Posted inMigrant Crisis

City Will Send Migrant Families to Flood-Prone, Far-Off Tents

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 […]

Posted inCity Council

Council Member Arrested for Bringing Gun to Protest Against Pro-Palestinian Campus Rally

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. […]

Posted inElections

Seven City Council Races to Watch This Election

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 […]

Posted inBrooklyn

Brooklyn Borough Prez’s Vision: More Trees and Bike Lanes, Less Parking

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 […]