Tag Archives: NYC

MANHATTAN: Avenatti Withdraws Motion To Appear In Cohen Case, Demands Release Of “Trump Tapes”

Courthouse News reports: A federal judge warned the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels on Wednesday that his attacks against the president’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, could interfere in Cohen’s rights to a fair trial. Wrapping up a heated one-hour hearing this morning, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood emphasized that the proceedings here are “a potential precursor to a criminal ...

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Giuliani Booed At Yankee Stadium On His Birthday

The New York Daily News reports: Yankee fans gave Rudy Giuliani the Giancarlo Stanton treatment. The former New York City mayor was at The Stadium to celebrate his 74th birthday on Memorial Day, with the PA announcer sharing the news with the crowd and wishing him a happy birthday. The fans, however, greeted him with hearty boos. Giuliani, of course, ...

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Harvey Weinstein Surrenders On Rape Charges [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: Film producer Harvey Weinstein on Friday surrendered to authorities at a New York City police station on sex crime charges, months after he was toppled from Hollywood’s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct. Weinstein arrived at the station house shortly at about 7:25 a.m. EDT wearing a dark jacket over a blue sweater ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Hate Crime Charge For Long Island Rail Passenger Caught On Video In Racist Rant [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: The LIRR rider caught on video unleashing a profane and racist rant was charged with a hate crime Wednesday and could end up behind bars for the vile tongue-lashing, officials said Wednesday. Queens DA Richard Brown charged Edward Ruggerio, 58, with menacing as a hate crime for his verbal attack on a fellow passenger ...

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NYC Council To Consider Banning Plastic Straws

The New York Daily News reports: Suck on this — plastic drinking straws could be banned in New York. Businesses in the city would be barred from using disposable plastic straws under a bill set to be introduced Wednesday in the City Council. Plastic coffee stirrers would be forbidden, too. Restaurants and take out spots would either have to forgo ...

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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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Andy Warhol’s Interview Magazine Shuts Down

The New York Post reports: Interview magazine, the culture and arts publication founded by Andy Warhol in 1969, has folded, The Post has learned. The glossy periodical owned by billionaire Peter Brant — which lately has been mired in legal spats with former employees, as well as a dispute with its former landlord — has filed for a Chapter 7 ...

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NYC Mayor To End Arrests For Public Pot Smoking

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio will tell the NYPD to stop arresting people for public pot smoking — and launch a new group to officially prepare the city for the outright legalization of marijuana in New York. De Blasio, who has long opposed making recreational pot legal, now says he thinks legalization is inevitable and is ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Mariachi Fiesta Outside Manhattan Home Of Racist Pro-Trump Lawyer Aaron Schlossberg

From Facebook: Manhattan lawyer Aaron Schlossberg’s racist rant against Spanish-speaking workers was caught on video—reminding us that the bigots among us aren’t even hiding anymore. So a group of New Yorkers are getting together to counter his hate with a Latin fiesta in front of his UWS apartment building.

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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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NO COLLISION! Giuliani Doors Manhattan Pedicab

Multiple outlets are reporting that Rudy Giuliani was involved in a minor accident this afternoon when he clocked a pedicab driver with the door of his Cadillac when exiting the vehicle in midtown Manhattan. Giuliani was emerging from the rear seat and the pedicab had no passengers. No injuries reported, but Twitter is already on it, you guys. Law enforcement ...

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REPORT: Pro-Trump Manhattan Lawyer Caught In Racist Rant Banned From His Own Office Building [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: Aaron Schlossberg, 42, wore a black ski cap, blue suit, white shirt and a striped tie as he hid behind an umbrella for about 10 minutes while ignoring questions from reporters. The attorney, who received national scorn for his crude commentary, did call the police after accusing a Daily News reporter and photographer of ...

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Ranting Pro-Trump NYC Lawyer Threatens To Call ICE Because Deli Staffers Were Speaking Spanish [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: An angry white man insulted and threatened two women for speaking Spanish at a midtown lunch chain on Wednesday, threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement on them because he didn’t want to hear the language in “my country.” “Every person I listen to—he’s speaking it, she’s speaking it. This is America,” the man shouted, while customers waited ...

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Severe Weather Paralyzes NYC Transit [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Today’s severe thunderstorm happened right during the evening commute. The high winds downed trees, causing delays along the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 lines and prompted the MTA to suspend Metro-North service on the Hudson, Harlem, and New Haven lines. In fact, the MTA even temporarily closed down entrances to Grand Central terminal to prevent overcrowding. ...

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Bestselling Author Tom Wolfe Dies At Age 87

The New York Times reports: Tom Wolfe, an innovative journalist whose technicolor, wildly punctuated prose brought to life the worlds of California surfers, car customizers, astronauts and Manhattans moneyed status-seekers in works like “The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby,” “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities,” died on Monday in a Manhattan hospital. He was 87. His death was confirmed ...

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Federal Lawsuit Claims FDNY Recruit Was Taunted To Have Sex With Stripper To Prove He Isn’t A “Faggot”

The New York Post reports: They stripped him of his dignity. A former probie firefighter from Queens said his colleagues demanded he “have sex with a stripper” to prove his manhood, according to an explosive new federal discrimination lawsuit against the FDNY.  Michael Troina’s lawsuit, filed Saturday, alleges he “was singled out time and time again on account of his ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Top Cop Steps Down Amid Probe For Ordering Lights And Sirens Escort For Rush Limbaugh

The New York Daily News reports: The Port Authority’s top cop has filed for retirement — weeks after it was revealed he ordered a police escort for lefty-hating talk show host Rush Limbaugh, officials said. Michael Fedorko stepped down after nine years as Port Authority superintendent, the agency said in a statement. The Port Authority had opened an internal investigation ...

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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: Trump Organization Demands Names Of Condo Owners Who Want His Name Off Their Building

The Washington Post reports: The condo board at a Manhattan high-rise called “Trump Place” will be in court on Thursday morning, asking a judge’s permission to take that name down off the building’s facade. Last year the board at 200 Riverside began to consider taking down its own signs — after some residents complained that the Trump name might reduce ...

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2018 Tony Awards Nominations Announced: Most Nods Go To Angels In America, Mean Girls, And SpongeBob

TIME Magazine reports: With no Hamilton or Dear Evan Hansen, the nominations for the 72nd Annual Tony Awards are a wide-open playing field. The official Tony Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning by Leslie Odom Jr., who won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for his role as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, and Katharine McPhee, ...

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