FDNY Captain Paul Washington is a past president of the Vulcan Society. He was also the FDNY employee who raised the original Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint about the department's racial makeup, which joined a decades long federal lawsuit against the city and led to yesterday's la ... More >>
Federal Judge Nicholas Garaufis laid down the law with the FDNY today, writing that the job of "New York City firefighter - arguably 'the best job in the world' - has remained a stubborn bastion of white male privilege."
In a sweeping opinion, Garaufis concluded that after months (years, really) of ... More >>
Firefighters are on the minds of a lot of New Yorkers this weekend, and we thought it would be a good time to point out that if you're interested in becoming one of New York's bravest, you've got a little less than a week to get your application in.
The city is currently recruiting candidate ... More >>
Nothing is ever easy with the federal government's four decade long attempt to force the city to comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and make the Fire Department more diverse. As we wrote about in our cover story last December, U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis recently ordered that ... More >>
The two places that men reveal their inner selves, the adage goes, are behind a steering wheel and on a basketball court. All that contained aggressiveness grandstands to the surface.
For Mayor Mike, though, who neither duels with taxis nor elbows under a hoop, it is apparently depositions ... More >>
By Alana Horowitz
Mayor Bloomberg and former fire commissioner Nicholas Scoppetta were not held liable in this week's ruling against the FDNY's discriminatory hiring practics, but a federal judge called their behavior "deliberately indifferent."
Judge Nicholas Garaufis ruled that, when it c ... More >>