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All I know is that I’ve been to a lot of places and I will always prefer New York City.

thepeoplesrecord:

NYPD cops beat man during solidarity protest for Michael Brown in East Village; video
August 21, 2014

NYPD cops beat a man Wednesday night during a solidarity protest for Michael Brown, a video shows, although the circumstances surrounding the attack remained unclear early Thursday.

The 45-second video begins after police officers and the man have started arguing in the middle of a dark street in the East Village. It was not apparent what prompted officers to react so forcefully.

When asked for a comment on the video, police said the man was taken into custody on E. 10th St. near Ave. D, issued a C-summons for disorderly conduct and then released. They described his actions before the violent encounter as “tumultuous behavior.”

Demonstrators marched through the Lower East Side and in Union Square over the death of Brown, the unarmed black teen gunned down by a white cop in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9. Brown’s killing followed the July 17 death of Eric Garner, 43, who was put in a chokehold by cops in Staten Island.

The Wednesday night video, taken from a BlackBerry and posted on Facebook, shows officers punching and tackling a man to the ground while protesters stand around shouting at the cops.

"Don’t shoot him! Don’t shoot him!" one woman yells as the melee begins.

"Yo, you knocked him out," another man shouts as a swarm of officers arrive at the scene.

A crowd of protesters surrounded the officers chanting “Hands up, don’t shoot,” which has become the motto for Brown protests around the country.

The clip ends with a group yelling, “Cops, pigs, murders,” at the responding officers.

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(via betthearm)

Tagged with:  #nyc  #vintage  #70s  #times square
shortformblog:

Know the Elmos in Times Square, along with the Hello Kitties, Batmen, and Iron Men? They’re unionizing.

shortformblog:

Know the Elmos in Times Square, along with the Hello Kitties, Batmen, and Iron Men? They’re unionizing.

nyclandmarkscommission:

A fire escape zigzagging across a building facade is an iconic New York image. Builders had their choice of many styles, from simple and functional to ornate and intricate designs; among those choices were these three from the 1904 J.L. Mott Iron Works catalog. (NYPL)

nyclandmarkscommission:

A fire escape zigzagging across a building facade is an iconic New York image. Builders had their choice of many styles, from simple and functional to ornate and intricate designs; among those choices were these three from the 1904 J.L. Mott Iron Works catalog. (NYPL)

(via bobbycaputo)

nyclandmarkscommission:

Chrysler Building visible from atop the Empire State Building construction site, 1931. Safe to say this worker didn’t have a fear of heights! (MCNY)

nyclandmarkscommission:

Chrysler Building visible from atop the Empire State Building construction site, 1931. Safe to say this worker didn’t have a fear of heights! (MCNY)

(via bobbycaputo)

Tagged with:  #Chrysler Building
untappedcities:

Untapped Staff Picks: Destroyed NYC Landmarks, Street Art for Traffic Deaths http://ift.tt/1srJXsi

untappedcities:

Untapped Staff Picks: Destroyed NYC Landmarks, Street Art for Traffic Deaths http://ift.tt/1srJXsi

fastcodesign:

App Turns NYC Subway Maps Into Interactive Data Visualizations

If you’re a New Yorker who likes to nerd out about maps, urbanism, and data visualization, a new app called Tunnel Vision will be like poetry to your eyes. But even if you’re not into any of those things, it might make dismal waits on subway platforms a little more fun.

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(via laughterkey)

breakingnews:

Official: NYPD chokehold killed man
NBC New York: A New York City medical examiner has ruled the death of Eric Garner, 43, a homicide, saying a chokehold while in police custody killed him.  
The examiner said Garner’s asthma, obesity and hypertensive cardiovascular disease were contributing factors.
A video showed Garner in what appears to be a chokehold during his arrest. He can be heard gasping “I can’t breathe” multiple times.
The New York Police Department has not commented on the report.
Photo: AP via nbcnewyork.com

breakingnews:

Official: NYPD chokehold killed man

NBC New York: A New York City medical examiner has ruled the death of Eric Garner, 43, a homicide, saying a chokehold while in police custody killed him. 

The examiner said Garner’s asthma, obesity and hypertensive cardiovascular disease were contributing factors.

A video showed Garner in what appears to be a chokehold during his arrest. He can be heard gasping “I can’t breathe” multiple times.

The New York Police Department has not commented on the report.

Photo: AP via nbcnewyork.com

BREAKING: Medical examiner says chokehold by police officer caused death of NYC man; ruled homicide. - AP

aatombomb:

If he doesn’t go to jail I’m going to start looting.

(Source: brooklynmutt)