A police officer hit me in the stomach with a baton while I was covering Tuesday night's Ferguson protests . On Monday, a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Officer Michael Brown for shooting unarmed teen Michael Brown to death in August, sparking riots in the small Midwestern town and protests across the country, including some in New York that fanned out across the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.
The Brooklyn Paper, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 04:47 PM
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
'I'm here to pick up the truck': EMTs chase down drunk thief in strange game of 'Grand Theft' ambulance Drunken thief steals ambulance from Bellevue late Wednesday, but EMT jumps into NYPD patrol car and helps chase down runaway truck. The bizarre incident happened around 7 p.m. in the ambulance bay of the FDNY's Emergency Medical Services Station 8. The station is located in the Bellevue Hospital complex on East 34th St. in Manhattan.
New York Daily News, Thu, Nov 27 2014 @ 02:20 AM
The sight and smell of Christmas before Thanksgiving was simply too much for one Manhattan landlord - so he took a curbside tree vendor to court Wednesday, seeking to enforce an obscure city law that bars the sale of the trees on streets before Dec. 1. Well-connected real-estate mogul Donald Zucker filed suit on Wednesday seeking an emergency court order to bar the tree seller from the sidewalk in front of his high-rise at 77 W. 15th St. Evergreen Stand, a Wisconsin-based Christmas-tree company, set up shop outside the Flatiron District building at Sixth Avenue on Nov. 24. Zucker asked the vendors to move their operation down the street, the suit says, but they refused, so Zucker resorted to suing them.
New York Post, Thu, Nov 27 2014 @ 05:52 AM
Hawthorne Court Apartments at 216th St. and 43rd Ave. was built in 1930 and is recognized for its distinctive Tudor-revival style. The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission recently voted to designate the Hawthorne Court Apartments in Bayside as a New York City Landmark.
New York Daily News, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 05:34 PM
Last week the Manhattan Institute's City Journal published one of my articles, titled "Letter to a Manhattan Resident." I'm putting the first part of it here, with a link over to the City Journal if you want to read the whole thing.
Real Clear Politics, Wed, Nov 26 2014 @ 05:24 PM
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