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Entries by Christopher Mathias from 10/2011

Slutwalk NYC 2011 Takes Over Union Square To Protest Slut-Shaming, Victim-Blaming (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.03.2011 | New York

There was an other protest Saturday in New York that didn't end with the arrest of 700 people. Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Union Square...

Lawyers Seek NYPD Docs On 'Demographic Unit' That Eyed Muslims

Posted 10.03.2011 | New York

WASHINGTON — Civil rights lawyers on Monday raised the first opposition to New York Police Department efforts to spy on Muslims, an operation th...

#OccupyWallStreet: Transit Workers Union Files Restraining Order To Prevent NYPD From Using Drivers

Posted 10.04.2011 | New York

The New York City Transit Workers Union filed a restraining order Monday to prevent the NYPD from forcing city bus drivers to transport arrested demon...

#OccupyWallStreet: Zombie Protesters March Past New York Stock Exchange (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.04.2011 | New York

On Monday, Day 17 of the Occupy Wall Street demonstration, about a hundred protesters, dressed as corporate zombies with white face paint, ambled past...

#OccupyWallStreet: Anonymous May Have Threatened To Erase The NYSE From The Internet (VIDEO)

Posted 10.04.2011 | New York

Hackers claiming to belong to the "hacktivist" collective Anonymous have declared war on the New York Stock Exchange in a new video titled "Operation ...

#OccupyWallStreet: Judge Rejects Transport Worker Union's Claim That NYPD Can't Use Buses

Posted 10.05.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- City bus drivers are told when they are hired that they someday may be called upon to assist the police department, a judge noted Tuesday ...

#OccupyWallStreet Grows: MoveOn, Transport Workers Union, Working Families Party, Others Join Protest

Posted 10.05.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) -- A diverse group of powerful unions joined demonstrations near Wall Street on Wednesday, lending some focus, credibility...

Greenpoint Parks' Fifth Death In 15 Months Highlights Area's Homeless Problem

Posted 10.05.2011 | New York

A homeless man hanged himself in a Greenpoint, Brooklyn park on September 23 at around 8:30 PM, police sources told The Brooklyn Paper. Witnesses ...

Mayor Bloomberg Jumps On 9/11 Tribute Bike By American Chopper's Paul Teutul Jr. (VIDEO)

Posted 10.06.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg hopped on a chopper built as a tribute to the new World Trade Center Wednesday. The motorcycle was unveiled near the new World Tra...

#OccupyWallStreet: Tiny, Adorable Pet Squirrel Spotted In Zucotti Park (PHOTO)

Posted 10.06.2011 | New York

The tiniest, furriest, cutest protester who didn't get pepper-sprayed by the NYPD Wednesday was a squirrel. Amy Sly, the Visual Designer for Buzzf...

New York City Council Admits They're Powerless To Oversee NYPD Spy Unit

Posted 10.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Nobody in New York government has the expertise and authority to oversee the police department's secret intelligence operations, a le...

#OccupyWallStreet: An Eclectic Group At Wednesday's Massive Manhattan March (VIDEO)

Posted 10.07.2011 | New York

The #OccupyWallStreet protest swelled to its largest size Wednesday in lower Manhattan. Young and old, labor unions and advocacy groups, and those...

Traditional Yom Kippur Chicken Slaughter In Orthodox Community Causes Controversy (VIDEO)

Posted 10.07.2011 | New York

Yom Kippur, the most sacred day on the Jewish calendar, kicks off at sundown Friday and lasts until nightfall Saturday. Synagogues across the count...

Occupy Wall Street In American History: An Interview With NYU Professor Robert Cohen

Posted 10.07.2011 | New York

The Occupy Wall Street protest has exceeded the expectations of most. Many in the media initially scoffed at the few hundred demonstrators that gather...

Occupy Wall Street: 'Right Here All Over' Documents The Protest Community In Zucotti Park (VIDEO)

Posted 10.10.2011 | New York

With all the talk about Occupy Wall Street and what the growing demonstrations mean for the country, it's easy to forget the day-to-day reality of the...

Occupy Wall Street: Jeff Magnum, Talib Kweli, Anti-Flag And The Music Of Zucotti Park (VIDEOS)

Posted 10.10.2011 | New York

There is no amplification allowed in Zucotti Park, home of the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York. It's why protesters have to use "the people's m...

Occupy Wall Street Protests Target NYC Millionaires

Posted 10.11.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Hundreds of protesters, emboldened by the growing national Occupy Wall Street movement, streamed through midtown Manhattan on Tuesday in w...

NYPD Release Video Of Morningside Park Sex Assault Suspect

Posted 10.11.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN — Police have released surveillance footage of a man suspected of a Morningside Park sex assault that occurred on Sunday. The suspect is ...

Michael 'Mike The Butcher' Virtuoso Kept Rolodex Of Mob Ties At Brooklyn Butcher Shop

Posted 10.11.2011 | New York

FBI agents got an extra juicy slice of inside info on the mafia this summer when they arrested a Brooklyn butcher, according to a new report. Mich...

Occupy Wall Street: NYPD Officer Bologna's Arrest Sought In Pepper-Spray Incident

Posted 10.12.2011 | New York

By Sean Gardiner, Wall Street Journal A lawyer for an anti-Wall Street protester hit by pepper spray while being detained by police asked the Manha...

New York Teacher Layoffs Hit Three Percent: Council Of Superintendents Report

Posted 10.12.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Layoffs hit nearly 3 percent of teachers in New York this year, according to a survey released Tuesday by the state Council of S...

Brooklyn Best Buy Robbed Of $112K In iPads

Posted 10.12.2011 | New York

Four fast-moving bandits broke into a Brooklyn Best Buy early Tuesday morning and swiped over $100,000 worth of iPads, ABC News reports. At around ...

STD Diagnosis Rates Up In Greenwich Village Women

Posted 10.12.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN — Sexually transmitted disease diagnosis rates have risen among Greenwich Village women in recent years, according to analysis of the late...

Professor Irwin Corey, Legendary Comedian, Panhandles For Change On 35th Street (VIDEO)

Posted 10.12.2011 | New York

97 year-old standup comedian Irwin Corey, aka Professor Irwin Corey,The World's Foremost Authority, spends his day at a red light on East 35th street,...

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Believe Zuccotti Park Cleaning A Ploy To End Occupation

Posted 10.13.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg believes Occupy Wall Street protesters have a right to freedom of speech at a Manhattan park, but n...