6 days ago | Protests
Ava Collesso, 58, is among the 1,800 warehouse workers, dispatchers, service technicians and fiber optic specialists currently striking against Charter Spectrum, as Time Warner Cable is now called after its recent acquisition by one-time rival Cha...
14 days ago | New York
Two weeks ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans to close the City’s jail complex on Riker’s Island, and end nearly a century of its use as a place to imprison people. Melissa Mark-Viverito, the Speaker of the City Council, stood beside him and...
15 days ago | Courts
This past weekend the New York State legislature enacted partial Raise the Age reform which will raise the age of adult criminal responsibility for non-violent offenses to 18, and substantially change the way all 16 and 17 year-olds are treated by...
25 days ago | Rikers Island
At a hastily-arranged press conference held in the City Hall Rotunda on Friday, Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced that “New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility” within a decade. “This is...
26 days ago | Health
Spring is here, and for those wanting to stretch their legs outside, several day-hikes and overnight backpacking adventures are available just north of the City. All of these hikes are accessible by train, in some cases in conjunction with a cab r...
1 month ago | Prisons
For five years, “Raise the Age” legislation has been proposed to eliminate New York’s current practice of prosecuting all 16 and 17-year-old juvenile offenders as adult criminals. And for five years, Republicans and a handful of rogue Democrats in...