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When people think of the leading causes of climate change, their minds likely jump to the automobile or even agriculture. But a New York-based coalition of advocates says there’s another sector with a large carbon footprint that often gets overlooked: the fashion industry. more
Background checks can make or break someone. Especially if that someone has a criminal history. Such checks may already cost people jobs and maybe even loans. But a new piece of legislation in front of the city council could take one essential piece of living off that list: homes. more
After more than a decade of negotiation spanning three mayors and direct involvement from a future U.S. Senate Majority Leader, the stretch of vacant land running along the Major Deegan Expressway south of Van Cortlandt Park may finally be on the verge of selling. more
The city council made history when it elected Queens Councilwoman Adrienne Adams its new Speaker. Adams is only the third woman — and the first African American one — ever to lead the city legislative body. For Councilwoman Carmen De La Rosa, this vote was a “momentous occasion.” more
Live in a co-op for 60 years, one might expect that if something breaks, management will be there to fix it immediately. When water flooded the kitchen of Murray and Rita Hyman at 3720 Independence Ave., they thought repairs would be quick and easy. They were wrong. more
For Manuel Casanova, the attack on the U.S. Capitol last year by a mob of supporters of then-President Donald Trump showed how divided the country truly is. In fact, it served as a call to action for him to run for office himself. more
Courts will look a bit different thanks to a pair of bills authored by Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz and signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul. more
It looks like New York City — and maybe even most of the country — has made it through the latest coronavirus surge. But Mayor Eric Adams still wants to make sure hospital workers can get a break after laboring around the clock. And he’s enlisted transportation department secretary Ydianis Rodriguez and Lyft to help. more
Jamaal Bowman stood on the steps of the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, calling for his upper chamber colleagues to pass a bill he and Democrats say will protect voting rights — especially among people of color — across the country. more
U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman was arrested Thursday outside the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, after joining a small crowd there protesting for expanded voting rights in the country. more
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