Posted inElections

Bronx GOP Council Win Adds Historic Note to Otherwise Quiet Election Night

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 […]

Posted inMigrant Crisis

Gov. Hochul Backs Adams’ Call To Suspend ‘Right to Shelter’ During Asylum Crisis

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 […]

Posted inDepartment of Correction

Federal Monitor Chides City Jails Brass for Increased Violence, Lies

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 […]