Policy

The first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine given in the United States.
It appears to be more transmissible, but it’s unclear if it’s different enough to be unaffected by existing vaccines.
Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center
Over 70% of musicians and DJs have lost more than three-quarters of their income during the pandemic, survey says.
A Lone Jogger Jogs In The Rain Along John V. Lindsay East River Park
Some local activists don’t want East River Park elevated, but others say climate resiliency is imperative.
Image of a snowy street in NYC during a blizzard.
Things are guaranteed to get worse before they get any better in 2021.
New York City’s plan to build new jails to replace the notorious Rikers Island complex dominated headlines this fall.
Losing your Medicaid coverage while incarcerated during a pandemic is dangerous.
Nurse Sandra Lindsay is the first New Yorker to receive a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine
An ICU nurse from Queens has become the first person to receive a federally approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Syracuse, New York
A soon-to-be-introduced bill could change that.
Students at P.S. 188 The Island School on the Lower East Side.
MORE-UFT caucus of the United Federation of Teachers leads campaign against the mayor, DOE, UFT
New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli with Governor Cuomo in 2019.
After years of opposition to fossil fuel divestment, the state comptroller will review and drop the pension fund’s investments in energy companies.
The Beach Terrace Nursing Home in Long Beach, New York.
Though access to PPE and testing has improved, understaffing could leave long-term care facilities vulnerable.
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