New York City

New York City

Taxi drivers plan hunger strike for debt relief

A group of protesters hope the action will force a new plan from City Hall to help them pay off what they owe on medallion loans.

NYPD

NYPD sex crimes division is still understaffed, council member says

Helen Rosenthal on what’s lacking within the unit where change is needed.

Policy

The push to help New Yorkers age in place

The New York City Department for the Aging hopes to invest more in services that allow its aging population to avoid nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

Campaigns & Elections

Could Keith Powers be the consensus speaker candidate?

No one is really against him, but it’s not clear who will be his champion.

Power 100

The 2021 New York City 40 Under 40

Recognizing the next generation of rising stars in city politics.

Transportation

We watched 18 hours of congestion pricing hearings so you don’t have to

Public speakers had concerns about charging too much, but much public testimony landed in the tolling program’s favor.

Policy

How NYC’s right to shelter mandate works

Over the past four decades, this consent decree has helped secure temporary housing for thousands of homeless New Yorkers in need – but is it making for sustainable solutions?

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Campaign Confidential

Justin Brannan is running for speaker, did you hear?

The son of Bay Ridge has laid the foundation for a competitive campaign for City Council speaker.

Power 100

The Manhattan Power 100 2021

The local leaders who are positioning the borough for another rebound.

Education

Get vaccinated or go home, NYC tells school employees

Several teachers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the COVID-19 vaccine requirement, but Mayor Bill de Blasio says the mandate is working.

Interviews & Profiles

Carmelyn Malalis resurrected the NYC Commission on Human Rights

After almost seven years with the commission, Malalis is stepping down and reflecting on her legacy.

Transportation

NYC and taxi drivers have very different ideas for how to tackle medallion debt

The city is sticking with its grant program despite scathing criticism from taxi drivers who say it’s not nearly enough to give them relief.