Lead-footed NYC councilman slows down — in paying his ticket

Lead-footed NYC councilman slows down — in paying his ticket

City Councilman Brad Lander vowed to “slow down” after The Post exposed his habit of speeding in school zones — and he did just that when it came to paying his latest ticket, city records show. The Brooklyn Democrat, who’s running for city comptroller, became a scofflaw on April 24, after failing to fork over … Read more

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Man stabbed, robbed of e-bike in Tompkins Square Park

Man stabbed, robbed of e-bike in Tompkins Square Park

A man was stabbed and robbed of his e-bike in Tompkins Square Park Thursday afternoon, police said. The violent encounter occurred just after 4:30 p.m. in the East Village park, according to police. The attacker took off on the bike and headed eastbound on East 7th Street, sources said. The victim was taken to an … Read more

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Feds green light four new Bronx Metro-North stations

Feds green light four new Bronx Metro-North stations

The feds have given the green light for the MTA’s plan to build four new Penn Station-bound Metro-North rail stations in the Bronx, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. The project, known as “Penn Station Access,” will be completed by 2025, Cuomo said during a press conference with Bronx pols. The federal thumbs up means officials … Read more

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Video released of suspect in Times Square subway slashing

Video released of suspect in Times Square subway slashing

Cops released surveillance footage early Thursday of the suspect who allegedly slashed a 35-year-old man in the Times Square subway station. The 35-year-old victim was sitting on a bench at the southbound 1, 2 and 3 train platform around 8:50 a.m. when a man, joined by a woman, approached and started speaking to him, police … Read more

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New poll shows Eric Adams leading Andrew Yang in mayoral pack

New poll shows Eric Adams leading Andrew Yang in mayoral pack

A new survey shows Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams once again emerging as the favorite of likely Democratic voters for the June 22 primary, followed closely by entrepreneur Andrew Yang ahead of the race’s first televised debate Thursday night. Adams was the favorite among 19 percent of respondents, while Yang was at 16 percent with … Read more

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Accused COVID relief fraudster belongs to extremist group, feds say

Accused COVID relief fraudster belongs to extremist group, feds say

A man who allegedly worked with two cohorts in an attempt bilk the US government out of $14 million in COVID-19 relief funds is a self-described “Moorish sovereign citizen” who doesn’t recognize the authority of the US government, federal prosecutors wrote in court papers Thursday. The suspect, Amos Mundendi, was charged in April in Manhattan … Read more

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Critics rip Cuomo for ‘harassment is not making someone uncomfortable’ claim

Critics rip Cuomo for 'harassment is not making someone uncomfortable' claim

Gov. Andrew Cuomo insisted Thursday that “harassment is not making someone feel uncomfortable” — a claim that critics quickly blasted as laughably wrong and “truly alarming.” During a news conference in the Bronx, Cuomo — who’s facing multiple sexual harassment investigations — sparred with a reporter who confronted him over the February statement in which … Read more

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Teachers union chief cites Stuyvesant HS in ripping standardized testing

Teachers union chief cites Stuyvesant HS in ripping standardized testing

American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten critiqued standardize testing Thursday — and specifically cited the racial makeup of heavily Asian Stuyvesant High School as an example of what’s wrong with the system. “If you need proof of the limitations of standardized tests, consider that of the 750 students admitted to New York Citys acclaimed … Read more

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Councilman’s aide who said he was tormented settles for $850K

Councilman's aide who said he was tormented settles for $850K

A former aide to ex-City Councilman Vincent Gentile — who sued the city alleging coworkers left decapitated teddy bears on his desk and tormented him over his autism — settled his lawsuit for $850,000, according to records and officials. Michael Bistreich’s $10 million lawsuit against the former Brooklyn lawmaker and the City of New York … Read more

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