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In the Times Square subway station, there are mosaic tiles that, if you know what to look for, resemble Confederate flags. In a 2012 article in Civil War Times magazine, historian Dr. David J. Jackowe claimed that architect Squire J. Vickers installed the tiles as a tribute to then-New York Times publisher Adolph Ochs’ Southern […]

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Since the city has tightened regulations and cracked down on pedicab drivers, the number of pedaling transit providers has taken a steep dive.  Only 903 drivers decided to renew their license this year. That’s down from 1217 at the beginning of 2014. After an incident in which some tourists were charged $500 for a short pedicab […]

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According to the New York Post, “Banksy’s a Bust!” His market is so bad that the Brooklyn Museum won’t even take a free piece by the famous street artist, the tabloid claims. Cara Tabachnick, whose family owns a building in East Williamsburg where Banksy painted two geishas during his month-long Better Out Than In “artist residency” in New […]

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Two men whose photos appeared on the cover of the New York Post as lead suspects of the Boston Marathon bombing have settled a defamation lawsuit with the notoriously lying tabloid. Neither side revealed the details of the settlement, but both agreed it was “amicable” and waived their right to appeal. In April of 2013, the Post […]

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A photography balloon floated over the South Street Seaport this morning and according to the New York Post, it caused fears of a terror attack. The balloon turned out to be nothing more than a city contractor’s tool for surveying a future development near the old Fulton Fish Market. While the Post says that “sources” reported […]

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Rosella Best, 36, was arrested on Monday for allegedly tagging police cars, vans, scooters, and a school in Brooklyn with anti-cop sentiments. The messages “Nazis=NYPD” and “NYPD pick on the innocent” were discovered on PS 31 near Lorimer and Meserole Streets. Other spray-painted statements included “NYPD pick on the harmless” and “a wrongful arrest is a crime.” The NYPD says that […]

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In a wildly inflammatory and alarmist cover story that ran last week, the New York Post proclaimed that squeegee men were back (again) and terrorizing motorists with their window cleaner, panhandling the citizens of Gotham for their hard-earned dollars. To illustrate the mania these men were causing, The Post captured 40-year-old Philadelphia resident Gregg Washington […]

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On Friday, the New York Post “reported” the following story that likely made even the staunchest of NYPD supporters gasp in horror: Two Brooklyn cops sideswiped a parked SUV, then arrested a man sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle, accusing him of damaging their car, a suit charges. And the officers would have […]

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In the spirit of the New York Post’s traffic exclusive on CBS‘ traffic exclusive, here’s ours. These photo were taken about an hour ago on West 57th Street in front of CBS headquarters, which apparently is a a hotbed of unlawful traffic activity. CBS employee proceeds to jaywalk after cab pulls illegal U-turn. This SUV […]

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For advocates of safer streets in New York City, the NYPD’s indifference to traffic violence is all but a given — why else would so few deaths go uninvestigated? Now, at least one police source is making that apathy explicit to the New York Post. Under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Vision Zero” plan, the department’s weekly TrafficStat […]

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