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March 13, 2014

New numbers from Wednesday’s building collapse in NYC

  • 7 people have been confirmed killed by an explosion that left two East Harlem buildings in ruins on Wednesday morning, and rescuers continue to dig through the remains in search of survivors.
  • 5 people are still missing and more than 60 people have been treated for injuries as a result of the explosion. The New York Fire Department, NYPD and National Transportation Safety Board are now working to determine an official cause for the explosion, which is currently being blamed on a gas main leak. source
13:58 // 5 months ago
March 12, 2014

Early numbers from today’s shocking NYC building collapse

  • 2 people have been confirmed killed after a suspected gas main explosion caused two buildings in East Harlem to collapse on Wednesday morning. 
  • 64 people are being treated for injuries as a result of the collapses, which took place shortly after 9 a.m. local time, and both numbers could rise as emergency workers continue to dig through what’s left of each building. source

(Source: reuters.com)

17:29 // 5 months ago
January 30, 2014
We will not break the law to enforce the law. That’s my solemn promise to every New Yorker, regardless of where they were born, where they live, or what they look like. Those values aren’t at odds with keeping New Yorkers safe — they are essential to long-term public safety.
NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton • Promising to abandon the New York Police Department’s unconstitutional stop-and-frisk policies during a press conference at Brownsville Recreation Center. The conference also doubled as a platform for New York Mayor Bill de Blasio to announce an out-of-court settlement with civil rights lawyers that had sued the city as a result of the controversial NYPD policy. source
15:44 // 6 months ago
January 7, 2014
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January 4, 2014

Cuomo to propose limited medical marijuana for NY hospitals

  • 20New York state hospitals would be permitted to prescribe medicinal marijuana to patients with serious diseases (cancer and glaucoma among them) under a plan to be proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo at his State of the State address this Wednesday — good news for New York’s ailing. The system would reportedly be far stricter than in other states, California as a prime example, where prescriptions can be written largely by specialized doctors, for a range of maladies, with minimal verification. Of course, this may sound surprisingly stodgy and old-hat to the people of Colorado, who ushered in their new age of legalized weed by dropping $1 million on just its first day. source
21:11 // 7 months ago
December 31, 2013
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December 19, 2013
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December 16, 2013

Err. Some footage of what is being reported as a Santa Con brawl (YouTube video title: Santapocalypse) in New York City this past Saturday. Kinda nasty. 

11:23 // 8 months ago
December 5, 2013
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