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NYPD cop shot in the Bronx
An NYPD cop was shot in the Bronx on Tuesday night, police sources said. The officer was struck in the back in the shooting at about 10:30 p.m. near Lafayette Avenue and White Plains Road in Soundview, sources said. One person was in custody, and a gun was recovered at the scene, sources said. The...
Mom of student raped by NY teacher tells him: ‘You stripped her of hope’
The mother of a teen girl raped by a teacher in Westchester County said her daughter was “stripped of hope” by the creep, as she delivered an emotional statement at his sentencing on Tuesday. John Fraioli, 35, was sentenced to six months of shock incarceration after admitting he sexually abused a 15-year-old student at New...
Most workers at NY nursing homes aren’t getting COVID-19 vaccine
So few staffers at one Queens nursing home have opted to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, that the facility on Tuesday warned its workers to get their shots now — or wait their turn like everyone else. Across the Empire State, vaccines have been administered to only about 44 percent of all employees at long-term care...
NY Republicans roll out plan to aid ailing eateries amid ‘Restaurant Week’
Republican state lawmakers blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday for refusing to say when New York City restaurants can resume indoor dining — and unveiled a series of measures intended to aid the state’s struggling hospitality industry. The plan — timed to coincide with this year’s pandemic-inspired “NYC Restaurant Week To Go” — includes prohibiting...
Billboard in Los Angeles tells transplants that ‘New York is Dead. Don’t Come Back.’
An eye-grabbing billboard in Los Angeles has a sharp message to those who fled the Big Apple during the COVID-19 pandemic — “New York is Dead. Don’t Come Back.” The massive sign on Sunset Boulevard, which went up Monday, is the work of Williamsburg-based art collective The Locker Room NYC. “We had an idea to...
De Blasio, Stringer hail city pension divestment from fossil fuel firms
Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated action on the city’s long discussed plans to divest employee pension fund investments from fossil fuel firms in a push for a “green energy” backing local economy. The two employee pension funds — the NYC Employees’ Retirement System and Teachers’ Retirement System — will divest $4 billion in investments over...
Can big tech float NYC’s struggling leasing market?
In August, when Facebook finally signed its 730,000-square-foot lease with Vornado Realty Trust for the top of the redeveloped Farley Building at 390 Ninth Ave., the real estate industry cheered. The deal seemed to prove that despite the pandemic, “It’s the people moving out [of NYC], not the jobs or the companies,” observed Tommy Craig,...
Big Apple set for a ‘slushy coating’ up to an inch of snow
The Big Apple is set for only a “slushy coating” of up to an inch of snow on Tuesday, forecasters said.  The snow is set to begin as a few flurries — that will start coming down more heavily by late morning, causing “some slick spots,” according to Accuweather senior meteorologist Bill Deger.  “And then...
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Mom charged after baby found dead in NYC homeless shelter hotel
The mother of the 2-month-old boy found dead inside a Manhattan homeless shelter hotel has been criminally charged after investigators determined she allegedly slammed the tot against something in their room, police said Tuesday. Cops showed up at the Candlewood Suites hotel on West 39th Street near Ninth Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen around noon Sunday...
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Man caught on video being beaten, stripped in NYC was targeted gangbanger
A Brooklyn man who was pummeled by about a dozen people after getting off a bus from Atlanta was a gangbanger who was targeted in the attack, police sources told The Post. The 26-year-old beating victim was pounded after getting off the bus near Canal Street in Manhattan around 11:30 a.m. Friday in a brutal...
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Albany pol threatens to subpoena Cuomo over nursing home deaths
ALBANY — The top Democrat on the state Senate Investigations Committee threatened to subpoena the state Health Department to release the total number of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19, because he’s tired of their months-long stonewalling.  “It is downright insulting to the co-equal State Legislature that, six months later, DOH is continuing to...
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De Blasio backs more permits for food carts as restaurants struggle
Mayor Bill de Blasio took sides in a food fight Monday — backing legislation during the coronavirus pandemic that will dramatically increase the number of street food cart permits opposed by local restaurateurs. “This is something I’ve wanted to see for a long time,” de Blasio said, who pushed his own proposals in years past....
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Video shows moment NYC firefighter knocked unconscious from falling AC
An FDNY firefighter was knocked unconscious when an air conditioner fell from a window and struck him in the head while he was battling a Brooklyn blaze on Monday morning, sources said. The shocking incident took place outside a home in Bensonhurst and sent the smoke eater from Ladder 172 to the hospital where he...
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NJ closes two COVID mega-vaccine sites over of supply shortage
New Jersey is having to shut down two of its COVID-19 vaccination hubs — including one that just opened Friday — because of a shortage of doses, officials said Monday. The sites — at the former Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford and Rowan College in Sewell — are among six mass-immunization centers that the state...
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NYC can’t say how many teachers have received COVID-19 vaccination
Reopening city schools will hinge largely on teacher vaccination rates — but the city has yet to say how many educators have taken the shot thus far. United Federation of Teachers’ boss Michael Mulgrew has said that the lack of widespread inoculations for his members could delay a resumption of classroom learning. But two weeks...
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NYC’s biggest pension funds vote to divest $4B from fossil fuels
New York City's largest pension funds have voted to divest their portfolios of an estimated $4 billion from securities related to fossil fuel companies, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Comptroller Scott Stringer, and trustees of two of the city's pension funds said.
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NJ Congressman asks Biden to fire US Postal Service board
US Rep. Bill Pascrell, a New Jersey Democrat, is asking President Joe Biden to deliver a message to the US Postal Service by firing its entire board of governors for “dereliction.” Pascrell accused the USPS board of being “complicit” with Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in trying to “subvert vote-by-mail elections” during last year’s presidential race”...
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NYC has just 19K COVID-19 shots left until next shipment, de Blasio says
The city has been administering vaccines at a rate of between 30,000 and 45,000 shots per day.
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Maniac punches two men in unprovoked NYC subway attacks
A maniac randomly punched a 66-year-old stranger repeatedly in the face in a Manhattan subway station and then tried to kick him onto the tracks — moments after he hit a younger man standing on the same platform, cops said Monday. Both men were attacked around 4:30 p.m. Sunday while standing on the southbound platform...
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Bridgegate figure, ex-Christie aide Bridget Anne Kelly running for office
Bridget Anne Kelly, a former aide to then-New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie whose conviction over the 2013 “Bridgegate” scandal was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that she's running for office.
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Winter storm may dump up to 3 inches of snow on NYC on Tuesday
Snowflakes are predicted to start flying ahead of sunrise Tuesday before picking up through the morning and then transitioning over to a mix of snow, ice and rain around mid-to-late morning.
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Supreme Court will not hear ex-politician Sheldon Silver’s appeal
The Supreme Court will not hear an appeal by crooked former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who is serving a more than six-year federal prison sentence after being convicted on corruption charges. Silver’s Supreme Court appeal was a last-ditch effort by the former Albany powerbroker, who was twice convicted by New York juries...
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Staten Island ‘autonomous zone’ bar owner wants sheriff to resign
The sheriff’s deputy hit by a controversial Staten Island bar owner’s Jeep was not as seriously injured as officials claimed, a lawyer for the tavern keeper said Sunday after his client dodged criminal charges in the case. The attorney for Mac’s Public House co-owner Daniel Presti said prosecutors conceded that Sgt. Kenneth Matos never suffered...
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