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  • De Blasio defends exporting homeless to Newark

    12/07/2019 6:33:35 AM PST · by george76 · 35 replies
    Crain's New York Business ^ | December 06, 2019 | WILL BREDDERMAN
    There's no place like home, Mayor Bill de Blasio says—and that's why he's shipping the city's indigent to Newark. In his weekly Ask the Mayor radio segment, de Blasio asserted that his controversial Special One-Time Assistance program, under which the administration pays the rent of a homeless household for one year if they exit the five boroughs, as the only way to get people into long-term accommodations. The comments came in response to a caller who reported being a homeless person relocated to a dilapidated apartment in New Jersey—and came days after Newark lodged a lawsuit against de Blasio and...
  • Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is buying the Mets

    12/05/2019 3:23:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | December 5, 2019 | Chris Isidore
    The New York Mets have agreed to be sold to hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen, in a deal that will take five years to complete, the team announced Wednesday evening. During that time the current owner, Fred Wilpon, 83, will continue to serve as the team's chairman. He bought half the team along with Nelson Doubleday in 1980, and the other half in 2002. Wilpon's son, Jeff Wilpon, who is the team's chief operating officer, will remain in that job for five years. The Mets have struggled to compete against the more popular New York Yankees, and it shows in...
  • New York gave homeless 'offer they can't refuse,' New Jersey mayor's lawsuit claims

    12/03/2019 3:41:59 PM PST · by karpov · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 3, 2019 | Barbara Goldberg
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Newark Mayor Ras Baraka’s administration has sued New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, accusing the fellow Democrat of dumping his city’s population of homeless people on New Jersey’s biggest city. The lawsuit accuses the de Blasio administration’s Special One-Time Assistance, or SOTA, program of using strong-arm tactics to send people across the Hudson River to find a place to live. “This case concerns an unlawful program of ‘coerced’ migration,” Newark lawyers say in court documents filed in U.S. District Court in New Jersey on Monday. New York City officials are accused of “forcing SOTA recipients to...
  • 90,000 Packages Disappear (stolen) Daily in N.Y.C. Is Help on the Way?

    12/02/2019 11:55:40 AM PST · by karpov · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 2, 2019 | Winnie Hu and Matthew Haag
    Online deliveries to an apartment building in northern Manhattan are left with a retired woman in 2H who watches over her neighbors’ packages to make sure nothing gets stolen. Corporate mailrooms in New York and other cities are overwhelmed by employees shipping personal packages to work for safekeeping, leading companies to ban packages and issue warnings that boxes will be intercepted and returned to the senders. A new start-up company is gambling that online shoppers who are worried about not getting their packages will be willing to pay extra to ship them to a home-based network of package receivers in...
  • Supreme Court set to hear first major gun control case since 2010

    11/30/2019 4:17:06 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, November 30, 2019 | Alex Swoyer and David Sherfinski
    The Supreme Court on Monday is set to hear its first major Second Amendment case in nearly a decade, weighing a challenge against a regulation in New York City that prevented licensed firearm owners from taking their weapons in and out of the city. The legal battle was brought by gun rights activists after a federal appeals court upheld a city ordinance that allowed licensed residents to take their firearms outside of their homes to only seven shooting ranges within the city, thus prohibiting them from transporting the weapons to a second home or a gun range outside city limits....
  • Member of NYPD Vice Squad Wears Trump Lanyard into Jackson Heights Bar, Many Outraged

    11/28/2019 4:53:00 AM PST · by Ge0ffrey · 44 replies
    The Jackson Heights Post ^ | 11/26/19 | Kristen Torres
    Many residents commented on the Facebook post, questioning the legality of the officer’s actions, with one user writing “I thought this was illegal,” and another saying that an officer “serves the law and the constitution, not a party.” Ramos commented on the post, saying that the officer wearing the lanyard was not in compliance with NYPD policy. “For the record, the lanyard is against NYPD regulations and the police officer is a member of the Vice Squad not any of our local precincts.” Ramos later posted a statement about the incident to her own Facebook page. She said the check-in...
  • New York City Credit Program Aims to Help Female Entrepreneurs (credit lines up to $100K)

    11/21/2019 5:46:03 AM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 13, 2019 | Kate King
    Female entrepreneurs are more likely than their male counterparts to see their loan applications rejected or underfunded, and New York City is launching a program to close the gap. The Department of Small Business Services’ $5 million program will offer lines of credit up to $100,000 at about 12% interest to women-owned businesses, said Gregg Bishop, commissioner of the department. Entrepreneurs with credit scores of at least 620 who have been in business a year or longer and earn $50,000 or more in annual revenue can apply. The department surveyed more than 1,600 entrepreneurs in New York City for a...
  • Michael Bloomberg’s pathetic pander on ‘stop and frisk’ when he was NYC Mayor will fail

    11/18/2019 7:55:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Michael Bloomberg has lost whatever respect I had for him as someone who would fight for what he regarded as right, even when he was wrong. Yes, it’s obnoxious to tell people what to eat and drink, but at least Bloomberg acted out of conviction and stuck to his guns. But now, apparently desperate to make progress toward winning the Democrats’ presidential nomination, he’s gone and prostituted himself to curry favor with black voters, whom he recognizes are essential to any Democrat winning the Oval Office, Bloomberg has apologized for the “stop and frisk” policing policies that have saved thousands...
  • Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop and frisk’ police practice

    11/17/2019 6:17:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2019 | Brian Slodysko
    Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and continued to defend despite its disproportionate impact on people of color. Addressing a black church in Brooklyn, Bloomberg said he was “sorry” and acknowledged it often led to the detention of blacks and Latinos. “I can’t change history,” Bloomberg told the congregation. “However today, I want you to know that I realize back then I was wrong.” Bloomberg’s reversal is notable for someone who is often reluctant to...
  • Landlord, contractor and plumber guilty of manslaughter in 2015 East Village gas blast

    11/16/2019 4:22:31 AM PST · by csvset · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | Nov 15 2019 | Rebecca Rosenberg
    A Manhattan jury Friday convicted all three defendants in the deadly 2015 gas explosion that killed two people and leveled three East Village buildings. After two days of deliberations, the jury convicted landlord Maria Hrynenko, contractor Dilber Kukic and unlicensed plumber Athanasios “Jerry” Ioannidis of manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and other charges. Relatives of the defendants and of the two victims were in the audience at Manhattan Supreme Court, and many broke into tears at the verdict. The forewoman trembled and dabbed her eyes with a tissue as she announced “guilty” on each count. Ana Lanza, the mother of 23-year-old...
  • New fence at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC going up on NYPD’s advice over gripes from homeless<TR>

    11/15/2019 5:50:53 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 23 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 15 November 2019 | Molly Crane-Newman, Rocco Parascandola and Larry McShane
    Full Title:"New fence at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC going up on NYPD’s advice and over gripes from homeless advocates" St. Patrick’s Cathedral plans to install a decorative/protective iron fence atop the stone wall at the Madison Ave. end of the cathedral as an anti-terrorism security upgrade recommended by the NYPD outside the residence of Timothy Cardinal Dolan. But the grassy strip between the current 4-foot, 8-inch high wall and the Neo-Gothic cathedral is sometimes used by the local homeless to bed down for the night, and advocates wondered if there was some way to protect both his eminence and...
  • Inside the alleged ‘cult’ that has been quietly operating in NY for decades

    11/12/2019 2:23:58 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    NYP ^ | 11 11 2019 | Anabel Sosa and Ebony Bowde
    In December 1978, a bizarre theater company headed by an actress from the “Slaughterhouse-Five” film was run out of San Francisco. Members of Sharon Gans’ so-called Theater of All Possibilities had come forward to claim they were pressured into arranged marriages, beaten if they didn’t sell tickets and had gone broke paying for classes — while Gans and her husband lived in a tony home in the posh neighborhood of Pacific Heights. With the police asking questions and the ex-members’ claims splashed across the pages of local papers, the actress and her theater group closed up shop and seemingly disappeared...
  • New Yorkers come together to boo ‘moron’ de Blasio at Veterans Day Parade

    11/12/2019 8:07:10 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 11, 2019 | y Rich Calder, Elizabeth Rosner and Natalie Musumeci VIEW AUTHOR ARCHIVE GET AUTHOR RSS FEED
    Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed and jeered by spectators as he marched in the city’s 100th annual Veterans Day Parade on Monday. One parade-goer — wearing an American flag sweatshirt and a mask depicting President Trump partially on the top of his head — shouted F-bombs as Hizzoner walked past. Other onlookers called the mayor “Comrade de Blasio” and urged him to go home. De Blasio waved an American flag and appeared unfazed by the taunts and mocking as he walked the 1.2-mile route along Fifth Avenue from 24th Street to 46th Street. Among the thousands of spectators at...
  • President Trump and The First Lady Attend the New York City Veterans Day Parade (10:35 est)

    11/11/2019 6:38:41 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Youtube White House ^ | 11 11 2019 | White House
    President Trump and The First Lady Participate in a Wreath Laying and Deliver Remarks at the New York City Veterans Day Parade Veterans Day Parade NYC
  • Mayor Bloomberg closes Manhattan worship services of 25 religious groups. The list.

    11/09/2019 5:00:04 AM PST · by george76 · 29 replies
    NYC religions, ^ | FEBRUARY 12, 2012 | Tony Carnes
    Way- back machine .. In a move with no precedent in New York City history Mayor Michael Bloomberg will shut down after today the worship services of scores of what he calls “these religious groups.” At least 55 churches and synagogues are affected. On his weekly radio program Bloomberg was adamant. ... Bloomberg also said he dismissed religious freedom concerns by legislators in Albany. "I don't know what's going to happen in Albany. I can just tell you what's happening here. This is the last Sunday that these religious organizations will be able to have worship services
  • New York City Voters Just Adopted Ranked-Choice Voting in Elections. Here's How It Works

    11/07/2019 9:07:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    TIME via Yahoo! News ^ | November 6, 2019 | by Anna Purna Kambhampaty
    New York City voted on Tuesday to change the way it determines election winners. With approval from more than 73% of voters, the Big Apple joins Maine and countries including Australia and New Zealand in adopting what’s known as ranked-choice voting. This popular electoral system allows voters to rank candidates by preference, meaning they can submit ballots that list not only their first-choice candidate for a position, but also their second, third and so on. Ranked-choice voting advocates, including Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, who has championed it as a key policy initiative, say it could help prevent evermore polarized...
  • Trump to speak at opening of NYC Veterans Day parade on Monday (first pres to do so)

    11/06/2019 3:50:23 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/06/19 | BRETT SAMUELS
    President Trump will address veterans and military officials to open the Veterans Day Parade in New York City next week. Trump will speak at the opening ceremony of the 100th edition of the annual parade at Madison Square Park in Manhattan, the White House said Wednesday. Trump is the first sitting president to accept the invitation to address the event, which is hosted by the United Veterans War Council. After delivering remarks at the outset of the parade, Trump will lay a wreath at the Eternal Light Memorial in the park. More than 20,000 people are expected to participate in...
  • Darker Chapters Coming Soon (in New York City)

    11/05/2019 4:49:41 AM PST · by karpov · 37 replies
    City Journal ^ | November 4, 2019 | Seth Barron
    A large demonstration, numbering around 1,000 people, marched through downtown Brooklyn Friday evening to protest alleged police brutality in the subway system. Protesters chanted familiar slogans such as “No justice, no peace/Fuck these racist police,” and the message was intensified by calls for violence. Choruses of “punch a cop in the face/every nation, every race,” were echoed by large banners reading, “Ante Up! Punch that cop!” Vehicles were tagged “NYPD KKK,” and eggs and garbage were thrown at a police cruiser. The “#FTP” (fuck the police) action was inspired by two recent incidents where police made arrests on subway platforms....
  • NYC exporting homeless to other cities, left to pick up the tab

    11/04/2019 5:05:09 PM PST · by bgill · 18 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Kristine Frazao
    Across the country, it's becoming a familiar scene: Sidewalks lined with tents, underpasses brimming with people with nowhere else to go and officials desperate to find ways to help those in need and simultaneously clean up their communities. In New York City, leaders have decided to send the problem away, with a program called SOTA, the special one time assistance program., which uses taxpayer money to give homeless individuals and families a year's worth of rent to get out of town... "Once that runs out they leave the cities the responsibilities of taking care of these people if they're homeless,...
  • Free of Charge: For Bill de Blasio, newcomers to the U.S. have no obligations.

    11/03/2019 11:21:31 AM PST · by karpov · 24 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn 2019 | Seth Barron
    Earlier this year, the Trump administration announced that it would expand the list of government benefits it considers when defining a person as a “public charge.” Under the new terms, an immigrant receiving, say, food stamps, emergency cash assistance, or living in public housing may see those benefits count against him when he seeks to upgrade or extend his visa status or apply for citizenship. It was long believed that immigrants to the United States should not impose social burdens and should thus secure local sponsors who could guarantee their expenses until they got settled. The Immigration Act of 1891,...