SOMEONE BEATS CITY HALL: NYC loses eminent domain court case
New York City can’t take everyone’s property to help well-connected private interests? After last week’s Atlantic Yards decision, wasn’t another eminent domain victory a sure thing? From Friday’s New York Times: Court Bars New York’s Takeover of Land for Columbia Campus By CHARLES V. BAGLI Published: December 3, 2009 A New York appeals court ruled Thursday that the state could not use eminent domain on | Read More »
Collections company sanctioned by judge for carelessly suing the wrong guy. About time!
I’ve long been frustrated with companies that abuse the legal system and never suffer any consequences for it *cough*RIAA*cough*MPAA*cough*. But today comes the story of a New York City judge in Brooklyn, Noach Dear, who decided to do something about it. Backstory: a Mr. Hoyte was harassed by a collections agency that had the wrong Mr. Hoyte and instead of believing him that he wasn’t | Read More »
Sen. Kent Conrad: Hey KSM reactionaries…Beat it!
No, seriously. So now the Speaker of the House and a Democratic Senator from North Dakota have in the span of a week, basically called those who are wary of the propaganda-ready show trial of KSM down the street from Ground Zero, un-American reactionaries who should pack up and leave because they, not us, love America. Wow. Take that 9/11 families. Incidentally, the rally to protest HoBama’s | Read More »
Bloomberg, Unions and New York City (standard operating procedure)
The biggest, most important stories are barely reported. This is from today’s New York Post: $10B city boost for unions By GINGER ADAMS OTIS Posted: 3:11 AM, November 22, 2009 A new deal hatched between Mayor Bloomberg and the Building and Trades Council will net union hardhats an estimated $10 billion in work in coming years, The Post has learned. The deal — hammered out | Read More »
Michael Bloomberg welcomes terrorists to New York City
Michael Bloomberg is nuts. On the same day (Friday, of course) it was announced that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed would be tried in New York City in a civilian court, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani went on Neil Cavuto’s show and blasted that decision. It was one of Giuliani’s finest moments. Said Giuliani: “Khalid Shaikh Mohammed should be treated like the war criminal he | Read More »
Eminent Domain in New York City
I can’t believe I hadn’t heard this story before. Apparently the New York Court of Appeals (New York’s highest state court) will hear the case of Goldstein et al. v. NYS Urban Development Corp (d/b/a Empire State Development Corp., an eminent domain case involving Bruce Ratner, who is attempting to develop 22 acres of land in Brooklyn, including a new arena for the New Jersey | Read More »
Is The NYPD Racial Profiling?
From The Political Commentator A Terror Cell Is Uncovered In Queens Najibullah Zazi is arrested along with his father and another man, charged with plotting a terrorist act against our country. Raids on apartments found the bomb making material, and information found on a computer showed the blueprint for making the bombs. Nazi Khan, whose apartment Zazi stayed at says that he can’t find work. | Read More »
Sickening: The Empire State Building to be Lit up Red and Yellow to Celebrate Communist China’s Founding
If any of you happen to be in New York CIty today, for whatever reason, take a stroll over to the Empire State Building. If you don’t have a chance to be in the city, pay attention to the news if you can. You may notice something…different about its lighting scheme. It’s not always red and yellow, is it? No, it isn’t. The reason it | Read More »