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Graffiti Of Entire Subway Train Raises Questions About Security – CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s a cool sight to some, but a security concern for many: A subway car covered from end to end in graffiti. Is graffiti on the express train back into New York City, or is it a lapse in security? CBS2’s Marcia Kramer is demanding answers from the MTA. The 70s & 80s, now in living color on a subway platform near you. A true sign of decay, one that we worked so hard to eradicate decades ago. The taggers had plenty of time to cover this entire train, because they know there are no more ... Read more

Six Months In, Critics Say De Blasio’s Strategy To Help Homeless In Subways Isn’t Working

New York City Councilmembers are criticizing a controversial de Blasio administration program that gives New Yorkers living in the subway the choice between receiving a police summons and going to a homeless shelter or engaging with outreach providers. Last summer, the city introduced the so-called subway diversion program, aimed at the homeless who get summonses for violating transit rules, such as lying outstretched across multiple train seats. City officials said the initiative would keep people out of the criminal justice system while moving them off the subways and into housing. But since then they haven’t been able to point to ... Read more

On the Reefs of Greed, Managed Care – CDPAP Watch

Governor Cuomo’s 2020 State of the State poster showing “reefs of greed” endangering a ship at sea. In his 2020 State of the State Address, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo used several quotes to brag about his accomplishments, including a verse from Leonard Cohen’s song “Democracy”, “Sail on, sail on, mighty ship of State to the shores of need, past the reefs of greed through the squalls of hate.” He even created a self portrait and depicted New York as a ship sailing past stormy seas on a path to greatness (see above right). Unfortunately New York’s most vulnerable are the ... Read more

Yonkers Firefighter Reunites With Baby Girl He Helped Deliver On His First Day – CBS New York

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The first day on the job delivered quite an experience for a Yonkers firefighter whose first call was for a woman in labor. On Wednesday, the mother and her baby reunited with the man who helped bring the little girl into the world. Obadianah Boakye-Aboagye reunited with Yonkers firefighter Michael Iacovello, who helped deliver her fourth baby girl on his first day on the job. (Credit: CBS2) Michael Iacovello helped deliver the baby just six days ago. The two share a special bond — her first day in the world came on his first day as ... Read more

Book Culture Owner Says UWS Location Will Not Reopen

At the start of the new year, city marshals seized control of the Book Culture location on the Upper West Side for unpaid rent totaling more than $100,000. It later emerged that landlord Tim Quinlan had lost faith in the majority owner of the store, Chris Doeblin; Quinlan promised to keep the space a bookstore, just without Doeblin in charge. If the storefront does remain home to a bookstore, however, it will likely not be called Book Culture—on Tuesday, Doeblin wrote patrons to inform them that negotiations had fallen apart, and the store would be permanently closing. “The Columbus Ave ... Read more

a 50-year-old man hit my daughter in 2016 so I Told Geico to “pull the data from his truck’s Event…

TimboGolden Oct 5, 2016 U.S. Department of Justice, Fact: one of my daughters was hit by(e bye) a 50 year old manwho was driving a 2016 Suburban weighing 6,000 lbs.Fact: my daughter said, “dad! he was speeding”Fact: my daughter said, “dad! he was driving recklessly”Fact: my daughter said, “dad! he didn’t signal when he changed lanes”Fact: my daughter said, “dad! he hit the back of the car so hardthe car spun around”Fact: my daughter said, “dad! his truck’s airbag went off”p.s.U.S. Department of Justice,Q: do y’all [government + insurance companies] really want to know“what happened?”Fact: if y’all really want to ... Read more

Some Goshen Residents Upset About Proposal To Change Street Name To ‘Legoland Boulevard’ – CBS New York

GOSHEN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The world’s largest Legoland is coming to Orange County this summer, but not everyone is happy about some of the changes it will bring. With its 50 rollicking rides and attractions, the $450 million Legoland New York Resort is set to open in July on a 150-acre site in Goshen, 60 miles north of New York City — to varying degrees of enthusiasm. “There’s tons of jobs that are gonna come to the area,” one woman told CBSN New York’s Scott Rapoport. “It’s gonna pollute the area more, the air pollution. Many more cars,” one man ... Read more

New York Will Finally Legalize E-Bikes And E-Scooters

After vetoing a bill that would legalize e-bikes and e-scooters late last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that he will legalize them this year if his budget is passed unscathed. Cuomo made the announcement on Tuesday during his annual budget address. “Let’s also in this budget ban single-use Styrofoam. Let’s expand e-bikes and e-scooters. And let’s make the fracking ban permanent once and for all,” Cuomo said, outlining a $33 billion push to fight climate change that stems from last year’s passage of a major climate bill. The language is very similar to the bill the governor vetoed, sponsored by ... Read more

State To Look Into Health Of Entire Community Following Closure Of Northport Middle School – CBS New York

NORTHPORT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Parents are praying for no confusion or chaos Thursday morning when a suburban school closes for the rest of the year. Prompted by the discovery of chemicals outside their school, hundreds of students and their teachers are being moved to new buildings, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Wednesday. Northport Middle School will close and all 660 students will be bused elsewhere. “There is a huge element of relief, but I think for a lot of us, there’s not a lot of winners here,” Parent Bill Blaney said. Blaney said the school district was at the center of ... Read more

Tulsi Gabbard Sues Hillary Clinton For Defamation Over ‘Russian Asset’ Remarks

The long-shot presidential candidate and Hawaii Representative Tulsi Gabbard is suing Hillary Clinton for defamation months after Clinton said in a podcast interview that an unspecified 2020 Democratic presidential candidate is a “Russian asset.” Gabbard is seeking at least $50 million in damages. The lawsuit, filed in New York, claims Gabbard “put the country before herself” and risked the “end of her own political career” by endorsing Senator Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary—an endorsement that Clinton hadn’t forgotten when she made the allegedly defamatory statements in October, the suit says. More than three years after Gabbard endorsed ... Read more