On March 31, 2021, New York legalized the use of recreational marijuana. See what people in NYC’s Washington Square Park think about the new legislation. By Laura Beard, Rachel Fadem, Jack Gordon, and Kiana Turner
Dianne Morales’ Community-Based Approach to Defunding the Police
For New York City Mayoral candidate, Dianne Morales, calls to “Defund the Police” is more than just a slogan — it’s her campaign promise to the city. Morales, former counsel to Mayor Bill de Blasio, has laid out a multi-prong platform to reform how the city approaches policing in the city. “We’ve got to move […]
NYC Mayoral Candidates Vow to End Exclusive Admissions Tests
New York City’s leading Democratic mayoral candidates are pledging to end the use of all exclusive admission screens at Thursday’s Teens Take Charge forum. And NYC’s teens, who attend high schools among the most segregated in the nation, plan to hold them to it. Students, experts, and advocates have worked for years to dismantle the […]
The Vaccine Race Shows Again The Deep Roots of Inequality
It took nearly three weeks for East New York, Brooklyn resident Jason Minnis to get his mother-in-law a vaccine appointment in their majority-black neighborhood. Many others aren’t as lucky. Since the first vaccine rollout late last year, the widening disparity in the vaccination rates among Black communities in New York has only worsened. Part of […]
Maya Wiley’s $10 Billion Dollar New Deal to Boost NY’s Economy
New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley has a plan to bring life back to a city hit hardest by the Covid pandemic. New Yorkers are facing the worst economic crisis in a generation with more than half of households as of September either having lost a job, wages or hours during the pandemic. Residents […]
Hispanic Oil Field Workers Fear for Their Jobs as Clean Energy Policies Gain Support
Over the last four years, as Jesus Garcia’s work day in the oil field has grown longer and longer, so has his admiration for President Trump. The steady work followed a steep decline in 2015 due to the decreased demand for oil, triggering a decline in prices, and a loss of jobs. “The oil field […]
COVID-19 Worsens Digital Inequities along the Southern Border
Laredo, Tx- After dormitories closed across the country, a returning college student was forced to complete an online semester using his cellular hotspot, but tightening COVID-19 restrictions and a lack of access to a stable internet connection made life difficult. Gilberto de Leon, 20, returned home in February to find his parents had ended their […]
Store Closures and Board-Ups During 2020 Election
Heather Law on how businesses in New York City have been preparing for the 2020 election and the outcome of Joe Biden’s win.
Joe Biden Wins the 2020 Election
Joe Biden wins the presidential election, Andrea Pineda-Salgado reports.
Election Uncertainty in NYC
In the days leading up to the announcement of the election of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, feelings of anxiety and uncertainty hang in the air. Izzy McMahon caught up with some New Yorkers in Washington Square Park to hear how they’re feeling in this charged moment.