November 1, 2012
theatlantic:

The Moment the Lights Went Out in New York
[Video: Silas Maniatis, GIF: @faketv]

theatlantic:

The Moment the Lights Went Out in New York

[Video: Silas Maniatis, GIF: @faketv]

September 24, 2012
retronewyork:

New York subway graffiti. March 1973 by wavz13 on Flickr.

retronewyork:

New York subway graffiti. March 1973 by wavz13 on Flickr.

(via thirteenny)

July 11, 2012
Photos: Man Spotted Selling Live Shark On The Subway

(Source: news.discovery.com, via discoverynews)

May 24, 2012
reuters:

Occupy Wall Street filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against New York City, claiming authorities destroyed $47,000 worth of books, computers and other equipment confiscated from the protesters’ encampment in lower Manhattan last fall.
Police conducted a surprise overnight raid at Zuccotti Park in November, clearing scores of protesters who had set up tents at the plaza near Wall Street and dealing a significant blow to the movement’s potency.
As part of the sweep, Occupy claims, police officers seized more than 3,000 books from the “People’s Library.” While some of the books were eventually returned, many were in unusable condition, while the rest were apparently destroyed, according to Occupy’s lawyer, Norman Siegel.
The lawsuit also questions whether the raid itself was constitutional, Siegel said. 
READ MORE: Occupy sues New York City over confiscated books

reuters:

Occupy Wall Street filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against New York City, claiming authorities destroyed $47,000 worth of books, computers and other equipment confiscated from the protesters’ encampment in lower Manhattan last fall.

Police conducted a surprise overnight raid at Zuccotti Park in November, clearing scores of protesters who had set up tents at the plaza near Wall Street and dealing a significant blow to the movement’s potency.

As part of the sweep, Occupy claims, police officers seized more than 3,000 books from the “People’s Library.” While some of the books were eventually returned, many were in unusable condition, while the rest were apparently destroyed, according to Occupy’s lawyer, Norman Siegel.

The lawsuit also questions whether the raid itself was constitutional, Siegel said. 

READ MORE: Occupy sues New York City over confiscated books

May 4, 2012
neighborhoodr-astoria:

Every time I see this at Quays, I ponder how many drunken sacrificial lambs had to plunge down these stairs with their lives flashing before their eyes (or not) before someone thought to throw these up on the wall of the landing.

I wonder how many people used it to fake like they were catching a baseball.

neighborhoodr-astoria:

Every time I see this at Quays, I ponder how many drunken sacrificial lambs had to plunge down these stairs with their lives flashing before their eyes (or not) before someone thought to throw these up on the wall of the landing.

I wonder how many people used it to fake like they were catching a baseball.

(Source: neighborhoodr-astoria)

May 1, 2012
thepoliticalnotebook:

Workers of the World Unite Against War. A May Day protest photo submission from Bryant Park in Manhattan. Taken by a friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous.
And all you May Day protesters and spectators… please don’t forget to send any of your photos of today’s events my way.
You can view the rest of The Political Notebook’s project to gather photography, documentation and experiences from the OWS movements nationwide. I have also compiled an archive of all my posted submissions to this project on a single Pinterest board for your viewing convenience. Check out the Call for Submissions page and email your photos to me at torierosedeghett@gmail.com!

thepoliticalnotebook:

Workers of the World Unite Against War. A May Day protest photo submission from Bryant Park in Manhattan. Taken by a friend of mine who wishes to remain anonymous.

And all you May Day protesters and spectators… please don’t forget to send any of your photos of today’s events my way.

You can view the rest of The Political Notebook’s project to gather photography, documentation and experiences from the OWS movements nationwide. I have also compiled an archive of all my posted submissions to this project on a single Pinterest board for your viewing convenience. Check out the Call for Submissions page and email your photos to me at torierosedeghett@gmail.com!

(via thepoliticalnotebook)

April 13, 2012
Bloomberg Compares Living-Wage Bill to Communism

hungryghoast:

What I don’t understand is that he tries to set up the comparison as a bad thing for both….

October 1, 2011
inothernews:

royalcanadianmingling:

We are all equal before the law: a press card (presuming she even has one) and the occasional one-off assignment from the NY Times don’t mean you get to do what you want. It would be a strange and scary world if they did.
shortformblog:

inothernews:

So, not only do high-ranking members of the New York City Police Department mace innocent protestors, they also arrest New York Times journalists doing their jobs.
Does that idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg realize that he and the NYPD are just agitating the protestors more?

Pretty much. Don’t arrest journalists. It’s bad for everyone involved.


The New York Times will not classify someone who is not on assignment for them as a “freelancer.”  She was on assignment.
And a New York City press card — or a “press pass,” as it’s also known as in NYC — entitles the bearer certain rights above and beyond those of a civilian, including the right to photograph or otherwise report on events taking place at locations under NYPD jurisdiction, such as crime scenes, parades, and protests.
The same likely applies in other municipalities in countries where there is freedom of the press.  You know who should know that?  Michael fucking Bloomberg, whose namesake company is itself a media company that covers, among other places, New York City.

Something worth remembering: It’s really hard to get one of those press passes. NYPD does not give them out easily. Instructions on how to obtain one are here.

inothernews:

royalcanadianmingling:

We are all equal before the law: a press card (presuming she even has one) and the occasional one-off assignment from the NY Times don’t mean you get to do what you want. It would be a strange and scary world if they did.

shortformblog:

inothernews:

So, not only do high-ranking members of the New York City Police Department mace innocent protestors, they also arrest New York Times journalists doing their jobs.

Does that idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg realize that he and the NYPD are just agitating the protestors more?

Pretty much. Don’t arrest journalists. It’s bad for everyone involved.

The New York Times will not classify someone who is not on assignment for them as a “freelancer.”  She was on assignment.

And a New York City press card — or a “press pass,” as it’s also known as in NYC — entitles the bearer certain rights above and beyond those of a civilian, including the right to photograph or otherwise report on events taking place at locations under NYPD jurisdiction, such as crime scenes, parades, and protests.

The same likely applies in other municipalities in countries where there is freedom of the press.  You know who should know that?  Michael fucking Bloomberg, whose namesake company is itself a media company that covers, among other places, New York City.

Something worth remembering: It’s really hard to get one of those press passes. NYPD does not give them out easily. Instructions on how to obtain one are here.

October 1, 2011
inothernews:

So, not only do high-ranking members of the New York City Police Department mace innocent protestors, they also arrest New York Times journalists doing their jobs.
Does that idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg realize that he and the NYPD are just agitating the protestors more?

inothernews:

So, not only do high-ranking members of the New York City Police Department mace innocent protestors, they also arrest New York Times journalists doing their jobs.

Does that idiot mayor Michael Bloomberg realize that he and the NYPD are just agitating the protestors more?

September 25, 2011
shortformblog:

inothernews:

Front page, New York Daily News, Sunday 25 September 2011.
(via the Newseum)

Although the headline’s a little tasteless, it’s certainly less tasteless than the New York Post’s cover, which doesn’t even cover Occupy Wall Street, but instead gives Sly Stone a bit of a blindsiding headline.

shortformblog:

inothernews:

Front page, New York Daily News, Sunday 25 September 2011.

(via the Newseum)

Although the headline’s a little tasteless, it’s certainly less tasteless than the New York Post’s cover, which doesn’t even cover Occupy Wall Street, but instead gives Sly Stone a bit of a blindsiding headline.

(via shortformblog)