This article is part of an ongoing collaboration between Chalkbeat and THE CITY. Mayor Eric Adams announced two striking policy shifts for migrant families with children on Monday afternoon, in his latest attempt to get people to leave city shelters and discourage new arrivals from coming into them. City Hall said it would begin distributing notices to families […]
City Councilmember Inna Vernikov was arrested after allegedly carrying a gun to a pro-Palestinian rally by the Brooklyn College campus on Thursday afternoon. The Republican representing Southern Brooklyn turned herself in at the 70th Precinct on Friday morning, accompanied by her lawyer, and was charged with criminal possession of a firearm, an NYPD spokesperson confirmed. […]
Escalating violence in Israel and Gaza has rattled New York City, home to the world’s largest Jewish population outside of Israel and to enclaves of Palestinians spread across the city from Astoria to Bay Ridge. Amid a series of vigils and a few protests, the conflict has residents with close ties to the region glued […]
New York’s politically purple neighborhoods are just weeks away from choosing their next City Council members in redrawn districts. And with expected low turnout in November’s elections, the results are anyone’s guess; public polling in Council races are very rare. Races to watch include conservative-leaning neighborhoods in The Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, including one newly […]
Mayor Eric Adams made a brief stop on his way to JFK Airport Wednesday afternoon to a small neighborhood on the border of Queens and Brooklyn known as The Hole. It was his last media appearance in the city before a trip south of the border, as the mayor continued to tamp back criticism over […]
Brooklyn Borough President Antonio Reynoso laid out his vision for the borough Wednesday morning with what he called “a proposal for a different way to manage the city.” With 2.3 million inhabitants stretched across 71 square miles, Brooklyn is plagued by stark inequities along racial and socioeconomic lines. Residents of Park Slope make on average […]
While the Kings County squad has been hailed as a model, critics — and its leader — say the CRU can do better.
At the Jefferson Street shelter, migrants were left to face the deluge while carrying what possessions they could, before the city eventually reversed course.
Parents, public officials and climate advocates all say the mayor and his team were ill-prepared for the effects of a storm that was on the radar days before.
The economic success of Dumbo, the Navy Yard, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy points to possible paths for further economic growth outside Manhattan.