You’re a mean one, Mrs. Grinch.
The deaths of unarmed African-American men who were killed by police, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. and Eric Garner in New York City, have led to protests across the country, where disturbed and upset people expressed their anger about the outcomes of the cases.
Officer Darren Wilson resigned after shooting and killing 18-year-old Brown in Ferguson. Garner was killed during his altercation with NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who, like Wilson, was cleared by a grand jury.
Flanked by the city courts, Foley Square in Downtown Manhattan was flooded with thousands of people protesting the grand jury decision of the Eric Garner case on Wednesday.
New York City has taken a step toward decriminalizing marijuana. Starting Nov. 19, NYPD officers will be handing out summonses instead of making arrests when they apprehend someone in possession of 25 grams or less of marijuana.
“This is an example of another important step, both for keeping the people of New York City safe and building a closer relationship between the police and community in this city,” Mayor de Blasio said at a press conference Monday.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: (718) 784-3680, resobox.com.
Several sources claim that the proposed Major League Soccer stadium at Aqueduct could be built on the site of the track, ending horse racing at a venue that many say the New York Racing Association has long ignored.
A major Queens institution celebrated its 120th birthday last Saturday, but hardly anyone noticed. That fact, along with the possible fate of said institution, is a shame.
We’re talking about The Big A, Aqueduct Race Track. Today the only racecourse in New York City, Aqueduct opened on Sept. 27, 1894 and has had a storied history ever since.
Several sources have confirmed that demolition of Aqueduct Race Track for a new soccer stadium is not off the table.
It was announced last month that Major League Soccer was looking at Aqueduct as a site for a soccer-specific stadium to host the New York City Football Club, an expansion team that will begin playing next year at Yankee Stadium.
Major League Soccer can’t seem to quit Queens.
The organization, still searching for a permanent home for its expansion New York City Football Club, is eyeing a site in the borough, again.
The September meeting of Community Board 10, held last Thursday — the first official day of school — in the Knights of Columbus Hall on Lefferts Boulevard in South Ozone Park, buzzed with words of caution concerning traffic safety.
“Please watch where you’re driving,” state Sen. Joe Addabbo. Jr. (D-Howard Beach) said, reminding residents of the five-point penalty for driving past a stopped yellow school bus.
With less than a week before the Sept. 9 Democratic primary, the race for the 11th District State Senate seat couldn’t be hotter.
Facing off Tuesday will be the incumbent, Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside), and former city Comptroller John Liu.
After the Department of Correction’s use of solitary confinement came under fire during a recent Council hearing, a new bill to force Rikers Island administrators to publicly release statistics on inmates thrown into segregation was approved by the City Council on Aug. 21.
According to the bill, drafted by Councilman Danny Dromm (D-Jackson Heights) — an avid opposer of solitary confinement — the department would have to publish four reports a year detailing how many inmates are placed in solitary, why they are sent and for how long, whether they attempt suicide or are physically or sexually assaulted.
Seeking to achieve in court what it could not get in arbitration, the United Federation of Teachers last week filed a lawsuit asking a judge to rule that teachers do not have to show their lesson plans to school administrators.
The suit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan, grows out of an arbitrator’s ruling in May that while all teachers must create lesson plans, what they contain will be left up to them, according to multiple published reports. The arbitrator refused a union bid to also rule that principals and other supervisors would not even get to review the plans, prompting the suit.