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Metro | New York Post
Homeless Lucerne Hotel residents to host NYC mayoral candidate forum
Residents of one of the most controversial converted hotel shelters on Manhattan’s Upper West Side are organizing a forum to quiz the city’s leading mayoral candidates over the vexing homelessness crisis next week. The panel is being organized by a local pro-shelter group in the neighborhood and by “Da Homeless Hero,” a resident living in...
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Times Square Margaritaville with outdoor pool to open amid COVID-19 pandemic
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Resort empire is coming to Manhattan and plans to open in Times Square late this spring. 
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Slain tech CEO Fahim Saleh left behind $6M: court papers
Tech CEO and investor Fahim Saleh — who was murdered and dismembered last year — was worth $6 million when he died, according to court papers. Saleh — who founded Nigerian motorcycle ride-sharing company Gokada in 2018 — was allegedly slain by his executive assistant, Tyrese Haspil, inside Saleh’s Lower East Side apartment on July...
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De Blasio likely to determine fate of middle and high schools next month
Mayor Bill de Blasio will give updated guidance on the near-term future of city middle and high schools next month. While some buildings serving kids in lower grades are at least partially open, all students above 5th grade are currently all-remote. Asked about their status for the remainder of the year, Hizzoner said to expect...
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Politically motivated extremists threaten months of violence, feds warn
Homegrown, “violent extremists” who believe President Joe Biden wasn’t rightfully elected could “mobilize to incite or commit violence” across the United States for months, a new Homeland Security bulletin says. “Information suggests that some ideologically-motivated violent extremists with objections to the exercise of governmental authority and the presidential transition, as well as other perceived grievances...
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Thief breaks into Brooklyn mac and cheese restaurant, steals cash
A thief shattered the window of a Brooklyn mac and cheese restaurant and climbed inside during a burglary this week, new video shows.  The suspect tossed an unknown object at the front window of Mac Shack on Fulton Street near Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill around 5:30 a.m. Monday and then pressed himself against the...
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NYC to receive extra 17K COVID-19 vaccine doses under new Biden initiative
New York City will receive about 17,000 extra doses of the coveted coronavirus vaccine starting next week under President Biden’s new push to get out more shots, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. Biden on Tuesday bumped up the total federal allocation from about 8.6 million doses per week to approximately 10 million, in response...
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NYPD has already gotten more than 400 guns off NYC streets in 2021
The NYPD has gotten more than 400 firearms off the streets so far this year, Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Wednesday — but the city’s top cop isn’t celebrating this “disturbing” statistic. “You really must ask yourself, and I think more people need to start asking this: What the heck is going on with the...
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Gov. Cuomo predicts economic reopening of NYC in ‘weeks’
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday teased an economic reopening of New York City within the next few weeks — promising that “you’re going to see the arts coming back.” “You’ll see the reopening of New York City within these coming weeks,” Cuomo said on MSNBC, though he provided few details. “I laid out in my...
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Officer shot in the Bronx identified as six-year veteran Daniel Vargas
Officer Daniel Vargas, 31, was struck in the back near Lafayette Avenue and White Plains Road in Soundview around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, police and sources said.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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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