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As MTA Bans Drinking for SantaCon Its Roots Go Back to San Francisco and Anarchists in Denmark

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East Village, New York, USA, December 2018 – Several thousand Santas roamed the streets of the East Village in New York City celebrating Santacon. SantaCon the annual mass gathering and pub crawl in with people dress in Santa Claus costumes or as other Christmas characters parade in several cities around the world. Photos by: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire   by Kurt Wheelock NEW YORK, December 8 — For SantaCon 2018, the New York City Police Department told participants to have fun but stay off its naughty list, telling them online that “blocking foot and car traffic is a summonsable offense.” But if [Read More]

NYC Halloween Parade Protected Year After West Side Truck Attack, Swastikas Investigated As NYU Speech Postponed

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Thousands of People Participated on the Annual Village Halloween Parade in New York City. Photos: Luiz Rampelotto/EuropaNewswire By Kurt Wheelock NEW YORK – Security for the annual Halloween parade was stepped up as it fell on the one year anniversary of the terror truck attack which claimed eight lives and injured a dozen on the west side of Lower Manhattan. “We will have deployed thousands of plainclothes as well as uniformed members of the service,” NY Police Department Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison said. “As well as our Critical Response Command, our Strategic Response Group, K-9, aviation, as well as [Read More]

For UN General Assembly Week NYPD Has Cement Blocks And Biological Attack Worries

Sep 22, 2018 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

  By Kurt Wheelock UNITED NATIONS, September 22 — While diplomats coming to the UN for the General Assembly this week will see some of the New York Police Department’s more than 200 concrete block barriers and 48 sand trucks meant to block vehicle attacks, there is a level of protection and preparation they will hopefully not see. NYPD deputy commissioner for counter-terrorism and intelligence John Miller on September 20 told reporters that the recent biological attacks in the United Kingdom on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter are a new concern for this year’s UNGA week. “We’ve [Read More]

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