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
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
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