gun control

Policy

Eric Adams’ fears that SCOTUS ruling could permit guns on subways is a ‘worst-case scenario’

The court has indicated it is likely to overturn the state’s restrictive permitting requirements for concealed guns, except in “sensitive” public places.

New York City

Politics

Poll: New Yorkers want metal detectors, more cops on subways as concerns about crime remain high

Though the city maintains historically low crime rates, 70% of respondents said they feel less safe than they did before the pandemic, with a majority fearing hate crimes.

Policy

Eric Adams defends hiring of gun violence czar flagged in DOI probe

“Everybody's going to start telling me ‘Why did you pick this one? Why don't you pick that? Because I'm the mayor,” Adams said.

Politics

Politics

LG candidates Ana María Archila and Diana Reyna debate New York’s most pressing issues

Lt. Gov. Antonio Delgado declined to attend the forum where gun violence, housing, COVID-19 and other important topics were discussed.

Politics

At power breakfast, Eric Adams vows to boost economy, housing

The New York City mayor detailed plans to improve the city’s housing stock and revitalize small businesses by eliminating administrative and zoning barriers on Wednesday.

Politics

Politics

Carlina Rivera enters the race for New York's 10th Congressional District

The New York City Council member said she will be running as the only candidate who was born and raised in the district.

gun control

Policy

What is gun microstamping?

A state bill that would require the technology to be included in the manufacturing of some guns sold in New York could be passed by the end of the week.

gun control

Policy

What have New York lawmakers done to prevent gun violence this year?

State legislators, along with Gov. Kathy Hochul, have responded to mass shootings and the proliferation of illegal guns by introducing a variety of gun control policies and proposals.

Campaigns & Elections

Politics

Antonio Delgado’s swearing in sets up a messy election schedule

The special election to fill his seat representing the 19th Congressional District will likely be held on Aug. 23.

Politics

Where do the District 10 congressional candidates stand? We asked some experts

Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Rep. Mondaire Jones and Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou are the most prominent candidates, so far.

New York City

Policy

Two years after George Floyd’s murder, where have all the police reforms gone?

The NYPD budget has been restored, anti-crime units reinstated, disciplinary records have been withheld and few officers have been punished for aggression toward protesters.

Politics

Politics

Final congressional and state Senate maps still bring political upheaval

The court released district lines with a number of big changes and plenty of chaos for Democrats.

New York City

Politics

Another day of contradictory remarks from Eric Adams – this time on crime

Adams made the inaccurate statement in a Thursday interview on FOX 5 that he has “never witnessed crime at this level,” only to deny making the claim hours later.

News & Politics

Politics

New York City Department of Correction reveals plan to save Rikers from fed takeover

The federal monitor overseeing the jail system suggested the report may be enough to stave off the federal receivership threatened last month.

Policy

Policy

Police could have used New York’s Red Flag law to stop the Buffalo shooting suspect

New York State Police said they did not file for a protection order under the law after they were called to the accused shooter’s school, where they reportedly investigated a “murder-suicide” threat he made.

New York State

Politics

Draft house maps released by special master

The map seems to spell bad news for New York Democrats, who could have more competitive general elections than ever.

New York State

Politics

Judge upholds Assembly lines in redistricting challenge, June primary to proceed

Steuben County Judge Patrick McAllister ruled on Wednesday that there was not enough time to redraw the Assembly lines ahead of the scheduled primary election date.

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