New York City
A new report from The Community Housing Improvement Program argues that allowable rent hikes in rent-stabilized buildings cover less than half the increase in operating costs.
The Big Apple's building regulations are almost impossible to navigate, and officials like it that way.
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Alvin Bragg campaigned on Tracy McCarter’s innocence. Once in office, that was apparently less politically expedient.
New York Legislators Seem To Think Posting 'Gun-Free Zone' Signs in Times Square Will Minimize Crime
Approximately 36 blocks around Times Square will now be deemed a "gun-free zone." What purpose is served by this?
Several dozen NYC residents want to repeal the regulations allowing outdoor dining in the city.
Michael Picard's free speech rights were violated when he was booked for telling passersby to "Google Jury Nullification."
NYC and San Francisco Prioritize 'First Doses First' for Monkeypox Vaccine. Why Won't the CDC Do the Same?
The CDC and FDA, when confronted with scarce vaccine supply, refuse to learn from their COVID-19 mistakes.
The mayor promised to reopen city playgrounds, but more of them are currently closed than before he took office.
The initial decision to pursue prosecution runs contrary to the campaign promises of Alvin Bragg, who claims to understand that, so often, the process is the punishment.
New Footage Shows Bodega Clerk Trying To Avoid Deadly Fight. Will Manhattan D.A. Drop the Murder Charges?
Alvin Bragg campaigned on "ending mass incarceration." But that promise apparently does not apply to Jose Alba.
The case of Jose Alba reminds us that progressive prosecutors don't always apply their principles when they're inconvenient.
Criticizing Lack of Grocery Stores in the South Bronx Means the Twitter Mob Will Try To Get You Fired
A recent college grad from the Midwest landed in the Bronx and was confused by bodega culture. This led to a social media mob, a digging up of old videos, and a firing.
St. Paul has seen a 61 percent decrease in building permits after the city imposed rent control on future housing.
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White player suspended for calling black player "Jackie"; many journalists conclude that the player (and Yankees fans!) are racist.
The answer to “Why should these people go to prison?” should not be ill-informed gibberish.
There are few things more politically popular, and more economically counterproductive, than banning price increases during a shortage.
New York City pressures Wall Street banks to report "self-identified gender, race and/or ethnicity of individual directors."
Maria Falcon doesn't have a business license. So New York police officers detained her and confiscated all of her merchandise.
"We should still have masks on the subway system. New York is unique. We are densely populated," said the mayor at a press conference today.
Creating a TSA-like experience for every single New York City subway rider is one of the worst ideas floated in the wake of yesterday's tragic shooting.
If the rules don't apply to everyone, they ought not apply to anyone.
Bail reforms did not lead to higher crime, and in fact should be applied more uniformly, report finds.
Eric Adams says you may have to upgrade your phone if you want to record the police, because you'll need to do so from a distance.
The city's private employer vaccine mandate is not just an overreaching policy; it's now a completely nonsensical and ineffective one.
Ed Mullins, known for combatively defending bad police behavior and the drug war, charged with wire fraud by the Department of Justice.
Facial recognition software can secretly surveil and is subject to error.
Despite a binary media narrative, the vast majority of the U.S. is in favor of quality, accountable policing.
Despite shifting enforcement away from cops, NYC is still ticketing the dickens out of New York's street-food sellers.
New York's Mayor Warned That COVID Shutdowns Hurt Low-Skill Workers. He's Absolutely Right. Twitter Got Mad Anyway.
Phony outrage is used to deflect from bad policy decisions.
The NYPD declined to punish nine other officers, despite recommendations from the city's Civilian Complaint Review Board.
The best thing you could say about Bill de Blasio was that he was good for a laugh.
A New York state judge found video of guards ceding control of Rikers to gang leaders more than enough evidence to order the release of a pretrial inmate.