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Cops let shooter of Gambino boss loose a month before murder
The right-winger accused of killing a Mafia boss landed on the NYPD’s radar last month for erratic behavior — but cops let him walk away without investigating further, police officials acknowledged Tuesday.
On Feb. 21, “There was an incident at the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan where he showed up asking to make a citizen’s arrest of a number of elected officials,” said NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller of Anthony Comello, 24, who is suspected of fatally shooting Gambino crime family chief Francesco “Franky Boy” Cali last week.
“These were rambling statements, but it involved that he wanted to make citizen arrests of Maxine Waters, Congressman Schiff,” Miller said.
Waters and Adam Schiff are both Democratic representatives from California.
Comello also “blamed Nancy Pelosi and all kinds of other people for stealing the election,” the deputy commissioner added.
Pelosi is the Democratic House speaker from California.
“Based on that incident and the language used there, his description and image, police officers who were assigned to Gracie Mansion recognized him as an individual they encountered the following day, Feb. 22, as somebody who showed up asking to make a citizen’s arrest of the mayor,” Miller said.
“They engaged in conversation with him, and while they were waiting for a sector car to show up, he walked off. That was the extent of the contact.”
Less than a month later, Comello gunned down Cali in front of the mafioso’s Staten Island home, possibly in a snit over being barred from dating the mobster’s niece, law enforcement sources have said.
Comello showed up in court Monday covered in scrawls related to President Trump and the conspiracy-theorist QAnon movement.
The suspect’s pals told The Post that in recent months, Comello appeared to become unhinged as he posted anti-Democrat and pro-Trump posts.


Wednesday, October 17: Bowie Concerts, Free Treats, Hot Mess Drag + 80 More

Today’s Events

10th Annual H.P. Lovecraft Festival—1/2 Price Tix (Through Sunday, October 28)

Free Live Performances of David Bowie's 'Berlin Trilogy' of Albums by Mems. Deerhoof, Xiu Xiu, Dirty Projectors (Through Friday, October 19)& More
Brookfield Place, Manhattan

Free Tastings: Oren's Coffee, Zabar's Treats, Li-Lac Fudge, Murray's Cheese, Sushi & More
Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan

Joe Pug Folk Concert in an Intimate Venue

Hot Mess Drag Competition
House of Yes, Brooklyn

2018 Cassette Store Day

Drag Queen Hedda Lettuce MCs Interactive 'Carrie' Screening

$10 Tickets to Carnegie Hall American Symphony Orchestra Performance Inspired by Walt Whitman

Aasif Mandvi ('Daily Show')
BUILD Studio, Manhattan

'My Name is New York: Ramblin' Around Woody Guthrie's Town' with the Daughter & Granddaughter of the Famed Folk Singer

Uptown Showdown: MILLENNIALS VS. GEN X with Ronny Chieng & Rosebud Baker
Symphony Space, Manhattan

Donation Boxing Class for Charity + Bites & Drinks

'The Sawbones Book: The Hilarious, Horrifying Road to Modern Medicine'
Barnes & Noble Tribeca, Manhattan

Astronomy on Tap
The Way Station, Brooklyn

'Brooklyn Tides: The Fall and Rise of a Global Borough'
Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn

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NYC Slavery & Underground Railroad Tours (Through Saturday, December 29)

31-Foot Chihuly 'Rose Crystal Tower' Rises in Union Square (Through October 2018)
Union Square Park, Manhattan

Greenwich Village Haunted Walking Tours (Through Sunday, December 30)

'Day Drinking' Brunch Musical + 3 Drinks (Through Sunday, November 18)

Hilarious History of Drinking Paired with 3 Cocktails (Through Wednesday, November 21)

'The Golden Girls Live' Parody (Through Sunday, October 28)

1/2 Price Central Park Bike Tours (Through December 2018)

Haunting Huma Bhabha Installation on the Rooftop of the Met (Through Sunday, October 28)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan

High Line Art Installation Examines Art & Public Space (Through March 2019)
The High Line, Manhattan

Save $5.75 on Movie Tickets

'Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color' (Through Sunday, January 13)
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Manhattan

'Empire Skate: The Birthplace of Roller Disco' (Through Sunday, November 25)
The City Reliquary, Brooklyn

Discounted Tickets! 'Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawai‘i' Exhibit Blooms with Rare Works at NYBG (Through Sunday, October 28)

'Underground Heroes: New York Transit in Comics' (Through Sunday, January 6)
New York Transit Museum, Brooklyn

'Rebel Women' Who Defied Victorian Era Expectations (Through Sunday, January 6)
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

'Me the People: The Trump America Musical' (Through Tuesday, November 6)

Favorite Verses on Parade in MTA's Free 'Poetry in Motion at 25' Exhibit (Through Sunday, October 28)
Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan

Discounted Tickets to Interactive M.C. Escher Exhibit in NYC (Through Sunday, February 3)

'Pink: The History of a Punk, Pretty, Powerful Color' (Through Saturday, January 5)
Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Manhattan

'Germ City: Microbes and the Metropolis' (Through Sunday, April 28)
Museum of the City of New York, Manhattan

'Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power' (Through Sunday, February 3)
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn

'Before Projection: Video Sculpture 1974–1995' (Through Monday, December 17)
Sculpture Center, Queens

Cheap Tickets to 'Sleepy Hollow' Musical (Through Sunday, October 28)

Jerome Robbins ('West Side Story') & New York (Through Saturday, March 30)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium, Manhattan

2018 Pirate-Themed Halloween Harvest Celebration at Luna Park (Through Sunday, October 28)

2018 New York International Fringe Festival (Through Wednesday, October 31)

Free NYC Architecture Talks & Tours During Archtober 2018 (Through Wednesday, October 31)

Speaking Truth to Power 2018—Screenings & Talks (Through Saturday, December 8)
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn

Art & Design of the Women’s Movement in New York (Through Sunday, December 2)
41 Cooper Gallery, Manhattan

Cheap Indoor Ice Skating in Brooklyn (Through Monday, December 24)

'Obsessorize' Exhibit Turns Unique Accessories Into Public Art (Through Friday, October 26)

2018 Art in Odd Places Featuring Works of Female & Non-Binary Artists (Through Saturday, October 27)

'Harry Potter' Exhibition Brings Rare Manuscripts & Magical Objects to NYC (Through Sunday, January 27)
New-York Historical Society, Manhattan

'Tablescapes: Designs for Dining' (Through Tuesday, April 16)
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Manhattan

2018 New York African Restaurant Week with Menus from $20 (Through Sunday, October 21)

Central Park Secrets (Through Sunday, December 2)

Discounted NYC Haunted House Tickets (Through Saturday, November 3)

Preview New TV Shows + Q&As with Stars During PaleyFest 2018 (Through Thursday, October 18)
The Paley Center for Media, Manhattan

Free NYC Pumpkin Picking + Halloween Hay Rides & Corn Maze (Through Sunday, October 28)

Discounted Admission to Surreal, Insta-Worthy 'Wonder World NYC' Exhibit (Through Tuesday, October 30)

Celebrate Mexico Now 2018 Arts Festival (Through Sunday, October 21)

Discounted Tix to See Aasif Mandvi ('Daily Show') in 'Sakina's Restaurant' (Through Thursday, November 1)

SPECTO8ER 2018 Horror Film Festival (Through Saturday, October 27)
Spectacle Theater, Brooklyn

Velvet Underground NYC Experience (Through Sunday, December 30)

2018 Brooklyn Horror Film Festival (Through Thursday, October 18)

Cheap NYC Dessert Tours (Through Friday, December 21)

Halloween-Themed Short Play Festival: BOO 2018 (Through Sunday, October 28)

Super Cheap Tickets to NYC Dueling Pianos (Through Friday, November 30)

'It’s Alive! Frankenstein at 200' (Through Sunday, January 27)
The Morgan Library & Museum, Manhattan

'Yasumasa Morimura: Ego Obscura' Questions Eastern & Westerns Notions of Gender (Through Sunday, January 13)
Japan Society, Manhattan

2018 Imagine Science Film Festival (Through Friday, October 19)

Cheap Theatre Walking Tours of The Met (Through Friday, December 21)

Frankenstein-Inspired Films at MoMA (Through Thursday, October 18)
The Museum of Modern Art, Manhattan

Prix Fixe Deals & Giveaways During International Curry Week 2018 (Through Sunday, October 28)

2018 BRIC JazzFest with Antibalas, Films & More (Through Saturday, October 20)
BRIC Arts | Media House, Brooklyn

The Rare Art of Dr. Suess, Including Never-Before-Seen Works (Through Thursday, November 15)

$50 Spa & Wellness Treatments During Spa Week Fall 2018 (Through Sunday, October 21)

2018 Architecture & Design Film Fest (Through Sunday, October 21)

Prix Fixe Meals from $14 During 2018 Dine in Queens (Through Friday, November 2)

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Der Weihnachtsbaum am Rockefeller Center 2018

Es ist Winter in New York, aber die eigentliche Weihnachtszeit beginnt tatsächlich erst, wenn in einer legendären, beeindruckenden Zeremonie auf dem Rockefeller Center Plaza der Weihnachtsbaum in New York 2018 am Rockefeller Center eingeschaltet wird. In diesem Jahr findet die Eröffnung des Weihnachtsbaumes am Rockefeller Center am 28. November statt.

Im letzten Jahr wurde die Veranstaltung durch Lady Gaga, Maria Carey, Tony Bennett und den Rockettes (ein beeindruckendes Tanzensemble aus New York, die derzeit im Radio City Christmas Spectacular zu sehen sind) spektakulär musikalisch und tänzerisch untermalt.

Unser Herbst- & Winter-Magazin

In unserem 2. Magazin verraten wir euch die besten Spots, Touren und unsere Geheimtipps für die Monate November bis März! Themen sind u.a. Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Weihnachten, Silvester, Paraden und vieles mehr – ihr werdet sehen, dass New York auch in der kälteren Zeit ein absolutes Highlight ist.

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Die Tree Lighting Ceremony

Gegen 20:00 Uhr New Yorker Zeit ist es dann meist soweit: der riesige Weihnachtsbaum in New York erstrahlt im vollem Glanze. Meistens herrscht dann für einen Moment absolute Ruhe auf dem Plaza (eine Seltenheit in New York City), doch danach folgt grundsätzlich ein tosender Applaus. Zurecht, denn der Weihnachtsbaum in New York am Rockefeller Center muss sich nicht verstecken.

Wunderschön und funkelnd schmückt er jedes Jahr den Platz. Unser Tipp: Wer den Weihnachtsbaum am Rockefeller Center während der Erleuchtung live sehen will, sollte rechtzeitig vor Ort sein. Gegen 19.00 Uhr beginnt die Veranstaltung, weshalb ihr am besten mindestens zwei Stunden früher am Rockefeller Center sein solltet. Der Weihnachtsbaum am Rockefeller Center wird schon einige Wochen zuvor aufgestellt und geschmückt – erleuchtet wird er aber wirklich erst am 28. November.

Wer nicht in der Kälte zwischen den Menschenmassen stehen möchte, der kann über uns Tickets für ein exklusives Event im Pulse Restaurant buchen, von wo aus ihr das Christmas Tree Lighting aus nächster Nähe bestaunen könnt. Zu einem erstklassigem Abendessen gibt es eine Premium Open Bar und Live Musik. Die Tickets sind nicht günstig, aber das vierstündige Event ist definitiv ein Erlebnis.

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Doch was steckt hinter dem wohl berühmtesten Weihnachtsbaum der Welt? Wie viele Kilometer musste er wohl zurück legen, um nun von aller Welt bewundert zu werden? Und die Fragen aller Fragen, wie viele Lichter leuchten denn nun tatsächlich am Weihnachtsbaum am Rockefeller Center, dass er so hell leuchten kann? Hier erfahrt ihr die 10 wichtigsten Fakten zum Weihnachtsbaum in New York. Hättet ihrs gewusst?

Der Weihnachtsbaum in New York 2018

Wirklich jeder New York Besucher, der zwischen dem 28. November und 7. Januar in der Stadt ist, besucht den Weihnachtsbaum am Rockefeller Center: Der Baum ist für diese Zeit der absolute Star in Manhattan. Um 21:00 Uhr wird er dann am 7. Januar ausgeschaltet. In den darauf folgenden Tagen wird er abgebaut und dank der Habitat for Humanity so verarbeitet, dass aus ihm Häuser für Bedürftige erbaut werden können.


ABLE STEEL, Hunters Point

This is one of a pair of painted ads that appear on a brick building off Vernon Boulevard between 45th Road and 46th Avenue; this is the one on 46th. The building was, at one time, a warehouse of the equipment manufacturer. Both ads were painted quite awhile ago, as the phone number, EM1-9240, attests. EM was the EMpire exchange. The address given is 50-01 23rd Street…

…and sure enough, the building is there at the “L” formed by 23rd Street and 50th Avenue under the Queens Midtown Expressway. However, the when you go to the website shown on LinkedIn the site is written completely in Chinese, with a photo of solar panels. I’m not sure Able Steel is still in business, but it still has two faded ads on Vernon Boulevard and an old-school plastic letter sign here to show for its existence.

Please help contribute to a new Forgotten NY website

Check out the ForgottenBook, take a look at the gift shop, and as always, “comment…as you see fit.”



Three Lives Reopens

After weeks of being shuttered by the Department of Buildings, and having to sell books on the sidewalk, the Three Lives & Company bookstore reopens today at 10:00 AM.

They write, "Although it was a fun change of pace for us to be selling books on the corner during our impromptu Three Lives Sidewalk Shop, and we thank each of you who stopped by – whether to browse the books or just give us some words of encouragement – it is wonderful to be back in our proper space and surrounded by our beloved bookshelves."

Now please support them and go buy some books!


Charlie Bird Sommelier Eyes Prince Street for New Venture

Almost a year and a half after Miss Paradis declared renovations and shut down altogether, another applicant for 47 Prince Street. This time, one with much local clout.

Public records indicate that Charlie Bird sommelier Grant Reynolds is on tap to bring a new establishment to the northwest corner of Mulberry Street. The requisite notices went up around the neighborhood earlier this week. Neighborhood scuttlebutt says it’ll be a “bakery with wine.”

Reynolds will appear before Community Board 2 tonight to obtain advisory approval for a tavern wine license.

Reynolds is quite familiar with the Little Italy scene, as Charlie Bird sister restaurant, Pasquale Jones, is just a few blocks away.

It’s unclear, though, whether the shiny rooftop apple from Miss Paradis will remain. It’s still there.

You’ll recall that this corner parcel had been a locals parking lot until 2012. Before cocktails were considered, the spot had been earmarked for a Shake Shack. Neighbors quickly put the kibosh on that idea, though. Miss Paradis came along thereafter, yet spent more time in the planning and construction phase (4 years) than serving food (1 year).

When 47 Prince was a parking lot, Dec. 2008


Cardinal Dolan talks Christmas in New York City - Page Six

At The Residence I said, “Happy to schlep the Cardinal around today.”

Answered His Eminence: “I love Jewish words. The fact is, my people are the ones who actually stole all of what we do from the Jewish people.”

We were off to Radio City Music Hall’s blessing of their Christmas show animals.

I had Juicy, my 3¹/₂-pound Yorkie. He had his black-and-white, mixed whateveritwas hound, Pickles. Surrounding him? Rockettes with sequinned short-shorts and bare legs reaching to the balcony. In front, camels — bored that their visitor, in his floor-length black and red cassock, was a Prince of the Church — chewed their cud.

Timothy Cardinal Dolan: “I first was concerned how these animals lived and were treated, so I went to see. Radio City cares for them excellently. My mother lives in an assisted-living facility where there’s an in-house dog. This year I’ll miss your annual Blessing of the Animals on Dec. 9, because that’s her 90th birthday. Jesus loved animals. And I dearly love animals. But I must say, I love my mother more.”

Me: Since you’re a priest, does your mother call you Father?

“No. Tim. But if she’s annoyed, it’s ‘Timothy Michael!’ ”

Then: “New York is perfect at Christmas. Shops aglow. Pageants, carols, shows, tinsel, lights. All dressed up. Holiday visitors. New York — it’s a wonderful place.”

The Archbishop of the greatest city on Earth grabbed a backstage bun and a coffee — said, “Too bad this isn’t bourbon,” blessed a black-and-white donkey, who wasn’t interested in its close-up, and scrambled into my car.

‘Regret’ nothing

Fashion, films, TV series, everything old is coming back. Everything but patriotism. France’s glorious Edith Piaf is returning to life. Two-time Tony nominee Christine Andreas recorded “Piaf: No Regrets” in London with a 36-piece orchestra. It’s out Friday on PS Classics. This Thursday through Saturday, she and the Little Sparrow’s music, en Français and Anglais, are at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Cheesy Yeezys

Gossip from LA. The plush, lush, high-class, upper class sneakers being hawked by Kanye — ask not Kanye Who? — have developed flat feet. Ain’t big-time selling. Those easy Yeezys with the center stitching, heel tab, midsole whatever, and laces personally breathed on by Kardashian & Ko. are maybe, might be, could be, not as wildly enticing to the public as it would appear is Mrs. West’s rear end. Throats gossip that Kim could be helping financially.

The front line’s scary

Rosamund Pike on her expert role in “A Private War” playing war reporter Marie Colvin: “It took lots of studying. I had no real experience as a foreign correspondent. To get out of my comfort zone, I reached out to Mines Advisory Group [a UK-based charity that assists those wounded by land mines]. They offered to take me to Lebanon. First, I had to sign a proof-of-life contract and give them my blood type. My fear was strong. Two days later, I was walking through live minefields.”

Garner’s side gig

Jennifer Garner has co-founded Once Upon a Farm. It’s organic baby food and farm-fresh whatever. She and daughter Violet, 12, both worked this weekend’s LA Baby Show at the Magic Box. They posed for pics, glad-handed the strollers, baby bumps and expectant parents and pushed the products. A pro is a pro is a pro.

Per a recent study, more money was just spent on votes, ads, banners, speechwriters and helpers in this election than has been spent on Alzheimer’s research. By 2030, a large number of people could be wandering the streets waving placards and buttons — who can’t remember what to do with them.

Only in America, kids, only in America.


The Spam Burger is Coming to Orchard Street with ‘Tsismis’

The first Filipino restuarant for Orchard Street is still happening. In fact, it’s nearing debut.

Initially conceived as “Burgers and Chismis,” the concept took space at 143 Orchard Street and will offer a menu of eats like Spam burgers, a crispy pork knuckle sandwich with pickled enoki mushroom, chicken and pork belly adobo, and pickled mackerel. It’s now simply called Tsismis, which is another way Filipinos refer to “gossip.”

Chef Shane Walsh is reportedly tied to the endeavor, along with Stephen Young, and brings along experience from Prune, Bubby’s Tribeca, and Jones Wood Foundry.

The proprietors first appeared on the Community Board 3 docket over a year-and-half ago for beer-wine approval. They’re now interviewing candidates to run the place.

We’re told that the official opening date of Tsismis is about four weeks away.


Patrizia Luca Handbag Sample Sale

The vision is simple, to provide women with fashionable, affordable, quality clothing that allows them to conquer their desks during the day and flourish in the evening with minimal changes. And that they do right from conception, they constantly challenge themselves with thinking desk to dinner, mother, daughter; looks that allow maturity, quality and still maintain that fashion edge. Patrizia Luca realizes that staying ahead means staying unique.


Faherty Holiday Sample Sale

WHAT: Faherty Holiday Sample Sale

WHY: Procrastinated on holiday shopping? Faherty Brand's got you. They're clearing out their warehouse, and brought thousands of items into their office. Score Faherty loot at basement prices (while supplies last!).

RSVP and stock up on Faherty for the people you love... and yourself.

Knits - $20
Button-ups - $20
Outerwear - $50+
Shorts - $15
Pants - $20
Sweaters & sweatshirts - $20
Cashmere & alpaca - $40+
Dresses - $25
Blankets - $20

Buy 5 pieces, get 10% off
Buy 10 pieces, get 20% off

WHEN: 12/17; M (2-8)

WHERE: 305 Broadway
Suite 1101
New York, NY 10007

For the complete list of today's sales and sample sales check HERE.

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