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District 51

Joseph C. Borelli

Todt Hill-Emerson Hill-Lighthouse Hill-Manor Heights, New Springville-Willowbrook-Bulls Head-Travis, Freshkills Park (North), Oakwood-Richmondtown, Great Kills-Eltingville, Arden Heights-Rossville, Annadale-Huguenot-Prince's Bay-Woodrow, Tottenville-Charleston, Freshkills Park (South), Great Kills Park

Published May 2, 2024, 9:12 a.m. ET

By Emily Crane

Columbia University and other private colleges should cough up and help foot the bill for the NYPD having to swarm the Ivy League campus and crack down on pro-terror protests, Mayor Eric Adams said Thursday.

Hizzoner addressed the cost to Big Apple taxpayers after cops were finally called in to help oust a destructive mob that had illegally taken over Columbia’s Hamilton Hall academic building late Tuesday and to clear out an encampment on the school’s iconic lawn.

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Published April 29, 2024, 5:55 p.m. ET

By Craig McCarthy

City lawmakers called on the mayor and FDNY officials to help the family of an ex-firefighter who died after he was fired to cover costs for the migrant crisis.

Derek Floyd died of a heart attack earlier this month and his family was left with next to nothing after the 36-year-old was canned late last year as part of the administration’s cost-cutting measure to pay for the nearly $10 billion use to house and feed the tens of thousands of asylum seekers in NYC, The Post revealed.

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Published April 11, 2024, 7:35 p.m. ET

By Haley Brown

FDNY Emergency Medical Services workers will have access to body armor and special training as part of legislation passed Thursday by the City Council to address an increase in attacks on first responders.

The pair of bills, authored by Minority Leader Joseph Borelli, would require the FDNY to provide EMTs and paramedics with bullet- and stab-proof armored vests along with self-defense and de-escalation training.

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Published March 20, 2024, 12:30 p.m. ET

By Craig McCarthy, Emily Crane, and Carl Campanile

New York City Comptroller Brad Lander has drawn outrage for claiming that giving each of the tens of thousands of migrants pouring into the Big Apple free legal representation could net billions in economic benefits for New York state.

Lander’s office said in a report that coughing up individual lawyers to rep migrants could prevent roughly 53,000 asylum seekers from being deported across the Empire State — resulting in an estimated net benefit of $8.4 billion for local, state and federal governments.

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Published March 12, 2024, 7:16 p.m. ET

By Joe Borelli

MTA Chairman Janno Lieber is determined to see congestion pricing through. Stephen Yang

John Samuelsen, president of the 155,000-member Transit Workers of America, is blasting the latest version of congestion pricing for failing to improve express bus service to the outer-boroughs.

He’s right.

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Published Feb. 28, 2024, 5:37 p.m. ET

By Aneeta Bhole

The Democrat-controlled New York City Council has been blasted as “out of touch” by local Republicans for swatting down Mayor Eric Adams’ call to change the Big Apple’s sanctuary policy in order to more easily deport migrants accused of crimes.

Council Speaker Adrienne Adams on Wednesday called Hizzoner’s suggestion “harmful” and said lawmakers were not planning on making any modifications to the law.

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Published Feb. 14, 2024, 5:33 p.m. ET

By Joe Borelli

Congestion pricing cameras set up in Manhattan. Christopher Sadowski

Turn on the news, and you are bound to hear any one of a number of congestion pricing’s most sycophantic promoters telling us we must look to our sister city across the pond to see the fruits of its implementation.

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Published Feb. 4, 2024, 8:10 p.m. ET

By Carl Campanile

Eighteen elected officials have joined a federal lawsuit by the teachers union aimed at blocking the controversial new $15 congestion pricing toll to enter Midtown Manhattan.

More than half the plaintiffs are Democrats whose fellow party members approved the law greenlighting congestion pricing in 2019.

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Published Feb. 3, 2024, 9:49 a.m. ET

By Rich Calder and Matthew Sedacca

Manhattan DA Alvin was blasted for trying to throw the book at two New Yorkers who bought fake COVID-19 vaccine cards. REUTERS

A judge blasted Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for trying to throw the book at two New Yorkers who bought fake COVID-19 vaccine cards — despite routinely going easy on others charged with far more serious crimes. 

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By Haley Brown and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon Published Jan. 28, 2024 Updated Jan. 28, 2024, 4:10 p.m. ET

Mayor Eric Adams took a crew of City Council members on police patrol over the weekend in his much-publicized bid to kill a controversial cop bill.

At least eight Big Apple lawmakers donned bullet-proof vests for a Saturday night ride-along with cops in Harlem and the Bronx — with Adams hoping to sway at least two council members to flip their votes and squash the proposed “How Many Stops” 

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