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  • 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 3˝-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...
  • De Blasio tells staff to shut up or else: report

    06/06/2016 5:09:34 PM PDT · by russbart · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | Rich Calder
    Mayor Bill de Blasio has a message for his staff: Keep your traps shut if you value your jobs. De Blasio — currently a target of at least seven federal and state investigations into his fundraising practices and business dealings — asked scores of staffers last week to sign a confidentiality agreement, according to a Gothamist report Monday.
  • 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.
  • NYC Mayor Orders Bars to Serve Pregnant Women [semi-satire]

    05/18/2016 4:29:26 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2016 | John Semmens
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio banned bars operating in the city from refusing to serve alcohol to pregnant women. This is despite virtually universal medical advice against the consumption of alcohol by expectant mothers. The Mayor said he is "cognizant of the damage that might be done to an unborn child if its mother imbibes, but the possibility of harm is not a sufficient reason for a business establishment to discriminate against these women. Under New York's laws a woman has an unconstrained right to kill her unborn child if she so chooses. The less extreme option of...
  • Only Fitting de Blasio Could Be Taken Down By Trash Bags

    05/18/2016 6:28:30 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 17, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Garbage bags could help bring down the Blasio administration. Of many revelations about City Hall’s pay-to-play culture, the case of how New York came to buy a certain brand of trash bags caught the prosecutors' attention . Joseph Dussich, tried for nearly a decade to get the city to buy his Mint-X bags, which he says deter rats and squirrels. But he got the brush-off until he contributed $100,000 to Campaign for One New York, a slush fund de Blasio created. Presto, Dussich got a meeting with the mayor, a trial contract for $15,000, and then a deal worth nearly...
  • US monument status won't guarantee Stonewall Inn's future

    05/15/2016 9:03:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 15, 2016 7:42 PM EDT | Michael Balsamo
    The area surrounding the Stonewall Inn is poised to become the first national monument dedicated to gay rights, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the property will always be a bar. There’s actually nothing in the national monument designation or even the city’s landmark law to prevent New York’s most famous gay bar from someday becoming a coffee shop, a frozen yogurt joint or anything else. […] The space was occupied for years by other businesses, including a bagel shop and a Chinese restaurant, before it reopened as a bar in the 1990s. In Stonewall’s current incarnation, under new owners since...
  • [NYPD] Union chief to ‘hypocrite’ Bratton: Resign!

    05/15/2016 2:57:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2016 | 12:49pm | Tina Moore
    The head of the city’s sergeants union accused Police Commissioner Bill Bratton of hypocrisy Sunday and called for his resignation. “What I am seeing on a regular basis now in the NYPD lately is, it’s a ‘do as I say, not as I do’ attitude, and this is coming directly from Commissioner Bratton,” Sergeants Benevolent Association President Ed Mullins said on John Catsimatidis’s radio show on AM 970. […] The union chief complained that everyone in the department was aware of ticket-fixing before that scandal broke and that it was part of the culture — but now that it has...
  • Chick-fil-A Dominates in NYC Despite de Blasio's Call for a Boycott

    05/12/2016 12:16:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 12, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a city-wide boycott of Chick-fil-A last week, and it appears the people of New York have answered that call. The answer is a resounding "no." Both midtown Manhattan locations are reportedly raking it in, with long lunchtime lines that often stretch around the block. Chick-fil-A boycott in New York not getting much traction ... https://t.co/KkYczjfXQf @ChickfilA @toddstarnes pic.twitter.com/Fs0Ogxq01L— Joni Hannigan (@JoniHannigan) May 5, 2016Last week, Mayor de Blasio-- who is currently fending off several state and federal ethics probes -- urged New Yorkers to avoid eating at the politically incorrect eating establishment. "What the...
  • NYC Mayor de Blasio forces bars to serve pregnant women

    05/09/2016 12:35:39 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 109 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 9, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Human Rights Commission released Friday new guidelines forcing bartenders in the city to serve pregnant mothers alcohol. The guidelines say discriminatory “stereotypes” about what is in the best interest of the health of the “fetus” are impermissible by law. “Judgments and stereotypes about how pregnant individuals should behave, their physical capabilities and what is or is not healthy for a fetus are pervasive in our society and cannot be used as a pretext for unlawful discriminatory decisions in employment, housing, and public accommodations,” the guidelines state. The new guidelines were issued to clarify...
  • Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun laws (Morons on Parade!)

    05/09/2015 6:48:54 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 39 replies
    NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of men, women and children including fashion designer Donna Karan marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed. Held on the eve of Mother's Day, the third annual march from Brooklyn to Manhattan was organized by the group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.
  • Bill de Blasio tells New Yorkers not to eat at ‘anti-LGBT’ Chick-fil-A

    05/04/2016 9:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 4, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday encouraged his constituents not to eat at a new Chick-fil-A restaurant opening in the city, citing the company’s pro-traditional marriage views. “What the ownership of Chick-fil-A has said is wrong,” Mr. de Blasio said at a press conference, as reported by DNA Info. “I’m certainly not going to patronize them, and I wouldn’t urge any other New Yorker to patronize them,” he said, adding that “they do have a legal right.” Mr. de Blasio’s comments came after city Councilman Danny Dromm started a boycott for a new Chick-fil-A location opening in...
  • Sprawling corruption case with humble beginnings roils NYC

    04/24/2016 5:16:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 24, 2016 6:21 PM EDT | Jake Pearson and Tom Hays
    After a successful attack on corruption in New York’s state government, the hard-charging federal prosecutor in Manhattan appears to have set his sights on New York City. Over the past few weeks, a series of loosely related public corruption investigations coordinated by U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara have spilled into public view, with targets including high-ranking New York Police Department officials, the union representing city jail guards, and the political fundraising activities of several people with ties to New York City’s mayor. Already an embarrassment to the nation’s largest police department, it remains unclear whether the widening probes could do damage...
  • De Blasio gamed donation limits, hid names: Board of Elections

    04/23/2016 6:16:15 PM PDT · by GilGil · 22 replies
    Daily News ^ | 4/22/2016 | Kenneth Lovett
    ALBANY — The head investigator for the state Board of Elections probed the 2014 fundraising efforts by Mayor de Blasio and his team on behalf of the Senate Democrats and found enough “willful and flagrant” violations to warrant a criminal referral to the Manhattan DA’s office. The Daily News obtained a bombshell memo state Board of Elections Chief Enforcement Officer Risa Sugarman sent to the board’s four commissioners on Jan. 4 recommending the referral. “I have determined that reasonable cause exists to believe a violation warranting criminal prosecution has taken place,” Sugarman wrote. “The violations discovered by this investigation can...
  • De Blasio Team Violated Campaign Finance Laws, Report Says

    04/23/2016 3:23:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 22, 2016 | WILLIAM NEUMAN and JESSE McKINLEY
    An investigation by the New York State Board of Elections found evidence of flagrant violations of campaign finance law by a team of people that Mayor Bill de Blasio created to raise money for Democrats running for the State Senate in 2014, according to a confidential board report. The board sent the report to Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney, three months ago, prompting a criminal investigation into the fund-raising. The mayor’s Senate effort, which failed in its goal to wrest the legislative body from Republican control, has proved damaging to him in multiple ways. Democrats remained in...
  • De Blasio to mandate energy retrofits for privately owned buildings

    04/22/2016 3:33:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Politico New York ^ | April 22, 2016 | David Giambusso
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that he will impose mandates on the commercial real estate sector to achieve dramatic greenhouse gas emissions among the city's building stock — by far the city's biggest contributor to global warming. In an announcement tied to Earth Day, the mayor's office said the requirements, along with city programs and incentives, would help kickstart the mayor's goal of cutting building emissions dramatically over the next 35 years. The mandates are a significant development for the city's real estate world. When de Blasio announced a plan two years ago to cut building emissions, he threatened...
  • Diagnosing Bill de Blasio’s disease: How can we explain the trouble he's in?

    04/18/2016 6:25:16 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 17 Apr, 2016 | HARRY SIEGEL
    The bad news has been snowballing for Bill de Blasio, what with the emergence of a federal probe involving, among other things, top cops in Brooklyn accepting diamonds, trips and more from two big donors to various appendages of his political operation and what’s now four separate investigations into a city-aided flip, again involving a wired backer of the mayor, of a Lower East Side nursing home for AIDS patients into luxury condos. I wrote last Sunday that “after this week, I’m losing faith that de Blasio’s horse trading is paying off for the city.” And it appears I’m not...
  • Cruz Goes After DeBlasio in New Ad

    04/13/2016 6:54:37 PM PDT · by writer33 · 37 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/13/16 | CR Wire/Phil Silver
    The Cruz campaign's latest radio ad rips Bill DeBlasio following the New York City mayor's attacks on Ted Cruz. "DeBlasio's socialist policies are tearing the city apart," the narrator states before systematically ripping apart DeBlasio's record as mayor. "He treats cops like criminals and criminals like freedom fighters," the ad continues.
  • 'It was his skit!' Hillary blames de Blasio after she joined him on-stage at gala for 'racist' ...

    04/13/2016 2:07:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 13, 2016 | Ben Tufft, Francesca Chambers and Kalhan Rosenblatt
    Complete Headline: 'It was his skit!' Hillary blames Bill de Blasio after she joined him on-stage at gala for 'racist' colored people joke Hillary Clinton distanced herself from Mayor Bill de Blasio's 'racist' joke Democratic front-runner and mayor performed skit at the Inner Circle event NYC mayor endorsed Clinton at end of October, after New York Governor The mayor joked that it took him so long because he was on 'C.P. time' Clinton jumped in and said C.P was a reference to 'cautious politician' time 'C.P. time' is actually short for 'colored people' time. As video of the incident made...
  • Clinton's joke with New York mayor criticized as insulting blacks

    04/12/2016 8:27:31 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12 Apr 2016
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A comic gag turned into a gaffe for Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, triggering a social media storm that raged through Tuesday over what some said was their insensitivity to African-Americans. New York voters head to the polls next week for the primary election on April 19. While Clinton has strong support from black voters, some supporters worry that Democratic challenger Bernie Sanders has begun making inroads with them. Clinton and de Blasio took the stage on Saturday at the Inner Circle, an annual media roast of politicians that...
  • Watch: Hillary & de Blasio make a cringeworthy “colored people time” joke at NYC charity event

    04/11/2016 3:41:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Salon ^ | April 11, 2016 | Sophia Tesfaye
    At the same annual event where former mayor Rudy Giuliani famously dressed in drag, things got awkwardly racial For the uninitiated CPT is an acronym for colored people time, an old stereotype African-Americans have employed in jest amongst each other to excuse tardiness. Unfortunately, I found out on Monday that the shorthand CPT is no longer just an inside joke, but such a commonplace referral that even Hillary Clinton and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio are publicly joking about the term. At a charity event Sunday night, the Democratic presidential candidate apparently decided her campaign had successfully brushed...
  • Trump's Corrupt And Liberal New York Values

    04/11/2016 4:41:42 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 11, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In a Fox News debate, Donald Trump attacked Sen. Ted Cruz’s critical reference to “New York values” with a passionate reference to the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. As Real Clear Politics reported his remarks: I’ve had more calls on that statement that Ted made, that New York is a great place, it’s got great people, it’s got loving people, wonderful people. When the World Trade Center came down, I saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than New York.
  • NYPD corruption scandal leads straight to de Blasio

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

    04/07/2016 3:59:37 PM PDT · by drewh · 56 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 1 hour ago
    Thursday on AM 970 Rep. Peter King (R-NY) criticized Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), calling him a “phony” and saying his supporters in New York would need their heads examined. King said, “Let me say something about the New York primary, any New Yorker who even thinks of voting for Ted Cruz should have their head examined. Really, here’s a guy who refused to sign onto the 9/11 health care act for the cops and fireman. Here’s a guy who talks about New York values. To me, New York values is what people did after 9/11 — the...
  • NYC mayor signs bill banning smokeless tobacco in ballparks

    04/06/2016 6:43:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr. 6, 2016 9:04 PM EDT
    New York Mayor Bill De Blasio has signed a bill that bans the use of smokeless tobacco products at all ticketed baseball stadiums, sports arenas and recreation areas. De Blasio signed the bill Wednesday. He said the legislation was important to the health of baseball players and the people of New York. The City Council approved the legislation last month by a vote of 44-3. It was sponsored by Council Member Corey Johnson. …
  • New York gives pro-terror Palestinian activist $500,000

    04/03/2016 2:38:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 4/3/2016, 12:07 PM | Ari Yashar
    Linda Sarsour, a Palestinian-American activist who recently raised an uproar for her open support of rock-throwing terrorism against Israel, has been awarded over $500,000 by the City of New York. The activist, who is a longtime ally of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and has helped him get votes, has led the Arab-American Association of New York based in Brooklyn since 2005. […] Sarsour is the daughter of Palestinian Arab immigrants. Last October she exposed her blatant anti-Israel bias during a Twitter debate with Queens Councilman Rory Lancman, who is Jewish. …
  • New York Daily News: An early look at tomorrow's front page..."THIS IS HOW WE FIGHT TERROR, TED"

    03/26/2016 6:49:02 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 59 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/26/2016 | New York Daily News
    EXCLUSIVE: Ted Cruz knows 'absolutely nothing' about counterterrorism in NYC, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says.
  • De Blasio Goes “Full Retard” Attempting To Explain Away NYC Knife Attacks

    03/20/2016 6:47:57 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Bearubg Arms ^ | March 14, 2016 | Bob Owens
    According to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the spike in edged weapon attacks in the Big Apple are a result of the city’s gun control efforts being so successful. Yes, he really is that delusional. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says the explosion in random slashings this year shows the city is getting guns off the streets, but critics say it’s another NYPD policy that is driving the blade attacks: The end of stop-and-frisk. De Blasio’s claim earlier this month that violent criminals are using knives, razor blades and boxcutters to maim strangers because they can’t get...
  • [Vanity] Why does Trump have the support of NY Republicans if he supported DeBlasio and Clinton?

    03/19/2016 7:57:58 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 89 replies
    If Trump was such a big liberal why does he seem to have so much support from NYGOP primary voters? You would think NY GOP primary voters would be the people who'd object the most if he was cutting bad deals with NY Democrats.
  • ‘Gay Irish Eyes Are Smiling’ — Mayor De Blasio Praises NYC’s ‘Inclusive’ St. Paddy’s Day Parade

    03/17/2016 3:12:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 17, 2016 | 12:51 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    Homosexual advocates are celebrating today’s St. Patrick Day parade in New York City with a new twist on a beloved Irish ballad. “Gay Irish eyes are smiling,” the March 4 article posted on the Advocate’s website begins, citing the fact that homosexual groups will be participating in the parade and so will Mayor Bill De Blasio. […] The Advocate article noted that last year Out@NBCUniversal was the first LGBT group allowed to march, but that other groups were not included. NBC is an official sponsor of the parade, the Advocate article said. …
  • New Bill Would Require NYC Restaurants to Post Carb Warnings

    03/10/2016 5:12:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Grub Street ^ | March 9, 2016 10:25 a.m. | Clint Rainey
    Looks like the city is spoiling for a new fight with restaurateurs: A bill being introduced today by Brooklyn city council member Inez Barron would force them to warn customers that foods with too much sugar and carbs are dangerous to people with diabetes. If it’s passed, restaurants would be required to hang a poster created by the Department of Health that spells out the “risks of excessive sugar and other carbohydrate intake for diabetic and pre-diabetic individuals.” Barron says the city has “an obligation” to provide consumers with this information just like it has with calorie counts. …
  • If Trump wins, Cuomo could be out

    03/08/2016 7:12:34 AM PST · by b4its2late · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 7 2016 | Fredric U. Dicker
    Donald Trump’s fired-up New York backers predict that a victory by him in November would set the stage for defeating Gov. Andrew Cuomo in 2018 — and lead to the ouster of their own GOP leader next year. They also predict that if the Manhattan developer becomes president, he’d work from the White House to turn New York away from the anti-business, tax-and-spend, “progressive’’ Democratic politicians, including Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio, who now dominate City Hall and the state Capitol. The Trump supporters, who lost out Friday in an effort to convince state GOP Chairman Ed Cox to...
  • NYC revisits policing tactics that clogged jails, courts

    03/06/2016 10:25:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 6, 2016 1:05 PM EST | Jake Pearson and Michael Balsamo
    The city that pioneered “broken windows” policing is retooling its longtime strategy of trying to reduce serious crime by cracking down on people who commit minor offenses, like public drinking and littering. […] Change can’t come fast enough for people like Manhattan resident Jamal Williams. The 28-year-old was cited by the police two years ago for spitting on the ground outside his East Harlem public housing building. The offense was as minor as they come, but when he forgot to show up for his court date, he became a wanted man. […] But critics say the softer touch will threaten...
  • NY mayor ends St Pats parade boycott after gay ban dropped

    03/04/2016 9:34:52 AM PST · by ebb tide · 17 replies
    CathNews ^ | March 4, 2016
    Mr De Blasio, a first-term Democrat, told the Associated Press on Wednesday that for the first time he will take part in the parade along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on March 17. He skipped the parade in 2014, when no gay groups were allowed to openly march, and he skipped again last year, when only one small lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender group was permitted. "The St Patrick's Day parade is a New York City tradition, but for years Irish LGBT New Yorkers could not show their pride," Mr De Blasio told the AP. "Finally, they can celebrate their heritage by...
  • NY mayor to march in St. Pat's parade after gay ban dropped

    03/02/2016 2:55:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 2, 2016 5:42 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    Mayor Bill de Blasio is ending a two-year boycott of the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day parade now that it has fully dropped its longstanding ban on allowing gay and lesbian groups to march under their own banners. De Blasio, a first-term Democrat, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that for the first time he will take part in the parade along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on St. Patrick's Day, March 17. He skipped the parade in 2014, when no gay groups were allowed to openly march, and he skipped again last year, when only one small lesbian, gay, bisexual and...
  • You Won’t Get Arrested for Public Boozing (or Urinating) in Manhattan Anymore

    03/01/2016 7:29:39 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 54 replies
    observer.com ^ | 3/1/2016 | Jillian Jorgensen
    Go ahead and pop the champagne: the NYPD will no longer arrest most people who are caught drinking alcohol in public in Manhattan, the city announced today—but they can still get a summons. Unless it’s “necessary for public safety reasons,” the NYPD will no longer arrest people for certain low-level offenses in Manhattan, including public consumption of alcohol, public urination, littering and riding between subway cars or taking up more than one subway seat—and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. will no longer prosecute those infractions, his office said today. Offenders can still receive summonses, which require them to pay...
  • Judge issues temporary hold on NYC salt warning enforcement

    02/29/2016 3:43:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 29, 2016 4:57 PM EST
    New York City's enforcement of its first-in-the-nation rule mandating salt warnings on some restaurant menus has been put on hold the day before it was supposed to go into effect. An appellate judge issued a temporary stay on Monday. The National Restaurant Association had asked for the stay last week, after another judge ruled the city could fine restaurants that don't comply with the labeling rule up to $600, starting on March 1. The rule, enacted in December, calls for chain restaurants and fast-food places with more than 15 outlets nationwide to put triangle icons with salt-shaker images on menus...
  • Trump: De Blasio to be 'good mayor' (2013)

    02/24/2016 10:14:35 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 52 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/31/13 | Lucy McCalmont
    Business mogul Donald Trump is optimistic about the future of New York City if Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio wins the mayoral election. “I think pretty strongly that he’ll end up being a good mayor, maybe a very good mayor and I don’t think he’s going to want to kill the golden goose,” Trump told an Albany radio station Thursday, according to the New York Daily News.-snip-“I think he’s a smart guy that knows what’s going on really big league and I think he is not going to want to destroy New York,” Trump said. “I think he is going...
  • 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...