De Blasio’s NYC is loaded with cars — despite ‘green’ claims

The city’s fleet of vehicles is at another record high — even as Mayor Bill de Blasio boasts of how his administration is leading the nation in cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Records show that the fleet, which includes everything from passenger cars to garbage trucks to police cars, has grown to 31,159. That’s an increase of 5,304, or 21 percent, […]

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Politician behind Amazon death blow may struggle to get statewide gig

State Sen. Mike Gianaris’ key role in killing the $3 billion Amazon deal probably won’t hurt his re-election chances next year — but he might have a hard time running for statewide office, insiders say. Gianaris is so popular in his Queens district that he was re-elected last year without a primary or general election opponent. But higher office might […]

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This is the man who delivered the death blow to Amazon deal

The watershed moment that led Amazon to reconsider coming to Queens came on Feb. 4 — when a fierce political foe was appointed to a state board with the power to thwart the project, said sources involved in the discussions. That was the day state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins nominated Sen. Michael Gianaris as her appointee to the obscure […]

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Norman Seabrook gets nearly five years in prison for taking bribes

Disgraced city labor leader Norman Seabrook was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Friday for funneling $20 million in union funds into a bad investment in exchange for bribes. Disgraced city labor leader Norman Seabrook was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Friday for funneling $20 million in union’s funds into a bad investment in exchange for bribes. […]

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Online ad blasts de Blasio’s Mott Haven jail plan

South Bronx civic groups are launching an online ad accusing Mayor Bill de Blasio of being a hypocrite for trying to impose a new jail on a minority neighborhood that doesn’t want it. The 47-second ad alleges both Hizzoner and Councilwoman Diana Ayala (D-Bronx) are “celling out” the residents of Mott Haven as part of City Hall’s larger effort to […]

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With El Chapo’s fate in balance, his kin keep the faith back home

With the trial of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán generating headlines in the US, Phoebe Eaton flew to Culiácan, the capital of Mexico’s Sinaloa state and — in the words of Guzman’s arresting DEA agent — “the lions’ den of the most powerful cartel in the world.” Looking for his family and for answers, she found them, making the trek into […]

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