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New York’s homeless are still feeling the effects of the Bloomberg-era elimination of “permanent housing resources for homeless,” finds a new report by the Coalition for Homeless. A record-high number of people used the city’s homeless shelters during the last fiscal year, up 5% from the previous year, at 116,294 people. Homelessness has reached an […]

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Despite former Mayor Bloomberg’s failure to ban all sodas larger than 16 ounces, the War on Sugary Drinks continues in New York. Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, a Bronx Democrat, is insisting that the drinks carry health warning labels similar to a pack of cigarettes. In defense of the bill, Dinowitz stated, “The legislation is educational. It […]

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New York City’s Department of Investigation has released a report blaming the Bloomberg administration for mishandling the upgrade to the city’s 911 communication system, which is reportedly almost $1 billion over budget. The Emergency Communication Transformation Program (ECTP) upgrade was expected to cost $1.345 billion, with the upgrade scheduled for completion in 2017. In the […]

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A spokesperson for former Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced yesterday that the wholesale buy up of more than 400 .nyc URLs that might relate to the billionaire mogul was probably excessive and they will be returning most of them shortly. Bloomberg found himself in an embarrassing situation when the list of domain names that his lawyers […]

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You’ve gotta hand it to former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, he knows his short-comings and he’s determined to beat you to the joke. At some point after the .nyc name became a thing that exists, the billionaire mogul began buying up as many useful — as well as embarrassing –domains related to his name as he could. According […]

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Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is on course to equal the number of petty weed arrests as Bloomberg’s. According to a new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, by this time last year, the NYPD had made 20,080 arrests for pot possession as opposed to 19,684 in 2014 — a difference of just 396. That […]

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Das Racist, the beloved Brooklyn hip-hop group, may be no more, but former member Dapwell is keeping busy and still hilarious. For just one of his many projects, he’s printing stop-and-frisk shirts featuring our former mayor and his infamous statement that the NYPD “disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.” At the time, 91% of those subjected […]

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In a broad “anti-terrorism” campaign, the NYPD has been surveilling Muslims without cause. Now, the de Blasio administration is continuing the Bloomberg/Kelly defense of the program. The AP first brought attention to the Demographics Unit — a division of the NYPD given the task of infiltrating mosques, developing relationships with young Muslims and focusing intelligence gathering on “ancestries […]

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In what an activist has deemed “environmental racism,” FreshDirect is putting a distribution warehouse in South Bronx, further polluting an already burdened neighborhood. For two years, South Bronx Unite has been fighting the construction of the giant grocery delivery service and its army of trucks, but the project is still planned to move forward. The organization has been asked […]

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A park in Washington Heights has become a source of stress for the community as it has been slowly taken over by a group of homeless people. In 2001, Juan Pablo Duarte Square at the corner of St. Nicholas Avenue and 170th Street has been turned into community project by the Greenstreet program and the Washington Heights Gardening Crew. The former all-granite gathering spot […]

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