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New York Fights to Protect Immigrants by Keeping ICE from Patrolling Courts

New York Fights to Protect Immigrants by Keeping ICE from Patrolling Courts

Last July, Miriam Martinez’s husband, Plutarco Ramirez was whisked away by immigration officials at a courthouse in New York. He was arrested after being falsely charged with a crime that was later dropped. “His detention drastically shifted my everyday life, for the first time my family was torn apart,” said Martinez in her emotional testimony […]

Sweetgreen to Accept Greenbacks Again, as the City Considers Cashless Ban

Sweetgreen to Accept Greenbacks Again, as the City Considers Cashless Ban

As the city council polishes up a piece of legislation that would ban “cashless” retail, an early adopter of card- and app-only transactions has indicated it will be reversing course. The fast-casual eatery Sweetgreen announced in a blog post on Thursday it would transition away from its cashless policy, which its stores adopted two years […]

Parks Need More Money to Repair Sandy Damage

Parks Need More Money to Repair Sandy Damage

The Parks Department needs $155 million to restore the parks back to normal.