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Bratton flexes muscle at NYPD

amny.com — If there is a lesson to be drawn from the sudden departure of First Deputy Commissioner Rafael Piñeiro, the NYPD's highest-ranking Hispanic officer, it is that Commissioner Bill Bratton and no one else runs the department.
Sep 22, 2014

"Piñeiro was foisted on Bratton by the mayor, as was Chief of Department Phil Banks" amny.com/opinion/column… via the inimitable @LenLevitt

Sep 22, 2014

RT @Azi: "the position of first deputy has devolved into a ceremonial one, a parking spot for some top minority officers” amny.com/opinion/column…

Sep 22, 2014

"the position of first deputy has devolved into a ceremonial one, a parking spot for some top minority officers” amny.com/opinion/column…

Housing authority needs a rescue -- fast

amny.com — Most New Yorkers who live in public housing are distressed with their living conditions -- and who can blame them? The New York City Housing Authority was once one of the best such agencies in the nation. But its maintenance and safety record started going south a few years back as mismanagement and federal funding cuts took hold.
Sep 22, 2014

Maybe its rescuers should listen 2 Comptroller Stringer & move surplus $$ from @bpca_ny to housing authority coffers amny.com/opinion/editor…

Fall fashion trend: Backpacks

amny.com — The kids are off to school with their backpacks - the Ninja Turtle, Hello Kitty variety. But this fall, the backpack is the must-have bag for fashionable grown-ups, too. Stores are bursting with utilitarian-gone- swanky bags - many reimagined in interesting materials and shapes for on-the-go types.
Sep 22, 2014

-1 // RT @amNewYork: Good news: Backpacks are cool again... for adults! bit.ly/ZD9JAm

Sep 22, 2014

RT @TheRealAdamSays: Thanks @annieBrat for having me chime in on the Backpack trend for this fall. Read it on @amNewYork here: ow.ly/BMfJR