Haidee Chu

Haidee Chu covers Queens for THE CITY. Previously, she worked for NPR’s graphics team and was a stringer and interpreter for The New York Times. She is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, where she was a Stabile Fellow for Investigative Journalism and focused on data reporting. After moving from place to place for more than a decade, the Hong Kong native now calls the world’s borough her home.

With a full casino license coming and a track in Nassau being restored, the end is approaching for New York City’s only horse track, which has held races since 1894.
A pilot program funded by the booking giant has provided a handful of community college students vouchers for six months of free housing, but the program is in limbo now.
PS 398, named after the late labor leader Hector Figueroa, is roiled by a battle between its staff and principal.
A month after Adams supporters were indicted over illegal donations, a CITY investigation has turned up other instances of questionable contributions that his campaign submitted for public matching funds.
An NYPD neighborhood coordination officer is accused of taking sides in a local conflict rather than serving as a liaison between the police and the community.
At least some Democrats are sounding a lot like their Republican opponents as they try to stay aligned with public opinion on immigrant shelters, crime and other tension points could be their ticket to City Hall.
Even licensed vendors were feeling the heat this week, while ousted ones replaced carts with clipboards as they petitioned to return.
Shuttered Lefrak City library branch flooded during Ida and again in April.
Advocates claim that the city’s purposefully punishing migrants, while administration officials say they’re doing everything they can in the absence of support from the feds.
Opened less than three years ago, the ‘mist garden’ has been closed for months by a leak.
Big event producers want more access and fee transparency, while organizers of smaller-scale festivals worry about being displaced.
Émilia Decaudin would make history as New York’s first transgender state legislator if elected.
Owners don’t object to the goal of a city law requiring buildings to lower carbon emissions — but they do mind the significant expense.
The city Board of Elections will make its count official next week, but first-time candidates in Harlem and Brownsville are nearly over the top.
Waitstaff said they’re scrambling to find new jobs after coming in on Wednesday to be told it would be their last day.
City Hall has only publicly acknowledged three such centers operating now, but THE CITY has learned that six are open holding about 1,400 people.
Swissport employees allege they are exposed to health and safety dangers inside and outside planes.
The alleged instructions could have tainted as many as three dozen decisions, leaving at least one person charged at Rikers.
Tony Nunziato maintained that the embattled Congressman should be afforded due process — but calls his actions ‘despicable’ if true.
Incumbent Julie Won gets snubbed by a key union coalition after she said building workers cut a dubious deal.