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Dialing 911 Daily: How Mental Health Crisis Strains Neighborhoods

At the far edge of Queens sits the imposing beige-brick Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, looming over surrounding suburban streets lined with matching red-brick co-op apartments with small green lawns and tidy white shutters. For the most part, this huge state-run facility keeps to itself. But lately, neighborhood residents have noted a growing number of men – […]

Posted inJustice

Locked Out: Borough Jails Critics Say They’ve Been Excluded From Post-Rikers Meetings

As a $10 billion plan to build four new jails across the city forges ahead, many residents and activists charge they’ve been locked out of the discussion for months. “They’re saying, ‘Oh there are so many opportunities for community engagement,’” said Nancy Kong, a Manhattan community activist. “No, you guys already made the decision. You […]

Posted inInfrastructure

No Stamp of Approval for Brooklyn Post Office in IG Audit

Mail that never arrives. Long lines. And overflowing garbage bins. Those are just some of the more than 1,800 complaints against the Bushwick post office that were filed over a nearly six-month stretch last year, according to a recently released internal audit obtained by THE CITY. “This is the worst place in America,” said Brian […]

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What Can THE CITY Do for You?

THE CITY is hear to listen, dig and deliver. Our reporters asked dozens of New Yorkers a simple question: What can THE CITY do for you? In other words, what issues do you want us to report on? Here’s just a sampling of what you told us. You’ll find more responses on our Instagram. If […]