Will Welch

Will is an interactives/graphics producer for THE CITY. He was previously a news applications developer at Newsday and graduated from Stony Brook University School of Journalism.

Tracking our pandemic recovery
Congressional and state seats have changed. Before the 2022 summer primary elections, find out who’s running and how your old districts stack up with your new ones.
Traditional public school K-12 enrollment dropped 5.8% under de Blasio, even before COVID and remote learning. Charter schools are a big reason.
Test & Trace’s shift to privately run mobile testing tents hasn’t stopped long lines from forming at urgent care centers, forcing everyone from teachers to baristas to miss work. The mayor on Thursday announced plans to expand NYC testing site hours and locations.
The official results certified by the Board of Elections show where Eric Adams and Curtis Sliwa saw their strongest centers of support — and where voters didn’t bother to show up. Voters were more enthusiastic for Bill de Blasio in 2013, the numbers indicate.
From Sunset Park in Brooklyn to Elmhurst and Flushing in Queens, frustrations over Democratic stances on schools and crime helped mobilize votes for Republican Curtis Sliwa for mayor and conservative Council candidates.
New York City’s legislative branch will be packed with newcomers in 2022 and will have its first female majority. Meanwhile, the GOP gained at least one more Council seat.
THE CITY asked 10 local incumbents who stand to see their district lines redrawn by a new Independent Redistricting Commission whether they’ll vote yes on nonpartisan results. Three said no, while the others — including Queens reformer Mike Gianaris — dodged the question.
New Census numbers show a record 8.8 million people live in the five boroughs, with population up 7.7% overall. Growth was especially strong in Brooklyn — but not for Black residents, whose numbers were down citywide.
New Census numbers showing a 43% increase of Asian New Yorkers in Brooklyn and a 29% jump in Queens fuel demands for more representation as the process for redrawing elected officials’ district lines heats up.
Unlike in the November 2020 start of the second pandemic wave, serious illness is more unusual now with the majority of the city vaccinated. Meanwhile, de Blasio is pushing harder for more New Yorkers to get their shots as the unvaccinated get hardest hit.
Follow the leading four Democratic mayoral candidates as they vied for votes across the city — and see how their stumping paid off.
THE CITY asked City Hall contenders where they stand on tough decisions affecting the future of New York City — and invites you to see which candidates align with your own responses to the same questions
If the five boroughs were a state, it would rank among those with the smallest share of people receiving life-preserving inoculations.
Mayor de Blasio promises safeguards against ineligible people who come to the city looking for vaccinations. But essential workers who live in the suburbs are allowed to get their shots at city facilities.
While health officials make life-altering calls on neighborhood shutdowns, official data releases prevent New Yorkers from seeing what’s going on in real time.
The CCRB substantiated allegations against Police Commissioner Dermot Shea and predecessor James O’Neill, according to trove of newly released data showing more than 320K complaints against cops.
Heath officials deploy door-to-door effort to reach immigrants in Brooklyn neighborhood where stats show coronavirus testing lags and infection are higher than city average.
A report for Saturday showed zero coronavirus fatalities in New York City — but delays in city health department reports mean we don’t yet know the true toll.