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  • NY Judge Questions Merit Of Mayor’s Anti-Oil Suit

    06/14/2018 8:24:14 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06-14-2018 | Irina
    A federal judge in Manhattan has questioned the lawsuit brought by the city’s mayor Bill de Blasio against Big Oil companies accusing them of being responsible for climate change. The New York Post quoted Judge John Keenan as saying, “The firehouses all have trucks. The Sanitation Department has trucks. If you open the door and go out to Foley Square, you’re going to see five police cars. Does the city have clean hands?”
  • Irish cop heroes honored, but Irish hiring discouraged at NYPD

    06/09/2018 11:11:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Irish Central ^ | June 9, 2018 | Niall O'Dowd
    The NYPD police union this week honored heroic members of the force who stopped recent tragedies -- and most were Irish cops. Ironic isn’t it at a time when Mayor de Blasio is specifically omitting outreach to the Irish community in the latest notifications about the NYPD entrance exam in the name of diversity. Last year a $54 million campaign to widen the base of the department was announced. The press release stated there will be a “particular focus on African American, Asian, Jewish, Muslim, women and LGBTQ applicants," according to the request for proposals released last October. No Irish...
  • Victory? NYC Adding “X” Gender To Birth Certificates

    06/04/2018 7:56:50 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    It must be an election year. (Oh, who am I kidding? It’s always an election year these days.) Having apparently solved all of the other problems plaguing the Big Apple, Mayor Bill de Blasio took to the stump this weekend to announce that there would be a change to birth certificates issued by New York City. From now on, new parents won’t be bothered by any confusing questions about gender at the hospital after their new bundle of joy comes into the world. If their new baby is born with either a penis or a vagina but they’re still...
  • De Blasio wants to scrap admissions testing for elite high schools

    06/03/2018 3:38:35 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 77 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 6/3/18 | Selim Algar
    De Blasio wants to scrap admissions testing for elite high schools Mayor de Blasio unveiled a plan Saturday to boost black and Latino enrollment at the city’s eight specialized high schools — and he wants to scrap admissions tests outright. In an op-ed for education-news site Chalkbeat, de Blasio announced that 20 percent of seats at those eight schools would be reserved for low-income applicants. Kids in the Department of Education’s Discovery Program who score just below the admissions cut-off would be given one of those saved seats, according to the plan. De Blasio said he will fight to eventually...
  • NYC sanctuary policy sends 'hundreds' of criminals back onto streets: DHS

    06/01/2018 2:56:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 1, 2018 | Stephen Dinan
    Dozens of illegal immigrants shielded by New York City’s sanctuary policy this year have already gone on to be arrested for still other crimes including drug and theft, the federal government said Friday, looking to pressure the city to change. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement flagged more than 440 people in New York’s jails as deportation targets from January to April. But city officials would only hold those the mayor’s office deemed to have committed egregious crimes, ICE said, meaning dozens were shielded from deportation and set free. Of those, “hundreds” were released and 40 have already been arrested for...
  • De Blasio: Trump Is Using MS-13 ‘to Paint Latinos as Dangerous’

    05/25/2018 10:47:44 AM PDT · by davikkm · 63 replies
    breitbart ^ | PAM KEY
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said President Donald Trump was using MS-13 “to paint Latinos as dangerous in our country.” De Blasio said, “Let’s talk about the speech in Long Island. That was painful. I went over the transcript again because I couldn’t believe it. It’s not about MS-13. It’s about an attempt to paint Latinos as dangerous in our country. Our police department rejects that. We became the safest big city in America because we worked with immigrant communities, they helped police make the city the safest big city in America....
  • ISIS threatens to bomb New York's subway in chilling poster showing a militant with sticks of…

    04/16/2018 7:48:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 08:40 EDT, 16 April 2018 | Matt Acton
    ISIS propaganda chiefs have issued a chilling threat to bring death and destruction to New York’s subway. The terror group has vowed to attack Paris and the World Cup finals in Russia in recent weeks as part of a global campaign of lone wolf strikes as it continues to lose territory in the Middle East. In its latest warning, uploaded to militant Islamist messaging platforms, a man is pictured standing on the platform at New York’s High Street–Brooklyn Bridge Station with explosives and a timer behind him. The poster includes the threat: “You will not expect where we will attack.”...
  • De Blasio aide busted with gun in car

    04/08/2018 6:01:41 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 8, 2018 | Shawn Cohen, Larry Celona and Bruce Golding
    This de Blasio administration official set one heckuva bad example for the teens she was hired to keep out of jail. Reagan Stevens, a deputy director in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, and two young men were arrested for illegal weapons possession while sitting in a double-parked car near the scene of a Saturday night shooting in Queens, cops said. A loaded, 9-mm. semiautomatic pistol with its serial number defaced was hidden in the car’s glove box, and there was a spent shell casing on the floor
  • Cops release safety alert after a recent spree of 20 car break-ins in Kew Gardens [Queens NY]

    04/04/2018 7:19:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    QNS.com ^ | Wednesday, April 4, 2018 1:30 PM | Ryan Kelley
    The morning of April 3 started as every other day when Kew Gardens resident M.K. Moore went out to walk his dogs, but on Metropolitan Avenue near Park Lane South, he began to see the shattered glass. According to Moore, president of the Friends of Forest Park civic group, as many as 20 cars had shattered windows along Park Lane South all the way to 115th Street. Inside the cars, glove compartments and center consoles had been ripped open and peoples’ belongings were scattered out onto the sidewalk, Moore said. A police source confirmed that eight reports of criminal mischief...
  • Restaurant to Create 150 New Jobs, Offer Gathering Space for Downtown Guests

    03/30/2018 8:21:51 AM PDT · by ptsal · 11 replies
    Chick-fil-A ^ | 27-Mar-2018 | Chick-fil-A
    **snip** Congratulations to Luke Cook This week, the first Chick-fil-A restaurant in Lower Manhattan will open in the heart of the Financial District. The franchisee-owned restaurant, located at 144 Fulton Street next to Fulton Center Station, was designed to serve the downtown community and a variety of guests’ needs. With five levels, innovative ordering technology, seating for 140 guests and an open-air rooftop dining experience, the restaurant was built to serve guests stopping in for a quick meal, those looking for a place to sit and work, parents and caretakers dining with children, and guests hoping to enjoy a leisurely...
  • Cabbie blamed Uber, Lyft for financial woes before hanging himself

    03/22/2018 9:43:27 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 31 replies
    NYPost ^ | 3/22/18 | By Danielle Furfaro and Max Jaeger
    Cabbie blamed Uber, Lyft for financial woes before hanging himself A yellow-cab driver hanged himself because of financial ruin that he blamed on ride-hail apps such as Uber and Lyft — the fourth such suicide in the last four months, authorities said Wednesday. Nicanor Ochisor, 65, was found in the garage of his Maspeth, Queens, home by his adult son on Friday, according to Richard Lipsky of the Taxi Medallion Owners and Drivers Association. Ochisor is the first medallion owner to end his life over the flagging industry, he said. Ochisor backed his home mortgage on his medallion, and planned...
  • NYC considers making walking and smoking illegal

    03/21/2018 7:08:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    WNYW, Fox 5 NY ^ | Mar 21 2018 11:53AM EDT
    If you don’t smoke and you find yourself walking behind someone who does, it can be unpleasant. Now a New York City Councilman wants to do something about it. “My bill is very simple: no smoking and walking on New York City sidewalks,” said Queens Councilman Peter Koo (Dist. 20). His bill would make it a misdemeanor to walk while smoking, likely punishable by a fine of $50. Smokers, already banned from lighting up in public parks among many other places in the city, weren’t thrilled at the idea. …
  • New Yorkers ‘lose hope’ while applying again and again for city’s affordable housing lottery

    02/28/2018 10:46:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    WPIX, CW 11, NYC ^ | 03:02 PM, February 27, 2018 | Shirley Chan
    As any New Yorker knows, finding an apartment is not easy. The city’s affordable housing lottery was set up to assist residents, but applying for the lottery takes time and patience. Brooklyn resident Maria Martinez told PIX11 she’s been applying faithfully for 20 years, since the inception of the lottery program. Speaking through a translator, she said the process is frustrating. “You keep applying. You hope you end up with a home, but it hasn’t happened for me yet,” Martinez said. Martinez currently rents a one-bedroom apartment in Williamsburg. She lives with her husband and two teenage children. “Sometimes I...
  • Obama's U.N. plan: Globalize cops against 'violent extremists'

    10/13/2015 8:13:37 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 24 replies
    WND ^ | 10-6-2015 | Leo Hohmann
    WND EXCLUSIVE Obama's U.N. plan: Globalize cops against 'violent extremists' Conservative Christians 'becoming the targets' Published: 7 days ago Leo Hohmann President Obama’s new “Strong Cities Network,” announced with little fanfare last week at the United Nations, appears to be another effort to strip authority from local police departments and to demonize conservative Christians, say advocates of civil and religious liberties. The stated goal of the program is to connect local police departments with their peers around the world in an effort to combat “violent extremism,” according to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who announced the program to the U.N. on...
  • Mayor won't attend Groundhog Day ceremony because he has 'a lot to manage'

    02/01/2018 12:42:10 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 22 replies
    The last time de Blasio held the groundhog was at the Island's 2014 Groundhog Day ceremony. He dropped the animal after the handler placed the it in his arms. The groundhog, a female stand-in named Charlotte, died several days later. But the Staten Island Zoo said it was unlikely the groundhog's death was related to being dropped.
  • De Blasio abruptly cancels White House meeting with Trump

    01/24/2018 1:19:23 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 60 replies
    Mayor Bill de Blasio abruptly canceled what would have been his first White House meeting with President Trump on Wednesday — citing Department of Justice action on immigration as the reason. Hizzoner was scheduled to visit the White House with more than 100 other mayors to discuss issues that include infrastructure spending and the opioid crisis. “I will NOT be attending today’s meeting at the White House after @realDonaldTrump’s Department of Justice decided to renew their racist assault on our immigrant communities,” de Blasio tweeted just a couple of hours before the scheduled meeting. “It doesn’t make us safer and...
  • Mayor de Blasio questions President Trump's sanity after physical exam results

    01/17/2018 10:34:58 AM PST · by EinNYC · 25 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | January 17, 2018 | JILLIAN JORGENSEN
    Mayor de Blasio hopes President Trump is “sane,” even if he doesn’t think he’s acting that way. “I hope he is sane,” Hizzoner said when asked about Trump’s physical exam on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “His actions don’t suggest it.” The question from Mika Brzezinski — who Trump has called “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” — came a day after the White House released the results of Trump’s first official physical exam, in which he was found to be in sound physical and mental condition. Despite his concerns, de Blasio noted he was no Freud. “I don’t know, I’m not a psychiatrist...
  • New York City mayor seeks billions from oil companies, blames them for climate change

    01/11/2018 10:09:39 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 10, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    week after a brutal snowstorm froze New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered a one-two punch Wednesday in the name of climate change, announcing he will seek billions in damages from five major oil-and-gas companies while moving to divest from fossil fuels. “It’s time for them to start paying for the damage they have done,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference at the Manhattan Youth Center. “It’s time for Big Oil to take responsibility for the devastation they have wrought.” The two-front attack was promptly pilloried by industry groups as a cynical political stunt, even as it...
  • NY’s Mayor Kills Mosque Surveillance Program Then Spends $50 million on “Security Infrastructure”

    01/05/2018 6:31:26 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Bill De Blasio is New York’s DEM mayor, and the same guy who chose to put the kibosh on Giuliani’s/NYPD’s program of mosque surveillance, with the end result being a number of Islamic terrorist attacks in the Big Apple in the last year. By the way, the last two jihadists who wreaked havoc in NY attended mosques that were previously under surveillance, prior to De Blasio’s decision to kill the program. Now De Blasio will spend 50 million dollars of taxpayers money on steel barriers and “security infrastructure”. Let me quote from a BBC report: “The mayor of New York...
  • New York City to install 1,500 protective barriers after vehicle attacks

    01/02/2018 1:05:58 PM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 2, 2017 | Staff
    Hundreds of new protective barriers will be permanently installed in Times Square and other locations around New York in an effort to block vehicles from hitting pedestrians after deadly attacks last year on crowds. The city is spending $50 million on protective measures including the installation of 1,500 metal barriers, or bollards, in key locations around the city, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.