New HIV Diagnoses in New York City Declined 21% From 2019 to 2020, Down 76% Since 2001

COVID-19 pandemic likely impacted diagnoses, laboratory testing and HIV care

New HIV Diagnoses in New York City Declined 21% From 2019 to 2020, Down 76% Since 2001

December 1, 2021 — The Health Department today released the 2020 HIV Surveillance Annual Report (PDF), which shows continued progress toward ending the HIV epidemic in New York City. According to the report, 1,396 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City in 2020, down 21% from 2019 and down 76% since 2001. The Health Department […]

The Toll of NYCHA’s Lead Lies: A Brooklyn Girl Poisoned as Officials Covered Up Danger

More than 5,000 public housing apartments in buildings long ago deemed “lead free” contain lead paint, THE CITY has learned. And that number is likely to grow. Meet a resident of one of those complexes: Mikhaila Bonaparte, who was born in 2013, just days before NYCHA falsified its lead report to the feds.

The Toll of NYCHA’s Lead Lies: A Brooklyn Girl Poisoned as Officials Covered Up Danger

By Greg B. Smith, THE CITY The inspectors arrived at the Tompkins Houses in Brooklyn to check for lead paint when resident Shari Broomes was a young woman. They randomly tested a couple of apartments and later declared the entire public housing development — all 1,031 units — to be “lead free.” The Tompkins sampling […]

New York Moves to Allow 800,000 Noncitizens to Vote in Local Elections

New York City will become the largest municipality in the country to allow legal residents to vote if the legislation is approved as expected in December.

New York Moves to Allow 800,000 Noncitizens to Vote in Local Elections

By Jeffery C. Mays and Annie Correal, NY Times For decades, lawmakers and immigrant advocates in New York City have pushed for legislation that would allow legal residents who are not citizens to vote in municipal elections, a right they had in school board elections until the boards were abolished in the early 2000s. Now […]

Nursing Home Workers Deserve and Demand Better

Nursing Home Workers Deserve and Demand Better

By George Gresham, NY Daily News Every day of the last two years, nursing home heroes have put their personal fears about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic aside and gone to work to care for residents stricken by the deadly virus. Many of these dedicated workers lacked basic personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks, gloves and […]

Impeachment Investigators Release Their Report on Cuomo

Another damning report confirms a range of misbehavior by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Impeachment Investigators Release Their Report on Cuomo

 Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie attends Governor Andrew Cuomo signing ‘Say Their Name’ police reform agenda package at office on 633 3rd Avenue – New York, NY – June 12, 2020 (Shutterstock) By Zach Williams, City and State NY Assembly impeachment investigators have confirmed that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women in addition to […]

Council Votes to Overhaul Construction Safety

Council Votes to Overhaul Construction Safety

City Hall, NY: After a particularly devastating year for construction worker deaths in New York City, on Wednesday, November 10, the Council voted on a package of bills building on efforts to reduce construction-related injuries and fatalities. The first bill would require additional site safety supervision at major building construction sites, requiring a designated full-time […]