Thanks for nothin’, Mayor. An East Village couple is furious that heedless contractors working on a condo building next door mistakenly chopped down their beloved, six-story-tall backyard Norway Maple — and they say Mayor de Blasio only added insult to injury with an empty promise to help. Alexander Poma, 50, and Leslie Steven, 60, of
A crook tried to torch a Bed-Stuy check-cashing joint Saturday morning — only to flee when his gas wouldn’t light, according to police reports. Cops say the would-be robber walked into a a Pay-o-Matic on Rockaway Avenue around 10:30 a.m., poured gasoline on the floor, and threatened to ignite it if they wouldn’t fork over
It happened again just a couple weeks ago. I was talking with someone about the ongoing mishegoss that’s resulted from Gov. Terry Branstad’s rush to transition Medicaid to out-of-state insurers — it’s delivered unsolicited difficulties to the doorsteps of Iowa Medicaid beneficiaries and their families as well as large and small health care providers, and generated a lot of chatter from state lawmakers.