Friday, March 8, 2013

New York Has An Untapped Unemployment and Homeless Voting Army

Sleeping Votes
The  Number of the City's Unemployed and Homeless is 5 Times the Amount That Elected Liu and de Blasio in 2009
Even though it is not an issue in the mayor's race or even the media we were reminded that this city is in the middle of an unemployment crisis and with the increase yesterday to 9.1% it is getting worse.  What is not understood that there are now over 400,000 New Yorkers unemployed and 50,000 homeless.  In 2009 John Liu won the comptroller job with 135,100 votes and Bill de Blasio won his public advocate position with 145,413 voters in the democratic primary runoff. Which in Brooklyn is a fix on winning the general election.  If the unemployed and homeless bullet voted both Liu and de Blasio would have lost with less than 20% of the vote.    

Does NYC Have An Unemployment Crisis? Nation Unemployment rate drops to 7.7% as NYC Rises to 9.1%

None of the Candidates Have Explained How They Will Create Jobs
City’s Jobless Rate in January Hit 4-Month High(NYT)The State Labor Department, in a new report, said the rate was 9.1 percent, up from 8.8 percent in December New York City spending $819M this year to help shelter the homeless(NYP)
*Even as advocates for the homeless pummel the Bloomberg administration for not doing enough to help the homeless, NYC taxpayers are picking up the tab for record numbers of homeless who are staying in shelters longer than ever.*  Mayor Bloomberg: Homeless can come in "private jet" and limousine and still the city has to give them shelter

We Also Need A Voting Act for the Unemployed and Homeless A Very Discriminated Class
Bronx Offers Case Study Over Future of Voting Act(NYT) With some members of the United States Supreme Court calling for an end to a section of the Voting Rights Act, arguments for and against election monitoring are again being batted about.

Pols and Media Push Rose Color Jobs Stories
Nobody interviews the unemployed Today. The media owners choose the topics that will be debated in the mayoral race.  Unemployment is not important to them.
New York City’s unemployment rate rose above 9 percent again, despite the fact that the city began the year with more jobs than had ever  3.94 million  with some economists believing the Big Apple could top 4 million jobs this year, The New York Times reports.* State's Unique Place in Jobs Picture(WSJ) blames homeless when talking about New York being a high tax state.*Mayor Bloomberg Says Focus on Jobs, Not ‘Relatively Meaningless’ Unemployment Statistic * New York added 29,600 jobs in January – a record 17 consecutive months of private-sector job growth – but the state’s unemployment rate rose to 8.4 percent, still outpacing the national average.* Mayor Bloomberg Says Focus on Jobs, Not ‘Relatively Meaningless’ Unemployment Statistic(NYO)

Vito Lopez Child Abuse?

Albany Uses the Media to Pound Lopez . . .  Why Won't Albany Kick Him Out?
The intern was the daughter of Lopez crony Pamela Fisher, a Brooklyn judge whom Lopez helped put on the bench

Vito Lopez allegedly made comments about teen intern, who is daughter of Brooklyn Judge Pamela Fisher. Lopez also told one of his staffers, Chloe Rivera, that she should dress 'sexy' like the 14-year-old intern. A parent of one of Assemblyman Vito Lopez’s staffers called the police last year after the staffer alleged she saw Lopez ogling a 14-year old intern, but the police declined to file charges, the New York Daily News writes  Police received a 911 call on July 16 last year from the concerned mom of 24-year-old

 Chloe Rivera after the staffer said she saw Lopez ogling a young intern — the daughter of a Brooklyn judge. “(Lopez) was telling Chloe that he liked the way this girl was dressed and she was dressed in a very sexy way,” said a source with knowledge of the call. “He wanted Chloe to dress like the intern.” Police declined to file charges against the then-powerful Brooklyn Democratic Party boss, but the incident led to his downfall. It was the last straw for Rivera, prompting her and fellow staffer Victoria Burhans to quit and file a complaint against Lopez with the Assembly ethics commission.RELATED: ASSEMBLYMAN VITO LOPEZ WAS PERV ‘PIG’ FOR YEARS — ETHICS PANEL * NOW NYC to Vito Lopez: Resign(TU)

Campaign 2013

 Manhattan BP Hopefuls Debate East Side Towers, Congestion Pricing(NY1) * NY1 Online: Lappin Makes Case For Manhattan B.P.
While Upper East Side Councilwoman Jessica Lappin went on Inside City Hall to tout her Manhattan borough president campaign and her efforts to bring community boards “into the 21st century.” Specifically she said she’ll take “from the analog to the digital age,” adding, “I’ve spent 14 years going to community board meetings and appointing board members. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a meeting where they had to stop so you can flip over the cassette tape.”

Quinn's Shiva Call
Council Speaker Christine Quinn paid a shiva call to the Williamsburg family reeling from the high-profile death of two expecting parents in a car wreck earlier this week. “I just wanted them to know, really the whole city is pulling for them,” she said. “I know there’s some specific issues around traffic lights that also have been raised with me and we’ll follow up with those as well.”

SI GOP' s Stop Lhota Moverment Grows
Former Staten Island Republican Congressman Vito Fossella endorsed supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis for New York City mayor in a rare public statement by Fossella since he quit Congress amid a love-child scandal in 2008, the New York Post reports: John Catsimatidis accepted the endorsement of disgraced former Congressman Vito Fossella, who resigned after a DUI arrest revealed he had a second family in Washington D.C. We asked Kevin Elkins, the Executive Director of the Staten Island Democratic Party, if he felt the endorsement would help Mr. Catsimatidis but we didn’t get much of a response; he merely laughed and declined to comment. *  "We asked ... if he felt the [Fossella] endorsement would help Mr. Catsimatidis..." * Gracie Mansion May Be Getting Further Away for Joe Lhota | The Barkan

Adams Smooth Ride Hits A Bump
State Senator Eric Adams is distancing himself from his Nation of Islam-backed congressional campaign and some controversial comments he made in the past. “Let’s stay focused,” Mr. Adams argued. “Nowhere in his piece do you see me saying something anti-Semitic, saying, ‘I hate this group or any group.’ I’ve always been the person who brought people together. I’ve never been the person who wanted to divide and tear people apart.” Naturally, Gatemouth has a response

Flake Hard Balls Comrie
"It was a learning experience." Ouch
Councilman Leroy Comrie‘s campaign is in an awkward position after disputing influential Rev. Floyd Flake‘s endorsement of rival Queens borough president candidate Melinda Katz: “The councilman told TimesLedger Newspapers that he had a meeting with Flake Monday afternoon and the reverend said then his mind was not made up about whom he would endorse.” Or, as Mr. Comrie explained it, “It’s a learning experience.” 

Only a few City Council districts citywide will likely feature competitive general elections next year, and one of them is the race to replace Councilman Jimmy Oddo. The Democrats have found a possible candidate in the form of Rabbi Mendy Mirocznik, an attorney and president of the Council of Jewish Organizations of Staten Island. Mr. Mirocznik may still face a primary from former assembly candidate John Mancuso

. says he would not rule out retroactive pay increase for city union contracts. "I believe it's going to be in September." on primary date uncertainty. "The Board of Elections is a disaster."Top Bloomberg accomplishment? New Cornell campus and tech/engineering growth Flaw? "He demoralizes the rank and file." --

Guess How Show Up At Salgado Event
 Rev. Erick Salgado, at Harlem breakfast, says he will soon announce his run for mayor. *
Charlie Rangel Is Attending Erick Salgado’s Campaign Event, But Not For Erick Salgado
Charlie Rangel has a complicated explanation for why he's at a conservative mayoral candidate's event this morning * Charlie Rangel Is Attending Erick Salgado’s Campaign Event, But Not for Erick Salgado(NYO) * Storified: Charlie Rangel With, But Not For, NYC Mayoral Hopeful Erick Salgado(NYDN) * Erick Salgado Touts Rally Appearance By Charlie Rangel, Who Knows Nothing Of Him(NYDN) * Charlie Rangel And/Or Erick Salgado(Tweets)(NYDN)*  Charlie Rangel On Erick Salgado Meet: "You Know Darn Well I Didn't Come Here To Endorse"(NYO)

: Rangel will NOT stand next to Salgado for photo. Rangel says "I am where I want to be" and he is at event no flops after the media broke story yesterday ! must be that Salgado has traction in Harlem and he can play a role in runoff

McDonald No Homeless Right to Shelter
GOP mayoral candidate George McDonald is calling on rivals to join his pledge to repeal "right to shelter," a potential major policy shift.* Mayor Bloomberg And 2013 Hopeful George McDonald: A Right To Shelter For Homeless?(NYDN)

Quinn: Deadly Drivers BS
What City Do Christine Quinn and James Vacca Represent?(Street Blog)In February, no fewer than nine people were killed by drivers while walking in NYC, according to data compiled by Streetsblog. The victims included five seniors and a 6-year-old child. Two victims were on the sidewalk when they were killed. Another was struck by an NYPD officer in a crash that police refuse to explain to the victim’s family.

Opposes USTA
Queens BPers oppose USTA; on homeless; slams de Blasio; 'new fangled'

Mayoral debate sure to make waves(CrainsNY) So far, there have been mayoral debates in churches, hotel ballrooms and university event spaces. But on April 9, the candidates will find themselves in a much different setting: on a boat.

A Quick Budget for the Polls

Cuomo's Budget Trick
To Push His Poll Numbers Back Up Cuomo Pushes for An Early Budget. Past governors delays in budget labled as dysfuctionalism and corruption has condititioned New Yorkers that an on time budget is all that is needed for good government
Christie crushes Cuomo for prez(NYP) * Poll: Gun law cost Cuomo support among Republicans(Fox 5) * Gov sees wage hike(NYP) * Opposition Emerges to Cuomo’s Plan to Cut $120 Million for the Disabled(NYT) Assembly Democrats and the state Senate coalition leadership are both planning to propose restoring the full amount of money that Gov. Cuomo is seeking to cut in financing nonprofit organizations that serve people with developmental disabilities * Lack Of Spending Plan May Stall Albany's Budget(NY1) * Cuomo warms to mixed martial arts(NYDN) *  The Daily News mocks Cuomo for touting the state’s continuous private sector job growth, when in reality New York’s unemployment rate rose in January from 8.2 percent to 8.4 percent: * The governor doesn’t plan on using messages of necessity to speed the budget process along.* Cuomo: Fundraising ‘Least Favorite Part’ Of Job(YNN) * Upstaters souring on Cuomo's job performance (BN)
* Cuomo Voices Mixed Optimism for Chances of Campaign Finance Proposals

NYS Government

Gun Fight
While some top state legislators are crafting amendments to New York’s new gun control law, such as rolling back the reduction in the size of ammunition magazines from 10 bullets to 7, other opponents are calling for the law to be fully repealed, the Times-Union writes:  * Top state officials say they are crafting amendments to the SAFE Act, but many of its opponents insist they’ll settle for nothing less than full repeal.

Organizations unhappy with his proposed 6 percent state funding cut to services for people with developmental disabilities are going to have to make do with less in tough economic times, Cuomo saidBut, the Assembly Democrats and the IDC-GOP Senate coalition are both planning to restore the full amount of money – $120 million – that the governor is seeking to cut.* DiNapoli Warns Of Sequestration’s Impact(YNN)

Single Payer Health Care
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried rolled out the latest version of his perennial bill to establish a statewide single-payer healthcare system, though the chances of the bill making it to the Senate floor are slim, the Times-Union reports: Assemblyman Richard Gottfried rolled out the latest version of his perennial bill establishing a statewide single-payer health care system, a structure often shorthanded by advocates as “Medicare for all.”

Star Tax Problems
The Times-Union writes that the biggest problem with the STAR property tax exemption is how easy the program can be exploited, as evidenced by the double dipping of state Sen. Cathy Young

Mixed Martial Arts
Mixed martial arts supporters declared victory on the floor of the state Senate floor on Wednesday when the chamber overwhelmingly voted to legalize the popular but controversial sport. “It’s long past time that we officially sanction this sport in the state,” said state Sen. Joseph Griffo, who sponsored the bill. “For five years, I’ve been making the case that the numbers don’t lie; bringing MMA events to New York State will have a tremendously positive impact through the jobs that can be created and the spending that will stimulate the economy." Now the ultimate fighters will put an anaconda chokehold on opponents in the Assembly, which will consider the bill in the coming days. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver reluctantly supported the sport, acknowledging that it appears widely on television and that he would prefer the state’s arenas not lose revenue to New Jersey. "I think it’s eventually possible at some point there will probably be an approval in the state," Silver said at a press conference before the Senate's passage. “I can’t tell you when." Still, some Assembly sources believe that the Legislature could pass it this year.(City and State)

Deputy Senate GOP Leader Tom Libous vowed to prevent the fracking moratorium bill from coming to the floor for a vote.  

Speed Cameras
After efforts to enable speed cameras in New York City stalled in Albany the past few years, a new speed cam bill in the Assembly now has more than 30 sponsors, and introduction of a State Senate bill is expected soon.

Hospital LICH 
Judge delays decision on :
A Brooklyn Supreme Court judge indefinitely extended a Feb. 21 temporary restraining order barring SUNY from closing Long Island College Hospital. 

NYC Government

Every Year the Mayor Threatens to Cut Firehouses and Libraries and the Council Restores the Services Before the Budget is Passed
Twenty Fire Companies Face Chopping Block Again(NY1)
FDNY chief: Firehouse closings will cause deaths, longer (NYDN)


Taxi Apps Blocked
Judge Stalls Taxi-Hail Apps(WSJ) A state court blocked the Taxi and Limousine Commission from allowing the use of smartphone applications to hail yellow cabs in New York City.* Judge Temporarily Blocks Cab-Hailing by Smartphones(NYT)* State Court Stalls City Plans For Taxi Hail App(NY1)

(photo: Slam NYC’s Anti-Teen Pregnancy Campaign as ‘Pathologically Mean-Spirited, Fatally Stupid’(NYO) * Is Planned Parenthood's shift on teen pregnancy ads be due to Bloomberg's billions? 

Crime Up in City Parks City to Hire More Park Enforcement Officers
City Park Patrols Will Be Bolstered(WSJ)The Bloomberg administration plans to hire 81 new park enforcement patrol officers to bolster safety at New York City parks, part of a plan by the city’s Parks & Recreation Department to hire 441 employees to handle a range of tasks

Was NJ A Fresh Direct Bluff?
Watercress Welfare(NYP) Alas, it’s not as clean-cut as that. The reason FreshDirect is moving to The Bronx is that the city and the state have given the company a $130 million package of cash and tax breaks. That was to fend off the company’s threat to move to New Jersey. It’s an interesting case. As the Manhattan Institute’s Nicole Gelinas noted on these pages last year, FreshDirect depends on providing quick delivery. That would get harder if it moved across the river, where its trucks would have to fight tolls and traffic.

Minor Crimes Theory
In the Post, Nicole Gelinas, contributing editor to the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal, argues that New York City needs to do a better job of enforcing the law against minor nuisances before they balloon into bigger problems: 

Large Soda Ban
 City Ban On Sugary Drinks Larger Than 16 Ounces To Start Tuesday(NY1)

A group of New York City pension funds is opposing the re-election of the two longest-serving members of Hewlett-Packard’s board of directors for their involvement in a series of costly decisions.


Cooper Union Board Delays Tuition Decision(NYT)
The “regular” state Senate Democrats and the IDC are divided over the push to restore the $260 million the NYC schools lost after missing the teacher performance evaluation deadlined.
Cooper Union delays tuition decision(WSJ)
GED Test Out in New York(WSJ) New York state has awarded an $8.4 million, three-year contract to a unit of McGraw-Hill Cos. to create an exam that will replace the GED as the state's main high-school equivalency test. New York became the first state in the nation to drop its GED test
\NY1 Exclusive: Former NYC Principal Had Been Demoted From Baltimore Job After Sending Concerning Email
New York is poised to become the first state in the nation to design its own version of the GED. 
NYC’s Department of Education has apologized to parents of an Upper West Side elementary school for failing to inform them that a faulty light fixture in a classroom leaked a toxic chemical in December.
AFT President Randi Weingarten, who used to head NYC’s UFT: “I don’t know what has happened to (Bloomberg), but he’s no longer a partner in terms of trying to move a school agenda that is good for students.”
Education Department spares two schools from closing(NYDN)


Downtown, Old Stop on Subway to Reopen (WSJ) The MTA will reopen the old station at South Ferry in the first week of April, state officials said Thursday. *Old South Ferry subway station to reopen(WSJ) * In 'Last Man Club,' Dust Settlers Return From a Storm(WSJ) Among the many events halted in New York in the wake of superstorm Sandy was a one-act play, "Last Man Club." But now it's having a second act. Writer-director Randy Sharp chats about the show.  * Housing Recovery Officials To Hold Several Sandy Relief Forums(NY1) * Staten Island Green & Clean Expo focuses on rebuilding after (SI Advance)  * College Of Staten Island Holds Forum On Borough's Sandy NY1)
Old South Ferry subway station to reopen in April(NYP)MTA Dusts Off Old South Ferry Station For Service (NY1)*  Old Subway Station Will Temporarily Replace New Station Damaged by Sandy (NYT)Coney I. freakshow damaged by Sandy holding fund-raiser tomoro nite @ Webster Hall.(NYT)* VA Hospital Opens Urgent Care For First Time Since Sandy(DNAINFO) * College Of Staten Island Holds Forum On Borough's Sandy Recovery(NY1)


Artists Want Crown Heights Warehouse As Live-Work Space

Luxury Comes to Gowanus with $8,500 Apartments

Moving Deeper into Brooklyn for Lower Home Prices (NYT)

Chinatown Buses
Feds Shut Down Another Chinatown Bus Company Over Safety Violations(DNAINFO)

Cleaner Green Donuts

NY1 Online: Pulitzer Prize Winner Examines "Salt Sugar Fat"
DOS Head: Plastic Bag Ban May Be Next In Line
Bloomberg Says Government 'Probably' Shouldn't Force People to Exercise
DOS Head: Plastic Bag Ban May Be Next In Line

Nutella University?

Columbia Flacks Spin What Nutelleria
Missing Nutella, Part 2: Columbia Puts Consumption Far Below Report(NYT) Columbia University says a well-repeated student’s statements about the popularity and cost of a new offering in the dining halls were not very accurate. Yesterday Columbia University students have an expensive Nutella habit.*Columbia: Nutella only costs $450 per week(NBC)


Screen Shot 2013-03-07 at 4.25.49 PM Joy Behar Is Leaving ABC's The View This Summer
ABC: Behar to Leave 'The View' Amid CNN Rumors

JOHN PODHORETZ: Rand Paul’s triumph(NYP)
Mr. Brennan’s Excuse(NYT Ed) The newly confirmed C.I.A. chief should commit to making a Senate report on torture public.
Republicans Warm to Obama's Efforts(WSJ)
Paul Takes on Crotchety GOP Establishment - John Kass, Chicago Tribune
Why You Shouldn't #StandWithRand - David Frum, The Daily Beast
The New Republican Generation Stands Up - Seth Lipsky, New York Post
Why Obama Has Changed Course - Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast
Barack Obama: Anti-Confidence Man - Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal
After Dinner Diplomacy, What's Next? - A. Simendinger, RealClearPolitics
Why Americans Feel Like They're Getting Poorer - Michael Sivy, Time
On Economic Mobility - Thomas Sowell, Investor's Business Daily
What the Market Is Telling Us - Paul Krugman, New York Times
The Dow Jones vs. John Doe - Jeffrey Anderson, Weekly Standard
Drums of War Beat Louder for Syria - Stephen Starr, Globe & Mail
Why We Give Foreign Aid - Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post
How Rand Paul Pulled It Off - Goldmacher & Reinhard, National Journal
#PrimaryGraham: Lindsey's Very Bad Day - Steve Friess, Politico
At 30, Reagan's Evil Empire Speech Better Than Ever - Paul Kengor, TAP
The Myth of Woodward: Why Is He an Icon? - Max Holland, Newsweek
Watergate Reminds Us That D.C. Has Been Worse - George Will, Wash Post

Rand's Stand(NY Mag)Breaking down all 76,470 words of Senator Paul's filibuster.

Govt Continues to Gain Power at Expense of Individual Rights - LA Times
US Sen. Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat, won’t seek re-election in 2014. 
Paul's Stirring Filibuster Put Focus on Constitution - Detroit News
More Oversight and Disclosure on Drones - Washington Post
Levin's Integrity Will Be Hard to Replace - Detroit Free-Press
Grassroots, Big Money (NYT) A pro-Obama advocacy group won't accept corporate contributions, but will accept unlimited donations from individuals.
Why Gallup Blew The Election(Huff Post)
Bill Clinton finally comes around on gay marriage, but is it too little too late?(Salone)
Hillary Clinton’s plan for the next two years: “beaches and speeches.”
Former President Bill Clinton OpEds against DOMA, which he signed into law in 1996.
McCain calls 3 GOP senators "wacko birds" (Wash Post)
The Obamas and the Clintons dined at the White House last Friday.
The purported secret to Hillary Clinton’s stamina: Hot peppers. 
In Making Play for House, Obama Could Lose Senate - Josh Kraushaar, NJ
McCain and Graham Try to Ruin the Party - Chris Stirewalt, FOX News
Why Obama's Meet-Ups With GOP Matter - Eleanor Clift, The Daily Beast
Great News on Jobs: 236K Added to Payrolls - Neil Irwin, Washington Post
The Slow-Growth New Normal Economy - James Pethokoukis, AEI Ideas
Time for Smart Budget Cuts - Sen. Tom Coburn, Wall Street Journal
The Supreme Court Should Overturn DOMA - Bill Clinton, Washington Post

Paul's Filibuster Was a Turning Point - Steven Hayward, PowerLine
#PrimaryGraham: Lindsey's Very Bad Day - Steve Friess, Politico
We Need the Voting Rights Act - Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, USA Today
Please God, Not an American Pope - Jeremy Lott, RealClearReligion
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Newt Gingrich: I Am ‘Disappointed’ And ‘Saddened’ By John McCain ‘Lecturing The Next Generation’
South Dakota Law Will Allow Guns in Classrooms(NYT)
Who's gone from Congress, to lobbying, and back again? has the latest on Washington's revolving door

Wall Street

Banks Above the Law(NYT) Attorney General Eric Holder said that some banks are too big to jail.

Law and Order

Ex-con could face 25 years to life in family's hit-run nightmare(NYP) * More Felony Charges in Brooklyn Hit and Run(NYT) The suspect in a hit and run that killed a young pregnant woman, her husband and, later, their newborn son was charged with three felony counts of criminally negligent homicide. * Suspect Charged in Fatal Crash(WSJ) * Accused Driver Behind Deadly Hit-And-Run Arraigned(NY1)

PICTURED: Pale and mute 'Killer Nanny’ reveals her scar from when she slashed her throat 'after slaughtering kids in bath'
*UWS Nanny Charged in Kids' Slay Makes First Court Appearance (NY1)
Accused Nanny Appears in Court(NYT)

 Nanny Charged With Murder Appears in Court(NYT)
Convicted cop killer wants Fridays off from court to attend  Muslim Pray Sevices(NYDN)

'Cannibal cop' jurors end day one of deliberations without (NYP)
'Cannibal cop' breaks down in tears as jury gets case(NYP) * Closing Arguments Made, Jurors at Cannibal Trial Get Case(NYT) * 'Cannibal' Trial Goes Before Jurors(WSJ) * Jury Begins Deliberations In "Cannibal Cop" Trial(NY1) * Jurors Wrap Up Day 2 Of Deliberations In "Cannibal Cop" Trial * 'Cannibal cop' jurors end day one of deliberations without a verdict
Even if the labels say otherwise, the “faux fur” garments sold by Century 21 are made with the fur of cuddly Chinese raccoon dogs, an investigation by Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal and the Humane Society found.

Judge orders psychiatric test for Times Square tourist(NYDN)
Police Search For Alleged Queens Forcible Touching Suspect(NY1)
Littering leads to handgun arrest for NY man(WSJ)
Teen sexually assaulted in Queens librar(WABC) 

Police Search For Alleged Brooklyn Dollar Store Burglar (NY1)
3 Wanted in Armed Robbery at Bronx Jewelry Store(NBC)
Students in Bronx Science Hazing Case Make Court Appea(NYT)
High school hazing suspects appear in court(WABC)
Wallets Disappear, Followed by Cash via A.T.M.’s(NYT)
Family of Slain Bodega Worker Reynaldo Cuevas Sues NYPD(DNAINFO)
At least nine serial criminals have agreed to subway ban as part of parole deals: police(NYP)

Nanny Charged With Murder Appears in Court (NYT)
Q train conductor clocked by rowdy 15-year-old boy(NYDN)

'White people are going to burn' East Village hostage taker gets life in prison(NYP)


Bin Laden's son-in-law served as al Qaeda spokesman, denies plotting to kill Americans(NYP)
A son-in-law of Osama bin Laden appeared before a federal judge in New York City and pleaded not guilty to plotting to kill Americans.

Bin Laden jerk-in-law arrested & in NYC cell(NYP) * Bin Laden Relative With Qaeda Past to Have New York Trial(NYT) * U.S. Captures bin Laden Son-in-Law(WSJ) * Bin Laden Spokesman Captured, Will Appear In NYC Court(NY1) * Bin Laden Spokesman Pleads Not Guilty(NY1) * Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, Bin Laden’s Son-in-Law, Charged in New York (NYT) * Abu Ghaith, Bin Laden’s Son-In-Law, Pleads Not Guilty To(WCBS)


TSA screeners allow fed agent with fake bomb to pass through security at Newark Airport(NYP) * Newark TSA Better at Finding Vibrators Than They Are at Finding Bombs(NY mag)
* Undercover TSA Agent Smuggled Fake Bomb Past Security Screeners(WCBS) * Fake bomb gets past airport screeners at Newark, report(WABC) * Bin Laden Spokesman Pleads Not Guilty (NY1)