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  • Latest Slashing Has Riders Terrified, As Bratton Insists Subways Are Safe

    02/03/2016 11:01:59 AM PST · by fella · 16 replies
    CBS New York ^ | 2 Feb 2016
    There's been another slashing on a New York City subway, and terrified riders are calling for protection. This, as Police Commissioner Bill Bratton insists the subways are safe. As CBS2's Alice Gainer reported, a 30-year-old man is recovering after being slashed with a knife while on a No. 3 train Monday around 12:40 p.m. "SNIP" "Every night I see a different slashing," one woman said. "It does concern me because I have to take it every day. So it's kind of scary," another woman said.
  • NYC pilot program aims to foster greater school diversity

    01/30/2016 10:11:45 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 30, 2016 10:57 AM EST | Karen Matthews
    Gentrification has been coming fast to Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood. The influx of wealthier, white residents is being reflected in the hallways of Public School 705. The elementary school is still half black and more than a quarter Hispanic, but Principal Sandra Soto has seen enough change to worry that P.S. 705 was on the cusp of a phenomenon that has occurred elsewhere in the city, where poorer, minority children disappear as their families are priced out of the neighborhood. "The next thing you know I have a whole slew of middle-class white families," she said, while black and Hispanic...
  • Don’t Be Racist – NYC Okays “Pee In Place” Public Sidewalk Urination

    01/25/2016 5:22:33 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 42 replies
    http://constitutionrising.com ^ | January 26, 2016 | Rick Wells
    New Yorkers can take solace in the fact that their rights to be equally disgusting, offensive and unsanitary and to publicly expose themselves to passing strangers, including children are now protected by Mayor Bill de Blasio and his city council. An assortment of quality-of-life laws are being relegated to the ranks of the non-enforced because too many minorities are being arrested under them. When an overly large percentage of the violations of a law take place among a particular minority or ethnicity, the liberals naturally assume there is something wrong with the law or those who are enforcing it. The...
  • Why Trump Endorsed Bill de Blasio

    01/19/2016 9:39:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 111 replies
    Red State ^ | January 19, 2016 | Dan Spencer
    Courageous Conservatives is a political action committee that supports Ted Cruz and other conservative candidates who support Conservative principles and defend the Constitution of the United States. It has just released a new video weighing in on Donald Trump's New York values, which Sen. Ted Cruz has made a major issue by turning the Donald's words against him. As Cruz has been doing the Courageous Conservatives PAC uses Trump's own words against him. Watch the video: "... Fred Dicker: What is it going to mean for Donald Trump to have Bill de Blasio as Mayor?" Donald Trump: "He's a smart...
  • Trump was for de Blasio before he was against him

    01/17/2016 12:41:24 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 129 replies
    Redstate ^ | August 16, 2015 | Neil Stevens
    Right now socialist New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is conducting a one man Jihad against Donald Trump, but the fact is, before Trump decided to run for President, Trump was a big fan. Yes, even when it was known that de Blasio was a committed socialist, with a long record of being on the extreme left, Trump was a fan. "I think pretty strongly that he'll end up being a good mayor", Trump said. "Maybe a very good mayor and I don't think he's going to want to kill the golden goose." His positive words, spoken before the election...
  • Teen walking in park with dad raped by group of men

    01/11/2016 9:40:10 AM PST · by massmike · 122 replies
    http://nypost.com/ ^ | 01/11/2016 | Amanda Woods
    Five fiends took turns raping a terrified teenage girl in a Brooklyn playground Thursday evening, police said on Saturday. The 18-year-old and her dad were inside Osborn Playground, near Hegeman Avenue and Osborn Street in Brownsville, at 9:10 p.m. when the perverts, all strangers, accosted them. One had a gun and pointed it at the pair, demanding that the father leave. The father ran out of the park, desperately looking for help. When he left, each of the men, who ranged in age from 20 to 30, raped his daughter, cops said. By then the father had encountered two cops,...
  • 6 Big Cities See Hiring Fade After Minimum Wage Hikes

    01/09/2016 10:23:38 AM PST · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    IBD ^ | January 6, 2016 | Jed Graham
    U.S. cities that implemented big minimum-wage hikes to $10 an hour or more in 2015 have seen a strikingly similar aftermath: Job gains have fallen to multiyear lows at restaurants, hotels and other leisure and hospitality venues. The data aren't, for the most part, stark and reliable enough to amount to smoking-gun proof. But Chicago, Oakland, San Francisco, Seattle, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. — all on the leading edge of the push for big minimum wage hikes — all show worrisome job trends.
  • NYC Settles Lawsuits Over Muslim Surveillance by Police

    01/07/2016 12:59:41 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 7, 2015 | Tom Hays
    NYC Settles Lawsuits Over Muslim Surveillance by Police By tom hays, associated press NEW YORK -- Jan 7, 2016 The New York Police Department will strengthen safeguards against illegal surveillance of Muslims in investigations of terror threats and install a civilian representative on an advisory committee that reviews the probes under the terms of a settlement of two high-profile civil rights lawsuits, lawyers said Thursday. The announcement of a deal following months of negotiations formally ended litigation over accusations that the nation's largest police department cast a shadow over Muslim communities with a covert campaign of religious profiling and illegal...
  • N.Y. Restaurant Owners Plead for Mercy as Gov. Cuomo Tightens Screws on Wages [Min. $15/hr.]

    01/07/2016 8:49:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/07/2016 | Rod Kackley
    More than 100 restaurant owners in the state of New York are begging Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) not to force them to pay their waiters and waitresses $15 an hour. But it's doubtful he heard them over the roar of union workers at rallies Jan. 4 supporting Cuomo's call for a statewide $15 an hour minimum wage. Melissa Fleischut, president and CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association, can see the $15 an hour wage coming, but she's hoping for a five-year moratorium for people who make their livings on tips. She said her organization's members would be crushed...
  • Philadelphia’s 99th Mayor Says He’s Not ‘Progressive’

    12/31/2015 4:23:20 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 20 replies
    CBS PHILADELPHIA ^ | 31 DECEMBER 2015 | AP
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney bristles at the label "progressive." "How about fairness?" he said in a recent interview. "When you know something's unfair, it's unfair. There are certain things that you have to acknowledge are the case and then work to fix them." Jim Kenney is not African-American but few white politicians are as comfortable discussing issues of inequality, mass incarceration and policing. The 57-year-old Irish-American, South Philly native's positions have earned him comparisons with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio.
  • New York City unveils new rules on gender discrimination

    12/21/2015 7:48:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 21, 2015 5:56 PM EST | Michael Balsamo and Jennifer Peltz
    Restaurant owners can't require ties for male diners only. Gyms can't tell clients which locker room to use. And in most cases, an employer can't put "John" on a worker's ID if she prefers "Jane." New York City's Human Rights Commission is establishing what advocates called some of the most powerful guidelines nationwide on gender-identity discrimination, releasing specifics Monday to flesh out broad protections in a 2002 law. "Today's guidance makes it abundantly clear what the city considers to be discrimination," which can lead to fines of up to $250,000, Commissioner Carmelyn P. Malalis said in a statement. Officials said...
  • Peddlers flock to New York City for 'coniferous tree' season (new PC term for Christmas tree)

    12/12/2015 9:06:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2015 8:52 AM EST | Verena Dobnik
    In New York City, even sidewalk space is coveted real estate. Street vendors sometimes spend a fortune or languish for years on waiting lists to acquire one of the permits that allow them to sell goods in tightly regulated locations. But once a year, there's an exception, laid out in an artfully worded city ordinance: During the month of December, anyone may sell "coniferous trees" just about anywhere - no license required. It's a rare tree-for-all. Peddlers flock in from across North America. Big trucks carrying huge loads of trees arrive in the dead of night. Stands selling coniferous trees...
  • NYC mayor discharged from hospital after hernia surgery

    12/11/2015 6:06:32 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 11, 2015 8:17 PM EST
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been discharged from a hospital after undergoing surgery for a hernia. [...] De Blasio is now resting at Gracie Mansion and will return to City Hall on Monday. ...
  • De Blasio blasts Trump for anti-Semitic speech & general Islamophobia: “Doing bidding of ISIS”

    12/07/2015 7:38:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    Salon ^ | December 7, 2015 | Scott Eric Kaufman
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio went on CNN’s “New Day” and accused Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump of dividing the country in a way that only helps one group — ISIS. Host Alisyn Camerota asked de Blasio what his “ongoing beef” with Trump is, and the mayor replied that he doesn’t care what Trump says about him, “what I’m concerned about [is] he goes before a Republican Jewish group and uses age-old, horrible stereotypes of Jewish people — out loud!” He added that “these are the kinds of stereotypes that have undercut the Jewish community for centuries,” before...
  • Divest stocks in gun-makers, New York City mayor tells city's pension funds

    12/05/2015 9:03:52 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 4 Dec 2015 | Gaurdian
    In wake of San Bernardino mass shooting, Bill de Blasio appeals to comptroller to 'to divest immediately' from funds that include assault weapon-makers New York City's mayor, Bill de Blasio, urged the city's pension funds on Friday to divest their holdings in stocks of gun-makers after this week's mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. In a statement he said: "I call on all government pension funds in New York City and across the country to divest immediately from funds that include assault weapon manufacturers." The mayor urged the city comptroller "to divest as soon as possible if no verifiable assurance...
  • Restaurant group sues NYC over new salt-warning labels

    12/03/2015 8:25:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 3, 2015 9:32 PM EST | Jennifer Peltz
    New York City's new warning label for salt-laden chain restaurant food is headed for a court fight, after restaurateurs sued Thursday to argue that health regulators overstepped legal bounds to enact the first-of-its-kind requirement. The National Restaurant Association's suit came just two days after the rule took effect, compelling chain eateries to put a salt-shaker icon on menu items that top the recommended daily limit of 2,300 milligrams of sodium -- about a teaspoon. The group had vowed to challenge the city Board of Health-approved rule, which will sprinkle salt warnings on some dishes ranging from burgers to pizzas to...
  • Principal ‘fixes’ failing grades behind teachers’ backs: staff ( NYC )

    11/29/2015 7:25:53 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The NY Post ^ | November 29, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    The principal of DeWitt Clinton HS, a struggling Bronx school in Mayor de Blasio's multimillion-dollar Renewal program, changed students failing grades to passing without teachers knowledge or consent, insiders told The Post. In one case, Santiago Taveras gave a senior who received a "no show" in a global-history class a 75 and changed her failing 55 grade in gym to a minimum passing 65, records show. She then got a credit for each class, which she did not deserve, several staffers charged. He thinks he is God and can do whatever he wants. ... Taveras changed a students failing 55...
  • In New York, a Warmer Reception for Syrian Refugees

    11/28/2015 1:23:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Voice of America ^ | November 28, 2015 | Ramon Taylor
    In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, politicians and others are calling for a ban — or at least a delay — on the influx of refugees to the United States. Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush have called on the U.S. to accept only Christian Syrian refugees, not Muslims. Presidential candidate Donald Trump goes one step further, saying he would accept none. Dr. Ahmad Jaber, president of the Arab-American Association of New York and Dawood Mosque, calls such rhetoric unconstitutional. "How dare you say you are not welcoming refugees," Jaber said. "How dare you say...
  • Mayor de Blasio Has Lost Support of White New Yorkers, Poll Finds

    11/18/2015 8:02:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 17, 2015 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM, ALEXANDER BURNS and DALIA SUSSMAN
    Nearing the midpoint of his term, Mayor Bill de Blasio is confronting a city that is deeply divided about his ability to lead, with his efforts to create a more liberal New York overshadowed by growing worries about homelessness and crime, a new poll finds. Nowhere is that concern more visible than among a group, long cool to Mr. de Blasio, that he has now decisively lost: whites. Just 28 percent of white New Yorkers approve of the Democratic mayor’s performance, and 59 percent now disapprove, up sharply from the start of his term, according to a citywide poll conducted...
  • Mayor de Blasio Has Lost Support of White New Yorkers, Poll Finds

    11/18/2015 7:59:56 AM PST · by Theoria · 8 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | Michael Grynbaum, Alex Burns and Dalia Sussman
    Nearing the midpoint of his term, Mayor Bill de Blasio is confronting a city that is deeply divided about his ability to lead, with his efforts to create a more liberal New York overshadowed by growing worries about homelessness and crime, a new poll finds. Nowhere is that concern more visible than among a group, long cool to Mr. de Blasio, that he has now decisively lost: whites. Just 28 percent of white New Yorkers approve of the Democratic mayor’s performance, and 59 percent now disapprove, up sharply from the start of his term, according to a citywide poll conducted...
  • De Blasio looks to fix ObamaCare flaw that left cancer patients without coverage (Pelosi knew)

    11/12/2015 2:40:27 AM PST · by Libloather · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/12/15 | Yoav Gonen
    Mayor de Blasio is moving to clean up a state medical-insurance mess that blindsided thousands of New Yorkers, including 114 cancer patients in the city who were about to lose their doctors. Under a hastily drawn-up deal, the patients will continue to get coverage for treatment at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center under the city's MetroPlus health plan. The patients had faced a tough choice: pay out of pocket or find new doctors because of the impending bankruptcy of Health Republic - one of the state's ObamaCare providers and the only one that covers treatment at Sloan Kettering.
  • Nine wounded, two fatally, as hours of violence breaks out between Brooklyn and Queens: cops

    11/01/2015 6:38:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, November 1, 2015, 5:14 PM | Keldy Ortiz
    Nine people were woundedtwo fatallyin seven violent incidents between two boroughs which spanned from Saturday night through Sunday morning, police said. The mayhem started in Queens when two men were shotone fatallyat a house party on 240th St. near 144th Ave. in Rosedale around 8:53 p.m., cops said. The victimsPeyton Manwaring, 19, and a unidentified 18-year-old manwere disputing with someone and the suspect shot them, according to the police. Manwaring was shot once in the stomach, while the other was shot in the gut, arm and leg, cops said. Both were taken to Jamaica Hospital, but Manwaring could not be...
  • De Blasio will finally endorse Hillary Clinton: source

    10/26/2015 3:39:14 PM PDT · by NYRepublican72 · 8 replies
    AP via the New York Post ^ | 10/26/2015 | Associated Press (uncredited)
    NEW YORK A person familiar with the plans of Bill de Blasio says New York Citys mayor is planning to endorse Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. The person told The Associated Press on Monday the endorsement would likely come before a December presidential forum in Iowa organized by de Blasio. The person was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter before the announcement and spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity.
  • Protesters flip off NYPD days after cop slay

    10/25/2015 9:21:05 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 54 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 10/24/15 | By Amanda Lozada
    Protesters flip off NYPD days after cop slay By Amanda Lozada Just four days after the on-duty murder of a hero NYPD street cop, a rally in Washington Square Park against police terror devolved Saturday into a raucous, law-enforcement gripe-fest. Protesters held signs reading Rise Up! Stop Police Terror! and Murder with a badge is still murder.
  • De Blasio Removes Paintings Of Founding Fathers, Replaces Them With More Diverse Artwork

    10/14/2015 5:48:06 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10-14-2015 | Emma Colton
    US De Blasio Removes Paintings Of Founding Fathers, Replaces Them With More Diverse Artwork Emma Colton Contributor New York Citys de Blasio family reportedly trashed paintings of founding fathers in the mayors mansion and replaced them with more diverse historical figures. According to the New York Post, the Big Apples mayoral family junked a handful of paintings depicting George Washington and other unspecified founding fathers from the historical Yellow Parlor in the Gracie Mansion for more diverse artifacts that will reportedly better represent the history of America. The Yellow Parlor, where guests of New Yorks mayor have been entertained for...
  • A Tale of Two Schools, One Building

    10/07/2015 7:29:08 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | 10/06/15 | Nicholas Simmons
    Over the past three school years, I unintentionally participated in a tragic educational case study on the west side of Harlem. I worked in the same building as the Wadleigh Secondary School, at which 0% of students in grades six through eight met state standards in math or English. That isnt a typo: Not a single one of the 33 students passed either exam, though many of the questions are as straightforward as What is 15% of 60? Two floors above Wadleigh, I taught math at Success Academy Harlem West, a public charter school. The students there eat in the...
  • De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting

    10/04/2015 4:39:56 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 10/04/15 | Jennifer Fermino
    EXCLUSIVE: De Blasio administration joins fight against law that would exclude immigrants, felons from voting district count The de Blasio administration has joined a Supreme Court fight that could change the way voting districts are carved up to exclude residents like immigrants and felons from the population count, the Daily News has learned. If successful, Evenwel vs. Abbott would dramatically change the political landscape in immigrant-rich communities like New York, because it would draw districts to include only eligible voters. Immigrants, felons who have lost the right to vote and children would be excluded. In court papers filed last week,...
  • Ahmed Day in NYC: Mayor de Blasio, City Council Honors Clockmed, Issues Proclamation

    09/29/2015 12:18:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 9/29/15 | Pamela Geller
    Heres the message boys and girls, devise a hoax that looks like a bomb, scare the hell out of everyone in school and you too will become lauded and saluted the world over. Just one thing, you better be a Muslim because if you arent, youll be expelled and ruined. Yesterday Mayor De Blasio, the city council and every other NYC political jackass honored Clockmed with Ahmed Day. Despite all that has come out in the wake of the time-bomb hoax, the city of New York issued a proclamation. Lets review: Ahmed Mohammed has repeatedly refused to meet with city...
  • NYC mayor to urge city pension funds to divest from coal

    09/29/2015 4:54:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 09/29/2015
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to propose that New York City's pension funds divest from coal.</p> <p>De Blasio administration officials told The Associated Press that the mayor will begin making his case to the city's five pension funds on Tuesday.</p>
  • Clinton Foundation snubbed by the pope, Elton John, Janet Yellen

    09/26/2015 7:57:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    politico ^ | Sep. 26, 2015 | Kenneth P. Vogel and Noah Weiland
    The Clinton Foundation invited everyone from Pope Francis and Leonardo DiCaprio to Bill de Blasio and Janet Yellen to its showcase gathering starting Saturday in New York City, according to multiple sources familiar with the planning. But those invitations were among the dozens turned down by all manner of celebrities, dignitaries and donors, according to the sources, who said the controversies swirling around the foundation and Hillary Clintons presidential campaign have made some bold-faced names and donors wary of the foundation. The glitzy Clinton Global Initiative gathering in New York, which has the lofty title The Future of Impact, was...
  • For 1st time, New York City schools close for Muslim holiday

    09/24/2015 1:14:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 24, 2015 2:39 PM EDT
    New York City public schools are closed to observe the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha. Thursday was the first time the schools serving 1.1 million pupils closed for a Muslim holiday. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this year that the citys public schools would observe the two Muslim holy days of Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
  • De Blasio: Rubio Needs To Reread His Bible

    09/21/2015 5:19:14 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 21, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABCs This Week, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) discussed his disagreements with Pope Francis criticisms of global capitalism. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reacted to Rubios remarks and suggested he should go back and reread Jesus Sermon on the Mount.
  • Hakeem Jeffries for New York Mayor? Some Say Yes, But He Hesitates

    09/03/2015 3:40:57 PM PDT · by proxy_user · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | SEPT. 3, 2015 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    In Washington, Mr. Jeffries, a second-term congressman, is best known as a collegial, next-generation Democrat with a keen interest in criminal justice reform. In New York, however, he has positioned himself at a nexus of powerful interests that have grown frustrated during Mr. de Blasios tenure.... Where Mr. de Blasio has opposed charter schools, Mr. Jeffries has firmly defended them; in April, he addressed a fund-raising gala for the Success Academy organization, a fast-growing charter network heavily backed by wealthy critics of the mayor. When Mr. de Blasio sought to limit expansion of the ride-hailing company Uber, Mr. Jeffries spoke...
  • NEW YORK TIMES BAFFLED BY MASSIVE RISE IN MURDER RATE IT CAUSED

    09/02/2015 7:04:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 2, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's De Blasio Time. Radical leftist pro-crime mayor who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime president who decided to wage war on cops. Radical leftist pro-crime media which decided to wage war on cops. Now murders are mysteriously rising for reasons they can't explain. It must be Global Warming. Or car insurance rates. Or maybe squirrels. I bet it's the squirrels causing all the murders. Now let's run another #BlackLivesMatter puff piece and more pro-crime propaganda about freeing drug dealers. Cities across the nation are seeing a startling rise in murders after years of declines, and few...
  • De Blasios First Twitter Chat Predictably Goes Off the Rails

    08/31/2015 10:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2015 | Yoav Gonen
    Mayor de Blasio got an earful from disgruntled New Yorkers on Monday when he took to Twitter for a rare unscripted chat with constituents. The live 34-minute exchange elicited more than 100 questions and comments, including many critical of his performance. “You can’t seriously think that a few unruly topless performers in Times Square is a pressing issue, right??” wrote Brian Boucher, one of several users who blasted de Blasio’s handling of nuisance complaints at Times Square.
  • The Union That Rules New York ( SEIU )

    08/31/2015 6:38:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer 2015 | DANIEL DISALVO AND STEPHEN EIDE
    Powerful and well funded, 1199 SEIU has unprecedented reach into city and state government. ... Medicaid is one of the primary sources of funding for the hospitals employing workers from 1199 SEIU, the powerful hospital and nursing-home employees union. ... The unions clout can be assessed by several measures: the sheer size of its membership, its spending on campaigns and lobbying, and the depth and breadth of its connections with New Yorks ruling elite. With well over 300,000 members in Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Washington, D.C., and New York (where over half of that total resides), 1199SEIU is the largest union...
  • Reports of (NYC) subway assaults soar in the last year

    08/27/2015 11:13:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 26, 2015 | Danielle Furfaro, Sarah Trefethen and Jamie Schram
    Subway assaults are soaring with complaints up 24 percent this year and the worst two stations are Union Square and Prospect Park, according to crime data obtained by The Post. Reports of felony assaults rose to 151 through Aug. 16 compared with 122 over the same period last year. There were 101 subway assault arrests year to date, up from 85 during the same period last year.
  • Times Square Painted Ladies Take a Pause

    08/21/2015 7:34:04 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 8 replies
    ny times ^ | 8-21-2015 | KATETAYLOR andILEANANAJARRO
    Robert J. Burck, better known as the Naked Cowboy, who plays his guitar and poses for pictures in briefs and cowboy boots, noted that, on Thursday, only one of the women had shown up, and quickly attracted all the attention. It was like Michael Jackson was here, because everybody couldnt wait to see a naked girl, he said. He said that he tried to be amicable with everyone who worked on the plaza, but that his wife and sister-in-law, who wear bikinis and play guitars as the Naked Cowgirls, made more money when the topless women, known as desnudas (Spanish...
  • Baltimore surpasses New York City in homicides for the year

    08/20/2015 3:53:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 20, 2015 6:04 PM EDT
    Baltimore has had more killings than New York City this year, and its homicide rate per 100,000 people is greater than New Yorks and Chicagos. Baltimore has had 212 killings this year. New York has had 208, despite a vast population disparity. New York has 8.2 million residents, while Baltimore has 622,000.
  • NYC mayor: Im not micromanaging image by screening records

    08/19/2015 11:22:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 19, 2015 1:34 PM EDT | Jake Pearson
    New York Citys mayor says hes not micromanaging his image by having his lawyers review requests for public information that could reflect directly on the mayor.Bill de Blasio made the comments on WNYCs The Brian Lehrer Show Wednesday when asked about a memo obtained by The Associated Press. That May 5 directive by a mayoral lawyer instructs attorneys at city agencies to forward to City Hall their responses to a range of documents, including sensitive or controversial requests, made under the Freedom of Information Law.
  • De Blasio is padding City Hall with jobs for all of his friends

    08/16/2015 11:34:24 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2015 | Aaron Short, Melissa Klein and Isabel Vincent
    Mayor de Blasios patronage mill is churning out junk jobs funded with taxpayer money for longtime pals, campaign grunts and acolytes. In addition to creating a $150,000 post for Stephanie Yazgi the longtime girlfriend of his top strategist, Emma Wolfe de Blasio has created positions to amp up his progressive agenda and national profile and spread propaganda touting his transcendent accomplishments. The citys television station led by de Blasio buddy Janet Choi devotes much of its taxpayer-funded $5.7 million budget to broadcasting his ribbon-cuttings, announcements and features about his friends, including his wedding singer. His $105,000...
  • Idiotic plan: New Yorks de Blasio offers ID cards to illegals to make them feel more like citizens

    08/12/2015 4:46:24 AM PDT · by gasport · 27 replies
    Allen West ^ | January 14, 2015 | Allen West
    As CNSNews.com reports, de Blasio said on Monday he wants to give identification cards to illegal aliens allows them to feel like citizens and enjoy some of the same benefits as actual citizens. We dont want any of our fellow New Yorkers to feel like second-class citizens, de Blasio was quoted as saying in a National Public Radio website article. We dont want them to feel left out. "In addition, de Blasio is promising more than just ID cards if illegal aliens come forward and sign up. A free, one-year membership to 33 cultural institutions, de Blasio said.
  • Guardian Angels back on patrol in Central Park

    08/10/2015 2:48:59 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 10, 2015 | Frank Rosario and Elizabeth Saul
    The Guardian Angels are back and their leader says its because Mayor Bill de Blasio cant keep New York City safe. Curtis Sliwa, 61, radio personality and founder of the unarmed anti-crime patrol, joined five of his Angels in their first sortie into Central Park in more than two decades Sunday night. If the mayor wont let the cops do their job, then we, the citizens, will have to go back to guarding our parks, streets and subways, Sliwa said. Modal Trigger The Guardian Angels patrol next to the Central Park reservoir.Photo: Robert Mecea The Guardian Angels, who wear...
  • DeBlasio shows what America would look like under socialism

    08/07/2015 11:36:36 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-07-15 | DrJohn
    Bill DeBlasio is doing America a real favor. He is showing us all that under socialism what a wonderful world it would be. DeBlasio reached puberty under the watchful eyes of the Nicaraguan Sandanistas. He also honeymooned in Cuba. The guy is a dyed in the wool socialist. He's brought socialism to the city of New York and it's been something to witness. New Yorkers are not happy with the quality of their living experience at the moment: New Yorkers believe quality of life in the Big Apple is rotting at the core, a new poll revealed Thursday. Only 33...
  • Urination, defecation, and masturbation outside NYC college

    07/31/2015 12:05:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 60 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 30, 2015 | Kevin Fasick and Beckie Strum
    The glass facade of Cooper Unions $111 million academic building offers a remarkable view of a back alley packed with vagrants. I have seen drug deals, public urination, defecation, masturbation in broad daylight in the Taras Shevchenko alley, a Cooper Union faculty member told The Post. Its a place where many homeless congregate to sleep right in front of a church and between a high school and a college, the faculty member added.
  • Residents blast NYPD guard tower: Bums are still here

    07/28/2015 5:58:24 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 28, 2015 | Frank Rosario and Bruce Golding
    The elevated SkyWatch booth was erected July 21 following a Post expos about the hordes of homeless people taking over the park and Mayor de Blasios subsequent visit to chat up vagrants there.
  • De Blasio raves about presidential hopeful, but its not Hillary

    07/25/2015 4:23:15 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 25, 2015 | Rich Calder
    Mayor de Blasio is a big fan of presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders because the Vermont senator is a proud Democratic socialist. [Snip] De Blasio was quick to correct CNNs Carol Costello after she called Sanders a socialist, telling her the senator is a Democratic socialist. I think theres a lot to like in that title, he gushed.
  • De Blasio Flies to Vatican to Deliver Environmentalism Speech

    07/22/2015 9:32:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | William Bigelow
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, late as usual, arrived in Rome Tuesday morning to pontificate at the Vatican about the dangers of climate change. Delayed by fog that forced his plane to land in Milan, de Blasio arrived 80 minutes after his allotted time to speak at the gathering of mayors invited by the Vatican. Once he was given time to speak, though, he waxed eloquent about powerful corporate interests, adding, Is it not the definition of insanity to propagate corporate policies and consumer habits that hasten the destruction of the earth?
  • State board grants provisional charter for NY Climate Museum

    07/20/2015 11:45:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 20, 2015 9:56 PM EDT | Jim Fitzgerald
    The plan for a museum in the city that would focus on climate and climate change, with exhibits that could relate to health, social justice and rain-delayed baseball games, moved a step forward Monday, officials said. The state Board of Regents, meeting in Albany, approved a five-year provisional charter for the museum, Regents spokesman Tom Dunn said. The vote means there is absolutely going to be a museum, said Miranda Massie, executive director of the Climate Museum Launch Project. She said the museum is now empowered to hold collections in trust for the public. Supporters say it would be the...
  • Mayor de Blasio: No more Trump deals in NYC future

    07/20/2015 1:07:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    CNN Money ^ | July 20, 2015 | Nicholas Yeap
    New York City's mayor has had enough Trump, thank you.During a press conference on Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said that while he's uncertain whether the city can break several existing contracts with the Republican presidential hopeful, one thing is clear: There will be no future deals between the Big Apple and Trump. "My impression is that unless there has been some breaking of a contract or something that gives us a legal opportunity to act, I'm not sure we have a specific course of action," de Blasio told reporters. "But we're certainly not looking to do any business with...