Tag Archives: New York

New York’s Upper West Side Rat Problem Getting Worse

New York City have removed 110 trash cans and now the city’s rat problem is worse than ever. Since 2014 the city has seen a 38% increase in rat complaints in the city, despite Mayor de Blasio spending $32 million to try and fix the problem.

The rodents are attracted to overflowing trash cans, as it is an easy food source. Campaigners say the problem will not improve until a better system for the city’s garbage is put in place.

Read More: USA today

Why are New Yorker’s Leaving the City?

The numbers are plain: New York’s population is falling, for the first time in more than 10 years. New York was once the have-to-be-place for anyone who wanted to make it big in media, fashion, tech, or banking. But now with the ability to remotely work this is no longer the case.

And with the high taxes, high cost of living, crumbling infrastructure, poor schools, and dysfunctional transit system New Yorkers who can are choosing to leave.

Read More: New York Post


The driver of the SUV hijacked by the Boston bombers has spoken of how he escaped and helped police capture the bombers.

It has emerged that the brothers were planning to drive to New York and detonate their remaining explosive devices in Times Square. However, their plan began to fall apart when the brothers realised the SUV did not have enough gas to make it to New York, and the driver, who is being called “Danny”, explained how he was able to flee from the car whilst the older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, was distracted by the satellite navigation device.

After Danny escaped he contacted police, and told them how he had left his iPhone in the car, to enable police to track the vehicle.

Police were able to corner the suspects within hours, in the Boston suburb of Watertown, where the elder brother was shot dead in the shoot out that ensued.

In further developments it has emerged that the Tsarnaev brothers mother, Zubeidat Tsarnaeva, 46, was placed on the US watch list of potential terrorists in 2011, after security warnings from the Russian authorities. Since the Boston bombings Zubeidat Tsarnaeva has made emotional pleas to the media declaring her sons were innocent, and had been framed.

Read More: The Telegraph


Thursday 4th and Friday 5th of April saw the Lincoln Centre in New York host the annual “Women in the World” Conference. The Women in the World Foundation was born out of Newsweek and The Daily Beast’s annual Women’s Summit, and seeks to advance the rights of women and girls worldwide.

The 2013 conference was attended by over 2,500 women from across the world, and saw many big names converge on New York City. Keynote speakers included Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, and Oprah Winfrey.

Under discussion were issues like safe access to maternity services for women in third world countries, the plight of orphans, education for girls in countries where girls rarely have the opportunity, human trafficking, and the horrors women face in war zones like present day Syria.

The conference was one of the first major speaking engagements of Hillary Clinton since she stood down as Secretary of State. In her speech she reiterated her belief that “human rights are women’s rights; and women’s rights are human rights.”


International Church of the Gates, New York, was officially started 31st March 2005, and is about to celebrate it’s eighth anniversary.

The official opening coincided with the sword of William Wallace being paraded through the streets of New York; the first time the sword had left Scotland in 700 years.

The church was planted in Manhattan New York, in order to build a spiritual wall of protection around the city, so the city would be protected from further destruction like that seen on 9/11.

For many years DPM (founder of the church) was inspired by Mel Gibson’s films and has been revealing the Biblical stories or the spirit the films were of, illustrating spiritual truths.

For example: Braveheart – William Wallace (played by Mel Gibson), couldn’t understand why those leaders whom we admire that seek to rule over us, (represented by the “religious system” currently in place) compromised with the enemy instead of destroying him.

Since these leaders wouldn’t fight, God Himself rose up from the ranks of the common man in Scotland, one of the spirit of David if you will, a man to raise an army to overthrow the ruling demonic principalities (then represented by England).  He gathered some comrades together and did battle, and Scotland (God’s people) were free of the ruling principality forever.

The same sword used by the actual historical William Wallace, has never left Scotland and has remained as a historical treasure for over 700 years to this day!

Scotland prophesied, the enemy would never have William Wallace’s sword!

This sword has ALWAYS meant FREEDOM! (as Mel Gibson so eloquently put it!)

Before the New Years Trip to Manhattan NY, DPM had no desire whatsoever to go.

But told God he would be obedient and asked if God would please warm up the weather for him.

Results? 2005 News Years Eve in Times Square was one of the warmest in centuries.

The day before leaving for NY, Prophets told DPM that men would begin to hear what DPM had been speaking for years, as the rule of the religious vail was broken.

Then, at the end of the New Years Eve trip God gave DPM a dream, a ruling principality, confronting DPM says: “You stole my WATCH, and I want it back!

DPM understood this to mean one level of controlling spirit had lost it’s foot hold over the city/nation, and that the fight was on to completely eradicate that which resisted the rule of the Spirit of God over our media cities, which control our perception of God and the perception over our nation.

The spirit DPM took the “watch” from, represents a ‘religious spirit’, which blinds many of today’s Christians as to the gifting and power of the Holy Spirit that God has given us, so we could truly rule and reign over ALL the works of the enemy!

What does all this have to do with the new church plant in New York?


Thursday March 31 2005, the New York Church in Manhattan NY officially opened.

Friday April 1 2005 the sword of William Wallace, which represents freedom from tyranny, left Scotland for the first time in 700 years and arrived in New York!

Saturday April 2 2005, Pope John Paul II died. In a sense, this represents the old religious system or procedure that is passing away, making way for a fresh, new move of God that indeed is already here.

And on the eve of the anniversary, only one month ago, did the following Pope quit his office…


North Korea’s official government website released a propaganda video showing a young man sleeping and having a dream. In his dream the man goes in a space shuttle and orbits the earth. The dream shows a missile being launched, similar to one the rogue state tested in December last year.

The dream then shows a unified Korea, and an image of the America flag. This is followed by images of a city like New York under attack.

“Somewhere in the United States, black clouds of smoke are billowing,” runs the caption across the screen.

“It seems that the nest of wickedness is ablaze with the fire started by itself,” it added.

The music in the background is “We Are the World”. The video ends with the young man waking up and with him concluding this dream will “surely come true”.

It is expected that North Korea will soon perform more nuclear tests, despite further UN sanctions imposed in December.

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The gunman who shot dead two firefighters in upstate New York, left a note saying “Killing is what I do best.”

In the note William Spengler, 62, also said he wanted to burn down his neighbourhood, and kill as many people as possible.

The charred remains of a woman were found in the burned out house, she is believed to be his sister.

Spengler used a Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle, the same used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook Elementary school massacre.

Spengler, convicted of the manslaughter of his grandmother in 1981, was found dead of a self-inflicted gun shot wound hours after the killing of the fire fighters.

Read More: CNN Shooter who ambushed firefighters left note


Two firefighters have been shot dead as they tackled a house fire in upstate New York, one other was injured.

The firefighters were called out to a blaze that engulfed three houses, in Webster, when a gun man opened fire with an assault rifle.

Early reports suggest that the gun man is still on the loose.

This latest shooting comes after 26 people, including 20 children were shot in Newtown, Connecticut. The debate on gun law reform is now gripping the nation, with many calling for stricter gun laws, but with the NRA saying “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun”.

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December 4, 2012, 7:19 a.m.

It’s a subway rider’s worst nightmare: being pushed onto the tracks. On Monday, it happened in midtown Manhattan where, according to witnesses, one man shoved another in front of an oncoming train, which crushed the victim to death before horrified onlookers.

Police on Tuesday were still searching for the alleged pusher, who was captured on surveillance video seconds before the attack in a verbal altercation with the victim, who was identified as 58-year-old Ki-Suck Han of Queens, N.Y. The attack occurred about 12:30 p.m.

Witnesses, who included scores of people standing on the platform at the station on West 49th Street and 7th Avenue, said Han tried to scramble back onto the platform after landing on the tracks a few feet below, but he was crushed between the side of the platform and the Q train, which slammed on its brakes but could not stop in time.

One witness facing the oncoming train repeatedly snapped his camera in hopes the flash would warn the conductor early enough to stop. Others on the platform waved their hands and yelled at the conductor as Han stood up from where he had landed, faced the train then began trying to climb off the tracks as the train sped toward him.

“There was a huge gasp from all the spectators,” the man who took pictures of the incident, R. Umar Abbasi, said of the moment when he saw Han pushed, the New York Post reported. “I just started running, running, hoping that the driver could see my flash,” said Abbasi.


20 States filed Petitions to Leave the United States Union and Start own government.

Posted by Rachel Weiner on November 12, 2012 at 11:23 am

From states across the country, Americans have filed petitions on the White House Web site seeking to secede from the union and form new state governments.

Petitions have been filed for Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

White House will respond to any petition that receives 25,000 or more signatures within 30 days.

The petitions from Louisiana and Texas, however, are approaching the threshold for a response.

More on The Washington Post


Super-Storm Sandy: Timeline of Destruction

This last week has seen millions of peoples lives devastated by Super-Storm Sandy. Sandy was formed in the Caribbean and it took nine days until Sandy finally began to dissipate over Pennsylvania:


October 22nd

      A depression forms off the coast of Nicaragua in the South Caribbean Sea.



October 24th

      Sandy becomes a category 1 hurricane, and passes the Dominican Republic and Haiti. 50 people die in Haiti in mudslides caused by heavy rain.



October 26th

      Sandy strikes Cuba as a category 2 hurricane (only 1 mph away from being a category 3). Cuba is left devastated.



October 27th

      As Sandy approaches Florida the hurricane deflects off Florida into the Atlantic, and weakens to a tropical depression.



October 28th

      As Sandy travels up parallel to the east coast the storm begins to strengthen. Sandy becomes a category 1 hurricane again, and starts to turn towards Baltimore, Washington. Philadelphia, and New York.



October 29th

      Sandy makes a sharp turn towards New Jersey.  Sandy hits shore around 8pm, near Atlantic City. The full moon adds to the storm surge. The coast of New Jersey, and New York is devastated by the 14 foot surge.



October 30th

    The storm moves away from New York towards Pennsylvania and begins to weaken.

Super-Storm Sandy left 109 people dead in America, with 40 of the deaths in New York alone. Millions were left without power, gas, or food for days. It is estimated the damage caused by the storm will cost $50 billion.

Families return to Breezy Point after devastating fire during Hurricane Sandy destroys 111 houses – NY Daily News


NEw Yorkers comfort each other

 Dozens of families returned to the tight-knit community of Breezy Point on Wednesday, on the western edge of the Rockaway peninsula in Queens, to assess the damage. They were confronted with scenes of utter devastation, with many houses still smoldering.

Homes that did not burn had major flood damage, and houses on waterfront sites suffered wind damage, with some homes blown off their foundations and smashed together.

Of the 2,800 homes in Breezy Point, 111 homes were completely destroyed, an FNDY official said Wednesday. And 20 homes had some level of fire damage.

Though there were only a few minor injuries reported among residents and firefighters, officials have not ruled out the possibility that there may have been fatalities in Breezy Point, said Joe Downey, FDNY Chief of Special Operations, who was conducting search and recovery on Wednesday.

Fire officials said the cause of the inferno, where more than 200 firefighters responded, remains unclear.

via Families return to Breezy Point after devastating fire during Hurricane Sandy destroys 111 houses – NY Daily News.

Superstorm Sandy: fire rips through Queens destroying at least 50 homes – Telegraph


Fire in Queens

The New York Fire Department said on its Twitter page that more than 50 homes had been “completely destroyed” by the six-alarm blaze.  Over 190 firefighters were at the blaze in the Breezy Point section of Queens. A fire department spokesman said two people had suffered minor injuries.  Fire officials say the blaze was reported around 11pm on Monday in an area flooded by the “superstorm” that began sweeping through earlier.

via Superstorm Sandy: fire rips through Queens destroying at least 50 homes – Telegraph.