Tag Archives: Brooklyn

LIVE VIDEO: Helicopter Tracks Loose Cow In Brooklyn

PIX 11 reports: A cow is on the loose in Brooklyn Tuesday, running around ballfields in Prospect Park. Responding crews are on the scene trying to wrangle the animal, which is tagged. It’s unclear where the cow escaped from. In February, a bull roamed the streets of Queens for about two hours before he was finally captured and died soon ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Man Faces Fifteen Year Hate Crime Sentence After Beating Lesbian Unconscious On Subway

The New York Daily News reports: A Brooklyn man claimed he was provoked when he spewed homophobic slurs and knocked a lesbian unconscious over a seat on the train, according to newly released court documents. Antoine Thomas entered a plea of not guilty in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Monday after he was arraigned on charges including assault as a hate ...

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PWR BTTM – Big Beautiful Day [VIDEO]

NPR reviews: Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce are radiant beings who make every minute louder, more glamorous and deeply personal as PWR BTTM. The punk duo has announced Pageant, its follow-up to 2015’s Ugly Cherries, with the outrageous “Big Beautiful Day.” “There are men in every town / Who live to bring you down,” Hopkins sings. “My advice is to ...

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BROOKLYN: Multiple Minor Injuries After Long Island Railroad Commuter Train Derails Inside Terminal

NBC New York reports: A LIRR train derailed in Brooklyn on Wednesday, with initial reports suggesting 20 people were being treated for injuries. The derailment happened at Atlantic Terminal. Pictures on social media showed the derailment took place on track 6, and that the train was tipped slightly at an angle. The platform also appeared to be smoky. As of ...

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At The Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge [VIDEO]

The Staten Island Advance reports: Temperatures were in favor of the 2,000 brave individuals who plunged into the icy waters off Coney Island Beach in Brooklyn for the annual New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge on Sunday. Some individuals stripped down to their ‘birthday suits’ and swimming attire, while others took a run for the water fully clothed. The Polar ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Proposed East River Tramway Gets New Support From Pols With Coming L Train Closure

Two years ago I reported that a business group had proposed a privately-operated $100M gondola system (much like existing the Roosevelt Island Tramway) which would connect Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. The proposal soon vanished into “neat idea but not gonna happen” history but now it has new life with the coming years-long closure of the L train forced by damage ...

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NYC Unveils Routes For Brooklyn-Queens Streetcars

The New York Times reports: As Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration moves forward on plans for a new streetcar line from Queens to Brooklyn, city officials on Tuesday unveiled the different routes they are considering for the project. The $2.5 billion waterfront streetcar would run on streets in some of New York City’s most popular and crowded neighborhoods along the ...

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BROOKLYN: Ultra-Orthodox Sect’s Ear-Splitting Shabbat Alarm Brings Hearing Damage Complaints [VIDEO]

The alarm sounds much like a high-pitched air raid siren. Gothamist reports: Long-time Brooklynites may be familiar with the siren noises that resound on Friday evenings in neighborhoods across the borough. This noise, which signals the beginning of Shabbat, gives observant Jews a heads up that it’s time to head home before sundown. The sirens are especially common in neighborhoods ...

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Swag Tuesday: See Babs In Concert In Brooklyn

Today’s Swag Tuesday prize is two tickets to see Barbra Streisand in concert at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center on August 13th! Enter below by commenting on this post. Please leave an email address if you are not a registered Disqus user.  The winner will be randomly chosen on Friday afternoon and notified via email by Streisand’s PR folks. Here’s the press ...

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Orthodox Jew Posts Facebook Rant Celebrating Orlando Massacre: If An Arab Did This, Good For Him [VIDEO]

JMG reader Chaim Levin sends us the below clip in which Yosef Edery, a Brooklyn member of the Chabad Orthodox Jewish sect, celebrates the Orlando massacre. “People were killed in an act of terror. Fine. If an Arab did it, good for him! God hates sin. They deserved to die. I have no mercy for people that God has no ...

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BOMBSHELL: New York Pol Says Catholic Bishop Tried To Bribe Her To Drop Child Abuse Reform Support

Again from the New York Daily News: The head of the Catholic Church in Brooklyn offered a $5,000 bribe to an Albany politician in exchange for dropping her support for the reform of a state law preventing victims of child sexual abuse from seeking justice, the pol claimed Monday. Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, who has for a decade advocated for an ...

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Bruce Springsteen – Purple Rain [VIDEO]

Forbes recaps: Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to Prince, who died Thursday, in concert tonight at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Springsteen, who closes out the sold out U.S. leg of his “The River” tour Monday night at Barclays, opened the show bathed in purple light with a sad, sweet version of Prince classic “Purple Rain.” Nils Lofgren, one of the few ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Comptroller To Audit Board Of Elections After Widespread Primary Problems [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A record-setting deluge of Primary Day voter complaints led Tuesday to the angry promise of a full-scale investigation into the city’s long-bumbling Board of Elections. The flood of gripes, running the gamut from locked doors to botched voter rolls, led irate city Controller Scott Stringer to announce an immediate probe of an incompetent agency. ...

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BROOKLYN: Director Spike Lee Produces Star-Studded Five-Minute “Wake Up” Ad For Bernie Sanders [VIDEO]

Last week director Spike Lee produced a 30-second television ad for Bernie Sanders. This weekend he issued a five-minute version which features Susan Sarandon, Alan Cumming, Cornel West, Shaun King, and Harry Belafonte. The Hill reports: Sanders appears throughout the ad, speaking about racism at a series of rallies. “For hundreds of years African Americans and their allies stood up ...

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De Blasio Pitches Streetcar Line For NYC Waterfront

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio today introduced a proposal for a $2.5B streetcar line that would run along 16 miles of the East River waterfront in Brooklyn and Queens. Via the New York Times: By winding along the East River, the streetcars would vastly expand transportation access to a bustling stretch of the city that has undergone rapid ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Manhattan-Brooklyn L Train Service Faces Years-Long Shutdown For Sandy Repairs

A few days ago we learned that the MTA is planning the complete closure of 30 subway stations for renovations that will (allegedly) take up to a full year. Today we get more much dire news about the L train, known to many here as the “hipster express” as its first Brooklyn stop is in Williamsburg. Via Gothamist: Like the ...

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At The Coney Island Polar Bear Plunge [VIDEO]

Via Gothamist: Yesterday afternoon thousands of totally insane people took off their clothes and ran into the Atlantic Ocean for the annual Coney Island Polar Bear Club New Year’s swim. Afterwards, most of them claimed it was “fun” or “invigorating” or “a great way to start 2016”, but the guy shivering so violently that he couldn’t talk or even sip ...

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BROOKLYN: Hanging With The Gay Foodies

I recently trekked out to Crown Heights, Brooklyn to hang out with the gay foodies, a world in which many of my friends (and you, maybe) are deeply immersed, but one that is, regrettably, rather alien to me. The event was called Gay Food 101, where self-publishing giant Blurb Books hosted LGBT chefs, food columnists, and authors who explored the ...

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BROOKLYN: Animal Rights Activists Battle Hasidic Jews Over Chicken Sacrifice Ritual [VIDEO]

The ritual calls for waving the chicken over your head three times and then slitting its throat as a promise to repent for sinning. Or something. Gothamist was on the scene: The stench of death, of hot entrails, feces, and blood, pulled at the nostrils of the hundreds crowded along on a closed-off half-block of President Street in Crown Heights ...

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At The Rentboy Raid Protest [VIDEO]

Yesterday dozens of activists demonstrated outside the federal courthouse in downtown Brooklyn in protest against the raid on Rentboy.com headquarters. The New York Daily News reports: Chanting “Keep your laws off my body,” gay activists marched Thursday outside Brooklyn Federal Court demanding that prosecutors drop prostitution charges against seven employees of the Rentboy.com website. About 70 protesters — men and ...

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