Bratton on Eric Garner Death: ‘I Personally Don’t Think That Race Was a Factor’

Posted by jjorgensen2014 on: July 22nd, 2014 | Bill Bratton, eric garner, General, News, NYPD, Staten Island

“I personally don’t think that race was a factor in the incident involved in this tragic death,” Mr. Bratton told the Observer Tuesday.

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NYPD: Brooklyn Bridge Flags Appear to Be Stars and Stripes Bleached White

Posted by jjorgensen2014 on: July 22nd, 2014 | Bill Bratton, brooklyn bridge flag, General, John Miller, News

The NYPD doesn’t know why somebody replaced the Brooklyn Bridge’s American flags with white ones, and they don’t believe it’s terror-related — but they’re not taking it lightly.

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‘MasterChef’ Recap 5×9 – ‘Home Cook Down’

Posted by dgrantobserver on: July 22nd, 2014 | General, Gordon Ramsay, Masterchef, News, recap

Only 13 home cooks left, so get ready for a lot of unlucky number references and a tough competition. The 13 enter the kitchen and the judges are standing in front of a huge metal case. We see a clip of Cutter’s very clear explanation why he’ll probably win this Mystery Box challenge: “We see a big huge box on stage. I’m from Texas. We like everything big. So I’m thinking right off the bat, boom, advantage Cutter.” Who can argue with the reasoning? Texas big, box big, Cutter win? Not this freelance recapper. Guess Cutter will be back in the pantry after this Mystery Box, safe from Elimination Challenge. Besides the enormous box, there is a regular size box in front of each home cook. Gordon Ramsay instructs the home cooks to lift their boxes which reveal a single knife stuck into a cutting board. So the cooks will have to cut something with a knife. Very interesting.

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Buick Regal, Volvo S60 Rank with German Luxury Cars in CR Testing

Posted by Jason Siu on: July 22nd, 2014 | Auto, General

Buick Regal, Volvo S60 Rank with German Luxury Cars in CR Testing Buick Regal, Volvo S60 Rank with German Luxury Cars in CR Testing
The Buick Regal and Volvo S60 are improved enough to rival offerings from BMW and Mercedes-Benz. According to the latest issue of Consumer Reports, the Buick Regal now ranks among the top upscale sports sedans in today’s market, finishing just one point shy of the class-leading BMW 328i. The Regal, which scored 83 points and tied… more

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Home on the Range: Historic Tribeca Townhouse Sells for $5.5 M.

Posted by cpomorski on: July 22nd, 2014 | 37 Harrison Street, Eugenia Wiener, General, News, Norman Wiener, Transfers

In the mid 1970s, Norman and Eugenia Wiener, a painter and a sculptor who were living in Manhattan on 20th Street, struck a bargain whose tremendous long-term value no one could have predicted, when they bought from the city for just $55,000 a diminutive three-bedroom townhouse in a quiet alcove of Tribeca at 37 Harrison Street.

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Chrysler Recalls 790K SUVs for Ignition Switch Issue

Posted by Jason Siu on: July 22nd, 2014 | Auto, General

Chrysler Recalls 790K SUVs for Ignition Switch Issue Chrysler Recalls 790K SUVs for Ignition Switch Issue
Chrysler is planning to recall even more vehicles related to an ignition switch issue. According to a recent statement from the American automaker, the company will be recalling certain 2006-2007 Jeep Commander and 2005-2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles with approximately 792,300 affected. The company is still in the investigation phase and engineers are currently working… more

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Convertible Owners More Educated, Affluent: Study

Posted by Jason Siu on: July 22nd, 2014 | Auto, General

Convertible Owners More Educated, Affluent: Study Convertible Owners More Educated, Affluent: Study
A new study about convertible owners might surprise you. According to Experian Automotive, convertible owners are more educated and affluent, despite the fact that convertible sales have been on the decline in recent years. Focusing on the first quarter of 2014, the study found that half of all convertible buyers have at least a bachelor’s… more

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No NHTSA Officials Fired or Disciplined Over GM Recall

Posted by Stephen Elmer on: July 22nd, 2014 | Auto, General

No NHTSA Officials Fired or Disciplined Over GM Recall No NHTSA Officials Fired or Disciplined Over GM Recall
Although it looks like complaint data was handled improperly regarding GM’s ignition switch recall, no employees have been fired or disciplined at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In late 2007, NHTSA decided not to open a probe into a massive amount of GM cars, even after a senior agency official pointed out that four of the accidents resulted in… more

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