Tag Archives: NYC

Amazon To Open Offices In Manhattan’s Hudson Yards

CBS News reports: Amazon is coming to New York City after all. The company is planning to open up an office space in the new Hudson Yards neighborhood on the west side of Manhattan. The office will reportedly be a base for 1,500 employees in the consumer and advertising departments. The announcement comes after a tumultuous fight earlier in the …

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Mob Boss Killer’s Lawyer: #QAnon Made Him Crazy

Truly a real life crime drama for our times: Four days after pulling off the most high-profile mob killing in decades, Anthony Comello sat down with New York Police Department detectives and told them that the C.I.A. had infiltrated the Mafia. And, he added, the government was spying on him. He had put his phone in a copper bag to …

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State Investigates Harlem Hate Church’s Private School After New Allegations That Students Are Being Abused

The Huffington Post today published an update to its April 2019 report on alleged abuses at an infamous Harlem hate church’s private school. An excerpt: HuffPost has spoken with nine more former students, former congregants and relatives of current church members. They have corroborated details of HuffPost’s initial report and contributed their own similar stories. They describe a pastor who …

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LIVE VIDEO: 93rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Billboard reports: There’s no better way to kick off the holiday feast than by watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Now in its 93rd year, this year’s parade will include performances by the likes of Celine Dion, Lea Michele, Idina Menzel, Kelly Rowland, Ozuna, Chicago and Natasha Bedingfield, plus brand-new balloons featuring Astronaut Snoopy, Spongebob Squarepants, Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs …

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NEW YORK CITY: Protesters Shower Lawmakers With Dollar Bills After Vote To Ban Flavored Vapes [VIDEO]

Courthouse News reports: The New York City Council voted overwhelmingly today to ban the sale of flavored vape products, responding to a public health crisis where sweet-smelling mango and mint products are thought to target teen users. “New York cannot and will not wait,” said Council Speaker Corey Johnson, himself a former smoker who quit with the help of e-cigarettes. …

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High Winds May Ground Macy’s Parade Balloons

CNN reports: It’s a time-honored tradition for many to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but this year it could be missing a key element: its 16 giant character balloons. Officials in New York City may have to ground the iconic balloons due to windy conditions. They cannot be flown when sustained winds exceed 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 …

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NYC Reports Plummeting Numbers Of New HIV Cases

The New York Daily News reports: Victory is in sight. City officials say they are on the cusp of the once unthinkable — ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic as new medicines and treatment drove down the number of new cases to a 17-year-low in 2018, Health Department stats show. And officials say it’s all thanks to the emergence of a new …

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Bloomberg Apologizes For Stop-And-Frisk Policy

The New York Times reports: Ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg of New York reversed his longstanding support of the aggressive “stop-and-frisk” policing strategy that he pursued for a decade and that led to the disproportionate stopping of black and Latino people across the city. “I was wrong,” Mr. Bloomberg declared. “And I am …

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Manhattan To Get Another Chance To Boo Trump

The New York Times reports: President Trump may have officially declared himself a full-time Florida resident, but for some reason he keeps returning to his hometown. Organizers of New York City’s Veterans Day Parade announced on Wednesday that Mr. Trump would help kick off the event on Monday at Madison Square Park in Manhattan, the first president to do so. …

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RNC Paid $60K For Trump To Get Booed At The Garden

The Washington Post reports: President Trump’s cage-side seats to a fighting match in New York City cost the Republican National Committee about $60,000, according to officials familiar with the cost. The price included the ringside seats for Trump and his guests, catering and security, one of the officials said. The president’s guests included House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Reps. …

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Fox Host: Trump Would Get Booed In NYC Restaurants

Mediaite reports: On Monday’s Fox & Friends, Ainsley Earhardt admitted and came to terms with the fact that New York City – the city Trump has called home for most of his life — has no fondness for the president. “He built a lot of it,” Earhardt lamented. The host later bemoaned the likelihood that Trump would get the Sarah …

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Trump Met With Boos At Madison Square Garden

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump received heavy booing on Saturday night as he attended an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event in New York City. Though some cheered upon the president’s arrival into Madison Square Garden for UFC 244—who entered alongside his two sons, some high-ranking Republicans, UFC President Dana White and a handful of Secret Service agents—boos dominated from the …

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New York City Council Bans Sale Of Foie Gras [VIDEO]

Gothamist reports: Earlier this year, we reported that the city council was considering a bill banning the sale of foie gras in New York City on the grounds that it’s cruel to physically pump fowl full of feed before leading them to slaughter. Today, with over one hundred animal rights activists waiting outside, the New York City Council passed the …

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Trump Scrubs Name From Manhattan Skating Rinks

ABC New York reports: At two of President Trump’s oldest businesses — a pair of ice rinks in Central Park, which Trump has run since the 1980s — Trump Organization employees did something unusual in the past few weeks. They started removing the Trump name. Now, as skating season begins, the president’s name is gone from the boards around each …

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Two Proud Boys Sentenced To Four Years In NYC Brawl

The New York Times reports: Two members of the far-right Proud Boys were each sentenced to four years in prison on Tuesday by a State Supreme Court judge in Manhattan who criticized their participation in a “political street fight” last year on the Upper East Side. The defendants, Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman, were among ten men who prosecutors said …

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NYC Approves $8 Billion Plan To Close Rikers Island

The New York Times reports: One 886-bed jail will tower over shops and restaurants in Downtown Brooklyn. Another will be next to a subway yard in Queens. In the Bronx, a jail will replace a Police Department tow pound. And another jail will rise in the shadow of City Hall in Manhattan. That is at the heart of a plan …

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NYC Council OKs Plan To Zone Rikers Out Of Existence

Courthouse News reports: As the clock ticks on a deadline for the New York City Council to vote on a controversial new borough jails plan, legislators voted Thursday to pass a proposal they say would force lawmakers to shutter the notorious Rikers Island jail complex by 2026. The council faces an Oct. 17 vote over whether to build four new …

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Fake NYC Subway Ad Touts “Crazy Rudy” Giuliani Site

The New York Daily News reports: Rudy Giuliani is off the rails, according to a cheeky ad that popped up in the New York City subway Tuesday. The satirical ad, which was spotted on at least one A train Tuesday afternoon, touts the ex-New York mayor-turned-Trump attorney’s “crazy” legal services, including “back-channel deals” and “cable news appearances.” The blue-banner ad …

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Trump Tower Tenants Robbed In “Inside Job” [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: Detectives are investigating reports of heists of about $350,000 worth of jewelry from residents in Manhattan’s Trump Tower. The jewelry was allegedly swiped from two apartments in the building where President Trump owns a penthouse triplex, police said. A 33-year-old woman told police her $117,000 Graff diamond bracelet was taken from her 59th floor apartment after she …

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Bill De Blasio Drops Out Of Presidential Race

CNBC reports: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has abandoned his long-shot campaign to win the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination. He announced his decision Friday morning on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” De Blasio’s withdrawal from the race came after months of failing to improve what was persistently ultra-low support in opinion polls tracking voters’ preferences for Democratic contenders vying …

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