Washington Square Park, Madison Square Park, Bryant Park and other public spaces were once potter’s fields. Human remains have been unearthed in Washington Square over the years, and most likely linger in other city parks.
Source The New York Times
Fire officials say a fire tearing through a recycling plant in Brooklyn has made the building so unstable that firefighters are being forced to fight the blaze from outside, and it could take a long time to put…
This is relitivly far from my house, yet the whole block stinks and is smokey. Pretty insane! i could see the flames earlier.
No other NSA program disclosed to date has swallowed a nation’s telephone network whole.
Source Washington Post
Jackson’s first contract paid him $13,500 plus a $5,000 signing bonus. He’ll make more than twice that each day under his new deal, which is believed to be worth more than $15 million per year…
There’s a lot in this story, including a DEP release, but to make it short and sweet: if you live in Greenpoint - especially east of McGuiness Boulevard - get ready for some loud noises and some really bad smells.
“The Upper East Side is very inconvenient for 20-somethings,” Ms. Murray said. “The type of people we want to be with are all downtown.” She therefore conducts her social life in and around Union Square, and either waits an hour for the No. 6 train home in the wee hours of the morning or reluctantly ponies up for a cab.
Any newsroom in which the black staffer is expected to speak up for blackness while the white staffers only have to speak for themselves is a newsroom that’s failing.
In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive. In others, it has sent out spam emails laced with the malware, which can be tailored to covertly record audio from a computer’s microphone and take snapshots with its webcam. The hacking systems have also enabled the NSA to launch cyberattacks by corrupting and disrupting file downloads or denying access to websites.
Source The Wall Street Journal
It’s refreshing to remember that some of America’s oldest institutions embrace change—make room for women and racial and ethnic diversity—more willingly and with more alacrity than, say, the modern G.O.P., or the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. It’s even more refreshing when those institutions happen also to sell delicious pickled herring in cream sauce.