Category Archives: New York
I’m sorry, but if you’re going to name all seven of your sons “Nephra” after their father, there is a reason you didn’t have custody. And sadly, that’s not the only reason. The children were originally removed from Shanel Nadal, 28, and Nephra Payne, 34, immediately following a domestic abuse incident.
The couple is from the Lower Manhattan area and had apparently contacted one of the foster mothers the day prior to the abduction.
Amieka Smith, who cares for two of Nadal’s kids, told the New York Daily News that she received a disturbing text from her before they vanished.
‘I cannot live without my children. I cannot breathe without my children,’ Nadal wrote.
The snatch happened at the Forestdale Child Agency in Forest Hills, Queens, where the children, were sneaked out into a black vehicle and driven away at high speed.
‘Everybody is shocked, nobody expected this,’ one of the children’s foster parents said today.
Police are not sure of the vehicle’s model but think it could be a 1996 Chevrolet Suburban, a 2003 Ford Sedan or a 1993 Infiniti.
- 8 Children With Same Name Abducted by Mom (abcnews.go.com)
- Pair suspected of abducting their 8 kids (nydailynews.com)
- NY police search for mom who abducted her own kids (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
I absolutely love stories like these because, to be honest, there are fare and few between. All I can hope id that one day we can see what our animals are doing and experience her 1600 mile journey as well. I couldn’t imagine traveling over 1600 miles by myself, with no food and possibly expect to survive. The kitty is a gangster. After that many years on the streets, I doubt she’s going to want to live a suburban lifestyle anymore. Wishing Willow the best!
A calico cat named Willow, who disappeared from a home near the Rocky Mountains five years ago, was found Wednesday on a Manhattan street and will soon be returned to a family in which two of the three kids and one of the two dogs may remember her.
How she got to New York, more than 1,600 miles away, and the kind of life she lived in the city are mysteries.
But thanks to a microchip implanted when she was a kitten, Willow will be reunited in Colorado with her owners, who had long ago given up hope.
“To be honest, there are tons of coyotes around here, and owls,” said Jamie Squires, of Boulder. “She was just a little thing, five and a half pounds. We put out the `Lost Cat’ posters and the Craigslist thing, but we actually thought she’d been eaten by coyotes.”
Squires and her husband, Chris, were “shocked and astounded” when they got a call Wednesday from Animal Care & Control, which runs New York City’s animal rescue and shelter system.
Willow had been found on East 20th Street by a man who took her to a shelter.
“My husband said, `Don’t say anything to the kids yet. We have to make sure,’” Squires said. “But then we saw the picture, and it was Willow. It’s been so long.”
ACC Executive Director Julie Bank said a scanner found the microchip that led to the Squires family.
“All our pets are microchipped,” Squires said. “If I could microchip my kids, I would.”
The children are 17, 10 and 3 years old, so the older two remember Willow, Squires said. As for the 3-year-old, “She saw the photo and said, `She’s a pretty cat.’”
The Squireses also have a yellow Labrador named Roscoe, who knew Willow, and an English mastiff named Zoe.
“We had another dog back then, too, and I remember that Willow would lie with them as they all waited to be fed,” Squires said. “She thought she was a dog.”
Squires said Willow escaped in late 2006 or early 2007 when contractors left a door open during a home renovation.
Yes, it’s true, despite the fact that he tried to say that the photos were photo shopped. De La Hoya is not admitting that the photos that he once denied were real, are in fact, photos of himself. First of all, it’s pretty damn obvious that these are not fakes, and quite hilarious that he would even attempt to say so.
The Smoking Gun brought light of this story:
Now that he is coming clean about his addiction to alcohol and cocaine, Oscar De La Hoya is also fessing up that he did, in fact, pose for a series of photos in fishnet stockings and assorted female undergarments.
In a new tell-all interview with Univision, the former boxing champion, 38, admitted that the photos, which were taken about four years ago, were authentic and that he did not want to continue lying about the matter. “Let me tell you, yes, it was me,” said De La Hoya, speaking in Spanish. “I’m tired of lying, lying to people, lying to myself.”
De La Hoya’s revelation comes three years after he used business associates, a cadre of high-powered lawyers, and the influential PR firm Sitrick and Company to threaten, smear, and bludgeon 23-year-old stripper Milana Dravnel, with whom he posed in some of the images.
When her eight-month affair with the married De La Hoya ended in late-2007, Dravnel sought to sell the photos, which were taken in a Philadelphia hotel suite where the couple trysted. That effort was met by a ferocious legal counterattack led by legendary L.A. attorney Bert Fields and his New York counterpart Judd Burstein.
The story continues on their website, HERE
“God finds this somewhat gay-like behavior confusing, and He responded by getting mildly peeved.” Pat Robertson
Evangelist, Pat Robertson, had a lot to say about the earthquakes on the East Coast during his 700 Club program. This isn’t too shocking because he often preaches hatred and ignorance, but it’s getting a bit ridiculous, in my opinion.
“All across the Eastern seaboard, there are men who get manicures, wear designer eyewear and know about thread counts,” Rev. Robertson. “God finds this somewhat gay-like behavior confusing, and He responded by getting mildly peeved.”
As I watched and listened to what he was saying, he sounded strikingly familiar. I tried to understand where I had heard these words before, and then it hit me; I had heard similar statements from the Westboro Baptist Church. He mentioned that if Americans wanted to continue to act in a “seemingly sort-of-gay behavior,” then we should be aware that God Almighty would take vengeance and show his anger for our actions.
“God will strike back at people who act sort of gay with all kinds of mild responses,” he said. “If you keep getting pedicures and facials, you can expect two to three inches of rain and some really hot humid days in your future.”
If this were true (and I highly doubt it is) global warming, droughts, etc. would not be a problem for us, Mr. Robertson. Plenty of women, both gay and straight, have been getting pedicures, manicures, and facials for years. In fact, plenty of men (whether they’ve been open homosexuals is another question) have been pampered themselves in previous years. I doubt that our political stance on gay marriage has prompted God to take action, and mild action, at that.
And another thing, could you imagine Native Americans back in the day getting pedicures and facials instead of doing rain dances to incite weather changes? This would have been spectacular! The main reason this would have been so great is the simple fact that these acts alone wouldn’t be deemed feminine or homosexual, but necessary and therefore, accepted by all.
“God looks at people who get their panties in a twist after a little shaking, and He says to Himself, ‘Wow, that’s really kind of gay,’” he said.
I love that God talks like a middle schooler and finds our reaction to something unfamiliar “kind of gay.” That doesn’t sound like the omniscient God that was described to me in Church. And how narcissistic of Mr. Pat Robertson to assume that God would be devoting time to condemn gays in New York, rather than help out people who are in need. What a petty man this God is acting like. And you know what, I don’t like petty and judgmental.
Does God like it when people stand up to persecutors?! Because, although I don’t believe in his existence, if I did, I’d be willing to bet he’d stand behind my message and not yours. So, in closing, Fuck you Mr. Pat Robertson.
Earlier this morning in New York, Christian Fallero, 23, has been identified as the naked man who took a six-inch kitchen knife door-to-door stabbing whomever answered. Although only one individual was killed during the attacks, four others were injured.
Three individuals were women between the ages of 60 and 85. There was also a 22-year-old female that was punched by Fallero and another man, 81-year-old Ignacio Reyes-Collazo, who was killed after the stabbing. Each of these individuals opened their door, unaware that a naked man yielding a six inch blade would be standing there and prepared to stab them. After wreaking havoc within the neighborhood, he turned the blade on himself.
According to Dailymail:
It happened in the Washington Heights neighbourhood of upper Manhattan at around 4.30pm local time.
Sarah Berman, 63, is being accused of marrying Stanley Lowell, 87, a month before he passed to ensure she would get his $400/month rent-controlled West Village apartment in New York. The buildings owner, Fourth FGP LLC, feel that Lowell was conned into marrying the woman shortly before his death, because she was interested in attaining the rent-controlled property all along.
According to other neighbors in the building, Berman is a bad tenant and Lowell was clearly out of it during his last few months. Although, considering that some of these flats could go for around $5,000, I can’t imagine the neighbors being too thrilled with her great deal either. Whether it’s jealousy or legitimate concern will be up to a court.
She wants people to think she’s crazy,’ one told the New York Post, adding that she charges out of the building pointing a big stick in front of her to keep people away.
‘She used to get into violent arguments with some of the guys in the building,’ another told the newspaper.
One neighbour claimed that three years ago when they complained of vermin and a foul odour coming from the flat, Berman refused to let in an exterminator.
Residents said the couple, who had been living together since the early 1990s, never acknowledged each other in public and had loud arguments.