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  • Reputed Mob Boss' Own Son Accused Of Ordering Hit On Him At McDonald's Drive-Thru

    06/25/2019 4:56:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 67 replies ^ | 6/24/2019 | Gina Tron
    The son of an alleged New York City mobster who was shot to death at a McDonald's drive-thru in the Bronx in October is accused of calling a hit on his own dad. Sylvester Zottola, 71, an alleged Bonanno crime family associate, was found inside his vehicle riddled with gunshots just before 5 p.m. Thursday, according to police. His car was boxed in when a gunman opened fire, sources told The New York Post in the fall. He had reportedly just ordered a coffee when he was shot. The murder came just months after his son survived an apparent hit....
  • The Unsolved Mystery of Judge Joseph Force Crater's Disappearance

    08/25/2017 4:21:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, August 14, 2017 | Jay Maeder
    At least until the first week of August, it appeared to have been a pretty good year for Joseph Force Crater. He was 41 years old, a good Tammany Hall Democrat, widely regarded as a comer. Gov. Franklin Roosevelt had recently named him to the state Supreme Court bench. Some felt he was on the fast track to big things, perhaps even the Supreme Court of the United States. Then he stepped into a New York City taxicab and vanished from the face of the Earth. Maybe he ended up in the tropics with a sackful of cash and a...
  • ThriveNYC was a mismanaged mess from the beginning

    04/09/2019 11:32:52 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 10, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    A signature mental-health program funded by First Lady Chirlane McCray’s $1.2 billion ThriveNYC initiative was so badly mismanaged during its first 18 months that it may have done more harm than good, a report said Tuesday. A dozen former clinicians who worked for the Mental Health Service Corps — a program aimed at bringing social workers and psychologists to needy communities — described mismanagement from the very beginning of the program in 2016, Politico NY reported.
  • To Get Trump’s Tax Returns, N.Y. Democrats Try a New Strategy (abuse of power)

    04/08/2019 7:50:20 AM PDT · by NRx · 64 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-08-2019 | Jesse McKinley
    ALBANY — In an attempt to work around the White House, Democratic lawmakers in Albany are trying to do what their federal counterparts have so far failed to accomplish: to obtain President Trump’s tax returns. Albany lawmakers are seeking state tax returns, not the federal ones at the heart of the current standoff in Washington. But a tax return from New York — the president’s home state, and the headquarters of his business empire — could likely contain much of the same financial information as a federal return. Under a bill that is scheduled to be introduced this week, the...
  • De Blasio ‘Doesn’t Recall’ $100K Donation in Alleged Pay-to-Play Scheme

    10/29/2017 9:42:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 29, 2017 | Michael Gartland and Max Jaeger
    Mayor de Blasio astonishingly said Sunday that New Yorkers don’t care whether City Hall is corrupt. “There are much more important issues than what these guys [reporters] are raising,” the mayor claimed amid bombshell allegations in court last week that pay-to-play was alive, well — and rampant — at City Hall. Hizzoner insisted that the topic is far from “interesting conversation.
  • Probe Into Where Bill De Blasio Gets The Money To Take So Many Presidential Campaign Trips

    04/06/2019 7:07:42 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 5, 2019 | Marcia Kramer
    A new ethical firestorm is engulfing Mayor de Blasio as questions are being raised about where he’s getting all the money to fund his cross-country presidential campaign trips. It’s deja vu all over again for “On The Road Bill,” the mail-it-in mayor of New York City who has been galloping all over the country to test the presidential waters with a suspicious campaign cash box that’s raising lots of eyebrows. “To me, that’s a real no-no,” Betsy Gotbaum of the Citizens Union said. Gotbaum is questioning how de Blasio is raising money for his “Fairness PAC” – the political action...
  • NY prosecutors announce Manafort indictment minutes after federal sentencing

    03/13/2019 10:12:34 AM PDT · by Steve1999 · 39 replies
    CNBC ^ | 03-13-19 | Jacob Pramuk Kevin Breuninger
    New York prosecutors Wednesday announced the indictment of President Donald Trump's former campaign chief, Paul Manafort, only minutes after his sentencing in a federal case. The 16 charges unveiled by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance relate to mortgage fraud, conspiracy and falsifying business records. "No one is beyond the law in New York," Vance said in a statement. Manafort's alleged actions "strike at the heart of New York's sovereign interests, including the integrity of our residential mortgage market," Vance added.
  • Gov. Cuomo frantically working behind the scenes to woo back Amazon to NY

    03/01/2019 7:46:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2019 | Rick Moran
    Amazon, Inc. was forced to withdraw its bid to locate a second headquarters facility in New York City two weeks ago, but New York state and city political leadership hasn't forgotten them. Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, major unions, and businesses have all begun a fierce lobbying campaign to woo Amazon back to the city. The governor has been active, talking to Amazon executives including CEO Jeff Bezos, about a new location  The original deal was cancelled when radical socialist politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez objected to the tax breaks being given away to convince Amazon to...
  • NYPD: MS-13 Planning To Target Off-Duty Cops At Their Homes

    03/01/2019 7:29:55 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    CBSLocal NY ^ | February 27, 2019 | Staff
    The NYPD is warning police officers about a possible threat from the MS-13 gang, particularly when they are off-duty. CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports that in a bulletin the NYPD put out this alert: “Members of MS-13 are looking to ‘hit’ NYPD police officers, specifically in the Brentwood/Central Islip area as well as possibly Patchogue.” The bulletin says that the gang members would carry out the attacks on off-duty officers “in order to gain street credibility.” While the threat has not been substantiated, law enforcement experts say this cannot be taken lightly. “Whenever a law enforcement officer is being threatened, especially...
  • Where has $850m gone? Bill de Blasio's wife can't account for staggering amount of taxpayer money...

    03/01/2019 12:15:11 PM PST · by blueyon · 83 replies ^ | 3/01/19 | Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
    """Where has $850m gone? Bill de Blasio's wife can't account for staggering amount of taxpayer money that the NY Mayor gave her for mental health project""" Chirlane McCray was assigned a $850million budget for her ThriveNYC program But records show scheme has failed to keep track of what it spent the money on The small amount of data that was collected shows it fell far short of targets Despite that, organizers have expanded the budget to $1billion over five years
  • New York City Experienced Worst Decline in Restaurant Jobs since 9/11 After $15 Minimum Wage Win

    03/01/2019 8:15:58 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies ^ | February 28, 2019
    The Big Apple’s fast-food industry, The New York Times recently reported, has long served as a laboratory for progressive politicians and the nation’s labor machine.
  • The “Co-Mayor” Of NYC May Have Flushed Almost A Billion Dollars Away

    03/01/2019 10:20:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    New York City has been battling a number of budget problems lately, along with unrest in the streets over the deplorable state of the subway system. That makes the latest news about the city’s financial situation all the more of a political stinkbomb. According to the New York Post, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, was put in charge of a new mental health initiative named ThriveNYC four years ago. It was intended to help the city deal with a spiraling mental illness problem, particularly among the Big Apple’s homeless population.Four years later, the program has soaked up...
  • The good, the bad and the ugly: The Economic State of New York, Virginia and Florida Compared

    02/21/2019 10:04:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 02/21/2019 | Richard Rahn
    Last week, there was the pitiful scene of Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York begging President Trump to restore a tax provision which unfairly benefitted New Yorkers. It seems that many high-income New Yorkers have been moving their tax homes to Florida, undermining the New York tax base. Those who live in New York City may be paying state and local income tax rates, in addition to the federal tax, of over 12 percent, giving some an overall tax burden of approximately 50 percent. Florida imposes no state and local income taxes in addition to the federal income tax —...
  • Believe It Or Not, The Amazon Pullout Wasn’t Even The Worst Economic News For NY Dems This Week

    02/17/2019 5:26:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    New York State managed to draw significant national media attention this week when Amazon decided to cancel its plan to open a new HQ in Queens. AOC, who apparently now runs the Democratic Party, immediately declared victory, having ensured that a caravan of tens of thousands of new, well-paying jobs wouldn’t invade the area. But as difficult as it may be to believe, that wasn’t the worst economic news New Yorkers had to face.The less reported story had to do with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to save the upstate region by investing in “green technology” companies, presumably also bringing...
  • ‘Corruption In Full Force’: Voter Claims There Were No GOP Ballots In Harlem

    04/19/2016 1:47:42 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 30 replies
    CBS New York ^ | April 19, 2016 | CBS Staff
    It’s primary day in New York and as many voters scramble to cast their ballots before, during, and after work, some are also running into unfortunate circumstances. It’s not often that New Yorkers’ votes are pivotal in a presidential primary and many at polling places across the state are determined to make their’s count.... At one polling site at Carlton Avenue and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, the site coordinator didn’t even bother to show up and it took about an hour-and-a-half to find a replacement so the poll could open. Television and radio contributor John Burnett took to Twitter to...
  • NYPD corruption scandal leads straight to de Blasio

    04/09/2016 7:45:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 7, 2016 | 11:29pm | Michael Goodwin
    As Bob Dylan told us long ago, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” These days, a foul wind blows from City Hall. With subpoenas issued, investigations spreading and at least one federal grand jury at work, the question isn’t whether Bill de Blasio’s administration has a corruption problem. The questions are how big is the problem, how many agencies are tainted and how high up the pecking order does it go? […] The two biggest and most recent scandals involve lucrative gifts and cash given to current and former top officers in the NYPD,...
  • Sheldon Silver to give up Assembly Speaker power

    01/26/2015 4:31:34 AM PST · by Liz · 15 replies ^ | 1/25/15 | Michael Gartland and Carl Campanile w/ Aaron Short
    Sheldon Silver will become a virtual figure head on Monday, as he cedes iron control over legislative matters to five Democrats. Despite corruption charges, arrest, and arraignment, Silver is scheduled to vote on handing out nearly $95 million tax dollars in state grants and loans — despite allegations he funneled taxpayer money to a Columbia U cancer doctor as part of a long-running kickback scheme. Silver is one of three voting members of the Public Authorities Control Board---the upcoming Board's agenda includes a residential real-estate project in Silver's district. The 168-unit apartment building got $78.5 million worth of public financing...
  • Preet Bharara won't rule out ethics probe into Gov. Cuomo

    04/11/2014 3:41:08 PM PDT · by neverdem · 2 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 10, 2014 | Ken Lovett
    <p>US Attorney Preet Bharara of the southern district Thursday did not rule out investigating whether Gov. Cuomo and his aides improperly intervened with the investigations undertaken by the governor's anti-corruption commission.</p> <p>"We're going to look at the documents, we're going to see what the facts are, and if there are questions that are appropriate to ask, as I think the public knows by now, there are strong-willed and aggressive--but fair--people in my office who will ask those questions," Bharara said during an appearance Thursday morning on WNYC public radio's "The Brian Lehrer Show."</p>
  • Charlie Rangel Gets Spanked On CNBC

    03/19/2009 8:46:57 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 12 replies · 708+ views
    This morning on CNBC hosts Mark Haynes and Erin Burnett challenged Rep. Charlie Rangel (at about the 5:15 mark in the below video) on his alleged ethics violations after he railed against Wall Street executives for "violating the public trust." Rangel insists in the exchange with Haynes and Burnett that he will be cleared of any wrongdoing by the House ethics committee. No doubt the political fix is in.
  • Spitzer Is Likely to Seek Hevesi’s Ouster

    11/17/2006 9:11:23 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies · 517+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2006 | Danny Hakim
    Mr. Hevesi, in a statement issued by his office in response to questions for this article, said, "Honest concern for my wife led me to make a mistake for which I have apologized. "Knowing the facts, millions of New Yorkers elected me by an overwhelming percentage to serve another four year term as comptroller," he said. "That is what I intend to do." ...If the Senate removed Mr. Hevesi, the governor would choose his successor. But if Mr. Hevesi resigned, the Legislature as a whole would choose his replacement, giving control to the Democrats. Mr. Hevesi had been somewhat buoyed...