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Making it Count: Immigration Advocates Seek Census Outreach Funding Boost

New Yorkers waged a battle to ensure an accurate 2020 Census count on two fronts Tuesday: the U.S. Supreme Court and City Hall. As the nation’s highest tribunal heard arguments on the Trump administration’s plan to include a question about citizenship on the Census, immigration advocates rallied in New York – calling for $60 million […]

Posted inCharter Schools

Success Academy ‘Dumped’ Elementary School Student at Precinct, Suit Charges

A Success Academy elementary school pushed out a Brooklyn student with special needs by repeatedly suspending him, calling child services on his mother, and even dropping him off at a police precinct, according to a federal lawsuit. The complaint, filed Monday on behalf of Tanwa Omolade and her son, alleges that the charter network engaged […]

Posted inSpecial Report

Dialing 911 Daily: How Mental Health Crisis Strains Neighborhoods

At the far edge of Queens sits the imposing beige-brick Creedmoor Psychiatric Center, looming over surrounding suburban streets lined with matching red-brick co-op apartments with small green lawns and tidy white shutters. For the most part, this huge state-run facility keeps to itself. But lately, neighborhood residents have noted a growing number of men – […]

Posted inJustice

Locked Out: Borough Jails Critics Say They’ve Been Excluded From Post-Rikers Meetings

As a $10 billion plan to build four new jails across the city forges ahead, many residents and activists charge they’ve been locked out of the discussion for months. “They’re saying, ‘Oh there are so many opportunities for community engagement,’” said Nancy Kong, a Manhattan community activist. “No, you guys already made the decision. You […]

Posted inInfrastructure

No Stamp of Approval for Brooklyn Post Office in IG Audit

Mail that never arrives. Long lines. And overflowing garbage bins. Those are just some of the more than 1,800 complaints against the Bushwick post office that were filed over a nearly six-month stretch last year, according to a recently released internal audit obtained by THE CITY. “This is the worst place in America,” said Brian […]