Politics & Policy

Contact Tracing: A Double Edged Sword (video)

Contact Tracing: A Double Edged Sword (video)

What will post-coronavirus contact tracing look like in New York City?

The United States Post Office in Peril

The United States Post Office in Peril

 A dual threat: a deadly pandemic and an existential funding fight

Coronavirus Disrupts an Already Fragile Child Welfare System

Coronavirus Disrupts an Already Fragile Child Welfare System

As the pandemic continues, the foster care system tries to adapt

Childbirth During a Pandemic: New York State Launches a Plan

Childbirth During a Pandemic: New York State Launches a Plan

Even in a pandemic, the natural cycles of life and death continue, and nobody knows this better now than the obstetricians and midwives working in New York City.

The Bronx: A Politician Who Helps Hospitals

The Bronx: A Politician Who Helps Hospitals

Tomas Ramos has built a bridge between generous donors and needy clinics in the Bronx

The Realities of Bail Reform

The Realities of Bail Reform

By Yoonji Han and TuAnh Dam Robert Rose III vividly remembers the 24 years he spent in jail. The empty cell, the cement walls, the rough jeans inmates were allowed to wear. But for Rose, who was convicted of homicide in the second degree, the ordeal started with his bail hearing. Navigating the bail system, […]

On the Frontlines: Nurses Say They Need More Protective Masks and Gear

On the Frontlines:  Nurses Say They Need More Protective Masks and Gear

Nurses treating COVID-19 patients throughout many of the city’s hospitals are reporting that they don’t have enough protective gear. As the virus continues to spread through the city, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that more personal protective gear, and masks are on their way.  For anxious nurses, the relief can’t come soon enough. Reports of supply […]

Flushing Away Fines

Flushing Away Fines

A new city policy may soon offer both small business owners—and pedestrians— some relief. If the Mayor’s Office of Operation and city Law Department approves the proposal, the policy would give business owners the chance to have certain fees waived if their business opens its bathroom up to the public. The program is awaiting the […]

The Ongoing Fight for Heat in NYCHA Housing

The Ongoing Fight for Heat in NYCHA Housing

Each night before his head hits the pillow, Jerry Jackson layers on his grey fleece and down windbreaker over his pajamas. The 68-year-old’s peculiar bedtime routine began in October of 2019 when his apartment started to feel as if all the windows had been left open on a windy winter night. “It’s a constant wave […]

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