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Who Gets the Vote?

Who Gets the Vote?

The City Council may expand the right to noncitizens. What do New Yorkers think of that?

New Yorkers to Bill de Blasio: Meh

New Yorkers to Bill de Blasio: Meh

“Anybody need any more whistles? Tommy! More whistles!” John Puglissi, 1st vice president of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association, the biggest police union in New York City, cried orders as he strode around a group of about 50 police protesters standing in the rain on Time Square Thursday morning at 7 a.m. On Thursday’s broadcast of […]

Attacks on Transit Workers Stir Fear and Frustration

Attacks on Transit Workers Stir Fear and Frustration

On April 21 at 10:30 a.m., while many New Yorkers were enjoying their Easter candy, Denaul Jenkins II, 33, was on the job as an MTA subway conductor, waiting to catch the second train of his shift. As he sat on the southbound platform at the 149th Street-Grand Concourse station in the Bronx, Walter Rivera, […]

The L Train Slowdown Went Smoother Than Expected

The L Train Slowdown Went Smoother Than Expected

Crowds of people filtered into Brooklyn L-train stations on Saturday afternoon amid the line’s planned slowdown. Despite fears of a snarled transit mess, the anticipated moment arrived with minor issues beyond what was expected: slowed service and crowded train cars. The MTA finally implemented the highly anticipated plan to fix the L train Canarsie tunnel […]

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 […]