Tag Archives: Manhattan

MANHATTAN: De Blasio Bans Cars From Central Park

AM New York reports: A car ban in Central Park will go into effect in June, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Twitter Friday morning. “Central Park goes car free in June. 24/7, 365 days a year — because parks are for people, not cars,” he wrote. Motorists will not be allowed on the “loop drives” below 72nd Street, the ...

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Trump Tower Victim Couldn’t Sell Unit Because Trump

The New York Times reports: Todd Brassner, who died in a fire at Trump Tower on Saturday, loved fast cars, electric guitars, expensive watches and making long, erudite pronouncements about art and art history. He was an art dealer with health problems and a 2015 bankruptcy that listed his apartment as the location of more than $3 million worth of ...

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Trump Lobbied Against Sprinklers In Trump Tower

ABC News New York reports: Investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire at Trump Tower in Midtown that left one man dead. The four-alarm fire broke out on the 50th floor just after 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The fire was placed under control approximately two hours later. Firefighters pulled Todd Brassner, 67, from the 50th floor of the ...

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One Dead, Four Injured In Trump Tower Blaze [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: A man died after being pulled from a four-alarm blaze on the 50th floor of the Trump Tower in New York Saturday evening. The unidentified 67-year-old man was unconscious and unresponsive when he was removed from the Midtown skyscraper and rushed to Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital. He was initially listed in critical condition, but pronounced dead later ...

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MANHATTAN: Junior Escapes Jury Duty [VIDEO]

TMZ reports: Donald Trump Jr. is “one and done” when it comes to his civic duty, and looks pretty damn happy about it. We got Trump Jr. outside the Manhattan criminal courthouse where he reported Wednesday morning for jury duty. The President’s son was actually selected as a potential juror in an attempted robbery case, but obviously didn’t make the ...

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Cuomo Pitches First In Nation Congestion Pricing For Manhattan, Drivers Would Pay $11.52 Below Midtown

The New York Times reports: Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a major proposal prepared for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo that would make New York the first city in the United States with a pay-to-drive plan. Similar traffic charges are already used in cities like Singapore, Stockholm, London and Milan, but New York ...

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Manhattan Trump Building Battles To Rip Down Name

The New York Times reports: Must a New York City condominium forever bear the name T-R-U-M-P in large, brasslike letters? Or can it choose to take them down in favor, perhaps, of what a majority of residents believe is a more dignified name, 200 Riverside Boulevard, its simple street address? That is the question before a State Supreme Court judge ...

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MANHATTAN: Fire Breaks Out At Trump Tower [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: A fire broke out on the roof of Trump Tower on Monday morning, officials said. Smoke was seen billowing off the top of the Manhattan skyscraper, carrying for several blocks. Firefighters were called to the Fifth Ave. skyscraper, located at East 56thSt., at about 7:20 Monday morning. The blaze broke out in the building’s ...

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NYC To Face -10 Wind Chill On New Year’s Eve

USA Today reports: Revelers in New York’s Times Square could face the coldest New Year’s Eve celebration in more than 50 years as a brutal wave of arctic air tightens its iron grip on much of the nation. “We are predicting 11 degrees at midnight in Times Square that will feel like minus-10 degrees,” warned AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Paul Walker. ...

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Four-Story Penis Artwork Roils Lower Manhattan

The New York Daily News reports: It’s a four-story outdoor art installation that’s hard to ignore. Residents of the Lower East Side awoke Christmas morning to find an enormous penis painted on the side of a Broome St. apartment building — courtesy of a Swedish-born artist. “I have never heard so much laughter and seen so many happy faces behind ...

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Trump SoHo Hotel Has Been “Put Out Of Its Misery”

Fortune reports: The embattled Trump SoHo Hotel was finally put out of its misery last night. As of midnight on Thursday, the business now operates as The Dominick Hotel. The property will be run by an affiliate of CIM Group, which has owned the hotel since 2014. Hotel staff and guests who have already made bookings will not be affected ...

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MANHATTAN: Authorities Name 27 Year-Old Suspect In Port Authority “Terror-Related” Pipe Bomb Attack

Heavy.com reports: Ullah Akayed has been arrested following reports of a possible pipe bomb detonated in New York City. Police say that it appears as though Akayed set off some kind of explosive device around 6:30 a.m. on Monday morning in an underground Subway station not too far from bustling Times Square. Police took 27-year-old Akayed into custody shortly after ...

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BREAKING: Pipe Bomb Explosion At Manhattan Bus Station, Suspect In Custody, Several Injuries Reported

An early report from the New York Post: Several people were injured Monday morning when a device exploded at the Port Authority bus terminal on 42nd Street, according to law enforcement sources. One person is in custody after his device partially detonated inside a tunnel, sources told The Post. Police and firefighters have responded to the scene, where the bomb ...

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Trump Claims “Harder” Strikes On ISIS After NYC Attack

CNN reports: President Donald Trump claimed Friday morning that the United States military is hitting ISIS “much harder” after an alleged ISIS-inspired attacker drove a truck down a bike lane in New York, killing eight, though he didn’t provide any evidence. Trump, in a series of tweets ahead of his five-country, 12-day trip to Asia, labeled the accused attacker, 29-year-old ...

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Trump: Manhattan Terrorist Deserves Death Penalty

Politico reports: President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Sayfullo Saipov, the motorist accused of killing eight in New York City on Tuesday in a domestic terror attack, should face the death penalty for his actions. The comments serve as Trump’s most direct call to action against the attacker since Tuesday’s lethal incident. It is extremely unusual for a sitting president ...

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Details Emerge About Manhattan Terrorist: Drove For Uber, Once Owned Two Commercial Trucking Businesses

The Associated Press reports: The man who police say transformed a New York City bike path into a terror scene was an Uzbekistan native who made 1,400 trips as an Uber driver and formed two commercial truck businesses.  Details of the life of the suspect — who had no known social media accounts — have just begun to emerge in ...

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Trump Blames Schumer For Manhattan Terror Attack (Lottery System Was Signed Into Law By GHW Bush)

Deadline reports: President Donald Trump watched Fox & Friends Wednesday morning to get his early briefing on the latest about the previous night’s terror attack in lower Manhattan that left eight dead. In his morning tweets, Trump blamed the Senate’s top Democrat Chuck Schumer for the attack, pushed Trump’s immigration agenda, and twice plugged his pals at Fox News Channel’s ...

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NYC Terrorist Identified As Uzbek Legally In US Since 2010, Uzbekistan Not On Trump’s Travel Ban List

Heavy.com reports: Sayfullo Saipov, an Uzbek national, was identified in news reports as the driver accused of ramming a Home Depot rental truck into people on a bike path in lower Manhattan, killing at least eight and injuring multiple more, in a frightening “act of terror” that unfolded almost in the shadow of the World Trade Center memorial. He is ...

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TERRORISM: NYPD Reports Truck Attack As “Deliberate Act” – Driver Shouted “Allah Akbar” – At Least 8 Dead

After a flurry of confused and contradictory reports, it appears that the attack in lower Manhattan was indeed Islamic terrorism. At least six people were killed Tuesday afternoon when a speeding Home Depot truck plowed along a Lower Manhattan bike path, running down helpless riders from behind, sources said. Eyewitnesses told police the driver yelled “Allahu Akbar!” — Arabic for ...

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BREAKING: Multiple People Dead In Manhattan After Rented Truck Plows Down Bike Lane, Driver In Custody

The New York Times reports: A suspect had been taken into custody after police officers in New York City responded on Tuesday afternoon to reports of a shooting or vehicle collision in Lower Manhattan, the authorities said. A law enforcement official said there were reports that several people were dead. The Fire Department said officials responded just after 3 p.m. ...

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