Hot 97 Summer Jam: Nicki Minaj, Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, J. Cole, Wale, Meek Mill, DJ Khaled, Waka Flocka, Trey Songz, Maino, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, French Montana, Mavado, Tyga, Slaughterhouse (and Nas and Lauryn Hill)
Sunday, June 3
Better than: Seeing a Nicki Minaj concert.
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New York's Taxi of Tomorrow, said to be a big step up from the Crown Vic fleet circulating the city, might be so yesterday.
That's because embattled mayoral candidate/ Comptroller John Liu, who has become very vocal on a variety of issues as his campaign progresses, will not ink the agreement unle ... More >>
In the race to replace Mike Bloomberg as mayor, two expected candidates -- who are trailing behind two frontrunners, according to a recent NY1 poll -- have made headlines this week that are of interest.
City Comptroller John Liu has tried to stay on-task and on-message since he was dealt a major bl ... More >>
A 26-year-old driver going the wrong-way on the FDR Drive was responsible for a crash that left two dead, Eyewitness News reported. The driver, in a Nissan Maxima, hit a Dodge Caravan driven by a 53-year-old man. The Caravan was going southbound -- the correct direction -- when the Nissan, coming no ... More >>
via FacebookEarly Sunday morning, Occupy Maine protesters were attacked by an unknown assailant who threw a chemical bomb at their encampment. The Portland Press Herald reports that no one was hurt by the bomb, "which consisted of chemicals poured into a plastic Gatorade container." The assai ... More >>
A member of the United States Marine Corp Reserve, Yonathan Melaku, 22, was arrested today for carrying a backpack containing "five pounds of something labeled ammonium nitrate," material that could make a bomb, as well as automatic weapon ammunition, near the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. ABC ... More >>
Remember that competition over what the "Taxi of Tomorrow" would be? There is a winner, and it is Nissan, based on their NV200 minivan design. Mayor Bloomberg will announce the news today. The Nissan won, reports the Daily News, because it got the best scores in interior legroom and durabilit ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg and the Taxi and Limousine Commission are tired of those Crown Vics. At a press conference today, the city announced three finalists in a contest to choose a new, custom-built car model to replace the city's fleet of taxicabs. See pictures of whatever high-tech deathtrap-on-wh ... More >>
Illustration via Crain's New York BusinessAt the beginning of the year, the Bloomberg administration pitched the ambitious and dreamily titled idea of the Taxi Cab of Tomorrow, tomorrow being 2014 (maybe then we should call it the Taxi Cab of Today, or the Incomplete Transportation Fiasco?). ... More >>
Police are asking for the public's assistance in locating Adam Bilal, aka "AB," 24, who's wanted in connection with the shooting of three victims.
On Sunday, April 10, 2010, at approximately 2:35 p.m. at 275 Halsey St., police responded to a call of two individuals shot at the location. A female ... More >>
Still not in the least sick of hearing this song come on the radio--whether in the original, menacing Juelz Santana/Lloyd Banks vintage, the Joell Ortiz "Nissan, Honda, Chevy" remix, or the blistering Fabolous remake from There Is No Competition 2. That said, they somehow found a whips-n-vixens vi ... More >>
And Chris Brown and Drake will be its "first" cover subjects, reports Ad Age. We will now ceremoniously omit the joke about how certain creative entities went down in public flames and are now both on the comeback trail--we love VIBE and its dispossessed staff too dearly (plus very occasional ... More >>
Plans are moving apace to purposely set up a "toxic bank" full of poisonous assets to further bail out those banks that had greedily and recklessly accumulated them.
Call it Shitibank. And give it the naming rights to the new baseball stadium for the New York Mets, taking the moniker awa ... More >>
Al Jazeera reporting on the war in Gaza
Will somebody please call this a war?
You won't find the word "war" in this morning's lede story in the New York Times on Israel's bombardment and invasion of Gaza.
Is the Times afraid of offending New York's Jews, especially the right-wing Jewish establ ... More >>