Socialists and Big Business Both Lose Bids to Sway State Assembly Elections

Incumbents survived all but one challenge and progressive groups failed to make new gains — while outside spending failed to make a dent. More than $200,000 on one Bronx candidate yielded just 956 votes.

Socialists and Big Business Both Lose Bids to Sway State Assembly Elections

New York, NY – June 27, 2022: Governor Kathy Hochul speaks to the press during campaign stop along with Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado in Washington Heights. (Shutterstock) By Claudia Irizarry Aponte and George Joseph, THE CITY All but one Democratic incumbent in 28 Assembly primaries across the five boroughs were able to stave off challengers […]

DSNY Initiatives: The Dignity of a Clean-Living City

DSNY Initiatives: The Dignity of a Clean-Living City

Photo: Sanitation Commissioner Jessica S. Tisch and José Bayona, Executive Director, Mayor’s Office of Ethnic & Community Media and The Press at Community/Ethnic Media Roundtable (May 4, 2022) | New York City Department of Sanitation By Manuel Holguin Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch takes the helm of one of the essential departments in New […]

Better Drivers for New York City

Better Drivers for New York City

By Manuel Holguin New drivers, including immigrants, take to the road every day in New York City. To ensure that these drivers could be adequately licensed, informed of traffic laws, pass a driving test, and operate registered, inspected, and insured vehicles, the Driver’s License Access and Privacy Act, also known as the ‘Green Light law,’ […]

Earth Week: NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez Announces 2022 Citywide Open Streets Program to Include Over 150 Street Locations Totaling More Than 300 City Blocks

Working with a wide network of community partners, NYC will build on the nation’s largest Open Streets Program that reclaims street space for pedestrians and cyclists and promotes the use of streets as public space; This year’s Open Streets program includes 21 new locations, all set to begin by the summer

Earth Week: NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez Announces 2022 Citywide Open Streets Program to Include Over 150 Street Locations Totaling More Than 300 City Blocks

New York City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez speaks at a press conference on gun violence in Times Square on May 9, 2021 in New York City. (Shutterstock) NEW YORK – NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez today unveiled over 300 blocks that are slated to participate in the Open Streets program in 2022. New York City is home to the nation’s largest Open Streets program. This year’s […]

Pregnant, Sick, Homeless and Afraid: Bronx Fire Survivors Say the City is Not Doing Enough

NYC raised $2.5 million for survivors of the Bronx fire. Why has the Mayor's Office only distributed 10% of that fund to families in need?

Pregnant, Sick, Homeless and Afraid: Bronx Fire Survivors Say the City is Not Doing Enough

Bronx, NY USA January 14, 2022 – A makeshift memorial for the families of Twin Parks North West Building where a five alarm fire killed 17 people including 8 children in The Bronx. (Shutterstock) By Amir Khafagy, Documented NY After Yadhira Rodriguez, her husband and two sons, lost their home in the Twin Parks fire […]

New York City to Grant Noncitizens the Right to Vote

800,000 New Yorkers will now be able to vote for mayor and other local positions as City Council passes the Our City Our Vote Bill.

New York City to Grant Noncitizens the Right to Vote

People cast their vote for the 2020 U.S Presidential Election at a polling site in Manhattan on November 3, 2020 in New York City. (Shutterstock) By Giulia McDonnell Nieto del Rio, Documented NY New York City will become the largest municipality in the nation to permit noncitizens to vote in local elections, after the New […]

Gowanus Could Become More Diverse After Rezoning, Racial Impact Study Finds

Gowanus Could Become More Diverse After Rezoning, Racial Impact Study Finds

By Rachel Holliday Smith, THE CITY Brooklyn’s Gowanus neighborhood would likely become more diverse and less segregated under a proposal to allow more development in the neighborhood, according to a first-of-its-kind study on the contentious rezoning’s potential racial impact. The analysis of the Gowanus Neighborhood Plan, conducted by a Columbia University professor with City Council […]