Politics

City Council advances East New York affordable housing plan

The City Council struck a deal Thursday to advance a zoning proposal for Brooklyn’s East New York, the first neighborhood targeted under Mayor de Blasio’s ambitious affordable housing plan. The plan to build thousands of new apartments in the neighborhood passed the land use committee by a vote of 18-1. NYC BUSINESS COULD LOSE LICENCES FOR UNPAID FINES The rents ...

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State helicopter delivered forgotten wallet to Alabama gov.

Albert Cesare/AP Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley is also under fire for an inappropriate relationship with a staffer. MONTGOMERY, Ala. — The head of the Alabama law enforcement agency confirmed Wednesday that a state aircraft was used in 2014 to deliver Gov. Robert Bentley’s forgotten wallet to him at the beach but said that Bentley did not request the air delivery ...

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FLOTUS asks herself: ‘How do I want to impact the world?’

James White/Seventeen First Lady Michelle Obama and winners of the Seventeen Better Make Room essay on the May cover of Seventeen. Ignore the doubters and aim high, First Lady Michelle Obama counsels teenage girls. “When it was time for me to apply to colleges there were some counselors who said, ‘Maybe, with Princeton, you’re reaching a little high,’ ” she ...

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Six ex-‘Apprentice’ stars to disavow Donald Trump

Who’s the boss now? Six of Donald Trump’s ex-“Apprentice” hopefuls want him fired. Former stars of the NBC reality show synonymous with the blabbering billionaire’s brand plan to disavow The Donald in a New York press conference Friday for his campaign of “sexism, xenophobia, racism, violence and hate,” they said in a statement obtained by the Daily News. “Based on ...

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Sanders argues against Clinton at Al Sharpton's conference

Bernie Sanders likes and respects his rival Hillary Clinton, he just thinks she isn’t up to being President of the United States. The senator from Vermont, in a rousing speech at the National Action Network conference in Midtown on Thursday, said that he considers her a pal. “She’s an extremely intelligent woman with a wonderful résumé, a whole lot of ...

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Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski cleared of battery

Donald Trump’s campaign manager beat the rap. Prosecutors in Palm Beach officially announced Thursday they were dropping a battery charge against Corey Lewandowski for an alleged assault on a female reporter. While “there is no reasonable doubt that Mr. Lewandowski pulled (Michelle) Fields arm back as she was attempting to interview Mr. Trump,” there was “a reasonable hypothesis of innocence” ...

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San Francisco woman, 99, granted hold on her eviction

A 99-year-old San Francisco woman threatened with eviction from her longtime home can stay in her apartment for now under a Tuesday ruling. Retired nurse Iris Canada has lived in the Lower Haight area at 670 Page St. since the 1940s, and the property’s owners promised her six years ago she could live there the rest of her life for ...

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Obama to speak at Rutgers' 250th anniversary commencement

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images The President plans to speak at Rutgers University’s 250th anniversary commencement at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway May 15, the White House announced Thursday. Obama is coming to New Jersey. The President plans to speak at Rutgers University’s 250th anniversary commencement at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway May 15, the White House announced Thursday. “Rutgers ...

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De Blasio won't spare a buck for NYPD: PBA's Patrick Lynch

Mayor de Blasio is devoted to ending income equality — but he can’t spare a dollar for the men and women in blue who put their life on line for the city, the head of the NYPD’s largest police union told commuters Thursday. As he handed out fliers at the Times Square station asking for the public’s support in his ...

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Republicans care more than Democrats about toilet paper

Far more Republicans than Democrats care about toilet paper and the quality of their sheets. Air BnB Air BnB logo New Yorkers would rather host Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump in their home, Republicans care far more about toilet paper than Democrats, and pretty much no one wants to sit around and talk policy with a bunch of politicians. These ...

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