The New York Times excellently imagines what Manhattan might look like if it hosted the Winter Olympics. Um, how dope would this Times Square luge run be?
Mayor Bill de Blasio finally eats a pizza slice correctly… and downs it with a Big Gulp.
Mayor de Blasio is tall and the New York Times did a whole article about that fact and this is one of the photos they used to illustrate the story.
(Photo of the 6’ 5-7/8” Mayor de Blasio with appointees Rose Pierre-Louis and Dr. Mary Bassett during a City Hall presser by Todd Heisler / NYT)
From this perspective it might appear that New York City mayor Bill de Blasio is being all literal with Staten Island Chuck’s name.
Also: Broncos 27, Seahawks 24.
(Photo: Marc Herrman / NY Daily News)
The first fumble of Super Bowl Sunday belonged to Mayor Bill de Blasio — who dropped the Staten Island Zoo’s groundhog early Sunday morning.
De Blasio was trying to handle Staten Island Chuck when the anxious animal squirmed right out of the mayor’s hands and fell on his noggin.
“Next year they’ll need a net,” said Ann Jackman, who was at the park with her 14-year-old daughter.
“Look how tall he is. Can you imagine falling from that height?”
That is an excellent oh snap and two opposable thumbs up, Mrs. Jackman.
(Photo: Steve White / NY Post)
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Thursday that New York City had reached an agreement with civil rights lawyers who had challenged the Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices, which would allow the sweeping reforms ordered by a federal judge last summer to be carried out.
Those changes, which included the appointment of a federal monitor, were blocked last fall after the Bloomberg administration appealed the judge’s rulings, which found that the city’s stop-and-frisk policies were unconstitutional and that the department had resorted to “a policy of indirect racial profiling.”
The judge, Shira A. Scheindlin of Federal District Court in Manhattan, had ruled that the policy resulted in “the disproportionate and discriminatory stopping of blacks and Hispanics in violation of the Equal Protection Clause.”
But on Thursday, Mayor de Blasio, seeking to fulfill a long-stated campaign pledge that helped to propel his landslide victory, said his administration had taken a major step toward resolving the polarizing dispute that for years had strained relations between the police and minorities.
“We’re here today to turn the page on one of the most divisive problems in our city,” Mr. de Blasio said in a news conference. “We believe in ending the overuse of stop-and-frisk that has unfairly targeted young African-American and Latino men.”
In announcing the agreement, Mr. de Blasio pledged a “commitment to fix the fundamental problems that enabled stop-and-frisk to grow out of control and violate the rights of innocent New Yorkers.”
The mayor, appearing with Police Commissioner William J. Bratton, chose a symbolic location to make his comments — the Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn.
A 2010 report in The New York Times found that the highest concentration of police stops in the city had occurred in a roughly eight-block area of Brownsville that was predominantly black.”
– The New York Times, "deBlasio Says New York Will Settle Suit Over Stop-and-Frisk"
Embattled New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm physically threatened a NY1 reporter Tuesday night after he was asked about allegations that his congressional campaign engaged in shady fundraising practices.
"Grimm" is an appropriate surname, methinks.
The Apple Store has a boo-boo.
PUPPY VORTEX A person posed a dog next to a statue of a lion outside the New York Public Library for a photo in New York on Tuesday. (Photo: Timothy Clary / AFP-Getty via The Wall Street Journal)