12 3 / 2014

BREAKING: Two Buildings Collapse in Explosion in East Harlem in New York City, a Piano Shop and Spanish Christian Church

UPDATE: Resident says there was a strong smell of gas the night before, this may or may not be linked to explosion, and fire. 1 person dead, 15 injured.

Huge explosion uptown new york city near metro north train tracks close to 116th..#developing pic.twitter.com/uNZaFsRSKa

— Obi Okere (@obiokere) March 12, 2014


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05 11 / 2013

Voters in New York City are voting on Tuesday to choose a new mayor.

The Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio is the overwhelming favourite.

The city’s public advocate is widely seen as one of the most liberal mayoral candidates.

His Republican challenger is Joe Lhota, a former senior official in the mayoral offices of Michael Bloomberg and his predecessor Rudolph Giuliani.

Lhota is credited with turning around the fortunes of the city’s public transportation system after huge floods last year, but he is well behind in the polls.

As it is part of the first major round of elections since Barack Obama won a second presidential term a year ago, many see the contest as an early test of the Republican and Democratic Parties’ popularity ahead of next year’s crucial congressional elections.

Voters in New Jersey and Virginia will also elect governors on Tuesday.

29 10 / 2013

The island that ushered millions of immigrants into the U.S. received visitors Monday for the first time since being flooded by Superstorm Sandy. The storm swamped boilers and electrical systems and left the island without power for months. (Oct. 28)

04 7 / 2013

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09 1 / 2013

Ferry Strikes NYC Dock; at Least 50 Are Injured, 1 to 2 Critical

A high-speed ferry loaded with hundreds of commuters from New Jersey crashed into a dock in lower Manhattan on Wednesday during the morning rush hour, injuring around 50 people, at least two critically. (Jan. 9)

01 5 / 2012

01 5 / 2012

May 1, 2012

Happening now, the May Day Labor Rights protest, you can watch live here. Thanks to the person streaming the protest. Stand up for Labor Rights, and freedom.

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14 3 / 2012

March 14, 2012

Via Read Write Web: “U.S. activists who thought Twitter was a secure way to communicate during demonstrations may have another thing coming. The New York District Attorney’s Office has begun sending subpoenas to Twitter seeking data on protesters arrested during the Occupy Wall Street protests last year…”.* Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss on The Young Turks. 

Read article here: RWW

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16 10 / 2011

NEW YORK – The Occupy Wall Street movement has close to $300,000, as well as storage space loaded with donated supplies in lower Manhattan. It stared down city officials to hang on to its makeshift headquarters, showed its muscle Saturday with a big Times Square demonstration and found legions of activists demonstrating in solidarity across the country and around the world.

02 10 / 2011

Virtual March on Wall Street this Wednesday to show support for #OccupyWallStreet: http://bit.ly/q2s8f0

Join the Virtual March on Wall Street this Wednesday, October 5, to show your support for the Occupy Wall Street movement!

First thing Wednesday morning, Moveon.org will send the instructions for participating online.

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26 9 / 2011


- Some retailers say they’re doing it no earlier than in years past. But others admit they are trying to generate an early buzz about Christmas shopping this year. And given how bland business has been recently, who can blame them?

Costco’s among the first to get the Christmas offerings out this year, and the way the inflatable snowman’s been selling, consumers obviously aren’t objecting that much.

"We sold three of them last week - believe it or not," Brian Thomas, the Costco store manager, said.

But for many, the last week of summer is just too early to get the spirit.

"I think about Halloween in October, not September," Kirsten Listina, a shopper, said. "So Christmas in September is a bit too much."


11 9 / 2011

Amazing ground footage of the WTC collapse. This guy stays in the cloud of debris so he can interview law enforcement, firefighters and civilians as it all happened