Thomas Jefferson statue leaves City Hall after 187 years

[ad_1] Thomas Jefferson is no longer in the room where it happens. Art handlers packed up an 884-pound statue of Jefferson in a wooden crate Monday after a mayoral commission voted to banish the likeness of the nation’s third president from City Hall where its resided for nearly two centuries — because he owned slaves. … Read more

Man slashed in face on NYC subway after dispute with attacker

[ad_1] A man was slashed in the face on the A train in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village Saturday evening, cops said. The attack happened after the straphanger got into a dispute with his assailant at the West Fourth Street/Washington Square Station around 5 p.m., police said. The victim is expected to recover from his slashing injuries.Peter … Read more

First black Manhattan US attorney Damian Williams sworn in

[ad_1] Damian Williams, the first black person to be appointed US attorney for the Southern District of New York, was sworn into office Friday — and announced the formation of a new civil rights unit in his powerful federal prosecutor’s office.  In a ceremony at the Harlem Armory, Williams said that under his leadership, the … Read more

Manhattan school to sort kids by race during social justice discussions

[ad_1] A Manhattan junior high school plans to racially separate students while discussing identity and social justice topics next week, The Post has learned. The Lower Manhattan Community School will conduct the controversial exercises as part of its mission to “undo the legacy of racism and oppression in this country that impacts our school community,” according to an email … Read more

Keith Wright charges dropped in cyclist ‘dooring’

[ad_1] Manhattan prosecutors on Wednesday moved to drop charges against the New York Democratic Party boss accused of “dooring” a cyclist and fleeing the scene of the incident over the summer. Judge Marisol Martinez Alonso dismissed and sealed the case against Keith Wright, who was charged with speeding off after allegedly opening his car door into the … Read more

School banned my ‘Proud Zionist’ t-shirt

[ad_1] An outraged Park Slope teacher says he learned the hard way that it’s OK to wear Black Lives Matter t-shirts to work at his “woke” Brooklyn school — but not pro-cop or pro-Israel garb. Jeffrey Levy, an English as a Second Language teacher at MS 51 in the liberal Brooklyn enclave, told The Post … Read more

NYPD cops find respect, warm welcome, more money in Florida

[ad_1] More than a dozen NYPD cops have ditched the Big Apple to join the force in a small Florida city — part of a nationwide trend of disgruntled officers finding greener pastures in pro-police communities. Lakeland — a community of 108,000 people 35 miles east of Tampa — mounted a social media campaign targeting … Read more