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  • Cuomo asks Trump for help with disastrous Penn Station

    05/22/2017 6:51:26 AM PDT · by 1Old Pro · 49 replies
    In a letter to Trump dated May 21, Cuomo requested “the federal government treat this as an emergency situation” and asked Trump to provide funding for construction and transportation alternatives, as well as for a long-term solution.
  • GOP mayoral candidate Paul Massey declares he’s de Blasio’s main competitor

    05/19/2017 6:38:04 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff
    New York Daily News ^ | April 20, 2017 | Jillian Jorgenson
    As other competitors test the Republican mayoral primary waters, the party’s best-funded candidate Paul Massey says he’s in it to win it. “I’m the competitor for the current mayor now, I think people understand that,” Massey said. Massey spoke at an independent Catholic school in Flatbush not run by the city — a week after having hip surgery, touring the building while wearing tapered maroon sweatpants, slip-on shoes, and with the help of a cane adorned with a silver-colored lion as the handle.
  • City GOP leaders show 'no support' to choose Bo Dietl as Republican mayoral candidate

    05/19/2017 7:29:23 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 6 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 3, 2017 | Jillian Jorgenson and Erin Durkin
    Republicans haven’t quite settled on a mayoral candidate yet, but they do seem to have ruled one person out: Bo Dietl. Dietl’s longshot bid to be the party’s nominee despite not being a registered member of it would require an OK from three of the five county Republican committees — but the five party leaders spoke by phone on Saturday, a conversation which included “no support for Mr. Dietl,” Queens GOP Chair and former congressman Bob Turner said Wednesday as he endorsed Republican Paul Massey.
  • De Blasio's Approval Rating Hits All-Time High

    05/19/2017 7:22:39 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | May 17, 2017 | Solange Reyner
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's popularity is mounting. His approval rating hit an all-time high in a poll released Wednesday, and he has, for the first time, raised more money than his best-funded Republican challenger in his bid to seek re-election.
  • GOP Mayoral Primary Appears To Be Massey Versus Malliotakis

    05/19/2017 7:18:50 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 2 replies
    Gotham Gazette ^ | May 19, 2017 | Samar Khursid
    The Republican field for the mayor’s race has winnowed down to two major candidates -- real estate executive Paul Massey and state Assemblymember Nicole Malliotakis -- and a few longshot contenders with a minimal presence on the campaign trail. With just four months till the September primary and Malliotakis only in the race a few weeks, early signs indicate Republican Party officials may be split on Massey and Malliotakis while a contentious primary battle has quickly emerged.
  • Republican ideas welcome in N.Y.C.

    05/09/2017 6:04:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 9, 2017 | by ERROL LOUIS
    The bid by Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis for mayor — even if she loses — is the best thing to happen to New York Republicans in a long time. While President Trump and national Republicans continue a misguided campaign to intimidate immigrants and strip funding from cities, local party leaders have been trying to present a different face of Republicanism to a voting public growing younger and more diverse every day. Malliotakis fits the bill. She is the daughter of immigrants from Cuba and Greece, and at age 36 counts as a millennial, winning acclaim in 2013 as one of the...
  • Futile New York City law bans employers from asking job applicants about their salary history

    05/05/2017 8:28:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/05/2017 | Jazz Shaw
    Yesterday was apparently “Equal Pay Day!” but only in New York City. Similar to Tax Freedom Day, the actual Equal Pay Day was back on April 4th and was described as how far into 2017 women would supposedly have to work on average to earn the same amount of money a man in the same job would have made in 2016. (If you really want to tick off anyone celebrating this event, send them to read the Wikipedia Background section on the subject, which actually pegs it pretty well.)The somewhat delayed holiday was observed in New York City in...
  • Sewage Rains Down at Penn Station

    05/04/2017 9:36:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    NBC NY ^ | May 3, 2017 | Ray Villeda
    Commuters have often said Penn Station stinks. Not like this. A sewage leak from 2 Penn Plaza sent sewer water raining down on the Long Island Rail Road concourse Wednesday morning, an MTA spokesman confirmed.
  • El-Yateem boasts of ability to attract GOP voters

    05/04/2017 6:18:24 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    Brooklyn Eagle ^ | April 20, 2017 | Paula Katinas
    Rev. Khader El-Yateem, the first Palestinian-American to run for the City Council seat representing Bay Ridge, appears to be shaking up the race for more reasons than just the historic nature of his candidacy, according to political observers, who said he is making notable efforts to differentiate himself from the rest of the Democratic field. El-Yateem told members of the South Brooklyn Progressive Resistance at a forum the group held on April 18 that he was confident he could get Republicans to cross over and vote for him in the general election in November.
  • The Daily Rattle (Big Apple Edition)

    05/03/2017 1:50:36 PM PDT · by OddLane
    American Rattlesnake ^ | May 3, 2017 | Gerard Perry
    There are a lot of interesting stories making their way into the headlines of local-for those of us living in New York City-news. Critically, a dispute has emerged between Mayor Bill De Blasio and City Council Speaker Viverito, who wants to continue to provide violent, criminal aliens with publicly-funded attorneys. This is the plan originally supported by De Blasio before the absurdity of this position was highlighted by current mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis. This division once again demonstrates the lengths open borders advocates will go to defend illegal immigration, regardless of the human cost. Ms. Viverito isn’t the only member...
  • A Cocktail ‘Coup’ in the East Village(Anti-Trump bar?)

    04/30/2017 5:39:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/30/2017 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Located in the Manhattan’s East Village, the anti-Trump resistance now has a chic “protest-themed” place to seek adult libation. A small, intimate venue done up in brown and blue, Coup is an up-to-the-minute watering hole owned and operated by liberals who claim everyone is welcome, but whose sole purpose is to appeal to progressives who have a strong aversion to President Trump and his policies. “A coup, or more formally, a coup d’état, is generally defined as a seizure of a state by members of the military, or other figures high-up in a national government,” which makes one wonder how...
  • High rent may doom Catholic chapel that survived 9/11

    04/29/2017 6:33:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 29, 2017 8:53 AM EDT | Karen Matthews
    Parishioners at a New York City chapel that sheltered 9/11 first responders are praying for a miracle to save it from falling victim itself to the prosperity of its resurgent neighborhood. St. Joseph’s Chapel is living on archdiocese subsidies after the rent for the relatively small space tripled in 2014 to $264,000 a year. “If it should disappear and become a Gap or something — nothing against Gap, but it’s really not OK,” said Justine Cuccia, 55, a leader of the effort to save the tiny Roman Catholic chapel, part of the oldest Catholic parish in the state. St. Joseph’s...
  • NYC Democratic City Council Candidate Runs Hate Campaign, Cites 'Greedy Jewish Landlords’

    04/26/2017 11:36:33 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | April 26, 2017 | Hana Levi Julian
    Shortened title. Full title: NYC Democratic City Council Candidate Runs Hate Campaign, Cites ‘Ethnic Cleansing, Greedy Jewish Landlords’ While the United States has been observing a week devoted to marking the loss of millions of Jews and other nationals during the Nazi Holocaust in World War II, a Democratic candidate for the New York City Council is campaigning on a message of anti-Semitism and hate. In the most recent video footage uploaded by Thomas Lopez-Pierre, his campaign message on YouTube blames “greedy Jewish landlords” and “Donald Trump” for the problems in the seventh district on the upper West Side of...
  • New York City Will Offer Free Preschool for All 3-Year-Olds

    04/25/2017 9:21:37 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | 4/25 | Kate Taylor
    Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that New York City would offer free, full-day preschool to all 3-year-olds within four years, saying that he was building on the success of the city’s prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds and that it was time to go further.
  • De Blasio Announces Pre-K for All 3-Year-Olds in City by 2021

    04/24/2017 10:12:29 AM PDT · by Oratam · 22 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 · 16 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...