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Uptown

Uptown

Watch what you drink next time you’re in a strip club.

Four NYC exotic dancers targeted wealthy professionals, spiking their drinks with molly and tricking them into spending upwards of $200,000 in one night.

The victims, included a banker, an attorney, and a doctor. All allege that they showed up to a strip club, where they were allegedly drugged and then driven to Scores in Manhattan and RedHouse in Queens where they were charged extravagant amounts for private rooms, food and “other services.”

The four women, Samantha Barbash, Roselyn Keo, Marsi Rosen, and Karina Pascucci are being accused of doing this several times with different men over a period of four months.

Source: Uptown

 

Fox News

Fox News

NYPD continues it’s crackdown on gang activity within in the city.

Yesterday they landed its largest gang bust in NYC history, arresting over 100 gang affiliates in one shot.

The arrests and indictments stemmed from an investigation into the murder of Tayshana Murphy, an 18-year-old high school basketball star who was gunned down in 2011. Three years later, more than 100 members of three feuding gangs were arrested in Harlem for gun violence in the Manhattanville & Grant Housing projects.

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton addressed the over 400 officers at the 33rd Precinct station house before the early-morning raid, saying this would be one of the biggest raids in the city’s history, report sources.

According to MailOnline, Dozens of the charged gang members will face first-degree conspiracy counts on which they’ll face a max of 25 years to life in prison.

Their arraignments are expected to begin today (6/5) in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Read more about the story here

Source: Daily Mail

NBC Chicago

NBC Chicago

According to the New York Post, Taj Gibson’s 6-year-old cousin, Prince Joshua Avitto, was tragically stabbed to death in an elevator in Brooklyn Sunday.

Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and Mikayla Capers, 7, were in an elevator together when they were hacked and stabbed multiple times in the random 6 p.m. attack, law-enforcement sources said.

“They were just coming outside to get some ice cream and ices,” said Inez Rodriguez, president of a tenants association. “This is the worst thing that I’ve ever seen in this neighborhood.”

The young boy was found dead in the elevator of the Boulevard Houses at 845 Schenck Ave. in East New York, sources said.

[…] The little girl, who was chased by the maniac out of the elevator on the first floor, collapsed in front of a nearby building, sources said. Mikayla was in surgery at Brookdale Hospital.

The Bulls forward posted this photo on Instagram Monday in response to the tragedy:

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Huffington Post

Huffington Post

All publicity aint good publicity I guess.

After releasing the audio that forced Donald Sterling out of the NBA, V. Stiviano has become the most hated godl digger on earth.

According to her lawyer, her infamy reached a boiling point in NYC.

TMZ reports that Stiviano was attacked on the streets of NYC by a pack of men who yelled racial slurs … at least, that’s what her lawyer is telling people.

Her attorney claims that V. was leaving dinner with her sister and friends by the Gansevoort Hotel on Sunday night when two men followed her and attacked.

Stiviano’s lawyer claims she was punched several times while the men screamed racial slurs.

Officials tell TMZ Sports that no police were called and a police report was never filed.

Her lawyer claims she will file a report early today.

Source: TMZ

 

Instagram

Instagram

Mariah Carey is a diva for the people!

The multi-platinum selling artist is currently promoting her 14th studio album, Me. I am Mariah….The Elusive Chanteuse 

Thursday night, After hosting a Fresh Air Fund gala, Mariah decided to mix with the everyday people. Dressed in a glittery ballroom gown, Mariah hopped on the 1 train with producer Jermaine Dupri.

Instagram

Instagram

She posted the moment on Instagram. Carey was coming back from hosting a Fresh Air Fund gala.

Shuttershock

Shuttershock

More than 70 men woke up today behind bars in New York City this morning.

Gawker reports that authorities have charged 70 men and one woman in the New York City area for anonymously trading child porn.

According to the Associated Press:

The defendants include a police chief, a paramedic, a rabbi and a Boy Scout leader. Federal officials planned to announce the arrests at a news conference later Wednesday.
The five-week investigation yielded 600 computers, tablets, and smartphones containing a collective 175 terabytes of graphic images.

Authorities launched their investigation following the January arrest of Brian Fanelli, the police chief of Mount Pleasant, NY, for possession of child pornography.

Source: Gawker

Givency

Givency

Givency opens their first U.S. branch in Las Vegas. You would’ve thought, the many times the luxury brand has been mentioned in rap songs that this would’ve been happened.

Their NYC branch was shut down back in 2008, so this marks Givency’s first trek back into the United States.

If you’re in LV and want to grab yourself some gear, you can make your way to the Wynn or Encore Esplandes.

Givenchy

Givenchy

Givenchy

Givenchy

 

Facebook

Facebook

Five people were hospitalized after a New York City-bound Megabus crashed into a guardrail on I-95 Friday afternoon, police officials said.

The bus, which had come from Washington, D.C., drove onto the right shoulder of the interstate and then smashed into a guardrail at about 3:39 p.m., Maryland State Police said in a statement.

The driver told police he believed the bus had had a mechanical failure, the state police said.

Of the 68 passengers on board and the driver, 5 were hospitalized at Harford Memorial Hospital as a precaution, police said. No further injuries were reported.

I-95 was shut down as the investigation ensued, police said.

Megabus released a statement Friday afternoon recapping the accident, and adding, “Safety is megabus.com’s number one priority,” a CBS affiliate in Baltimore reported.

Source: DNA Info

Byron Smith

Byron Smith

NYPD shut down NYC nightclubs Greenhouse and W.I.P

The nightclubs were closed down by the police early Saturday for having too many customers and blasting music above the legal limit, the sources said.

A day later, a sign outside the club claimed it was closed for renovations, with no indication of when the doors would reopen.

Sources said Greenhouse and W.i.P. share the same liquor license, and they may be gone for good because it expires at the end of the month and owners have not applied for a new one.

“There’s always something crazy happening there,” said a hostess from a nearby restaurant. “There’s always police outside. Every night there’s police outside. It’s just kind of standard.”

Manager Geano Mark Fassett, 28, was cited with a violation and given a desk-appearance ticket, after the early Saturday raid, sources said.

The club’s owners could not be reached for comment.

The raid came eight days after a Greenhouse brawl that broke out between some college-football players and a club promoter ended with one of the players stabbed and the promoter’s face smashed.

The violence erupted at around 3 a.m. April 11 in the VIP room, where a group that included players from the University of South Carolina objected to another group allegedly smoking pot, sources said.

Sources said cops want to question defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles and cornerback Victor Hampton — who are expected to be snapped up at next month’s NFL draft — about the assault.

They have not been charged.

W.i.P. was the site of the 2012 melee sparked by a feud between musicians Drake and Chris Brown allegedly over singer Rihanna in 2012.

A judge shut both sites down for 10 days after that brawl.

Source: NY Post 

Jessica Mercedes Penzari, Robert Kalfus

Jessica Mercedes Penzari, Robert Kalfus

Pimps and prostitutes have found a new way to make money without alerting the long arm of the law.

According to the NY Post, street walkers are using the controversial Airbnb home-sharing Web site to turn prime Manhattan apartments into temporary brothels.

One escort service is even saving a bundle by renting Airbnb apartments instead of hotel rooms for clients’ quickies, says a 21-year-old call girl who works for the illicit business.

“It’s more discreet and much cheaper than The Waldorf,” said the sex worker, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

“Hotels have doormen and cameras. They ask questions. Apartments are usually buzz-in.”

The prostitute, a buxom brunette who charges up to $500 an hour, said her escort service generally rents an Airbnb apartment in the Financial District or Midtown West for up to a week at a time — then cycles numerous hookers through the place for trysts around-the-clock.

The agency flies under the radar by having its workers secure the apartments through their own Airbnb profiles, then has them pay the rent with prepaid debit cards. The apartments usually cost between $200 and $400 a day.

“[They] probably save $200 to $300 a night by not getting a hotel,” the sex worker said. “It’s really good for business.”

One apartment that got turned into an hourly love nest belongs to publicist Jessica Penzari, 29, who rented it out through Airbnb March 21 through 23.

Airbnb, which operates in 192 countries, has been plagued by incidents of “guests” using its site for sexual escapades, including an orgy in Chelsea last month that was promoted online as an “XXX FREAK FEST.”

Late last year, a Washington, DC, woman reported that two men who rented her apartment over Airbnb used it for “male-on-male nude massage.”

Airbnb is also under investigation by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman for potential violations of a city law that bans apartment sublets for less than a month, as well as evasion of the nearly 15 percent hotel tax.

Airbnb said it was cooperating with the NYPD over the alleged prostitution.

“The entire hospitality industry deals with issues like this, and we have zero tolerance for this activity,” it said.

Source: Ny Post