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NYPD Officer Hit by Ferrari Suing Driver for $10 Million

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Hundreds of deadly drivers go free every year in New York City because NYPD protocol limits investigations into crashes which do not appear life-threatening. While no violent incident ever has its upswing, it seems reality star Stephanie Pratt’s boyfriend Julien Chabbott ran over the foot of just the right person to be forced to pay [&hellip
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Chris Brown and Drake Sued for $16M over Soho Club Fight

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Chris Brown, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. By Paul Bisceglio A brawl in June between rapper Chris Brown’s and R&B singer Drake’s crews at Soho’s Greenhouse left nearly two dozen club goers injured. Now, Entertainment Enterprises, which owns the trademark for Greenhouse, is suing the two stars on the grounds that the fight damaged the club’s reputation. The company filed a $16 [&hellip
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One Queensbridge Community Vigilante Knows How to Raise a Stink with Authorities

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Posts, Uncategorized

Raymond Normandeau, press secretary of the Queensbridge Houses Tenants Council in Queens, was tired of the conditions in the Queensbridge housing project where he has lived since 1973, and decided it was time to engage in a little community activism. While he may no longer be a member of the Astoria ambulance corps (or small [&hellip
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Did the NYPD Use Excessive Force on Darius Kennedy in Times Square?

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By Alissa Fleck By now everyone in the City has heard about the shooting by the NYPD of a knife-wielding man in Times Square this weekend. After the incident, officers did what they could to control the flow of information, reported Gothamist, including seizing onlookers’ phones and cameras. Despite their best efforts, tons of witnesses [&hellip
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NYPD’s Night Out Against Crime Enormously Underwhelming, Placates People with Free Things

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Blog, NY Press Exclusive, Opinion and Column, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

The NYPD’s Night Out Against Crime in Union Square last night promised a “neighborhood block party,” but a party, it failed to deliver. The annual event, celebrated by police precincts nationwide to “strengthen neighborhood spirit and heighten drug and crime prevention awareness,” was entirely overwhelmed by ordinary Union Square traffic, and no one—the NYPD least [&hellip
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City Council Members Plan to Launch CeaseFire Program

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There has undeniably been a spate of gun violence in New York City as of late. Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Councilmembers Fernando Cabrera and Jumaane Williams have announced their decision to launch the CeaseFire program, with the aim to reduce city gun violence. The CeaseFire program is a  “public health model designed to reduce [&hellip
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Brookfield Security Company Implements Zero Tolerance Policy for OWS at Zuccotti Park

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By Alissa Fleck Ever since OWS encampments were ejected from Zuccotti Park last fall, Brookfield Properties security company, in conjunction with the NYPD, has drawn up a set of rules aimed at stamping out any fledgling Occupy activity. These rules are “akin to being subjected to a TSA screening” for park patrons, reports Gothamist. Brookfield [&hellip
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