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This week it is about Jimmy Kimmel, a TV personality who is really a creepy guy.
Here are True Tales of New York City, as discussed from the ”Back of the Hack.” Passengers are not bashful about expressing their opinions. These are their topics, not mine.
It certainly is now the saddest place on the face of the Earth.
Lines stretched across New York City on this week as thousands wait in line to ensure turkey would be on the table for Thanksgiving dinner. Food insecurity is not a new struggle for many New York families, but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has left millions more without employment and resources stretched thin. Hundreds of turkeys will be handed out to families in need over the next few days as the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches. Governor Cuomo and Mayor duBlasio are doing nothing. New Yorkers are trying to help New Yorkers on their own.
**** Panic Sweeps the City!
**** New York Chinese residents have been promoting a new study that claims the China Virus could have been spreading undetected in Italy months before it was first found in Wuhan. On the other hand, many non-Chinese residents think the pandemic was no accident and the current plague is by design. It is a weapon.
**** NYPD union mocks proposal to pay New Yorkers for ratting out parking violators. First Obama broke us up into racial divisions, then it became financial and now neighbor against neighbor.
**** Armed bouncers are hired to exit patrons when there’s a lockdown. Or, how do you tell someone to put on a mask without getting a punch in the face?
**** Suspension of jury trials through December. No justice in this city and no criminals going to the slammer.
**** Fare-beating surges. Jump the turnstile. It used to be a crime. Now, fellow passengers cheer.
**** Tourism businesses are finished. No taxis, no tourists, no hotels, no nothing except dark forbidding streets
**** New Yorkers ask: Is today the day someone attacks me on the subway? Even the cops are terrified and always travel in pairs.
**** Jonathan Pollard, the convicted Israeli spy embraced by Jews as a patriot for their people and rejected by others as a stain on it, is a free man after 35 years.
**** New York State Governor Cuomo is getting an Emmy for his TV press conferences. As Ted Kennedy once said, “the Cuomo family is like a Mafia business. He dumped his living girlfriend after she had a double mastectomy.
**** New York’s Finest can now grow beards — though the fuzz will have limits. The NYPD has reversed a long-standing policy against whiskers establishing rules that’ll keep the force from resembling a collection of hipsters or acolytes. Goatees are not allowed, nor are designer or chin strap beards. Also banned are any “words, images, patterns, logos or designs in their facial hair,” according to a Patrol Guide revision.
**** An NYPD officer was attacked while jogging on his day off. It happened near 53rd Avenue in Long Island City. Police say the officer, who was not in uniform, was assaulted by as many as nine people. He was taken to a local hospital with bruises to his neck, head, shoulder, and knee.
**** Rats as big as bunnies are roaming the streets in broad daylight, nesting in trees and chewing through car engine wires that can cost thousands to fix. And there are so many that residents are kvetching about them every chance they get — 311 hotline complaints about rats have totaled 12,632 so far this year — a third more than the 9,042 for all of 2019
**** A Hasidic synagogue in Brooklyn planned the wedding of a chief rabbi’s grandson with such secrecy it was able to host thousands of maskless celebrants without the city catching on. Despite a surge in China Virus cases, guests crammed shoulder-to-shoulder inside the Yetev Lev temple in Williamsburg for the nuptials —stomping, dancing, and singing at the top of their lungs without a mask in sight.