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REPORT: De Blasio Selling ‘Air Rights’ to NYC Housing Developments to Political Donors, Supporters

posted by Hannity Staff - 11.11.19

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio found himself the center of another development scandal in the Big Apple this week; with critics blasting the far-left leader for allegedly selling “air rights” to city housing buildings to political donors.

“It may not be a bridge, but the city has something to sell you in Brooklyn — and donors to Mayor de Blasio are first in line to benefit,” reports the New York Daily News. “In what appears to be a textbook ‘pay-to-play’ move, the city is selling NYCHA development rights to builders who gave de Blasio’s campaigns nearly $20,000.”

“Air rights at the Ingersoll Houses near Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn are being sold for $25 million to Maddd Equities, whose chief Jorge Madruga gave $10,000 to Hizzoner’s scandal-plagued Campaign for One New York, plus another $5,850 for his mayoral runs, according to filings. Joy Construction, whose employees gave de Blasio’s mayoral campaigns $3,700, is co-developer on the deal,” adds the newspaper.

“It absolutely looks terrible,” Susan Lerner, executive director of good government group Common Cause, said. “It definitely violates the spirit if not the letter of our campaign finance law and it removes public assets from public control without public input.”

Read the full report here.

Source: New York Daily News

COMRADE BILL: De Blasio Screams CASTRO'S COMMUNIST Chant in MIAMI, Quietly Apologizes to Exiled Cubans

posted by Hannity Staff - 6.28.19

Big Apple Mayor Bill de Blasio raised eyebrows across Miami’s Cuban population Thursday night; screaming a chant made famous by Che Guevara and Fidel Castro during the communist revolution.

“New York City mayor and presidential candidate Bill de Blasio shouted a Spanish slogan associated with Cuba’s Communist revolution at a rally Thursday, drawing criticism in a city heavily influenced by exiles who fled Fidel Castro’s rule,” reports the Associated Press.

“Hasta la Victoria, siempre!” yelled de Blasio after the Democratic debate; a slogan which translates to ‘Until Victory, Always!’

“This is completely unacceptable! How can anyone wanting to be the leader of the free world quote a murderous guerrilla – in Miami no less!” said a Florida state senator. “A community filled with his victims! #DeleteYourCampaign.”

“In case there was any doubt about the Democrats running for President embracing socialism, @BilldeBlasio is in Miami quoting…Che Guevara,” added Florida Senator Rick Scott.

De Blasio quietly apologized a short time later, saying he “did not know the phrase I used in Miami today was associated with Che Guevara & I did not mean to offend anyone who heard it that way.”

“I certainly apologize for not understanding that history. I only meant it as a literal message to the striking airport workers that I believed they would be victorious in their strike,” he added.

An NYPD police union unloaded on NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio following Wednesday night’s first Democratic debate; saying the Big Apple Boss was “directly” responsible for the “demonization of cops” across the five boroughs.

“History repeats itself. @BilldeBlasio said he wants to bring cops and community together. Ask any cop on the street what impact his divisive rhetoric has had #DemDebate https://twitter.com/billdeblasio/status/1144068770249531392 …,” posted the official Twitter account of the New York City Police Benevolent Association.

“We’re working hard to get guns off the street @BilldeBlasio. You must have been too busy to go to the last Compsat meeting because SHOOTINGS ARE UP 9.7%. ‘Safest Big City’ in the country doesn’t feel that way to many especially in Brooklyn,” added the PBA.

“The hostile and dangerous environment we now face on the street is a direct result of demonization of cops by de Blasio and other elected officials,” concluded the statement.

De Blasio unveiled new NYPD guidelines last week that made it more difficult for police officers to arrest NYC students who commit “low-level crimes.”

“Police will stop arresting or summonsing Big Apple students ‘whenever possible’ for a host of crimes — such as boozing, smoking pot and vandalism — in city schools, as part of a sweeping change to NYPD policy set to be announced Thursday, according to a report,” reports the New York Post.

“Rowdy pupils will also skate on spitting, harassment, trespassing and other ‘low-level offenses’ as long as school administrators can ‘safely’ handle the incidents,” adds the newspaper.

“The welfare of these students should be the city’s top priority,” said Maria Henderson, a spokeswoman for City Council Education Committee Chair Mark Treyger. “We should be focused on supporting them and not punitive disciplinary measures.”

DE BLASIO ROCKED: Firefighters, EMS Unions TRASH De Blasio over Pay Inequality Throughout NYC

posted by Hannity Staff - 7.10.19

Unions representing Big Apple firefighters and Emergency First Responders slammed Mayor Bill De Blasio Wednesday; saying the NYC leader was playing politics by calling for “pay equality” for the Women’s Soccer Team while failing to acknowledge the problem in his own administration.

“While Mayor de Blasio uses this victory parade to grab attention for his presidential run and advocate against pay inequality, the first responders of FDNY EMS are victims of that same inequity,” said a statement from the unions.

“The difference in salaries after five years is tens of thousands of dollars,” the statement added. “The women’s national team deserves equal pay, but so do the hardworking EMTs and paramedics who save lives routinely and who the mayor has ignored.”


De Blasio spoke during New York’s victory parade honoring the US Women’s Soccer Team following their World Cup victory.

“This team has shown an undeniable truth, an inalienable right, the equality of women must be guaranteed in this nation,” de Blasio said.

The mayor was hit with a similar complaint by the NYPD union after the Democratic debate.

“History repeats itself. @BilldeBlasio said he wants to bring cops and community together. Ask any cop on the street what impact his divisive rhetoric has had #DemDebate https://twitter.com/billdeblasio/status/1144068770249531392 …,” posted the official Twitter account of the New York City Police Benevolent Association.

“We’re working hard to get guns off the street @BilldeBlasio. You must have been too busy to go to the last Compsat meeting because SHOOTINGS ARE UP 9.7%. ‘Safest Big City’ in the country doesn’t feel that way to many especially in Brooklyn,” added the PBA.

“The hostile and dangerous environment we now face on the street is a direct result of demonization of cops by de Blasio and other elected officials,” concluded the statement.

Read the full report at The Hill. 

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