|Cuomo's plan to ease New York City's gridlock should be the first of manyCrain's New York Business / 6 h. 15 min. ago more|
It is easy—and justifiable—to moan about how much control Albany has over the city's affairs. The state dictates nearly all of our tax rates. Our subways and buses are run by a state... To view the full story, click the title link.
|Think this City Council is tough on business? Just waitCrain's New York Business / 6 h. 15 min. ago more|
The real race this year isn't for mayor. Rather, it is the fight for control of the City Council, a battle that may well yield an even more labor-friendly chamber next year. Business interests might... To view the full story, click the title link.
|Bad call: Candidate writes manifesto, gets rejected from mayoral debateCrain's New York Business / 6 h. 15 min. ago more|
Longshot mayoral candidate Mike Tolkin wrote a long letter Friday to media sponsors of tomorrow's Democratic primary debate, who two days later decided not to invite him to participate. It is unclear... To view the full story, click the title link.
|Two Kennedys arrested after wild party in Cape Cod - New York PostGoogle News / 6 h. 54 min. ago more|
New York PostTwo Kennedys arrested after wild party in Cape CodNew York PostPolice in Barnstable, Mass., collared Matthew “Max” Kennedy, 52 — the ninth son of assassinated former New York senator Robert F. Kennedy — and his daughter Caroline, 22, at a home near the family's famed Hyannis Port compound at 1 a.m..Two Kennedys arrested for disorderly conduct near family compoundNew York Daily Newsall 19 news articles »
|Cops: Gunman robbed Hewlett bankNewsday.com / 7 h. 24 min. ago more|
A gunman with a brown backpack robbed a Hewlett bank Monday afternoon, then took off in a waiting vehicle, Nassau police said.
|A New Accuser Alleges R. Kelly Paid Her to Conceal Their Sexual Relationship Which Began When She Was a MinorNew York Magazine / 7 h. 32 min. ago more|
In the latest R. Kelly article from reporter Jim DeRogatis for BuzzFeed News, an alleged victim of the singer named Jerhonda Pace claims she received “cash settlements from the star in return for signing nondisclosure agreements” designed to conceal his sexual relationship with the then-16-year-old. Now 24, Pace says she’s ... More »
|Bay Shore native Heather Martin helps Barcelona victimsNewsday.com / 8 h. 9 min. ago more|
A Bay Shore native, who rushed to help pedestrians after they were run down by a van in Barcelona last week, is trying to raise money for some of the victims.
|Coal Mining Health Study Is Halted by Interior Department - New York TimesGoogle News / 9 h. 1 min. ago more|
New York TimesCoal Mining Health Study Is Halted by Interior DepartmentNew York TimesA mountaintop removal project in Blair, W. Va., a site that was approved by the Army Corps of Engineers, but was reevaluated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Credit Todd Heisler/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — The Interior Department has ...and more »
|After Dangerous Collisions, Navy Will Pause for Safety Check - New York TimesGoogle News / 9 h. 10 min. ago more|
New York TimesAfter Dangerous Collisions, Navy Will Pause for Safety CheckNew York TimesThe John S. McCain, an American guided-missile destroyer, with a hole in its rear left side, in waters off Singapore on Monday. Credit Ahmad Masood/Reuters. WASHINGTON — United States Navy ships worldwide will suspend operations for a day or two this ...Navy to 'consider' whether crashed warships were hackedNew York Postall 1,606 news articles »
|The Real Housewives of Orange County Recap: Grandmother of the YearNew York Magazine / 9 h. 14 min. ago more|
This week’s Real Housewives of Orange County — sorry, Brian isn’t back yet so you’ll have to insert your own funny nickname here — starts with the same conundrum that all my RHOC experiences have put me in. Who is Vicki Gunvalson? Who is she, really?We see Vicki at home with ... More »
|Preacher Recap: Good LordNew York Magazine / 9 h. 14 min. ago more|
If Preacher were a higher-profile show, I suspect “Dirty Little Secret” is the type of episode that might inspire angry denunciations from Christians around the globe. This season is playing to the already-converted, so I suspect it’ll pass without much mainstream infamy — but even if a cultural backlash doesn’t ... More »
|Angry Trump Grilled His Generals About Troop Increase, Then Gave In - New York TimesGoogle News / 9 h. 29 min. ago more|
New York PostAngry Trump Grilled His Generals About Troop Increase, Then Gave InNew York TimesLt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, President Trump's national security adviser, helped draft a plan to increase the number of American troops in Afghanistan. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times. But once in the White House, Mr. Trump populated his cabinet ...I hope Trump is right (and I'm wrong) on AfghanistanNew York Postall 1,861 news articles »
|LCD Soundsystem Did Not, In Fact, Break Up to Sell Out Madison Square Garden, Guitarist Al Doyle ExplainsNew York Magazine / 9 h. 36 min. ago more|
Now that LCD Soundsystem has officially reunited, frontman James Murphy has been looking back with bemused fondness at what had previously been the group’s final concert in 2011. Frustrated by the show promoter’s lack of faith in the band’s ability to fill the venue without a massive opener (specifically, of ... More »
|Long Islanders marvel as partial solar eclipse comes and goesNewsday.com / 9 h. 38 min. ago more|
By the thousands, Long Islanders absorbed the partial solar eclipse Monday from beaches, backyards, workplaces and even courthouse steps.
|Chaos Breaks Out at Charlottesville City Council Meeting - New York TimesGoogle News / 9 h. 42 min. ago more|
New York TimesChaos Breaks Out at Charlottesville City Council MeetingNew York TimesCredit Frances Robles/The New York Times. CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — They shouted down the mayor and City Council members, took over the Council chambers for about a half-hour, and gave more than four hours of impassioned testimony about how ...and more »
|'Guy in Queens Center Mall With the Straightener' Leaves After 13 YearsDNAinfo.com / 10 h. ago more|
Magal left the kiosk where he became Queens famous.
|Amanda Morales Guerra seeks to stay temporarily in U.S.Newsday.com / 10 h. 15 min. ago more|
A Guatemalan mother of three U.S. born children who has taken refuge in a Manhattan church to avoid deportation has filed a motion to remain temporarily in the United States.
|Attorney: Lakeland firefighter suspended amid probeNewsday.com / 10 h. 54 min. ago more|
A firefighter has been suspended from the Lakeland Fire Department in Ronkonkoma as the department investigates an inflammatory Facebook comment about an East Meadow mosque made by a user who identified himself on social media as a Lakeland fire commissioner, the fire district's attorney said Monday.
|Suspended lawyer sentenced for law office assault, DA saysNewsday.com / 11 h. 45 min. ago more|
A Hempstead-based attorney was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail for attacking a woman two years ago in the lobby of his law office after a dispute, the Nassau District Attorney's office said.
|Edward Walsh prison surrender delayed by federal judgeNewsday.com / 11 h. 53 min. ago more|
A federal judge has delayed former Suffolk County Conservative Party leader Edward Walsh's imprisonment -- which was to begin Tuesday -- while he decides whether Walsh is entitled to a new trial.
|Andrew Denton gets 10 years in prison for brick-throwing assaultNewsday.com / 12 h. 3 min. ago more|
A 19-year-old is going to prison for a decade after throwing bricks off a Uniondale parkway overpass, following a sentencing Monday where prosecutors alleged he also plotted to escape Nassau's jail using a fake gun he made behind bars.
|The Duffer Brothers Confirm Stranger Things Will Get A Third Season (And Possibly a Fourth)New York Magazine / 12 h. 34 min. ago more|
In a new interview with Vulture, the brothers Matt and Ross Duffer teased a second season of Stranger Things in which they “wanted to push things a bit” because, like any good movie sequel, “No. 2 is always a little bit bigger.” In the process, they also confirmed that season three ... More »
|City court officer charged with forced sex act in BrooklynNewsday.com / 12 h. 49 min. ago more|
A grand jury has handed up an indictment against a Brooklyn Criminal Court officer on charges that he coerced a Hempstead woman into performing a sex act in a public stairwell last year, authorities said.
|Trust Flat Earth Truther B.o.B to Have an Opinion About the Solar EclipseNew York Magazine / 12 h. 58 min. ago more|
By all accounts, today was a good day for science. Tons of people stood outside to watch the first total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. in decades and only about half of them didn’t follow the instructions and will probably go blind for it. We’d file that under a ... More »
|An Old Ludacris Song Gains New Life As an Anti-Trump AnthemNew York Magazine / 13 h. 2 min. ago more|
Some songs are born as protest songs; others become so much, much later. “Move Bitch,” the tenth track off of Ludacris’s sophomore album, Word of Mouf, falls squarely in the latter category. The single, which peaked at No. 10 on the Hot 100 way back in 2002, gained an unexpected ... More »
|Activists Demand Removal of Monument to Doctor Who Experimented on SlavesDNAinfo.com / 14 h. 9 min. ago more|
The statue has stood at the corner of 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue since 1934.
|Amidst Its String of Cancellations, Netflix’s Friends From College Is Somehow Getting a Second SeasonNew York Magazine / 14 h. 14 min. ago more|
Oh, Friends From College, you glorious, elitist mess of a show. The cheating, the drunken declarations of undergraduate devotion, the inexplicable Fogo de Chão product placement! After axing Girlboss (deserved) and Gypsy (ditto), Netflix has selected Friends from College as a survivor of its promised purge. Netflix announced Monday that ... More »
|Greg David on NY: Robust returns mask weakness of city pension systemCrain's New York Business / 14 h. 15 min. ago more|
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|25 things Crain's loves about New York businessCrain's New York Business / 14 h. 16 min. ago more|
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|J'Ouvert Security Will Be Like New Year's Eve in Times Square, Mayor SaysDNAinfo.com / 14 h. 26 min. ago more|
Checkpoints, weapons searches and a ban on alcohol and large bags are planned this Labor Day.
|Please Enjoy Watching Sarah Jessica Parker’s Profound, Emotional Eclipse InstagramsNew York Magazine / 14 h. 33 min. ago more|
Of the many celebrity Instagram photos and videos posted today, none bested Sarah Jessica Parker’s, as she totally hearts the eclipse. Parker took a boat out into the water in South Carolina in order to catch today’s solar eclipse, and boy did she have the best time one can possibly ... More »
|De Blasio calls Cuomo's congestion pricing plan 'an impossibility'Crain's New York Business / 14 h. 37 min. ago more|
Mayor Bill de Blasio brushed aside Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to charge cars for entering Manhattan as "inconceivable." He laid blame on Republicans in the state Senate—ignoring the role... To view the full story, click the title link.
|Shake Shack to Open in Morningside Heights With New Desserts WednesdayDNAinfo.com / 14 h. 40 min. ago more|
The burger joint will introduce three new neighborhood-themed desserts at the 2957 Broadway location.
|China, North Korea fume at U.S.-South Korea military drill Big News Network.com / 14 h. 42 min. ago more|
BEIJING, China - As the U.S. and South Korea began their joint military drills on the Korean peninsula, China renewed calls for the two nations to suspend the drills. The war games that
|In Search of Donald Trump at His Boyhood Home - New York TimesGoogle News / 14 h. 52 min. ago more|
New York TimesIn Search of Donald Trump at His Boyhood HomeNew York TimesCredit Sam Hodgson for The New York Times. By the dawn's early light, I searched the kitchen of Donald J. Trump's childhood home in Queens for a coffee mug. There were none to be found, so I drank my coffee from a President Donald J. Trump Childhood ...and more »
|The 10 Best Game of Thrones Battles, RankedNew York Magazine / 15 h. 8 min. ago more|
It’s hard to believe now, in a season where chaos and carnage come fast and furious, but it took Game of Thrones nearly two years to build to its first major onscreen battle. When the smoke cleared from “Blackwater,” season two’s landmark episode-long conflict, television’s depiction of mass violence would ... More »
|New York neighborhoods where it's better to buy than rent - Curbed NYGoogle News / 15 h. 10 min. ago more|
Curbed NYNew York neighborhoods where it's better to buy than rentCurbed NYBuying a home in New York City is a daunting task that requires the perfect cocktail of available funds, gumption, and luck in the real estate world (as we've learned with this go-around of Renovation Diaries.) It also requires the exceedingly ...
|Russia mocks America’s non-immigrant visa freeze Big News Network.com / 15 h. 28 min. ago more|
MOSCOW, Russia - After the U.S. Embassy in Russia announced on Monday that it would implement a visa freeze for Russian citizens - Russian officials have said that it wouldn’t respond to the
|Here's how New Yorkers watched the solar eclipse - Curbed NYGoogle News / 15 h. 33 min. ago more|
Curbed NYHere's how New Yorkers watched the solar eclipseCurbed NYToday is the big day: a rare solar eclipse that will block the sun is currently happening across North America. The eclipse began a little after 1 p.m. in New York City, reaching its peak at 2:44 p.m. There's still a bit of time left before the event ...New York Today: How to Watch the Solar EclipseNew York TimesSolar eclipse draws millions of spectators across US, unites New Yorkers for the rare eventNew York Daily NewsSolar eclipse 2017 casts shadow across the United StatesNew York Postall 4,559 news articles »
|Review: The Apocalyptic World of Brand New’s Science Fiction Feels Realer Than EverNew York Magazine / 15 h. 35 min. ago more|
Rock bands used to be mysterious organizations. Fandom was an exercise in extreme patience. You whiled away the hours in monk-like private study of records, lyrics, and liner notes. A new song or video or interview hit like a scientist’s “eureka” moment, offering a new lens through which to explore ... More »
|PHOTOS: New Yorkers Look to the Skies as Solar Eclipse Unfolds Across CityDNAinfo.com / 15 h. 36 min. ago more|
People gathered in parks and other public spaces Monday afternoon to watch the eclipse.
|Why Are So Many Late-Night Talk Shows Taking the Rest of the Summer Off?New York Magazine / 15 h. 53 min. ago more|
Bad news for the two-thirds of the country hungry for comic relief from the chaos of the Trump administration: Stephen Colbert is on vacation — and so are most of his late-night buddies. The comic’s No. 1–rated CBS Late Show, which has become an unapologetic (some might say indispensable) source ... More »
|The Lawyer Who Won Michael Jackson’s Acquittal Will Represent Bill Cosby in His Sexual-Assault RetrialNew York Magazine / 16 h. 15 min. ago more|
After losing his two main lawyers, Bill Cosby has assembled new legal representation including one key choice: Thomas Mesereau, the lawyer who famously got Michael Jackson acquitted in his 2005 child-molestation trial, will now lead Cosby’s defense. He’ll be joined by ex–federal prosecutor Kathleen Bliss and Philadelphia attorney Sam Silver. ... More »
|New Yorkers crank their necks back in celebration of the total eclipseBizjournals.com / 16 h. 18 min. ago more|
The Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017 fell upon New York, and businesses wanted to cash in. With so many viewing parties taking place, various companies — including Krispy Kreme, Warby Parker, and Denny's — offered eclipse-themed menu items and deals in honor of the blackout moment ( h/t Business Insider). Meanwhile, millions of New Yorkers slapped on a pair of solar filters, kicked back and took in a celestial event that's believed to be 99 years in the making. Mass gatherings were held…
|City Hopes To Cut 'Rubber Room' Teacher Ranks by HalfDNAinfo.com / 16 h. 25 min. ago more|
Currently 820 teachers work in a so-called "Rubber Room" and make about $94,000 annually on average.
|Secret Service out of funds: Trump’s frequent travel blamed Big News Network.com / 16 h. 43 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - In a shocking expose, the Secret Service is believed to no longer be able to pay its agents to carry out its protective mission. The expose, by USA Today revealed tha
|Man Released After Sexually Abusing 11-Year-Old Girl in Park, Officials SayDNAinfo.com / 16 h. 49 min. ago more|
The suspect was charged with sexual abuse, but prosecutors want to vet his alibi, officials said.
|Analyst: I'm sticking my neck out for Macy'sBizjournals.com / 16 h. 51 min. ago more|
Despite Cincinnati-based retailer Macy's Inc.'s well-publicized woes and battered stock, one analyst says that there's a potential for a huge yield. Josh Arnold, writing for Seeking Alpha, readily admits Macy's (NYSE: M) has had a rough go of it for the past couple years. After all, it's posted 10 straight quarters of declining sales, is closing 100 stores and will be dethroned as the No. 1 online apparel retailer by Amazon this year. But Arnold is looking on the bright side. Even though Macy's…
|Jamaica Park a 'Disaster' Strewn With Litter and the Homeless, Locals SayDNAinfo.com / 16 h. 53 min. ago more|
The park, in downtown Jamaica, recently underwent a $2.2 million upgrade.
|Former lawyers for Michael Jackson, Chakah Fattah to lead retooled Cosby legal teamBizjournals.com / 16 h. 53 min. ago more|
A Los Angeles lawyer who defended Michael Jackson in a 2005 child molestation trial and a Philadelphia lawyer who represented former U.S. Rep. Chakah Fattah earlier this year in his corruption trial will lead Bill Cosby's retooled legal team. The 80-year-old comedian announced that Los Angeles-based Tom Mesereau; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis partner Sam Silver; and former federal prosecutor Kathleen Bliss will represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Montgomery County. After…
|Uber Driver Took Sleeping Passenger to His Home to Sexually Assault Her: DADNAinfo.com / 17 h. 20 min. ago more|
Kar Keong Liao performed a criminal sex act on a woman he picked up in Midtown, police said.
|WATCH LIVE: Stream NASA's View of the Solar EclipseDNAinfo.com / 17 h. 29 min. ago more|
The Empire State Building also live streamed the eclipse from its observation deck.
|New York bank opens first Houston wealth management officeBizjournals.com / 17 h. 40 min. ago more|
The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE: BK) has opened its first Houston wealth management office. Thomas Cademartori has been named regional managing director for the Houston office of BNY Mellon Wealth Management at 2229 San Felipe St. He’ll lead the Houston office along with Texas Regional President Todd Carlton, who’s based in Dallas. Most recently, Cademartori was vice president in BNY Mellon Wealth Management’s Dallas office. He has nearly 20 years of wealth management experience and…
|U.S. Navy probes destroyer collision, operations paused Big News Network.com / 17 h. 51 min. ago more|
WASHINGTON, U.S. - In what became the second time in two months that a Navy destroyer based at the 7th Fleet’s home port of Yokosuka, Japan, has been involved in a collision at sea - the USS
|Elon Musk turns Twitter suggestion into new Tesla product feature in 24 minutesBizjournals.com / 18 h. 5 min. ago more|
Most CEOs don’t run their own Twitter feeds, instead shunting them off to social media specialists who retweet corporate news, and craft aggressively sanitized tweets days, and sometimes weeks, in advance. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is far more authentic on Twitter, answering random questions from the public, liking memes, calling out his critics— even saying hi to his mom. On Friday night, Musk got a small product feature request from a Model S owner in Alabama: When he parks his car, could it automatically…
|JPMorgan donates $2 million to 'wide range of human and civil rights organizations'Bizjournals.com / 18 h. 14 min. ago more|
JPMorganChase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon is building on the banking giant's response to the recent Charlottesville, Virginia tragedy. After previously criticizing President Donald Trump's reaction to the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, JPMorgan announced Monday that the banking giant is contributing millions to fight racism and support human rights. The news was announced just over a week after a gathering of white nationalists turned violent when they were confronted by protesters. Dimon…
|Donations Pour in for Slain Brooklyn Playwright's FuneralNew York News / 18 h. 31 min. ago more|
The widow of a playwright and actor who was fatally stabbed Friday night during a petty street argument near his home has received a flood of support from friends and strangers who have donated more than $13,000 so far to pay for his funeral . George Carroll, 42, originally from Texas, was walking past P.S. 110 on Monitor Street with his wife Christina Carroll on Friday night about 11:30 p.m. when he got into an argument with two strangers who chased him down and stabbed him, according to police.
|New York City Woman Falls to Her Death After Argument: ReportsThe Epoch Times / 18 h. 43 min. ago more|
A New York City woman plunged to her death after reportedly arguing with her boyfriend on Saturday night. Yanina Boitel, 33, was found unresponsive and unconscious at 9:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 in East Harlem, Manhattan. Paramedics took her to Metropolitan Hospital Center, where she was later pronounced dead, The New York Daily News reported. No one has been charged in her death. It’s unclear if she jumped, fell, or was pushed from the roof of the building, Fox News reported, citing investigators. Her boyfriend told officials that they went out drinking Saturday night they weren’t together in the building after they got home. A man found her on the ground. Her sister, Carmen Reyes, told Fox that they heard arguing. “We heard that they were arguing,” Reyes said. “They were both on the roof. We don’t know all the details of it.” Boitel left behind three children, ages 16, 12, and 10. Her first grandchild was born six months ago. “Nina has been someone who has loved life, who has lived life to the fullest,” Reyes said. “Our biggest concern right now is taking care of the children and the baby.” Her brother, Jose Torres, told Pix11 that he was told his sister killed herself. “He came to get me, to tell me my sister jumped off the roof,” Torres said. “I rushed over here to see what was going on, and then I saw the whole neighborhood out here, because she was loved by everybody.” But other family members told Pix11 that they knew about alleged domestic violence between Boitel and her boyfriend, who is 21.
|A robot arms race is coming and tech giants are spooked Big News Network.com / 18 h. 55 min. ago more|
CALIFORNIA, U.S. - A fear has gripped the technology industry - a fear of a “killer robots arms race” that industry leaders are warning about.Over 100 robotics and artificia
|Herbalife's private equity deal falls through, starts buying back $600M of its sharesBizjournals.com / 19 h. 24 min. ago more|
Herbalife Ltd. had been looking for a take-private deal, but talks fell through. That's according to CNBC reporter Scott Wapner, who tweeted news of the talks and added that talks could resume. The Los Angeles-backed nutrition and supplements maker, which counts billionaire Carl Icahn among its investors, started buying back up to $600 million of its shares, according to Reuters. The company's shares were up 9.3 percent at $67.70 in morning trading on Aug. 21. Herbalife announced that it would…
|Looking for a local restaurant? Spotluck's roulette-like app is poised for growthBizjournals.com / 19 h. 31 min. ago more|
These days, mom and pop restaurants are in a tough spot. Corporate chains are taking over, hurting local coffee shops, diners and dives. Recall the protests that erupted last month in the East Village over fears that a new Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) was going to drive out smaller businesses. Well, a Bethesda, Md.-based restaurant discount app could bring these smaller businesses some much needed luck. Spotluck, as it's fittingly called, has come a long way since it was founded in basement in a basement…
|Derek Jeter clinches minority stake in Miami MarlinsBizjournals.com / 19 h. 32 min. ago more|
Derek Jeter has officially become a minority owner of the Miami Marlins, according to multiple media reports. The former New York Yankees captain, and current Players Tribune publisher, has plans to run both the business operations side and the baseball operations side — something that hardly happens in sports, according to CBS Sports. The news comes roughly a month after it was revealed that Jeter had secured the financial backing he needed to execute his bid (h/t the Miami Herald). Miami businessman…
|Mom, dad die after fall from cliff during family hike in NY - New York Daily NewsGoogle News / 19 h. 52 min. ago more|
New York Daily NewsMom, dad die after fall from cliff during family hike in NYNew York Daily NewsGOWANDA, N.Y. — A family hike in a western New York gorge turned tragic when a mother and father died after falling off a cliff and their 4-year-old son was seriously injured, authorities said. The bodies of Amanda Green, 35, and William Green, 33 ...and more »
|13-Year-Old Boy Dies After SUV Hits Him on 135th Street, NYPD SaysDNAinfo.com / 20 h. 6 min. ago more|
Kayshawn Whittick was running through traffic when a Jeep Wrangler hit him, police said.
|Driver Critically Hurt After Rear-Ending SUV on Park Avenue, NYPD SaysDNAinfo.com / 21 h. 41 min. ago more|
Witnesses told police the driver, a 58-year-old woman, had been speeding, police said.
|Landlord Sues, Moves to Evict Tenant Over Confederate Flag DisplayDNAinfo.com / 22 h. 4 min. ago more|
The owner of 403 E. Eighth Street is suing the tenant who hung Confederate flags in his windows.
|Walmart vs. Amazon: Who's chasing who?Bizjournals.com / 22 h. 30 min. ago more|
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE: WMT) reported earnings Thursday as it navigates an over-saturated retail sector and takes on Amazon (NYSE: AMZN). The retail giant's recent moves have created some sentiment among industry and Wall Street analysts that it might not be Walmart chasing Amazon. “If you asked me a year ago, I would have said Walmart is chasing Amazon,” said Brian Yarbrough, a senior research analyst with Edward Jones. But Yarbrough said Walmart’s $3.3 billion buy of Jet.com, its $310…
|Cops: Driver killed in crash into Montauk Hwy. auto body shopNewsday.com / 22 h. 42 min. ago more|
A speeding car slammed into a body shop Sunday night in East Moriches, killing the driver and injuring three passengers, one of them seriously, police said.
|Bronx teen's gun trial has questionable characters on both sidesNew York News / 22 h. 58 min. ago more|
He's a teen honor student who was held on Rikers Island for over a year unable to pay $250,000 bail on a gun charge. His case has become a cause celebre for bail reform advocates, including the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group.
|Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in New York CityDNAinfo.com / 1 d. 0 h. 1 min. ago more|
The eclipse will be visible shortly after 1 p.m. Monday.
|India Day Parade held in New York Big News Network.com / 1 d. 0 h. 39 min. ago more|
New York, August 21 (ANI): The worlds largest India Day Parade was held in New York to celebrate Indias 71st Independence Day. Baahubali fame actors Rana Daggubati was the Parade Grand Marshal of th
|Jerry Lewis, a Jester Both Silly and Stormy, Dies at 91 - New York TimesGoogle News / 1 d. 0 h. 47 min. ago more|
New York TimesJerry Lewis, a Jester Both Silly and Stormy, Dies at 91New York TimesBookings at bigger and better clubs in New York and Chicago followed, and by the summer of 1948 they had reached the pinnacle, headlining at the Copacabana on the Upper East Side of Manhattan while playing one show a night at the 6,000-seat Roxy ...and more »
|Delmore Schwartz and the Biographer's ObsessionNew York News / 1 d. 3 h. 15 min. ago more|
On a late afternoon on Christmas Eve, 1974, I sat alone at a long wooden table in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscripts Library, at Yale. On the table were six large cardboard storage boxes.
|City business leaders hang on details of Cuomo's congestion pricingCrain's New York Business / 1 d. 6 h. 15 min. ago more|
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's declaration that the "time has come" for charging drivers to enter Midtown and lower Manhattan has left private-sector friends and foes of congestion pricing "anxiously awaiting"... To view the full story, click the title link.
|Manhattan bed-and-breakfast faces closure under Airbnb crackdownCrain's New York Business / 1 d. 6 h. 15 min. ago more|
Mayor Bill de Blasio's war on illegal Airbnb rentals could claim a two-decade-old Midtown bed-and-breakfast whose owner says she has never used the home-sharing service. The administration,... To view the full story, click the title link.
|There's a war going on in Trump VillageCrain's New York Business / 1 d. 6 h. 15 min. ago more|
Faina Shvadronova and her 8-year-old son, Jerry, emigrated from the Soviet Union to Brooklyn in 1979. She found work cracking eggs at a bakery and taking care of an elderly couple, while Jerry helped... To view the full story, click the title link.
|Italian man shot on his way to Staten Island's heritage museumNew York News / 1 d. 7 h. 37 min. ago more|
An Italian national was shot on Staten Island, after getting lost on the way to the borough's Italian heritage museum Sunday afternoon, police sources said. Marino Stocco, 57, who came to New York on a work visa last month, took the ferry to Staten Island hoping to go to the Garibaldi-Meucci museum.
|Victims of cop gunfight outside skyscraper feel pain years laterNew York News / 1 d. 12 h. 3 min. ago more|
Lara Geraghty, who was grazed with a bullet during the Empire State Building shooting, looks out the window of her home in Ridgewood, N.J. Uncomfortable feelings of that day in 2012 return at random, she said. "I ducked behind a pole .
|Game of Thrones hackers vow to leak finale: Fans thrilled Big News Network.com / 1 d. 12 h. 25 min. ago more|
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Key organizers of last weekend's violent white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. , have pursued their agenda of hate in New York.
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Janice Garcia, NYPD school safety officer, was arrested after her boyfriend Asvaldo Ortiz told police that she scratched and bruised him following a disagreement in their Williamsburg apartment. Cops cuffed Janice Garcia, 47, after her boyfriend Asvaldo Ortiz, 42, told police that she lashed out at him following a disagreement in their Williamsburg apartment.
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A 1-year-old boy was with his mother and grandmother when he was hit by the gunfire near Sutter Ave. and Junius St. in Brownsville around 5:15 p.m., cops said. The 1-year-old boy was with his mother and grandmother when he was hit by the gunfire near Sutter Ave. and Junius St. in Brownsville around 5:15 p.m., cops said.
|Father and Son Firefighters Both Die From 9/11-Related Illnesses Almost 16 Years After AttacksThe Epoch Times / 2 d. 13 h. 47 min. ago more|
A father, and now a son, both died from 9/11 cancers. They were both first responders to the World Trade Center disaster, and now they are both dead, almost 16 years after the terrorist attacks. Robert Alexander died at the age of 43 on Aug. 14, after succumbing to brain cancer related to the health risks that many first responders took when they descended upon the burning, smoking debris to help people after the attack, as KTLA 5 reported. The family has generations of fire department work to look back on. “Robert is a third-generation fireman. His grandfather, his father, and him—80 years (of service) all together,” said Ginger Alexander, Robert’s mother, to KTLA. Ginger Alexander was getting a bagel and tea when she first found out about the 9/11 terrorists attacks. At first she thought it was the special effects trickery of some TV program. It slowly sank that she, and those around her, were witnessing something real on their TV screens. At the time of the attacks, her son was a police officer and her husband, Robert Alexander, was a fireman. The family touched base. Father and son both headed to ground zero. Alexander fielded a constant stream of phone calls from extended family to assure them of Robert and Raymond’s safety. After coming back from ground zero, the family thought the issue was behind them, but Raymond Alexander suddenly fell ill in 2003. From 2003 to 2016, he was diagnosed with seven different cancers. He died last year, at 76. Son Robert became a firefighter a year after 9/11. He was diagnosed with an inoperable brain cancer in 2015. In recent months he had to use a wheelchair. His mother told KTLA her son “was a wonderful baby, a terrific teenager, and just a humble human being as an adult. He worked behind the scenes all the time. He was there all the time for everybody.” Following his death, Gerard Fitzgerald, president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association, said in a press release that the younger Alexander was the 11th firefighter to die this year from a 9/11 related illness. Fitzgerald also noted that he was the 142 firefighter or fire officer to die of a 9/11 related illness since the attacks occurred. Raymond and Robert Alexander are also the first father and son pair to die from illnesses related to 9/11. Raymond, Robert, and many others faced and continue to face illnesses related to the aftermath of 9/11. Following the attack, ash, debris, and carcinogens filled the air. “We had firefighters show symptoms very early after 9/11 in age groups that they shouldn’t have been showing symptoms for different diseases, specifically cancer,” said Fitzgerald. “The impact of 9/11 is not over, and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to be over for a long, long time.” A firefighter died in May of brain and lung cancer thought to be related to his responder work. He spent years fighting for health benefits for those affected by the attacks, for benefits through both the World Trade Center Health Program and the Zadroga Bill. Robert Alexander also fought for those same benefits. From NTD.tv
|American Flag will be repainted on Victory Sports, says ownerNew York News / 2 d. 13 h. 56 min. ago more|
Island artist Scott LoBaido painted his signature American flag on the side of the Victory Sports after graffiti and tags marred the visible areas of the building. Store owner, Gary Perone, said LoBaido will be back to paint another flag once building renovations are complete.
|most recent commentNew York News / 2 d. 18 h. 21 min. ago more|
The building was purchased back in June 2016 for $3.2M and they have renovated the apartments and now hired reputable design firms and contractors to file plans for the commercial space. So, I think we are looking at an entity that has opened several other restaurants.
|Earn $350/Day Shooting L.A. Student Film + More Paid Acting GigsNew York News / 2 d. 22 h. 37 min. ago more|
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|Rudy Giuliani Already Working From Hospital After Unexpected Surgery OrdealThe Epoch Times / 4 d. 19 h. 52 min. ago more|
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is recovering from emergency surgery after taking a fall on Sunday. It was the first day of his vacation. Giuliani, 73, and his wife, Judith, were hosting friends at their home on Long Island when Giuliani’s knee buckled, unable to support his weight. Giuliani told Page Six, “I was a catcher from a very young age, and I have suffered with ‘catcher’s knee’ for years.” Baseball catchers have notoriously weakened knees due to the dozens of deep knee bends required of them each game. “[T]he doctors said it would deteriorate,” said Giuliani after his quadriceps tendon surgery. Fortunately for Giuliani, Judith, a trained nurse, witnessed the fall and her experience told her that the unnatural buckle in her husband’s knee was a sign that he needed medical attention. “I tried to get up but Judith ordered me not to move. If it hadn’t been for her, the injury would have been a lot worse. I now call her ‘Nurse Nancy.’ I swear to God, it was my first day of vacation and we’d planned to play a lot of golf. I don’t think I will be playing golf for a few weeks,” Giuliani told Page Six. Judith concurred, saying “It is a good thing that I am a trained nurse.” Judith made a jest at her husband’s strong-willed character. Rudy Giuliani arrives at a campaign rally for then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Aug. 31, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona (Top Left), and as New York City’s Mayor, greeting New Yorkers and emergency service personnel near the site of the World Trade Center disaster in 2001. (Getty Images) “Our guests wanted to pick him up—he’s a tough guy and he wanted to get up—and I said he should not move. It was an instant red flag. When I looked at the limb, I knew if he got up, it would just do more damage. Rudy had to have surgery right away.” According to Judith, Giuliani will be hospital for a few more days and may have to rely on crutches for a while, “but he’s in great spirits. He is the eternal optimist.” Giuliani told Page Six, “I am already up and limping around. I’m a tough guy, so this isn’t going to stop me.” His wife confirmed that Giuliani is already back doing what he loves, “Of course, he’s already working from his hospital bed, he’s got the computers going, two phones, a couple of iPads and a Kindle. He’s not by any means down for the count.” Giuliani is best known for his leadership through the trying days of the September 11 attacks, for which he was named Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2001. Before his time as NYC Mayor, he was a ‘crime-busting’ prosecutor successfully battling the Mafia. In his teenage years, Giuliani also wielded significant influence, using his charisma to convince boys who had no real interest in opera to join his opera club. From NTD.tv
|Siblings Killed in Mysteriously Similar Hit-and-Run Crashes Years ApartThe Epoch Times / 5 d. 15 h. 56 min. ago more|
A 54-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Sunday, Aug. 13, just a quarter mile from where her brother was killed by a hit-and-run driver two years ago. If the eerily similar deaths weren’t enough, the pair’s sister-in-law was struck by a car in the same town this May,the New York Post reported. Pauline Aluska of Long Island was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Montauk Highway on Sunday night. Police received a report of her body being on the road at 12:20 a.m. Monday. Eerily, her brother John Aluska was killed in a hit-and-run on the same highway at 1 a.m. on Sept 28, 2015. Ken Aluska is the brother of John and Pauline. He was just recovering from the death of his wife, Diane Aluska, when he found out about Pauline’s death. “I [was] just trying to take care of my kids and get back to normal life before this even happened,” he said. “There are no words to describe it.” According to Ken Alaska, his sister liked sports and was fit. She was looking forward to moving to Florida in the fall. On Sunday, she told him that she wanted to visit the stretch of highway in Lindenhurst where their brother John had died. She never came back. Ken said that Pauline was in a good place before her death. “She was pretty cool,” Ken said. Ken Aluska’s wife, Diane, was killed while pushing her 16-year-old daughter out of the way of an elderly driver in a bakery parking lot in Lindenhurst this May. Devastated and teary eyed he wondered where to find the strength to go on. “What’s in my heart? Love for my kids. The determination to go on, and love for my kids,” he said. Suffolk County Police said that Pauline Aluska was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip and pronounced dead there. Investigators with the Major Cases Unit said that Pauline died the same way John did—a hit-and-run incident. Neither of the drivers has been found. Ken pleaded with the person responsible to turn himself or herself in. “If you have a heart, if you have a soul, turn yourself in,” he said. “Because out there somewhere, you have a family.” Karen Quinn, a longtime Lindenhurst resident, was the one to report John Aluska’s death two years ago. “It’s heart-wrenching. For her to cross the street at the same spot where her brother died, it makes no sense to me,” Quinn said. In 2002, an 18-year-old Brittany Walsh was killed by a drunk driver in the same area. Concerned with the safety of the highway, locals requested the Department of Transportation (DOT) look into the problem. Resients said that the highway’s 40 mph speed limit is rarely obeyed. Meanwhile, the road has many blind spots. The DOT studied the road and determined that streetlights were necessary, but none were installed. Workers were in the area recently to install underground cables. “We’ve been asking for these lights for years and years and years. They finally decided to do it, but they didn’t do it fast enough,” said Quinn. “If they’d done it, it could have saved her life,” she added. According to a DOT representative, a study by the department determined that a streetlight is necessary on the intersection near where Pauline was killed. One is due to be installed this fall. “We extend our deepest sympathy to the family and all affected by this tragedy,” the representative said in a statement. Ken is now trying to stay strong for his two remaining siblings Barbara and Paul. The five of them grew up together in a loving family. “We used to go out on the water all the time. Years past, we had boats, we went out on the water, had a good time fishing, clamming, hanging out at the beach,” Ken said. From NTD.tv READ MORE Mysterious ‘Metal Starfish’ Discovered on US Beach, Experts Baffled A mysterious “metal starfish” discovered in Rhode Island is leaving experts and residents alike baffled. Several people even said it could be some sort of alien equipment. The heavy metal object found 1o feet from the shoreline at low tide in East Beach was lodged underwater and consisted of a circular metal ring and 8 stainless steel legs capped with concrete. One thing is certain, the object appears to stay in position like glue, despite the force of ocean waves, The Westerly Sun reported. Peter Brockmann president of the East Beach Association, responsible for the care of the beach told WPRI he thought the item was alive. “It looks like a metal starfish because it has these eight legs that go down from the center.” (Screenshot WPRI) The object was first located near the Niantic Avenue entrance and about 60 to 70 yards to the west of the Watch Hill lighthouse. Brockmann said this is the first time locals have encountered such an incident. “Many locals don’t remember seeing it before last summer,” Brockmann told WPRI. “The harbor master has never seen it or heard of it before so it’s a real mystery.” He said he has heard some people speculate that it could be equipment used by aliens. Other guesses Brockmann heard was it could be a device used by the Army Corps of Engineers. (Screenshot WPRI) “Some scientists at URI think that it is a sea floor mount for an acoustic Doppler imaging apparatus,” said Brockmann. But the biggest question is still not answered. Where exactly did the mysterious object come from? “How it got here. It’s the strangest thing because this not something that floats. It’s very heavy,” he said. According to the Westerly Sun, Brockmann has been studying the item for about six weeks already and is still looking for answers on its origin. He took photos of the object and took them to various agencies and oceanic experts to determine what it is. Officials only told him they are confident it is not an explosive or an in-use navigational device. Brockmann said the metal object could threaten the safety of surfers and swimmers so he has painted a fence to mark the area around it. His association is planning to remove the object sometime this week, in mid-August. From NTD.tv
|THE KOOPLES FALL/WINTER 2017 LOOKBOOKNew York Resident / 5 d. 19 h. 44 min. ago more|
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|Taxi Driver Sits Dead in Cab for 18 Hours on Busy Manhattan StreetThe Epoch Times / 6 d. 12 h. 52 min. ago more|
A taxi driver died inside of his cab, on Aug. 8, and sat there for 18 hours before his body was discovered. Fifty-nine-year-old Mehari Bokrezion parked his cab at a popular cabbie break spot in downtown Manhattan, adjacent to a basketball court. He dozed off and never woke up. Passersby may have thought he was sleeping, as his body remained upright, as The New York Times reported. Bokrezion, an Eritrean immigrant, worked as a taxi driver with Susan Maintenance Corp. since 1991. He lived in the West Village. He often showed up to the taxi garage hours before work to chat with friends. The depot is located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, having moved there from its earlier home in Manhattan. His wife and brother called the taxi dispatcher after he didn’t come home that night. They didn’t realize he was dead in his car by then, parked just a half-mile from home. The dispatcher found it strange that he didn’t move his cab for almost the whole day, after checking GPS records. A passerby also called the police around the time his wife and brother were on their way to the location the dispatcher gave her. Two more people called the police. EMS arrived and broke the window to his locked vehicle. The company dispatcher, Franklin Lambert, also arrived. The wife broke down in tears. “Even myself, seeing her, seeing her around the cab, it was so painful,” said Lambert to The New York Times. “Such a painful thing to witness.” Bokrezion was later found to have died from cardiovascular illness. SoHo Lower Manhattan location where cab driver died. (Image via Google Maps) The Daily News reported in 1999 of a man who died on the No. 1 train and sat there for five hours as the train continued on its journey. He had a heart attack during his morning commute. He rode the train along with thousands of rush hour commuters before a passenger noticed something wasn’t right. The dead man rode the train back and forth a number of times, from the No. 1 train’s starting point in the lowest part of Manhattan to its last stop in the north Bronx. He was also found sitting upright. His head was leaning forward and his eyes were closed. Deaths like these go unnoticed due to the sheer crowds of people and prevalence of sleepy commuters. “I see people passed out and I don’t even think about it. But I wouldn’t expect anybody to come onto the train to die,” said No. 1 train commuter Mario Licari, to the Daily News. “Do you know how many people sleep on the train during morning rush?” From NTD.tv
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|Woman Fired After Being Pregnant at Wedding May Sue NYC SynagogueThe Epoch Times / 11 d. 17 h. 50 min. ago more|
NEW YORK – A Manhattan Jewish congregation known as the oldest in the United States must face a lawsuit claiming it illegally fired an employee after learning she was 19 weeks pregnant when she married, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revived Alana Shultz’s claim that leaders of Congregation Shearith Israel violated her civil rights by ending her 11-year stint as program director, despite trying to reinstate her before the firing took effect. Shultz said she was fired on July 21, 2015, a day after returning from her honeymoon, during a meeting with synagogue officials who called the firing part of a “restructuring.” Her dismissal was effective on August 15, 2015, but Shultz said the synagogue tried to rescind it 10 days earlier after learning she had hired a lawyer. A lower court judge said the rescinding meant Shultz had not suffered an “adverse employment action” to support her Title VII claim. But the appeals court disagreed, saying the initial firing itself constituted the adverse employment action. It distinguished the case from lesser actions such as placing a counseling letter in an employee’s file, or impulsively saying “you’re fired” only to backtrack quickly. Shultz “had ample time to experience the dislocation of losing her employment at a particularly vulnerable time, undertake the effort of retaining counsel, and inform the congregation that she was going to file suit,” Circuit Judge Gerard Lynch wrote. Lawyers for the congregation had no immediate comment. “No female employee should have to fear termination because she becomes pregnant,” Jeanne Christensen, a lawyer for Shultz, said in an email. “We look forward to vindicating our client’s rights.” Founded in 1654, Congregation Shearith Israel is also known as the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, located on West 70th Street and Central Park West. Shultz met her future husband in 2008 in an elevator after a charity event. They held a sabbath dinner at the synagogue two days before their wedding. The plaintiff’s law firm, Wigdor LLP, has filed unrelated gender bias, racial bias and retaliation lawsuits on behalf of more than 20 current and former Fox News employees. The case is Shultz v Congregation Shearith Israel of the City of New York et al, 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 16-3140.
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|ICE Arrests 32 Sex Offenders on Long IslandThe Epoch Times / 12 d. 16 h. 26 min. ago more|
A 36-year-old Guatemalan national was one of 32 convicted sex predators arrested during a 10-day operation on Long Island, New York, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations. The man has a prior conviction for second-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a 13-year-old girl, according to ICE. He was arrested in Brentwood on Aug. 2 and will remain in ICE custody pending removal proceedings. The arrestees—with past criminal convictions ranging from sexual abuse to attempted rape—include nationals from the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Mexico, Peru, and Trinidad and Tobago. Twelve of the 32 are registered sexual offenders. “ICE’s continuing commitment to making our communities safer is underscored by operations like this one targeting sexual offenders. These actions focus our resources on the most egregious criminals and promote public safety in the communities in which we live and work,” said Thomas Decker, New York field office director for ICE, in a statement. “ICE will not waiver in its promise to arrest and remove criminal aliens from our neighborhoods.” ICE will not waiver in its promise to arrest and remove criminal aliens from our neighborhoods.— Thomas Decker, New York field office director, ICE The foreign nationals arrested will be processed for removal from the United States, according to ICE. The arrestees who have outstanding orders of deportation, or who returned to the United States illegally after being deported, are subject to immediate removal from the country. The remaining individuals are in ICE custody awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge or pending travel arrangements for removal in the near future. The operation concluded on Aug. 3. Nationwide, ICE has made at least 70 arrests of sex offenders in the last month.
|New York Mayor Wants More Taxes From Rich for Crumbling SubwayThe Epoch Times / 14 d. 15 h. 56 min. ago more|
NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday proposed raising taxes for the wealthiest New Yorkers to increase funding for the city’s deteriorating subway system. His plan, an increase in the tax rate on an individual’s income above $500,000 to 4.41 percent from 3.876 percent, would also fund half-price bus and subway rides for up to 800,000 of the city’s poorest residents, he said. The plan comes as the mayor and New York state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, squabble over who is responsible for the nation’s largest subway system, which has suffered a surge in delays. “Taking responsibility is the first step toward a solution,” de Blasio told a news conference, emphasizing that the system is controlled by the state. Cuomo controls the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the state-run corporation that operates the subway and bus system. He has the power to close it down without consulting the mayor, as he did before a winter storm in 2015. Cuomo says the city should contribute more from its own coffers since it technically owns the subway system, a point echoed by newly appointed MTA Chairman Joe Lhota. “The good news is that Mayor de Blasio has acknowledged New York City’s significant ownership of the New York City Transit Authority and the fact that new funding is needed to modernize the subway system,” Lhota said in a statement. “The bad news is that the Mayor has not acknowledged that the MTA needs funding today.” De Blasio, a Democrat, said his plan would raise an additional $700 million in 2018 for the subway and bus system, and that the additional revenue could be used to borrow more funding even sooner. About 32,000 of the city’s wealthiest residents would see their taxes rise, de Blasio said. The plan would need approval from the Republican-controlled New York Senate, which is averse to taxincreases. The city contributes about $1.6 billion a year toward operating costs, on top of the nearly $6 billion that comes in from New Yorkers and visitors using the system. The city has also committed to giving about $2 billion toward the MTA’s $32.5 billion long-term improvement plans, while the state has committed about $9.3 billion. Only 63 percent of subway trains have arrived on time this year, down from 85 percent six years ago, according to MTA data. In June, a subway derailment injured 34 people.
|After Dunkin’ Donuts Fails to Apologize, Police Ramp Up BoycottThe Epoch Times / 14 d. 17 h. 33 min. ago more|
New York City cops are ramping up their boycott of Dunkin’ Donuts after the national chain failed to apologize for a clerk’s refusal to serve two police officers in Brooklyn last week. The New York Post spotted a police sergeant on Sunday, Aug. 6, walking into the 73rd precinct with trays filled with corner-store coffee, instead of the beloved branded brew. “No D&D in the 7-3,” he said. When the Post asked a patrolling cop the directions to a Dunkin’ Donuts, he replied, “I’m not allowed to do that.” A worker at the West 48th Street and Seventh Avenue Dunkin’ Donuts location said that he had not seen any police officers in the store on Aug. 4, even though they usually serve around 20 police officers a day. Another branch on West 40th Street and Seventh Avenue also did not see any officers come in. “Today I did not see [them],” store worker Setu Mallick said. “There are usually maybe four or five.” While the manager at the Brooklyn Dunkin’ Donuts branch where the incident occurred had apologized, the Dunkin’ Brands corporate office issued a statement saying that the officers were confused by the store’s layout and ordered at a closed register. The unions called the chain’s explanation “an insult.” The tensions between the chain and the city’s police began to brew last week when two officers walked into a Dunkin’ Donuts at 1993 Atlantic Ave. and got in line to order ice cream. When their turn came, the clerk skipped over the cops and moved on to the next customer. When the customer pointed out that the officers were ahead of him, the clerk replied, “Yeah, I know, but I don’t serve cops.” Undated Google Streetview footage: A Dunkin’ Donuts branch at 1993 Atlantic Ave. in the New York City neighborhood of Brooklyn where a clerk allegedly refused to serve two police officers ice cream on Sunday, July 31, 2017. (Google Maps) Detectives’ Endowment Association President Michael Palladino said the clerk’s blatant discrimination was “disgraceful and it should not go unattended.” “I assume it is an isolated incident. Nevertheless, Dunkin’ Donuts corporate should issue an apology to the NYPD and until that happens, I have asked detectives and their families to refrain from patronizing the stores,” he said. Palladino also blamed local politicians for inspiring such incidents by casting police in a negative light. Police patrol in New York’s Times Square on May 23, 2017 in New York City. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) “Political leaders in this city have encouraged this type of behavior by constantly demonizing cops and pushing their decriminalization agenda,” he said. Rank and file police officers are openly upset with city Mayor Bill de Blasio, and have repeatedly turned their backs on him at public events. “It’s time for the same politicians to step up, take some responsibility and condemn what occurred,” Palladino added. From NTD.tv
|Love of Democracy Brings Malliotakis to Mayor’s RaceThe Epoch Times / 18 d. 15 h. 14 min. ago more|
NEW YORK—Nicole Malliotakis’s path toward becoming a state assemblywoman and then candidate for mayor of New York City began one summer day when her mother took the then-high schooler with her to volunteer in the campaign office of a candidate for congress. Her mother had never volunteered before, but she had her reasons for taking her daughter along that day. A refugee from Castro’s Cuba, she valued very highly the opportunity in America to elect one’s leaders, and she wanted Malliotakis to become involved in politics and to learn to cherish democracy. Malliotakis was an eager student. “I just liked it and wanted to be a part of it,” Malliotakis said, in an interview at the Epoch Times offices in Manhattan. “And I thought I was making a difference in my community, and so I stayed with it.” Malliotakis continued volunteering for campaigns, and, after she graduated with a B.A. from Seton Hall University and an MBA from Wagner College, she went to work as a community liaison for the late state Sen. John Marchi in 2003 and for then-Gov. George Pataki from 2004 to 2006. All the while, she brought with her lessons learned from her immigrant parents (her father came from Greece). Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis, in New York on July 27, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times) Working summers in her parents’ small business in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, Malliotakis learned to appreciate their dynamic ethic of hard work, something Malliotakis says is common to immigrants in this country. She also grew up with a profound sense of the American dream and the opportunities available in the United States, opportunities many native-born Americans may take for granted. America is the “one place where, in one generation, you can have the daughter of two immigrants who came here with no friends, no family, [without] speaking the language, and no money, and their daughter is now running for mayor of New York,” Malliotakis said. “So this shows how dynamic America is and how amazing the city of New York is.” Assemblywoman Up to this point in her political career, Malliotakis has only known success. After a stint of a few years working on environmental issues at Illinois electric company Commonwealth Edison, Malliotakis, frustrated by the sense that people in her district were paying more and more for public transportation and getting less and less service, ran for the state Assembly in 2010 at age 30. Running against a two-term incumbent backed by the then-speaker of the Assembly, Sheldon Silver, Malliotakis won with 55 percent of the vote. In 2012, she was reelected with 61 percent of the vote, then reelected again in 2014 with 73 percent. In 2016, she ran unopposed. Her time in office has been marked most strongly by Hurricane Sandy. Her district, on the eastern shore of Staten Island and Brooklyn, bore the heaviest brunt of the storm’s violence. A house at 121 Kissam Ave is seen with its entire first floor washed away, as well as the entire surrounding area demolished when Hurricane Sandy hit the coastal estuary in the Oakwood Beach area of Staten Island, New York on Nov. 6, 2012. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images) The 2012 Assembly vote took place a week after Sandy struck. Malliotakis says she immediately went to work for her constituents, helping her community recover. While Malliotakis was personally helping hundreds of families, many who had simply been her constituents became her friends and supporters. They rewarded her with the 73 percent landslide in 2014. As a Republican, Malliotakis has served in the minority in the Assembly. She has played defense. With few opportunities to pass legislation, she has tried to stop bad things from happening, and be a voice that predicts the consequences of bad policy. Malliotakis is proud of raising an alarm about Silver’s ethical lapses and of proposing reforms to try to change the political culture in Albany. She successfully sued the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey over its lack of transparency, and has sought to prevent excessive borrowing by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Her energetic work in the Assembly quickly won Malliotakis recognition, including being named one of City & State’s “Top 40 Under 40 Rising Stars From Albany,” one of the Hispanic Coalition of New York’s “40 Under 40 Latino Rising Stars,” and one of the American Conservative Union’s “Top 10 Under 40.” In 2013, she was mentioned by MSNBC as a young conservative to watch. In 2016, she served as the state chair for Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) campaign for president. Malliotakis describes herself as a moderate who is fiscally conservative. She says her goal is always to keep as much money as possible in the pockets of the taxpayers. “People work very hard for their money, and they should be able to keep it,” Malliotakis said. “And what is worse is people are asked to pay more, and they are not getting the results. And so that adds insult to injury.” Run for Mayor Fiscal issues are at the heart of Malliotakis’s decision to run for mayor. She cited the growth in the city’s budget, which has gone from $72.7 billion in 2014 to a projected $84.7 billion for 2018, and the increase in tax levies, which have gone up 29.3 percent for commercial property, since de Blasio took office. “And so we are being asked to spend more,” Malliotakis said, “but we are getting so much worse service than four years ago.” The poorer service is due to a mayor, Malliotakis says, who often doesn’t care and doesn’t work to resolve issues for the people of New York City and who puts forward policies that make things worse. Transportation is Exhibit A in Malliotakis’s indictment. “Mayor de Blasio … has done nothing except gripe to the media and hold photo ops on the subway as he plays the blame game while New York straphangers suffer,” she wrote in a post on her website, NicoleMalliotakis.com She sees de Blasio as trying to shift blame for the subway crisis to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whom he is unable to work with. Instead, Malliotakis believes de Blasio should be partnering with Cuomo, something she says she would be able to do. The most pressing need, she says, is replacing obsolete subway signals, the cause of many of the delays. Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis, in New York on July 27, 2017. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times) Malliotakis objects to de Blasio’s expansion of New York’s role as a sanctuary city so that it now protects criminals. “People that have committed grand larceny, sex abuse, patronizing a child for prostitution, drunk driving, welfare fraud, and identity theft” are protected by the city from deportation by federal officials, said Malliotakis. She prefers making a clear distinction between those who are here illegally but working hard and obeying the laws—those whom she would like to see given a path to citizenship—and those who commit crimes. Malliotakis also criticizes de Blasio’s failure to enforce laws on quality of life crimes, such as public urination and littering. These issues are tied in with the failure of the current administration to address homelessness, which is becoming a crisis, Malliotakis says. de Blasio has shown a lack of energy, she says, as he has failed to help with the underlying problems of the homeless. High up on Malliotakis’s indictment of de Blasio’s work as mayor is the failure of the schools. Children are graduating, she says, but they are not ready for college. Meanwhile, money seems to be stuck in the upper echelons of the school bureaucracy, not making it down to the teachers and students who need it. New Yorkers’ Disenchantment Because of the problems with transportation, crime, quality of life, homelessness, education, and other issues, “people are not happy with what is happening,” Malliotakis said. “There is a disenchantment across the city of New York, regardless of the community I go, regardless of the borough I am in, or the ethnic group I am speaking with,” Malliotakis said. Nicole Malliotakis, Republican New York City mayoral candidate, speaks during a press conference outside City Hall, in New York City on July 19, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) “[De Blasio] is trying to play New Yorkers for fools,” she said. “They are going to vote for him, and he can do whatever he wants, because he has a Democratic label beside his name.” Malliotakis pointed out that although New Yorkers are famously liberal and Democratic, they have elected Republicans “if they believe that person is offering something good.” She says that as a Hispanic woman and a child of immigrants, she has the opportunity to connect with large parts of the New York City electorate. If New Yorkers see a strong contrast between her and de Blasio, she believes the votes will go her way. Asked about polls showing de Blasio with a comfortable lead, Malliotakis said, “if the polls were right, Hillary Clinton would be president.” Yoga and Service Although she has inherited her parents’ ambition, Malliotakis has also recognized the need to let go of constant striving, which she does with yoga and meditation. When Hurricane Sandy struck, Malliotakis had been doing yoga for several years. She saw “so much stress and anxiety” in her constituents, she wanted to “give them something to take their minds off everything happening in the community.” And so she started Yoga on the Beach, a program that has continued and expanded from Staten Island to Brooklyn. With yoga, she wanted to help her community heal and come “to enjoy the waterfront that had caused them so much pain.”
|Police Union Calls for Boycott of Dunkin’ Donuts after Clerk Refuses to Serve OfficersThe Epoch Times / 18 d. 15 h. 59 min. ago more|
A Dunkin’ Donuts clerk in Brooklyn refused to serve two police officers on Sunday, July 30, saying “I don’t serve cops.” The officers with the New York Police Department reported the incident and now the head of the detectives union is asking police to boycott the chain, according to the New York Post. Detectives’ Endowment Association President Michael Palladino said the clerk’s blatant discrimination was “disgraceful and it should not go unattended.” “I assume it is an isolated incident. Nevertheless, Dunkin’ Donuts corporate should issue an apology to the NYPD and until that happens, I have asked detectives and their families to refrain from patronizing the stores,” he said. Paladino also blamed local politicians for inspiring such incidents by casting police in a negative light. “Political leaders in this city have encouraged this type of behavior by constantly demonizing cops and pushing their decriminalization agenda,” he said. Rank and file police officers are openly upset with city Mayor Bill de Blasio, and have repeatedly turned their backs on him at public events. “It’s time for the same politicians to step up, take some responsibility and condemn what occurred,” Paladino added. The two plainclothes officers went into a Dunkin’ Donuts at 1993 Atlantic Ave. in the early afternoon to buy ice cream. The officers waited in line behind a customer. They wore dress pants, shirts, and ties, but were wearing their badges and pistols on their belts. When it was their turn to order, the clerk ignored them and asked the man behind them for his order. The man gave the clerk his order and told him that the officers were ahead of him in line. “Yeah, I know, but I don’t serve cops,” the clerk replied. The store’s manager disputed the account. “These two men in shirts and ties—who I later found out were police—must have never come to this Dunkin’ Donuts before, because instead of waiting in the line where you order, they waited at the counter where you pick up your order.” “You can see on the security tape: they stand here for five minutes, while other customers were being served. One customer even ordered ice cream, and they must’ve not like that because they left the store,” he added. The manager would not allow The Post to see CCTV footage of the incident or reveal his name. The manager also said that he “started getting phone calls from people saying they were police, asking, ‘Why didn’t you serve these officers?'” “And I kept trying to explain that we serve everyone, we have nothing but respect for the police, and that they were standing at the wrong counter. It was busy at the time, and we were busy serving customers,” he said. From NTD.tv
|Cuomo Forced to Comply With Trump Election Commission RequestThe Epoch Times / 18 d. 16 h. 48 min. ago more|
New York’s Board of Elections will provide President Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity nearly all the records it is seeking, in contradiction to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s highly publicized pledge to refuse to cooperate with the commission. The Board, which frequently fulfills such requests for groups working on election-related matters, was always the decision-maker on the request, and how it deals with its records is governed by statutes that are not left to the Governor’s interpretation. Cuomo’s earlier statements seemed to suggest otherwise. “NY refuses to perpetuate the myth voter fraud played a role in our election. We will not comply with this request,” Cuomo tweeted June 30 after the presidential elections commission sent out a letter to all State Secretaries around the country. In a statement released on Aug. 3, Cuomo qualified his earlier statement saying that the original letter requested information that the commission was not legally entitled to. “Accordingly, our administration rejected that request because it not only violated privacy rights—but also state law,” said Cuomo. But the original letter—the same as those sent to other states—specifically requested voter roll data and various other data “if publicly available under the laws of your state.” Cuomo tweeted that his government’s position has not changed regarding his earlier statements. Some states asked for the request to be filed through normal channels, the same used by other groups. In cases where an agency refuses to provide records that the public are legally entitled to, parties can resort to filing a request for the documents under the state Freedom of Information Law. At a meeting of the Board of Elections on Wednesday, the two Democratic and two Republican commissioners acknowledged receiving such a request and agreed to share the database the Commission was requesting, reported Politico. That database will be the same as that sent to other members of the public previously and will include voters’ addresses, dates of birth, and voting history, but not Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, or other identifying information. Politico reports that the Board has given the public full or partial versions of the database 1,379 times since the beginning of 2015.
|Utility Workers Go Out of Their Way to Rescue Pregnant Woman’s Wedding RingThe Epoch Times / 20 d. 15 h. 5 min. ago more|
Two utility workers helped a pregnant woman recover a wedding ring that she dropped into a subway grating in New York City. The woman was frustrated and felt helpless after calling emergency services didn’t prove fruitful. She called 911 and 311, but no one helped, according to CBS News. “I thought, ‘I’m going to wake up—this is a nightmare. This doesn’t happen in real life. I can’t believe I lost my wedding ring,” said Sarah Sommer. She dropped the ring after stepping out of Grand Central Terminal. She flagged down two electric utility workers in a Con Edison truck. They then took time out of their day to drain water from the area. One of the workers lowered himself down the open grate and picked up the ring. “They don’t know me from anybody else on this Earth, and they took time out on their Monday morning, are going to finish late, go home to their families late just so they can get me my ring back. It’s just amazing,” said Sommer, in praise of the utility workers. Jason Wertheimer and Kenyatta Charles refused to take any reward for the deed. “It’s a good deed for the day. That’s how we look at it,” said the Con Edison crew. From NTD.tv
|Man Falls at World Trade Center Oculus in New York: ReportsThe Epoch Times / 20 d. 17 h. 9 min. ago more|
A man was seriously injured in a fall inside the Oculus at the World Trade Center—a transit hub in Lower Manhattan—on Tuesday. It’s not clear if he fell or intentionally jumped. Officials received a report about a person falling three stories into the Oculus at around 12 p.m. on Tuesday, NBC New York reported. The man was not named but officials believe he’s in his 40s. Witnesses told Fox5 that he’s in very bad shape with head trauma and a number of broken bones. He was taken Bellevue Hospital Center in serious condition, AM New York reported. Port Authority Police say the incident is currently under investigation. Other details were not made immediately clear. Several users on Twitter posted photos of the scene. In February, a 29-year-old woman died after plunging 30 feet from an escalator at Oculus. She was trying to retrieve her sister’s hat when she fell.
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