The first smart-growth development in Hicksville — a vacant building transformed into shared work space with 18 new apartments above — is just steps from the railroad station. Oyster Bay town leaders say it’s template to transform Hicksville into a vibrant walkable downtown. … [Read more...] about Long Island’s Hicksville Begins Downtown Renovation It Hopes Will Bring In Millennials To Live And Work
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• Bloomberg’s novel anti-gun initiative — going after out-of-state dealers — is paying off. (It also shows an unusually, um, national-minded thinking from a city mayor). Six gun stores in outlying states have agreed to let court officials monitor their sales; twelve more are being sued into agreement. [NYT]Daily News has a cover story that would drive O. Henry to suicide: A Staten Island woman gets the news of her fiancé’s death in Iraq, followed two hours later by a FedExed engagement ring from him. We don’t normally fall for the human-face-of-war stuff from our tabs, but Christ. [NYDN]D.J. Carl Blaze of Power 105.1 is in the hospital after getting shot “at least 13 times.” The details are murky, and the shooter took Blaze’s $20,000 gold chain, but the hail of bullets appears far too excessive for a robbery. [NYP]WNBC]amNY] … [Read more...] about Bloomberg Succeeds in Prying Guns From Warm, Live Hands
During his time as an officer on Staten Island, Mourad was included in three lawsuits brought by citizens alleging civil rights violations. In one case, a plaintiff claimed that he had been the victim of an illegal stop-and-frisk by Mourad and other policemen. In another case, two men alleged that they had been “falsely arrested” by Mourad and others; a third said that Mourad and his team “pulled his pants and underwear” during his arrest. Meanwhile, Cordova was once accused of making an “illegal stop” inside a Manhattan building, where he punched a plaintiff in the face. Another sued for emotional distress after Cordova placed him facedown in a puddle while arresting him. … [Read more...] about Cops Who Shot Kimani Gray Both Have History of Alleged Civil Rights Abuses
So what happened tonight? It got really crazy out there.What do you think about all this? I mean, honestly — that video. Eric Garner looked so scared.Right, but he wasn’t fighting the cops. He was just standing there with his hands up.So you don’t think this is a race thing?But this is happening everywhere. I mean, Ferguson — there have been so many of these cases for so long.Pantaleo came up during the Kelly years. You think he overreacted?But there’s so much anger against the NYPD.Those protesters who filled the streets tonight can’t all be criminals. yourself. … [Read more...] about ‘It’s Past the Point of No Return’: An NYPD Officer Opens Up About What Went Wrong in the Eric Garner Case
As controversial as James Comey’s firing may be, one thing’s for sure: The FBI is now hiring. Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a 20-year Bureau veteran, will serve as acting director in the interim, but it seems likely that President Donald Trump will make good on his desire for “new leadership.” … [Read more...] about Will Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Be the Next FBI Director?