Tag Archives: NYC

NEW YORK CITY: Trump’s Realtors Tout Secret Service Presence As “Hot New Amenity” In Trump Tower

There will never be an end to the grifting. Via Politico: The U.S. Secret Service is the hot, new “amenity” in the Trump Tower, where desperate brokers are trying to lure well-heeled clients into the building on Fifth Avenue that has served as President-elect Donald Trump’s home as well as his campaign and transition headquarters. Less than a week after ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Lady Gaga Makes Visit To Ali Forney Center With A Carload Of Holiday Presents [VIDEO]

The Today Show reports: For Lady Gaga, kindness has been the key to finding peace in her own life. “I’ve been searching for ways to help myself. And I found that kindness is the best way,” she told TODAY recently while on a visit to Harlem’s Ali Forney Center, a shelter for homeless LGBT youth, to surprise the teens living ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Mayor De Blasio Bills Feds $35M For Cost Of Protecting Trump Tower Until Inauguration Day

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio is sending the Obama administration a $35 million bill for the cost of securing Trump Tower from the time President-elect Donald Trump won the race through Jan. 20 — an average of over $400,000 a day, officials said on Monday. De Blasio, in a press conference with Police Commissioner James O’Neill, ...

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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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New York City Unveils AIDS Memorial [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: A special tribute was held in honor of World AIDS Day to the victims who died of the disease in New York City. The AIDS Memorial Park at Saint Vincent’s Triangle in Greenwich Village was dedicated on Thursday. The project was launched in 2011 to remember the men, women and children who have died from AIDS in ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Brazen Thief Seen On Video Walking Away With Bucket Of Gold Flakes Worth $1.6M [VIDEO]

Apparently the NYPD finally released the video today because they can’t find the guy. CBS News reports: The search continues for a suspect who police said was seen on surveillance video stealing a bucket of gold flakes off an armored truck in Midtown Manhattan. It happened around 4:30 p.m. back on Sept. 29 as the armored truck was parked on ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Hamilton Sets New All-Time Broadway Box Office Record One Week After Mike Pence Flap

The New York Times reports: History is happening in Manhattan: “Hamilton” has set a record for the most money ever made in a single week by a Broadway show. The musical, which attracted national attention just before the week began with criticism from President-elect Donald J. Trump of its quality and the manners of its cast, grossed $3.3 million last ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Secret Service Considers Paying Trump $1.5 M/Year To Rent Full Floor Of Trump Tower

CNN reports: The US Secret Service is considering renting one floor in Trump Tower to protect President-elect Donald Trump and his family by turning it into a 24-7 command post, a law enforcement official told CNN Friday. According to Jared Horowitz, who is with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and responsible for available commercial space at Trump Tower, the floors available ...

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Madonna Spent Thanksgiving With Ali Forney’s Kids

Posted this afternoon to Madonna’s Instagram account: “Had so much fun sharing Thanksgiving at the Ali Forney Center in Brooklyn! This center protects LGBT Youth from the harms of homelessness and empowers them to reclaim their lives. Each year the Ali Forney Center provides care for over 1,200 youth who are rejected by their family due to their LGBT identity. ...

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Guest Post: Ali Forney Center Founder Carl Siciliano

From Joe: Beloved readers, on this Thanksgiving Day, as on every other day of the year, uncountable LGBT kids are living on the streets, turned out by the very people who are supposed to love them. As we do every Thanksgiving, today we turn JMG over to Ali Forney Center founder Carl Siciliano. Please click and read his message below…. ...

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Protecting Trump Costs NYC $1 Million Per Day

CNN reports: Protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family is costing New York City more than $1 million a day, according to three city officials. And those costs won’t necessarily drop significantly once he moves to the White House. That’s because Melania Trump and their 10-year old son Barron expect to stay at their home at Trump Tower in midtown ...

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REPORT: Melania Won’t Move To The White House So Son Can Continue Attending School In Manhattan

The New York Post reports: Future First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron will not be moving to the White House after Donald Trump’s inauguration in January, The Post has learned. The president-elect’s 46-year-old wife and their 10-year-old son are staying put at the family’s glitzy Trump Tower penthouse so that Barron can continue attending his Upper West Side private ...

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BROADWAY BABY: Trump Has Tantrum After Hamilton Cast Member Addresses Mike Pence From The Stage

USA Today reports: Vice-president elect Mike Pence made a surprise visit to watch the award-winning Broadway show Hamilton at the Richard Rodgers Theatre Friday night, and received a loud chorus of boos from the audience as he made way to his seat. At the conclusion of the show, cast members addressed Pence’s appearance — as a group locked in hand-to-hand ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Rush Hour Gridlock As Trump Shuts Down Lincoln Tunnel So He Can Get To His Golf Club

A regular man of the people. NBC New York reports: President-elect Donald Trump’s motorcade shut down the Lincoln Tunnel in both directions at the outset of the evening rush Friday, backing up traffic for well over an hour as frustrated drivers vented over social media. Trump left his residence at Trump Tower in midtown late Friday afternoon, then hit I-495 ...

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Manhattan’s Trump Place To Drop Name

Bloomberg reports: The Trump Place apartment complex on Manhattan’s Upper West Side is about to drop the president-elect’s name after an outcry by residents. The three rental buildings — at 140, 160 and 180 Riverside Blvd. — will be renamed for their street addresses, landlord Equity Residential said Tuesday in an e-mail. “We are assuming a more neutral building identity ...

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Anti-Trump Protesters March Nationwide [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Protesters took to the streets Wednesday in at least 10 cities to march against president-elect Donald Trump – and numerous college students and faculty leaders took to social media to announce support groups and even postponed exams. Protests were underway in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., St. Paul, Minn. and several ...

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INSERT JOKE: Trump Tower Fortified With Dump Trucks

Gothamist reports: The NYPD is helping the Secret Service ramp up security outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue this afternoon to levels befitting the president-elect, according to an NYPD spokesman. In addition to the row of Sanitation Department trucks parked end to end outside the tower since Tuesday, police have placed white concrete barriers emblazoned with the NYPD logo across ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Hillary To Give Concession Speech

TIME reports: Hillary Clinton is expected to deliver her concession speech at approximately 10.30am EST Wednesday, from the New Yorker Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. It will be the first time that the former presidential candidate will publicly address her staff and supporters following her unexpected defeat to Donald Trump. Clinton had been expected to give the speech at the Jacob Javits ...

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HORROR: Trump Cake Seen Taken Into Trump Tower

If you haven’t been on Twitter in the last hour, you’re missing out on what will surely be a full night of #TrumpCake memes. The Hill reports: A cake of Donald Trump was spotted being wheeled into Trump Tower on Tuesday afternoon, according to an ABC News reporter. The cake is sculpted to look like the Republican presidential nominee. Some ...

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Trump Booed At Own Polling Station [VIDEO]

Via Jezebel: Donald Trump showed up this morning to vote in New York City, where he was greeted by a warm show of support from his friends and neighbors—just kidding, they booed him the whole time. Video from outside PS 59 shows a group of people booing loudly as Trump, accompanied by his wife, Melania, scurried inside the building to ...

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