Afternoon Bulletin: Trump Foundation Told to Stop Fundraising, Carnegie Deli Petition

Presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Manheim, Pennsylvania on October 1st 2016, the day after Trump Foundation's notice of violation.

Presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Manheim, Pennsylvania on October 1st 2016, the day after Trump Foundation’s notice of violation. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images

The Donald J. Trump Foundation has been ordered to cease soliciting donations by the New York Attorney General. The notice of violation, effective immediately, was issued on Friday in response to the foundation not being registered to raise such funds. In addition, Trump Foundation has been asked to hand over annual financial reports within 15 days, following the larger pattern of asking the presidential nominee to disclose financial documents. It has been noted that Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is a Democrat and self-proclaimed Hillary Clinton supporter, who has been criticized for ‘going easy’ on the Clinton Foundation. (New York Post)


Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board announced that the transit engineer onboard had no memory of the New Jersey Transit train crash that occurred at Hoboken Terminal on Thursday. Engineer Thomas Gallagher, 48, was able to tell investigators that the train was traveling at 10 miles an hour as it entered the station prior to the crash, which contradicts initial reports. Investigations into the precise speed of the train are ongoing, with all rail service in and out of Hoboken Terminal suspended until further notice. However, the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail line is back in service. (New York Times)


Following the news on Friday that Carnegie Deli will be closing, a former dishwasher at the deli has announced his plans to save the famous Seventh Ave. eatery. Samuel Mussovic has organized a rally at 2PM today and a petition drive, with the hopes of raising $5million. Carnegie Deli, whose planned closure on December 31st will cost 60 people their jobs, has been famous for its oversized sandwiches and pastrami. Unfortunately, the closure comes as the latest incident of many, including an illegal gas hookup in 2015. The original reasons for closure, given by owner Marian Harper Lee, were the grueling hours and her needing to take a step back. (NY Daily News)


A new exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City has seen the park taken over by busts of actor Christopher Walken. Created by artist Bryan Zanisnik, the installation is part of the Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition hosted by the museum. Walken is famous for films such as Catch Me If You Can and The Deer Hunter, so his likeness is very recognizable to the local residents – even when sticking out of the ground. Born in Astoria in 1943, Walken grew up around his father’s bakery and attributes his signature lilting speech to the German clientele’s halting English, making this something of a homecoming. Visitors can get up close with the busts and also enjoy a comic by collaborator Eric Winkler, which includes a sign warning ‘No Walken Picking’. The exhibition is open until March 13th. (DNAinfo)


Kim Kardashian has been no stranger to media attention but she made headlines for very different circumstances after being robbed in Paris on Sunday night. There for the Paris Fashion Week shows, she was staying in a private residence when two men, dressed as policemen, broke into her home. Despite reports that was she bound, gagged, and held up at gun point, Kardashian’s rep described her as “badly shaken but unharmed.” Millions of dollars of jewelry were stolen. Husband Kanye West was performing at festival The Meadows in New York at the time, but closed the show early citing the ‘family emergency’. (NY Daily News)

Afternoon Bulletin: Trump Foundation Told to Stop Fundraising, Carnegie Deli Petition