De Blasio insists NYC is better off after his 8 years

De Blasio insists NYC is better off after his 8 years

Mayor Bill de Blasio is insisting that New York City is better off now after his eight years at the helm — even though murder rates are up, street homelessness has surged and the Big Apple’s economic recovery lags amid the pandemic. “I’m convinced this place is better than eight years ago,” de Blasio told … Read more

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Error-riddled Virginia teachers union letter gets roasted

Error-riddled Virginia teachers union letter gets roasted

Reading, writing and ratios. An error-laden letter from a Virginia teachers union calling for more protections against the coronavirus has gone viral on Twitter. Startled by a slew of linguistic gaffes, an Arlington parent took a correction pen to the piece and posted the aftermath online. “Hey @VEA4Kids, are you going to send out more … Read more

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De Blasio arrived late to his own goodbye party

De Blasio arrived late to his own goodbye party

The perennially tardy Mayor de Blasio was two hours late to his own farewell festivities. The lame-duck leader was scheduled to commemorate his final day at City Hall Thursday with a “walkout ceremony” outside the building at 3:00 p.m. Thursday. De Blasio had planned the ceremony a day before his official last day in office. … Read more

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Most kids in ICU with COVID-19 had underlying conditions

Most kids in ICU with COVID-19 had underlying conditions

Sign up for our special edition newsletter to get a daily update on the coronavirus pandemic. Healthy young kids in New York may be spared from the worst of Omicron.  The majority of children hospitalized in recent weeks with serious cases of COVID-19 at one major New York City pediatric center had underlying conditions or … Read more

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NYC social services provider blew city money on staff booze cruise, fast food: audit

NYC social services provider blew city money on staff booze cruise, fast food: audit

An embattled shelter and services provider that has been repeatedly lit up for failing to address the homeless situation at Penn Station blew city money on a booze cruise, fast food, and movie tickets for its staff, according to an audit. Bowery Residents’ Committee charged the city at least $2,653 for the $36,510 catered boat ride, along with … Read more

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Staten Island man cleared of in fatal Christmas Eve dispute

Staten Island man cleared of in fatal Christmas Eve dispute

A Staten Island grand jury dismissed the case against a man who killed an acquaintance who came to his apartment armed with a box cutter on Christmas Eve. Emmanuel “E.J.” Diaz, 32, was cleared Thursday of charges of murder, strangulation, criminal obstruction of breaking and assault in the death of Rafael Ramos, 36, according to … Read more

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GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin rips Gov. Hochul over COVID testing chaos

GOP Rep. Lee Zeldin rips Gov. Hochul over COVID testing chaos

Sign up for our special edition newsletter to get a daily update on the coronavirus pandemic. Long Island Congressman and Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin accused Gov. Kathy Hochul of mishandling the latest coronavirus outbreak — citing long lines, closings and chaos at over-run COVID-19 testing sites amid a record spike in new cases. “We … Read more

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NYC hospitalization rate for unvaccinated nearly 1 in 1,000

NYC hospitalization rate for unvaccinated nearly 1 in 1,000

Newly released data shows that nearly one in every 1,000 unvaccinated Big Apple residents is being hospitalized for COVID-19 — a rate so high it literally went off the chart! City Health Department statistics released Thursday showed that the weekly hospitalization rate for unvaccinated people was 97.46 per 100,000 during the week that ended Dec. … Read more

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Julissia Batties, Thai model mugging

Julissia Batties, Thai model mugging

The NYPD solves thousands of cases each year — but a handful of others prove difficult to crack, even with hours of investigative work and the help of media attention. This past year was no exception. Here’s a look back at some of the notable criminal cases of 2021 that remain unsolved: Julissia Batties Seven-year-old … Read more

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