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  • NYC First Lady Calls on Civilians to Deal with Crime [semi-satire]

    03/17/2021 10:57:03 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 March 2021 | John Semmens
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife Chirlane McCray is calling for unarmed citizens "to peacefully intervene to prevent violent crimes by using the 'five D' strategy. The five Ds are Distract, Delegate, Document, Delay, and Direct." "Say you see someone being assaulted by a gang of thugs," McCray said. "The first thing you should do is distract the attackers by making yourself an alternate target. You could shout 'hey, stop hurting that person.' The thugs will probably refocus on you, giving the original victim an opportunity to escape. You could then delegate the least aggressive of the assailants...
  • NYC First Lady asks citizens to ‘physically intervene’ in violent crime after city defunded police

    03/08/2021 1:10:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 82 replies ^ | March 8, 2021 | LIZ GEORGE
    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife asked citizens on Saturday to “physically intervene” if they see a violent crime occurring, less than a year after pushing de Blasio to “defund the police,” and remarking that a world without police would be “utopia.”“As attacks on Asian American communities continue, we’re asking New Yorkers to show up for their neighbors and intervene when witnessing hateful violence or harassment. I know that can be frightening when you aren’t sure what to do or say, but you can learn,” New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray tweeted Saturday.She continued, “Fear is a...
  • Despite a Massive Budget Crisis in NYC, Mayor de Blasio's Wife Maintains a Staff That Comes With a Shocking Price Tag

    08/20/2020 7:39:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/20/2020 | Rick Moran
    New York City is in the midst of a massive budget crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The city is facing layoffs of 22,000 city workers, the trash isn’t getting picked up, the parks aren’t being maintained. But Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, maintains a staff of 14 and has a budget of $2 million.McCray is a professional activist, meaning she’s a pro at squeezing money out of politicians. She got her soulmate Bill to give her $1.25 billion for a mental health initiative she called ThriveNYC. That was five years ago. So how’s that program working?No one...
  • De Blasio heckled as he paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural at Trump Tower

    07/09/2020 6:06:57 PM PDT · by bitt · 86 replies
    nyPOST ^ | 7/9/2020 | Khristina Narizhnaya and Lia Eustachewich
    Mayor Bill de Blasio was greeted with a few jeers as he showed up to help paint a giant Black Lives Matter mural on Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower on Thursday — with a couple of angry onlookers shouting “douchebag de Blasio” upon his arrival. The mayor joined first lady Chirlane McCray, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) to fill in the letter “L” with yellow paint for what some critics, including President Trump himself, have called a political stunt. When he arrived around 11:30 a.m., two or three men shouted “douchebag...
  • Chirlane McCray behind move to announce possible shelter-in-place in NYC (de Blasio Wife)

    03/18/2020 11:06:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 18, 2020 | Julia Marsh
    Big Apple first lady Chirlane McCray was apparently behind Mayor Bill de Blasio’s premature announcement that a shelter-in-place order was on the horizon for New York City. On Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning” Wednesday, de Blasio doubled down on his insistence that New Yorkers may soon be confined to their homes except for essential trips for food, medicine and exercise because of the coronavirus outbreak — even though Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted the day before that he wasn’t considering the measure yet. The mayor said he wanted to prepare New Yorkers for something that “well might be happening soon.”
  • New de Blasio low: Using City Hall for Chirlane McCray to gain office

    02/21/2020 4:17:19 AM PST · by karpov · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 20, 2020 | Post Editorial Board
    Putting an entirely new spin on the concept of “public campaign finance,” Mayor Bill de Blasio is ruthlessly exploiting his official powers to get First Lady Chirlane McCray elected as Brooklyn borough president in 2021— with a pretty obvious eye on moving the family back into Gracie Mansion eight years later. Most despicably, the failed ThriveNYC project (which has already cost taxpayers around $1 billion) is a central part of the scam. McCray’s ThriveNYC mental-health and wellness podcast just launched — in partnership with a Brooklyn-based cultural nonprofit that took in $1.2 million in city funding in 2019. For the...
  • Mother Cabrini float added to Columbus Day Parade in jab at de Blasio

    10/11/2019 3:24:44 PM PDT · by ETL · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 9, 2019 | By Carl Campanile and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    “We’re a little upset that Mother Cabrini wasn’t included for a statue dedication,” the Diocese’s Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello told The Post. “If the city won’t honor Mother Cabrini, we will will honor her.” ..." "a group controlled by [Chirlane] McCray [New York mayor De Blasio's wife] passed over Cabrini in favor of seven other women. Now she will be front and center at Manhattan’s Columbus Day Parade, with her float replacing one that typically promotes Catholic education. It will be two or three car-lengths long and include 40 to 50 kids and adults — with more walking alongside it.
  • Chirlane McCray aims to boost LGBT youth: ‘In 1977, I identified as a lesbian’

    10/08/2019 8:00:30 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 8, 2019 | Julia Marsh
    Chirlane McCray said she’s backing a program to help LBGT youth because she was a lesbian before marrying Mayor de Blasio. “When I came to New York City, long ago back in 1977, I identified as a lesbian so I know intimately the struggles that young people have had,” McCray said on NY1 Tuesday morning.
  • NYC Mayor’s Wife Nixes Popular Saint to Honor Drag Queens

    08/19/2019 3:17:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/19/2019 | Thomas d Williams
    New York City Mayor de Blasio’s wife has rejected the results of a public vote calling for a statue of Mother Cabrini (pictured), a Catholic saint, and instead opted to honor other “women,” including two drag queens. Chirlane McCray, the mayor’s wife, launched a “She Built NYC” program and invited the public to vote on the names of women they want the city to recognize with a statue. Mother Cabrini got more votes than any other woman (219), yet McCray’s panel rejected the public’s choice. Without explanation, McCray decided on a group of people that were nowhere near the top...
  • ThriveNYC was a mismanaged mess from the beginning

    04/09/2019 11:32:52 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 10, 2019 | Ben Feuerherd
    A signature mental-health program funded by First Lady Chirlane McCray’s $1.2 billion ThriveNYC initiative was so badly mismanaged during its first 18 months that it may have done more harm than good, a report said Tuesday. A dozen former clinicians who worked for the Mental Health Service Corps — a program aimed at bringing social workers and psychologists to needy communities — described mismanagement from the very beginning of the program in 2016, Politico NY reported.
  • De Blasio ‘Doesn’t Recall’ $100K Donation in Alleged Pay-to-Play Scheme

    10/29/2017 9:42:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 29, 2017 | Michael Gartland and Max Jaeger
    Mayor de Blasio astonishingly said Sunday that New Yorkers don’t care whether City Hall is corrupt. “There are much more important issues than what these guys [reporters] are raising,” the mayor claimed amid bombshell allegations in court last week that pay-to-play was alive, well — and rampant — at City Hall. Hizzoner insisted that the topic is far from “interesting conversation.
  • Chirlane McCray’s (Mz. de Blasio) ThriveNYC shows ‘no evidence’ of results: lawmaker

    04/02/2019 6:01:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/27/19 | Nolan Hicks
    There’s “no evidence” that first lady Chirlane McCray’s mental health initiative — which has burned through $565 million in taxpayers’ money so far — has achieved any measurable results, a lawmaker said Wednesday. City Councilman Ritchie Torres said he’s not ready to scrap the entire ThriveNYC initiative, but wants each of its 41 programs studied with an eye toward dropping those that miss their targets. “There’s no evidence it’s working,” Torres (D-Bronx) said of the overall initiative, which was launched in November 2015 and now has a budget of $250 million a year. “We have to evaluate the effectiveness of...
  • What to ask Chirlane McCray (Mrs. de Blasio) about the ThriveNYC debacle

    03/24/2019 5:59:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/24/19 | DJ Jaffe
    City First Lady Chirlane ­McCray will appear before the City Council Tuesday to ­explain what exactly her mental-health project, ThriveNYC, has achieved before giving her $250 million a year for the next four years. New Yorkers can be forgiven for failing to notice positive results, what with the ever-growing ranks of homeless mentally ill in our streets and subways (and prisons). As these pages have repeatedly argued, ThriveNYC hasn’t been focused on helping the most seriously mentally ill. Here, then, are 10 questions council members should ask the first lady to get to the root of that problem. **SNIP** Two:...
  • NYC: De Blasio cancels embattled, high-cost Renewal school program

    03/03/2019 6:46:00 PM PST · by upchuck · 34 replies
    NY Post ^ | Feb 26, 2019 | Selim Algar and Bruce Golding
    It’s time to go sit in the corner, Billy! Mayor de Blasio finally admitted Tuesday that his costly and controversial Renewal plan to fix nearly 100 of the city’s worst schools was a failure — pulling the plug on a years-long effort that cost taxpayers $773 million. “We did not say everything would be perfect,” the mayor said, offering a huge understatement to describe a program that saw one-quarter of its schools either closed or merged. “We said we were ready to go out there and create real investment, help kids right now, and see how many schools could really...
  • Bill de Blasio’s wife can’t account for $850 million the NYC mayor gave her for mental health...

    03/02/2019 8:28:47 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 43 replies
    Liberty Unyielding ^ | 02 March 2019 | Howard Portnoy
    FULL TITLE: Bill de Blasio’s wife can’t account for $850 million the NYC mayor gave her for mental health project Far-left New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who won the approval of radical Democrats (and socialists) everywhere last month by vowing to wrest wealth from the “wrong hands” and redistribute it into the right ones, has hinted loudly that he intends to run for president in 2020. I would estimate that his chances of discovering a new planet in our solar system are better, but — hey — it’s his funeral. Of course before he officially throws his hat...
  • Where has $850m gone? Bill de Blasio's wife can't account for staggering amount of taxpayer money...

    03/01/2019 12:15:11 PM PST · by blueyon · 83 replies ^ | 3/01/19 | Chris Pleasance for MailOnline
    """Where has $850m gone? Bill de Blasio's wife can't account for staggering amount of taxpayer money that the NY Mayor gave her for mental health project""" Chirlane McCray was assigned a $850million budget for her ThriveNYC program But records show scheme has failed to keep track of what it spent the money on The small amount of data that was collected shows it fell far short of targets Despite that, organizers have expanded the budget to $1billion over five years
  • The “Co-Mayor” Of NYC May Have Flushed Almost A Billion Dollars Away

    03/01/2019 10:20:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/01/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    New York City has been battling a number of budget problems lately, along with unrest in the streets over the deplorable state of the subway system. That makes the latest news about the city’s financial situation all the more of a political stinkbomb. According to the New York Post, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s wife, Chirlane McCray, was put in charge of a new mental health initiative named ThriveNYC four years ago. It was intended to help the city deal with a spiraling mental illness problem, particularly among the Big Apple’s homeless population.Four years later, the program has soaked up...
  • De Blasio and ‘co-mayor’ wife have wasted $1.8B of taxpayer money

    03/01/2019 8:49:56 AM PST · by EinNYC · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 28, 2019 | Bob McManus
    Well, Bill de Blasio for sure. But also mayoral spouse Chirlane McCray, who has just been revealed as a world-class boondoggler in her own right. Hey, the family that preys together stays together, right? And it’s only (your) money — even if it is quite a lot of it.
  • Ocasio-Cortez meets with Chirlane McCray to discuss mental health issues

    12/14/2018 5:47:14 PM PST · by Libloather · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/14/18 | Elizabeth Rosner, Nolan Hicks
    Democratic superstar Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spent an hour with First Lady Chirlane McCray on Friday discussing mental health issues. Cortez told reporters gathered outside of Gracie Mansion afterward that she and McCray spent much of the time talking about the First Lady’s mental health initiative. “It went really well, we were discussing the first lady’s mental health program throughout New York City and we are trying to figure out ways that we can really create conversations around mental health in communities,” the congresswoman-elect said.
  • De Blasio Signs Bill Adding Third Gender, ‘X,’ To Birth Certificates

    10/10/2018 1:31:35 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 68 replies
    TV Channels 2, 10, and 55 (NYC) ^ | Oct 9, 2018 | CBS New York
    Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday signed a bill that adds a third gender category on birth certificates issued in New York City. The new non-binary identity category, known as X, is for those who don’t consider their gender to be male or female. A letter from a physician or an affidavit by a licensed health care provider will no longer be provided. Residents can now submit their own affidavit requesting a change in gender identity. “New Yorkers should be free to tell their government who they are, not the other way around,” de Blasio said. “This new legislation will...