A block away from Times Square, pedestrians witnessed a police shooting Saturday night September 14th, 2013. The NY Daily News reports the NYPD was after a suspect who “simulated a gun in his hands,” the NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly shared. In this pursuit, police shot at him and injured two bystanders, the NYTimes reports. And being the prime spot it is in New York City, Port Authority pedestrians live-tweeted photos and reports of the scene.
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New York lawmakers on Tuesday approved the toughest gun control legislation in the nation, expanding the state’s existing assault weapons ban and addressing gun ownership by those with mental illnesses in the first major legislative action in response to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.
AP: The New York Senate has approved a gun control bill by a vote of 43 to 18. The bill targets assault rifles, high-capacity clips of ammunition and requires reports of the mentally ill who pose a threat to others with illegal guns. The Democrat-led Assembly is expected to pass the measure.
Mr. Weiner, Mr. Hamm & Ms. Jones Rang the Opening Bell…Financial District, NY (via Buzz Feed)
“The idea that values issues are losers is held by a group of people in the media who live in the New York area,” he said in an interview with American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer. “Because they don’t know anybody or very few people who share those values, so they just assume the rest of the country is like them.”
Santorum blames negative press on New Yorkers - The Raw Story
Whatever happened to “We’re all New Yorkers?”
Once a mainstay of the Tin Pan Alley music scene, Colony is now the last man standing, and it shows. The creaky drawers and scarred slide-top cases of CDs; rows of faded, autographed celebrity head-shots; and bins of retro concert posters are all hallmarks of a business that still has one foot squarely in the past. Just like back then, the mainstay of the store is sheet music; scores and fake books take up the majority of the space, covering everything from Broadway shows to be-bop. There are also racks of showtune/soundtrack CDs, contemporary rock and reggae albums, and boxed-sets of classic vocalists like Bing Crosby and Sinatra. If you can’t find what you’re looking for among the substantial inventory, take heart—the motto of the “musicologist” staff is, “You hum the tune, we tell you the title.” (text via NYMag)
I could probably live in this place. My kind of joint.
The construction of One World Trade Center is hardly mentioned in the media, yet here it is: The first post-September 11 tower stands 76 stories high at the moment and will be at 104 floors high by the time it is finished. [August 2, 2011/AP Photo]
I watch it rise every day… and was just wondering today how high it was currently.