shortformblog
shortformblog:

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. 

shortformblog:

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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I don’t have this burning, overriding desire to go out and run for office. It’s not the single animating force in my life as it was for quite some time. But I do recognize, to some degree, it’s now or maybe never for me, in terms of running for something. I’m trying to gauge not only what’s right and what feels comfortable right this second, but I’m also thinking, How will I feel in a year or two years or five years? Is this the time that I should be doing it? And then there’s the other side of the coin, which is … am I still the same person who I thought would make a good mayor?
So Anthony Weiner is thinking of running for mayor of New York City, complete with New York Times Magazine profile announcing his political ambitions. Can he pull off the big comeback? (via shortformblog)
nycgov
nycgov:

On Friday, R trains resumed service through the Montague Tube, which connects Brooklyn Heights with Lower Manhattan after more than a month of around-the-clock work in one of the most storm-ravaged sections of the MTA transit system. 
Photo Credit: MTA New York City Transit / Marc Hermann

nycgov:

On Friday, R trains resumed service through the Montague Tube, which connects Brooklyn Heights with Lower Manhattan after more than a month of around-the-clock work in one of the most storm-ravaged sections of the MTA transit system. 


Photo Credit: MTA New York City Transit / Marc Hermann

bobbycaputo
bobbycaputo:

Giant Electric “13” Arrives In Times Square For New Year’s Eve

Suspicious New Yorkers may want to avoid Times Square, as a flatbed truck delivered on Wednesday a giant number “13” for the area’s New Year’s Eve sign.

The seven-feet tall “2013” sign will light up atop One Times Square to announce the new year, once the iconic New Year’s ball drops.
The number includes 32,000 high-power LEDs. They use only 9 watts each, compared to the 40 watts that the previous halogen bulbs used.
Thirteen multicultural good-luck charms were included with the delivery to guard against any bad luck.
The charms and the number will be on display at the Times Square Museum and Visitor Center through next Wednesday.

bobbycaputo:

Giant Electric “13” Arrives In Times Square For New Year’s Eve

Suspicious New Yorkers may want to avoid Times Square, as a flatbed truck delivered on Wednesday a giant number “13” for the area’s New Year’s Eve sign.

The seven-feet tall “2013” sign will light up atop One Times Square to announce the new year, once the iconic New Year’s ball drops.

The number includes 32,000 high-power LEDs. They use only 9 watts each, compared to the 40 watts that the previous halogen bulbs used.

Thirteen multicultural good-luck charms were included with the delivery to guard against any bad luck.

The charms and the number will be on display at the Times Square Museum and Visitor Center through next Wednesday.

sportsnetny
nycgov:

Mayor Bloomberg and Mr. Met have a great reason to celebrate.
Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner of Major League Baseball Allan (Bud) H. Selig and New York Mets Chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon today announced that Citi Field will host the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Read more on nyc.gov.

nycgov:

Mayor Bloomberg and Mr. Met have a great reason to celebrate.

Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner of Major League Baseball Allan (Bud) H. Selig and New York Mets Chairman and CEO Fred Wilpon today announced that Citi Field will host the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. Read more on nyc.gov.

shortformblog

shortformblog:

The authorities have arrested a man who law enforcement officials believe was planning to build and detonate a bomb in New York with government workers as the target, a person briefed on the case said on Sunday.

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly of the New York Police Department, and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr.were expected to announce the charges against the man at 7:30 p.m. at a news conference at City Hall.

We’ll cover the press conference, all.

sarahlee310

theriverwanders:

politicore:

It’s called the Paid Detail Unit and it allows the New York Stock Exchange and Wall Street corporations, including those repeatedly charged with crimes, to order up a flank of New York’s finest with the ease of dialing the deli for a pastrami on rye.

The corporations pay an average of $37 an hour (no medical, no pension benefit, no overtime pay) for a member of the NYPD, with gun, handcuffs and the ability to arrest. The officer is indemnified by the taxpayer, not the corporation.

New York City gets a 10 percent administrative fee on top of the $37 per hour paid to the police. The City’s 2011 budget called for $1,184,000 in Paid Detail fees, meaning private corporations were paying wages of $11.8 million to police participating in the Paid Detail Unit. The program has more than doubled in revenue to the city since 2002.

The taxpayer has paid for the training of the rent-a-cop, his uniform and gun, and will pick up the legal tab for lawsuits stemming from the police personnel following illegal instructions from its corporate master. Lawsuits have already sprung up from the program.

Holy shit.  That’s disturbing.