Posted inJails

COVID-19 Vaccines Headed to Rikers Island and Other City Jails

City jail health officials have begun vaccinating medical staff against COVID-19 — and hope to soon start inoculating correction officers and inmates, according to multiple sources.  The de Blasio administration recently got permission from the state to “offer the COVID-19 vaccine to our highest risk patients,” Dr. Patsy Yang, senior vice president for Correctional Health […]

Posted inHousing

Eviction Drop Fuels Push to Expand Free Housing Help for Low-Income NYC Tenants

Sign up for “THE CITY Scoop,” our daily newsletter where we send you stories like this first thing in the morning. Evictions dropped by nearly 20% last year in neighborhoods where low-income tenants received free, city-funded legal services, a new analysis found. The reduction came in 20 zip codes targeted by the city’s 2017 Right […]