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November 4, 2012
Stop what you’re doing. Look at these photos. Buzzfeed’s Matt Stopera has gathered 60 photos of the destruction from Hurricane Sandy. It is worse than you think it is. Stopera’s only commentary — "These people need help"  — nails it.
(Above: Breezy Point, Queens. Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

Stop what you’re doing. Look at these photos. Buzzfeed’s Matt Stopera has gathered 60 photos of the destruction from Hurricane Sandy. It is worse than you think it is. Stopera’s only commentary — "These people need help"  — nails it.

(Above: Breezy Point, Queens. Photo by Spencer Platt / Getty Images)

19:54 // 1 year ago
October 29, 2012
nycgov:

Mayor Bloomberg will update New Yorkers on Hurricane Sandy at 11:30 a.m. today. Watch the briefing live at NYC.gov.

From the operational HQ.

nycgov:

Mayor Bloomberg will update New Yorkers on Hurricane Sandy at 11:30 a.m. today. Watch the briefing live at NYC.gov.

From the operational HQ.

9:05 // 1 year ago
February 8, 2012

Mother sues New York City for an amount larger than the city’s budget

  • $900 trillion lawsuit against the city of New York source

» The city’s 2012 budget? $65 billion: Despite the big number, there is a strong tinge of sadness to the case. Fausat Ogunbayo, a Staten Island mother of two, had her two children (ages 16 and 13) taken away back in 2008 amid concerns for her mental stability. However, an appellate court ruling last month provided her with some legal ammo, saying that despite Ogunbayo’s history of mental illness, that didn’t immediately equate neglect, as the city claimed. Now she’s suing the city, saying that it violated her civil rights, along with her children’s, and claiming that the separation caused ”over three years of terror, horror, grievous harm, time lost, substantial economic hardship and injuries.” She may have a case; she may want to knock down that dollar total, though.

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19:57 // 2 years ago
December 7, 2010

New York psychiatric patient’s death-by-restraint ruled homicide

  • unfortunate A psychiatric patient at the South Beach Psychiatric Center on New York’s Staten Island was acting out and had to be restrained. He died as a result of the facility’s actions.
  • unfortunater Investigators have labeled Jawara Henry’s death, due to chest and neck compression, a homicide. It was not a judgment on the facility’s conduct, authorities say. source
10:32 // 3 years ago
October 27, 2010
They saw this jar with a brain in it labeled Jesse Shipley. They knew Jesse and he knew them. They were looking at his brain, and his brain was looking right back at them.
Korisha Shipley • Regarding the “holy crap” finding that the medical examiner who took care of her son Jesse after his death in a 2005 accident kept his brain in a jar and was showing it off to his fellow high school students on a field trip a few months later. The Staten Island, New York resident’s family is now suing the city over the bizarre incident, which most assuredly should’ve never happened. Protip: Don’t keep someone’s brain in a jar months after they’ve been killed. That’s just weird. source (via)
21:35 // 3 years ago