Category Archives: — In the News

Sheldon Silver is looking at seven years in the slammer, at least

July 3, 2015- The Post reports, “The seven-year prison sentence imposed on crooked ex-state

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Whole Foods has been overcharging you

Update July 2, 2015- In the wake of the bad press, the two CEO’s of Whole Foods are now admitting that they

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Taxi owners campaign donations buy them City Hall opposition to Uber

July 2, 2015- Bloomberg reports, “So many New Yorkers are signing up with Uber Technology Inc.

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Illegal ticket vendors attack one another

July 2, 2015- DNAinfo reports that illegal ticket vendors who sell tickets to the Statue of

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The masses are waking up and realizing that their buildings are rent stabilized

June 24, 2015- The WSJ reports today that people in FiDi are waking up and realizing that

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Food reviews for Gov. Chrystie’s 1 WTC observatory are turrible

June 30, 2015- Recall, Governor Chrystie, who controls the Port Authority which runs the annex

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Your building is likely rent-stabilized

June 17, 2015- By Steven E. Greer DNAinfo has a story today about the 421g law making FiDi luxury “condos” rent-stabilized

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CB1 passes resolution banning tourist helicopters from Seaport

The StoptheChop people (a website we helped create) sent this out: Dear friends and members,

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New head of EDC appointed

June 30, 2015- Mayor De Blasio appointed the new head of the EDC to replace Kyle Kimble.

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Cuomo secretly worked with Republican senate to kill bill raising minimum wage

June 29, 2015- The Post reports, “Despite public claims to the contrary, Gov. Cuomo worked

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City Council proposes police reform laws

June 29, 2015- The Post reports, “Rank-and-file cops are fuming over several “police reform”

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Broadsheet helps promote disgraced Sheldon Silver

June 29, 2015- The Broadsheet (BS) staff have long been working with Sheldon Silver. After

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NYPD reports no gun-related crime Downtown since 2013

June 27, 2015- DNAinfo reports, “While the number of shooting victims have gone up

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NY Supreme Court rules that yelling obscenities at police is not illegal

June 27, 2015- In 2011, Richard Gonzalez yelled obscenities at NYPD in a subway station. They

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Those abandoned bikes

June 25, 2015- BatteryPark.TV was the first source to detail the mysterious problem of

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Welfare to real estate billionaires, the 421-a law, extended for four years

Update June 24, 2015- As a compromise, the 421-a law was extended for four years. The tax-breaks to the fat

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NY AG will now handle cases of deaths caused by police

June 24, 2015- The Post reports, “Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will investigate deaths

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Broadsheet omits key fact from story on changes to park rules

June 23, 2015- By Steven E. Greer The local advertising flier called the Broadsheet (BS) misled the community, once again, with

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WTC BASE jumpers (arrested because of our reporting) let off the hook

Update June 22, 2015- In the Fall of 2013, several men broke into the WTC construction

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NY AG charges slumlord for pushing out rent-regulated tenants

June 17, 2015- Observer reports, “Daniel Melamed, a Long Island resident who owns several buildings in Brooklyn,

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