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  • Former Obama White House adviser, 42, pleads guilty to stealing $218,000 from charter school network he founded and using it to buy luxury $2M Manhattan apartment (Seth Andrew)

    01/16/2022 5:53:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/15/22 | James Gordon
    The founder of a national charter school network who once served as a White House adviser under President Barack Obama has pleaded guilty to a charge alleging he stole $218,000 from the network to get a lower interest rate on a multimillion-dollar luxury Manhattan apartment. Seth Andrew, 42, a founder of Democracy Prep, on Friday entered the plea in Manhattan federal court to wire fraud, admitting that he moved money in 2019 from the charter school network to other bank accounts without authorization. 'I am truly sorry for what I have done,' Andrew told Judge John P. Cronan. 'What I...
  • Suspect who shoved Asian man into path of NYC subway train arrested months later for groping

    01/12/2022 1:12:31 PM PST · by grundle · 14 replies ^ | January 12, 2022 | Carl Samson
    A man accused of pushing an Asian commuter into the path of an approaching subway train in New York City last May has been arrested after groping a woman, police announced on Tuesday. Ronald Lacey, 23, allegedly shoved the victim, 35, in the direction of an F train at the 21st Street-Queensbridge Station in Long Island City at around 7:45 a.m. on May 24, 2021. Bystanders reportedly flagged down the train and pulled the victim up to safety. The victim, who then lost consciousness on the platform, sustained a fractured wrist and a deep wound that required 14 stitches. “Without...
  • New York City Goes To The Dogs

    01/12/2022 8:07:57 AM PST · by OddLane · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/12/22 | Gerard Perry
    My thoughts on the comical Adams administration, and the future of New York City under diverse leadership.
  • NYC Mayor Defends Picking Brother for NYPD Job...Because of 'White Supremacy' Threat

    01/10/2022 5:23:37 AM PST · by rktman · 86 replies ^ | 1/10/2022 0700 hrs et | Leah Barkoukis
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday defended his decision to name his brother, former NYPD police officer Bernard Adams, as a deputy NYPD commissioner. Though he acknowledged a city ethics panel will “make the determination” on whether there’s a conflict of interest over bringing on his brother for the job, Adams argued it’s necessary given the threat he faces from “white supremacy.” “Let me be clear on this: My brother is qualified for the position. Number one, he will be in charge of my security, which is extremely important to me at a time when we see an...
  • COVID Omicron NY: 40 hospitals stop elective surgeries due to low bed capacity

    01/10/2022 5:13:00 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 30 replies ^ | January 9, 2022 | By Eyewitness News
    Dozens of hospitals in New York have been ordered to stop elective surgeries due to low bed capacity. The New York State Department of Health made the announcement on Saturday, which ordered 40 hospitals, mainly in the central and western regions, to stop non-essential, non-urgent elective surgeries after meeting the state's threshold for low-capacity facilities. The order means that impacted hospitals must turn away these types of procedures for a minimum of two weeks. "We will use every available tool to help ensure that hospitals can manage the COVID-19 winter surge," Acting State Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett said.
  • 50+ people hurt, dozens with life-threatening injuries, in a massive fire that broke out at a high-rise apartment building in the Bronx Sunday

    01/09/2022 10:45:41 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 81 replies
    TREMONT, Bronx (WABC) -- More than 60 people were hurt, dozens with life-threatening injuries, in a massive fire that broke out at a high-rise apartment building in the Bronx Sunday, officials said. Officials say the five-alarm fire started in a duplex apartment on the third floor of a 19-story high-rise building at 333 East 181st Street in the Tremont section of the Bronx just before 11 a.m. Sunday.
  • NYC hate crime victim dies from his injuries

    01/08/2022 10:03:18 AM PST · by csvset · 52 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8 Jan 2022 | Dean Balsamini
    An Asian man who was brutally assaulted in an April hate crime attack has died from his injuries, the NYPD announced Saturday. Yao Pan Ma, 61, was repeatedly kicked in the head April 23 while collecting cans in East Harlem, cops said. Ex-con Jarrod Powell was caught on video assaulting Ma, and busted four days after the savage attack, which left the victim in a coma. Ma died Dec. 31, the NYPD said.
  • NYC Mayor Adams names his brother NYPD deputy commissioner

    01/07/2022 10:24:47 PM PST · by blueplum · 49 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 07 January 2022 | Rocco Parascandola, Tim Balk, Chris Sommerfeldt and Shant Shahrigian
    NEW YORK — Mayor Eric Adams on Friday named his younger brother as a deputy NYPD commissioner, police sources said — a move that immediately raised conflict-of-interest questions. Bernard Adams was assigned to the office of new Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell, sources said. The post — which comes with a yearly salary of around $240,000, according to — is believed to be temporary. Sources expect Bernard Adams to be transferred elsewhere once other high-level personnel moves are finalized.... ...The appointment by Adams, who won office on a tough-on-crime platform, raised eyebrows among government watchdogs....
  • New data shows 51% of patients in New York City hospitalized *with* Covid not *for* Covid

    01/07/2022 10:00:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 01/07/2022
    New York has finally released hospital data that breaks out hospitalizations *with* Covid vs. those *from* Covid, finding 57% of cases statewide are “admitted due to Covid or complications from Covid”:New York has its first official breakdown of what share of people are hospitalized for COVID vs. how many are hospitalized with incidental COVID. In NYC it's 49% for COVID, everyone else just happened to test positive.— Alyssa Katz (@alykatzz) January 7, 2022This follows what we’re seeing in other places, like in Florida:Across the Jackson Health System hospitals, we currently have 327 patients who have tested positive for COVID-19....
  • ‘Another Gut Punch’: New York City Restaurants Want More Aid After Omicron (but certainly not the vaxx mandate) Sets Back Recovery

    01/06/2022 8:57:53 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 2 replies
    Gothamist ^ | January 6, 2022 | Danny Lewis
    New York City restaurant owners who were optimistic the holidays would mean a return to their money-making season had their hopes dashed at the last minute as the omicron variant spread quickly, impacting businesses and staff. The disruption compounded the industry's struggle of balancing thin margins with shifting efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.A new report released this week by the New York State Comptroller’s office details the effect that struggle has had on New York City’s service economy. According to its findings, which looks at November 2019 to November 2021, restaurants in the five boroughs still employ 30%...
  • Teachers union factions ramp up pressure on NYC to go remote over COVID surge

    01/05/2022 6:43:35 PM PST · by lightman · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5 January A.D. 2022 | Oumou Fofana and Selim Algar
    Angered teachers union factions are ramping up pressure on city officials to adopt remote learning amid an ongoing “nightmare” of COVID-19 infections in city schools. Progressive and left-leaning elements within the United Federation of Teachers have amplified their calls to temporarily shutter schools after the DOE recorded more than 12,000 new teacher and student cases Monday. With Mayor Eric Adams staunchly opposing any school closures and UFT boss Michael Mulgrew avoiding a war of words with City Hall, some union groups are intensifying their tactics. ... “This is a large union,” noted a union source. “People have to remember that....
  • Manhattan DA gives many misdemeanors a pass even as new mayor vows to combat growing crime

    01/05/2022 8:19:52 AM PST · by libstripper · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 5,2022 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Manhattan’s newly sworn-in district attorney reportedly told his staff he does not intend to prosecute several crimes, including resisting arrest. At the same time New York City’s newly sworn-in mayor is pledging to crack down on surging crime. Alvin Bragg, a former federal prosecutor sworn in as Manhattan District Attorney on Jan. 1, sent guidance to his office calling for the "decriminalization/non prosecution" for crimes including marijuana possession, turnstile jumping, trespassing, resisting arrest, interfering with an arrest and prostitution.
  • Manhattan District Attorney Pledges to Abolish Prison Sentences for Most Violent Crime

    01/04/2022 4:02:56 PM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 65 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 1/4/2022 | Richard Moorhead
    The newly-elected Manhattan district attorney is pledging not to seek prison sentences for the majority of violent felony offenders in his jurisdiction, limiting incarceration only to convicted murderers and some convict of violent crimes involving weapons. Alvin Bragg’s office announced in documents released Tuesday that “the office will not seek carceral sentence other than for homicide” or “class B violent felony in which a deadly weapon causes serious injury, domestic violence felonies,” and a handful of exceptions. New York County is coextensive with the city borough of Manhattan. Bragg, who was elected as New York County District attorney last year,...
  • Mayor Eric Adams: Private Businesses Should Think About Returning To Office, NYC's Economy Needs It

    01/04/2022 9:09:09 AM PST · by DoodleBob · 58 replies
    CBS Local ^ | January 3, 2022 | CBS 2
    Despite the troubling and ever-increasing number of COVID-19 cases in New York City, Mayor Eric Adams is urging corporations and financial institutions to end their reliance on telecommuting and bring their employees back to work. He says the city’s economic health depends on it,
  • Woman who vaccinated teen in her home was a teacher

    01/04/2022 5:33:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hot ^ | January 4, 2022 | JAZZ SHAW
    Yesterday we learned of a Long Island woman who was arrested for illegally vaccinating a teenager in her home without the prior consent of the teen’s parents. Making the story even stranger was the fact that the woman, Laura Russo, was not a medical professional of any sort and she was not qualified to perform such a medical procedure. Initially, little was known about either the woman or the student, but now a few more details are emerging. Perhaps the most interesting one is that the woman, who has been charged with a Class E felony, is a teacher at...
  • NYC Mayor Adams Vows to Crack Down on Guns, Gangs

    01/02/2022 10:30:30 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 24 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 2, 2021 | Fran Beyer
    New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Sunday declared his administration would be targeting gangs and guns to bring down a rise in gun violence. In an interview on ABC News’ “This Week,” the Democrat also vowed to reinstitute an anti-gun unit disbanded during Bill de Blasio’s administration. “We're going to go after gangs, we're going to take down some of the large gangs in our city,” he vowed. “Whenever you see a shooting take place, look at the next line, gang-related. We're going to zero in on gangs.”
  • New York City: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

    01/01/2022 9:00:55 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/01/2022 | Bonchie
    Three things are certain in life: Death, taxes, and Democrats governing like far-left, dictatorial loons.Case in point? New York City got the first taste of its new boss today, and not shockingly at all, he’s pretty much the same as the old boss. After being sworn in shortly after midnight, Eric Adams opened up his term by signing two executive orders and taking to social media to brag about them.The first granted himself emergency powers to essentially do whatever he wants. The other re-upped the beleaguered city’s vaccine passport system.The first Executive Order will continue the existing state of emergency...
  • New NYC Mayor Eric Adams To Continue DeBolshevick's Private Biz Vax Mandate.

    12/31/2021 4:58:08 AM PST · by BTerclinger · 72 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 12/31/21 | Eric Adams Press Conference
  • New York City Taxi Medallions Have Plunged in Value By 90% In Less Than A Decade

    12/30/2021 8:47:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Survivalnomics ^ | 12/30/2021 | Tyler Durden
    While taxi drivers in New York City may have finally "ridden" out the absolute worst effects of enduring the ridesharing boom and the pandemic at the same time, the road to clearer skies still looks dim. That's because, as was pointed out by @JBaksht on Twitter this week, taxi medallions have still plunged 90% over the last decade.The plunge in medallion value came at the same time that Lyft and Uber began to register hundreds of thousands of daily trips in New York City. Prior to the pandemic, Uber had peaked at over 500,000 trips per day, while Lyft was...
  • NYPD Upsets Little Boy and Family by Demanding Vaccine Passports as Even More Mandates Hit New York City

    12/28/2021 6:24:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | 12/28/2021 | Nick Arama
    A family being checked for vaccine passports in NYC. Credit: Cyn Clagar/Twitter video screenshot New York City is one of the most restrictive cities in the country with a vaccine passport imposed to allow people to enter many public places — including restaurants — since September.But some folks against the mandates have been trying to challenge that, entering restaurants without the passport and protesting. In response, the NYPD has been making arrests.Last night some people went to a Burger King to order food. They were refused service because they didn’t have vaccine passports and were arrested. Five were charged...