Tag Archives: Manhattan

MANHATTAN: Homocon Runs For New York Senate

Homocon Pete Holmberg is running for the New York Senate against eight-term Democratic Sen. Liz Krueger, who has represented my Upper East Side district in Manhattan since winning a special election in 2002. From the below campaign video: My name is Pete Holmberg, and The New York Republican County Committee produced this video for me to share my experience as ...

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Neo-Nazis Rally In Upper Manhattan Park [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: A neo-Nazi hate group held a rally in Fort Tryon park in Inwood on Saturday, waving American flags as well as flags with their organization’s logo, an inverted triangle symbol from Germanic folklore. Photos show a gaggle of bigoted white men parading through the park with a large banner declaring “STOP THE INVASION, END IMMIGRATION,” which they unfurled ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Manhattan District Attorney Unveils End To Most Marijuana Arrests Starting Tomorrow

Via press release: Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today released the D.A.’s Office’s new policy to decline to prosecute marijuana possession and smoking cases, effective tomorrow, August 1. The policy, which is included below, is expected to reduce Manhattan marijuana prosecutions from approximately 5,000 per year to fewer than 200 per year, a 96% reduction. “Every day I ...

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MANHATTAN: Aaron Schlossberg Demands Escort From Courthouse After Fellow Lawyers “Harass” Him

The New York Post reports: The Manhattan lawyer who was caught on video spewing racist remarks at Spanish-speaking workers threw a tantrum in the halls of justice Wednesday and accused other attorneys of “harassing” him. Aaron Schlossberg’s meltdown came in an eighth-floor hallway in Manhattan civil court, where he was singled out for his embarrassing tirade last Tuesday that’s since ...

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Pro-Trump NYC Lawyer Caught In Racist Rant Issues An Apology: This Is Not The Person I Am, I’m Deeply Sorry

The New York Daily News reports: How do you say sorry in Spanish? Aaron Schlossberg, the hate-spewing lawyer caught on viral cell phone video threatening to report restaurant works to immigration officials for speaking Spanish, issued an apology on Twitter Tuesday. Schlossberg railed against Spanish speakers inside Fresh Kitchen restaurant on Madison Ave. on May 15. “My next call is ...

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Gas Price Hits $5/Gallon In Manhattan [VIDEO]

Leading economic indicator? New York’s Fox affiliate reports: With the summer travel season fast approaching, gas prices are on the rise but some people are getting sticker shock in Manhattan. Regular gas has hit $5 a gallon at at least one station. A Mobil station on 11th Ave. in Hell’s Kitchen has raised its prices to $4.999 a gallon. Across ...

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Racist Manhattan Lawyer Evicted From His Office

The New York Post reports: Racist lawyer Aaron Schlossberg will have to find new office space — and an attorney of his own. The 44-year-old was kicked out of his Madison Avenue work space Thursday after he was was captured in a hate-filled rant at Spanish-speaking restaurant workers — and then a Congressman filed a formal complaint to the state ...

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Trump Org Loses Name Battle With Condo Owners

The New York Times reports: Over the opposition of lawyers for a company owned by President Donald J. Trump, State Supreme Court Judge Eileen Bransten ruled Thursday that a condominium on the Upper West Side could remove the bronze letters spelling out his name from its 46-story building. The ruling opens the door for the 377 condo owners at 200 ...

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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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