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  1. NYC Republican Billionaire Proposes 'Reward System' to...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 3 | The New York Observer

    Eccentric supermarket mogul John Catsimatidis-rumored to be weighing a second bid for mayor on the Republican line-today sketched out a plan to establish a "reward fund" for people who share evidence that leads to the arrest of hate crime offenders. Catsimatidis made the proposal at the Park East Synagogue hours after federal authorities arrested disgraced journalist Juan Thompson in St. Louis for allegedly making bomb threats against Jewish community centers and the Anti-Defamation League as part of a bizarre revenge scheme against his ex-girlfriend.


  2. PR Tips: How to Score Local PublicityRead the original story

    Thursday Feb 23 | The New York Observer

    When it comes to maximizing your publicity efforts, scoring a national media hit is usually a major goal, but if you have a small business, you may only need hyper-local publicity placements. For example, you may want to go this route if you're a doctor or owner of a small coffee shop and only want to establish a strong presence in your local community.


  3. New Yorkers Can Nominate Their Favorite Local Businesses For Free Money From the CityRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | The New York Observer

    Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito visiting a small business in East Harlem. The city announced a new initiative that will let New Yorkers put their favorite local businesses on the map-and will make the owners eligible for a portion of $1.8 million in city grants.


  4. Council Members Praise De Blasio's State of the City Speech But Questions RemainRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 14, 2017 | The New York Observer

    City Council members gave a cautious thumbs-up to Mayor Bill de Blasio's re-election year State of the City speech in Harlem tonight, pointing to uncertainties ahead under President Donald Trump 's administration-and looking for more details about the new ideas the mayor unveiled tonight. During his speech at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, the mayor highlighted his recent announcement that the city will provide universal access to legal advice or every tenant facing eviction in New York City Housing Court, including a free attorney for households earning $50,000 or less.


  5. Muslims Pray in Front of JFK Airport to Protest Trump's Executive OrdersRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2017 | The New York Observer

    Roughly 200 Muslim New Yorkers and people of all backgrounds prayed and rallied in front of John F. Kennedy International Airport 's Terminal 4 this afternoon in opposition to President Donald Trump 's executive order barring entry to people from seven Muslim-majority countries. The Jummah Prayer-a congregational prayer Muslims hold every Friday-and interfaith action, hosted by the New York Immigration Coalition and Majlis Al Shura: The Islamic Leadership Council of Greater New York, was meant to show solidarity with the Muslim and refugee community in response to Trump's ban on travel from Syria, Sudan, Somalia, Libya, Yemen , Iran and Iraq.


  6. Frank Pellegrino Sr., Rao's Restaurateur and Actor, Dead at 72Read the original story

    Feb 2, 2017 | The New York Observer

    Some know him as the restaurateur not shy about denying diners a seat at the table, while others know him as an actor who frequents mob dramas. Defying precise definition is quite possibly Frank Pellegrino, Sr.'s greatest feat - that, and saying 'no,' no matter who was asking.


  7. 'Making the Impossible Happen'-100 Years Later, Second Avenue Subway On a RollRead the original story

    Dec 22, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Manhattan electeds came together this afternoon to celebrate "making the impossible happen" after years of physical and political obstacles: the New Year's Eve opening of the long-stalled Second Avenue Subway, decades after it was first envisioned. Speaking at the 96th Street station of the Second Avenue Subway line, Cuomo told the 200-strong crowd of elected officials, transit workers and advocates that there was a Second Avenue elevated line and a Third Avenue elevated line that were taken down in the 1940s because the plan was to build a Second Avenue Subway-"except they forgot to build a subway on Second Avenue."


  8. A Mark Wahlberg Premiere & Holiday Cheer in This Week's Best PartiesRead the original story

    Dec 16, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Assouline Publishing released its latest tome, Venetian Chic , alongside the Save Venice Foundation on Monday night at the book publisher's boutique at The Plaza Hotel. The mezzanine level space overlooking the lobby played host to the Assouline family including Prosper , Martine and Alexander Assouline , and blockbuster director Jeremy Irons , who wrote the book's foreword.


  9. Gladys Carrion Steps Down as Administration for Children's Services CommissionerRead the original story

    Dec 12, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Administration for Children's Services Commissioner Gladys CarriA3n announced today that she is stepping down, in the aftermath of the deaths of two young boys in Harlem and Brooklyn who endured child abuse. In an official resignation letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio sent today, CarriA3n-whom the mayor appointed to serve in the position in 2013 -announced that after 40 years of working on behalf of children and families, it is "time for me to retire."


  10. Council Approves Bill to Revamp Deed Restriction Process After Rivington FiascoRead the original story

    Dec 6, 2016 | The New York Observer

    The City Council voted today to reform the city's process on lifting development restrictions built into property deeds after the de Blasio administration controversially allowed a well-connected developer to convert the AIDS hospice Rivington House into high-price condos. For years, two deed restrictions on the Lower East Side center required it operate as a nonprofit care facility.


  11. Brooklyn Borough President, a Rumored Rival to Bill de Blasio, Backs His Re-ElectionRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams-who has never hidden his designs on Gracie Mansion-formally endorsed Mayor Bill de Blasio in Brooklyn for re-election next year because "he gets it." Joining the mayor at Salem Baptist Church this morning, Adams became the first hypothetical Democratic rival of de Blasio's to back the mayor for a second term.


  12. Lydia Lunch and Umar Bin Hassan Unite No Wave, Jazz and The Last PoetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 | The New York Observer

    From the ingeniously wacked out brain of "big sexy noise" high priestess Lydia Lunch came this dream of a project: take the skronk terror of No Wave and out-jazz and marry it with The Last Poets and call it " NO WAVE OUT ." The catch was Lunch-no wave movement pioneer and the strings-scraping guitarist at the helm of Teenage Jesus and the Jerks-had no idea if any of The Last Poets were even alive.


  13. 10 New York Architects and Designers on the Buildings That Inspire ThemRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Bridges has run her own design firm, Sheila Bridges Design, from Harlem since 1994. She created an iconic fabric and wallpaper pattern, known as Harlem Toile, and also designed the 8,300-square-foot Harlem offices for former President Bill Clinton and his staff.


  14. The Real World: Bad Blood premiere: A Bloody Good StartRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | The New York Observer

    The Real World is back! It's here. A second season in the same year! We've returned to Seattle, home of the former home of the Supersonics, Cameron Crowe's mid-twenties, and that b-roll ferry from Grey's Anatomy .


  15. NYC Council Members Want to Pull Slaveholder Names Off Public HousingRead the original story

    Oct 12, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Taking inspiration from Harriet Tubman's slated replacement of President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, members of the City Council's Black, Latino and Asian Caucus are calling on the New York City Housing Authority to wipe the names of slave owners from its developments-potentially including the names of five former U.S. presidents. Brooklyn Councilman Robert Cornegy and Bronx Councilman Ritchie Torres, co-chairs of the BLAC, penned a letter to NYCHA Chairwoman Shola Olatoye requesting she weigh rechristening eight or more complexes currently bearing the appellation of a historical figure who possessed slaves or facilitated the slave trade.


  16. Afternoon Bulletin: Deadly NJ Train Crash, Cocaine Fudge and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 29, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Train personnel survey the NJ Transit train that crashed in to the platform at the Hoboken Terminal September 29, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey. One person was killed and more than 100 injured when a train filled with rush hour commuters crashed the platform through a wall at the Hoboken terminal, one New York's busiest, Thursday morning.


  17. Donald Trump's Tombstone Back On Display, and 6 Other Things to DoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 22, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Opening: "Brian Andrew Whiteley: Donald Trump Tombstone" at Christopher Stout Gallery's pop-up location at Brooklyn Fire Proof Artist Brian Andrew Whiteley made headlines in March when he anonymously planted a headstone in Central Park engraved with the name of businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. The work was almost immediately confiscated by authorities, and Whiteley's identity as the author of the work remained a mystery until recently.


  18. Day After Trump Immigration Speech, NYC Mayor Defends Sanctuary Cities ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2016 | The New York Observer

    Mayor Bill de Blasio fiercely defended his administration's refusal to cooperate with federal immigration authorities in the majority of cases-a day after Donald Trump vowed to crack down on so-called "sanctuary cities" in a blistering speech in Phoenix. Talking with radio host Brian Lehrer in his weekly "Ask the Mayor" segment on WNYC, the Democratic mayor bitterly rebutted the Republican presidential nominee's attacks on undocumented immigrants.


  19. Manhattan DA, Public Advocate's Message to Harlem Landlord: Don't Mess With TenantsRead the original story

    Jul 26, 2016 | The New York Observer

    The Manhattan district attorney, the Public Advocate and the Buildings Department commissioner have a warning for tenant-harassing landlords: you won't go unpunished. At a press conference this morning, District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced criminal charges against landlord and building owner Ephraim Vashovsky, property manager and contractor Adam Cohen and contractor Shaoul Ohana, for endangering the lives of tenants of 21 East 115th Street in East Harlem.


  20. From Undocumented to Congress: Adriano Espaillat Needles Trump at DNCRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2016 | The New York Observer

    New York's elected officials took the stage at the Democratic National Convention tonight to offer up their support of hometown candidate Hillary Clinton-including the state senator who will become the nation's first Dominican-American congressman this November. Adriano Espaillat, who won a Democratic primary for the seat being vacated by Congressman Charles Rangel, scored a speaking slot ahead of primetime, standing alongside a slew of New York lawmakers who sought to have Clinton's back as the crowd roiled with unhappy Sanders delegates, who have been booing her name all afternoon.


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