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Christopher Mathias
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New York Editor at The Huffington Post.

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NYPD Officer Shoots And Kills Unarmed Man In Brooklyn

(607) Comments | Posted November 21, 2014 | 11:46 AM

The fatal police shooting of an unarmed man in Brooklyn Thursday night appears to have been an "unfortunate tragedy," New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton said Friday.

The victim, Akai Gurley, 28, had spent the evening at his girlfriend’s apartment inside the Louis Pink housing projects, Bratton told...

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맨해튼 상공은 이런 풍경이다! (사진, 동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 2:35 PM

하늘에서 바라본 뉴욕은 도로에서 바라본 뉴욕보다 훨씬 매력적이다.

작가이자 배우였던 조지 플림톤은 뉴욕에 대해 이렇게 말한 적이 있다.

"뉴욕은 공중에서 내려다보면 도시가 텅 빈 듯 움직임이 느껴지지 않는다. '바글거리는' '시끄러운' 등 뉴욕을 형용하는 단어는 도로에서 도시를 바라볼 때나 적합하다. 하늘 위에서는 해당이 되지 않는다."

바로 그 뉴욕을...

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They Said People Would Die If Stop And Frisk Was Reformed. Here's What Really Happened

(134) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 1:54 PM

“More black Americans and more Hispanic Americans are going to die,” said Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.

“It will end in buckets of blood on city streets,” wrote The New York Post’s Andrea Peyser.

“[T]he blood of new crime victims will be on their...

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New York's Largest Jail To Open Housing Unit For Transgender Women

(10) Comments | Posted November 18, 2014 | 9:48 PM

NEW YORK -- The country’s second-largest jail will open a housing unit this week for transgender women, officials announced Tuesday, in a historic effort to protect transgender inmates from violence, rape and harassment.

The New York City Department of Correction said that the new housing unit at the Rikers...

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PHOTOS. La vue spectaculaire à partir d'un hélicoptère survolant Manhattan

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2014 | 5:17 AM

PAYSAGES - George Plimpton a écrit jadis : "D’en haut, la ville paraît vide, peu de mouvements sont perceptibles. Tous les adjectifs qu’on emploie pour décrire New York (grouillante, animée, cacophonique, etc.) ne trouvent écho qu’au niveau du sol. Du ciel, ils ne s’appliquent tout simplement pas". Voilà...

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La vue spectaculaire à partir d'un hélicoptère survolant Manhattan

(0) Comments | Posted November 15, 2014 | 10:07 AM

George Plimpton a écrit jadis : "D’en haut, la ville paraît vide, peu de mouvements sont perceptibles. Tous les adjectifs qu’on emploie pour décrire New York (grouillante, animée, cacophonique, etc.) ne trouvent écho qu’au niveau du sol. Du ciel, ils ne s’appliquent tout simplement pas". Voilà pourquoi les...

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Mayor Bill De Blasio Breaks With Progressives Over Stop-And-Frisk Legislation

(8) Comments | Posted November 13, 2014 | 6:28 PM

NEW YORK -- Two New York City Council members -- both of whom support a bill that would dramatically change the way that police officers stop people on the street -- say that they themselves have been stopped and frisked by police.

“When it happened to me, I assumed...

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La vue spectaculaire à partir d'un hélicoptère survolant Manhattan (PHOTOS)

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2014 | 12:21 PM

George Plimpton a écrit jadis : «D’en haut, la ville paraît vide, peu de mouvements sont perceptibles. Tous les adjectifs qu’on emploie pour décrire New York (grouillante, animée, cacophonique, etc.) ne trouvent écho qu’au niveau du sol. Du ciel, il ne s’applique tout simplement pas». Voilà pourquoi les...

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Stop-And-Frisk Is Declining, But Advocates Say The NYPD's Real Problem Hasn't Changed

(9) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 7:30 PM

The New York City Police Department is on pace to stop, question, and/or frisk about 50,000 New Yorkers this year, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton said Monday, which represents a significant drop from last year.

"This year, as of today, we’ve done about 45,000, so we’ll probably end the year...

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Así es como luce volar sobre Manhattan

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2014 | 10:07 AM

George Plimpton escribió una vez, "Desde arriba, la ciudad luce vacía: tan poco se mueve que es discernible. Todos los adjetivos descriptivos sobre Nueva York –'repleto', 'bullicioso', 'cacofónico' y demás– son pertinentes sólo a nivel de la calle. Desde arriba simplemente no aplican". Y es por eso que...

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Ending New York City's Low-Level Marijuana Arrests Doesn't Fix The Problem

(53) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 9:55 PM

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to arrest fewer people for marijuana possession drew cautious optimism from elected officials and advocates on Monday, but they said they feared black and Latino men will continue to be disproportionately affected by marijuana laws.

De Blasio and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton Monday...

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This Is What It's Like To Fly Above Manhattan

(2) Comments | Posted November 10, 2014 | 4:16 PM

George Plimpton once wrote, “From above, the city looks empty: so little moves that is discernible. All the descriptive adjectives about New York -- ‘teeming,’ ‘bustling,’ ‘cacophonous,’ and so forth -- are pertinent only at the street level. From above they simply do not apply.” And that's why...

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This Is What Half A Million Smuggled Cigarettes Look Like

(12) Comments | Posted November 7, 2014 | 5:22 PM

A Staten Island man's lucrative cigarette-smuggling business went up in smoke this week, authorities announced Friday, after a seven-month investigation revealed he was in possession of over half a million untaxed cigarettes.

smokes


Michael Zekry, 67, was pulled over by police in the New Springville...

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How An Undercover Investigator Smuggled Heroin Into America's Second-Largest Jail

(6) Comments | Posted November 6, 2014 | 4:19 PM

An undercover investigator posing as a guard at the country’s second-largest jail was able to easily smuggle $22,000 worth of contraband into the facility on multiple occasions, a new report reveals.

The report, released Thursday by the New York City Department of Investigations, exposes what the department...

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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton To Critics: ‘I'm Not Going Anywhere'

(4) Comments | Posted November 5, 2014 | 6:18 PM

NEW YORK -- Toward the end of a press conference announcing his new second-in-command Wednesday, Commissioner Bill Bratton of the New York City Police Department took a moment to address his critics.

"I'm not going anywhere," he said. "For those trying to push me out the door, you better...

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Michael Bloomberg Owns A Lot Of .NYC Domains -- And Some Of Them Are Pretty Amusing

(1) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 1:57 PM

Michael Bloomberg critics may be disappointed to learn that they won't be able to use BloombergFail.nyc to slam the former mayor. That's because Bloomberg owns BloombergFail.nyc and a host of other domain names.

A law firm representing the former three-term New York City mayor bought up hundreds of...

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'RIP Taylor Swift' Mural Mourns The Death Of New York City

(7) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 5:13 PM

When Taylor Swift was named New York City’s “global welcome ambassador” last week by the city’s tourism board, Kara Mullins and Osvaldo Jimenez had an idea.

The couple commissioned local graffiti legend Chico (aka Antonio Garcia) -- who they knew through mutual friends -- to...

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New York City Can Finally Move Ahead With Stop-And-Frisk Settlement

(22) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 8:50 PM

NEW YORK -- Lawmakers and advocates rejoiced Friday after a federal appeals court refused to allowNew York City police unions to intervene in the city’s sweeping stop-and-frisk settlement. The decision removed the last major obstacle for Mayor Bill de Blasio in reforming the police department's use of the...

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Advocates Demand The NYPD Stop Handcuffing 5-Year-Olds

(6) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 4:57 PM

NEW YORK -- Alecia Cabral says her 5-year-old son, a child with special needs, still has “faint marks” on his wrists from when school safety officers tied him to a chair with Velcro straps.

“My son has trauma, he can’t sleep by himself anymore,” Cabral said in a statement...

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NYC's Subway System Just Turned 110. Here's What The Trains Used To Look Like.

(2) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 3:55 PM

In celebration of the New York City subway's 110th birthday this week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority rolled out some vintage "nostalgia" trains along the 2/3 track between 96th Street and Times Square-42nd Street on Sunday.

There were two trains: the four-car Low Voltage train, which ran until the...

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