Category: New York

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ShakingNews is here for you, to explain Cuomo's congestion pricing proposal, some New York backlash to Charlottesville and more about what's going on in New York politics. We want to hear from you! Just hit reply to this email so that we can talk to you about ShakingNews, the news you read, and how we should…

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Fort Hamilton
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Should a Brooklyn Street Honor Robert E. Lee?

Two streets at South Brooklyn's Fort Hamilton army base honor Confederate generals: General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive. And despite protests, the Army is keeping them. After New Orleans removed Confederate memorials, Brooklyn's Democratic Members of Congress called on the Army to do the same. Last week, just days before neo-Nazis and white supremacists marched in Charlottesville,…

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Jared Kushner
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You’ll Never Guess Which Presidential Son-in-Law Violated the Law

Okay, actually you will. (Donald Trump only has one married daughter, after all). The Housing Rights Initiative is suing Kushner Companies (of which Jared was CEO until he left for Washington) for flagrantly violating New York rent regulation laws. The suit, on behalf of nine tenants, claims that a Brooklyn Heights building, 89 Hicks Street, should…

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The NYPD won't be able to arrest people for certain old warrants.
New YorkNew York CityQuick Hits

It’s Been Long Enough

Prosecutors from every borough except Staten Island dismissed 645,000 old warrants. The warrants, all more than ten years old, were for non-violent infractions and had been issued to people who have not since had any criminal justice issues. Many of the people subject to those warrants weren't even aware of them. They'd only find out about the…

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