hundreds of officers out sick

hundreds of officers out sick

Rikers Island is potentially poised for a federal takeover pending a hearing this week on a court-ordered new plan from the city detailing how officials plan to reform the notorious jail complex. At the center of the debate is a massive staffing crisis on the island, where hundreds of correction officers are calling out sick … Read more

Special master releases new New York congressional maps

Special master releases new New York congressional maps

The court-appointed special master tasked with drawing New York’s new congressional and state Senate maps released a preliminary draft of the new congressional boundaries Monday the state will have for the next decade. Carnegie Mellon University Fellow Jonathan Cervas as special master drew lines for the state’s 26 House seats, with 15 leaning Democratic, three … Read more

Parents should engage kids on extremism: experts

Parents should engage kids on extremism: experts

The mass shooting at a Buffalo, NY, supermarket on Saturday is highlighting long standing concerns among experts and authorities about the violent power of racist extremism in the US to destroy the sense of peace and safety in nonwhite communities, and inflict fear across a fragile American society. The shooting, carried out in a predominantly … Read more

New York City expected to elevate to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level in coming days, indoor masks urged

New York City expected to elevate to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level in coming days, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City is expected to enter the high COVID-19 alert level in the coming days, and health officials are strongly recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings. The city is currently in the medium alert level, but that is expected to change as cases increase. The New York City … Read more

How NY is preparing for potential dismantling of Roe v. Wade

How NY is preparing for potential dismantling of Roe v.  Wade

When news broke earlier this month of the leaked United States Supreme Court draft majority opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, many New Yorkers braced themselves for the worst. Though abortion rights advocates had been preparing for this potential reality for years, the news that the country’s landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion throughout the … Read more

Parks faces maintenance staff deficit going into summer

Parks faces maintenance staff deficit going into summer

Last summer, the city’s parks were flush with maintenance crews as New Yorkers streamed into green spaces after a long pandemic winter. The parks department was able to hire about 3,500 workers, their salaries paid with a one-time injection of federal COVID-19 relief funds, to pick up litter and protect greenery amid another spring awakening … Read more

Officers broke woman’s elbow in arrest at precinct: suit

Officers broke woman’s elbow in arrest at precinct: suit

A group of NYPD officers violently arrested a woman after she came to their Brooklyn precinct to pick up a police report, a lawsuit charges — and footage provided by her attorney shows the alleged incident unfolded. Patricia Rodney went to the 62nd Precinct in Bath Beach on Nov. 30, 2020 after her insurance company … Read more

NYC restaurants yawn at Grubhub’s ‘free lunch’ promotion

NYC restaurants yawn at Grubhub’s ‘free lunch’ promotion

Grubhub is offering to pick up the tab for lunch across New York City next week — and restaurants are yawning. The barrage of freebies from food delivery companies — including rivals UberEats and Doordash, as well as grocery apps like Getir, Gopuff and Gorillas that deliver items within minutes — is reaching new heights, … Read more

Baby formula shortage hits NYC parents, special needs kids hard

Baby formula shortage hits NYC parents, special needs kids hard

Babies aren’t the only ones impacted by the crippling formula crisis: Special needs kids – and their frantic parents – are also feeling the brunt. As parents continue to trawl the bare aisles of New York stores, pharmacies are also struggling to make ends meet for the young children who have ongoing prescriptions for formula. … Read more