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New York City’s Minimum Wage Increase Is Crushing Small Businesses

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New York City hiked its minimum wage for the third time in three years on Jan. 1 and small business owners are struggling to adapt to the steadily increasing labor costs. New York City’s minimum wage rose to $15 an hour for all employers with more than 10 employees at the start of 2019. Small businesses have set about adapting ...

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New York Rings In New Year By Offering Gender Neutral Birth Certificates

New York residents may now change their birth certificates to reflect a neutral gender identity after an October bill became effective on the first day of the new year. The New York City Council first passed the bill in September allowing any adult living in the city to change his or her gender to “X” on their birth certificate. The ...

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Find Out The Origins Of The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

The iconic New Year’s Eve ball drop in New York City’s Times Square first occurred on Dec. 31, 1907 — 111 years ago. The first New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, however, started in 1904 at the then-new headquarters of The New York Times in Times Tower, according to Times Square’s website. It was just without dropping the ball. ...

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De Blasio Has A Plan To Diversify Elite Schools In NYC. Parents Are Suing

Asian American parents and civil rights groups filed a lawsuit to stop a Bill de Blasio supported diversity plan for New York City high schools. The plan aims to give 20 percent of seats to students who miss the cut-off scores to get into elite schools. Opponents of the plan say it disproportionately hurts Asian American students. Asian American parents ...

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New York Police Face Flak For Ripping Child Out Of Mother’s Arms At Welfare Office. Here’s Why They Did It |

Outcries have grown louder after a video of New York police officers subduing a mother and wrestling her child away went viral Monday. The video portrays roughly three New York City Police Department (NYPD) officers struggling to pull a child from a woman’s arm at a social services facility, ABC News reported Monday. The woman, Jazmine Headley, 23, can be heard screaming, “You’re ...

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Report: Hundreds Of Scores Changed In Possible Grade Inflation Scandal In New York

A New York school board announced Tuesday that more than 200 scores were changed for students by high school administrators. An investigation conducted by private firm T&M Protection Resources found New Rochelle High School’s (NRHS) House Principal Shadia Alvarez and former Principal Reginald Richardson tampered with students’ grades, according to the report. The school used Apex Learning, a for-profit online ...

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Police Investigate Four Alleged Anti-Semitic Assaults In NYC In Less Than A Week As Hanukkah Begins

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Police are investigating four reported attacks on Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn that occurred in less than a week, stirring anxiety among Brooklyn’s Jews as Hanukkah begins. Police said the first of the weekend’s reported attacks happened Friday evening at approximately 6:40 p.m. when an unidentified man punched an Orthodox Jewish man in the back of the head, yelled “Blah,” and ran ...

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NYC Council Passes ‘Abolish ICE’ Resolution after ICE removes 16 sexual offender criminal aliens from the city

The New York City Council passed a resolution Wednesday demanding the federal government abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) just one day after the agency arrested 16 sexual predators, who were also aliens, in the city. The resolution, which passed in a voice vote, says, “ICE, under the direction of President [Donald] Trump, has demonstrated an inability to fulfil ...

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MS-13 Gang Members Charged in Attack that Left New York Teen Paralyzed

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Four alleged members of an international criminal gang were charged with the attempted murder of a 16-year-old teen which left the victim paralyzed, according to a statement by the U.S. Attorneys Office for the Eastern District of New York on Friday Melvi Amador-Rios, Santos Amador-Rios, Yan Carlos Ramirez and Antonio Salvador, all members of MS-13, a savage El Salvadoran gang, were charged ...

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ICE arrests 65 illegal aliens in New York City and Long Island

Despite efforts by New York City officials to shield illegal aliens from capture, officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement‘s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested 65 during a 5-day period, ending July 20 in New York City, and on Long Island. During the operation, ICE’s ERO arrested 65 individuals for violating U.S. immigration laws. 64 of those arrested had been previously ...

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Judge Tosses Out New York City’s Climate Change Lawsuit

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  by Michael Bastasch A federal judge tossed out a lawsuit brought against five major oil companies by New York City that demanded compensation for the alleged damages from man-made global warming. “The Court recognizes that the City, and many other governmental entities around the United States and in other nations, will be forced to grapple with the harmful impacts of ...

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New York City’s failure to honor immigration detainers leads to hundreds of dangerous criminals released

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) in New York conducted a three-month review of detainers lodged with the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and New York Department of Corrections (NYDOC) to determine the type of criminal aliens who have been released from custody without ICE being notified.  Detainers are ICE’s request to a local ...

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Strong Demand Pushes Up New York City Rents Ahead of Peak Rental Season

Ahead of peak rental season, apartment shoppers can expect to see slightly higher rent prices than last year, particularly in areas with lower-priced homes, according to StreetEasy’s April 2018 Market Reportsi. However, those searching for rentals at higher price points and in areas of the city with large quantities of new development are likely to have greater negotiating power. In Manhattan, rents increased in ...

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