Tuesday, December 6, 2011



* A Facebook group formed for NYPD officers who hate working the West Indian American Day Parade was filled with comments disparaging paradegoers as "animals" and "savages," the New York Times says: http://nyti.ms/veqsV1

* Aides to Mayor Michael Bloomberg are discussing raising property taxes to avoid cutting agency budgets by 10 percent or more, but City Council Speaker Christine Quinn says it would be dead on arrival, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/vX76L9

* Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants income tax rates to rise with every $500,000 of income between $1 million and $2.5 million, while cutting taxes for those who make less than $125,000, the Post says: http://nyp.st/tGG2yR

* Cuomo will veto a bill allowing New York City livery cabs to pick up fares on the street unless at least 1,500 new yellow cab medallions are for handicapped-accessible cabs, the Daily News reports: http://nydn.us/tZ6XYp

* Some trustees of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum pressured their colleagues to donate to Cuomo's re-election event held there last night, while they seek approval to expand the museum on state-owned land, the Times says: http://nyti.ms/ukK38i

* Former Gov. David Paterson's papers will be donated to the state archives, not to Cornell University as he first intended, and the $250,000 he allocated to Cornell for processing remains unspent, the Times Union reports: http://bit.ly/u7nGBK


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