Yesterday, the Voice wrote on reports that Mayor Mike wants to speed up rezoning schemes near Grand Central Terminal, so that out-of-date, short buildings can be replaced with modern towers.
The Mayor's idea would run from East 39th Street to East 59th Street, between Third and Fifth Avenues -- and could increase building size by 20 to 30 percent.
A Department of City Planning spokeswoman did confirm to reporters yesterday that the City is considering a proposal, but officials hadn't said too much about the recently surfaced reports -- which were mainly sourced with anonymous insiders.
Now, though, Planning has opened up a bit -- though very slightly -- about construction changes.More »
Though she's heretofore stopped short of calling for Anthony Weiner to resign, Democratic minority leader Nancy Pelosi is changing her tune in light of allegations that Weiner corresponded with a teenage girl online. She and other top Democrats -- Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) -- all released statements within minutes of each other today saying Weiner should quit.
The AP is reporting that nine people have died in a shooting at Hartford Distributors, a Manchester, Connecticut, beer distribution warehouse, this morning. According to a company executive, a warehouse driver was asked to resign, refused, and then opened fire. The New York Times confirms that at least eight are dead, among them the suspected shooter, identified as Omar Thornton, who may have turned the gun on himself.
via NYT/Jessica Hill/Journal Inquirer (AP)
[via NYT, Yahoo]
TMZ is reporting that Jersey Shore's Snooki has been arrested in Seaside Heights, N.J., for disorderly conduct. Apparently earlier today "she was partying on the beach with a beer bong .. only she was filling it up with Coca-Cola," whatever that means.
The police have her in custody. No word yet on what "disorderly conduct" means in this case, but we'll update when more news comes through.
UPDATE 5:32 PM:More »