Tag Archives: NYC

Girls Scouts Want Out Of Lease In Trump Building

Business Insider reports: “In 2014, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York entered into a 15-year lease at 40 Wall Street,” Meridith Maskara, the CEO of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York, said in a statement provided to Insider by a spokeswoman for the Girl Scouts of The USA. “As a matter of very high priority, our organization has …

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De Blasio: NYC Will Exhaust Vax Supply By Next Week

Gothamist reports: New York City will run out of COVID-19 vaccine supplies by the end of next week, Mayor Bill de Blasio warned on Friday. The shortage would disrupt the mayor’s goal of administering 1 million doses across the five boroughs by the end of January, delaying the prospect of rapidly achieving herd immunity and reopening safely. “We will run …

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Andrew Yang Unveils Bid For NYC Mayor [VIDEO]

Spectrum’s NY1 reports: After weeks of weighing a candidacy, former presidential candidate Andrew Yang announced on Wednesday night that he is entering the race for mayor. Yang’s campaign released a video showing him in iconic locations across the five boroughs. He plays the piano near the Coney Island boardwalk, rides the subway near Yankee Stadium, watches a skateboarder, and then …

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“Wannabe” Proud Boy Busted In Queens Allegedly Posted Parler Death Threat Against Raphael Warnock

The New York Post reports: A wannabe Queens Proud Boy busted with a cache of weapons — including 75 knives –allegedly threatened the life of senator-elect Raphael Warnock hours before the US Capitol riot, prosecutors said Wednesday. Eduard Florea, 40, allegedly commented on Parler “Dead men can’t pass shit laws” in response to another user’s post which stated, “F–K RAPHAEL …

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FBI Swarms NYC Home In Arrest Of Alleged Proud Boy

The New York Daily News reports: Startling photos obtained by the Daily News show the moment a Queens man accused of being a Proud Boy plotting violence surrendered to the feds. An armored FBI vehicle rolled down 76th St. near Eliot Ave. in Middle Village to help take Eduard Florea, 40, into custody Tuesday night, shocking neighbors on the quiet …

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NYC To Terminate Trump Org Business Contracts

The Associated Press reports: New York City will terminate business contracts with President Donald Trump after last week’s insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. The Trump Organization is under city contract to operate the two ice rinks and a carousel in Central Park as well as a golf course in the Bronx. The Trump Organization …

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Fur-Clad Rioter Son Of Brooklyn Judge Arrested In NYC

The New York Daily News reports: The feds have arrested the son of a Brooklyn Supreme Court judge who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation. Aaron Mostofsky, son of Judge Shlomo Mostofsky, was arrested Tuesday morning at his brother’s home in Brooklyn, the source said. He was charged with theft of …

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Far-Right Cultist Sought In NYC Bomb Hoax [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: A man suspected of placing a hoax bomb that evacuated a mall in Queens, New York, on Monday morning is a right-wing conspiracy theorist who was arrested and accused of arson last week and has been under investigation by police for at least a week. Law enforcement officials said they are looking for the man, Louis Shenker, …

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NYC To Open 250 Vaccine Locations By End Of Month

The New York Daily News reports: The de Blasio administration is ramping up COVID vaccination efforts — with a goal of administering 400,000 doses per week by the end of the month — and calling on the state to authorize more groups of New Yorkers to get shots. The city will also provide vaccinations around the clock as the number …

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Queens GOP “Conga Party” Venue Loses Liquor License

NBC News reports: New York state authorities yanked the liquor license of a restaurant that played host to a “Covid conga line” and might have led to at least one infection, officials said Thursday. The Whitestone Republican Club threw its Christmas bash at Il Bacco in Queens. “After video surfaced of a potential superspreader holiday party at Il Bacco with …

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NYC Plans To Vaccinate 1M Residents In January

Politico reports: New York City will launch a campaign to vaccinate a million residents for the coronavirus in January, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. “This city can do it,” the mayor said. “The amazing health care professionals of this city are ready. We’re going to set up new sites all over the city, on top of the many, many …

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Cuomo Cuts Ribbon On New NYC Train Station [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Under a soaring vaulted skylight and a massive Art Deco clock, Governor Andrew Cuomo formally unveiled the new Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station Wednesday with an official—and socially distanced—ribbon-cutting ceremony. “This is a work of art that we don’t build anymore. It’s too breathtaking and ambitious to ask, ‘Can we really do that?’ Many doubters said it …

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NYPD: Don’t Even Try To Come To Times Square On NYE

The New York Daily News reports: The coronavirus pandemic — in its final, cruel act of 2020 — has grounded public New Year’s Eve bashes around the globe, including the iconic ball drop at Times Square which will be closed to revelers this year. The crystal orb that normally draws millions of visitors will still make its famous descent down …

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NYC’s Moynihan Train Hall To Open Jan. 1st [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: For more than half a century, New Yorkers have trudged through the crammed platforms, dark hallways and oppressively low ceilings of Pennsylvania Station, the busiest and perhaps most miserable train hub in North America. Entombed beneath Madison Square Garden, the station served 650,000 riders each weekday before the pandemic, or three times the number it …

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Cultist NYC Bar To Reopen In Defiance Of Restrictions

CBS New York reports: A Staten Island bar cited for numerous social distancing violations is set to reopen Wednesday. This comes as one of the owners, Danny Presti, is scheduled for a court case on Jan. 11. Presti allegedly hit a sheriff officer with his car earlier this month, dragging him 100 yards and breaking both of his legs. Indoor …

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Notorious NYC “Club Kid” Michael Alig Dead At 54

The New York Post reports: “Club Kid Killer” Michael Alig — the famously flamboyant party promoter who ended up busted for murder — has been found dead of a suspected drug overdose in his Manhattan apartment, officials said Friday. The 54-year-old former scene fixture and convict was discovered by a friend just before midnight Christmas Eve in his Washington Heights …

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Dance Of The Sugar Plum Lesbians

This story makes its 17th annual appearance on JMG… Grand Central Terminal functions as the mechanical heart of midtown New York City, pumping out several thousand workers and tourists on one beat, then sucking in several thousand more on the next. The rhythms of the terminal are fascinating. Beat. Four thousand, inbound from New Haven. Beat. Three thousand, outbound to …

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Andrew Yang Formally Enters 2021 NYC Mayoral Race

The New York Daily News reports: He’s in. Andrew Yang, who rose to prominence during a longshot presidential run, is throwing his hat into next year’s mayoral race. The City Campaign Finance Board confirmed that Yang registered his campaign on Wednesday.  For months, city politicos have been speculating that Yang might jump into the race, which already boasts a crowded …

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GOP Cultists Defend Maskless Conga Party: Pandemic Isn’t In The Constitution, Get Out, Enjoy The Holidays

From the Whitestone Republican Club: So apparently the media is freaking out because we dared to celebrate the holidays in a perfectly ordinary and unremarkable way — with a gathering of friends and family. We’re now getting calls from the New York Times, Gothamist, the Washington Post and other outlets asking for our comments. On a holiday party. Let that …

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Federal Court Formally Appoints Manhattan US Attorney

The New York Times reports: Six months ago, Audrey Strauss became the acting U.S. attorney in Manhattan after a chaotic 24 hours in which President Trump fired her predecessor, Geoffrey S. Berman, whose office had been conducting politically sensitive investigations into people in Mr. Trump’s orbit. By a quirk of legal timing, though, Ms. Strauss’s term was scheduled to expire …

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