Manhattan to Stop Prosecuting Turnstile Jumpers

The Manhattan District Attorney's office will no longer prosecute people who avoid subway fares by jumping over turnstiles. The Feb. 1 decision came after the office announced in September that it would be easing...

Students, Teachers Gather Outside Senator Schumer’s Office to Protest Education Rights

Elementary school children waved signs proclaiming “Public School Students Are Watching” and “Reject DeVos, Reject Hate” from the windows of Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) office. A diverse group of approximately 300 parents, elementary-aged students, teachers...

Panel Discusses the Future of Elizabeth Street Garden

Barring any prohibitive court decisions, Elizabeth Street Garden is set to be replaced by affordable housing for the elderly. On Monday, a panel was held by The New School to discuss the plan and...

MTA experiments with new tech to prevent bus crashes

As part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero traffic safety initiative, the Metropolitan Transit Authority has begun a 60-day pilot program testing new safety technology on buses. Two systems will be deployed on six...

NYC Makes Moves to Reduce Penalties to Decrease Mass Incarceration

The New York City Department of Parks and Recreation released its proposed changes to its rules and the penalties for offenders to the public for feedback last week, according to a press release from...
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In Union Square, New Yorkers Mourn for Victims of Synagogue Shooting

Hundreds of New Yorkers spent a rainy Saturday night mourning the 17 victims of the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.

Man Struck by Train at Astor Place

A man was fatally struck by a downtown 6 train at the Astor Place subway station this afternoon while trying to retrieve a dropped item, according to the MTA. This is the second day...

Locals Oppose NYU’s Updated 181 Mercer Plan

Last year, NYU announced its $128 million structure at 181 Mercer St. that will replace the demolished Coles Sports Center. Ever since the project began, residents of 88 Bleecker St. and 200 Mercer St.,...

Two NYU Dorms Will Be Made Available to Medical Workers

Carlyle Court Residence Hall and Third Avenue North Residence Hall will likely be used as extra hospital spaces, according to an email sent out by NYU leadership on Saturday, April 4.  “The City and State...

Vaping Flavorless in New York After Statewide Ban

“Oh, maybe I should chill,” Brian Dela Rosa said after hearing about New York State’s move to ban flavored e-cigarettes last week, amid a rise in serious vaping-related illnesses. Dela Rosa, a Stern sophomore, is...

Evicted 85 Bowery Tenants Protest Outside Department of Buildings Office

Residents of the embattled 85 Bowery protested in front of the Department of Buildings at 280 Broadway Wednesday afternoon. The tenants were evicted from the 16-unit residential building in Chinatown on Jan. 18 after an...

NYU Professor Helping to Combat Police Brutality

After widespread incidents of police brutality and clashes between communities of different races within the past few years, a lack of trust has formed between law enforcement and the areas they watch. Increased media...
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