#new york city
“If Dante wasn’t your son, he’d be a candidate for a chokehold. And we’ve got to deal with that reality.”
The Rev. AL SHARPTON, bluntly addressing New York City mayor Bill de Blasio during a City Hall meeting on Thursday.
Sharpton also addressed NYPD commissioner William Bratton: “ I also think, commissioner, that the best way to make police stop using illegal chokeholds is to perp-walk one of them that did… . It will send a lesson that 10 training sessions will not give them.”
(via the New York Daily News)
I love New York City, and I love films made in New York City, and I love films made in New York City that get New York City, and this scene from The Paper is now 20 years old but God damn it if it ain’t as true as it is today.
ROARMANCE Lightning strikes the antenna atop One World Trade Center, as seen from Brooklyn, on Wednesday. Pounding rains ahead of tropical storm Arthur caused flooding and a partial wall collapse beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. (Photo: Lucas Jackson / Reuters via the New York Daily News)
Lightning strikes the New York City borough of Queens ahead of Tropical Storm Arthur on Wednesday. (Photo: Timothy Clary / AFP-Getty via the New York Daily News)
God damn it was raining tonight.
Today’s Metro shows how it might be cheaper for a New York-based Rangers fan to fly out to Los Angeles to experience a Stanley Cup finals match.
Then again, why would any New Yorker want to go to Los Angeles? :-)
This is a police sketch of a suspect wanted in the stabbings of a six year-old boy — who has since died — and a seven year-old girl in Brooklyn last week.
He is also suspected in another fatal stabbing, that of an 18 year-old.
Sadly, there were no security cameras installed at the public housing building where he attacked those helpless children; a police and community manhunt is now underway.
Find this asshole coward before he
hurts kills anyone else.
(via the New York Times)
On the day after Seattle voted to approve a $15 minimum wage, New York City took out front-page ads touting mandated sick leave for most workers in the Big Apple.
Us progressives be ruining everything.
Front page, the New York Post, 30 May 2014.
One World Trade Center, struck by lightning. (Photo: Gary Hershorn / EPA via the New York Daily News)
(EDIT: I actually tried to post this two days ago. Guh. Record delay, Tumblr for Android app.)
The 1964 New York’s World Fair. (Photo: Vincent Marchese via The New York Times)
Here’s the link for more information about the PS244 fundraising campaign.
Here’s the link to the GIVE IT ALL TO ME Library Collection at OutofPrintClothing.com.
Check it out! The good folks dropped me a line about this project last week, and I’m happy to boost for Library Week.
So hey, #education…
I love these. Love them. And for a great cause.
Go to the 2:50 mark to see what it looks like to BASE jump from atop the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center. And just be aware that about six months later, these dudes were arrested and charged with burglary, reckless endangerment and, um, jumping from the structure. (via the New York Daily News)