All posts tagged: New York

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Why did New York City’s Covid hospital sit empty?

Because of the Covid pandemic, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered the construction of a $52 million temporary hospital. So, how many people did this hospital treat before it was closed in mid-May?

Black woman paints over BLM words in New York

In early July, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio authorized the painting of the words Black Lives Matter (BLM), in huge block letters, on the street in front of Trump Towers on Fifth Avenue. In fact, Mayor de Blasio helped paint one of the letters. Most believe de Blasio authorized the painting to antagonize the country’s president, Donald Trump, who owns the tower. But not all blacks are in agreement with the messaging of the BLM, that seems to have taken a turn to the extreme political left. In a video, one of the founders of BLM claims to be a trained Marxist. Recently, a black woman, Bevelyn Beatty, decided to paint over the words on the street with black paint. A Christian, Beatty believes all lives matter, and she also does not want police funding cut, a reference to Mayor de Blasio’s push to have $1 billion cut from the city’s police budget. Beatty, who leads a ministry called The Well Ministries, was arrested by police. The Daily Wire writes: On Saturday, activist and At …

Three states account for 42% of Covid deaths in the U.S.

According to an analysis by the Foundation for Economic Research, three US states, New York, Massachusetts and New Jersey, account for 42% of the Coronavirus deaths in the United States. WND notes: The three account for nearly 56,000 of the nearly 133,000 deaths in the country, even though they represent just 10% of the population. And excluding the three states would put the U.S. on the low end of the per capita fatality rate among European nations. So, how did New York, Massachusetts and New York compare with other states? WND provides some statistics: As of July 7, deaths per million in New Jersey was 1,728.7, in New York 1,660 and in Massachusetts 1,189. However, Arizona’s count is 265, Florida’s 179 and Texas’ 94. READ: 3 states account for 42% of COVID-19 deaths Of course, we all remember New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s disastrous policy of sending people with COVID back to nursing homes. The elderly are the ones most vulnerable to the virus. The Associated Press initially reported that Cuomo had ordered nursing home …

BLM harassed women & children at NY Baptist church

The Daily Wire reports that members of Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York, many of whom were women and children, were harassed by Black Lives Matter protestors as they entered the church for a Sunday Morning service on July 5, 2020. According to reports the harassment started at the end of June. The Daily Wire writes: The protesters, repeatedly shouting “Black Lives Matter,” even harassed and blocked churchgoers while they were with their young children, using a megaphone to scream at the families, shaming and threatening their parents with calls to CPS, or Child Protective Services. The assaults, harassment, and protesting have been occurring since at least the end of June, according to the viral videos posted online. The church has refused to close or back down, directing men from the parish to help escort fellow worshipers inside as they are blocked by BLM protesters. The Daily Wire notes that black parishioners were a favourite target of the protestors: In other footage, mostly black churchgoers are shamed and screamed at by protesters as they …

It will get better once the police are gone [sarcasm]

With the calls to dismantle or defund the police, we only have to look to New York City, run by Mayor Bill de Blasio, to see what such a future holds. On June 15, 2020, Mayor de Blasio dismantled his undercover cop division. These were police who guarded the streets of New York in unmarked vehicles. Because of this, criminals and their ilk had to be careful because they never knew where the police were. However, once de Blasio ended this undercover division, due to the calls to disband the police, things have only improved [sarcasm]. The New York Post explains: Gun violence exploded across the city after the NYPD disbanded its anti-crime unit of plainclothes cops on June 15, with three times as many shootings in the last two weeks of the month over the same period in 2019, police stats show. And the shocking rise in gunfire — to 116 incidents from 38 between June 15 and June 2, a 205 percent increase — meant scores more victims were hurt or killed by …

New York’s incompetence king: Cuomo or de Blasio?

Remembering it was Gov. Andrew Cuomo who ordered New York nursing homes to take 4,500 elderly patients, many still sick with COVID. Let’s see what Gov. Cuomo has to say about New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of the riots. Fox News writes: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s handling of riots in his city, calling it a “disgrace” and saying he has the power to “displace” the mayor — although doesn’t want to at this point. “The NYPD and the mayor did not do their job last night, I believe that,” Cuomo said of the mayor. Cuomo spoke after another night of devastation in the Big Apple, after protests in response to the death of George Floyd again devolved into riots and looting. The New York City Police Department tells Fox News that 700 arrests were made overnight. A half dozen police officers were injured, while at least six police vehicles were vandalized. Cuomo said at a press conference that the mayor “underestimates” the …

So who plays the thugs in this modern Broadway remake of the Good Samaritan?

The parable of the good Samaritan involves a man who went out of his way to help a person who had been attacked by thugs, robbed and basically left unconscious on the side of the road. Several people walked around the man, before the good Samaritan arrived, bandaged the man’s wounds and then transported him to a nearby inn and paid for the man’s stay until he was healed (Luke 10:25-37). Based on this story, Samaritan’s Purse, an organization currently headed by Franklin Graham, provides financial and medical assistance to areas hit by disaster. They will bring in doctors and nurses and provide medical aid at no charge to anyone who needs it. So when officials at New York’s City’s Mount Sinai Health System called Samaritan’s Purse for help in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, the organization immediately responded. At no charge to New York City or the state, Samaritan’s Purse set up a 68 person field hospital in Central Park and immediately began treating people. In an interview with Faithwire, Franklin Graham said: …

People lining up down the street and around the corner to attend a service at Hillsong NY. Photo: Carl Lentz/Instagram

And the darkness could not overcome the light

Carl Lentz is the pastor of a Hillsong church in New York City. This past week he shared a powerful photo on Instagram of people waiting to enter their church. On Sunday evening, people lined up to attend the first service, but when it filled to capacity, they stayed in a line that stretched around the street corner for two and a half hours waiting for the next service to start. Writing on Instagram to his 336,000 followers, Lentz states: “Last night, hundreds of people couldn’t get into our first service. So they waited two hours to be part of the “second” one… who know, perhaps someday soon we will have our own building. But I will never forget these days. Every meeting we have ever had, we have to rent a venue. Pay for it. And it’s never big enough! So waiting in a line, to get into an overcrowded room where you just might have to stand the whole time, becomes a normal thing. It’s literally a choice to be inconvenienced. The photo …

The Baal arches scheduled to be set up in London's Trafalgar Square have been cancelled. Photo: Trafalgar Square by Hector Rodriguez/Flickr/Creative Commons

Baal arches scheduled for New York City and London, England — CANCELLED

[UPDATED SEPTEMBER 20, 2016:] It is now being reported that the Baal arch originally planned for New York City and then cancelled is on again. According to Breaking Israel News (BIN) a replica of the 1,800 year old Victory Arch that stood in front of a Baal Temple in Plamyra, Sryia went up in New York City’s Hall Park on September 19th. Roman Emperor Servius constructed the original arch in the third century and installed it in front of an ancient Baal Temple. The arch was destroyed in 2015 by the radical Islamic group ISIS. An organization called the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) announced plans in March this year to create a 15-meter tall 3-D replica of the Arch with plans to install one in both New York City and London, England. Though the New York City installation was cancelled some believe due to public pressure IDA installed the arch in London’s Trafalgar Square on April 19th. ……………………………………………….. I had reported earlier on several media reports stating that an organization called the Institute of …