Posts Tagged "New York City"

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. 

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:

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.

“That’s not a measure of something we should be ashamed of.”

Michael Bloomberg on New York City’s growing income gap, noting that the city had worked “very hard” to lure wealthy residents. (via officialssay)

(via officialssay)

joshsternberg:

Tornado in Queens, NY. Check the 1:44 mark.

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.

(via sportsnetny)

timelightbox:

Exclusive for TIME from NASA:

The view of New York from the International Space Station evolved today, as the new World Trade tower became the tallest building in the city. See more here.

thecorcorangroup:

Mr. Weiner, Mr. Hamm & Ms. Jones Rang the Opening Bell…Financial District, NY (via Buzz Feed)

Man Is Said to Be Arrested in Bid to Kill Government Workers With Bomb →

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.

(via shortformblog)

Who Really Owns The NYPD? →

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.

(via sarahlee310)

inothernews:

At last night’s Occupy Wall Street General Assembly, ‘neath lower Manhattan’s tungsten lights.