Police Union Pans de Blasio’s Speed Camera Plan

An NYPD officer. (Photo: Getty)
An NYPD officer. (Photo: Getty)

The city’s Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association today questioned the benefits of speed cameras, which Mayor Bill de Blasio has been touting as part of the “Vision Zero” plan aimed at dramatically cutting traffic fatalities. Continue reading “Police Union Pans de Blasio’s Speed Camera Plan”

John Messer Mulling Third Bid Against Toby Stavisky

John Messer. (Photo: Facebook)
John Messer. (Photo: Facebook)

Is the third time the charm?

John Messer, an attorney and business owner, may try yet again to unseat Queens State Senator Toby Stavisky, he told Politicker this afternoon. He previously ran unsuccessful challenges against Ms. Stavisky in 2010 and 2012.  Continue reading “John Messer Mulling Third Bid Against Toby Stavisky”

Tony Avella Cuts Up His Parking Placard Again

It's a new day for Tony Avella's parking privileges. (Photo: Mr. Avella's office.)
It’s a new day for Tony Avella’s parking privileges. (Photo: Mr. Avella’s office.)

State Senator Tony Avella is going to have to park just like the rest of us.

At a press conference this morning, the Queens lawmaker cut up his official parking placard, which would allow him to park in some otherwise illegal areas while on government business. To help visualize the event, his office provided a photo of the destruction, which can be viewed above. Continue reading “Tony Avella Cuts Up His Parking Placard Again”

White Powder Sent to Rudy Giuliani ‘Not Toxic’: Police

(Photo: Getty)
(Photo: Getty)

Mysterious white powder sent today to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has tested “not-toxic,” according to police and Mr. Giuliani’s security team.

The powder was sent to Mr. Giuliani’s office on 49th Street today, according to an FBI spokesman, which was investigating the incident along with the NYPD and Joint Terrorist Task Force. Continue reading “White Powder Sent to Rudy Giuliani ‘Not Toxic’: Police”

Real Estate Execs Endorse Mayor’s Pre-K Tax [Updated]

A number of real estate executives have come out today in support of Mayor Bill de Blasio‘s plan to tax high-earners to fund universal prekindergarten and after-school programs, representing the latest group of executives to join a grassroots campaign called UPKNYC, Commercial Observer has learned.
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De Blasio to Make Late-Night Debut on The Daily Show Next Week

Jon Stewart reacting to Forkgate. (Photo: Screenshot)
Jon Stewart reacting to Forkgate. (Photo: Screenshot)

Mayor Bill de Blasio will be making his first appearance on late night TV as a guest on The Daily Show next week.

Mr. de Blasio, who has become frequent subject on the show will make his debut this Monday, February 3 at 11 p.m., according to a Comedy Central release forwarded by the mayor’s office. Continue reading “De Blasio to Make Late-Night Debut on The Daily Show Next Week”

‘Sorry’: Mayor Does Not Support New Yorkers Buying Weed at Their Bodegas

A college yearbook photo of a then-very groovy looking Bill de Blasio .
A college yearbook photo of a then-very groovy looking Bill de Blasio .

Bill de Blasio, slammed by some conservative critics for his lefty policy aspirations, is not flying high on one particularly ambitious marijuana proposal.

The mayor stopped by the hip-hop station HOT 97 this morning to discuss yesterday’s stop-and-frisk decision, and wound up weighing in on a host of other topics, including the Super Bowl and marijuana policies.  Continue reading “‘Sorry’: Mayor Does Not Support New Yorkers Buying Weed at Their Bodegas”