Author: Jack

“No One Has Come”: Queens Flood Victims Left To Fend For Themselves In Storm’s Aftermath

Household pictures, mattresses, empty fridges, and stuffed animals lined the driveways and gutters of residential streets in Woodside, Queens on Saturday, nonetheless damp below the clear blue sky. The flood waters had receded, abandoning heaps of unsalvageable trash and the stench of rot. Alongside a 5 block stretch of forty eighth Avenue, adjoining to the […]

Rattles And Tinhorns: A Sketchy History Of Policing In New York Until 9/11

For roughly the primary 200 years of its life, New York Metropolis had no police pressure — a minimum of not one we’d describe as such by up to date requirements. It had a hodge-podge of watchmen and constables, sheriffs and court docket officers erratically making their rounds by means of the streets and lanes […]

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Incoming Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin Will Have A Seat At The Table

Earlier this yr, Brian Benjamin misplaced the race for New York Metropolis comptroller in what was a jarring defeat. A state senator representing Harlem’s thirtieth District, and lengthy lively in progressive politics, Benjamin ran on a social justice platform that included divesting its public pensions from personal prisons and growing the variety of metropolis contracts […]

A Massacre Happened In New York City In The Summer Of 1863, But Nobody Seems To Know About It

100 and fifty-eight years in the past this summer time, a bloodbath occurred in New York Metropolis. From historical past books to Hollywood, it has lengthy been instructed as a violent rebellion by poor, Irish males in opposition to conscription into the Union Military in the course of the Civil Conflict. However the so-called Draft […]

NYC Sheriff Seizes Dozens Of Vehicles Displaying Allegedly Illegal Paper License Plates

The New York Metropolis Sheriff’s Workplace seized 53 autos for allegedly displaying unlawful or bogus paper license plates originating from states so far as Texas throughout an in a single day raid in Queens. The seizure is a part of a broad investigation into the proliferation of paper license plates in the course of the […]

NYC Teachers Union Fights For Medical And Religious Exemptions To COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

The New York Metropolis academics union has formally requested the state to intervene towards Mayor Invoice de Blasio’s vaccine mandate for all metropolis Division of Schooling staff, calling it “draconian” and a violation of due course of with lower than two weeks to go till the primary day of public college September thirteenth. The union […]

President Biden To Visit Flood-Ravaged Areas Of Queens And New Jersey

President Joe Biden is anticipated to go to elements of Queens and New Jersey the place flooding from Tropical Storm Ida left a large swath of destruction and killed dozens of individuals in a single day Wednesday. His go to marks his first official cease to New York Metropolis as president. The White Home issued […]