New York City

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 […]

The Coronavirus Shutdown Is Devastating New York City’s Independent Theaters

The Coronavirus Shutdown Is Devastating New York City’s Independent Theaters

In a good year, the Secret Theatre in Long Island City, a small non-profit theater, operates on razor-thin margins. The playhouse relies heavily on local businesses to remain afloat, along with the occasional GoFundMe project. It’s worked, for the most part. The theater held more than a dozen events last year, including acting classes for […]

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, […]

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