Inette Baez has held the secret of what happened to her on Rikers Island for nearly 20 years. She was serving an eight month-jail sentence inside the Rose M. Singer Center in 2004 when, she says, a correction officer repeatedly lured her into a massive freezer and forced her to perform oral sex and raped […]
Republicans in the City Council got a surprise win in Tuesday’s election, as a progressive Democrat in a politically mixed area of The Bronx couldn’t hang on to her Throggs Neck seat. Elsewhere in the city, Democrats appeared to hold on to competitive southern Brooklyn seats and exonerated Central Park Five activist Yusef Salaam sailed […]
Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday enthusiastically embraced New York City’s request to temporarily suspend the city’s decades-old “right to shelter” agreement in response to the wave of asylum seekers who have inundated the system. Last week, Mayor Eric Adams asked a court to let the city pause the protocol, enacted in the early 1980s, that […]
As pressure mounts for the city to turn things around at Rikers Island, Department of Correction Commissioner Louis Molina and his staff tried to hide multiple assaults as jail conditions “have only worsened,” according to the latest report by a judge-appointed watchdog. “The jails remain dangerous and unsafe, characterized by a pervasive, imminent risk of […]
Michael Mazzio, co-owner of Mike’s Heavy Duty Towing, was indicted on corruption and collusion charges in 2018, long before he was busted again for allegedly bribing mayoral adviser Eric Ulrich.
A 2016 law directed police to issue civil citations for public urination, open alcohol containers and other quality-of-life violations. Then Eric Adams became mayor.
New York also has a ‘green amendment’ enshrined in its constitution, and the decision in Big Sky Country could affect how it is applied.
City Department of Investigation probing a supervisor’s allegation that her signature was forged on a contractor’s document filed to show safety procedures got followed.
A ghost gun hobbyist who’s fighting charges after building an arsenal in his apartment is hoping the data could help overturn some of the city’s remaining restrictions on guns possession.
An internal dispute over leadership of the locally founded Amazon Labor Union looms over the effort to reach a first contract with the anti-union corporation.