At around 12:40pm on Monday, 44-year-old Dorothy Bruns of Staten Island was driving in Park Slope, Brooklyn when she ran a red light and hit and killed one-year-old Josh Lew and four-year-old Abigail Blumenstein.
Four-year-old Abigail was the daughter of Tony-winning actress Ruthie Ann Miles who won a Tony Award for her role in The King and I. Ms. Miles even thanked Ms. Lew in her Tony Award winning speech.
Ms Miles whose real name is Ruthie Ann Blumenstein is in critical condition. She was pregnant. Her friend Lauren Lew is stable as is a fifth victim a 46 year-old man. They were taken to the New York Presbyterian Methodist Brooklyn Hospital for treatment.
Bruns was driving a white Volvo sped through the intersection at 9th Street and Fifth Avenue in Park Slope hitting the kids and trying to speed away. She dragged the stroller that the boy was being pushed in behind her for half a block, until she crashed into some parked cars on the opposite side of the street and came to a stop according to witnesses. When she got out of the car she had no emotion.
If you want to help Ruthie and her family there is now a go fund me page to help with this tragedy.
T2C Remembers 9/11
Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the September 11th’s terrorist attacks. Nearly 3,000 lives were lost and many of the first responders/firefighters who survived the terror attacks still have to fight every year for funding to make sure medical bills are covered. For the heroes of 9/11, money will run out once again in 2025.
A flag has been unfurled at the site each year celebrating the bravery that was on display from first responders as well as countless Good Samaritans who jumped into action that day. Ron DeSantis, Michael Bloomberg, Rudy Giuliani, Douglas Emhoff, Mayor Eric Adams, Donald Trump and Melania Trump attended the in a moment of silence. Joe Biden decided a ceremony on a military base in Anchorage was more important so he send Kamala Harris.
The museum will also be closed to the public throughout the day, open only for the families of 9/11 victims.
At 3 p.m, the Memorial Plaza opens to the public, where people can view the Tribute in Light, which is lit until midnight. The tribute can be seen for 60-miles.
The Empire State Building, will light up in blue that evening to mark the anniversary of the attacks.
The NYC Fire Museum at 278 Spring Street had a wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. It will take place in the museum’s permanent memorial dedicated to the 343 FDNY members who lost their lives on 9/11.
The museum also features a new exhibition, One Day in September, recognizing the courageous efforts of first responders on 9/11 through a portrait series, personal artifacts, and short interviews with first responders’ family members. The exhibition is on view until Oct. 2, 2022.
We honor the life of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who died on 9/11 after he ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the World Trade Center with 60 pounds of gear strapped to his back.
Today we think back and never forget those we lost and those who so bravely fought to save lives.
Migrants Are Still Pouring Into NYC and Are Causing a Strain on New Yorkers, Police and The System
There were over 2,300 new migrants that came into the city seeking shelter last week alone. So far the total is over 100,000, who are overwhelming a shelter system designed to hold tens of thousands people not hundreds of thousands..
A shocking new report say at the Roosevelt Hotel, 45 East 45th Street more than 41 migrants have been arrested and of course let go to thanks to DA Alvin Bragg lenient policies. A lot of these abuses are domestic violence or crimes against the police.
Daniel Hernandez Martinez, an immigrant from Venezuela has committed 14 crimes in his first two months in New York City. The 29-year-old has been booked and arrested 6 times by the police. Daniel arrived in NYC on June 27, 2023, and committed his first crime the same day. Following on, he has randomly attacked at least 3 strangers and two cops and has gotten arrested and released consequently at least 6 times. “He’s been wreaking havoc,” said a cop who has been on the force for more than 20 years. The officer continued on how the migrant influx was causing a lot of crimes in the state, most of them being violent. “This is not an isolated incident. These migrants are getting arrested quite often here, and we really don’t know who they are. They really don’t have ID. They’re not being vetted properly, but some of them are committing some of the most violent crimes here.”
Besides at The Roosevelt.
A 20-year-old migrant woman was arrested Thursday for allegedly slapping an NYPD officer who was attempting to confiscate her unregistered motorbike in front of the Stratford Arms Hotel on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The woman — who also had been arrested in July for allegedly attacking her boyfriend — was freed without bail the next day, as per state law.
Did you know New York City has a unique court-ordered obligation to provide emergency shelter to anyone who asks for it?
Another staggering statistic is that 1.2MILLION US born workers lost their jobs during between July and August, and have been replaced by 688,000 foreign born staff as migrants flood across the border. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, foreign-born people are those residing in the United States who were not US citizens at birth, and do not have parents who are U.S. citizens.
If we are not careful American born citizens are going to lose much more than our jobs.
Ken Fallin’s Broadway: Escape To Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett, the singer, songwriter, author, sailor and entrepreneur whose roguish brand of island escapism on hits like “Margaritaville” and “Fins” made him something of a latter-day folk hero, especially among his devoted following of so-called Parrot Heads, died on Friday. He was 76.
His musical, Escape to Margaritaville, opened at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway on March 15 under the direction of Tony winner Christopher Ashley. The production closed on July 1 after 29 previews and 124 regular performances. A national tour launched in Providence, Rhode Island, in the fall of 2019.
Of the over 30 albums Buffett released, eight are certified gold and nine are certified platinum or multiplatinum.
Aside from his career in music, Buffett was involved in two restaurant chains named after two of his best-known songs; he owned Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurant chain.
After entering hospice care just five days prior, Buffett died on September 1, 2023, at his home in Sag Harbor, New York, at the age of 76 from skin cancer (diagnosed in 2019) that had turned into lymphoma.
Broadway For Biden Stars Josh Groban, Ben Platt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr. and More With The President Attending
On Monday night, September 18, Broadway is having a fundraising concert for President Joe Biden. A whose who of Theater’s biggest stars including; Josh Groban, Annaleigh Asfrord, Ben Platt, Sara Bareilles, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Cynthia Erivo, Aaron Tveitt, Leslie Odom Jr.,Laura Benanti, Josh Gad, Alex Edelman, Christopher Jackson, LaChanze, Ruthie Ann Miles and Andrew Rannells will be performing. The president himself will be in attendance.
This one-night-only concert fundraiser is being hosted by Broadway producers and supporters Jeffrey Seller, Thomas Kail, Luz & Luis Miranda, Bruce Cohen & Gabe Catone, Tom Healy & Fred P. Hochberg, Barbara Marcin & Orin Kramer, Stacey & Eric Mindich, Karen & Gary Rose, Janet & Marvin Rosen, Alexandra & Eric Schoenberg, Ted Snowdon & Duffy Violante, Henry Tisch & Sean Walsh.
Broadway for Biden is being described by organizers as both a celebration of Biden’s political career and “a call to action, emphasizing the importance of his reelection in 2024.”
Though the theatre has not been announced, tickets range from $250 for rear mezzanine seats to $7,500 for orchestra center front.
Times Square Is Turning Into A Third World Country
From the 60s to 90s, Times Square was a hotbed of illegal activities such as violent crimes, sexual crimes, sex shops, sex workers, homeless and drug addicts. Well it seems it’s back.
The most iconic place in America is now filled with homeless, alcoholic’s, migrants, drug addicts and the crime rates are escalating. The difference between the 90’s and now is that the criminal justice, courts, district attorneys, and the police were intent in stopping crime in Times Square. Now district attorneys, the courts and those in charge are turning a blind eye.
NYPD data shows that there has been a massive increase in “major crimes” in the Times Square, Grand Central Terminal, Madison Square Garden, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
Instead of having District Attorney who worries about keeping people safe we have a soft-on-crime Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who favors criminals instead of victims in every case brought before him.
The truth is thousands of migrants being housed by the city in three nearby hotels-turned-shelters constantly loiter, throw their trash everywhere, and are turning Times Square into a third world country.
These pictures were taken in two week period of time coming from Port Authority into Times Square up 8th Ave to 45th Street. What happens when winter comes and it is freezing? These migrants have no coats, no hats, no mittens, scarfs or anything else.
It is time to speak out, before this becomes even worse than it already is.
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