The New York Police Department has been obstructing reporters from covering the Occupy Wall Street protests. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell has details in the Rewrite.
The Occupy Wall Street movement now extends well beyond the confines of Zuccotti Park in lower Manhattan. Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore discusses the "assault on the middle class" with MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell. To him, the real "clean-up needs to happen on Wall Street."
This fall's morning commute to Last Word HQ is about to get a lot more fun. HBO is using a vintage, 1917 subway car to promote the second season of their Prohibition-era show, Boardwalk Empire. The train, originally operated by the Interborough Rapid Transit system, is equipped with rattan seats, ceiling fans (so cool), drop sash windows and of course a ton of Boardwalk Empire branding. Below are a few photos of the train that will certainly leave some commuters and tourists scratching their heads. Enjoy!
For New Yorkers: the train will run on the 2/3 express lines on weekends. It will make stops at Times Square, 72nd Street, and 96th Street.
Before the Twin Towers tragically fell to the ground nearly 10 years ago to the day, the buildings surprisingly boasted a thriving movie career. They were typecasted as the iconic structure standing out in the New York City skyline.
WTC made appearances in tons of classics like "Superman," "King Kong," "Bonfire Of The Vanities," "When Harry Met Sally," "Working Girl," "Basketball Diaries," "Being John Malkovich," the list goes on.
Leading up to the 10-year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks, director/cartoonist Dan Meth created a cool montage of all of WTC’s cameos from 1969-2001 which, according to the Vimeo page, “celebrates the towers' film career with songs that capture the passing decades."
MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell explains why Rudy Giuliani continues to profit from the 9/11 attacks in the Rewrite.
The Last Word staff after evacuating the 30 Rock offices.
An earthquake rattled the East Coast (and our nerves) this afternoon, forcing hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate buildings. The 5.8 magnitude quake, centered 40 miles northwest of Richmond, could be felt up from Georgia all the way to New England.
Luckily, there have been no reports of major damage or injuries.
Parts of the Pentagon, White House and Capitol were evacuated, along with memorials and monuments on the National Mall in D.C. No tsunami warning was issued, but air and train traffic was temporarily disrupted in the area.
The earthquake struck smack dab in the middle of our Last Word editorial meeting, which we use to pitch ideas and go over each night's rundown. (P.S. we're now leading the show with this story tonight). Most of the staff felt the building sway from our perch on the 16th floor of 30 Rock. I missed the whole thing because, apparently, I was too busy chatting. In the words of guest host Melissa Harris-Perry, "we just were talking so hard."
The LW staff left the building for about 20 minutes to be safe. After snapping a quick photo, we returned to our desks to find many hilarious offerings on the web: the top 17 earthquake tweets, hipsters reactions and earthquake-induced missed connections.
Did you feel it, too? Tell us your story in the comment section below or tweet me your experiences.
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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Fresh off New York's marriage equality victory, we've got an exclusive interview with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday. What should Lawrence ask him? Tell us in the comment section below.
The first real sign of spring in Manhattan? Food trucks have started to line the streets of Midtown, offering up a plethora of options for those who desire something other than the standard sandwich or salad.
Our EP, Izzy Povich, took action and fixed the Last Word's case of the Mondays by recommending lobster rolls for lunch. Her cousin, Susan Povich, founded The Red Hook Lobster Pound, which debuted its Lobstermobile, aka "The Big Red" this afternoon.
After hearing about these fresh Maine lobster rolls, Lawrence treated The Last Word staff to perfectly toasted buns entrenched with shredded lobster meat, heavily drizzled in hot butter and scallions. This is where you now drool.
Thanks Lawrence! For all you NYC foodies, be sure to follow The Big Red @lobstertruckny.
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