NYPD Captures 63 Gang Members Because They Referred to Guns as ‘Biscuits’ on Facebook

A "sandwich." (Photo: Hashgram)

Gangs may soon join teens in the “totally over Facebook” collective. The NYPD announced yesterday that it has arrested 63 members from three East Harlem gangs, after they left a trail of evidence boasting about their exploints online.

Authorities said the members—all men, 16 to 25—are responsible for 30 non-fatal shootings in the neighborhood since 2009. When using Facebook to plan their hits, they often used slang words. For example, guns were identified as “biscuit” or “clickety,” while ammunition were often labeled as “sea shellz” and “gas.” Read More

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A Startup Incubator Grows In Harlem

It looks like someone is ready to take the New York City Economic Development Corporation up on its offer to seed a tech renaissance in Harlem.

The NYC EDC has put out a request for proposal to build an incubator focused on startups around 125th Street. The EDC has promised “certain funding available to help cover specific incubator start-up costs and operating expenses.” In advance of the December 15th deadline, Xconomy reports that a group called #IncubateNYC is making a bid for the contract. Read More