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  • And You Thought You Were Sad Now. Get Ready for President de Blasio.

    12/07/2016 5:23:35 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | April 6, 2016 | Matthew Hennessey
    Conservatives don’t want to read about Bill de Blasio. This I have learned the hard way. Publish an article about New York’s lefty mayor in a conservative outlet and the reader reaction will be as predictable as a Mets loss on opening day. “Why should I care about this?” goes the typical comment. “New Yorkers voted for this crazy guy. Let them suffer the consequences.” Fair. And true enough. If you live in the Midwest or Texas or Florida — or anywhere, really, outside the self-obsessed media market of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut — the constant barrage of...
  • NYC mayor blames Trump, hate speech for rise in hate crimes

    12/06/2016 6:44:23 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 9:07 AM EST
    Mayor Bill de Blasio says he believes president-elect Donald Trump is to blame for an increase in reported New York City hate crime incidents. The Democratic mayor made the comments at a news conference Monday. The topics included weekend threats made against an off-duty Muslim New York Police Department officer while she was with her teenage son in Brooklyn. …
  • The real reason for New York City's traffic nightmare

    12/03/2016 4:47:01 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 67 replies
    http://nypost.com ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Shawn Cohen, Yoav Gonen and Laura Italian
  • Second time could be the charm for Christine Quinn

    11/23/2016 3:57:24 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    Crains' New York Business ^ | June 26, 2016 | Eddie Borges
    The next citywide election is 16 months away, but with polls showing Mayor Bill de Blasio’s support at an all-time low, potential challengers have been clamoring for attention. Yet perhaps the most viable one has managed to keep her name out of the speculative talk: Christine Quinn. The former City Council speaker has clearly learned a lesson from peaking too early in a campaign. At this time four years ago, Quinn had a 10-point lead on the pack of Democrats looking to succeed Michael Bloomberg. When the only poll that counts closed on primary day, she came in third.
  • New York to remain a ‘sanctuary city’ for immigrants: de Blasio

    11/20/2016 11:27:38 AM PST · by conservative98 · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 19, 2016 | Laura Italiano
    New York will remain a “sanctuary city” for undocumented immigrants, Mayor de Blasio promised on Friday — even if Donald Trump makes good on his threats to yank federal funding in retaliation. In fact, the city will reject federal aid that comes with objectionable “strings attached,” such as requiring local cops to turn over people they learn are here illegally, an action that, as a sanctuary city, New York won’t allow, he said. “That may be a choice we have to make,” de Blasio told WNYC’s Brian Lehrer.
  • De Blasio staffer under fire over '(expletive) whiteness' sign

    11/17/2016 7:14:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 17, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    A senior adviser to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has come under fire after posting a photo on Facebook that included his sister holding up a sign that said "F--- Whiteness," The New York Daily News reported Thursday. Lincoln Restler posted a photo earlier this week of his parents and sister. His father held a sign that said "Black + Brown + Immigrant Lives Matter," and his mother held a sign that said "Love." His sister's was more profane. Restler said he took the photo when he and his mother "took to the streets to stand in solidarity...
  • Mayor of New York warns Trump over illegal immigrants

    11/16/2016 7:28:29 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.17.2016 | mm/bw (AFP, AP, dpa, Reuters)
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has told US President-elect Donald Trump that the city is “fearful” of his incoming administration. De Blasio said he expressed concerns about Trump’s policies towards illegal immigrants. After visiting Manhattan’s Trump Tower on Wednesday, where the billionaire president-elect is building his team to lead the country, de Blasio said he would do all he can to prevent the large-scale deportation of immigrants. Vowing to obstruct Trump’s campaign pledge to expel millions of undocumented immigrants, the liberal mayor said the billionaire’s stance “flew in the face of all that was great about New York City.”...
  • Mayor de Blasio Holds Media Availability at Trump Tower

    11/16/2016 9:22:06 AM PST · by Stalwart · 61 replies
    Youtube live stream ^ | 11/16/2016 | NYC Mayor's Office
    Live stream of press conference following meeting with Trump
  • Wary of Trump immigration threat, NY may erase ID card data

    11/15/2016 6:55:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 15, 2016 9:32 PM EST | Deepti Hajela and Jennifer Peltz
    When New York City launched the nation’s biggest municipal ID card program last year, advocates said it would help people living in the U.S. illegally to venture out of the shadows. But since Donald Trump was elected president, city officials are instead fielding questions about whether the cards could put those same people at greater risk of being deported. The city has vowed to protect cardholders’ personal records and might even delete them using a kind of self-destruct provision that allows for the information to be destroyed at the end of the year. At least one state lawmaker has criticized...
  • NYC Mayor to Delete Illegal Alien Database [semi-satire]

    11/15/2016 9:46:54 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 13 November 2016 | John Semmens
    New York City’s Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio says he will order the deletion of the database of 850,000 illegal aliens residing in his city “to protect them from any enforcement action President Trump may attempt after he takes office.” The database was established as part of deBlasio’s initiative to issue ID cards to those in the country illegally “so they can live normal lives like any other American. New York has been and will remain a sanctuary city. If it was important when a friendly Administration was in charge in Washington, it is crucial now that a hostile bigot...
  • Another Liberal Mayor Pledges To Protect Illegal Immigrants From President Trump

    11/15/2016 5:20:20 AM PST · by Strategy · 47 replies
    Townhall ^ | November 14, 2016 | Cortney O'Brien
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio promised illegal immigrants living in New York City that they need not fear Donald Trump's deportations plans. He plans to resist President Trump's immigration policies at all costs, whatever that means. Now, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is echoing De Blasio's declaration. Speaking at a press conference at the Lurie Children's Hospital on Monday, Emanuel said Chicago will "always be a sanctuary city." "To all those who are, after Tuesday's election, very nervous and filled with anxiety as we've spoken to, you are safe in Chicago, you are secure in Chicago and you are...
  • Clinton: I cheated Bernie last time and now I will cheat all America. They'll never believe it.

    10/19/2016 10:13:20 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | October 14, 2016 | Project Veritas
    Video only. Full title: Clinton: I cheated Bernie last time and now I will cheat all America. They will never believe it. my Transcript from the video: Alan Schulkin - Commisioner Board of Elections -NYC. There's lots of voter fraud going on out there. They put people in busses and move them around to certain neighborhoods. They drive them from polling site to polling site to vote.... The buses frequent all kinds of minority neighborhoods: Black, Hispanic, and Chinese. We can't ask for ID. It is against the law to ask for identification to vote in NY. Doesn't matter anyway,...
  • N.Y.C. mayor stops in Toledo, Ohio

    10/17/2016 7:39:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    The Blade ^ | October 16, 2016 | Lauren Lindstrom
    During a stop in Toledo Sunday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told Hillary Clinton supporters that he’s personally seen a “toughness and purposefulness” about her. Supporters gathered at Warren and Pat Tipton’s home to hear the mayor at an event to promote early voting. Mr. de Blasio, who ran Mrs. Clinton’s 2000 Senate campaign, said those are the qualities voters should value. “And that’s what I want in a president,” he said. “I think we need to really dwell on that. Do we want a president who is going to have a solidity to keep going no matter what’s...
  • Safe Streets Ahead? Stop & Frisk Law, NY

    09/27/2016 8:30:36 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    CITY JOURNAL MAGAZINE ^ | 2013 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    Safe Streets Ahead? Judicial rulings and anti-cop activists threaten the city’s triumph over crime. Heather Mac Donald Special Issue 2013 Public safety New York As the 1990s came to a close, the criminology profession declared that New York’s recent crime free fall was over. Homicides had declined a remarkable 72 percent over the previous decade, but that trend couldn’t possibly continue, the academy opined. “It is probable that another crime wave will engulf the City in the near future,” warned Andrew Karmen, a sociologist at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in 2000. Karmen and his colleagues were right about...
  • Bill De Blasio and Progressives Want Terrorism Normalized

    09/26/2016 8:21:28 AM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Splice Today ^ | September 26,2016 | Chris Beck
    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced a couple of days after U.S. citizen and Afghani immigrant Ahmad Khan Rahami’s terrorist attack had injured 29 in his city that this was the time to bring in more Muslim immigrants. The timing of the Mayor’s immigration comment, which had a forced, agenda-driven quality was odd. Many New Yorkers certainly wished for a brief period of reflection, at least, before plunging willy-nilly back into the quixotic pursuit of the multicultural dream. The Mayor had just met with his London political and ideological counterpart, Sadiq Khan, who’d stated that terrorism was part...
  • The Bronx Inaugurates Mural in Honor of Hugo Chavez

    09/23/2016 6:51:36 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 35 replies
    The Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez inaugurated the mural along with members of the community, artists and activists from the U.S. and Latin America. Rodriguez was also accompanied by members of the African American community in the Bronx. During the inauguration people shouted, “You can see him, you can feel him! Chavez is present!"
  • Giuliani on Hannity: Responsibility for Isis is completely Obama's and Hillary's (9-19)

    09/20/2016 1:49:03 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    "Hannity discusses a variety of topics with Mayor Giuliani including the terror incidents in NY and NJ over the weekend, the onus on Obama and Hillary for ISIS, profiling, and Mayor de Blasio's performance regarding the weekend terror activity." Links to specific discussions in the interview: Brief discussion of Chelsea and NJ terror over the weekend, including possible error by the FBI. Giuliani puts responsibility for ISIS on Obama and Hillary. Three issues in the coming election that affect terrorism profoundly. Profiling de Blasio over the weekend.
  • NYC Mayor Says Islamic Terror ‘Vanishingly’ Rare, calls for more Muslim migrants

    09/20/2016 11:26:01 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 66 replies
    Lifezette ^ | Sept. 20, 2016 | Brendan Kirby
    In the wake of a radical Islamic terrorist attack on New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is telling citizens not to worry about the threat of jihadist violence and pushing for even more questionably vetted migrants to be resettled in the United States. De Blasio and the mayors of London and Paris co-wrote an op-ed in which they said terrorism committed by refugees is “vanishingly rare.” “Militant violence is vanishingly rare,” the trio wrote in The New York Times on the heels of three separate attacks in the United States. The comments are not likely to go over well...
  • BOMB SUSPECT GETS $5.2M BAIL Man eyed in NY/NJ blasts charged in gunfight, awaits federal charges

    09/20/2016 6:05:34 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 48 replies
    FOXNews ^ | FOX
    Headline Only Why is a man who got into a gunfight with cops and apparently tried to kill dozens in NYC and NJ bombings getting any bail ???!!!!! If he makes bail, he will be AMF within 24 hours, and return to the Middle East as a lauded hero!
  • Rudy Giuliani blows up Bill DeBlasio for bomb response

    09/19/2016 6:04:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Circa ^ | September 19, 2016 | Raffi Williams
    Rudy Giuliani attack current Mayor Bill de Blasio for the way he responded to the bomb attack in New York City over the weekend. Rudy Giuliani, who earned the title of America's mayor for his handling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, on Monday excoriated current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for looking like he was "kind of on Mars" during the early reaction to a weekend bomb attack. "He looked like he didn't know what he was doing," Giuliani told Circa in an interview when asked about de Blasio's initial response to an attack that wounded 29...
  • De-Blah-zio calls it an "ACT OF TERROR" [No link to Islam]

    09/19/2016 10:57:52 AM PDT · by CivilWarBrewing · 10 replies
    http://www.FreeRepublic.com ^ | September 19, 2016 | CivilWarBrewing
    Did you notice that? DeBlasio pulled an 0dunga and called the war on America waged by Islamist Ahmad Khan Rahami an "ACT OF TERROR", a term which DOES NOT IMPLICATE ISLAM or even a PERSON for that matter (A husband stabbing his wife in the kitchen is an "act of terror" but not "Islamic terror" or a "radical Islamic terrorism"!!!) The DemonRats are COWARDS. They are so hellbent on NOT OFFENDING Muslims or their FOREIGN MUSLIM DONORS that they refuse to attribute Islamic terror to the people who have no problem LINKING THEMSELVES TO ISLAM by calling themselves 'ISIS' (Islamic...
  • NYPD's champion of "broken windows" policing retires (Bratton)

    09/15/2016 11:21:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 16, 2016 12:49 AM EDT | Tom Hays
    William Bratton is at the end of an unparalleled law enforcement career that saw him run police departments in Boston, Los Angeles and New York and advocate crime fighting strategies that were copied across the nation. The 68-year-old is due to step down Friday after three years in his second stint as New York’s police commissioner. He’s taking a job as a private security executive. …
  • De Blasio has somehow made the homeless problem worse

    08/30/2016 11:10:06 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | Michael Goodwin
    <p>Early in de Blasio’s stint, the rise in public vagrancy was a flashpoint, with many residents and visitors complaining about being harassed and attacked. Asked why they slept in the streets or parks instead of going to shelters, street people usually answered that the shelters were crowded and dangerous.</p>
  • BILL DEBLASIO BOOED big time at US Open Opening Ceremony!

    08/29/2016 4:43:04 PM PDT · by Toespi · 31 replies
    Just about everyone booed DeBlasio, just a couple of hand claps.
  • Know English? For New York Cabdrivers, That’s No Longer Required

    08/20/2016 9:15:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 19, 2016 | Emma G. FitzSimmons
    Hail a yellow taxi in New York City, and there is a good chance the driver is from another country. Passengers are regularly exposed to a range of languages that span the globe, from Spanish to Bengali to Urdu. It can be charming, but also maddening for riders who feel that drivers do not understand where they want to go. Don’t you have to speak English, some wonder, to drive a taxi here? As of Friday, the answer is no. That is when new rules went into effect eliminating the requirement that taxi drivers take an English proficiency exam. Now,...
  • New York City drug overdose deaths up 73% over last five years, with heroin claiming the most…[tr]

    08/13/2016 10:49:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, August 9, 2016, 5:41 PM | Erin Durkin
    The number of drug overdose deaths has soared by 73% in the city over the last five years, data released Tuesday by the Health Department show. There were 937 accidental fatal ODs in 2015 — up from 800 the year before, and from 541 in 2010. The rate of people dying from drug overdoses jumped for the fifth-straight year, to 13.6 for every 100,000 residents — a 66% jump from 2010. …
  • The New Tammany Hall: New York in the Age of Corruption

    08/09/2016 9:44:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | August 9, 2016 | Micah Morrison
    De Blasio, Clinton cronies are carving up the city. Right, developer Bruce RatnerBy Micah Morrison In New York City, the controversy plagued Atlantic Yards development appears to be heading for trouble again. That could create problems for Mayor Bill de Blasio and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton. Allies of both Democrats have profited mightily from the project. For over a decade, Atlantic Yards has been at the center of heated disputes over power, profit and privilege in New York. Does the site serve the needs of the taxpayers who financed its development? Or is it primarily a giant boondoggle generating...
  • Republican millionaire seeks to challenge de Blasio for mayor

    08/06/2016 6:41:50 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    AM NY ^ | August 6, 2016 | Matthew Chayes
    A millionaire Republican is seeking to challenge Democratic incumbent Bill de Blasio for the New York City mayoralty in the mold of Mike Bloomberg. Paul Massey, a real estate executive who recently moved to the city from Westchester County, launched a campaign website and filed the requisite forms Thursday with the Campaign Finance Board for the 2017 election, according to spokeswoman Jessica Proud. Board spokesman Matt Sollars said Friday afternoon that the board had not received Massey’s filing. Massey plans to self-fund the campaign with the help of donors, and will not participate in the city’s contribution-matching program, Proud said....
  • Crackheads, bums and hookers rule Washington Square Park [NYC]

    08/05/2016 6:11:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 4, 2016 | Matthew Allan and Bruce Golding
    Just three weeks before NYU’s newest class moves into the area, a group of junkies and crackheads has turned a leafy pathway in Washington Square Park into an open-air drug den — and the NYPD is doing nothing about it. As many as 20 strung-out vagrants have taken over several benches in the park’s northwest corner, where they openly consume hard drugs just steps from the children’s playground, outraged neighbors said.
  • Did Black Lives Matter Just Oust NYPD’s Police Chief?

    08/03/2016 6:07:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 3, 2016 | David Marcus
    Did Black Lives Matter Just Oust NYPD’s Police Chief? Black Lives Matter protesters call for the New York City Police Department to be disbanded. Mayor Bill de Blasio awards them a scalp. One day after Black Lives Matter protesters attempted to occupy New York’s City Hall Park, one of their central demands was met. With the resignation of Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Tuesday, the group can claim a victory in its effort to transform policing in America’s largest city. (TWEET-AT-LINK) Although Bratton’s resignation had been rumored for some time and he and the mayor deny protests influenced the move, BLM...
  • NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton to resign

    08/02/2016 8:36:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton will announce his impending resignation and be replaced by Chief of Department James O’Neill, sources told The Post on Tuesday. Bratton’s resignation will take effect in mid-September, sources said. Bratton has repeatedly said he would not serve past the end of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s current term, which ends next year, and he recently endorsed O’Neill as his preferred successor. O’Neill was promoted to chief of department in late 2014 to replace Philip Banks, who unexpectedly quit rather than be promoted to first deputy commissioner.
  • Bill Bratton to Resign as NYPD Commissioner: Source

    08/02/2016 8:11:34 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 30 replies
    NBC New York ^ | August 2, 2016 | Melissa Russo
    Mayor de Blasio is set to announce NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton's resignation on Tuesday, a city hall source told NBC 4 New York. The mayor added a noon news conference to his schedule late on Tuesday morning. According to the Dow Jones, which first reported the resignation, Bratton will be replaced by Chief of Department James O'Neill.
  • Poll: Most NYC voters disapprove of Mayor Bill de Blasio

    08/02/2016 8:08:47 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    WPIX 11 ^ | August 2, 2016 | Shirley Chan
    NEW YORK – Mayor de Blasio has had a tough year with an ongoing federal probe into his administration, resignation of his press secretary and public feud with Gov. Cuomo, but now voters are saying they're not happy with him either. In a new poll, 51 percent of voters disapprove of his job performance. While only 41 approve of his work. Quinnipiac University conducted a telephone survey with 1,310 New Yorkers from July 21 to 28. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points. This new poll is in line with the one Quinnipiac...
  • Homeless Encampments Worry Commuters At Penn Station [DeBlasio's NYC]

    07/26/2016 7:40:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 25, 2016 | Staff
    As the New York City homeless problem persists, passengers have been encountering crowds of people camped outside Penn Station. As CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported, Penn Station commuters said the city needs to do something.
  • $15 minimum wage shutters old-school Brooklyn diner

    07/23/2016 9:46:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | 10:47pm | Jennifer Bain and Natalie O’Neill
    Say goodbye to the late-night fries and gravy. One of the last classic Brooklyn diners is biting the dust — and soon they’ll all die off due to the state’s minimum-wage increase and other factors, restaurateurs and economic experts predicted Friday. The owner of the four-decade-old, 24-hour greasy spoon, Del Rio Diner in Gravesend, said his place is closing down because he can’t afford to pay cooks $15 an hour, along with rising rents and expensive Health Department inspection fees. …
  • De Blasio angers UFT with latest relaxation of school discipline

    07/22/2016 12:39:39 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 21, 2016 | Selim Algar
    The de Blasio administration rolled out new set of relaxed disciplinary reforms for schoolchildren on Thursday that even managed to roil a recent ally, the head of the teachers union. Along with the Department of Education, de Blasio announced a total ban on suspensions for students in kindergarten through second grade claiming the current disciplinary tactics disproportionately affect students of color and those with disabilities.
  • Mayor de Blasio and wife defend Black Lives Matter movement

    07/11/2016 8:05:43 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 22 replies
    NY PostHB ^ | July 11, 2016 | David K. Li
    Mayor de Blasio and wife Chirlane McCray called the Black Lives Matter movement a “force for good” that has changed the “national discussion,” as the pair defended the group on Monday from criticisms by Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, who blasted it as too intent on protesting against cops rather than engaging in productive dialogue.
  • City workers being trained on correct transgender pronouns

    06/26/2016 8:50:05 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 26, 2016 | Melkorka Licea |
    Firefighters and medics will take their first “Trans 101” course on Tuesday, learning the correct way to interact with transgender people — and even getting a lesson in what LGTBQI actually stands for, a city official said. The two-hour sensitivity training was launched in March by the city Commission for Human Rights after Mayor de Blasio signed an executive order allowing people to use any public bathroom or locker room they identified with, regardless of their sexual anatomy.
  • President Obama Designates Stonewall a National Monument (LGBT monument)

    06/24/2016 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 29 replies
    nbcnews.com/ ^ | June 24 2016 | John Lamparski
    On June 28, 1969, patrons at a gay bar in New York City's West Village neighborhood decided they had finally had enough after yet another police raid. As the NYPD attempted to enforce a law making it illegal to serve alcohol to "homosexuals," the resistance of the bar patrons turned into an uprising - the Stonewall Uprising - an event now widely credited with sparking the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S. Now, nearly 50 years later, that same location - where members of the community stood up to government injustice - has been designated a new national monument...
  • NYPD shows support for gay pride with new-look patrol SUV

    06/22/2016 7:16:36 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 47 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 22, 2016 | By Tina Moore and Larry Celona
    The NYPD is supporting gay pride with a new rainbow colored patrol vehicle. The SUV was apparently painted for the city’s gay pride parade Sunday in Manhattan and carries a message of support for Orlando in the wake of the country’s largest mass shooting incident earlier this month.
  • ‘Fixer’ bribed cops into closing Lincoln Tunnel lane: feds

    06/21/2016 7:33:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    Cops shut down a lane in the Lincoln Tunnel so a visiting businessman could be escorted through it at the behest of a major de Blasio fundraiser, federal prosecutors charged Monday. Modal Trigger Jeremy ReichbergPhoto: Reuters The outrageous move was revealed as part of damning criminal indictments unveiled Monday against four NYPD officers and the shady “fixer’’ who allegedly arranged it. The stunning arrests marked the first time cops have been charged in the sweeping 3½-year corruption investigation rocking the department and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office, which is being probed for its fundraising. Federal prosecutors allege that the civilian...
  • 'Fixer' bribed (New York City) cops into closing Lincoln Tunnel lane: feds

    06/21/2016 6:03:41 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | Jamie Schram, Shawn Cohen, Kaja Whitehouse and Danika Fears
    Cops shut down a lane in the Lincoln Tunnel so a visiting businessman could be escorted through it at the behest of a major de Blasio fundraiser, federal prosecutors charged Monday. [Snip] Federal prosecutors allege that the civilian behind the closure, Borough Park businessman Jeremy Reichberg, and his real-estate-investor pal Jona Rechnitz, spent more than $100,000 on police bribes between 2012 and 2015. "They got, in effect, a private police force for themselves and their friends — effectively they got cops on call," Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara said.
  • Stringer positioning Himself to Run Against Mayor De Blasio

    06/17/2016 10:29:46 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 2 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | June 16, 2016 | Ross Barkan
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing at least a half-dozen federal, state, and local investigations into his fundraising, accompanied by ugly headlines and the lowest approval ratings of his tenure. Last week’s arrest of Norman Seabrook, the powerful head of the city's corrections officers’ union, on federal corruption charges in a case involving a de Blasio fundraiser, only crystallized what more and more New York Democrats are starting to believe: With next year’s election looming on the horizon, the progressive mayor is becoming vulnerable to a primary challenge. While a few prominent local politicians are toying with the idea, it’s...
  • Will Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Challenge Mayor de Blasio in 2017?

    06/14/2016 5:07:50 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | October 14, 2015 | Robert Golumb
    Politicians are known to kiss babies, rather than their peers. Tell that, however, to Bronx Borough President Democrat Rubén Díaz, who planted what appeared to be a totally spontaneous kiss on the cheek of Manhattan Borough President Democrat Gale Brewer this past June 9. In defense of Mr. Díaz, whom I interviewed last week in his Grand Concourse office, it could be argued that the kiss, widely viewed throughout the Internet, was more than appropriate for the event that ensued that day. Thousands of residents from both Manhattan and the Bronx had come to join Díaz and Brewer and several...
  • New York City is about to become a lot more disgusting

    05/26/2016 5:48:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Michael Grantland
    Scofflaws of New York, rejoice — the City Council has cleared the way for you to litter, loiter and pee in the street to your heart’s content. New legislation dubbed the “Criminal Justice Reform Act” was passed by lawmakers Wednesday, giving miscreants a get-out-of-jail-free card by eliminating the criminal penalties on a raft of quality-of-life crimes.
  • New York City is about to become a lot more disgusting

    05/26/2016 10:11:55 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 26, 2016 | Michael Gartland
    Scofflaws of New York, rejoice — the City Council has cleared the way for you to litter, loiter and pee in the street to your heart’s content. New legislation dubbed the “Criminal Justice Reform Act” was passed by lawmakers Wednesday, giving miscreants a get-out-of-jail-free card by eliminating the criminal penalties on a raft of quality-of-life crimes. The disgusting and disturbing acts that the council voted to decriminalize include drinking alcohol out of a paper bag, lurking in parks after hours, urinating in the street and making enough of a racket to violate the noise code. Under the legislation, which Mayor...
  • NYC Recognizes 31 "Genders" (vanity; pdf at link)

    05/25/2016 1:03:42 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 38 replies
    Commission on Human Rights One's internal, deeply-held sense of one’s gender as male, female, or something else entirely. A transgender person is someone whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. GENDER IDENTITY In New York City, it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of gender identity and gender expression in the workplace, in public spaces, and in housing. The NYC Commission on Human Rights is committed to ensuring that transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers are treated with dignity and respect and without threat of discrimination or harassment. External representations of gender as expressed...
  • NYC recognizes thirty-one (31) genders

    05/25/2016 2:30:07 PM PDT · by upchuck · 11 replies
    May 25, 2016
    This is ridiculous! New York City now recognizes 31 forms of gender dysphoria.PDF file (363KB download) h/t to a New Jersey friend.
  • Feds, DA probe de Blasio’s $52M deal to turn library into condo

    05/22/2016 5:58:47 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 22, 2016 | Aaron Short
    The $52 million deal to redevelop the Brooklyn Heights library into a luxury condo tower, which City Hall awarded to a de Blasio pal who offered less money for the city-owned land than two other bidders, has attracted the attention of federal and city prosecutors, The Post has learned. Mayor de Blasio’s latest imbroglio has investigators questioning why the city chose Hudson Cos. to buy the Brooklyn Public Library branch on Clinton Street and build a 36-story condo on top of it despite submitting a bid that was $6 million less than a competitor’s. Hudson President David Kramer is “one...
  • The de Blasio coverup begins

    05/20/2016 7:04:24 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Besieged by federal and state investigators, Mayor Bill de Blasio turned Nixonian Thursday and declared five of his closest outside confidants exempt from public disclosure laws when they advise him on running the city. His administration extended the stunning “agents of the city” privilege to BerlinRosen co-founder Jonathan Rosen; Hilltop Public Solutions partners Nicholas Baldick and Bill Hyers; and AKPD partner John Del Cecato. All four worked on de Blasio’s political campaigns. Also included was Patrick Gaspard, US ambassador to South Africa and a former political operative at SEIU Local 1199.