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I snapped this pic of a protester at New York’s “emergency meetup” outside Senator Gillibrand and Senator Schumer’s midtown offices. Then I ran home to write this story.
One of your tumblrs had quite the adventure today!
Niagara Falls Goes Rainbow
The falls hosted what is believed to be New York’s first gay marriage early this morning, presided over by the city’s mayor.
(photo via lgbtqnation)
Elliott Erwitt - New York, 1956 (@ newyorker.com)
B&W photos + old school New York + plumage. What’s not to love?
THIS IS F’ING SWEET.
We have just been empowered to announce that this will be our new World Headquarters.
The New York Police Department has stepped up security at the headquarters of the Comedy Central cable channel after an Islamic extremist Web site posted apparent threats to the creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, for making fun of the Prophet Muhammad. Paul Browne, NYPD deputy commissioner and chief spokesman, says that his department for some time has been aware of the small group, which appears to organize around a now-unreachable Web site called RevolutionMuslim.com, at least one of whose purported leaders posted threats against South Park after the scatological cartoon series made fun of Muhammad, Jesus, and the icons of several other major religions, as well as numerous prominent Hollywood celebrities, in a two-part story celebrating the program’s 200th episode. “We were aware of the threat before it surfaced and took precautions to safeguard the offices of Comedy Central,” Browne says. He declined to discuss the security measures in further detail or to disclose how NYPD managed to get advance warning that the cartoon and its producers were going to be threatened.
The MTA’s Tunnel Boring Machine for the 2nd Ave Subway arrived on April 21, to a to chillwave soundtrack, apparently.
We feel like we should add the tunnel to our Places of Interest map.
Oh my God. The Tiger has arrived.
It’s time to get rid of the “Sex and the City” image and start making New York a city where people can have both sex and children. This will become more important as the millennial generation enters its late 20s and early 30s later this decade. This is when many young migrants to the city, including upwardly mobile immigrants, typically become ex–New Yorkers.
Despite all the “back to the city” hype, New York over the past decade suffered one of the highest rates of out-migration of any region in the country. Young singles may come to New York, but many leave as they get older and have families. An analysis by the city controller’s office in 2005 found that people leaving the city were three times more likely to have children than those arriving.
Joel Klotkin, "Why New York City Needs a New Economic Strategy"