Policy

Eric Adams debuts his first curbside composting initiative

The Queens-based initiative comes after years of fits and starts with other composting pilot programs.

Transportation

NYC’s public spaces are becoming increasingly hostile toward homeless people

Limited seating, or a lack of it, in places like Moynihan Train Hall, don’t make the city’s affordability problem go away.

Transportation

Penn Station redo and skyscraper plan may lead to a repeat of past mistakes

Developers’ plans include building 10 new buildings in the area around the transit hub, but it’s unclear how a Hudson Yards-esque expansion would benefit the surrounding neighborhood.

Transportation

With Penn Station’s rebirth in the making, a look at other transit hub rehabs

Here’s how the New York City transit hub’s counterparts around the country delivered after taking on similar redevelopment efforts.

New York State

Texas Gov. Abbott escalates feud with Eric Adams by ‘shamelessly’ sending migrant buses to NYC

The move follows Adams’ refusal earlier in the week to accept Abbott’s invitation to visit the Texas border towns where migrants are crossing into the U.S.

New York City

Congestion pricing’s next obstacle? The exemption debate.

A panel will consider who won’t have to pay the new tolls – an endeavor some members said could be a slippery slope.

New York State

In a battle of the data, Eric Adams digs in on claims about bail failures, despite pushback

Adams on Wednesday debuted a trove of statistics he said support his push to tighten bail laws. As Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie noted, the numbers lacked context.

New York State

New York City declares state of emergency over monkeypox – what it means

The declaration is largely intended to send a message to the federal government to release additional vaccines more quickly, officials said.

New York City

As New York City seeks contractors to aid asylum seekers, advocates decry continued mismanagement at shelters

The intake center is short of Spanish-speaking staff and some families are being shuffled between shelters and hotels, Legal Aid said Monday.

NYPA head says no thanks to building public renewables

The CEO of the state’s public energy authority said he doesn’t agree with legislation that would require it to build more renewable power plants.

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Coronavirus

Putting the state’s COVID-19 response under a microscope

An independent review by consultants plans to analyze key points of failure – like the state’s nursing home policies.

News & Politics

Senate Set to Approve Over $50B to Expand Semiconductor Production

Mayors and local leaders hope the subsidies will create more than 1 million jobs nationwide over six years.

Nonprofits

How New York lawmakers and nonprofits are taking action after Roe v. Wade

Various groups are increasing efforts to make abortion accessible to New Yorkers and out-of-staters.

Heard Around Town

NY GOP lawmakers reject birth control rights bill

Only one GOP Congress member from New York, Rep. John Katko, voted to protect contraception.

Policy

Critics say New York’s new gun control law will fuel mass incarceration

When the old law was ruled unconstitutional, public defenders had hoped that the Legislature could craft a better law.