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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...

Broken Windows, Broken Policy

In response to the firing of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo — the man who killed Eric Garner — Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch...

Smoothing the FYA Transition

As a first-year away student at NYU Washington, D.C., I found the FYA program to be a mixed bag of experiences. While it did...

The Measles Outbreak Is a Failure on Multiple Fronts

There’s a concept in the Jewish tradition known as a Chillul Hashem — an embarrassment to God’s name. When a Jew acts in a...

Midnight Confirmations and Bad Governance

Anyone who’s ever taken the subway in New York City probably doesn’t like the Metropolitan Transit Authority. At 2. a.m on Monday, in the...

Will the Hudson Yards Shed Help or Hurt the City?

The Shed, a shape-shifting museum, gallery and performance space with a $500 million dollar price tag officially opened at the Hudson Yards on Friday....

Tuning out to Tune In

Even if you’re a time management expert, school is stressful. It just is. When we aren’t doing one of the 500 things we need...

Snow Days Highlight New York City’s Hunger Problem

Generally speaking, I try not to complain about a day off. When I learned that school would be canceled, I was ecstatic. Growing up...

The MTA — and New Yorkers — Must Step Up

It's been roughly a month since 22-year-old Malaysia Goodson tragically passed away after falling down a flight of stairs at the Seventh Avenue subway...

Homelessness Isn’t Something You Can Scrub Off the Streets

This isn’t the first time a picture taken of homeless people has sparked debate about the potentially — and almost invariably — exploitative nature...
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