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  • De Blasio Announces Pre-K for All 3-Year-Olds in City by 2021

    04/24/2017 10:12:29 AM PDT · by Oratam · 17 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | April 24, 2017 | Eddie Small and Amy Zimmer
    BRONX — Building on his success of Pre-K for all of the city’s 4-year-olds, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday a plan to provide free “full day” pre-K for all of the city’s 3 year-olds by 2021. The program — called “3K for All” — will ramp up starting this September with roughly 11,000 children attending the city’s EarlyLearn programs, which serve the city’s low-income working families. In September 2018, about 2,000 3-year-olds in two of the city’s poorest school districts — South Bronx’s District 7 and Ocean Hill/Brownsville’s District 23 — will be part of the program. Two more...
  • De Blasio Proposes Expanding Public Pre-K to 3-Year-Olds

    04/24/2017 9:28:36 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 24, 2017 | KATE TAYLOR
    Seeking to double down on an effort — expanding early childhood education — for which he has been widely praised, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan on Monday to offer free, full-day prekindergarten to 3-year-olds. Four years ago, Mr. de Blasio made an ambitious proposal to provide publicly funded prekindergarten to all 4-year-olds the centerpiece of his mayoral campaign. His plan called for more than tripling the number of available seats, to 70,000, within two years. Although some expected there would be significant bumps in the rollout, it went relatively smoothly. It is too soon to say whether the...
  • Guards at NY's Rikers jail sue, say city making it unsafe

    04/21/2017 9:21:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 21, 2017 8:21 PM EDT | Larry Neumeister
    The nation’s largest municipal jail guard union sued New York City on Friday, saying recent sweeping changes in city’s jails have empowered violent inmates and endangered correction officers. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court alleged violence in city jails has increased 18 percent since the city instituted changes to how guards perform their work following a rash of alarming reports about the abuse of prisoners, particularly at the city’s main Rikers Island jail complex, where as many as 10,000 inmates are housed. The city and its officials have “created a substantial and imminent risk that Correction Officers will continue to...
  • In Sanctuary City Crackdown, Justice Department Threatens to Withhold Grants From 8 Cities

    04/21/2017 10:13:23 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    wsj ^ | 4/21/17 | Laura Meckler
    The letters were sent to officials in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Miami, Milwaukee, New York City and Sacramento, Calif., as well as Cook County, Ill. These municipalities were identified in a Justice Department inspector general’s report last year as potentially out of compliance with the requirements. Friday’s letter asks the cities to send documentation that they are in compliance by the end of June.
  • De Blasio Brags About New York Cigarette Price Floor Being Raised To ‘Highest Price In The Country’

    04/20/2017 5:07:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 65 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 19, 2017 | Charles Fain Lehman
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that cigarette prices in the city would go up $2.50 to $13 which, de Blasio bragged, would be "the highest price in the country." . . . Council Member Fernando Cabrera, who introduced the bill to create the licensing requirement for e-cigarette retailers, described the proposal as "a major step to limit the use of e-cigarettes, which are dangerous nicotine delivery systems that can lead to nicotine and potentially drug addiction."
  • CBS News Sides With ‘Fearless Girl’ In Wall Street Art ‘Face Off’

    04/19/2017 1:18:28 PM PDT · by drewh · 41 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 19, 2017 | 11:52 AM EDT | Julia Seymour
    The media were thrilled when a statue of a defiant little girl was placed opposite Arturo Di Modica’s famous “Charging Bull” on Wall Street. To the networks, it became a “symbol,” a “sensation” and female empowerment. “Symbols spoke volumes,” NBC Chief Environmental Affairs correspondent Anne Thompson said of the statue “facing down Wall Street’s famous bull,” on March 8. The networks didn’t seem to mind that “Fearless Girl” was really a clever corporate advertisement for “SHE” — an exchange traded fund offered by State Street Global Advisors. Fortune reported that until April 2, a plaque at the girl’s feet read...
  • Judge's Death 'Suspicious' and Police Want More Information

    04/19/2017 5:42:20 AM PDT · by Oratam · 32 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | April 19, 2017 | Aidan Gardiner
    MANHATTAN — The death of the pioneering judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam has been deemed "suspicious" by investigators who are seeking more information, NYPD officials said Wednesday. Abdus-Salaam, who was the first African-American woman to sit on New York state's highest court, was found dead in the Hudson River near West 132nd Street about 1:45 p.m. on April 12, officials said. “There's no apparent trauma to her body. We don't believe she was in the water a long time,” the NYPD's Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said at the time. But in the ensuing week, few answers emerged. Investigators said Wednesday morning...
  • Killer of 6-year-old New York boy given 25 years

    04/18/2017 10:05:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Pedro Hernandez, the bodega clerk convicted for the 1979 murder of New York first-grader Etan Patz was sentenced on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison, CNN reports. Hernandez, 56, was convicted of kidnapping and murder in February, nearly 40 years after the six-year-old disappeared on May 25, 1979. Etan left home to walk to a school bus stop and was not seen again. In the early 1980s, his photo appeared on milk cartons across the country, the first time the method was used to try to locate missing children. Hernandez was previously tried for the same charges in...
  • Former Teacher At Muslim Private School: Student Called Boston Bombers ‘Jews’

    04/16/2017 8:57:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9:08 PM 04/16/2017 | Kerry Picket
    A student at a private Muslim school in Queens, New York called the Boston Marathon bombers Jews, a former teacher says. The New York Post reported Sunday that Nina Kossman, a former English teacher at the Razi School in Woodside, asked her students at one time: “Do you know what happens when people start hating each other for their differences?” One student replied, “My parents said they [the Boston bombers] were bad people. They were Jews.” […] “I was shocked,” said Koss­man. Kossman was removed from the private religious school last month after she told students the Adam and Eve...
  • Cuomo says Charging Bull statue never bothered him the day after de Blasio knocked the famed work

    04/15/2017 10:45:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 04/15/2017 | Kenneth Lovett
    A day after Mayor de Blasio criticized Wall Street’s Charging Bull statue as an ode to “unfettered capitalism,” Gov. Cuomo said “I never found it particularly offensive.” “I’ve gone past it many times,” Cuomo told reporters at the governor’s mansion, where he hosted an Easter egg roll Saturday.
  • Panicked mob flees a packed Penn Station after Amtrak cops jolt man with stun gun...

    04/14/2017 5:22:05 PM PDT · by kiryandil · 36 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 14, 2017 | staff
    A mob of Penn Station travelers fled the transit hub in hysteria after Amtrak police officers used a stun gun on a man. The busy Penn Station was already a mad house from a NJ Transit train that stalled in a tunnel, backing up service for more than two hours ahead of the Friday rush on a holiday weekend. By 6:30 p.m., shortly after the stalled train was taken to Penn Station, riders stampeded away from the site where the man was hit with the stun gun. Luggage food and clothes were strewn across the floor.
  • Judge washes up dead along the Hudson River

    04/12/2017 4:25:35 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 78 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Tina Moore, Larry Celona, Jazmin Rosa and Shawn Cohen
    A pioneering judge, who became the first Muslim woman in US history to serve on the bench, was found dead Wednesday — washed up on the Manhattan side of the Hudson River, sources said. Sheila Abdus-Salaam, 65, was discovered floating in the water near 132nd Street and Hudson Parkway at around 1:45 p.m., according to police sources. Witnesses had spotted her fully clothed body and called 911, cops said.
  • Judge: NYC can destroy papers linked to municipal ID program

    04/07/2017 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 7, 2017 4:39 PM EDT
    New York City can destroy personal documents associated with its municipal identification program, a judge ruled Friday in a victory for city officials who have sought to protect cardholders from possible deportation. Republican state Assembly members Ronald Castorina Jr. and Nicole Malliotakis filed a lawsuit in December seeking to prevent the destruction of documents, such as copies of foreign passports, used to verify a person’s identity to obtain the IDNYC card. Justice Philip G. Minardo of State Supreme Court on Staten Island ruled against the lawmakers but issued a stay Friday until April 17, pending an appeal. …
  • New Yorkers shocked to find that people are fleeing their city in droves

    04/03/2017 7:36:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    New York, New York. So nice they say it twice. But it’s apparently not nice enough anymore for people to want to stick around. The NY Post highlights some recent population figures which indicate that a growing number of Gotham residents (that would be rapidly growing) either don’t want to live there anymore or simply can’t afford to. In either case, there’s a bit of an exodus going on and the Big Apple is losing residents faster than any other major metropolitan area in the country. More people are leaving the New York region than any other major metropolitan...
  • Following AG Jeff Sessions' Threat, New York City No Longer A Sanctuary City

    04/03/2017 3:09:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/03/2017 | Authored by John Banzhaf via ValueWalk.com
    In the wake of an announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he would cut off funding if so-called sanctuary cities did not begin cooperating with the federal government regarding illegal aliens, it has been reported that the New York City Police Department [NYPD] alerts Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE] agents if immigrants facing deportation are due to appear in Criminal Court, thereby making it easier for them to be detained by the federal government.Although many cities loudly proclaimed that they would not yield to these threats and yield even one inch on their sanctuary status, some observers, including...
  • De Blasio wants to employ every inmate who served time in jail

    03/30/2017 1:18:50 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 19 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 29, 2017 | Yoav Gonen and Shawn Cohen
    Every inmate who leaves a Big Apple jail after serving a sentence will have a job waiting for him or her, under a new city-funded initiative, Mayor de Blasio announced Wednesday. When asked why ex-convicts were being guaranteed work over unemployed residents who haven’t broken the law — including city high-school and college graduates — Hizzoner insisted the initiative, which will cost taxpayers $10 million a year, is a “smart investment for everyone.”
  • New York City Retail Vacancies Soar Prompting Massive Rent Concessions

    03/28/2017 11:56:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/28/2017
    It used to be that taking a 10-minute walk around SoHo meant passing by at least a dozen upstart, trendy fashion retailers eager to sell you a $500 hoodie or $1,000 pair of sneakers.  But these days you're much more likely to see a whole bunch of this: As Bloomberg points out this morning, in the wake of Manhattan's retail drought, commercial landlords, who have seen retail occupancy levels plummet over the past 12 months, are doing everything possible to avoid big price cuts.  Instead, like residential landlords, commercial real estate owners are providing massive rent concessions through things like...
  • Ex-hedgie seeks to keep suit vs. Preet Bharara alive

    03/24/2017 10:36:52 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 24, 2017 | By Carleton English and Kaja Whitehouse
    A former hedge fund manager on Friday fought for a chance to get former Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara on the witness stand. David Ganek, founder of Level Global, asked a federal appeals court to keep alive his 2015 lawsuit charging Bharara and the FBI with “fabricating evidence” to raid his $4 billion hedge fund in 2010. Bharara already tried once filed to kill the suit, which a trial judge denied in March. The prosecutor then appealed the ruling. “The notion there is no remedy when an officer of the United States [lies] in an affidavit is extraordinary,” Ganek’s lawyer...
  • Mayor Breaks Silence on 'Agents of the City' Ruling During Weekly Radio Show (De Blasio)

    03/24/2017 9:19:50 AM PDT · by csvset · 2 replies
    NY1 ^ | 24 March 2017 | Grace Rauh
    Mayor Breaks Silence on 'Agents of the City' Ruling During Weekly Radio Show By Grace Rauh Friday, March 24, 2017 at 11:25 AM EDT NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday spoke out for the first time about his loss in court to NY1 over his emails with a so-called "Agent of the City." The mayor on Thursday refused to answer our questions about the lawsuit and the emails he exchanged with an outside advisor - emails a state Supreme Court judge ruled that the city must turn over to NY1 and the New York Post. • READ...
  • Princeton Seminary revokes award for popular NYC preacher because he’s too conservative

    03/23/2017 7:42:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 22, 2017 | Greg Piper
    Tim Keller founded one of the most influential urban churches in America, Redeemer Presbyterian, which is theologically conservative, racially diverse and growing across its three New York City congregations. He was set to receive an award from Princeton Theological Seminary, also a Presbyterian institution in the Reformed tradition, for his contributions to the “Neo-Calvinist vision of religious engagement.”