New York: Thousands of protesters marched in New York City for the second night Tuesday, chanting loudly and blocking traffic on some of Manhattan's busiest streets to express outrage over the decision not to indict a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in the death of an unarmed black man. The protesters marched on Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive, through Times Square and across the Manhattan Bridge, disrupting traffic along those routes and at the Lincoln Tunnel.
The Age, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 05:45 AM
Visitors from around the world are drawn to New York's High Line, the elevated park built on defunct railroad tracks that have been turned into an oasis of flowers, grasses and trees. Private planners are now looking deep under Manhattan to create what is billed as the world's first underground park - the Lowline.
Times-Herald, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 04:15 AM
Dozens of Columbia students were among the thousands of protesters who marched across New York City on Tuesday evening-closing roads, tunnels, and highways-to protest the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of teenager Michael Brown. Columbia Prison Divest , the Black Students Organization, and the International Socialist Organization gathered more than 30 students to head down to Union Square, where the protests started in the late afternoon.
Columbia Spectator, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 01:00 PM
Nearly all the arrests took place on W. 40th and W. 46th St. between 11th Ave. and Broadway as demonstrators performed a sit-in front of the Times Square NYPD kiosk, bringing night traffic in Midtown to a standstill. 'An injustice was done down in Ferguson.
New York Daily News, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 12:31 PM
A second night of protests following a grand jury's decision not to indict Officer Darren Brown for the murder of Michael Brown raged on Tuesday night in Ferguson and in major cities around the U.S. Some protesters were peaceful, staging "die ins" in which they pretended to be dead and blocked sidewalks and streets, but others started fires and clashed with police. With the hastag #BlackLivesMatter trending on Twitter, protests were staged in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Seattle, Nashville, Detroit and other major cities.
WHLO-AM Akron, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 07:11 AM
New York Presbyterian Columbia University Medical Center, where in 2013 the average emergency room wait to see a doctor was 85 minutes, ranking the Washington Heights facility among the state's 10 worst. An upper-Manhattan lawmaker who slammed New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center this summer for its long wait times and "horrendous conditions" will host a hearing on the matter next month.
New York Daily News, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 10:03 PM
A new exhibit, Paper Reveries , second in the series Art Ahead , will open at Borough of Manhattan Community College of the City University of New York on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Shirley Fiterman Art Center, at 81 Barclay Street in Lower Manhattan. "ART AHEAD, as a series, will be a platform for contemporary art that explores risk taking and sparks conversation on art," says Kathleen Kucka, curator of the exhibition.
GlobeNewswire, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 11:31 AM
There's lots to give thanks for this week if you work or live downtown or if you had the foresight to invest in the area in the gloomy years immediately following 9/11. A stroll from Chambers Street to the Battery, or from river to river, reveals the golden turkey and the trimmings - from just-opened Pier A restaurant Harbor House to the under-construction Beekman Hotel and Residences in the landmarked Temple Court building at Beekman Street and Park Row.
New York Post, Tue, Nov 25 2014 @ 02:06 AM