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New York lawmakers on Tuesday approved the toughest gun control legislation in the nation, expanding the state’s existing assault weapons ban and addressing gun ownership by those with mental illnesses in the first major legislative action in response to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.
AP: The New York Senate has approved a gun control bill by a vote of 43 to 18. The bill targets assault rifles, high-capacity clips of ammunition and requires reports of the mentally ill who pose a threat to others with illegal guns. The Democrat-led Assembly is expected to pass the measure.
Exclusive for TIME from NASA:
The view of New York from the International Space Station evolved today, as the new World Trade tower became the tallest building in the city. See more here.
Photographed on the set of The Colbert Report in New York for TIME’s 100 Most Influential People issue.
Photograph by Gillian Laub for TIME
The astrological signs of Brooklyn, from the fantastic Zinester’s Guide to NYC.
Mr. Weiner, Mr. Hamm & Ms. Jones Rang the Opening Bell…Financial District, NY (via Buzz Feed)
Santorum blames negative press on New Yorkers - The Raw Story
Whatever happened to “We’re all New Yorkers?”
Hitchens’ most recent article from Slate on the Topic of Al Qaida, terrorism, and the response of the last 10 years.
Once a mainstay of the Tin Pan Alley music scene, Colony is now the last man standing, and it shows. The creaky drawers and scarred slide-top cases of CDs; rows of faded, autographed celebrity head-shots; and bins of retro concert posters are all hallmarks of a business that still has one foot squarely in the past. Just like back then, the mainstay of the store is sheet music; scores and fake books take up the majority of the space, covering everything from Broadway shows to be-bop. There are also racks of showtune/soundtrack CDs, contemporary rock and reggae albums, and boxed-sets of classic vocalists like Bing Crosby and Sinatra. If you can’t find what you’re looking for among the substantial inventory, take heart—the motto of the “musicologist” staff is, “You hum the tune, we tell you the title.” (text via NYMag)
I could probably live in this place. My kind of joint.
Josh Robin of NY1 reports Gov. Cuomo has declared a state of emergency for NY.
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, c. 2006. artist & photographer unknown.
The construction of One World Trade Center is hardly mentioned in the media, yet here it is: The first post-September 11 tower stands 76 stories high at the moment and will be at 104 floors high by the time it is finished. [August 2, 2011/AP Photo]
I watch it rise every day… and was just wondering today how high it was currently.
“Looking out, I realize I’m a long way from Flatbush Ave., but Brooklyn’s definitely in the house tonight.” - Chris Mullin, Hall of Fame speech ‘11
(photo credit: LIFE.com)
Missing girl! Please reblog this and spread this like wildfire. She goes to my school.
MISSING GIRL. PLEASE REBLOG.