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New York City

A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island

A federal judge ruled New York City will continue to control Rikers Island – for now.

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Bill looks to improve housing assignments for transgender, gender non-conforming, non-binary, and intersex people in New York City jails

The legislation sponsored by City Council Member Keith Powers is aimed at giving some of the most vulnerable people in custody more say in securing housing that aligns with their gender identity.

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Brock Pierce wants to educate New York lawmakers about crypto

The crypto entrepreneur and billionaire said he’s steeped in New York politics and legislation – including a proposed moratorium on Bitcoin mining.

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Future of New York City transit network topic of City & State’s 2022 Transportation Summit

Key issues discussed at the event included technology, safety and the push towards electrification

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Opinion: ULURP shouldn’t be taken for granted

New York City Council Members should have the goal of saying “yes” to developers going through the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and affordable housing is at stake.

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New York City’s budget just grew to $104 billion. Here’s what you need to know.

Mayor Eric Adams told agencies to find 3% savings across the board and (nearly) all of them did.

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E-bike battery fires spike spurs New York City Council to rethink regulation

Lawmakers reconsidered how to best maintain safety without hurting disadvantaged workers' livelihoods.

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New York City is down about 21,000 government workers

A new report from the state comptroller’s office found that New York City municipal attrition continues to outpace hiring.

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How NYC is supporting thousands of asylum-seeking children

Teachers, nonprofit workers and volunteers are mobilizing to help children adjust to a completely new environment.

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New York City opens new emergency center for asylum-seekers in a Midtown hotel

While the tents at Randall’s Island remain far below capacity, the city is opening a new HERRC at the Hotel Wolcott in Manhattan.

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Could tech workers do Peace Corps-like stints working for New York City too?

Announcing a new legal fellows program to help address a shortage of city lawyers, Mayor Eric Adams said he wants other industries to loan employees to government work.

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Fleming, LaLota both promise to protect Social Security

In a forum hosted by City & State and AARP, both Long Island congressional candidates rejected a Republican proposal to sunset government programs.

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The fossil fuel industry has worked hard opposing New York climate action

A new report details how energy companies have spent over $15 million in the past six years to lobby against green energy initiatives

Editor's Note

Editor’s Note: ‘Trick-or-Streets’ received frightful and ill-timed pushback

While some New Yorkers are fed up with the city’s open streets program, their frustrations should have been kept out of a children’s night of fun and frights.

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New York’s favorite new industry has a climate problem

Micron, the chip manufacturer pouring $100 billion into Central New York, has committed to net-zero emissions by 2050, but details are thin on how the plant doing extremely energy intensive work will get there.

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How is the NYC Racial Justice Commission using $5 million to promote the racial equity ballot proposals?

Failure of Democrat-backed ballot proposals last year is a reminder that voter support can’t be taken for granted.