Tag Archive: New York City


 15 Shot In NYC Within 8 Hours, 2 Dead

 

 

 

” Fifteen people were shot in a rash of violence in New York City.  The violence left two people dead and 13 others injured within a span of just 8 hours.

  The NYPD reported the first shooting late Saturday.  It happened at an East Harlem Park.

  In that incident, 3 people were shot, with one of the victims being seriously injured, at Jefferson Park on 113th Street and First Avenue; Shortly before 3 a.m.

On Sunday, 2 people were shot dead in Hamilton Heights when a driver got out of his car and opened fire.”

 

 

Imagine the violence is New York City wasn’t “gun free” … and “gun free” Chicago faired no better over the weekend …

 

 

Seven Killed, 29 Wounded In City Shootings Over Weekend

 

 

 

” Seven people have been killed and at least 29 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening, police said.”

 

 

    We’re sure those 42 wounded and 9 killed in Chicago and New York are grateful for the safe environment created by those city’s draconian gun regulations .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NYC Bodypainting Day: A Model’s Recap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Yesterday, models of all shapes and sizes became walking canvases for body painting artists from all over the country in New York City’s first Body Painting Day, an event dedicated to accepting our bodies as we are as well as displaying beautiful art. (Photos can be viewed on Flickr and Gothamist.)”

 

 

 

 

”  I was fortunate enough to participate as one of the models. Mind you, walking naked through one of the most crowded cities in the country was never on my bucket list, however it was definitely an experience and a message I was proud to promote. I arrived at the southwest entrance to Central Park at about 12:15pm and met with my artist, Margie Nugent, who I had coordinated with prior to the event to avoid any stress upon arriving. She was provided with the paint and we made camp next to a bench. “You ready?”, asked Margie. Off came my dress. There I stood in a thong in front of a surrounding crowd, cell phones ready to upload to social media, as my artist went straight to work. Another artist sharing our bench came prepared with her iPod and speakers. Shenanigans in our corner with sing-alongs and naked models shaking what was hanging. Hours in, it was time for the lady parts to be painted to complete the look. I was not nervous about showing my bits to public; I was more concerned with how the inevitable gawkers would release their inappropriate images to the interwebs. Fortunately, it was a quick cover.”

 

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    On a similar note the World Body Painting Festival was held several weeks ago in Austria . Below is a video of some of the highlights .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Guardian has many pictures and details of the 17th annual festival …

 

 

 

 

This year, the festival took place from 29 June to 3 July.

 

 

 

” The 17th annual world bodypainting festival has taken place in Pörtschach, Austria. Thousands of visitors arrived to observe the bodypainting work of artists from 47 different countries on the theme of Pop Art. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Drove A Cessna Through Times Square And It Was Incredible

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Of all the strange cars I’ve driven in cities — a Bugatti Veyron and a Morgan 3 Wheeler amongst them — nothing has so captivated onlookers as this. It’s a Cessna that once skipped through the air, but now glides along the road, the shimmering body hiding the mechanicals of a Toyota Van. Screw your Ferrari, get a damn plane if you want to impress people.”

 

 

Spirit of Lemons

 

 

” Readers of this site are already well familiar with SpeedyCop and his insane creations, but for the rest of you here’s a short primer: Jeff Bloch is SpeedyCop, a police officer who puts his life on the line to support his racing habit. He builds… well… here’s some of the stuff he’s built:

  So when I heard he was bringing his “Spirit of LeMons” Cessna to New York for our party with blipshift, I knew we’d have to drive it. And by we, of course, I demanded that I’d be the one to pilot it. Sure, I’d never driven a plane. I’ve never even driven the ’80s Toyota Van that gave its life to such a noble cause. Life is defined by the things we say yes to, and my life needed this kind of definition.”

 

Read about the entire adventure at Jalopnik

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maryland Man May Have Found Two Lost Or Forgotten Photos Of Lincoln’s Funeral Procession

 

 

Lincoln FP 1

(Mathew Brady/The National Archives)

” Paul Taylor, 60, of Columbia, a retired federal government accountant, believes the scene is on Broadway, outside New York’s historic Grace Church.

The day is Tuesday, April 25, 1865, 11 days after Lincoln was shot at Ford’s Theatre in Washington.

And the crowd is waiting for, and then seems to be paying homage before, a horse-drawn hearse, whose motion makes it appear as a black blur as it passes by in the second picture.”

 

 

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(Mathew Brady/The National Archives)

” If Taylor is right, scholars say he has identified rare photos of Lincoln’s marathon funeral rites, as well as images that show mourners honoring the slain chief executive.

  Plus, it appears that the photographs were taken from an upper window of the studio of famed Civil War photographer Mathew Brady, which was across the street from the church.”

 

 

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12 Years Of Little Tyrannies In 2 Minutes!

 

 

 

Published on Dec 30, 2013

” After 12 years, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves office on New Year’s Day, 2014.

  His legacy goes far beyond his nanny state war on cigarette smoke, salts and fat, but into his use of the NYPD (which he described as “his personal army”) to spy on citizens and stop-and-frisk young men of color en masse, as well as his abuse of eminent domain to seize private property and hand it over to his fellow billionaire developers for massive vanity projects.

  Reason TV takes a brief year-by-year look back at Mayor Bloomberg’s most outrageous assaults on freedom of choice and civil liberties.

  About 2 minutes. “


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jailing Photogs and Smokers, Outlawing Chipotle! Plus Halle Berry! (Nanny of the Year, 2013)

 

 

Published on Dec 26, 2013

” At Reason TV’s Fifth Annual Nanny of the Year Awards, we recognize those who devote their lives to telling us how to run ours! The nominees for 2013 are trailblazers who insist on breaking barriers that would have been politically impossible to confront just a short time ago. 

  Why stop at banning smoking in public places? Let’s criminalize the dirty deed and throw smokers behind bars, says Oregon State Rep. Mitch Greenlick. (Greenlick also champions prison reform, declaring that we need a “more rational way to decide who gets imprisoned.”) 

  Why stop at cracking down on traditional fast food joints like McDonald’s? Let’s kick it up a notch and outlaw “fast casual” restaurants like Chipotle, says Eastchester, New York Supervisor Anthony Colavita. (Eastchester is “a very upscale community,” Colavita explains. “You can go get your sandwich in Larchmont. We aren’t going to cheapen the town with fast food or these formula fast-quick casual places.”) 

  While we’re at it, let’s make photography a crime! After all, celebrities deserve to be protected from the annoying aspects of their life choices, like dealing with the paparazzi, and anyhow we’d really be doing it (all together now!) for the children (well, for the children of celebrities and politicians, at least), says our first bonafide A-list nominee–actor, humanitarian, and lobbyist Halle Berry. 

  All our nominees recognize that they stand on the shoulders of giants, giants like the recently termed out New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whom we salute for with a (sort of) lifetime achievement award. 

  Kick off awards season with the awards show that’s 99 percent shorter than all the rest!

  3 minutes, 13 seconds.

  Follow Nanny of the Year/Month on Twitter (@NannyoftheMonth) and submit your nominees for next month!

  Nanny of the Year is written and produced by Ted Balaker (@tedbalaker). Motion graphics and research by Matt Edwards (@MattChrisEd). Camera by Zach Weissmueller. Opening graphics by Austin Bragg.

To watch previous episodes, go here:http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Subscribe to ReasonTV’s YouTube channel for notifications when new material goes live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man May Have Thrown Son From Roof Before Jumping

 

 

 

” A man and his 3-year-old son died Sunday after plummeting from a building near Lincoln Center.

  Police on Sunday night were still investigating exactly what happened. But as 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported, sources said the father — identified as Dmitriy Kanarikov, 35, may have tossed the boy — Kirill Kanarikov, 3 — off the balcony and then jumped to his own death.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Atheist Christmas Billboard

 

 

 

Published on Dec 19, 2013

” An electronic billboard advertisement by American Atheists in New York City, that seeks to deter people from including Christ in their Christmas celebrations, has been getting a lot press lately. We wanted to know what New Yorkers thought of the ad.

  MRCTV traveled to the Big Apple to ask people about the atheists anti-Christian message and whether they thought we should take the “Christ” out of Christmas.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santacon Drunk Santa Fight In NYC – Santa Claus Street Brawl Christmas 2013 At New York!

 

 

 

Published on Dec 16, 2013

” Santa Claus street fight new york Drunk Santa Fight In NYC – Santa Street Brawl Christmas 2013 New York! Viral Santa brawl shows ugly side of Santacon, raises calls for ban ‘s a video that’s got plenty of people talking, and it’s attracted hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube. But a dozen or so Santas in a knock down, drag out brawl also has people calling for an end to the unofficial event known as Santacon. The fight is also the subject of a police investigation.

  The video is titled Santapocalypse NYC 2013 on YouTube, and since it shows 12 or 13 people dressed in Santa outfits pummeling, kicking, beating and otherwise physically abusing one another, it seems that the title is fitting.

  It was a scene so loud and so remarkable that a group of people on the fifth floor of the building across the street from the punch-out scene, at the corner of 16th Street and 3rd Avenue, started taking cellphone video.

  It’s gotten big attention online, but is also prompting a new chorus of reactions to Santacon that are similar to that of Leon Frederick. The gardener at Stuyvesant Square Park, which is at the end of the block where the brawl took place, made his opinion clearly known when he was asked if he wanted Santacon revelers to return next year.

” No,” he said. “No. No.”

  Santacon participants, who communicate through social media to find gathering locations and times, convene in a central location before noon on the second Saturday of December. This year, the Santa suit clad revelers agreed to get together in Tompkins Square Park on the Lower East Side.

  On the way to the rendezvous point, though, partyers traveled in groups from subway and commuter rail stops. Frederick, who maintains plantings in the park on Second Avenue between 15th and 17th Streets, said he had to tell Santacon participants to leave his park, after they were too rowdy on their journey to the rendezvous point on the far East Side.

” They broke one of my trees to hang mistletoe,” said Frederick. “I have to clean when they mess up, and it’s not a fun job “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Problem For Gun Control Advocates Is That They Keep Promising That No Way Will Registration Lead To Confiscation Of Firearms, Even As It Does Just That.

 

 

 

 

” The problem for gun control advocates is that they keep promising that no way will registration lead to confiscation of firearms, even as it does just that. The Brady Campaign’s Dennis A. Henigan accuses the National Rifle Association of peddling “fear” for even raising the possibility. In the New York Times, Charles Blow calls such concerns “cultural paranoia.”

  Yet gun owners seem to have legitimate worries. Hundreds of New York City residents are receiving, and publicizing, letters demanding the surrender, not of scary “assault weapons,” whatever arbitrary definition may locally apply to that slippery term, but of target rifles and cowboy guns. Among the forbidden items gleaned from New York City registration lists and ordered to be surrendered or removed from city limits are the bolt-action Marlin 25N, and lever-action Browning 92 and Winchester 94 rifles. Semi-automatic rifles of the plinking variety, such as the AR-7, have been targeted, too.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How Safe Is Your Neighborhood? NYPD Releases New Interactive Map Revealing The City’s Most Dangerous And Violent Streets

 

 

Color coded: The darker the neighborhood precinct the more crime per thousand people is committed. From this map areas of Brookyln, The Bronx and Times Square Manhattan have experienced most violent crime since January

 

 

 

 

” The NYPD has for the first time released an interactive map that shows all serious crimes committed in the city – confirming the increased danger of living in a poor neighborhood.

  Enabling New Yorkers to finally see how their street matches up against other boroughs, the map reveals that incidences of the seven major felony crimes – including murder, rape and robbery – are more common in neighborhoods where the average income is lower.

  New York Police and the city’s Information Technology and Telecommunications Department unveiled the new map on Sunday despite the force’s insistence that the statistics have been available on their website since 2003.”

 

 

Details: The map can be enlarged to show as near to possible where each crime was reported. Larger circles mean multiple crimes were reported in the vicinity

 

 

Read more and access the map here .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What We Saw At NYC’s Fast Food Strike

 

 

Published on Dec 6, 2013

” Yesterday, Naomi Brockwell and I attended a demonstration demanding that fast-food restaurants boost their minimum wage to $15 per hour, or a little more than double the current federal minimum wage. The strike, which was led by a group called Fast Food Forward that’s affiliated with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), was one of more than a 100 similar demonstrations held in cities across the country.

  The New York demonstration had about 150 people, but the number of actual fast food employees participating in the strike was small. It was business as usual at every restaurant we dropped by yesterday morning and, at a McDonald’s restaurant on 23rd Street and Madison Avenue in Manhattan, employees behind the counter said they had heard nothing about a strike.

  We caught up with the protesters in front of a Wendy’s in downtown Brooklyn, where the crowd consisted of union organizers, fast-food workers, and their sympathizers. An estimated one-third of the demonstrators were fast-food employees, meaning that less than one-tenth of 1 percent of New York City’s 57,000 fast-food workforce participated in the strike.

  The group was traveling from one fast-food restaurant to another, before winding up at Foley Square in Manhattan around 1pm.

  Multiple strikers told us they had received compensation through a union strike fund to appear, but declined to say the amount they were paid.

  Artificially doubling wages to $15 an hour would change many things in the fast food industry, including the easy path it provides for low-skilled employees to break into the labor market. Substantially higher wages would mean that existing employees would be less apt to look for other positions, and senior staffers would be more inclined to hog shift hours. Franchisees would likely move more aggressively to replace human service workers with automated cash registers, which is already happening in European McDonald’s. Evidence of how artificially boosting wages destroys opportunities for entry level workers was best documented in a 2006 study by economists David Neumark and William Wascher, which was updated in 2013. 

  In interviews, several striking workers described how it had been relatively easy for them to get a job in fast-food service. Shenita Simon, who works as a shift supervisor at KFC, told us that she doesn’t know where else she would have been able to find a position, because fast food is the only industry that “will allow you to have minimum education.” Isaac Wallace, a Burger King employee, described how he was able to get his job immediately after moving to New York from Jamaica by simply walking into a Burger King in Brooklyn and approaching the manager. 

  Once the strike moved to Foley Square, organizers from Fast Food Forward began obstructing our efforts to talk with protesters.

  For full links and downloadable versions go here:http://bit.ly/1cquYYK

  And subscribe to Reason TV’s YouTube Channel to receive automatic updates when new material goes live.

  Produced by Jim Epstein and hosted by Naomi Brockwell.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Metro-North Passenger Train Derails In NYC; 4 Killed, 67 Injured

 

 

” A Metro-North passenger train derailed just north of Manhattan on Sunday morning and reportedly several carriages plunged into the Hudson River. Four people have been killed and 67 have been injured, according to the most recent update.”

 “ It is unknown at present how many passengers were on the train when it derailed, but the train was the 5:54 traveling from Poughkeepsie to Grand Central, due to arrive at 07:43 a.m. The time of the accident was 7:20 a.m. and the derailment occurred at about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station.”
 

” Five of the train’s seven cars derailed.”

And So It Begins: New York Sending Out Gun Confiscation Notices

 

(courtesy Mrgunsngear's Facebook page)

 

 

” New York’s SAFE Act is a bad, bad thing. It requires people to register, sell or transfer (out of state) “assault rifles” and “high capacity” magazines. Many Empire State gun and standard capacity ammunition magazine owners have complied. Many have not. So, at some point, the State’s gonna go get ‘em.”

 

Apparently that “some point” has arrived . The Blaze has more on this chilling development .

 

” New York City has reportedly started sending out confiscation notices ordering gun owners to “immediately surrender” rifles and/or shotguns capable of holding more than five rounds of ammunition. It is illegal to possess a rifle or shotgun with the capacity to hold more than five rounds in the city, according to NYC Administrative Code 10-306 (b).”

 

   As the Blaze notes New York City has always been much more draconian in their gun laws but this is surely an indication of things to come in Cuomo’s fiefdom .

 

” The notice above deals directly with New York City gun regulations, but there are also concerns of a potential state-wide gun confiscation effort in New York following the passage of the SAFE Act.

  In addition to outlawing an array of semi-automatic rifles, the SAFE Act restricted ammunition magazines to seven rounds, down from 10. The law was later changed to allow gun owners to purchase magazines with the capacity to hold 10 rounds, however, only seven rounds can be loaded unless the firearm is being used at a gun range or shooting competition.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washington: A World Apart

 

Where The Money Is

This map highlights in yellow the nation’s Super Zips — those ranking highest on income and college education.
The largest collection of Super Zips is around Washington, D.C.

    It should come as no surprise that the bulk of the nation’s income resides in the DC to Boston corridor but the fact that DC is ground zero for riches , even beyond Manhattan should be appalling to every average American .

” A Washington Post analysis of the latest census data shows that more than a third of Zip codes in the D.C. metro area rank in the top 5 percent nationally for income and education. But what makes the region truly unusual is that so many of the high-end Zip codes are contiguous. They form a vast land mass that bounds across 717 square miles. It stretches 60 miles from its northern tip in Woodstock, Md., to the southern end in Fairfax Station, and runs 30 miles wide from Haymarket in Prince William County to the heart of the District up to Rock Creek Parkway.

One in four households in the region are in a Super Zip, according to the Post analysis. Since the 2000 Census on which Murray based his analysis, Washington’s Super Zips have grown to encompass 100,000 more residents. Only the New York City area has more Super Zips, but they are a much smaller share of the total of that region’s Zip codes and are more scattered.

Zip codes are large swaths of territory, and people from many different walks of life live in them. But many Washington neighborhoods are becoming more economically homogenous as longtime homeowners move out and increasing housing prices prevent the less affluent from moving in. The eventual result, in many cases, is a Super Zip. And because the contiguous Super Zips are surrounded by areas that are almost as well-off, it’s possible to live in a Super Zip and rarely encounter others without college degrees or professional jobs.”

 

 

DC Super Zips

 

Largest clusters of elite zips

” Here are the nation’s largest contiguous Super Zip collections, and their nearest major city or area, ranked by number of households.

1. Washington

2. E. Manhattan

3. San Jose

4. Boston

5. Oakland

6. Bridgeport

7. Newark

8. Chicago

9. N. of Los Angeles

10. Long Island *(see below)

11. W. Manhattan

12. Trenton

13. Philadelphia

14. San Diego

15. S. of Los Angeles

    Who controls these moneyed areas you ask ? Well , who do you think ? The party of the “common man” … LOL , Democrats all .

   * Long Island is harder to quantify given that it is a geographic area and not a municipality , but it is comprised of four different counties and we hereby provide the links to those which are also predominantly democratic in composition . The four counties/boroughs are Queens , Brooklyn aka Kings County , Nassau and Suffolk . Queens and Brooklyn being boroughs of the City of New York .

    Nassau and Suffolk counties once Republican strongholds, these days see-saw back and forth between Republican and Democratic control but as the money from NYC spreads east once loyal republican districts are seeing their political make-up changed to be more in keeping with the statist agenda most commonly held in the city of NY . 

    It is certainly ironic that the majority of support for the “little people” resides in the gated communities that are actually  the bastions of wealth in this country .

Which America Do You Live In? – 21 Hard To Believe Facts About “Wealthy America” And “Poor America”

 

 

 

” On Wednesday, the Dow hit a brand new record high, and Wall Street celebrated.  Since the financial crisis of 2008, stocks have been on an unprecedented run.  The top performers in the market have not just made millions of dollars – they have made billions of dollars.  Luxury apartments in Manhattan and beachfront homes in the Hamptons are selling for absolutely astronomical prices, and it seems like life in the good parts of New York City is one gigantic endless party these days.

Meanwhile, life is quite good down in Washington D.C. as well.  The wealth is spread more evenly, but on average the D.C. region actually has the highest standard of living of any major U.S. city.  The reason for this is the obscene growth of the federal government.  Over the past couple of decades, the U.S. government has ballooned in size and so have government salaries.  During one recent year, the average federal employee living in the Washington D.C. area received total compensation worth more than $126,000.

If we truly did have a free market capitalist system, the entire country would be a land of opportunity and things would be getting better for everybody.  Unfortunately, that is not the case at all.  The following are 21 facts about “wealthy America” and “poor America” that are hard to believe…

#1 The lowest earning 23,303,064 Americans combined make 36 percent less than the highest earning 2,915 Americans do.

#2 40 percent of all American workers (39.6 percent to be precise) make less than $20,000 a year.

#3 According to the Pew Research Center, the top 7 percent of all U.S. households own 63 percent of all the wealth in the country.

#4 On average, households in the top 7 percent have 24 times as much wealth as households in the bottom 93 percent.

#5 According to numbers that were just released this week, 49.7 million Americans are living in poverty.  That is a brand new all-time record high.

#6 In the United States today, the wealthiest one percent of all Americans have a greater net worth than the bottom 90 percent combined.

#7 Household incomes have actually been declining for five years in a row and total consumer credit has risen by a whopping 22 percent over the past three years.

#8 According to Forbes, the 400 wealthiest Americans have more wealth than the bottom 150 million Americans combined.

#9 The homeownership rate in the United States is at an 18 year low.

#10 The six heirs of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have as much wealth as the bottom one-third of all Americans combined.” 

 

 

   This is not about class warfare or breeding resentment or a rant against the rich … This is about a free market system that has been turned on it’s ear by corruption from our leadership and the crony capitalism which they nurture and facilitate with everything they do . We begrudge no one their riches , no one who earned them the honest way at least , but increasingly the rich become so through connections , legislation and graft , leaving the average citizens with one hand tied behind their backs struggling to stay above the rising crony tide that lifts only the connected few’s boats .

 

The DC Clothesline has the rest of the story .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reading The Tea Leaves: An Historical Republican Opportunity

 

 

” Tuesday’s results were not good for folks living in New York City or Virginia. The former will be saddled with a communist sympathizer for a mayor, and the latter will have to suffer with having a crook for a governor. The most that New Yorkers can hope for is that Andrew Cuomo prevents Bill de Blasio from finally bankrupting the city. The most that Virginians can hope for is that the law finally catches up with Terry McAuliffe.

For those of us who do not reside in either place, however, there is a silver lining. Ken Cuccinelli ran a terrible campaign until very late in the game; the Republican establishment failed to give him the requisite support; and the government shutdown infuriated the federal workers living in Northern Virginia, causing them to turn out for the Democratic Party. The good news, however, is that, if he had had a week more, Cuccinelli would nonetheless have won. His surge in the last week of the campaign was a function of his decision to make Obamacare the issue on which he ran.

Had Cuccinelli won, there would be panic in Washington, and it might even have affected the White House. But he lost, and Barack Obama is nothing if not vain. This is a man who cannot admit that he made a mistake. Anyone else would have dumped the Attorney General who brought us Fast and Furious. Anyone else would have cleaned house in the State Department after Benghazi. Anyone else would have made Kathleen Sebelius jump off a cliff.”

 

The accompanying illustration says it all : ” If you can’t see freedom , you suck.” So what does that say about the GOP in recent years ? All they can sell is their souls to the lobbyists .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Defense Of Banksy And Guerrilla Street Art

 

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” To be a brand name in guerrilla street art is to be in exclusive company. And no one has built a bigger brand imposing his stencils, spray paintings, and sculptures on the world than Banksy. His latest installation, a scattershot, month-long spree of works called “Better Out Than In,” proved that to anyone who pays attention to New York City. Every day, across the five boroughs, the secretive artist debuted a fresh piece in a new location, spawning excited Instagrams, an interactive street map, and, yes, grumbling critique: not just from nannyesque Bloombergians, but the kinds of property rights advocates who sometimes cross swords with the Mayor. That is art Banksy style: sticking it to the man, and maybe to you too.

Apart or together, his compositions aren’t hard to interpret—meditations on the hypocrisies and opportunities of city life. But inseparable from the art is the nuanced question of how we, the audience, can choose to respond. Here Banksy offers little guidance. He seems fully content to let critics decry him as a criminal, or worse, as a crass commercialist.”

 

 

 

 

 

   Read more at Reason.com and as fate would have it the New York Post has an article about Banksy in today’s Sunday edition . Here is a link to the artist’s page as well as his Wikipedia page for those that want more .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eye-Opening Maps Show Vast Income Disparities Between Areas Just Yards Apart In Chicago, Boston, Miami And More

 

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From the sky: An aerial shot hides the inequalities that exist on the streets of Miami

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” When enjoying the views of some of America’s most iconic cities, it can be easy to overlook the vast income disparities that exist on the streets.

But artist and web researcher Nickolay Lamm has made the fierce differences in net worth clear as day with his new set of visualizations created for the site MyDeals.com

After superimposing graphs representing median household net worth onto aerial views of New York City in August, he has now broadened the important project to cover Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami and Chicago, to startling effect.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More Footage Previous To Range Rover Incident

 

 

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” A few videos pulled from the guy’s YouTube account which he has now removed because it shows the behavior of the group at what I believe is before the incident with the Range Rover found here.”

 

 

    Click the video above to be taken to the Liveleak page that contains all seven videos from the pulled Youtube account .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Driver Who Was Chased And Beaten Up In Front Of His Wife And Child By A Pack Of Motorcyclists After Trying To Run Over Them In His SUV

 

Pictured: Alexian Lien drove through a swarm of motorcyclists in his SUV on a New York City highway, apparently in fear of his safety and that of his wife and 5-month-old baby

 

” Video has emerged showing the shocking moment a Range Rover driver apparently drove through a crowd of motorbikes as it fled with its family inside for fear of being attacked.

Police have revealed the bikers started to damage the vehicle after the driver, 33-year-old Alexian Lien, hit a motorcyclist.

Fearing for the safety of his wife Roslyn Ng and young child, aged five months, the SUV driver then sped off, hitting several bikers in its path.

The six-minute film shows the SUV hit another motorcyclist after it was chased by the pack of bikers.

The family are eventually brought to a standstill in Manhattan traffic and immediately bikers run to attack the vehicle, smashing the driver’s window and attempting to smash the rear door window.”

Video of the attack can be viewed here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC Inmate Almost As Costly As Ivy League Tuition

 

 

” A recent report has found it costs almost as much to jail an inmate in New York City in a year as it does to pay for four years at an Ivy League university.

The Independent Budget Office found it cost $167,731 in 2012 to house each of the 12,287 daily New York City inmates. That’s about $460 per inmate per day.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is some very valuable and incredible footage of what life was like on the ground next to the towers, as well as locally around them. Amazing footage!

 

 

 

9:11 Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing Stands Forever — Happy 2nd Birthday, Occupy Wall Street

 

 

” Nothing stands forever – not even the inspiration for Occupy Wall Street. But we should recognize this inspiration while we still possess it, while we’re still capable of sharing it with others. It’s not all doom and gloom out there after all. Let’s celebrate solidarity while it’s on the table. And while we’re at it, let’s have ourselves a piece of that birthday cake.”

   The writer is offering a celebration of the Occupy movement and endeavors to persuade the reader that , two years on , it still matters . These iconic images we feel pretty much sum up the entire “temper tantrum” and it’s “value” to society .

 

 

 

 

   Both of these images speak very eloquently of the accomplishments and lasting value of the “movement” … crap .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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