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  • Confederate Flags Adorn This Times Square Subway Station

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

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

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

    08/09/2017 11:06:21 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/9/17 | Cameron Cawthorne
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio treated his staffers poorly and often bullied them with harsh threats if they did not meet his demands, according to newly revealed emails. "What do I need to get you guys to follow a direct order? Do you need to experience consequences?" he threatened in one 2015 email, according to the New York Post. "I'm not raising this again: fix it, or I will [have] no choice but to find a way to penalize people. Not my preference, but I won't have my instructions ignored," he added. The emails show de Blasio blowing...
  • Stores Take Flight From Fifth Avenue in Manhattan

    08/07/2017 8:40:12 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 18 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 4, 2017 | Rachel Abrams
    Bergdorf Goodman. Tiffany & Company. Louis Vuitton. Fifth Avenue in Manhattan is to shopping what Broadway is to theater, defined by the marquee names that for decades have occupied some of New York City’s most prized real estate. But lately, the avenue’s glittery window displays have been changing more quickly, as retailers have streamed in and out. Tourism has slowed while online shopping has sped up, making it harder for companies to justify the cavernous spaces and sky-high rents along the shopping strip.
  • Bill de Blasio Will Push for Tax on Wealthy to Fix Subway

    08/06/2017 10:23:32 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 33 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | AUG. 6, 2017 | EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
    <p>Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to push for a tax on wealthy New Yorkers to pay for improvements needed to address the crisis engulfing New York City’s subway, city officials said on Sunday, the latest salvo in the battle between Mr. de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo over who bears responsibility for repairing the deteriorating transit system.</p>
  • VIDEO: NYPD ‘Powerless’ to Stop Naked Illegal Alien Panhandlers

    07/31/2017 8:23:44 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | July 31, 2017 | Bob Price
    Police in New York City expressed frustration about not being able to stop naked panhandlers from harassing the public because most of them are illegal aliens. Their status makes it difficult to enforce tickets because of Mayor de Blasio’s sanctuary city policies. The city established “Designated Activity Zones” (DAZ) in 2016 to provide a place for “costumed characters” a place to work for tips. Some of these panhandlers, called desnudas, are nude women wearing painted on costumes. Law enforcement officers frequently decline to ticket panhandling violations because most of them are illegal aliens, the Daily Mail reported. A proposal to...
  • VIDEO: Curtis Sliwa Arrested Outside Gracie Mansion

    07/25/2017 3:35:35 PM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 10 replies
    CBS New York ^ | uly 25, 2017
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Radio talk show host and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa was arrested outside Gracie Mansion Tuesday morning. Sliwa, who is head of the Reform Party, was arrested trying to serve legal papers to Mayor Bill de Blasio. Sliwa says de Blasio, through a representative on the Board of Elections, has arranged for Reform Party candidates to be thrown off the ballot in city elections. “What the mayor has moved to do is in the general election, he has a challenger: Sal Albanese. That is our candidate, the Reform Party candidate. But unlike those under challengers –...
  • De Blasio's Subway Follies

    07/23/2017 4:33:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 23, 2017 | Avrohom Gordimer
    It seems like a rerun -– but maybe this time, people will have learned their lesson. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) Chairman Joe Lhota aren’t getting along too well these days. Lhota, who ran on the Republican ticket for mayor four years ago and was unfortunately defeated by de Blasio, is now again challenging de Blasio on a new quality of life issue -- subway garbage, which has become such a problem that it caused a major subway track fire last week, resulting in many injuries and awful transit delays. (There...
  • De Blasio Compared to ‘Cowardly Lion’ After Fleeing Confrontation With Angry Queens Woman

    07/23/2017 8:35:19 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 34 replies
    freebeacon ^ | July 23, 2017 | David Rutz
    A CBS New York reporter compared Mayor Bill de Blasio to the "cowardly lion" from The Wizard of Oz after he fled a confrontation on Thursday with an angry 63-year-old Queens woman. Vickie Paladino and her husband were driving through their neighborhood when they spotted the far-left mayor, who was there to announce a $16 million initiative to fix sidewalks damaged by tree roots. Paladino was so upset over de Blasio's trip to Germany to speak at a G-20 protest in lieu of attending a vigil for slain New York police officer Miosotis Familia that she left the car to...
  • De Blasio’s trip was approved for ‘city purpose’ of bashing Trump

    07/12/2017 9:07:24 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 7/10/17 | By Yoav Gonen, Carl Campanile and Bruce Golding
    The city Conflicts of Interest Board gave Mayor de Blasio the green light for a free trip to Germany because it achieved a “city purpose” — of opposing President Trump, a spokesman said Monday. An email from the conflicts board’s lawyer, sent at 10 p.m. Friday — more than a day after de Blasio flew to Germany — said the board approved his itinerary based on a rule that allows acceptance of travel-related gifts if “the trip is for a city purpose and therefore could properly be paid for with city funds.”
  • NYPD officers snub ‘Red Bill’ de Blasio at funeral for slain cop

    07/11/2017 12:16:42 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | July 11, 2017 | Jordan Schachtel
    A huge group of New York City Police Department officers turned their backs on “Red Bill” de Blasio as the city mayor delivered remarks at the funeral of slain officer Miosotis Familia. Familia was assassinated in the Bronx last week by a man with a heavy criminal record. A lifelong public servant, she spent 13 years as an NYPD officer. Before that, she worked as a nurse at NYU Hospital and as a medical assistant for the American Red Cross. Instead of attending Familia’s vigil, de Blasio jetted off to Hamburg, Germany. There, he addressed a radical leftist extremist protest...
  • Cops turn their backs on de Blasio at slain officer’s funeral [Miosotis Familia]

    07/11/2017 9:22:26 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 67 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 11, 2017 | Shawn Cohen and Max Jaeger
    Cops once again turned their backs on Mayor de Blasio at a police funeral. Scores of officers who assembled for assassinated police officer Miosotis Familia on Tuesday showed Hizzoner their backs during the mayor’s eulogy — a move reminiscent of the funeral for slain officer Wenjian Liu in 2015. --SNIP-- The protest comes after de Blasio skipped town for Germany Thursday — the day after Familia was assassinated by cop-hating gunman Alexander Bonds.
  • NYC Mayor’s Trip To Germany Was Taxpayer Funded So He Could #RESIST Trump

    07/11/2017 8:46:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 13 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 11, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Remember when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio hopped on a jet and took off to Germany right when the city was in mourning over the assassination of yet another police officer? To say that this was a political misstep is the definition of an understatement, but the fallout of that stunt isn’t quite over yet. Some people are raising the awkward question of precisely who paid for that little public relations disaster. As you could probably have guessed without my telling you, it was the taxpayers of New York City. But fear not, citizens! The New York City...
  • Imposter Mayor

    07/09/2017 11:45:47 AM PDT · by oblomov · 18 replies
    City Journal ^ | 7 Jul 2017 | Seth Barron
    Mayor de Blasio made a surprise departure from New York City yesterday—just one day after the assassination of NYPD officer Miosotis Familia while she guarded a violence-plagued Bronx corner—in order to attend anti-capitalist protests in Hamburg, site of the G-20 summit. A few hours after de Blasio’s plane departed, a train derailed in Penn Station, where extensive track work is scheduled to begin this weekend. It was the third derailment at Penn since March; the incidents have become so commonplace that New Jersey Transit commuters reportedly showed little surprise when their train car slid off the track. The mayor has...
  • NOT BLASÉ ABOUT DE BLASIO (3)

    07/09/2017 10:19:57 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 07/09/2017 | Scott Johnson
    The New York Post remains unrelenting in its campaign to call its lunatic left-wing mayor to account. First the Post alerts us to the news inside with this irate cover.
  • Bill de Blasio Prefers Rebellion to Valor

    07/09/2017 5:58:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 9, 2017 | Jeanie DeAngelis
    Warren Wilhelm, aka Bill de Blasio, mayor of New York City, apparently identifies more with anti-Trump/anti-capitalistic protestors than he does those who heroically die preserving the peace. To prove his true affections lie with those who embrace government-controlled wealth sharing, one day after a New York City police officer was gunned down as she ended her shift, Bill saw fit to leave town and head to a “peaceful” protest at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany. For security purposes, the mayor’s press secretary, Eric Phillips, would not provide details about how much of the mayor’s trip would be at taxpayers'...
  • Nicole Malliotakis on Trying to Become New York’s First Female Mayor

    07/08/2017 8:06:52 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 16 replies
    Gotham Gazette ^ | July 6, 2017 | Ben Max
    In 2013, one storyline of the raucous and unpredictable Democratic mayoral primary was Christine Quinn’s bid to become the first woman elected Mayor of New York City. Then the City Council Speaker and the early frontrunner in the race, Quinn largely avoided talking about that history-making potential. Running as the continuity-with-change candidate based on her close working relationship with outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Quinn finished third in a crowded primary field behind the eventual winner of the election, Bill de Blasio. As de Blasio seeks reelection this year, he appears set to face Republican Nicole Malliotakis in the general election...
  • Nicole Malliotakis on Trying to Become New York’s First Female Mayor

    07/08/2017 8:02:14 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 27 replies
    Gotham Gazette | July 6, 2017 | Ben Max
    In 2013, one storyline of the raucous and unpredictable Democratic mayoral primary was Christine Quinn’s bid to become the first woman elected Mayor of New York City. Then the City Council Speaker and the early frontrunner in the race, Quinn largely avoided talking about that history-making potential. Running as the continuity-with-change candidate based on her close working relationship with outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Quinn finished third in a crowded primary field behind the eventual winner of the election, Bill de Blasio. As de Blasio seeks reelection this year, he appears set to face Republican Nicole Malliotakis in the general election...
  • While de Blasio whined in Germany, Trump was our defender

    07/08/2017 7:40:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 8, 2017 | Michael Goodwin
    It is a tale of two New Yorkers. Donald Trump goes to Germany to defend Western civilization and promote economic growth. Bill de Blasio goes to Germany to throw verbal Molotov cocktails and promote socialism. One is the leader of the free world, the other is a great pretender. The mayor was in full Putz mode as he abandoned his City Hall post to join the anarchists, socialists and violent leftists trying to disrupt the G-20 summit. In the history of low moments in New York politics, de Blasio’s stunt stands out. His decision to join an international rabble marked...