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Opening public schools for the fall is something Mayor Bill de Blasio has been pushing quite heavily — even before he got the go-ahead from Gov. Andrew Cuomo. But accomplishing it is something that is going to take some serious planning — something people like council Speaker Corey Johnson doesn’t feel there’s been enough of. more
As the sun comes up Monday morning, New York City has officially caught up with the rest of the state, joining the other nine regions in the fourth phase of the coronavirus pandemic reopening. more
It’s an annual process that generally doesn’t get a lot of attention: The city council and Mayor Bill de Blasio negotiate a budget to fund New York City for the next 12 months to the tune of tens of billions of dollars. more
What’s old is new again when it comes to the ongoing power struggle between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio. more
It’s usually one of the quietest precincts in the borough, to the point that even when crime rises across the city — or even across the Bronx — the 50th Precinct stays relatively immune. more
In the 12 days leading up to July 1, when the new budget fiscal year was slated to begin in New York City, a crowd of protesters occupied City Hall Park on Centre Street in Manhattan in an effort to pressure the city council and Mayor Bill de Blasio to defund the New York Police Department. more
The city council passed a package of laws earlier this month aimed at creating new regulatory guidelines for the New York Police Department. The package included a legal ban on the use of chokeholds — a bill first introduced after Eric Garner of Staten Island was killed in 2014 where such a maneuver was reportedly used. more
If you’ve tried to get a good night’s sleep anywhere in New York for the past week, chances are you’ve heard one of the countless fireworks displays that have lit the skies — and thundered through neighborhoods — almost every night. more
Solidarity has strengthened across the country and the world in response to the police-involved death of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month. Protests have hit many of the major cities, including New York, with some signs of impact becoming apparent, not only by the arrest of the officers involved in Floyd’s death, but many municipalities taking a hard look at how the law is enforced in their communities. more
As New York City wakes up first thing Monday morning, the people inside will have a chance to experience something it hasn't felt in nearly 80 days — the first step toward a return to normalcy. more
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