The NYPD’s Subway Occupation Must End

A young black man, Adrian Napier, was sitting alone on the subway at the Franklin Avenue station in Brooklyn on Oct. 25. A gang...

New York City Must Help Its Homeless Children

Since last year, over 114,000 New York City public school students have continued to struggle with homelessness, and nearly 38,000 live in shelters. Recent...

Erasing History Through Appropriated Cuisine

Since April of this year, several New York City publications have called out Greenwich Village restaurant Lucky Lee’s for its blatant ripoff of Chinese...

Vote Yes on Ballot Question 1

New York City residents will be able to vote on Nov. 5 whether or not to implement a ranked-choice voting system for local primaries...

The False Promise of Closing Rikers Island

The New York City Council overwhelmingly voted earlier this month to close the notorious Rikers Island jail complex. The $8 billion resolution will replace...

New York’s Homeless Deserve Safer Shelters

Earlier this month, four homeless men were killed in Chinatown, and one was critically injured. The situation reveals the dangers of living on the...
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Instead of Demonizing Bootlegs, Make Professional Recordings Available

As a fan of Broadway musicals, it was fantastic to come to New York for college. I watched a matinee of “Beetlejuice” with my...

NYC Law Enforcement Needs to be Held Accountable

Oriel Ceballos, a local artist who frequently displays his work in Washington Square Park, was violently arrested last week by law enforcement. A video...

An Obituary for Bill de Blasio’s Political Career

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s political odyssey has officially ended — not with a bang, but with an utterly pathetic whimper. Last...
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Voting in New York Almost Got Harder

In early September, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed changing the date of New York’s 2020 presidential primary from April to February, claiming he wanted to...

Regulation, Not Prohibition

During Prohibition, the United States banned the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol. As a result, the U.S. saw the rise of an illegal...

Building Jails and Barring Voices

In his quest to close New York City’s most infamous jail, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed a four-borough jail plan to replace Rikers...
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