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  • Ex-NYC Mayor de Blasio deliberately held back cops during George Floyd protests, new Melissa DeRosa book claims

    10/23/2023 11:03:45 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/23/2023 | Carl Campanile
    Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide Melissa DeRosa has claimed that then-Mayor Bill de Blasio deliberately failed to deploy enough cops during the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests in New York City because he feared violent clashes between the NYPD and protesters would embarrass him. Like many other issues, how to handle the protests that erupted over the police killing of George Floyd in Minnesota triggered disagreements between Cuomo and de Blasio, recounts DeRosa in her forthcoming memoir, “What’s Left Unsaid: My Life at the Center of Power, Politics & Crisis.” “We learned that a high-ranking member of the police...
  • De Blasio says NYC must be ready to thwart terrorism following Hamas attacks

    10/16/2023 6:50:22 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/15/2023 | Carl Campanile
    Former Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City must be on alert to thwart terrorism in the Big Apple following Hamas’ surprise invasion of Israel. “Of course we stand with the people of Israel,” de Blasio said Sunday on WABC 770 AM’s “The Cats Roundtable” with host John Catsimatidis Sunday. “We’ve got to condemn [terrorism] wholeheartedly the second you see it. New Yorkers have felt terrorism. We know exactly what terrorism is, in ways that a lot of other people have not experienced,” the former mayor said, alluding to the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. He said Hamas’ slaughter...
  • De Blasio nabs one-bedroom Manhattan bachelor pad — near rooftop bar where he had rendezvous with mystery woman

    10/04/2023 7:39:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/04/2023 | Katherine Donlevy
    Former Mayor Bill de Blasio has snatched up an apartment on the Upper West Side – not far from the rooftop bar where he was recently spotted canoodling with a mystery woman. The newly single 62-year-old Democrat signed a one-year lease for a one-bedroom pad near Columbus Circle because he “wanted to try something new,” a source told NY1. De Blasio insisted the change of scenery will be a “temporary thing,” according to the source — and that he’ll split his time between his new Manhattan digs and his longtime Park Slope, Brooklyn home that he shares with wife Chirlane...
  • Bill bolts! Failed NYC mayor De Blasio left Brooklyn family home in Uber first thing this morning with suitcase after splitting from lesbian wife Chirlane - and despite saying they would continue living together

    07/05/2023 11:53:45 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 5 2023 | LAURA PARNABY
    Bill De Blasio was spotted leaving his New York townhouse in an Uber first thing on Wednesday - shortly after announcing his split from his lesbian wife Chirlane McCray in a toe-curling interview. The former New York City Mayor, 62, also tweeted to describe their separation as a 'love story' - while 68-year-old McCray emerged from the home they will continue to share to say the split was 'the right decision for us'. In a fawning New York Times interview, the couple cited myriad reasons for the split - from the strain of de Blasio overseeing America's biggest city during...
  • Bill de Blasio and wife consciously uncouple: Former NYC mayor and openly lesbian wife Chirlane McCray separate - but will still live together - as he talks dyeing his hair and she shares her excitement about dating again

    07/05/2023 5:42:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/7/23 | Laura Parnaby
    Former NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and his lesbian wife have announced their separation after almost 30 years of marriage in a deeply personal interview. De Blasio, 62, and Chirlane McCray, 68, divulged a variety of causes for their split - from Covid to the pressure of her previously declared sexuality - and said they are still going to live together in Brooklyn while seeing other people. In a notably gentle interview with the New York Times, where they were asked to disclose details of their non-divorce, de Blasio also spoke of his recent decision to start dyeing his hair....
  • De Blasio presidential campaign fined for financial errors

    04/21/2023 1:46:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2023
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Election Commission has imposed a $53,100 fine on three committees associated with former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s failed bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The commission said the De Blasio 2020 campaign committee accepted improper contributions from two political action committees de Blasio and others had set up, Fairness PAC and NY Fairness PAC, and failed to disclose the donations in campaign filings. The FEC action comes in response to a complaint filed in 2019 by the nonprofit Campaign Legal Center alleging that the campaign had “concocted a shell game”...
  • NYC Rioters Get $6 Million Settlement [semi-satire]

    03/07/2023 9:44:55 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 5 March 2023 | John Semmens
    People who rioted in New York City during the protests over the death of career criminal George Floyd in Minneapolis while in police custody have been awarded $6 million in "damages" because some of the NYC police officers who arrested them weren't wearing masks. Bill deBlasio, NYC's mayor at the time of the riots, called the settlement "righteous. The hundreds of people arrested during the riot were needlessly exposed to the deadly covid virus by cops who went into the streets unmasked. While we may never know how many thousands died as a result of this despicable negligence, the survivors...
  • Harvard students schooling ‘Professor de Blasio’ over NYC admission exams, anti-police anger

    11/16/2022 3:20:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 16, 2022 | Brad Hamilton
    He’s been gone from office for nearly a year, but ex-mayor Bill de Blasio is still defending his record — and taking heat from critics. This fall, De Blasio started a new role as a visiting teaching fellow at Harvard, focusing on issues like early childhood education and leading through a pandemic. At one of his talks, on Nov. 9, the former mayor was blasted by a male Hispanic student from Queens who ripped his attempt to end magnet school admission exams in 2019, a source told The Post. “I’m a first-generation college student,” the student said during a question...
  • Killings in NYC subway system skyrocket to highest level in 25 years — even as ridership plummeted

    10/11/2022 7:11:40 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 33 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 11, 2022 | David Meyer, Craig McCarthy and Gabrielle Fonrouge
    The Murder Express is running local. Killings in the New York City subway system since 2020 have skyrocketed to the highest annual levels in 25 years, even amid plummeting ridership numbers, as the city grapples with an overall spike in random violence, NYPD data show. Since 1997, the earliest data The Post was able to access, there had never been more than five subway murders in a single year until the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020 and brought that number up to six for the first time in decades. The next year, murders shot up to eight. So far in...
  • Train victim’s mom slams ‘complete animals’ in bizarre neon leotards who assaulted, robbed NYC teens

    10/03/2022 3:20:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 3, 2022 | Joe Marino, Tina Moore and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    They’re the Green Goblin Gang — and the furious mom of one of their victims says the fiends were “complete animals,” randomly attacking her daughter on her birthday. Newly released video captured the bizarre group of female robbers wearing full-body, neon green leotards as they punched and tossed around two 19-year-old women on a Times Square subway train about 2 a.m. Sunday. The victims were robbed of a cellphone and handbag, cops said. “She said she was attacked by aliens, and I didn’t know what she was talking about,” the mother of one of the victims told The Post on...
  • Texas governor sends migrants to New York City as immigration standoff accelerates

    08/05/2022 11:34:29 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | August 5, 2022 | By Sofia Ahmed and Ted Hesson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Texas Governor Greg Abbott, a Republican, said on Friday he has started to send buses carrying migrants to New York City in an effort to push responsibility for border crossers to Democratic mayors and U.S. President Joe Biden, a Democrat. The first bus arrived early on Friday at the city's Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan carrying around 50 migrants. Volunteers were helping to steer people who had no relatives in town to city resources. "Most of them don't have anybody to help. They don't know where to go, so we're taking them to shelters,"...
  • Bill de Blasio drops out of Congress race after dismal polling

    07/19/2022 11:47:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 19, 2022 | By Bernadette Hogan
    Strike two! Bill de Blasio dropped his bid to represent the left-leaning 10th Congressional District on Tuesday, admitting that “it’s not going work out.” “I’ve really listened carefully to people and it’s clear to me that when it comes to this congressional district, people are looking for another option. And I respect that,” the former mayor said in a video statement posted to Twitter. “Even though this is not going to work out, I hope you know how much I appreciate you and we’re gonna do a lot together to make this city better in the future.” De Blasio quit...
  • Yuh-Line Niou endorses boycott of Israel in crowded NY Congress race

    07/11/2022 6:25:44 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/10/22 | Carl Canpan
    Manhattan-Brooklyn congressional candidate Yuh-Line Niou has endorsed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel in her platform — provoking condemnation from a leading opponent and the head of the state Democratic Party. Niou, a state assemblywoman who represents Chinatown and the Lower East Side, is running for an open seat in the 10th Congressional District that takes in brownstone Brooklyn, parts of heavily orthodox-Jewish Borough Park and downtown Manhattan. Yuh-Line Niou endorses boycott of Israel in crowded NY Congress race By Carl Campanile July 11, 2022 8:36pm Updated Yuh-Line Niou campaign video Manhattan-Brooklyn congressional candidate Yuh-Line Niou has endorsed...
  • Ex-Mayor Bill de Blasio cooked books to hide $224M in NYC Ferry outlays: audit

    07/07/2022 3:16:55 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies ^ | July 6, 2022 | David Meyer and Bruce Golding
    Former Mayor Bill de Blasio used accounting gimmicks to hide nearly $225 million he poured into the city’s costly ferry system — and forced taxpayers to shell out as much as $14.57 for each ride as overwhelmingly wealthy passengers paid just $2.75 a piece. Those are the key findings of a blistering audit released Wednesday by city Comptroller Brad Lander. In addition, de Blasio wasted $66 million — including $34 million in “questionable vessel acquisition costs” — as a result of bad decisions by his hand-picked officials in charge of the city’s Economic Development Corp., the 50-page report said. Although...
  • 'Please help me': Heartbreaking moment woman pleads with fellow NYC subway passengers to intervene as thug randomly assaults her - but they walk away

    05/27/2022 4:03:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 27, 2022 | Ruth Bishensky
    A shocking video shows the moments a woman riding a New York City subway pleads with passengers to help her as she is assaulted by a thug as other riders appear to ignore her pleas. In the video, taken on Wednesday and posted on Daily Dot, the hoodlum is seen dressed in black leggings, a white cropped zippered hoodie and white sneakers, storms around the train car while screaming expletives.
  • Bill de Blasio eyeing run at newly drawn NY seat Jerrold Nadler has left behind

    05/18/2022 7:09:16 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/17/2022 | Bernadette Hogan and Sam Raskin
    Just when you thought he was out … Ex-New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told a state lawmaker he plans to run for New York’s newly drawn 10th Congressional district — the seat entrenched Rep. Jerrold Nadler is vacating to fight it out with former longtime ally Rep. Carolyn Maloney in the rejigged 12th.
  • Four white NYPD chiefs say they were forced out of their jobs by mayor to fit his "diversity agenda".

    05/11/2022 12:39:27 PM PDT · by T.B. Yoits · 25 replies
    Law Enforcement Today ^ | 5/10/2022 | Lauren E. Forcucci, Ph.D.
    NEW YORK – Former NYC mayor Bill de Blasio forced four White NYPD top officials out of their jobs in order to push his diversity agenda, say the officers. An amended complaint revealed e-mails from 2017 between de Blasio and former Commissioner James O’Neill that expressed concern over the retirement of Carlos Gomez, the Chief of the Department, who is of Cuban descent. They stated that it would “only exacerbate the demographic tensions” in the city. The lawsuit filed on behalf of former Chief of Community Affairs Joanne Jaffe in the Southern District of New York revealed e-mails that have...
  • De Blasio tells Biden not to repeat his mistakes

    05/03/2022 12:23:52 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/03/2022 | Sam Raskin
    Former Mayor Bill de Blasio has gone from eating pizza with a fork to chowing down on a huge helping of humble pie. The chief executive admitted in a new article that he wound up as one of the city’s most unpopular mayors because he grew out of touch with average New Yorkers and failed to engage with the city’s “aggrieved residents.”
  • Report: Bill de Blasio Is $2.5 Million in Debt but Living at Pricey NYC Hotel

    05/01/2022 1:13:59 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/01/2022 | Amy Furr
    Former Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) and his wife were deep in debt but reportedly staying at an expensive Brooklyn hotel with an indoor pool, restaurants, and beautiful views. The New York Post reported Saturday: After leaving office four months ago, de Blasio and Chirlane McCray made a beeline from Gracie Mansion to the swanky New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge — where suites run from about $600 to $5,000 a night — and have been staying there ever since while their home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, undergoes renovations, according to hotel staffers and other sources.
  • The suite life: Debt-ridden de Blasio spending thousands to live large at Brooklyn hotel

    04/30/2022 3:38:07 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 30, 2022 | By Rich Calder and Griffin Kelly
    Former Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife have racked up $2.5 million in debt, but that isn’t stopping them from living large at a pricey, four-star Brooklyn hotel. After leaving office four months ago, de Blasio and Chirlane McCray made a beeline from Gracie Mansion to the swanky New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge — where suites run from about $600 to $5,000 a night — and have been staying there ever since while their home in Park Slope, Brooklyn, undergoes renovations, according to hotel staffers and other sources. [cut] However, one staffer said, “He’s too frugal, and...