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    Cuomo plops state police right in de Blasio’s territory

    Cuomo plops state police right in de Blasio’s territory

    By Larry Celona

    June 5, 2016 | 11:26pm

    Gov. Cuomo has chosen the location for his costly new State Police digs in Manhattan — and it’s just steps from City Hall, yet another clear jab at Mayor de Blasio, law-enforcement sources told The Post.

    About 150 troopers will be taking over four floors at 199 Church St., booting staffers of the New York State Insurance Fund to upstairs offices, sources revealed.

    The start-up cost for the new office is $15 million, including construction, furniture, computers, radios, cars and other equipment, sources added. The annual bill will then be $5 million for rent and garages because parking on the street is prohibited in much of the area.

    The governor’s office has said it wanted to beef up the State Police presence in the Big Apple to help combat terrorism — but the new base was really designed just to get under Hizzoner’s skin, sources said.

    “This is only about the governor trying to stick it to the mayor,’’ a source said.

    “This is a total waste of money and manpower,’’ the source added. “There is nothing for the troopers to do there, with 35,000 New York City cops. They have no responsibility, all they are doing now is helping the MTA, the Port Authority and NYPD.”

    Cuomo has been battling de Blasio over everything from charter schools to homelessness to, most recently, the leak of a state Board of Elections report calling the mayor’s fund-raising unlawful.

    Cuomo has ordered the state Office of Government Services to design a floor plan for the new Manhattan digs and wants the troopers to move in by 2017, sources said.

    The rent will be more than 50 percent of the total $9 million that is currently spent to house more than 200 State Police facilities, sources said.

    Cuomo also is eyeing part of the Javits Center for another contingent of state cops, the source said.

    Meanwhile, State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico retired Friday — and the source said the new plan was one of the last things that he and Cuomo argued about.

    First Deputy Superintendent Patricia Groeber will be the acting superintendent until a new one is chosen. The first woman to have the job, she is also on Cuomo’s short list of permanent candidates.

    Monica Klein, a de Blasio rep, questioned the need for the added cops.

    “As a 6.1 percent drop in crime makes clear, no one protects New Yorkers better than the NYPD,” she said.

    Additional reporting by Bob Fredericks
    Gov. Cuomo has chosen the location for his costly new State Police digs in Manhattan — and it’s just steps from City Hall, yet another clear jab at Mayor de Blasio, law-enforcement sources told The Post. About 150 troopers will be taking over four floors at 199 Church St., booting staffers of the New York State Insurance Fund to upstairs offices, sources revealed. The start-up cost for the new office is $15 million, including construction, furniture, computers, radios, cars and other equipment, sources added. The annual bill will then be $5 million for rent and garages because parking on the street is prohibited in much of the area. The governor’s office has said it wanted to beef up the State Police presence in the Big Apple to help combat terrorism — but the new base was really designed just to get under Hizzoner’s skin, sources said. “This is only about the governor trying to stick it to the mayor,’’ a source said. “This is a total waste of money and manpower,’’ the source added. “There is nothing for the troopers to do there, with 35,000 New York City cops. They have no responsibility, all they are doing now is helping the MTA, the Port Authority and NYPD.” Cuomo has been battling de Blasio over everything from charter schools to homelessness to, most recently, the leak of a state Board of Elections report calling the mayor’s fund-raising unlawful. Cuomo has ordered the state Office of Government Services to design a floor plan for the new Manhattan digs and wants the troopers to move in by 2017, sources said. The rent will be more than 50 percent of the total $9 million that is currently spent to house more than 200 State Police facilities, sources said. Cuomo also is eyeing part of the Javits Center for another contingent of state cops, the source said. Meanwhile, State Police Superintendent Joseph D’Amico retired Friday — and the source said the new plan was one of the last things that he and Cuomo argued about. First Deputy Superintendent Patricia Groeber will be the acting superintendent until a new one is chosen. The first woman to have the job, she is also on Cuomo’s short list of permanent candidates. Monica Klein, a de Blasio rep, questioned the need for the added cops. “As a 6.1 percent drop in crime makes clear, no one protects New Yorkers better than the NYPD,” she said. Additional reporting by Bob Fredericks
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    #2
    Total waste of taxpayer money, because 2 idiots want to screw with each other. Hopefully the NYSP step out of lower Manhattan and patrol up north and some of the other cultural diverse boros of NYC. The aura and image of take no crap will quickly be tested.

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      #3
      I'm glad these two idiots are fighting. And don't believe for one second that crime is down, it's like believing that unemployment is down.

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        #4
        Two pricks in a bathroom stall looking to see who's dick is smaller.
        SHADAP VARMINT!

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        • LazyLab
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          Cock Jousting

        • Barnslayer
          Barnslayer commented
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          Don't cross the streams… it would be bad.

        #5
        An intentional and inexcusable waste of my tax dollars.

        We we should be able to back charge this kind of shit against pol pensions.

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          #6
          How about a good old fashioned DUEL at Times Square, the 2 idiots can shoot each other! With NY compliant firearms.
          stay alive, carry a 45

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            #7
            Originally posted by Killian View Post
            I'm glad these two idiots are fighting. And don't believe for one second that crime is down, it's like believing that unemployment is down.
            As slick Willie once said and I am paraphrasing
            "Define crime"
            Give peace a chance, I'll cover you in case that doesn't work out.

            LIBERALISM should be classified as a MENTAL DISORDER!

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              #8
              ring ring hello yes Preet please one moment............... hello this is Preet Yes this is a concerned citizen can you please look into the wastefull spending of our tax dollars to house the State police in NYC, thank you

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                #9
                Don't even think that would fill the average sized precinct in NYC

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                  #10
                  Originally posted by Killian View Post
                  I'm glad these two idiots are fighting. And don't believe for one second that crime is down, it's like believing that unemployment is down.
                  Smoke and mirrors.

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                    #11
                    There there have been Troopers in NYC for as long as I can remember, just not this amount.

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