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  • Bill de Blasio Booed At NYC Columbus Day Parade

    10/09/2017 11:59:09 AM PDT · by Hadean · 30 replies
    Patch.com ^ | Oct. 09, 2017 | Noah Manskar
    The rain-soaked crowd demanded that the city's statue of Christopher Columbus stay put. MIDTOWN MANHATTAN, NY — It rained on Bill de Blasio's parade Monday — in more ways than one. Crowds along Fifth Avenue showered the mayor with boos during the rain-soaked Columbus Day parade, demanding that the city not touch the landmark statue of the holiday's namesake at Columbus Circle. De Blasio, a Democrat, has offered repeated assurances that the statue isn't going anywhere for now. A commission he appointed is reviewing the monument and others around the city that could be removed because they're symbols of oppression....
  • Mayor de Blasio says Hillary let him down in new book

    09/26/2017 6:47:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 24, 2017 | Carl Campanile September 24, 2017 | 5:42pm | Updated
    Hillary Clinton let Bill de Blasio down during the 2016 election, the mayor says in a new book. In a post-election interview in the book, de Blasio tells author Joseph Viteritti that had Clinton listened to him and other progressives, she could have won. In one remark, he zings both Hillary and Bill Clinton. “Although I opposed the DLC [pro-Bill Clinton] (Democratic Leadership Council) and its centrist politics, I had real hope for Hillary,” de Blasio says in Viteritti’s “The Pragmatist: Bill de Blasio’s Quest to Save the Soul of New York.” “I thought she would eventually take a stronger position...
  • Teen who punched principal in face gets sweet deal from judge

    09/23/2017 10:29:19 AM PDT · by Menehune56 · 95 replies
    New York Post ^ | 9/22/2017 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A hot-headed teen got a slap on the wrist Friday for slugging a Manhattan principal who told him to turn down his music. Judge Edwina Richardson-Mendelson granted Luis Penzo, 19, youthful offender status and sentenced him to a conditional discharge — as long as he stays out of trouble for three years he’ll dodge prison and a criminal record. “You made us very proud,” the judge said of the surly teen’s compliance with a family therapy program. Penzo, who sauntered into Manhattan Supreme Court Friday wearing a white T-shirt and red gym shorts, offered no apology.
  • Professor who tweeted about ‘dead cops’ suspended

    09/15/2017 8:16:50 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 61 replies
    NY Post ^ | Joe Tacopino
    The president of John Jay College said she was “shocked” to hear the “abhorrent” anti-cop statement spewed by a professor at her school and immediately suspended him. “I am appalled that anyone associated with John Jay, with our proud history of supporting law enforcement authorities, would suggest that violence against police is ever acceptable,” John Jay president Karol Mason said about professor Michael Isaacson. Police union wants professor fired over 'dead cop' tweets Police union wants professor fired over 'dead cop' tweets Mason said that threats were made to the members of the college in the wake of his comment...
  • De Blasio easily wins Democratic nomination for NYC mayor, sets sights on general

    09/14/2017 10:11:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/14/2017 | By GLORIA PAZMINO
    Mayor Bill de Blasio rolled one step closer to re-election on Tuesday night, coasting to the Democratic nomination by easily defeating a handful of little-known challengers who struggled to gain traction for their criticisms of the mayor and his administration. With 99 percent of precincts reporting, de Blasio led the field with 74.6 percent of the vote, according to preliminary Board of Election data published on Tuesday. The easy victory comes four years after de Blasio, a former City Councilman and public advocate, vaulted to prominence by winning a crowded Democratic primary on a left-leaning message of fighting income inequality,...
  • NYC mayoral race 'between a progressive Democrat and a pro-Trump Republican,' de Blasio says

    09/13/2017 5:53:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    AM New York ^ | September 13, 2017 | Laura Figueroa and Matthew Chayes
    The race for New York City mayor kicked off in earnest Wednesday, as incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio, fresh off his Democratic primary victory, traded barbs with Republican opponent Nicole Malliotakis at separate campaign events. De Blasio, who trounced a field of underdog primary rivals Tuesday by collecting 74 percent of the vote, addressed about two dozen supporters at his campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, where he called the upcoming general election a battle “between a progressive Democrat and a pro-Trump Republican.” Malliotakis, a state assemblywoman from Staten Island who voted for Donald Trump in the general election after endorsing Marco...
  • NYC’s First Lady Remixes ‘Reclaiming My Time’ As a Mental-Health Anthem

    09/11/2017 2:28:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Root ^ | September 11, 2017 | Anne Branigin
    Arguably, the only thing better than Maxine Waters’ skewering of White House weasel and Treasury Department Secretary Steve Mnuchin was the song it inspired—a gospel spin on Waters’ infamous remarks, performed by Broadway actor Mykal Kilgore that immediately went viral. It turns out that New York City’s first lady, Chirlane McCray, is also a fan of the song and its message. This past Sunday, which was World Suicide Prevention Day, McCray used the concept of “reclaiming my time” to urge viewers to take better care of their mental health. (TWEET-AT-LINK) In the public service announcement, McCray appeared opposite Kilgore, who’s...
  • De Blasio Announces Committee Members Who Will Review All 'Symbols Of Hate'

    09/09/2017 9:31:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    Gothamist ^ | September. 9, 2017 | Emma Whitford
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday announced the 16-member committee that will review all "symbols of hate" on city property over the next three months. Announced in the wake of violence waged by white nationalists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last month, the group is tasked with establishing guidelines for how to assess statues and monuments "seen as oppressive and inconsistent with the values of New York City." The group will also make specific recommendations for "a select few items," according to City Hall. This number undoubtedly includes the statue of Christopher Columbus in Columbus Circle, which Mayor de...
  • GOP candidate: De Blasio should use his given German name

    09/08/2017 10:23:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    NYP ^ | September 7, 2017 | Yoav Gonen
    GOP mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis mocked Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday, saying he should go back to using his given German name after his refusal to defend statues of Italian explorer Christopher Columbus. She made her point while standing under the explorer’s statue in Columbus Circle, which has become the focal point of a cultural battle after Hizzoner said he’d appoint a commission to recommend hateful city monuments for removal. “I really think Bill de Blasio should go back to using his birth name of Warren Wilhelm, because he obviously doesn’t have the heart and soul of an Italian,’’...
  • Catch and Release: 9 Illegals Arrested at Trump Tower Protest, DeBlasio Sets Them Free

    09/06/2017 10:40:00 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 23 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 9-7-17 | Jim Hoft
    Illegal Aliens and their supporters held a demonstration Tuesday in New York City in front of Trump Tower. The far left crowd shut down traffic as they always do. At least 30 people were arrested including 9 illegal aliens. Including these three illegals. They were carrying AmeriKKKa signs. They thing America is country of white supremacists but want in anyway. CosechaMedia reported on the protest: New York, NY- 34 were arrested today in multiple waves of civil disobedience actions blocking 5th avenue in front of Trump Tower. The first wave of arrests occurred this morning around 11:30 AM as Sessions...
  • Bitter de Blasio thinks there should be a parade in his honor

    09/05/2017 4:57:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 4, 2017 | Michael Gartland and Danika Fears
    Mayor de Blasio claims he’s running the city so well that “you’d assume they’d be having parades out in the streets” — and insisted he’d be more popular if it weren’t for “the time in history.” “When I think about how crime’s gone down for four years, graduation rates up, test scores are up, more jobs than ever in our history — I think, ‘Wow, just that quick profile, any candidate anywhere would want it,’ ” he boasted to New York magazine. “You’d assume they’d be having parades out in the streets. But that’s not the time in history we’re living...
  • De Blasio: Trump ‘Profoundly Racist’ and ‘a Spoiled Brat’

    09/05/2017 12:32:47 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 9/5/17 | David Rutz
    "I think Trump is much more than a New Yorker," he said. "Trump is a spoiled brat. He has lived a privileged life. His dad engaged in racist practices and taught his son at his knee. I think there’s something about Trump that should not be mistaken for any typical New York personality. He, in the end, was a precursor of this right-wing, tabloid approach to politics. He called for the execution of the Central Park Five in the ’80s."
  • Inside the NYC schools critics call ‘failure factories’

    09/03/2017 9:26:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NYP ^ | September 2, 2017 | Susan Edelman
    They are the schools Mayor de Blasio doesn’t mention. At 32 city elementary and middle schools, the average English-math proficiency rate on state exams has not exceeded 10 percent of students for four years in a row. Seventeen of these schools — which enroll nearly 10,000 kids — have been part of the mayor’s signature Renewal program, which has spent $582 million on teacher training, social services and an extra hour a day of instruction. Four did so poorly that the city Department of Education closed them in June. ... Families for Excellent Schools, a pro-charter-school group that analyzed the test...
  • Mayor de Blasio publishes op-ed without naming donors who sought favors, slams 'bitter' media

    09/02/2017 8:46:31 PM PDT · by Bogle · 8 replies
    Daily News ^ | 09/01/2017 | Jillian Jorgensen
    Almost a year and a half after promising to detail a “stunning number of donors” who sought favors and didn’t get them, Mayor de Blasio published an op-ed containing only two new examples. The op-ed — which does not name a single contributor, not even two he references who have since been arrested in a police corruption case — was published on the website Medium on the Friday ahead of the long Labor Day Weekend.
  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Appears to Back Down over Monument Purge Amid Backlash

    09/01/2017 2:15:55 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Sep 2017 | ADAM SHAW
    NEW YORK CITY — Controversial Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio appears to be backing down from his crusade against “symbols of hate” in the Big Apple amid significant political pressure. In the wake of the clashes between right and left-wing protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, which led to a surge in calls from the left for the removal of Confederate statues and monuments across the country, de Blasio got on board with the trend and said he would conduct a 90-day review of all “symbols of hate” on city property. He later refused to say that Christopher Columbus’ statue in the...
  • Mayor de Blasio Signs 7 New Bills Aimed to Curb Smoking, Tobacco Use in NYC

    08/28/2017 3:23:10 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 22 replies
    NBC NEW YORK ^ | 28 AUGUST 2017 | ANDREW SIFF
    Mayor de Blasio signed a sweeping series of anti-smoking bills Monday as part of a comprehensive effort to help reduce the number of smokers in the city by nearly 200,000 over the next few years. Nearly a million of people in the city still smoke, despite steady declines in smoking rates between 2002 and 2015, according to the health department. Speaking on Monday, de Blasio said he'd seen first-hand the impact smoking had on a family.
  • The Anti-Cop Agenda that de Blasio Hopes Will Win Him a Shot at Government

    08/25/2017 9:02:34 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A NYPD cop who has served since 2002 and made over 1000 arrests is facing not only a loss of job, but also reputation because gang-bangers are setting up a “cottage industry” of hiring dodgy lawyers to file suit against police officers. They can get away with this, because under Mayor de Blasio, when a cop is now accused, they won’t send in the Attorney General’s office or the Feds. Essentially if a cop is accused, he has to fight it out himself. Sure, the city will pay damages almost automatically to the criminals with their fraudulent claims, but this...
  • Confederate Flags Adorn This Times Square Subway Station

    06/25/2015 10:12:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | june 25, | Georgett Roberts and Amanda Lozada
    Tiny Confederate flags are right under the noses of millions of straphangers passing through the Times Square subway station every day. The tile mosaics honor the late New York Times head Adolph S. Ochs, a Southerner with “strong ties to the Confederacy,” said Civil War historian Dr. David Jackowe. The tiles were installed more than 90 years ago when stations were adorned with symbols to honor prominent figures — in this case, the Tennessee-raised Ochs, who was buried with a Confederate flag after his death in 1935.
  • 640,000 NYC warrants for old summonses tossed in 1 day

    08/09/2017 10:49:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 9, 2017 6:44 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz
    In a single morning, courts on Wednesday threw out more than 640,000 warrants for New Yorkers ticketed for minor offenses years ago. The move — requested by prosecutors and hailed by the mayor — marks a sweeping step in city officials’ efforts to promote what they see as a more fair and workable approach to low-level offenses. But one of the city’s five district attorneys said the dismissals sent a problematic signal about law-breaking. […] The warrants date back a decade or longer and stem from summonses for nonviolent, small-scale offenses such as littering, open-container drinking, being in a park...
  • Live From New York: The Latest Marxist Proposal from NYC’s Sandinista Mayor

    08/09/2017 8:22:52 PM PDT · by Bogle · 5 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | August 9, 2017 | George Neumayr
    To pay for the Big Apple’s crappy subway, he proposes a new tax on people who don’t use it. In the 1980s, Bill de Blasio supported the Sandinista National Liberation Front, whose regime of Marxism terrorized and impoverished Nicaragua. He worked as a political organizer for a group of communists and socialists called the Quixote Center in Maryland, traveling down to Nicaragua to participate in its “revolution.”