Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper New York | The New Brothels: How Shady Landlords Play a Key Role in the Sex Trade Supported by ByAlan Feuer, Ashley Southall and Ali Winston Nov. 14, 2018 Most tenants of a drab, four-story building in Park Slope, Brooklyn, knew about the brothel in their building. Strange men buzzed their apartments at all hours, looking nervous as they headed toward the same two apartments where many residents believed sex was being sold. Calling the landlord was useless, several tenants said. “I thought it was strange that he didn’t seem worried about it,” one woman who lived in the building for seven years said. “It was so out in the open.” In September, the police broke up a large prostitution ring that had been protected by seven police officers. Prosecutors said the landlord of that Park Slope … [Read more...] about The New Brothels: How Shady Landlords Play a Key Role in the Sex Trade
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Gov. Cuomo's favorability rating has dropped to its lowest-ever level since he took office — but he's still popular enough to make mere political mortals green with envy, a new poll shows. The number of Siena poll respondents who said they have positive feelings about the governor has shown a small but steady decline from 72% in December to 71% in January, 67% in February and 64% in the March poll released Monday. Cuomo hit his all-time high favorability rating in the February 2011 Siena survey with a stunning 77%. When it comes to whether voters say they'd give Cuomo a second term, 54% in the March poll say they would. Although robust, that's Cuomo's weakest Siena showing yet on the question: In December, 62% of Siena respondents said they'd re-elect him. Cuomo's slippage in the past few months isn't easily tied to a single issue. But for the first time, Siena this month asked registered voters if they feel Cuomo makes decisions based on what's best for the state … [Read more...] about Cuomo’s ratings dip in new Siena poll, but he’s still very popular
WASHINGTON -- When Donald Trump makes his first visit as president to Upstate New York next week, he'll return to a region where, he boasted in 2016, people think he's the "most popular person that has ever lived." Trump had a good reason to feel that way: Even as Hillary Clinton won New York by a landslide in the presidential election, Trump dominated Upstate by winning all but seven counties north and west of Albany. But as he visits Fort Drum and Utica on Monday, Trump will tour an Upstate New York where voters have not viewed him favorably since December 2016, the month after he was elected president. Trump's approval ratings plummeted in Upstate New York every month after he took office until hitting a low in May 2017, when 63 percent viewed him unfavorably compared to 33 percent favorably. He matched that low in January, according to polling by the Siena Research Institute. In the most recent Siena poll in June, Trump was viewed unfavorably by 55 percent of Upstate voters and … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump still the ‘most popular person’ ever in Upstate New York?
For the past few weeks we’ve been locked in the basement at Yankee Stadium, subsisting on nothing but Bergen Bagels, listening to the best songs about New York City through headphones endorsed by Lou Reed. Our mission: to come up with a list of the 60 best songs ever written about our city, songs that best capture what it’s like to live, love, struggle, and exist in the sprawling, unforgiving, culturally dense metropolis we pay too much to call home. We started by agreeing on the songs we shouldn’t include — naked and clunky stabs at new New York anthems that fall flat and ring inauthentic, like Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind,” U2’s “New York,” and Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York.” Instead, we focus on tracks that are so New York, and so good, they can’t be denied. Here they are. Listen to our Spotify playlist, which has most of the songs you’ll read about below. Contributors: Steve Almond, … [Read more...] about The 60 Best Songs Ever Written About New York City
Red, white and blue are the colors of summer, seen everywhere from the flags we wave on the Fourth of July to the season’s blazing sunsets, pale sands and cerulean skies. In honor of the season, here are 11 homes on the market where those all-important primary colors are on full display. $650,000 44 Handsome Ave., Sayville, NY Appropriately set on Handsome Avenue in Sayville on the south shore of Long Island, this red, white and blue Victorian delights from its perch set back from the street. A white picket fence makes the property even more picturesque. Inside, three bedrooms and 2½ fully updated bathrooms are spread over 2,500 square feet with a design that marries traditional style — hello, floral wallpaper — with an Arts & Crafts vibe. A screened-in front porch and rear deck that overlooks a manicured backyard are great places to while away time. Out back, a trim two-car garage recalls the main house’s American pride. Joanne Sturchio, Douglas … [Read more...] about The most patriotic homes for sale around New York City