Wall Street awash in profits despite COVID but bleeding jobs: DiNapoli

Wall Street profits surged in the first half of 2021 thanks to record low interest rates — but the securities industry is bleeding jobs, which could spell doom for New York’s economy, according to an analysis released Thursday by the state comptroller. Wall Street recorded its strongest first half since 2009, generating a hefty $31 … Read more

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Photos inside Rikers Island expose hellish, deadly conditions

Dozens of men crammed together for days in temporary holding cells amid a pandemic. Filthy floors sullied with rotten food, maggots, urine, feces, and blood. Plastic sheets for blankets, cardboard boxes for beds and bags that substituted for toilets.  This is what the epicenter of the crisis on Rikers Island — which has a whopping, … Read more

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NYC broad daylight shooting leaves four injured

Four men were hurt in a broad-daylight shooting in Brooklyn on Thursday, cops said. A gunman approached a group on Glenwood Road near Nostrand Avenue in South Midwood around 10:30 a.m. and opened fire, authorities said. Three of the victims are 31 years old and were taken to the Kings County Hospital Center — one of them shot twice in … Read more

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High Line NYC towers ‘The Twists’ could face more delays

In the latest twist on “The Twists” — a stalled pair of Bjarke Ingels-designed luxury condo towers over the High Line Park — a foreclosure auction later this month might not come anywhere near resolving the complicated saga, sources told The Post. The towers’ unfinished appearance has puzzled High Line strollers since construction came to a … Read more

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