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The Slow Suicide Of New York City

“The city seen from the Queensboro Bridge is always the city seen for the first time, in its first wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald, “The Great Gatsby” Listen: The sound you just heard was of a distinct lack of traffic, a dearth of hum, the…

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio To Lockdown 20 Hotspots Following Outbreak

Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday he intends to enact lockdown restrictions in 20 coronavirus hotspots throughout Brooklyn and Queens following a spike in positivity rates. “This was not an easy choice to make, and let me be clear: we haven’t seen any issues in these schools,” de Blasio said in…

Democrats’ Virus Lockdown in New York Drives Apartment Sales Down 44 Percent–10,000 Units Unoccupied

The harsh lockdowns in New York under Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in response to the coronavirus has led people to flee the Big Apple to the suburbs and places like Florida, resulting in a 44 percent drop in apartment sales. A real estate report from Compass said…

Police Break Up Nearly 300-Person Wedding In NYC For Violation Of Mayor De Blasio’s...

September 28, 2020 8:31 PM ET Police in New York broke up a wedding of nearly 300 guests for not obeying Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pandemic guidelines, NBC New York reported. New York City sheriffs said they received an anonymous complaint about a large gathering in Queens Friday. When police responded, they found 284 guests…

‘Very Low Level’, ‘The Worst’: Traditional Police Use Of Force Training Is Lacking, Law...

Two police training experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation in separate interviews that use of force training is lacking throughout the country. The experts said departments rely on a concept known as the “use of force continuum,” where officers gradually escalate their tactics if a suspect is not complying with directives. The professionals blame…

Black People Make Up The Overwhelming Majority Of Shooting Victims Amid NYC Wave

August 23, 2020 9:34 PM ET A surge of gun violence in New York City is targeting mostly black people, according to New York City Police Department data. Shooting incidents involving black victims were up 177% in June from the same time period in 2019, NYPD data show.  No other racial group was victimized by…

NYC Reportedly Considering Laying Off Nearly 400 EMTs And Paramedics Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

August 20, 2020 12:33 AM ET Oren Barzilay, head of EMS Local 2507, said Wednesday that New York City is reportedly considering laying off nearly 400 first responders. Barzilay told the New York Post that he was informed that 10% of New York’s EMTs and paramedics would lose their jobs under Democratic New York Mayor…

Donald Trump Accepts Raucous Endorsement from New York City Police Union

The New York City Police Benevolent Association endorsed President Donald Trump on Friday – a union representing 24,000 police officers in the city. Trump welcomed a group of enthusiastic New York City officers to his club in Bedminster, New Jersey, for an event to announce the endorsement. The police union president, Patrick Lynch, gave a…

De Blasio to New Yorkers Wary of Public Transport over Coronavirus: ‘Do Not Buy...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed constituents’ concerns about public transit during the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday — by telling them not to buy a car. Amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, many New Yorkers are concerned about the dangers of being wedged into a vehicle in close proximity with strangers. Mayor Bill de…

‘You Want To Buy Crack?’: NYC Homeless Staying In Luxury Hotels Urinating In Public,...

August 07, 2020 6:59 PM ET Homeless people housed in multiple hotels in an upscale part of Manhattan are reportedly urinating in public, catcalling women and trying to sell drugs to those passing by, locals said in a Thursday report. The group of homeless people, which reportedly includes mentally ill individuals and 10 sex offenders,…

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