Head of New York City Police Union Notoriously Hostile to Reform

By: Sunday December 28, 2014 7:00 am

Opposition against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio by police officers is still high after the deaths of two New York Police Department officers on Dec. 20. In fact, NYPD Commissioner William Bratton believed tensions were as high as in the 1970s, when the crime rate soared along with the deaths of police officers. The night [...]

A Lively Atmosphere at the People’s Climate March

By: Tuesday September 23, 2014 7:22 am

The People’s Climate March featured a diverse amount of people and groups with major themes scattered throughout the march under the banner of environmentalism. With the United Nations General Assembly occurring two days later, organizers hoped to create an event to raise awareness through the efforts of those in attendance. “We want to make sure [...]

Mayor De Blasio Tells New York City It’s Time For Equality

By: Thursday January 2, 2014 8:03 am

With an obviously peeved Michael Bloomberg in the audience, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio used his inauguration speech to distance himself from the class policies of the Bloomberg administration and reaffirm his support for promoting equality within America’s largest city. The inauguration opened with a speech by one of de Blasio’s biggest supporters, [...]

Fast Food Workers in New York City Stage Wildcat Strike

By: Thursday November 29, 2012 6:14 am

I guess worker-led revolts are catching. After a successful set of Black Friday protests at Walmart stores nationwide, New York City will see walkouts at dozens of fast-food restaurants today, part of a more explicit effort to unionize the sector with the slogan Fast Food Forward. After three years of working at the McDonald’s restaurant [...]

As New York Officials Deliver Damage Estimates, Prospects for Supplemental Funding Remote

By: Tuesday November 27, 2012 9:15 am

It’s easy to forget, amid the non-stop talk about long-term deficits, that the East Coast remains fairly ruined from the effects of Superstorm Sandy. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie – who’s going to win re-election next year by saying he’s the only man in the state equipped to handle the reconstruction efforts – already released [...]

Regions of New York City Face Challenges as Post-Sandy Cold Front Moves In

By: Monday November 5, 2012 8:30 am

I think Rudy Giuliani is just being a good partisan by claiming that the federal response to Superstorm Sandy has been worse than Katrina. But has the media run with a narrative of competence and professional response while residents in Staten Island and Rockaway Beach, for example, yell for help? I think that’s beyond question. And the anger is growing in these areas.

The Time for Climate Defense Action is Now

By: Friday November 2, 2012 12:19 pm

I already mentioned Bob Kuttner’s piece on the new fiscal choice revealed by Superstorm Sandy, but it deserves a wider reading. One of the casualties of Hurricane Sandy is the premise that America’s biggest economic problem is deficit reduction. That’s because the United States just became a much larger version of the Netherlands [...] As [...]

Difficulties With Hurricane Sandy Response on Staten Island

By: Friday November 2, 2012 6:58 am

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy The New York/New Jersey cleanup from Hurricane Sandy has been decent in areas, but the response in Staten Island is being harshly criticized by local residents. Nineteen people are dead and 80,000 still without power. The residents of Staten Island are pleading for [...]

Hurricane Sandy Aftermath Reveals Massive Inequality Gap in New York City

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 10:45 am

New York is slowly recovering from the damaging floodwaters and winds of Superstorm Sandy. And what we’re seeing in the aftermath is how the burden natural disasters invariably falls on the shoulders of those least equipped to cope. Nowithstanding the human interest stories about trying to find an outlet to charge cell phones, the real [...]

New York City Goes to Mandatory Carpooling to Deal With Storm Shutdowns

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 1:45 pm

The New York City subway system will return to partial service tomorrow above 34th Street and in some of the outer boroughs, with connecting bus service from Brooklyn. The Long Island Railroad and Metro North resumed limited service today. And the NBA cancelled a scheduled game in Brooklyn between the Knicks and Nets, which cuts [...]

Anecdotal Tales of Quality of Life Problems in Lower Manhattan

By: Wednesday October 31, 2012 12:18 pm

I don’t want to overhype anecdotal information, but if this is in any way an accurate assessment of life in Lower Manhattan right now, we need to make some noise about it. 4) For now, this is an economic crisis – hourly workers cannot be paid, freelancers have no clients, small businesses have no sales, [...]

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