Tag: New York City

How Cuomo Plans to Crack Down on Subway Fare Evasion

Weather: Once again, a chance of rain and thunderstorms, with a high in the low to mid-70s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until July 4. ImageCreditChang W. Lee/The New York Times New York’s public transportation system loses $240 million a year because of fare evasion on the subway and buses, according to Governor Cuomo. He has […]

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Tiffany Cabán for Queens District Attorney

In 1991, the year Richard Brown began a nearly 28-year tenure as Queens district attorney, crack had turned New York neighborhoods into battlegrounds and 2,154 people were murdered in the city. Mr. Brown and other law enforcement officials responded with, among other tactics, aggressive prosecutions that filled prisons and devastated generations of black and Hispanic […]

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, With the 2020 Presidential Election Nearing, Slams Trump As Threat to LGBTQ Rights

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at her swearing-in ceremony May 20, 2019Photo: Scott Olson (Getty) Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the first black woman and openly gay person to lead the nation’s third-most-populous city, says Donald Trump is a major threat to LGBTQ civil rights and that that should compel people to go to the polls and […]

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Manhattan District Attorney Refuses to Reopen Cases Handled by Central Park Five Prosecutor Linda Fairstein

Photo: Paul Hawthorne (Getty Images) Since the release of Netflix’s haunting masterpiece When They See Us, karma has been working overtime to derail the lives and careers of former prosecutor Linda Fairstein and attorney Elizabeth Lederer—two of the biggest beneficiaries of the Exonerated Five’s 1990 convictions. When Karma Has GPS: Linda Fairstein Dropped By Literary […]

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Marijuana, E-Scooters, Driver’s Licenses: Last-Minute Deals in Albany

Weather: The forecast for the last days of spring is looking dreary. Today, expect thunderstorms, heavy rain and wind gusts, with a high in the low 70s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until July 4. ImageCreditBryan Anselm for The New York Times Imagine riding an electric scooter to your rent-stabilized apartment, where you enjoy legal marijuana. […]

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Stop Sneering at Bill de Blasio

A common type of viral news story in our age of American decline involves school lunch debt. School employees have seized lunches from students whose parents fall behind on their bills and thrown them in the trash. Kids who owe lunch fees have been branded with stamps and markers and served inferior cold meals. Recently, […]

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‘If We Do This Right’ Maybe H.I.V. Will Be Forgotten

If the 50 years since Stonewall has ultimately been about social and legal progress for L.G.B.T.Q. people, it has also been about one of the most devastating and, at first, mysterious medical events of modern times: The AIDS epidemic. While history now tells us that H.I.V., the virus that causes AIDS, probably made its move […]

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Wall Street Donors Are Swooning for Mayor Pete. (They Like Biden and Harris, Too.)

The behind-the-scenes competition for Wall Street money in the 2020 presidential race is reaching a fevered peak this week as no less than nine Democrats are holding New York fund-raisers in a span of nine days, racing ahead of a June 30 filing deadline when they must disclose their latest financial hauls. With millions of […]

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5 Takeaways From New York City’s $93 Billion Budget Deal

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Five years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the parameters of his first New York City budget, weighing in at $75 billion. With each successive budget, Mr. de Blasio and City Council leaders have spent more taxpayer money, hiring […]

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New Rent Laws Pass in N.Y.: ‘The Pendulum Is Swinging’ Against Landlords

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — New York lawmakers on Friday passed a sweeping package of rent laws designed to dramatically enhance tenant protections and reshape the state’s housing landscape, after a monthslong battle that galvanized tenant activists and dealt a blow to […]

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New York City Allocates $250,000 for Abortions, Challenging Conservative States

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] New York City will spend $250,000 to help poor women who travel from other states to obtain abortions here, inserting itself into the increasingly contentious debate over access to the procedure. While the amount of money is relatively small, […]

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Measles Outbreak: Ending Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations

Weather: Expect a bright day, with a high near 75. Wind gusts may be as high as 15 miles per hour. Alternate-side parking: In effect until July 4. ImageCreditJohn Taggart for The New York Times New York is the epicenter of the country’s measles outbreak. The outbreak has mostly affected ultra-Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn […]

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‘Notorious B.I.G.’ Way and 8 Other Public Spaces Named for Rappers

Weather: Grab an umbrella! Rain all day, easing in the afternoon. High in the low to mid-60s. Alternate-side parking: In effect until July 4. ImageThe rapper Lil’ Kim speaking at the ceremony announcing Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace Way in Brooklyn.CreditShannon Stapleton/Reuters This week, Mr. Wallace, who was killed in 1997, got another honor: Fulton Street […]

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