Tag Archives: Manhattan

Congestion Pricing Goes Into Effect For Manhattan

NY 1 reports: Yellow taxis are both an iconic symbol of New York City and the mode of transportation of choice for many commuters. But those sitting behind the wheel and in the backseat of these cabs are coming to terms with their new, costlier reality. A congestion pricing surcharge for all for-hire vehicles traveling through some parts of Manhattan …

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Manhattan Penthouse Sells For US Record $238 Million

The Wall Street Journal reports: Billionaire Ken Griffin, who is becoming almost as known for his prodigious purchases as he is for his investment acumen, has closed on a New York penthouse for roughly $238 million. The deal sets a record for the highest-priced home ever sold in the U.S. The purchase is the latest in a string of record-breaking …

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Google To Spend $1B On New West Village Campus

Talking Points Memo reports: Google today is announcing plans to invest over $1 billion in capital improvements to create a new 1.7-million-square-foot campus in Lower Manhattan, dubbed “Google Hudson Square.” As part of the New York City expansion, Google and Alphabet Chief Financial Officer Ruth Porat said in a blog post out this morning that the company “will have the …

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LIVE VIDEO: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

ABC New York reports: The 92nd edition of the iconic holiday event ushers in the season with its signature giant character balloons, floats, marching bands from around the country, whimsical performance groups, music’s biggest stars and the one-and-only Santa Claus. Since November of 1924, the Macy’s Parade has become synonymous with the start of the holiday season. For the 92nd …

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Google Plans Massive West Village Expansion [VIDEO]

The Wall Street Journal reports: Google is gearing up for an expansion of its New York City real estate that could add space for more than 12,000 new workers, an amount nearly double the search giant’s current staffing in the city, according to people familiar with the matter. The plan, which hasn’t been previously disclosed, would give Google room for …

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NEW YORK CITY: Suspicious Package Sent To Robert De Niro’s Restaurant, Removed By Bomb Squad [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: A suspicious package was sent to the Tribeca restaurant owned by actor Robert De Niro, police sources told The Post on Thursday. The parcel was “the same” as those containing pipe bombs sent to prominent Democrats, including former President Obama, Hillary Clinton, along with CNN’s New York bureau, the sources said. The Tribeca Grill, along …

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Law Enforcement Says Time Warner Center Package Was Addressed To Former CIA Director John Brennan

New York authorities are reporting that the suspicious package mailed to CNN’s offices at Manhattan’s Time Warner Center was addressed to former CIA director John Brennan, who has been a sharp critic of the Trump administration since becoming a CNN commentator. Story developing…. UPDATE: CNN reports. Brennan, an official in the Obama administration, is a frequent CNN guest and Trump …

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NYPD To Charge Nine “Proud Boys” Members With Rioting And Assault For Homophobic Attacks [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: The New York Police Department announced Monday that it has enough evidence to charge nine members of the right-wing group Proud Boys and three protesters with various counts of rioting, assault and attempted assault. The brawl between the two sides erupted a few blocks from the Metropolitan Republican Club after a speech by Proud Boys leader …

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Manhattan DA Considers Criminal Charges Against Trump Organization & Two Senior Company Officials

The New York Times reports: The Manhattan district attorney’s office is considering pursuing criminal charges against the Trump Organization and two senior company officials in connection with Michael D. Cohen’s hush money payment to an adult film actress, according to two officials with knowledge of the matter. A state investigation would center on how the company accounted for its reimbursement …

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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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