Mets owners who made 300 million off of Madoff's Ponzi Scheme spin themselves in the press as victims of Madoff Team 'ignored' Ponzi scheme: suit (NYP) * Trustee claims Mets owe $300 million as a result of Madoff Ponzi scheme profits *Wilpon needs to step away from the broken Mets * Madoff Profits Fueled Mets’ Empire, Lawsuit Says * Madoff Trustee: Mets Owners Ignored Ponzi Warning Signs(WSJ) * Mets Need to Cover Expenses * Wilpon's losing his grip on the Mets (NYP) * FAQ on Mets/Madoff Lawsuit: What's at Stake (WSJ) * The Know-Nothing Mets? There's a Pattern Here (NYT) * Mets Will Need $30 Million Profit This Season Just To Make Debt PaymentsForbes * Mets' owners' kin made millions from Madoff: suit (NYP) *Big mouth irked 'Mad' man (NYP)
'CSI' meets NYPD: New unit will match suspects on videos to mug shots (DN) * Bloomberg's union pension prescription little help now (DN) * Brooklyn homemakers face unhappy future with looming budget cuts (DN) * Layoff limbo (NYP Ed) * SoHo nonprofit teaching activists, including Egypt protesters, to use social media to create a revolution (NYP) * Small biz jobs view dims (NYP) * Hizzoner finally picks a fight Pension Reform(NYP) * Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt dialogue (MSNBC) * Pension Changes: Most Bloomberg are seeking won’t yield savings for years. (nydailynews.com) * A Signout Sheet for Bloomberg Trips (NYT) * Lack Of Parking Destroying Columbus Avenue Business (WCBS TV) * Subway System Suffers Through Brutal Winter (WCBS TV) * NY Comptroller Audits Other State Car Use (WCBS TV) *Cuomo Criticizes Superintendent Pay (NYT)
NYC Council Has No Smoked Filled Rooms!
City Council members can all agree on one thing The most diverse City Council in history has members from many ethnic groups but not one smoker.
Memo to the Daily News: Organized Crime Control Over NY'S Construction is No Secret
The 1991 report from the NYS Organized Crime Task Force should have give the Daily News a clue: Corruption and Racketeering in the New York City Construction Industry. The report shows—in great and provocative detail—how organized extortion, bribery illegal cartels, and bid rigging characterize construction in the city. The basis for much of this crim is labor racketeering, controlled or orchestrated by organized crime. It reveals how this world of corruption affects not only the private sector but the city's vast public works program, and it spells out the ways in which both organized crime and official corruption each sustain the dynamics of ongoing criminality.
Don't We Elect Schumer to Make Sure NY Has the Most Modern Tracking System?
Schumer wants US airplane tracking system modernized (WABC TV)* The Oneidas are targeting Sen. Chuck Schumer over the Catskills casino.
Legal Ads Influence the News
The legal ads system continues in New York and other cities because the political leaders have an arrangement with the local newspapers to push them or the candidates they support. Local papers are filled with stories that praise elected officials and attack challengers to them. Many journalist in local papers say privately the ads effect what they are able to report. The Law Journal a very powerful paper in the legal field and courts in New York could not exist without legal ads. Time seems to be running out on the Journal and other papers who depend on legal ads, but Albany is know to protect special interests against the public interest. Why would Albany want to save New Yorkers the money they needlessly pay in legal ads, when most of the rest of the nation uses the free and more effective or the objective of the legal ads Internet.
Interesting to see if Newfield and Barrett's Book "City for Sale" is used in Koch's movieDocumenting Koch: Quinn and Tusk help out in Neil Barsky’s production. (New York Post)
Will the City Wind Up Paying for the New Mets Stadium?The team's obligation for its new stadium amounts to $43 million a year.
Announcing True News Super Bowl Weekend Bet
Who Will Leave First Mubarak or the Wilpons?True News@aol.com
Paterson Pays Up
Paterson pays $62,125 fine in Yankees ticket case(NYP) * Ex-Gov. David Paterson pays fine over ethics violation (DN) * Paterson Settles Ethics Violations Over 2009 Yankees Tickets
Mayor Defines Meaning of Democracy
"This is not democracy -- letting people yell and scream. That's not freedom of expression. This is embarrassing for New York City, New York state, for America," the mayor said yesterday.
As the newspapers business dies so does objective reporting. Both the mayor thinks he can say anything and the press will report it as news. And he is right Bloomberg goes on offensive against Cathie Black (NYP) * Bloomy blasts protesters who booed during closure meetings (DN) * Bloomberg Calls Behavior of Black's Critics an Embarrassment (NYT) * Mayor Hits Back at Parents(WSJ) *Teachers union and its allies have turned Panel for Educational Policy meetings into ugly circuses * Bloomberg Calls Attacks on Cathie Black 'Embarrassing for America' - New York Magazine
Union Boss Compares Bloomberg to Murbrack - SILLY
School union boss Michael Mulgrew took exception to Bloomberg’s harsh word for parents, and compared him to an Egyptian tyrant. * 'Hosni' Bloomberg Teachers union hits 'dictator' (NYP) * Mike Mulgrew, * In Panel’s Votes to Close Low-Performing Schools, Rage and Foregone Decisions * 'Dunce' schools doubling The number of city schools not making the grade under federal guidelines could more than double this fall(NYP) * Teacher-seniority rule faces legal hurdle (NYP) * School Backlash: “People are just going to get more and more—I hate to use the word—violent,” State Senator Tony Avella said. “If it takes a revolution to take back the schools, I see it happening.” (Wall Street Journal)
New Gracie Mansion Cook?
We'll cook for free, Bloomy: Chefs volunteer to feed Mayor and save the city $245G (DN) * Chefs offer Bloomberg free food to save city some cash (DN)
East Harlem Business Owners Fight Property Condemnation (NYT) * Drivers beware of massive potholes (WABC TV)
Markowitz' Demolition Bike
Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President, Rides Tricycle, Bashes Bike Lanes (VIDEO)*Marty Mocks Bikes While People Perish * Not in Schumer's back yard! B'klyn bike-lane bile
|Park Slope Jet Crash 50 Years Ago|
NY jetliner in near-miss with military cargo planes over Atlantic (NYP) * Jet From J.F.K. Came Close to 2 Air Force Cargo Planes (NYT) * Near-miss between passenger jet and cargo planes sparks FAA probe (DN) * It was plane scary (NYP) * NTSB investigates near midair collision near NYC (WABC) * Feds Investigate Near Midair Collision in NY Airspace (WNBC) * Out of 'control' Flight trackers 'dogging it' at key LI post(NYP)
NYT Joins Conservatives in Attacking Nanny State?
Too Much of a Good Thing New York’s antismoking campaign has been a great public service, but now the mayor and City Council have overreached. (NYT)
Musical Chairs of Leaders At WTC Mosque
Law and Order Gangster who vowed to 'chop' head off a mob rat is now helping the feds (DN) * 40 Years On, Detective Sees Light Shed on a Killing (NYT) * State Trooper Is Indicted (WSJ) * Marine in torture-murder trial yanked after bizarre courtroom urination * NYPD 'faces' high-tech challenges with new digital imaging capabilities (DN) * E. Harlem hit-run slay (NYP) * Cops to use facial-recognition technology to identify criminals (NYP) * Alleged car thief pulls 2-by-4 during scuffle with probation officers (DN) *'Bully' rap on lawyer (NYP) * Brooklyn Building Super Stabbed To Death (NY1) * Bloody stabbing in Bronx studio leaves one dead, many questions (DN) * Bronx man accidentally shot by cops looking for son speaks about unfortunate (DN) *Sect of Brooklyn 'nun' who falsely cried rape has bizarre history, mysterious (DN) * 'Bully haircut' girl's ma sues (NYP) * Oh shoot! Cops fire off-target (NYP) * You got served! NY's legal weasels to the stars (NYP) * Accused hit & run driver detained by Good Samaritans (WABC TV) *Woman killed when party crasher fires through door (NYP) * Woman fatally shot at Queens house party (WABC TV)
Media and New Tech CNN Rises to the Top in Egypt Coverage (NYT) * Big media shake-ups roil Times, Observer (NYP)
Frank Rich on the lack of U.S. access to Al Jaz English: "censorship practiced by America’s corporate gatekeepers."