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Opinion | What Walmart Doesn’t Get About Juneteenth
  + stars: | 2021-06-18 | by ( Kaitlyn Greenidge | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.78   time to read: +2 min
To me, these myriad celebrations reflect what is so revolutionary about Black history. One of the powerful things about Blackness that it undermines the idea of borders and complicates the dream of nationhood. These complications are part of why studying Black history is considered by many to be so dangerous. The first time I celebrated Emancipation Day was a July 5 in the late 2000s, maybe a year or so after Barack Obama was elected president. So, I look a little askance at Juneteenth T-shirts for sale in Walmart and the recent declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday.
Persons: Barack Obama, , tut, Mum Bett, Elizabeth Freeman Organizations: Walmart Locations: Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Texas, Massachusetts
Co-Working from Your Apartment Building
  + stars: | 2021-06-18 | by ( Jane Margolies | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.97   time to read: +1 min
Before the pandemic, Tony Dopazo leased an office in Boston and used co-working spaces in Brooklyn for his company, Metro Tech Services, an IT provider for start-ups and biotech companies. Then the pandemic lockdown forced him, like countless others, to work remotely. That meant he was on the phone with clients from his apartment building, Level, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The arrangement affords some “mental separation” from his home, he said, and, with other tenants working in the same space, he has companionship. If he’s hungry, he returns to his apartment to make a sandwich, and for a break, he can take a dip in the building’s pool.
Persons: Tony Dopazo, Dopazo, Organizations: Metro Tech Services Locations: Boston, Brooklyn, Williamsburg , Brooklyn
New York City police often face few consequences for violating use-of-force guidelines. Using lawsuit data from Capstat.nyc and recently published data from the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), Insider found thousands of cases where police allegedly broke department guidelines and the prohibitions around stop-and-frisk. Meanwhile, as the New York Times reported in 2021, police unions oppose even minor reforms; major New York City unions sued after the city instituted a ban on chokeholds. NYPD officers at a protest following the killing of George Floyd on May 31, 2020 in New York City. But according to CCRB data, 18 officers have been accused of conducting a body cavity search since 2018, and only one of those officers faced disciplinary consequences.
Persons: , Najee Garnett, Garnett, frisk, Shira Scheindlin, Bill de Blasio's, Eric Garner, Spencer Platt, Scott Hechinger, Avery Cohen, CCRB, Dermot Shea, de Blasio, Stephanie Keith, Cohen, Daniel Pantaleo, Pantaleo, Garner, Andrew Case, George Floyd, Justin Heiman, Eric Adams, Andrew Yang –, Maya Wiley, Scott Stringer –, Kathryn Garcia, Frank Serpico, Al Pacino, Serpico Organizations: NYPD, New, New York police, City Hall, Democratic, Getty, New York Police Department, NYPD Police, Civil Liberties Union, New York Times, Brooklyn Borough Locations: York City, York, Manhattan, New York, New Yorkers, Staten Island, New York City, Capstat.nyc, Brooklyn
Amazon Prime Day starts soon. These are the top deals so far
  + stars: | 2021-06-18 | by ( Jessica Dickler | ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
And in 2021, Amazon Prime Day could be even bigger. ET on June 21 and will include discounts on more than 2 million items for Prime members — about twice as many as last year. EMarketer is forecasting that total digital sales in the U.S. on Prime Day will jump 17.3% year over year to $12.18 billion. Sales made exclusively on Amazon on Prime Day will grow 18.3% from 2020 levels, to $7.31 billion, it said. Other stand out sales include Apple AirPods with a charging case marked down 25% to $119.99 and a Shark IQ Robot Vacuum for $319.99 — a savings of $280.
Persons: , Dave Kender, Suze Orman’s, It's Organizations: Amazon, Finance, Apple Locations: U.S, Brooklyn, Rockland
Eric Adams, who is widely viewed as the leading Democratic candidate for mayor, stood before supporters in Harlem on Friday and dismissed questions about his residency and finances, even as rivals assailed him in hopes of scoring a few last points before Primary Day. “All the stuff you are seeing out there is to throw Eric off his game,” Mr. Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, said. And they are not going to do it.”For days, Mr. Adams has advised those who support him, “no distractions, stay focused and grind.” On Friday, his opponents appeared to be heeding that message as well, hopping between boroughs for campaign events and making their final appeals. The flurry of activity heading into the weekend reflected the candidates’ urgent efforts to get their supporters to cast ballots in the final days of early voting, which ends Sunday, and to the polls on Tuesday. As of Thursday, 105,000 people had voted early, a relatively small number that suggested much the electorate could still be up for grabs.
Persons: Eric Adams, Eric, Mr, Adams, Organizations: Democratic Locations: Harlem, Brooklyn
Prosecutors believe the men made hundreds of thousands of dollars in illicit profits just from the conduct detailed in the indictment, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Minnesota. The four shell companies targeted by the alleged conspiracy were Digitiliti, Encompass Holdings, Bell Buckle Holdings and Utilicraft Aerospace Industries. The indictment says Miller in November 2017 bought 50,000 shares of Digitiliti stock. "After hijacking Digitiliti, defendant Miller used his control over the company to issue a false and misleading press release on behalf of the company," the indictment says. Rajkaran earned a return of about 150% in profits after dumping more than 34 million shares, according to the indictment.
Persons: EDGAR, Mark Allen Miller, Christopher James Rajkaran, Saeid Jaberian, Andre Jaberian —, Miller, Seamus Hughes, Hughes, , SEC EDGAR, Digitiliti, Rajkaran Organizations: New York Stock Exchange, Securities, Exchange, Prosecutors, U.S, Attorney's, Extremism, George Washington University, The Securities, Exchange Commission, CNBC, Holdings, Bell Buckle Holdings, Utilicraft Aerospace Industries, SEC, DDG Locations: Minnesota, U.S, Queens , New York, Guyana, Brooklyn , New York
U.S. Black workers still earning less than whites -report
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
REUTERS/Carlo AllegriWASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) - Black workers in the United States continue to earn less than their white counterparts even as American companies are raising diversity and inclusion as a cornerstone of their brands and business strategies, according to a report published on Thursday. According to The Conference Board, Black men with a bachelor's degree or higher earned 18% less than white men in 2010. By 2019, that gap had widened to 24%, driven by what the think tank said was the striking underrepresentation of Black workers in high-paying industries and occupations. The Conference Board also noted that Black workers were similarly underrepresented in other booming fields for top earners, accounting for just 2.8% of top-earning CEOs and 3.8% of top earners in marketing management. Some industries and jobs with a large concentration of Black workers among top earners were shrinking, it said.
Persons: Carlo Allegri WASHINGTON, Gad Levanon, Lucia Mutikani, Catherine Evans Organizations: Medgar Evers College, REUTERS, Conference Board, Americans, Blacks, Board, Thomson Locations: Brooklyn, New York City , New York, U.S, United States, Washington, West Coast
Allegations Against Cedar Realty Trust CEO Are Rejected
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( Esther Fung | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
An arbitrator has rejected a former top Cedar Realty Trust executive’s claims of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation against the chief executive officer of the publicly listed shopping-center landlord. Nancy Mozzachio, Cedar’s chief operating officer from 2014 to 2016, alleged in a 2017 state court lawsuit in Brooklyn, N.Y., that CEO Bruce Schanzer wrongfully fired her after she threatened to consult a lawyer about reporting sexual harassment. She also said in the suit that Mr. Schanzer repeatedly leered at her and other female employees and made inappropriate comments. Mr. Schanzer denied the allegations. In a ruling handed down in December 2019 and unsealed in May, the arbitrator said Cedar Realty had legitimate reasons for terminating Ms. Mozzachio, and denied her other claims.
Persons: Nancy Mozzachio, Bruce Schanzer, Schanzer, leered, Mozzachio Organizations: Cedar Realty Trust, Realty Locations: Brooklyn, N.Y
Eight candidates to be the next mayor of New York City — the country's largest metropolis — sparred over housing, homelessness and education Wednesday evening in the third and final debate before next week's Democratic primary. Whoever wins the primary Tuesday is likely to win the Nov. 2 general election, given the city's large Democratic voter base. However, turnout tends to be low in New York City primaries. The two-hour live, in-person debate was moderated by NBC New York, Telemundo, Politico, the Citizens Budget Commission and the New York Urban League. All but three raised their hands in support; Stringer, Morales and Wiley said no.
Persons: Kathryn Garcia, Raymond McGuire, Dianne Morales, McGuire, Morales, Maya Wiley, Eric Adams, Adams, Andrew Yang, Scott Stringer, Yang, Stringer, Wiley, Bill de Blasio, he'd, Garcia, Shaun Donovan Organizations: Democratic, Elections, New Yorkers, NBC New, Telemundo, Politico, Citizens Budget Commission, New York Urban League, Former, Change Research, Wiley Locations: New York City, NBC New York, Brooklyn Borough, New York
(Reuters) - The eight leading candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for New York City mayor exchanged jabs on Wednesday over public safety, housing and homelessness at the final televised debate before Tuesday’s primary election. Adams piled on, calling Yang’s plan “Monopoly money.”Much of the debate’s early clashes focused on public safety, which has been the No. 1 issue during the campaign thanks to a spike in violent crime around the city. Adams, Yang and former sanitation chief Kathryn Garcia, considered more moderate candidates, have proposed beefing up the police department in response. Adams, Wiley, Garcia and Yang are widely seen as the top four candidates, based on public polling.
Persons: Tuesday’s, Eric Adams, Adams, Andrew Yang, Yang, Scott Stringer, Kathryn Garcia, – Maya Wiley, Dianne Morales, Stringer –, Representative Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Garcia, Wiley Organizations: Reuters, Democratic, New York City, , MSNBC, Wiley, U.S, Representative Locations: Brooklyn
Lakers' James blames heavy schedule for rash of injuries
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.98   time to read: +2 min
Jun 3, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts in the second quarter against the Phoenix Suns during game six in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsJune 17 (Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has blamed the rash of injuries to top players on the NBA's condensed schedule. James' comments come after LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard was on Wednesday ruled out indefinitely after suffering an ACL injury to his right knee. James played all six games of the Lakers' first-round playoff loss to the Phoenix Suns but missed 26 of their final 30 regular-season games due to an ankle injury. "I speak for the health of all our players and I hate to see this many injuries this time of the year."
Persons: LeBron James, Kirby Lee, James, Kawhi Leonard, Leonard, Anthony Davis, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Donovan Mitchell, Mike Conley, Boston Celtic's Jaylen Brown, Joel Embiid, Manasi Pathak, Peter Rutherford Organizations: Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Staples Center, USA, Lakers, Walt Disney, LA Clippers, Star, Brooklyn Nets, Utah Jazz, Boston, Philadelphia 76ers, Reuters, NBA, Thomson Locations: Los Angeles , California, USA, Utah, Bengaluru
‘The Birthday Cake’ Review: Baked Hoods
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( Jeannette Catsoulis | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.96   time to read: +1 min
“With tragedy comes strength,” a priest (Ewan McGregor) tells Gio (Shiloh Fernandez) early in “The Birthday Cake,” so we can anticipate trouble. But it’s not the fairly predictable tonal arc that makes this first feature from Jimmy Giannopoulos click: It’s the deftness with which he weaves multiple threads of unease into a single strand of throttling tension. As we learn in flashback, Gio has so far resisted his family’s efforts to toughen him up. Now, on the 10th anniversary of his father’s death, his mettle will be tested as he crosses his Brooklyn neighborhood to a memorial hosted by Angelo (Val Kilmer), a mob boss and one of Gio’s many uncles (mostly played by familiar screen wiseguys like Paul Sorvino and Vincent Pastore). A drive-by shooting has claimed Angelo’s voice and his family’s primacy, but Gio’s immediate concern is the safety of the chocolate cake he’s carrying, carefully baked by his mother (Lorraine Bracco).
Persons: , Ewan McGregor, Gio, Shiloh Fernandez, , it’s, Jimmy Giannopoulos, toughen, Angelo, Val Kilmer, Paul Sorvino, Vincent Pastore, Lorraine Bracco Locations: Brooklyn
Jessica Alba’s Honest smells like teen spirit
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
Actress Jessica Alba, co-founder of The Honest Company, speaks during the TechCrunch Disrupt event in Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., May 11, 2016. NEW YORK, June 17 (Reuters Breakingviews) - Honest Co (HNST.O) is running into growing pains. The consumer-packaged goods company founded by Hollywood star Jessica Alba reported on Wednesday first quarter sales for its biggest product category, diapers and wipes, fell 2% year-over-year to nearly $50 million. True, Honest is branching into other product lines like cosmetics and it’s going up against some difficult comparisons as people stocked up on essentials last year. Shares of Honest are up some 10% from its initial public offering read more price of $16 per share on May 4.
Persons: Jessica Alba, spry, Jennifer Saba, Lauren Silva Laughlin, Karen Kwok Organizations: The Honest, TechCrunch, NEW, Reuters, Hollywood, Procter & Gamble, Pampers, Equity Locations: Brooklyn borough, New York, U.S
Morale is low at the New York Post after a year of editorial scandals and cuts, staffers say. Post staffers have been left frustrated that some of their journalistic wins — such as breaking open the scandal surrounding Gov. Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany holds up a copy of the New York Post in the briefing room. The Post spokesperson said the Post publishes about 350 stories in a 36-hour time frame, making those Daily Mail hits a small fraction. But Post staffers said there was no communication from the top of their organization during the media maelstrom.
Persons: Keith Poole's, Noah Manskar, Manskar, Laura Italiano, Keith Poole, Poole, Stephanie Keith, Robert Thomson, Trump, Andrew Cuomo's administration's, Kayleigh McEnany, Alex Wong, they're, cubbyhole, Alexander Hamilton, Steve Cuozzo's, Rupert Murdoch's, Col Allan, Allan, Rupert Murdoch, Jason Reed, Similarweb, It's, Murdoch, Michelle Gotthelf, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle's, Weeks, Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Paul Morigi, Jack Dorsey, Kamala Harris, Bill de, he's Organizations: New York, Daily Mail, Post, News Corp, New York Post, " News Corp, New York Times, Insiders, Corp, York, White House, Manhattan, New York Police Department, Trump, Mail, Daily, British lotto, The New York Times, Twitter, Facebook, Food, New, longtime Locations: Arizona, Brooklyn, New York City, Queens, Poole, Comscore, British, New York, York
Live Covid Live Updates: Ahead of Olympics, Tokyo’s State of Emergency to Be Relaxed Japan’s latest outbreak is receding and vaccinations are slowly picking up, but health experts warn that the government must remain vigilant. Tokyo has been under a state of emergency since late April, the third since the start of the pandemic. Credit Credit... Jeremy Woodhouse/Getty ImagesThe U.S. will spend $3 billion on developing antiviral pills to treat Covid-19. Contrary to some social media posts, his condition was not because he had received a coronavirus vaccine. Mr. Cummings said Mr. Raab did a far better job than Mr. Johnson in leading the government’s response to the pandemic.
Persons: Charly Triballeau, Yoshihide Suga, Shigeru Omi, , John Coates, Mahal, Money Sharma, Taj, Shah Jahan, Mumtaz Mahal, Taj Mahal, , Vasant Kumar Swarnkar, ” Kamlesh Tiwari, Mumtaz, Jeremy Woodhouse, Anthony Fauci, Emilio Parra Doiztua, ” Jean Castex, Monika Pronczuk, Isabella Kwai, Christian Eriksen, Martin Meissner, Eriksen, Piero Volpi, Volpi, Mr, Fabrice Muamba, Muamba, Eriksen “, Linda Qiu, Amr Alfiky, Bill de Blasio, de Blasio, Andrew M, Cuomo, Andrew Ward, You’ve, Springsteen, haven’t, “ Springsteen, Walter Kerr, Eduardo Munoz, Bruce Springsteen, Johnson, Truth, James, Bruce, I’ve, Springsteen’s, Boris, Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson, Facundo Arrizabalaga, Johnson’s, Cummings, Matt Hancock, Hancock, Dominic Raab, Raab, Marcel Kuttab, Katherine Taylor, Parosmia, parosmia Organizations: Agence France, Olympic, New York Times, International Olympic Committee, Survey, Credit, Getty, Department of Health, Human Services, Pandemics, Trump, National Institute of Allergy, World Health Organization, Emory University, The New York, European Union, European, European Commission, European Medicines Agency, Italian, Inter Milan, Finland, Inter, Gazzetta Dello Sport, Pfizer, Twitter, Radio Sportiva, Inter Milan’s, Gazetta, Serie, Bolton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur, Sky Sports, American College of Cardiology, New England, of Medicine, Disease Control, Residents, New York Times New, Gov, Williams, Broadway, Walter, Walter Kerr Theatre, Reuters, U.S . Food, Drug Administration, Moderna’s, BioNTech’s, AstraZeneca, Toronto Star, James Theater, The New York Times, Facebook Locations: Tokyo’s State, South Asia, U.S, Tokyo’s, Tokyo, Japan, Okinawa, India, Agra, Mahal, Mumbai, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Pakistan, ., Europe, Madrid, Spain, Greece, lockdowns, France, United States, Britain, Republic of Ireland, Moscow, European Union, Australia, South Korea, Albania, Lebanon, North Macedonia, Serbia, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Danish, Inter Milan, Copenhagen, English, New York City, Lucerne, New York Times New York City, Manhattan, Brownsville , Brooklyn, New York, Canada, U.S.A, York’s St, New York State, British, Shutterstock
U.S. Justice Dept calls state laws restricting trans rights unconstitutional
  + stars: | 2021-06-17 | by ( ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +2 min
WASHINGTON, June 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday made its most forceful statement against a wave of Republican-backed state laws that restrict transgender rights, saying measures introduced in West Virginia and Arkansas should be struck down in the courts. The Justice Department briefs argue that the two laws each violate the right to "equal protection" under the law enshrined in the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment. In the West Virginia case, the Biden administration lawyers say Republican Party officials in the state "legislated based on misconceptions and overbroad assumptions" about transgender youth. "That policy does nothing to further the state’s purported goal of protecting athletic opportunities for girls," the Justice Department brief stated. The West Virginia law, signed by Republican Governor Jim Justice in April, bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports.
Persons: Asa Hutchinson, Jim Justice Organizations: REUTERS, Law, American Civil Liberties, U.S . Justice, Justice, American Civil Liberties Union, Biden, Republican, Department, West Locations: Brooklyn, New York City, U.S, WASHINGTON, West Virginia, Arkansas, Constitution's, Florida, South Dakota
One would be the first woman to lead the Manhattan district attorney’s office, the other, the first Black person. The two leading Democratic candidates for Manhattan district attorney, Tali Farhadian Weinstein and Alvin Bragg, have similar pedigrees, and one recent poll showed them effectively tied as the primary nears its conclusion on June 22. But Ms. Farhadian Weinstein has given her campaign $8.2 million in recent weeks, multiplying her lead in a fund-raising battle she was already dominating and drawing the ire of rivals who say she is trying to buy the election. She has spent some of the money on televised attacks that other candidates, including several who were not directly targeted, have said are inappropriate. The vitriol was on full display Thursday at the only in-person debate of the primary, as the eight candidates in the race lobbed attacks at one another while focusing much of their energy on Ms. Farhadian Weinstein.
Persons: Tali Farhadian Weinstein, Alvin Bragg, Farhadian Weinstein Organizations: Yale, Harvard, Manhattan Locations: Brooklyn, Manhattan
Kevin Durant Is the Best Player in the NBA Again
  + stars: | 2021-06-16 | by ( Ben Cohen | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
It was almost exactly two years ago when Kevin Durant suffered what might be the worst possible injury for an NBA player. What almost nobody would have predicted as he limped off the court was that he would return as the best player in the world. After the injury, the surgery and the rehab that cost him a full season in the prime of his career, Kevin Durant was playing like Kevin Durant again. This week is two years—and it’s when Durant had the best game of his life. He reminded an entire league of that feeling of helpless terror when his foot that was held together by sutures leaves the floor and the ball leaves the hand of someone who is, two years later, still the best player in the world.
Persons: Kevin Durant, Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, ” Kevin Durant, outdueled Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kathy Willens, Associated Press Durant, Irving, James Harden, Harden, Ben Cohen Organizations: NBA, Brooklyn Nets, Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Bucks, Associated Press, ben.cohen Locations: Brooklyn
Amazon said that 1.9 million small and medium-size businesses sell on its site, accounting for nearly 60% of its retail sales. Amazon rates among the top U.S. companies in consumer surveys of brand popularity. A 2019 CNBC/SurveyMonkey poll of 10,000 Americans found that 59% of respondents said Amazon was bad for small businesses, its highest percentage since it began its poll in 2017. A recent Gallup poll showed that 45% of Americans have a “somewhat or very negative” view of big tech companies, including Amazon. SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Where can e-commerce companies make inroads against Amazon?
Persons: Jeff Bezos, Komerov, ShopIN.nyc —, Tobias Lütke, Shopify, Bookshop.org, , Andy Hunter, , Hunter, ShopIN.nyc, Maya Komerov, Amazon, Stefanie Hargreaves, Hargreaves, Peter Dering, Dering, Dana Mattioli Organizations: Amazon.com Inc, ShopIN.nyc, Amazon, Facebook Inc, Facebook, Inc, Google, Shopify Inc, Trade, Federal Trade Commission, Justice Department, Big Tech, CNBC, Gallup, YouTube Locations: BROOKLYN, N.Y, , New York, Seattle, ShopIn.nyc’s Brooklyn, Brooklyn, U.S, San Francisco
The scene was playing out not at one of Amazon.com Inc.’s myriad fulfillment centers, but at a warehouse run by ShopIN.nyc, a New York-based company that is part of a growing group of businesses and organizations positioning themselves as anti-Amazons. They’re working to unite small businesses that have lost sales and margins to the e-commerce giant and tap into concern about its growing clout and competitive practices. ShopIN.nyc pools inventories from local businesses to create a local version of the “everything store” that Amazon is known for, thanks to the vast selection and lightning-speed delivery that founder Jeff Bezos made central pillars of the Seattle company’s strategy. Facebook Inc. in May of last year launched a new service called Facebook Shops to help mom-and-pop shops sell on its platform. Alphabet Inc.’s Google unit last month announced tools to help small businesses sell through its shopping platform and integrate with other services such as Square Inc. and Shopify Inc.
Persons: Jeff Bezos Organizations: Amazon.com Inc, ShopIN.nyc, Amazon, Facebook Inc, Facebook, Inc, Google, Shopify Inc Locations: BROOKLYN, N.Y, , New York, Seattle
What’s at Stake for the Mayoral Candidates in the Final Debate
  + stars: | 2021-06-16 | by ( Katie Glueck | ) www.nytimes.com sentiment -0.89   time to read: +1 min
As the candidates for mayor of New York City barrel into the final stretch of an unpredictable contest, time is running short for standout moments and efforts to redefine the race. Indeed, one of the last chances to reorder the contest arrives on Wednesday night, as eight candidates gather for the final debate ahead of the June 22 Democratic mayoral primary that is almost certain to determine the city’s next mayor. Eric Adams, the Brooklyn borough president, is widely regarded as the front-runner and is expecting to be a focus of attacks again, allies say. He has strong support among Black voters and is connecting across the city with New Yorkers who are motivated by fears of crime, polls show. Kathryn Garcia, a former sanitation commissioner; Maya Wiley, a former counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio; and Andrew Yang, a former presidential candidate, are also considered among the top candidates, and one of them could still pull ahead in the final days of a turbulent and rancorous race.
Persons: Eric Adams, Kathryn Garcia, Maya Wiley, Bill de Blasio, Andrew Yang Organizations: Democratic, Black Locations: New York City, Brooklyn, New
Reverend David K. Brawley is the co-chair of East Brooklyn Congregations and Metro Industrial Areas Foundation. There is presently legislation pending in the House and Senate , that if passed, could lead to the revitalization of 50,000 affordable homes a year for 10 years. Freddie Mac estimated that at the end of 2020, the housing market needed 3.8 million homes to meet demand. That's why we are calling for funding an additional one million affordable homes, not in 10 years, but in five years, to be included in the pending infrastructure bill. None of these options are acceptable, and they all can lead to a reduction in one's quality of life and physical and mental healthRead More
Persons: Hakeem Jeffries, David K, Brawley, , Freddie Mac Organizations: East, East Brooklyn Congregations, Industrial Areas Foundation, Senate Locations: Brooklyn, Queens, East Brooklyn, homeownership, New York City
Kevin Durant Was Unstoppable. Here’s Why.
  + stars: | 2021-06-16 | by ( Sopan Deb | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
Durant played every minute in the 114-108 victory in Brooklyn that gave the Nets a three-games-to-two series lead. And Durant can simply drive by Antetokounmpo with his superior foot speed (and he occasionally shoots over him too). Even if Bryant can stay with Durant on the initial dribble, Durant can simply shoot over him. Durant shot only 20 for 53 combined in Games 3 and 4, for 58 points. The player who has had the most success against Durant this series is Tucker, who has used his strength to push Durant off his comfortable spots.
Persons: Kevin Durant, Elsa, Getty, Kevin Durant’s, Kyrie Irving, James Harden, Durant, Ben Simmons, Kristaps, Tucker, Brad Penner, Reuters Durant, J, Jrue, Giannis Antetokounmpo, ” Tucker, “ He’s, ” Durant, YouTube Durant, Brook Lopez, Elijah Bryant, YouTube Bryant, Durant dribbles, Bryant, Khris Middleton, Bruce Brown, Brown, can’t, Simmons, Kathy Willens, Durant didn’t, He’s Organizations: Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, today’s, Philadelphia 76ers, Dallas Mavericks, USA, Reuters, Bucks, Brooklyn Nets, YouTube, Press Locations: Brooklyn, today’s N.B.A, Durant, StatMuse, Middleton
A record year for RaineIn Raine's investment-banking business, Jeff Sine was one of the top dealmakers in America in 2020. After facing off as rival media bankers for years, Joe Ravitch and Jeff Sine banded together to found The Raine Group. For Sine, Masa could hardly have been a better client to have throughout Raine's 12-year run. Masayoshi Son and Rupert Murdoch, News Corp's founder, were both clients of Jeff Sine and also collaborated on deals around the turn of the century. Moelis assured McDermott he was assembling a murderer's row, with Jeff Sine as Exhibit A.
Persons: Jeff Sine, Rupert Murdoch, , Masa, Donald Trump, Trump, SoftBank, Trump's, Joe Ravitch, behemoths, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Ari Emanuel, Sine, Obama, Masa's, Raine, Foxconn, could've, wasn't, WeWork Adam Neumann, who's, Jeff, Eric Hippeau, Lerer, Neumann, Raine didn't, Ben Gabbe, Ravitch, Steve Ballmer, Joe Tsai, bloomer Sine, bloomer, Cromwell, Margaret Thatcher, Fields, Morgan Stanley's, Steve Rattner, It's, I've, Sine's, there's, pedigreed schmoozers, didn't, chummed, Tony, That's, Emanuel, Masayoshi Son, Bill Ziff, Ziff, Davis, SoftBank didn't, Sheldon Adelson, Hippeau, ADRIAN DENNIS, Rupert Murdoch's, Jeff didn't, Chris Harland, Jonathan Knee, Morgan, Harland, Murdoch, he'd, Paul Taubman, Ken Moelis, Moelis, Jeff McDermott, Salomon Brothers, Ken, McDermott, Nomura Greentech, Aryeh Bourkoff, Navid Mahmoodzadegan, Mary Meeker, " McDermott, Sine wasn't, Samira, JASON AUGUSTINE, Patrick McMullan, they'd, Robert Redford, Ravitch's, Joe, Endeavor's, William Morris, meanwhile, Marc Andreessen, Egon Durban, Alipay —, Adam Neumann, Elliott, it's, Jeff — I'm, SoftBank's, Knee, Raine Group's, DraftKings, Beachbody, Huuuge, Jason Schretter, Colin Neville, Houlihan Lokey, Perella Weinberg Organizations: UBS, Time Warner, Viacom, Sprint, Mobile, Verizon, AT, Republican, Trump, Trump Tower, Masa, Vice Media, Raine Group, Raine In, The, New York Times, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, UFC, F.W, Woolworth, Ivy League, American University, State Department, University of Southern, Sullivan, US Securities and Exchange, British Telecom, Manhattan's Rockefeller Center, Mitsubishi Estate, Lazard, Endeavor, World Wrestling Federation, WWE, Asahi Shimbun, PC Magazine, Davis Publishing, Ziff, Davis, Trade, Yahoo, Computer Shopper, Corp's, Getty, Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, SoftBank, UBS Masa, Forbes, News Corp, CBS, AOL, Moelis, Telewest, Alibaba, Sine, Sundance Channel, Cablevision, Goldman, Wall Street, LA Clippers, soccer, Manchester City, Silver, Ant, Federal Communications Commission, Justice Department, Vision Fund, Elliott Management, Nvidia, Columbia Business School, Univision, Televisa, Nasdaq, Evercore, Perella Weinberg Partners Locations: Trump, Midtown Manhattan, Sine, America, Korean, Tokyo, New Providence , New Jersey, Washington , DC, University of Southern California, New York, London, United Kingdom, Morgan, West, Raine, SoftBank's Tokyo, Masa, Forstmann, Comdex, Yahoo Japan, AFP, DLJ, San Francisco, Alibaba, Yahoo China, Sagaponack , New York, Abu Dhabi, Mubadala, New, SoftBank, Raine's, SoftBank's, SPAC, Spanish, Polish, Warsaw
, forRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a video backing NYC mayoral candidate Maya Wiley on Wednesday. Ranked choice voting is new to this year's race, and early voting is underway. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released a video on Wednesday detailing her endorsement of Democratic New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley. With less than a week to go before the city's Democratic primary, early voting is already underway, and the crowded field is further complicated by the city's debut of ranked choice voting. Ocasio-Cortez appeared with Wiley at a campaign rally outside City Hall in Manhattan last week to announce that Wiley would be her first choice of candidates in the city's new ranked-choice electoral system.
Persons: Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Maya Wiley, Wiley, Eric Adams, Andrew Yang, Kathryn Garcia, Yang, pollsters, Scott Stringer's, Stringer Organizations: Rep, Wiley, Democratic New York, Democratic, Brooklyn Borough, Democrat, City, New, — Marist College, Siena College, Quinnipiac University —, Marist, WNBC, Telemundo, Politico, New York Locations: Alexandria, Democratic New York City, Brooklyn, City Hall, Manhattan, New, Ocasio
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