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  • Police Leave Dead Homeless Man Sitting Upright on NYC Subway Platform During Rush Hour

    03/05/2019 1:07:05 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 03-05-2019 | Aaron Brown and Justin T. Westbrook
    A homeless man died while sitting on a New York City subway platform Tuesday morning in Midtown Manhattan, a police spokesman told Jalopnik. The body was left sitting up and partially covered with a sheet on the platform bench long enough for commuters to take photos.The 62-year-old man was reported dead at around 9 a.m. this morning on a Subway platform at the Herald Square Subway station, according to police. The man’s body “showed no signs of trauma,” as reported by the New York Daily News.An MTA spokesperson confirmed to Jalopnik that train service continued as scheduled while police handled...
  • Ocasio-Cortez not ruling out Amazon's return to New York, says communities must be consulted

    03/05/2019 8:51:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | 03/05/2019 | Christopher Carbone
    New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has not ruled out the possibility that Amazon could reopen a negotiating process to enter New York City, despite her previous statements slamming the tech giant's plan for a second headquarters in the Big Apple. Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman congresswoman's chief of staff, blamed Amazon for backing out when the going got tough after a range of community groups, labor organizations and activists pushed back on its plan to build a complex for 25,000 workers on the Queens waterfront. "What [Ocasio-Cortez] was vocal about was the process by which it happened," Chakrabarti told Bloomberg...
  • NYCs Democratic Socialists enlist DA Tiffany Caban

    03/05/2019 8:30:03 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 10, 2019 | Carl Campanile
    The Democratic Socialists of America a key backer of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortezs stunning victory last year endorsed public defender Tiffany Caban for Queens District Attorney Sunday. DSA wasted no time likening Cabans insurgent campaign to AOCs upset of former Congressman Joe Crowley in last Junes Democratic primary. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezs surprise victory opened the doors for a new, Democratic Socialist vision of electoral politics. It shows people are no longer content with out-of-touch politicians that ignore the working class, said Sasha Weinstein, of NYC-DSAs Queens Electoral Organizing Committee. A Cabn victory will show that Queens is ready to...
  • Ex co-worker no fan of Democrat darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    03/02/2019 5:22:36 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 30 replies
    NY ^ | 7/1/18 | By Richard Johnson
    Ex co-worker no fan of Democrat darling Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being hailed as the new face of the Democratic Party after vanquishing Queens party boss Joe Crowley in Tuesdays primary, but one former co-worker isnt jumping on her bandwagon. Most of the staff at Flats Fix, the East 16th Street taco and tequila bar, say nice things about Sandy, as they knew her for the four years she worked there, until she quit six months ago to run for Congress. But one waitress has a bad memory of working with Ocasio-Cortez, 28, as Ocasio-Cortez tended bar during the...
  • 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...
  • Gov. Cuomo frantically working behind the scenes to woo back Amazon to NY

    03/01/2019 7:46:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/01/2019 | Rick Moran
    Amazon, Inc. was forced to withdraw its bid to locate a second headquarters facility in New York City two weeks ago, but New York state and city political leadership hasn't forgotten them. Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, major unions, and businesses have all begun a fierce lobbying campaign to woo Amazon back to the city. The governor has been active, talking to Amazon executives including CEO Jeff Bezos, about a new location  The original deal was cancelled when radical socialist politicians like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez objected to the tax breaks being given away to convince Amazon to...
  • Gov. Cuomo reportedly pleaded to Jeff Bezos to bring Amazon HQ2 back to New York

    03/01/2019 3:15:07 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 56 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/28/19 | Lauren Feiner
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is trying to win back Amazon by making calls to executives, including Jeff Bezos, according to The New York Times. Cuomo is upset with local politicians who had opposed the deal with Amazon. Amazon abandoned its plans to build half of its new headquarters in New York City earlier this month. Several local New York leaders will publish an open letter in the Times, asking Amazon to come back. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been pleading with Amazon executives, including CEO Jeff Bezos, to reconsider their decision to abandon plans to build a new...
  • New York City Bill Would Help LGBT-Owned Businesses Compete for Public Contracts

    02/27/2019 3:04:42 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | February 27, 2019 | Katie Honan
    New York City Councilman Ritchie Torres will introduce a bill Thursday that would certify lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-owned businesses through the city, allowing them to tap into a program to help underserved groups compete for government contracts. The bill calls for the Department of Small Businesses Services Division of Economic and Financial Opportunity to certify these businesses, as the agency does already in an effort to promote equity and opportunity among minority and women-owned businesses. Other cities like Nashville, Tenn., and states, including Massachusetts and California, already extend this type of certification to LGBT-owned businesses, according to Mr. Torres....
  • Jumaane Williams wins public advocate race

    02/26/2019 7:43:24 PM PST · by OddLane · 13 replies
    AM NY ^ | 2/26/19 | Nicole Brown and Lauren Cook
    City Councilman Jumaane Williams defeated 16 candidates on Tuesday to become New York Citys public advocate. New Yorkers cast their ballots in a special election that was triggered in January when Letitia James left the office to become the state attorney general. Williams, a Democrat, won the election with 32 percent of the vote and 89 percent of precincts reporting as of 10:20 p.m., according to the Board of Elections results. Williams will hold the position at least until the end of this year. There will be a primary in June and a general election in November to determine who...

    02/24/2019 5:49:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 63 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 2/22/19 | Alexandra Hutzler
    **SNIP** Please look straight into the camera and explain that the tax sh*t for the dumb motherf***ers who keep saying, If I make a million dollars, shes going to take 70 million dollars away from me! Mero asked the congresswoman. If you make more than $10 million in one year, which is a pretty good year, your 10 millionth and one dollar gets taxed at 70 percent, Ocasio-Cortez responded. She also added that we used to have marginal tax rates under Republican presidents of 90 percent, claiming those were some of the best economic times in our country. Still the...
  • Trumps HUD Official Moves To Projects In Bronx [NYC Hud $3,900 a year on EVERY tenant = squalor]

    02/23/2019 1:49:15 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 31 replies ^ | 2-23-19 | Stephanie Hamill
    Federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) executive and Trump appointee Lynne Patton has completed her second week of living in residences sponsored and managed by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). She hopes to see firsthand the challenges residents face. The HUD official has committed to a total of one month and is staying with a new family each week, but shes technically not sofa-surfing, as has been crashing on her own blow-up mattress in each home. Patton invited The Daily Caller into one of the familys homes at the Patterson Houses in the Bronx so we could see...
  • Muslim college student who lied about Trump supporter subway attack pleads guilty

    02/22/2019 1:54:08 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    NYY Daily News ^ | 2/22/19 | SHAYNA JACOBS and JEFFERSON SIEGEL
    The Muslim college student who lied to cops about getting attacked on the subway by drunken Trump supporters took a plea deal on Friday. Yasmin Seweid, 19, copped to falsely reporting an incident and disorderly conduct for the bogus claim. Seweid, of New Hyde Park, L.I., said hate-filled white men harassed her and tried to snatch the hijab off her head during an encounter on the No. 6 train on Dec. 1. Seweid previously admitted she wasted police resources to cover up for her missed curfew. She must go through six months of counseling and complete three days of community...
  • Shark Tank's Corcoran on Amazon-NYC deal: 'Im so upset over this'

    02/22/2019 6:03:29 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 23 replies
    Yahoo Business ^ | 2/21/19 | Aarthi Swaminathan
    Shark Tank's Corcoran on Amazon-NYC deal: 'I’m so upset over this' Aarthi Swaminathan 15 hours ago .  Reactions  Reblog on Tumblr  Share  Tweet  Email Barbara Corcoran: False Fear and Politics Killed the Amazon NYC HQ2 Deal Scroll back up to restore default view. Some people in Queens may be cheering over Amazon’s escape from New York City, but real estate queen and Shark Tank investor Barbara Corcoran definitely isn’t. When it first came out, it was “the best news I heard in the 40 years I've been the real estate business,” Corcoran told Yahoo Finance’s...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Slams 'Billionaire-funded' & Wack Times Square Amazon Billboard That Criticizes Her

    02/22/2019 5:10:30 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 104 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 2/22/2019 | Bhvishya Patel
    The message dedicated to the congresswoman reads: '25,000 lost NYC jobs, $4 billion in lost wages, $12 billion in lost economic activity for NY thanks for nothing, AOC!' Yesterday the politician responded to the billboard's message in a public post to her 3.2million followers. The U.S representative wrote: 'Few things effectively communicate the power we've built in fighting dark money & anti-worker policies like billionaire-funded groups blowing tons of cash on wack billboards (this one is funded by the Mercers). She further went on to say: 'Billionaires paying to put up anti-progressive propaganda in Times Square is like the...
  • How the MS-13 subway shooting suspect slipped under ICEs radar

    02/21/2019 7:55:18 PM PST · by EinNYC · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 21, 2019 | Max Jaeger
    The MS-13 gangbanger who allegedly killed a rival on a crowded Queens elevated subway platform slipped under ICEs radar and was free to kill thanks to a judges lenient bail ruling and New Yorks sanctuary-city policy. On Dec. 11, Ramiro Gutierrez was arrested on felony conspiracy charges. When he was arraigned two days later, Queens prosecutors asked that he be held in lieu of $100,000 bail, according to court records obtained by The Post.
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts critics who claim she didnt understand Amazon deal

    02/21/2019 2:37:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 114 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/20/19 | Tamar Lapin
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on a Twitter tear accusing people of undermining her intelligence over statements she made about Amazons failed move to the Big Apple. Frankly, the knee-jerk reaction assuming that I dont understand how tax giveaways to corps work is disappointing, the progressive darling wrote Tuesday. The youngest member of Congress came under fire when she argued last week that the close to $3 billion in tax breaks and subsidies the city and state offered Amazon to build a headquarters in Long Island City could have been better spent on hiring teachers or fixing the subways. In a five-tweet...
  • Low Taxes Are the Best Sweetheart Deal: Lessons from Amazon's Breakup With NYC

    02/20/2019 8:28:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 02/20/2019 | Betsy McCaughey
    Ever since Amazon's breakup with New York on Valentine's Day, dejected Mayor Bill De Blasio is complaining that corporations shouldn't be able to play off one local government against others for tax breaks. "I don't think it's really fair to pit city against city and state against state," De Blasio whined like a jilted suitor. Grow up, Mr. Mayor. Localities will always vie to woo companies. The real problem is that New York is pursuing a losing strategy. Winning requires low taxes and deregulation that benefit every company -- whether it's big or small, new to the state or homegrown....
  • Believe It Or Not, The Amazon Pullout Wasnt Even The Worst Economic News For NY Dems This Week

    02/17/2019 5:26:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/17/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    New York State managed to draw significant national media attention this week when Amazon decided to cancel its plan to open a new HQ in Queens. AOC, who apparently now runs the Democratic Party, immediately declared victory, having ensured that a caravan of tens of thousands of new, well-paying jobs wouldn’t invade the area. But as difficult as it may be to believe, that wasn’t the worst economic news New Yorkers had to face.The less reported story had to do with Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to save the upstate region by investing in “green technology” companies, presumably also bringing...
  • Amazon had NYC in the bag. Then left-wing activists got fired up.[ WaPo & owner: NYC too liberal]

    02/15/2019 1:46:56 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 78 replies
    The deal drew opposition even before it was officially announced. The news that Amazon picked Queens as one of its coveted second headquarters in exchange for nearly $3 billion in tax subsidies broke the day before the 2018 midterm elections, and negative reactions from a newly energized left wing grew quickly in New York City. The company, valued at $800 billion as of early February, hosted a beauty pageant of a search for what was believed to be a single headquarters, only to split its workforce and settle on two already-thriving East Coast cities. New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez takes a victory lap after Amazon scraps plans to build in New York

    02/14/2019 1:55:23 PM PST · by Mariner · 144 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | February 14th, 2019 | David Knowles
    Notch another victory for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The freshman Democratic representative celebrated online retailer Amazons decision Thursday to scrap its plans to build a new headquarters in her New York City district. I think its incredible, Ocasio-Cortez responded when asked to comment on Amazons about-face. It shows that everyday Americans still have the power to organize and fight for their communities and they can have more say in this country than richest man in the world. Earlier Thursday, the company announced it was reversing the plan, announced in November, to build new East Coast headquarters buildings in New York City and...