Shantel Destra

Shantel Destra is a Summer 2022 Intern for THE CITY.

Just over 3% of eligible voters cast ballots in the five boroughs during the first nine days of voting for new representatives in Congress and the State Senate.
Report says demand for yellow cabs could drop by nearly 20%, adding to the troubles of drivers rocked by the pandemic and drowning in debt.
A crumbling expressway, the threat of rising seas and missing funding for NYCHA: the problems vexing NY-10 and how the area’s next U.S. Representative could help
Seeking more vaccines and data, the caucus plans on Thursday to introduce a legislative package aimed at better addressing the city’s monkeypox outbreak.
Rarely are there two incumbents in one race. The challenger in New York’s new 12th Congressional District says it’s time for new energy in the House. Even many older New Yorkers agree — but still aren’t ready to give up on the political power of seniority.
Your guide to all things monkeypox — now a “public health emergency” in the city — from symptoms to where to get vaccinated.
Four years after Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned Joe Crowley, an AOC-pick is running against cousin Elizabeth Crowley in another primary contest pitting a socialist against a moderate.
Experts say New Yorkers should come with specific, explicit questions and plans on what to do next.
In the wake of subway violence this spring and accusations of police officers not paying attention underground, Mayor Eric Adams said anyone who sees a cop lollygagging on a mobile device should ping him. Several people did, and were left on read.
Displacement is “demoralizing” says one teacher departing from a Brooklyn middle school. On Friday, City Council members grilled education officials about why they’re shrinking needed resources.
Understanding the not-so flashy — but equally as important — contests lower on your primary ballot sheet this election season.