Wall Street awash in profits despite COVID but bleeding jobs: DiNapoli

Wall Street awash in profits despite COVID but bleeding jobs: DiNapoli

Wall Street profits surged in the first half of 2021 thanks to record low interest rates — but the securities industry is bleeding jobs, which could spell doom for New York’s economy, according to an analysis released Thursday by the state comptroller. Wall Street recorded its strongest first half since 2009, generating a hefty $31 … Read more

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LI boy recovers from deadly lung condition, gets NYPD salute

LI boy recovers from deadly lung condition, gets NYPD salute

A 7-year-old Long Island boy miraculously recovered from a deadly lung condition and was released from a hospital after four years amid a spirited NYPD salute Thursday. Against all odds, little Anthony Rojas, who was named an honorary service member, left Saint Mary’s Hospital for Children in Bayside, Queens, to the sound of 100 clapping … Read more

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De Blasio, Stringer turn $8B in pension funds over to AOC, Green New Deal

De Blasio, Stringer turn $8B in pension funds over to AOC, Green New Deal

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal agenda is now governing the future of city pension funds, Mayor Bill de Blasio and city Comptroller Scott Stringer announced Thursday. Self-described socialist AOC was on hand at City Hall Thursday as the city politicians, each with less than three months left in office, pushed $8 billion in investments … Read more

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NYC workers fume over $500 offer to unvaccinated employees

NYC workers fume over $500 offer to unvaccinated employees

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s announcement Wednesday that all city workers will soon be required to get vaccinated or face being put on unpaid leave left some fuming about the “ridiculous” move. As a generous incentive, the city is prepared to spend up to $23 million, assuming every currently unvaccinated municipal employee receives a jab and in turn … Read more

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Bronx teen busted with loaded gun in school

Bronx teen busted with loaded gun in school

Another teen was busted with a gun inside a city high school Thursday after his mother called administrators to warn them that he had a weapon, sources told The Post. The concerned parent warned staffers at I.S. 98 in the Bronx that her 17-year-old son was in possession of a firearm, according to law enforcement … Read more

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NYPD cops fire taser into car before driver takes off

NYPD cops fire taser into car before driver takes off

New video shows the moment a cop fires a Taser into a car window in Brooklyn on Tuesday night — prompting the driver to peel out and somehow drive over the hood of the parked police vehicle to get away, according to police. The incident happened just after 7 p.m. when cops spotted the Hyundai … Read more

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Armed robber kicks elderly man to the ground in the Bronx

Armed crook kicks senior to the ground, robs him in the Bronx

An armed crook kicked an elderly man to the ground and wrestled away his wallet in the Bronx, disturbing new video shows.  The 85-year-old victim was trying to enter his home on Cannon Place in Van Cortlandt Village around 11:25 p.m. Tuesday when a car pulled up on the street and a man got out, approaching … Read more

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Photos inside Rikers Island expose hellish, deadly conditions

Photos inside Rikers Island expose hellish, deadly conditions

Dozens of men crammed together for days in temporary holding cells amid a pandemic. Filthy floors sullied with rotten food, maggots, urine, feces, and blood. Plastic sheets for blankets, cardboard boxes for beds and bags that substituted for toilets.  This is what the epicenter of the crisis on Rikers Island — which has a whopping, … Read more

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