Politics & Policy

City to Call on Congress to Pick up Trump Security Check

City to Call on Congress to Pick up Trump Security Check

The mayor’s office will ask Congress for more funds to cover the cost of protecting the president's assets and family

A Stamp Unveiling Ceremony Gets Political

A Stamp Unveiling Ceremony Gets Political

Hillary Clinton honors a stylish immigrant designer

Race for Harlem City Council Seat is Fierce, But Voters Don’t Seem to Care

Race for Harlem City Council Seat is Fierce, But Voters Don’t Seem to Care

Nine candidates are competing for the City Council seat that represents much of East and Central Harlem. The District Nine seat was vacated in November when Council Member

Immigration: In Bay Ridge, A Door Shuts

Immigration: In Bay Ridge, A Door Shuts

In the wake of President Trump’s “Muslim Ban,” immigration to a vital Arab community may be at risk

Finding New Life in Old Buildings—and Keeping the Original Tenants

Finding New Life in Old Buildings—and Keeping the Original Tenants

There used to be mice in Geraldine Thomas’s apartment. And rodents were far from the only problem. “Wasn’t nothing working,” she recalls. The diminutive 68-year- old has lived

Veterans Rally Against City Budget Cuts

Veterans Rally Against City Budget Cuts

Most of the protestors lining the steps of City Hall in the middle of the week were clad in worn black leather vests, with mismatched patches of yellow and red sewn on. The words “Rolling Thunder” were emblazoned on many of their backs. Some of the men had their long, gray hair hidden underneath blue and red bandanas. A few were […]

Trying to Connect

Trying to Connect

Juanita Baez typed with her two index fingers. As her long fingernails tapped on each deliberately chosen key, a digital clock in the bottom corner of her screen counted down the precious minutes that she had left to use the internet that day. Baez has been using the computers at the Hunts Point Public Library […]

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