Over the past month, a group of people who lost everything in Hurricane Sandy have been waging a battle with the city. They came from the most traumatized areas, and from the poorest economic backgrounds. The city had given 3,132 evacuees temporary housing in hotels in the aftermath of the storm, bu ... More >>
A troubling pattern is emerging around the NYPD's recent "big drug busts."
Last month, after years of surveillance, the NYPD concluded that gangs on the Lower East Side had sold "$1.2 million worth of coke in two years." On April 12, the NYPD arrested 41 people from the neighborhood, mostly from Ba ... More >>
On Monday night, a state supreme court ordered that the city temporarily halt its eviction of Hurricane Sandy victims from hotels. Slightly less than 200 households were to face their move-out deadline today, including 125 families that had nowhere to go, and 71 that the Department of Homeless Serv ... More >>
The Boston Consulting Group's $10 million evaluation of the New York City Housing Authority's central office and infrastructure has all the makings of some good old chunky scandal-soup:1) The chairman of an already cash-strapped NYCHA signs off on a $10 million contract with a private consulting fir ... More >>
In another of a range of efforts to reduce violence in the city's jail for teenage inmates, the Correction Department is going to require them to wear uniforms, rather than personal clothing.
Correction officials say the move will enhance safety and security among the Robert N. Davoren Center's tee ... More >>
An Iraq war vet and inmate at Nassau County Correctional Center committed suicide Feb. 24 -- making him the fifth prisoner to take his own life in the facility since 2010. Seven inmates in total have died in this period, and state authorities have determined that several of these incidents were prev ... More >>
City Council plans to try and stop a new policy from the Mayor's administration that would require homeless people to prove they have nowhere else to go before they can be admitted into a shelter. Council Speaker Christine Quinn described the policy as "cruel and punitive"; the pending suit represen ... More >>
Earlier today, right around the time that the City Council was holding a hearing on the NYPD's controversial stop and frisk practices, cops slapped a Brooklyn man with a trespassing charge for standing under an awning to get out of the rain.
Vincent Mouzon, a 55-year-old telephone pollster w ... More >>
A Bronx housing court judge has issued an arrest warrant for landlord Sam Suzuki, a member of the Voice's "10 Worst Landlords" list.
It was an extremely rare step, but tenants of 1585 East 172nd Street have long suffered from their landlord's neglect.
The judge stopped short of ordering the landl ... More >>
It's Eliot Spitzer in Surround-Sound these days. Between the book ("Rough Justice"),the movie (Alex Gibney doc, unfinished cut), and the big Times interview this weekend in which the ex-gov savaged his would-be successor, Andrew Cuomo, it's All Spitzer, All the Time. Which is clearly how the ... More >>
Bloomberg 3: No more Mr. Nice GuyThe temperature's dipping into the low 30s today, so we can be can be sure to get more glimpses of life in the Age of Bloomberg like this one, as described in the Legal Aid lawsuit filed yesterday seeking a new court order to force the city to house the homele ... More >>
Photos by Candice M. Giove.
In front of a backdrop of hot pink placards - some splashed with hearts and cupids - Robert Pinter, a 53-year-old gay man, recounted the horror of being falsely arrested for prostitution this past October.
He is one of many older gay men, activists said, targeted by ... More >>