“I need to get experience against good guys,” said Duke’s star forward Jabari Parker after the Blue Devils lost to Arizona 66-72 at the NIT Season Tip-Off final. Up until Thanksgiving weekend, the freshman phenom had lived a charmed basketball life during the season’s infancy. Parker faced an Arizona front line that went 6 feet 9 inches, 6 feet 8 inches and 7 feet.
Derailment of a Metro-North train near Spuyten Duyvil Station in the Bronx
The Association to Benefit Children (ABC), an organization that traffics in serving the economically disadvantaged, held its annual “Turkey Day” at its East Harlem location
A council hearing centered on Int. No. 1177, an amendment to the administrative code of the city of New York that would require businesses to keep electronic records of the names, addresses and items of sale or purchase.
the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a decision that didn’t surprise Walmart employees: The company had violated workers’ rights around the country
After 12 years of treating New York City like an unattainable luxury item, many progressive New Yorkers are looking forward to the end of Michael Bloomberg’s reign.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) recently announced that it overestimated the proposed fare hikes for 2015 and 2017, and New Yorkers won’t feel the pinch as much as expected. “MTA cost-cutting measures have been more effective than anticipated,” read an MTA statement. “As outlined in the Final Proposed 2014 Budget and Four-Year Financial Plan, the growth of agency expenses in 2014 will be limited to 1.96 percent, which is in line with the rate of inflation.”
The United Federation of Teachers might have to watch the movie “300” for inspiration, because they’re feeling pressure from all sides. While fighting against the rushed implementation of a policy, the union is meeting a new battle creeping up behind them.
An operation involving dozens of police departments from around the globe has resulted in mass arrests in a worldwide child pornography ring. Last Thursday, Toronto police said that 348 people had been arrested as part of a three-year pornography investigation and at least 386 sexually abused children had been rescued globally as well.
A recent report from New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office suggests that the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk practices are ultimately futile.