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New York’s well-heeled philanthropic groups are doling out big bucks to resist President Trump’s immigration policies and defend targeted social welfare and environmental programs. The Brooklyn Community Foundation created a $1 million Immigrant Rights Fund to support “civil resistance” efforts to battle Trump’s executive order banning travelers from seven Muslim majority countries and to aid...
Author: Carl Campanile
Posted: February 20, 2017, 12:31 am
Move over, hipsters — there’s a ruffer contingent in town. Coqui zips around Manhattan on a skateboard. He favors Converse-like sneakers, mirrored aviator sunglasses and a baseball cap. Pals have given him the nickname “Shaggy” for his perfectly messy blond do, which falls into his face with a certain boy-band insouciance. Coqui is 11. And...
Author: Lauren Steussy
Posted: February 19, 2017, 10:10 pm
Where’s Gilligan when you need him? A comedy of errors on a Long Island waterway resulted in one boat dangerously circling a yacht, the fleeing yacht running over a clamboat, and a couple on the clamboat ending up in the drink, a lawsuit says. Roger Healy and Jessica Lee Young had to leap into the...
Author: Kathianne Boniello
Posted: February 19, 2017, 9:57 pm
The niece of a state assemblywoman has been busted for embezzling at least $25,000 from the Brooklyn pharmacy where she worked, police said Saturday. Jesenia Peralta’s aunt, Democrat Maritza Davila, represents the Bushwick neighborhood where the alleged crime took place. Peralta, 27, stole the money last summer from the Kraupner Pharmacy, police said. She was...
Author: Tom Wilson
Posted: February 19, 2017, 9:49 pm
The co-creator of the High Line, who claimed he had shafted the residents of Chelsea with his world-renowned park has in fact divided the neighborhood — with wealthy apartment dwellers moaning about the crowds but residents of the Chelsea-Elliot housing project loving the high life. Last week, Robert Hammond told the CityLab site he had...
Author: Doree Lewak, Abigail Gepner
Posted: February 19, 2017, 9:41 pm
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Sunday urged President Trump to help with the enormous costs to protect his family in New York by adding funds to the federal budget to reimburse the city. “It’s a national responsibility of the federal government to protect the president. Right now the New York City taxpayers are paying...
Author: Mark Moore, C.J. Sullivan
Posted: February 19, 2017, 9:35 pm
An accused white-collar criminal pleaded guilty to grand larceny and money-laundering charges just to escape the brutal violence at Rikers Island that left him blind in one eye, according to a lawsuit. Altura St. Michael Ewers, 46, was accused of helping a Manhattan equity fund manager friend bilk investors, including Kentucky’s state pension fund, out...
Author: Kathianne Boniello
Posted: February 19, 2017, 9:23 pm
Don’t drink on your stoop in East Harlem or it’ll cost you $25. Police in Manhattan’s 25th Precinct blitzed 2,399 people with tickets for quaffing booze from open containers last year, the highest alcohol enforcement rate in the city at 5,363 tickets per 100,000 residents, a Post analysis of NYPD records and census data shows....
Author: Aaron Short
Posted: February 19, 2017, 9:01 pm
A missing Westchester woman last seen in Manhattan was found when a Good Samaritan recognized her at LaGuardia Airport and called police, officials said. Veronica Hallock, 24, had been missing since Tuesday when she took a Metro North train into the city without telling her family, who reported her missing. She was last seen in...
Author: Shawn Cohen, Daniel Prendergast
Posted: February 19, 2017, 8:46 pm
The beleaguered Administration for Children’s Services has failed to deliver its annual report by the city’s deadline, an oversight mandate created by Bill de Blasio when he was a city councilman. The ACS-reporting law was designed to provide detailed information of the agency’s work to both to the public and to the City Council. The...
Author: Melissa Klein
Posted: February 19, 2017, 8:31 pm

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