Tag Archives: NYC

REPORT: De Blasio To Announce WH Bid Next Week

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio is expected to announce he’s running for president next week, according to three sources with knowledge of the plans. The 2020 announcement could come as early as de Blasio’s birthday on Wednesday, when he’ll turn 58, said one source. The kickoff was initially expected this week but pushed back, according to …

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VIRAL VIDEO: Pro-Trump Nazi Egged In NYC Square

The Independent reports: A right-wing activist who was wearing a swastika necklace in the middle of Union Square, Manhattan, has been pelted with eggs by a bystander. The man wearing the swastika has been identified as 26-year-old Jovanni Valle, a renowned Trump supporter who has attended far-right and white nationalist rallies. In the clip, which was shared on Twitter on …

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2019 Tony Awards Nominations Announced [VIDEO]

Playbill reports: The nominations for the 2019 Tony Awards were announced April 30. Entering awards season with the most nominations is Hadestown, which earned a total of 14 nominations. Trailing closely behind was Ain’t Too Proud—The Life of the Temptations with 12. Joining the two titles in the coveted Best Musical category were Beetlejuice, The Prom, and Tootsie. Meanwhile, in …

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De Blasio Vows To Ban New “Classic Glass And Steel” Skyscrapers As Part Of NYC’s Climate Change Effort

Gothamist reports: New York City will get its own Green New Deal, Mayor and rumored 2020 candidate Bill de Blasio announced on Monday, in honor of Earth Day. With the city’s wildly inefficient waterfront glass and steel skyscrapers as a backdrop, de Blasio outlined what his office calls “a bold and audacious plan to attack global warming on all fronts,” …

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Man With Gas Cans Arrested In St. Patrick’s Cathedral

NBC News reports: A man carrying two gas cans, lighter fluid and lighters tried to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City on Wednesday but was stopped by a security officer and taken into custody, an NYPD official said. “Nothing happened inside the cathedral,” the Archdiocese of New York said in a statement. There was no fire, but there …

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NYC Museum Cancels Gala To Honor Brazilian President

The New York Times reports: The American Museum of Natural History said Monday that it would no longer host an event at the museum by an outside organization that was to have honored President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil, whose environmental policies have come under fire. The announcement followed days of criticism that a prominent institution dedicated to nature and science …

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Parents Sue NYC Over Mandatory Measles Vax Order

The New York Daily News reports: A group of anti-vaccination proponents claim city officials overstepped their bounds — and violated their religious beliefs — by imposing an emergency order last week making measles vaccinations mandatory, according to a lawsuit filed early Monday. The five parents, who filed anonymously in Brooklyn Supreme Court, brought the case against the Department of Health …

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NYC Moves To Ban Pot Use Testing For Job Applicants

The New York Times reports: Most employers in New York City would no longer be able to force job applicants to take drug tests for marijuana use, under a bill overwhelmingly approved this week by the City Council. If the drug-screening law is enacted, it would put New York in relatively uncharted territory. Several drug policy and employment experts said …

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NYC Declares Public Health Emergency Over Measles

The New York Daily News reports: Mayor de Blasio declared a public health emergency over the measles outbreak in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community, mandating vaccinations for people living in Williamsburg zip codes to stem the crisis. People found not to be vaccinated could result in fines up to $1000. “There’s no question that vaccines are safe, effective and life-saving,” said …

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NYC Threatens To Close Jewish Schools Over Measles

The Daily Beast reports: New York City health officials announced a new crackdown Monday on yeshivas in a Brooklyn neighborhood that are letting unvaccinated students attend school in the midst of a major measles crisis. The Health Department had already ordered Jewish academies in certain zip codes to send home children who are not fully immunized, but some of the …

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Anthony Weiner Ordered To Register As Sex Offender

The New York Daily News reports: Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner was ordered Friday to register as a sex offender as he nears the end of a 21-month prison sentence for having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl. A New York City judge designated Weiner a Level 1 offender under the state’s version of what’s known as Megan’s Law, …

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REPORT: Bill De Blasio Likely To Enter WH Race “Soon”

The New York Times reports: He has traveled to three early presidential primary states, held $5,000-a-plate events for donors and hired a small-dollar fund-raising consultant. He spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group, and is now on another trip to raise money in Boston, after which he will meet with Democratic activists in Las Vegas. …

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Man Quotes Trump In Civil Suit Against Alec Baldwin

Courthouse News reports: Calling his “life changed forever,” a Polish immigrant who says he was clobbered in broad daylight by Alec Baldwin has sued the actor for assault, battery and slander. “When you’re a star, they let you do it – hit ’em right in the face,” says the complaint filed Sunday in Manhattan Supreme Court. Represented by the law …

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Polish Nationalists Protest In NYC Over Holocaust Law

Newsweek reports: A large group of Polish nationalists took over a major square in downtown Manhattan on Sunday, protesting U.S. legislation that seeks to compensate Holocaust survivors whose property was seized during World War II. The marchers were draped in Polish flags and carried signs opposing bill SS47, which became law in May 2018. The law calls for the return …

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New York City Sues To Stop Floating Digital Billboards

The New York Daily News reports: The city filed a lawsuit Wednesday aimed at sinking the billboard-carrying barges that float on New York waterways. City attorneys write that the company behind the LED advertisements, Ballyhoo Media, has brazenly disregarded requests to dock the barges because they are a public nuisance, distract drivers and violate zoning regulations. “Our waterways aren’t Times …

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Lawyer For Mafia Hit Suspect Blames Trump’s “Hate”

The New York Daily News reports: The Staten Island man charged with murdering reputed Gambino mob boss Frank Cali was influenced by hate speak from the White House and internet and will plead “unequivocally not guilty,” his lawyer told reporters after a court hearing on Monday. “Hate words that have been spewed by citizens, including politicians, including right at the …

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Trump Cultist Suspect In NYC Mob Slaying Had Tried To Make Citizen’s Arrests Of Multiple Prominent Democrats

In his first court appearance, earlier this week Anthony Comello, the suspect in the slaying of a New York City mob leader, displayed pro-Trump and QAnon slogans scrawled on his hand. Today more of his recent past is coming to light. The New York Times reports: Whatever his criminal inclinations, they escalated from bland to bizarre in February, when United …

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Adele & Jennifer Lawrence Visit NYC Gay Bar [VIDEO]

New Music Express reports: Adele and Jennifer Lawrence have surprised fans by appearing together at a New York City gay bar. The two, who have been friends for several years, unexpectedly appeared at Pieces in Greenwich Village yesterday evening (March 22). Adele can be seen on stage after being called up by the bar’s host and was asked to introduce …

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Mob Boss Gunned Down Outside Staten Island Home

It was Rudy Giuliani’s prosecution of the Gambinos and other mob families that led to his election as New York City mayor. Today’s news is a big flashback to those days. The New York Daily News reports: Gambino crime family boss Frank (Franky Boy) Cali was gunned down Wednesday night in a gory hit in front of his Staten Island …

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Stonewall Monument Preserved In “3D Digital Record”

Fascinating project. Via press release: CyArk, a heritage preservation non-profit, has completed the first ever 3D digital record of the Stonewall National Monument in New York, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The project — the first of its kind to detail an LGBTQ historic site and national monument — uses data to create a photorealistic digital …

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