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The aftermath of the Empire State Building shooting

The aftermath of the Empire State Building shooting

08/24/12 04:33PM

In the heart of Midtown Manhattan a tragedy occurred right as the hustling Friday workday was beginning.Right outside the Empire State Building, police say Jeffrey Johnson, a disgruntled former employee opened fire.The suspect reportedly shot and killed a former co-worker outside the building then began walking away from the scene of the crime.As police closed in he opened fire on them resulting in the officers’ returned fire and killed the suspect.New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke earlier today and said this is the beginning of the investigation into what happened this morning. read more

Mayor Michael Bloomberg(C) and police commissioner Ray Kelly(R) hold a press conference after a shooting outside the Empire State Building on August 24.

Bloomberg: 'There's an awful lot of guns out there'

08/24/12 11:59AM

After a shooting Friday morning in midtown Manhattan that left two people dead, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an outspoken gun control advocate, said “there’s an awful lot of guns out there.”Although the city is “on track” to see a record low murder rate this year, the mayor said New York is “not immune to the national problem of gun violence” in this country.Just last night, the Chicago Tribune reported that 19 people were shot in the South and West side portions of the city Thursday evening into Friday morning.Bloomberg called on both political parties to tighten up the country's gu read more

Dexter Gardiner

The Gardiner Memorial Tournament, a True Bronx Tale

08/24/12 09:27AM

            You don’t know Dexter Gardiner, but you should be thankful for him. Every neighborhood has that one person who is completely, selflessly, and maybe even maniacally dedicated to their community. When I was growing up in my hometown, it was Sharon Bacon. When my mother was a child, I’m told it was her father - Babe Kennedy. Well in the Bronx, right now it’s Dexter Gardiner. And last weekend, I was lucky enough to be involved for my second go-around in his foundation’s main event, the Gardiner Family Foundation Memorial Classic. read more

Is the GOP anti-women?

Is the GOP anti-women?

08/23/12 08:00PM

Lea Goldman of Marie Claire, talks about the magazine’s latest issue which takes a look at how the GOP an try to court the women vote. watch

Are you a hero or bystander?

08/23/12 04:47PM

 If you saw someone in trouble would you jump in and help or would you be afraid? A new Wall Street Journal article by Sue Shellenbarger explores why some people rush in and why some people back off. According to her there are certain traits that determine who will try to save someone and who won’t. She even has a quiz to Measure your courage factor.Click here if you want to take the quiz and check out how the Cyclists scored below.  read more