Daily Archives: January 23, 2020

New York in the mid 1930’s in Color !

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Extremely interesting long film about New York not long after the Great Depression. This film is in colour, motion-stabilized, enhanced and speed-corrected … It was shot between 1933 and 1939.,,
It shows many images of New York’s buildings (Empire State, Chrysler and Woolworth buildings a.o), Bridges, Aircraft, Neon lights and Steamships. Especially the footage of the famous ocean liners Queen Mary (Cunard White Star Line), which was brand new at that time, and the Normandie and Conte di Savoia footage (in color!) is intriguing.…
Film has NOT been artificially colourized; it is original Kodak (?) color film!

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NYC Council passes bill requiring stores accept cash

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The New York City Council passed a bill Thursday requiring all stores to accept cash payments. The measure is designed to protect the city’s poor as more retail stores refuse to take cash from shoppers and only accept debit card and credit card payments. Fines of up to $1,500 would be levied against businesses that violate the proposed law. Mayor Bill de Blasio has indicated he supports the bill but first wants it to undergo a review process. Stores would also be prohibited from charging customers higher prices for paying in cash but would still be able to refuse bills above $20.
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Annabella Sciorra confronts Harvey Weinstein at trial, testifying he raped her

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Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra confronted Harvey Weinstein from the witness stand Thursday, testifying that the former Hollywood studio boss overpowered and raped her and made other crude overtures that included sending her X-rated chocolates and showing up uninvited in his underwear with a bottle of baby oil in one hand and a video in the other. In a quivering voice, Sciorra told the jury that Weinstein barged into her apartment in the mid-1990s, threw her on a bed and forced himself on her as she tried to fight him off by kicking and punching him…
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Bodega argument ends in deadly shooting and crash in Manhattan

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An investigation is underway into a deadly shooting in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. The NYPD says it started around 1:30 a.m. Thursday with an argument inside a bodega at 51st Street and 10th Avenue. The dispute spilled out into the street, where gunshots were fired. A 31-year-old man was shot, likely in the back.
He got into a black SUV and tried to drive away, but he crashed almost a block away into a car dealership near 50th Street and 11th Avenue….
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