Politics & Policy

Brooklyn Democratic Leader Resigns Ahead of NYC Mayoral Debate

Brooklyn Democratic Leader Resigns Ahead of NYC Mayoral Debate

A Brooklyn Democratic leader resigned from her position Thursday evening after offensive comments she made about Chinese and Palestinian people surfaced, igniting threats to boycott an upcoming mayoral candidate debate. The Brooklyn politician, Lori Maslow, announced she would leave her position as Assembly District leader in the Kings County Democratic County Committee, which is scheduled […]

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. Weddings can be postponed, birthday parties and Botox rescheduled. A baby’s arrival cannot.  City hospitals not only juggle thousands of coronavirus-positive patients every day, but also the […]

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 […]