City reports and industry find taxes, regulation, and permitting delays are often a bigger drag on small businesses than rising rents.
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The former New York mayor is being called a racist for his former support of searching young minorities without cause.
The city's overzealous commission has ordered the company to stop selling dolls some said were racial caricatures.
DOJ Intervention Dramatically, Irrationally, and Unconstitutionally Increases the Penalty Faced by a Woman Accused of Slapping Jews
How can prosecuting a black woman for slapping Jews in 2020 be authorized by the constitutional amendment that abolished slavery in 1865?
The Justice Department Wades Into New York Bail Reform Fight With Federal Hate Crime Charges Over Slapping
Police and prosecutors want to maintain a system that punishes poor people before they’re ever convicted.
New York's Progressive Rent Regulations Having the Exact Same Negative Consequence That Skeptics Predicted
New York told landlords they couldn't pass along renovation costs, so landlords stopped doing renovations
New York City has failed to zone for enough housing to keep pace with growth.
Hate crime data suggest that claim is overblown.
Opponents of New York Bail Reform Seize on Anti-Semitic Attacks in Order To Sabotage Important Changes
Jewish criminal justice groups are not having it.
Of the nearly 9,000 NYPD placard abuse complaints documented, over half have resulted in no action taken against violators.
Oren Levy nearly lost six years of hard work to the NYPD and muddled state law.
Many ideological extremes are responsible for anti-Jewish attacks.
More than half of cigarettes consumed in the state are smuggled from elsewhere, thanks to high taxes.
Tessa Majors may have been on way to buy illegal pot when she was stabbed to death. But if that's true, it's an argument against prohibition, not for it.
He reversed position only as he decided to run for president and now seems surprised he’s getting asked about it.
But she's wrong about why it's bad.
New York City, Which Defended Its Onerous Gun Transport Restrictions As Necessary for Public Safety, Concedes They Weren't
Several justices seem skeptical of the claim that revising the rules after SCOTUS agreed to consider a challenge to them made the case moot.
Plus: climate change defamation suit can proceed, trade deal inches forward, and more…
The former New York mayor wants us to believe he suddenly realized a program he defended for 17 years was unfair and unconstitutional.
Brooklyn School Integration Is Totally Working! (Except for Some Non-Compliant Families, but They Probably Hate Diversity)
Middle-school enrollment is down 7% after a trailblazing admissions overhaul; politicians declare victory while insulting those who left.
Do you feel safer now?
A report from the city's Department of Planning finds that housing construction has not kept pace with job growth.
New Yorkers Overwhelmingly Voted To Give a Civilian Oversight Board More Power To Investigate Lying Cops
Police unions are unhappy.
When Ranked-Choice Voting Comes to New York City, Expect More Voter Participation, Not Radical Changes
Voters won’t have to worry as much about having to choose between similar candidates or “throwing away” votes on third-party choices.
The NYPD's increased presence on the New York subway has many wondering about the resources dedicated to stop petty crimes.
Pantaleo's lawyer says it’s “arbitrary and capricious” to fire a cop for choking a guy over black market cigarettes.
But can the city commit to reducing its jail population—and will Rikers' infamous culture just be transplanted to the new jails?
How the Other Half Learns reveals how Success challenges supporters and opponents of education reform.
Robert Pondiscio's provocative new book, How the Other Half Learns, challenges supporters and opponents of education reform.
Legislator Who Argues Housing Is a Human Right Also Suing to Stop Affordable Housing in Her District
New York Assemblymember Yuh-Line Niou is a plaintiff in a lawsuit to stop a Habitat for Humanity housing project.
Local regulators want to put a cap on Grubhub's commissions.
The Commission on Human Rights is likely running afoul of the First Amendment.
The logic behind school busing is back. And so is flight from government-operated schools.
"Controlled choice" is supposed to fix inequality in New York public schools. It might make everything worse.
Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City all have some easily identifiable management problems.
Proposed regulations would require food delivery apps to cut fees or be added to restaurants' liquor licenses.
The police union's attempt to punish the city for dismissing Daniel Pantaleo is instead showing the problem of overpolicing,
"It was the year 2019, and everybody was finally equal."
His death resulted from a violent confrontation that never should have happened.
An internal disciplinary hearing found him guilty of recklessly causing physical injury.
"I can't breathe" became a rallying cry for activists opposing police brutality.
It's not politicians' fault that citizens don't respect them.
Subway Planners Forgot To Include Wheelchair-Friendly Platforms in $21.7 Million Accessibility Project, Audit Finds
A damning new audit of New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority finds that subway improvement projects are plagued by delays and cost overruns.
The new law eliminates a loophole that allowed police to continue arresting people for something that was not supposed to be a crime anymore.