Politics & Policy

Bill de Blasio endorses Bernie Sanders for President

Bill de Blasio endorses Bernie Sanders for President

The mayor, who dropped out of the presidential race himself in September, will stump for Sanders in Nevada

Is the MTA Meeting Its Promises to Make the Subway Accessible?

Is the MTA Meeting Its Promises to Make the Subway Accessible?

After a mother died last year when she fell down station stairs, the MTA said they would make things better. Many wonder how the agency's actions stack up

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

A Surge of Violence in Jails Stirs Scrutiny from City

A Surge of Violence in Jails Stirs Scrutiny from City

Incidents of slashings and stabbings in city jails surged 10.4 percent last year and physical confrontations between detainees and corrections officers rose sharply to a staggering 37 percent—and

After Nearly Three Decades in Office, the Queens DA Dies

After Nearly Three Decades in Office, the Queens DA Dies

Eight candidates already vying to replace Judge Richard Brown, who had planned to retire in June

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 […]

City Council Votes to Notify Incarcerated Individuals When Bail is Less than $10

City Council Votes to Notify Incarcerated Individuals When Bail is Less than $10

By Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio On Tuesday, the New York City Council voted to pass a bill which requires the Department of Correction to inform incarcerated people– and their lawyers–when they are being held on a bail amount of less than $10. Activists working with incarcerated individuals have long been fighting to find a […]

Living in Legal Limbo

Living in Legal Limbo

  All of them live in legal limbo. And all of them live under the same roof. The matriarch, Mirna Portillo, 49, a Salvadoran who entered the country illegally 19 years ago, is losing her hair because of stress. After an earthquake hit El Salvador in 2001, the United States granted temporary protected status, known […]

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