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‘HiddenCash’ scavenger hunts spread to New York City and Houston

@HiddenCash rolls out $2,000 treasure hunt to New York (via AFP) The frenzied scavenger hunt for large sums of cash hidden in public hit New York on Saturday, with $2,000 in envelopes stashed across Central Park and Brooklyn. The brainchild of a group of wealthy friends in California, it is…

Rockefeller family member killed when small plane crashes on takeoff near NYC

A member of the powerful Rockefeller family was killed on Friday when his small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport north of New York City, a family spokesman said. Dr. Richard Rockefeller of Falmouth, Maine, was the only person on board the Piper PA-46 aircraft when it went…

NYPD: Strippers drugged men, dragged them to clubs and rang up bills worth thousands

N.J. doctor sued by NYC gentlemen’s club was actually drugged by strippers, report says (via NJ.com) Four strippers are accused of drugging wealthy customers and then taking them to New York City strip clubs where they racked up large credit card bills without their consent, according to a report from…

Under new mayor, New York City continues legal fight to limit the size of sodas

New York City took its fight to limit the size of sodas and other sweet drinks blamed by some for obesity back to an appeals court Wednesday. The regulation, spearheaded by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in May 2012, has been staunchly opposed by restaurants, movie theaters and soda makers. Opponents…

Federal judge upholds NYPD surveillance against Muslims

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City’s secret police surveillance of mosques, Muslim businesses and a Muslim student group in New Jersey did not violate the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge ruled on Thursday. U.S. District Judge William Martini in Newark, New Jersey, threw out a lawsuit…

Mao dse Blasio is America’s new Sandanista communist mayor president dictator guy

As you are no doubt aware, New York City is the absolute ground-zero straw-that-stirs-the-drink center of the universe from which all things good and bad and important and insignificant flow and its gravitational pull is inescapable and ruthless so you might as well quit resisting and just put on a…

Global fireworks party welcomes in 2014

Times Square erupted in joy and a shower of multi-colored confetti as New York City’s famed crystal ball eased down to mark the year’s final seconds and usher in 2014 on Wednesday. A wave of spectacular firework displays boomed and glittered around the globe to ring in the New Year,…

Happy Xmas (War on Christmas over). We lost.

Despite our best efforts, it looks like Christmas is on and is happening and you cannot stop it.  You win Fox News. You’re too darn smart for us. Meanwhile… Merry Whateverfloatsyourboatmas from New York City where I am spending the holidays with the L&T Casey (for you newbies, that is my…

New York City votes to bans e-cigarettes in public places

New York City has voted to extend its strict smoking ban to e-cigarettes, barring them from bars, restaurants, parks, beaches and other public places. The bill, approved late Thursday, is expected to be signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the coming days and will then come into effect after 180…

Muslim woman alleges co-workers at New York City’s The New School used racist slurs towards her, files lawsuit

A Clifton Muslim woman filed a lawsuit on Friday alleging her co-workers at The New School in Manhattan routinely used racist slurs towards her forcing her to quit her job. Jamilah Moudiab, who quit her job as an international…  …

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