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Posted by Jeanne Zaino on April 30, 2013
State Legislature

On Tuesday, state Sen. Malcolm Smith and five others paraded by television cameras and journalists on their way into the federal court in White Plains where, one after another, they pleaded not guilty to numerous corruption charges.

Posted by Dominic Carter on April 17, 2013
Stop and Frisk

It should come as no surprise. The top NYPD official that ran Stop and Frisk supports the high controversial police tactic as an effective law enforcement tool.

Just-retired Chief of Department Joseph Esposito did make a convincing case while testifying recently.

To listen to Esposito, he sounded reasonable, pointing to historic drops in crime in New York. Almost every word out of his mouth was Crime prevention. How much crime the NYPD had avoided due to stop and frisk.

Posted by Rich Coutinho on April 11, 2013
David Wright

Rich Coutinho goes one-on-one with Mets Captain, David Wright, about his new contract, being the 4th captain in team history and the future of the Mets organization.

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Posted by Rich Coutinho on April 8, 2013
Marlon Byrd

In many ways, the Mets could not have asked for a better first week--winning 4 of 6 with superb starting pitching right throughout the homestand punctuated by a walk -off come from behind win on Sunday. Critics of the Mets might point to the fact the competition was not exactly the '27 Yankees but don't expect the Mets to share that opinion.

Posted by Rich Coutinho on April 1, 2013
Citi Field

Opening Day is one of my favorite days of the sport year--the slate is clean, everyone is in first place and it is a day to dream. For Met fans, it has been tough sledding the past few years. But in 2013, with the Madoff scandal clearly in the rear view mirror, Sandy Alderson is assembling a core of young players that will lead the Mets out of the wilderness. We all got a taste of Matt Harvey who showed he has great stuff coupled with a work ethic that will make him a top of the line starting pitcher.

Posted by Anthony Figliola on February 28, 2013
Photo by: Paulo Barcellos Jr.

New York City is quickly becoming the destination of choice for emerging tech companies, and countless young tech entrepreneurs are moving here every year. And while the economic growth in the tech sector has been significant, it’s important to recognize that other, smaller towns are trying to take some of that business away from us.

Posted by Tania Fuentez on February 11, 2013
Nathan's banner on display at Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY

President Barack Obama signed a $50.5 billion emergency relief bill last month for Hurricane Sandy victims affected by the Oct. 29 storm blamed for more than 130 deaths in the U.S. and widespread property damage. Three months later, communities hardest hit, especially in New York and New Jersey, are gradually rebuilding their homes, businesses and livelihoods with the help of state and local government. But, it can't stop there with many still left to cope with massive loss and bureaucratic red tape.

Posted by Dominic Carter on February 1, 2013

I will always remember my friend Ed Koch. He made all of us proud to be a New Yorker.

The fact of the matter is they don’t make politicians like Koch anymore. Koch was not a phony. You knew exactly where you stood with him. Over my 30-year relationship with the mayor, he was the same person in private as he was in public.

Every week for many, many years I interviewed Koch on Television. I saw him at his best, and when his health started failing over the years, but Koch would always bounce back.

Posted by Rich Coutinho on January 9, 2013
Rex Ryan Press Conference

I am a lifelong New Yorker and covered sports in this town for over 20 years and I know how things work in The Big Apple. If the sports media wants to “get you” they will always have the last word unless, of course, you win a championship. They will run you out of town. I was a first-hand witness to how unfairly the media pictured Omar Minaya and I am starting to see the same treatment of Rex Ryan.

Posted by Rich Coutinho on December 11, 2012

The Twitter universe has been debating the RA Dickey case for weeks now and the question remains the same: Would the Mets be better off trading the Cy Young Award winner or would keeping him make the team stronger? And the answer remains constant: That all depends.

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