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John Jay Professor, Suspended For Tweet About Teaching 'Future Dead Cops,' Lashes Out At De Blasio

John Jay Professor, Suspended For Tweet About Teaching 'Future Dead Cops,' Lashes Out At De Blasio

Michael Isaacson (Twitter) The John Jay College professor and anti-fascist activist whose tweet about teaching "future dead cops" sparked an uproar from law enforcement has now set his eyes on Mayor Bill de Blasio. Michael Isaacson...

The Winners & Losers From Tuesday's Widely Ignored NYC Primary

The Winners & Losers From Tuesday's Widely Ignored NYC Primary

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Democratic challenger Sal Albanese at a primary debate, August 23,2017 (Sam Hodgson, NY Times via AP pool) Only 14 percent of the city's registered Democrats bothered voting in yesterday's primary...

De Blasio Announces Committee Members Who Will Review All 'Symbols Of Hate'

De Blasio Announces Committee Members Who Will Review All 'Symbols Of Hate'

Gaetano Russo's Christopher Columbus statue overlooks Columbus Circle (Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images) Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday announced the 16-member committee that will review all "symbols of hate" on city property over the...

De Blasio Praised Brooklyn Yeshiva Accused Of Depriving Students Of Secular Education

De Blasio Praised Brooklyn Yeshiva Accused Of Depriving Students Of Secular Education

Oholei Torah in Crown Heights. Mayor de Blasio praised the yeshiva, which is under DOE investigation, in a letter this spring. (Emma Whitford / Gothamist) In May of this year, long after the Department of Education...

Cuomo Isn't Endorsing De Blasio In NYC Primary Because 'I'm A Westchester Resident'

Cuomo Isn't Endorsing De Blasio In NYC Primary Because 'I'm A Westchester Resident'

Governor Andrew Cuomo at the West Indian Day Parade, September 4, 2017 (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) The NYC primary is Tuesday, September 12th, and Mayor Bill de Blasio appears poised for an easy victory. But it...

Bloggin' De Blasio Blames Media For Sensationalizing His Relationship With Donors

Bloggin' De Blasio Blames Media For Sensationalizing His Relationship With Donors

The mayor, demonstrating how much transparency is shared in this Medium post. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Mayor Bill de Blasio's Trouble With Donors has been a well-documented story during his term as mayor. Whether it's the Rivington...

First De Blasio 2017 Campaign Ad Features Vintage Family Photosvideo

First De Blasio 2017 Campaign Ad Features Vintage Family Photos

Vintage photo in ad. The NYC mayoral primary is just over a week away, and last night Mayor de Blasio defended his probably untouchable lead for the Democratic nomination with his first 2017 campaign ad, which...

NYPD Releases Footage Of Alleged Chokehold Incident After City Councilman Threatens Subpoena

NYPD Releases Footage Of Alleged Chokehold Incident After City Councilman Threatens Subpoena

The Oct. 9, 2013 encounter (NYPD) The NYPD has released a surveillance video intended to show that a police officer did not use an illegal chokehold during a 2013 arrest that resulted in a misconduct investigation....

Surprise: The People In Charge Of Funding The Subway Do Not Actually Ride It

Surprise: The People In Charge Of Funding The Subway Do Not Actually Ride It

Cuomo last rode the subway on NYE. (Governor Cuomo's Office) Governor Cuomo, who may or may not be in charge of the subways (Ron Howard voice: He is.) famously hasn't ridden on the subway in nearly...

Columbus Memorial Unceremoniously Beheaded In Yonkers Park

Columbus Memorial Unceremoniously Beheaded In Yonkers Park

Amid a wave of vigilante statue vandalism throughout New York and the rest of the country, a bust of Christopher Columbus was found destroyed in a Westchester park over the weekend, police said. The head of the...

City Is Mum On Cop Whose Misconduct Charge Was Reversed By Police Commissioner

City Is Mum On Cop Whose Misconduct Charge Was Reversed By Police Commissioner

(Andrew Burton/Getty) For the first time in his eleven months as the city's top cop, James O'Neill has overturned the verdict of an NYPD officer found guilty of misconduct by an administrative judge. The Daily News...

It's Official: A Pack Of Cigarettes Now Costs $13 In NYC

It's Official: A Pack Of Cigarettes Now Costs $13 In NYC

Mayor de Blasio signs the bill (NYC Mayor's Office) NYC is now the most expensive place in the United States to buy a pack of cigarettes—and Mayor Bill de Blasio is very happy about that. The...

FDNY, NY State National Guard Deployed For Hurricane Harvey Rescue

FDNY, NY State National Guard Deployed For Hurricane Harvey Rescuegallery

As "catastrophic" flooding rolls through Houston and other parts of southeast Texas, both Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo have deployed emergency personnel to aid in the ongoing response. Early Sunday morning, the mayor announced that 120...

Now Cuomo And De Blasio Are Squabbling About Rikers Island

Now Cuomo And De Blasio Are Squabbling About Rikers Island

The entrance to Rikers Island on March 31, 2017 (Getty Images) Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to close Rikers Island over 10 years was slammed by Governor Andrew Cuomo's office on Thursday—prompting a sharp response from...

De Blasio Won't Say If Ulysses S. Grant Statue Is A Hate Symbol

De Blasio Won't Say If Ulysses S. Grant Statue Is A Hate Symbol

Mayor de Blasio marches in the 2016 Columbus Day Parade (via NYC Mayor's Office flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to be dogged by questions of where to draw the line when it comes to his...

De Blasio Announces Plan To Take Down NYC's 'Hate Symbols'

De Blasio Announces Plan To Take Down NYC's 'Hate Symbols'

via Mayor's Office flickr After the violence waged by white nationalists at a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that left a woman dead, politicians and activist groups across the country are calling for the removal of statues...

Brazen Rats Are Reportedly Jumping Into Strollers On The Upper West Side

Brazen Rats Are Reportedly Jumping Into Strollers On The Upper West Side

Courtesy of Annette Pufall and Timothy Ziegler / Gothamist As Mayor Bill de Blasio wages a war of attrition against the rats of Lower Manhattan, residents of the Upper West Side are worried the city is...

De Blasio Pushes Millionaire Tax To Improve Subway: They Are Not Going To Miss 7 More Dollars A Day

De Blasio Pushes Millionaire Tax To Improve Subway: They Are Not Going To Miss 7 More Dollars A Day

(via Mayor's Flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio officially announced his campaign for a millionaire tax to fund subway repairs on Monday, acknowledging the public transit inequities that riders have been urging him to recognize for months...

De Blasio Will Propose Tax On Rich To Pay For Subway Repairs, MetroCards For Low-Income Riders

De Blasio Will Propose Tax On Rich To Pay For Subway Repairs, MetroCards For Low-Income Riders

Mayor de Blasio riding the 7 train last month (tipster) Weeks after Governor Cuomo and his appointed MTA chairman called on the city to contribute additional money to the MTA, the New York Times reports that...

Dunkin' Donuts Says Store 'Layout' Is To Blame For Perceived Discrimination Against Cops

Dunkin' Donuts Says Store 'Layout' Is To Blame For Perceived Discrimination Against Cops

The Bed-Stuy Dunkin' Donuts (Google Maps) In response to the NYPD's claim that an employee of a Brooklyn Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin-Robbins refused to serve a pair of police officers last week, a Dunkin' representative is blaming the...

De Blasio Defends NYPD Victims Of Alleged Dunkin' Donuts Discrimination

De Blasio Defends NYPD Victims Of Alleged Dunkin' Donuts Discrimination

The Dunkin' in question (Google Maps) Did a Dunkin' Donuts employee refuse to serve Baskin Robbins ice cream to two NYPD detectives because they were cops? Or were the detectives, as the manager of the Atlantic...

MTA Board: We Need A Lot More Money & It Can't All Come From Fare Hikes

MTA Board: We Need A Lot More Money & It Can't All Come From Fare Hikes

Frustrated protesters outside of MTA headquarters on Wednesday. (Emma Whitford / Gothamist) Members of the MTA Board argued on Wednesday that the agency is at a crisis point and must come up with new revenue streams....

MTA Chairman Unveils $800 Million Rescue Plan: Standing-Only Subway Cars, Littering Crackdown, Clearer Communication

MTA Chairman Unveils $800 Million Rescue Plan: Standing-Only Subway Cars, Littering Crackdown, Clearer Communication

[UPDATE BELOW] MTA Chairman Joe Lhota called on the city and state to split the additional costs needed to "stabilize the subway" during a presentation Tuesday outlining his short term plan to provide relief to frustrated...

Watch MTA Chairman Joe Lhota Announce His Plan To Fix The Subway Now

Watch MTA Chairman Joe Lhota Announce His Plan To Fix The Subway Now

(David "Dee" Delgado/Gothamist) The day of reckoning is upon us. One month after Governor Cuomo declared the MTA to be in a state of emergency, his newly-appointed MTA Chairman Joe Lhota will deliver a hotly-anticipated plan...

Is De Blasio Bold Enough On Climate Change?

Is De Blasio Bold Enough On Climate Change?

NYC Mayor's Office's flickr At the 100 Resilient Cities' Urban Resilience Summit in Manhattan Monday morning, Mayor Bill de Blasio urged his fellow mayors to "push a little harder" on climate change. "Climate change could come...

De Blasio Urges MTA To Stop Wasting Straphangers' Time & Money

De Blasio Urges MTA To Stop Wasting Straphangers' Time & Money

A July 17th appearance on the 7 train (Tipster) After the chairman of the MTA and the governor who appointed him spent much of the last week arguing that it's the city's job to fund the...

Elon Musk Claims His 'Verbal Gov't Approval' For NYC-DC Hyperloop Is At The 'Federal Level'

Elon Musk Claims His 'Verbal Gov't Approval' For NYC-DC Hyperloop Is At The 'Federal Level'

Elon Musk in 2015 (Getty Images) Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's Thursday morning Tweet about getting "verbal govt approval...to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins" sent the Internet into a tizzy. The only thing:...

De Blasio Makes Monday Evening Subway Cameo, But Where Is Governor Cuomo?

De Blasio Makes Monday Evening Subway Cameo, But Where Is Governor Cuomo?

(Tipster) The Mayor is on the 7 Train. A tipster spotted de Blasio at around 5:45 p.m. today, onboard a "very crowded" Queens-bound train at the Bryant Park platform. This was in the midst of today's...

De Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan Still Falls Short For Poorest NYers

De Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan Still Falls Short For Poorest NYers

Below-market-rate housing adjacent to the Barclays Center in Downtown Brooklyn, one of Mayor de Blasio's Housing New York projects. (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) Department of Housing Preservation And Development Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer celebrated the latest milestone...

NYC Will Spend $32 Million To Expand War On Rats

NYC Will Spend $32 Million To Expand War On Rats

Courtesy of Annette Pufall and Timothy Ziegler / Gothamist New Yorkers and rats have been living side-by-side since Peter Minuet rode into New Amsterdam on the back of one, but it appears some New Yorkers don't...

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