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Razzle Dazzle

The past year presented A Tale of Two Cities that was not what Bill de Blasio had in mind when he ran for Mayor on that slogan eight years earlier. In one of those cities, Mr. de Blasio and the …

Queens Rules: A Ball Of Confusion Amid Tumult

It was a year dominated by two spoiled sons of Queens and a Brooklyn native whose life was transformed, he said, by a beating he absorbed in a police station-house in Jamaica that left him …

An 11-Year Contract Itch For S.I. Ferry Captains

On Aug. 6, the Staff Sgt. Michael Ollis Craft Vessel departed the Eastern Shipbuilding Group's Port St. Joe, Fla. facility bound for New York, the first of three larger ferry boats that were …

There's No Sanity Clause For NY's Key Leaders

In 2012, the year after Congressman Anthony Weiner inadvertently turned a photo of his crotch clad only in underpants that he intended for a few select constituents into a mass mailing that forced …

Nurses Overwhelmed And Undersupported at 'Sinai'

There was a time, a New York State Nurses Association official said, when the old Roosevelt Hospital—now Mount Sinai West—"was renowned as a birthing center." But when Kiera Downes-Vogel, a …

New York Weak: Cuomo Trips Over Entitlement

Some people who have worked with Andrew Cuomo over the years say the mix of overbearing come-ons to women and greed-driven corruption that have left his career in flames resulted from the departure …

Hoping for Breakthrough In Taking on a Behemoth

Amazon, Stuart Appelbaum notes, according to the New York Times has a 150-percent annual turnover rate, which while not the ideal way to run a business does a good job of stymieing union-organizing …

Peter Principle, Part 2? Mayor: Forget the Past

Late last month, Mayor de Blasio filed paperwork to create a committee called New Yorkers for a Fair Future under which he could raise funds for a campaign for Governor. By Election Day, there was …

For Cops, Resistance Is Just a Jab at de Blasio

"There's nothing more American than saying, 'I won't do it,' " Mike the Cop said Oct. 30 in explaining why so many of his colleagues resisted getting the coronavirus vaccine even after Mayor de …

He's Weak-Knees Willie But Right on Mandate

Let us first stipulate to the Court of Public Opinion that Mayor de Blasio does not radiate moral authority, even when he's right on an issue like his vaccine mandate. He proved that again Oct. …

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