New York State

NYC comptroller says old criminal convictions cost city residents nearly $2.4 billion in annual wages

The Legislature only has a few more days left to pass the Clean Slate Act, which would seal old criminal convictions.

New York State

Socialist legislators back bill to block New York charities from funding Israeli settlements

Many Democrats condemned the legislation, and leaders of both the state Senate and Assembly promised that it would never receive a vote.

Mental Health

How to meet the need for mental health services in NYC?

Experts with frontline experience shared their insights at 8th Annual Lillian Wald Symposium

NYC health commissioner: “COVID-19 is here to stay”

New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasan asked for help in informing New Yorkers about existing tools to fight COVID-19, as some free ones vanish.

New York City

Adams’ order suspending some right-to-shelter protections called premature, illegal

You might expect city leaders to present a united front to face this crisis, but that’s not the case.

Kathy Hochul

At ‘Unity Summit,’ Hochul touts gun laws, hate crime prevention

Almost a year after the Tops shooting in Buffalo, the governor said she’s taking action to prevent future racist violence.

Adams calls for stronger mental health interventions following Jordan Neely’s killing

Mayor Eric Adams did not directly criticize Daniel Penny, the former Marine who put Neely into a deadly chokehold on a subway car

Interviews & Profiles

How NYC is streamlining MWBE contracting

Lisa Flores, chief procurement officer and director of the Mayor's Office of Contract Services, discussed efforts that have improved how MWBE vendors interact with the city in a Q&A at City & State’s Diversity Summit

New York City launches campaign to connect nonprofits with volunteers

With recruitment a growing problem, the Spread Love NYC campaign aims to increase community involvement


New York City Council pushes affordable housing package

Several bills are in the Community Land Act, including two that prioritize nonprofits in housing development.

Advocates push for Asian American history to be taught in school

The newly created REACH Coaltion supports state legislation that would require the curriculum across the state.


Report: 50% of working-age households do not meet the minimum cost of living

The alarming statistic is up from 36% in 2021, according to the study.


Legal service nonprofits step up to help tenants facing eviction

Lawyers from The Legal Aid Society and Legal Services NYC are helping New Yorkers with rental assistance applications amidst payment delays and voucher termination.


Adrienne Adams calls for pay parity and other support for nonprofits

The New York City Council speaker kicked off a gathering of nonprofit professionals and government leaders to discuss bold new ideas for the sector.


Donald Glover makes surprise visit to Good Shepherd Services graduation

The actor, comedian and rapper surprised all at the nonprofit’s Mentored Internship Program ceremony

Officials reach a tentative compromise on bail

After weeks of negotiations, legislative leaders and the governor have all but signed off on a deal that would remove the ‘least restrictive means’ standard for violent felonies