Policy

Policy

Nonprofits provide plan for ending “crisis on Rikers Island”

Freedom Agenda, HALT Solitary, Jails Action Coalition, Visionary V, VOCAL-NY and Women’s Community Justice Association provided a list of demands to the Board of Correction.

Policy

New York’s new concealed carry law is severely flawed, federal judge says

The Wednesday ruling allowed the new law to take effect, but reads like a blueprint for future court battles.

Policy

How New York’s highest court has veered right

A new four-judge bloc has consistently voted together in the most recent term, impacting criminal defendants, workers and people suing police

Criminal justice

Debating the impacts of bail reform

State Sen. Michael Gianaris, Assembly Member Latrice Walker and former Queens prosecutor James Quinn discussed law changes at John Jay College of Criminal Justice Friday.

Nonprofits

Transportation advocacy groups call on state legislature to pass street safety bills

A coalition of 14 organizations is pushing for the Crash Victim Rights and Safety Act.

New York City

Why NYC should hope it loses Amazon's HQ2 sweepstakes

The case against Amazon for the Big Apple is easy: Just look at what has happened to Seattle. Antipathy to Amazon has palpably grown during the two years I’ve lived there, as Amazon’s vertiginous growth has made Seattle the country’s largest company town and fueled Seattle’s status as the fastest growing city in the U.S.

New York City

Long-awaited school rezoning plan for the Upper West Side is approved

New York City

Reforms in the works for VENDEX contracting system

Politics

2014: The year in review

Policy

NYC seeks affordable housing nonprofits to build on 'underutilized' NYCHA property

Policy

Inside HPD: An analysis by the Citizens Budget Commission