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20 Years After the Riots Crown Heights is A Different Community
20 years after riots, Crown Heights is a mixed racial haven(NYDN)
Rep. Nydia Velazquez has not sponsored one bill, amendment or resolution this year
Nydia Velazquez is most inactive New Yorker in Congress; Carolyn Maloney is most active: survey(NYDN)
Espada Fights to An End that is ComingEmbattled ex-pol Pedro Espada vows to keep his clinic open(NYDN)
New Ridgewood Bushwick Board Are All Vito Lopez Sock Puppets
|New Board Same As the Old|
All have received $$$ from Vito Organizations
Agency's new board gives Lopez Vito power(NYP) The city ordered a shake-up of the board of the Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council last year after investigators were aghast to discover a panel so hapless that some members couldn't identify the center's programs and others signed contracts they didn't understand because they spoke only Spanish.
Law and order Rep. Michael Grimm helped out by convicted felon
Pawlenty we hardly knew ye
Tim Pawlenty Quits Presidential Race(Huff Post)
TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads(Huff Post)
The city's second-highest ranking jail official quit Saturday night under the cloud of a criminal probe into allegations he used underlings as his personal valets
Department of Investigation began looking into allegations that Davis took vacations that were paid for by his subordinates.” Department of Correction Chief Larry Davis quits under cloud of criminal probe (NYDN) * Jails chief sprung(NYP) * Correction Department Chief Reportedly Steps Down(NY1)
Hot Dog Vendors Name Change Game
Health Department officials say they're investigating identity switches by licensed food sellers who have accumulated thousands of dollars in fines but have been able to laugh them off by peddling their hot dogs, gyros and other tasty treats under different guises.
Council Rents Too Damn High
Seabrook Has Expensive Tastes- Highest Rent
Larry Seabrook under indictment for his pay to play activities in addition to his $177 Bagel order, pays the highest rent for his district offices in the council. Seabrook has the city paying 68 thousand a year while the average rent is 3100 a month.You would think the budget cuts would have the council cutting back on rents and shopping like the rest of us. last year CM Diana Reyna from Williamsburg moved to a larger office and pays $5,000 a month. Seabrook open his second office last year while under indictment collecting rent from non profits for the use of his office among other things. What Seabrook did in his two offices is another question. The councilman dead last introducing bills last year. Disparity Surfaces In City Council Rent Budgets(NY1)
NYP: Barron, to his credit, is honest about it: He says meetings and hearings are a waste of time. He may have a point
PA Hides It Hearing and the Public Must Seek Them
Toll-hike hearings E-Z to miss(NYP) The hearings will be held in out-of-the-way locales most people would pay to avoid, like the Port Authority's dank Holland Tunnel administrative building in Jersey City at 8AM.
The City's Corrupt Pols Will Attend Ceremony But Not FDNY Heros?
Peninsula Hospital is Owned by Medisys Network Which Bribed Senerio, Kruger and Boyland
Queens Residents Rally Against Proposed Hospital Closure(NY1) * Berger Commission, take 2 From the Times Ledger:
Are NY Polls Built Wrong?
Survey Says: Don’t Trust Mayoral Polls Faulty sampling methods and a changing electorate explain a history of blown calls in New York (CHN)
Why Does Both the NYP and Daily News Report A Candidate Robbery That Was Reported On the Internet 4 Days Ago?
Truth has become a cash commodity in the business of packaged journalism
”If I'd written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people - including me - would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.”
—Hunter S. Thompson
Power to the Corporation! In the Iowa heat, Mitt breaks a sweat. It’s almost human (Dowd NYT)
City Surrenders to the Gangs
A year after the post-Dominican Day parade celebrations spiraled out of control—with a rowdy group hurling bottles at police—more officers will work to ensure this year's party is trouble-free, police said Friday. Parade Revelers Warned (WSJ) * Strict Police Presence To Accompany Dominican Day Parade(NY1)
Pol Can't Blow These Jobs for the Bronx
Daily News: Good News Borough President Ruben Diaz and the City Council kill these slots, as they did in nixing 2,200 positions that would have been generated by the Kingsbridge Armory mall. It is great news that a developer plans a shopping center for the former Stella D'Oro site(NYDN ed)
Text-case scenario for reforming 911 The feds have launched a major push to upgrade the 911 system across the country -- including the Big Apple -- with the vital ability to receive text messages, videos and photos during emergencies.(NYP)
An American Japan Style Lost Decade
Global Crisis of Confidence(WSJ) * This Time, Maybe the U.S. Is Japan(WSJ) * Goldman Sachs economists new analysis: Economy growing below 'stall speed', another way of saying beware deflation and lost decades
A Starbucks Strike: No Coffee $$$ for You Washington
Boycott Campaign Donations! Howard Schultz of Starbucks has come up with a Grand Idea to get a Grand Bargain out of Washington. He envisions a total strike on political contributions. (NYT)
The Dumb Down Pols Acts Like Machine
We, Robot Campaign pledges make politicians more like robots, built to respond to the fluid, complicated world in simple, unchanging ways.(NYT)
Goldman Sachs economists-best in biz- see possible "vicious cycle of weaker income & weaker demand" 20% chance we're in recession now. * Gretchen Morgenson important interview w Fed board member Hoenig. Very critical of Dodd-Frank failure to regulate
Breaking: There were 16,892 votes cast: Rep. Michele Bachmann wins the #Ames Straw Poll
Michele Bachmann wins Iowa Straw Poll; Ron Paul came in second (CBS) * Bachmann Wins Iowa Straw Poll(NYT) * Behind Bachmann’s Iowa Victory (The Daily Beast) * Chris Wallace To Rep. Bachmann: If Elected Would You Be Willing to Compromise With Democrats?
It costs $30 to vote in Iowa straw poll. Funny, I thought we outlawed the poll tax... * Why Ames Actually Matters (NYT) * Lots of buzz about the surprising Santorum crowds, @JoNBCNews reports campaign says in part, it tapped into Iowa's homeschooler network * Game Has Changed for Front-Runner Mitt - Hillary Chabot, Boston Herald
Perry: America is not broken, Washington DC is broken
LarrySabato"Amen, brother." Romney, Bachmann have hands full. Perry's speech is Tea Party on steroids. * An Obama-Perry contest would be black-and-white, and I'm not referring to race. Diametrically opposed visions of federal govt. * Rick Perry Enters G.O.P. Race for President(NYT) * Rick Perry enters presidential race with Obama broadside(CBS) * CharlesMBlow (Twitter) Paul describing an abortion in which a living "baby" was removed frm the womb, put in a bucket "crying" and everyone pretend no one heard it * A Great Country Requires a Better Direction - Gov. Rick Perry
Obama Needs to Change the Debate - The Nation
A shooting at Morningside Park in Upper Manhattan has tested the value of social media and public outrage in a neighborhood trying to break its bonds with a violent past.
Law and Order
Robbers pretend to be social workers, steal loads of cash, jewelry(NYDN) * Court decisions have opened dangerous loophole in law meant to protect public from sex offenders(NYDN Ed) * Hot GPS ices duo(NYP) * Dad foils thug who snatched chain from tot(NYDN) * Neighborhood On Edge After Alleged Rape On Upper East S …(WABC) * Con men rob Bronx apartment(WABC) * Man Climbs Through Window, Rapes Woman on UES(WNBC) * Police Seek Robbers Who Impersonated City Workers(WNBC)
Saturday Butt-slasher strikes again! Three more victims speak out(NYDN) * Bronx man indicted in subway hijacking, threatened to kill with screwdriver(NYDN) * Brazen duo steal teddies from sacred religious ceremony(NYDN) * Sanit hero sweeps up 'thief'(NYP) * TAXI TERROR: Cabbie brawl over fare leads to stabbing death(NYDN)
Blogger Report Top 25 Stories of the WeeK 9/11 Day of Remembrance in Bay Ridge(Bay Ridge Journal) * Inside the Brooklyn Bridge Park deal(Brooklyn Paper) * My Favorite Bagel Place May Be Closing!(Sheephead Bites) * 2012: Klein vs. the Rev?(Bronx Press Politics) * Brad Lander on THE PEREZ NOTES * Tenants look to cameras for safety(Mont Haven Herald) * Fashion Designer and Former Tenant Patricia Field: NYU Killed 8th Street(Washington Square Park) * Park51, mosque now separate(Downtown Express) *