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Post: Dov Hikind planned “Save Ocean Parkway” to keep cars out of his neighborhood

12/19/2016 4:53 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  The New York Post reported today a revealing story on the vanities of politicians. Assemblyman Dov Hikind has been holding “Save Ocean Parkway” protests regarding


CM Greenfield brings housing expertise to Israel

12/16/2016 12:43 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  David Greenfield represents Midwood, Borough Park and Bensonhurst in the New York City Council, but this past week found him very far away from the 44th

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Exclusive: NYPD Rabbi Promoted to Chief Chaplain

12/16/2016 10:14 AM Updated: 4 months ago

The New York City Police Department Chaplin Rabbi Alvin Kass will be promoted to three-star chief during a ceremony at NYPD Headquarters this morning, JP has


Sneering restaurant review triggers Trump on Twitter

12/15/2016 3:57 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  New York (AFP) – A sneering restaurant review savaging a bistro in the lobby of his New York headquarters and casting aspersions on what it


De Blasio backs Ellision for DNC Chair

12/14/2016 4:13 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Mayor Bill de Blasio released a statement today showing his support for Rep. Keith Ellison as he runs for leadership of the Democratic National Committee. In


Felder and Golden demand more changes to 421-a

12/14/2016 3:43 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Brooklyn State Sens. Simcha Felder and Marty Golden are calling for more changes to 421-a, the beleaguered real estate tax break that expired at the


Armed survivalist tries to enter Trump Tower

12/13/2016 3:06 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Alexander Wang, a 19-year-old Baruch College student, was arrested by the NYPD yesterday after the Secret Service found him carrying a large hunting knife and


How did Sheldon Silver, out of office for all 2016, spend more this election cycle than any other NY pol?

12/13/2016 1:33 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Politico reports that Sheldon Silver, former New York Assembly speaker, spent at least $3.6 million dollars of campaign funds since Dec. 2014, despite having resigned


Schumer calls for transit workers to be screened for terrorists

12/12/2016 6:32 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  Sen. Charles Schumer, set to be the next minority leader of the Senate, called today for all transportation employees to be checked against terror watch


Watch de Blasio on the one mistake that cost Clinton the election

12/12/2016 4:02 PM Updated: 4 months ago

City, unions site last week’s construction death as sign of industry-wide problem

12/12/2016 1:32 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  New York City’s buildings and investigation departments are currently investigating the death last week of construction worker Wilfredo Enriques, but both City and union officials are already calling for

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Local pizzeria harassed because of “Pizzagate”

12/10/2016 6:10 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  On Sunday, an armed man entered the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington D.C. and opened fire with an AR-15 assault rifle. He was inspired by false

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House GOP sticks NYC with Trump bill

12/07/2016 10:40 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  House Republicans voted yesterday to allocate $7 million to cover security expenses related to protecting President-elect Donald Trump and his family, who currently reside at


AG Schneiderman: voting problems ‘widespread, systemic and unacceptable’

12/06/2016 4:45 PM Updated: 4 months ago

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a report today in response to unhappiness with how primary elections were conducted in the state. In a statement, Schneiderman said


Watch MTA’s guide to its new cashless toll system

12/06/2016 3:27 PM

Two Muslim NYC women subject to hate crimes: officials

12/05/2016 4:00 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  New York (AFP) – Two Muslim women working for authorities in New York suffered hate crimes just 36 hours apart, officials said Monday, following an


NYS releases list of boycotted BDS companies

12/05/2016 1:59 PM Updated: 4 months ago

By Executive Order 157, signed earlier this year by Governor Andrew Cuomo, the state government cannot do any business with companies that participate in the Boycott,


Gillibrand Objects as Trump Taps ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis for Defense Secretary

12/02/2016 9:00 AM Updated: 4 months ago

  Cincinnati (AFP) – US President-elect Donald Trump said he has picked the tough-talking retired general James Mattis to be his defense secretary as he soaked


Affordable Housing Is Not Just for the Poor

12/01/2016 3:30 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  New York City doesn’t plan to give affordable housing just for the lowest incomes who need it, Commissioner Vicki Been from the New York State’s


New York’s Lincoln Center to Remember Leonard Cohen

12/01/2016 3:00 PM Updated: 4 months ago

  New York (AFP) – New York’s Lincoln Center on Wednesday announced a low-key memorial for legendary poet and singer Leonard Cohen next week, with the