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Under de Blasio, Bulk of Pot Arrestees Black or Latino

Under de Blasio, Bulk of Pot Arrestees Black or Latino

BY NATHAN RILEY | Despite the fact that Democrats continue to become more dependent on reliable voting support from communities of color, groups fighting the criminalization of marginalized New Yorkers report that under Mayor Bill de Blasio virtually everyone arrested for marijuana is black or Latino. Appearing at a July 11 City Hall press conference, drug […]

Bollards Buoyed Up as Times Square Pedestrian Protectors

Bollards Buoyed Up as Times Square Pedestrian Protectors

The maroon Honda Accord allegedly driven by Richard Rojas propped up on the metal bollards it collided with on May 18. | File photo courtesy Ehab and Abed Hamid. BY JACKSON CHEN | After the deadly incident where a driver mowed down the crowds at Times Square in May, a stainless steel guardian that prevented […]

Threats Facing Islamic Cultural Center Sadly Routine — But This One Was From Britain

Threats Facing Islamic Cultural Center Sadly Routine — But This One Was From Britain

BY JACKSON CHEN | In the second of two local anti-Muslim threats last week, the Islamic Cultural Center of New York on the Upper East Side received a letter on June 22 warning it would be bombed, just a day after a Downtown mosque was threatened with “a massacre,” police said. What was striking about […]

Midtown Court Solves Problems Instead of Handing Out Sentences

Midtown Court Solves Problems Instead of Handing Out Sentences

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | For over 20 years, the Midtown Community Court has been giving low-level offenders a second chance. Called the “problem-solving court,” it offers alternatives to incarceration, Sherene Crawford, project director of the Midtown Community Court, explained. “The idea behind the problem solving court is that we recognize and realize that there […]

Assembly Bill Restricts Chemical Compounds Linked to Chelsea Bombing

Assembly Bill Restricts Chemical Compounds Linked to Chelsea Bombing

BY JACKSON CHEN | The State Assembly recently passed a bill to restrict access to chemical compounds that combine to create explosives, much like the product that was used in the Chelsea bombing last September. On the evening of Sat., Sept. 17, 2016, a pressure cooker bomb exploded on W. 23rd St., between Sixth and […]

Childhood Sex Abuse Survivor Justice Alive in Albany’s Waning Days

Childhood Sex Abuse Survivor Justice Alive in Albany’s Waning Days

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Legislators aiming to relax New York’s unusually stringent statute of limitations on sexual abuse of minors remain hopeful that, with the State Assembly already having taken action, the State Senate could yet follow suit before the session ends next week. According to out gay West Side Senator Brad Hoylman, “The Governor’s office […]

Car Plows Into Times Square Crowd, Killing One, Injuring 22

Car Plows Into Times Square Crowd, Killing One, Injuring 22

BY JACKSON CHEN | One person was killed and at least 22 injured in Times Square after a driver plowed through the crowds on the pedestrian plaza at around noon on May 18, officials said. An 18-year-old woman died at the scene, and the 22 injured people, who suffered broken bones and other traumatic injuries, were […]

Facebook, NYPD Unlikely to Solve Problem of Spitting Homeless Woman

Facebook, NYPD Unlikely to Solve Problem of Spitting Homeless Woman

BY JACKSON CHEN | The infamous “Spitting Lady of the Upper East Side,” arrested on charges of endangering a child and stalking on March 30, was soon released and is back traversing the blocks of the East 70s and 80s. The women, identified by police as Hilda Del Valle Barrionuevo, 65, is said by residents cited […]

City’s Farewell to Beloved Man Allegedly Targeted for His Race

City’s Farewell to Beloved Man Allegedly Targeted for His Race

BY PATRICK DONACHIE | Timothy Caughman was remembered at his April 1 funeral by friends, well-wishers, and elected officials as a generous and warm individual who loved conversing with fellow New Yorkers. Caughman, 66, a West Side resident was allegedly murdered on Ninth Avenue by Baltimore resident James Harris Jackson, 28, with law enforcement officials […]

Councilmembers Endorse $25 Million for Institutions Targeted by Hate

Councilmembers Endorse $25 Million for Institutions Targeted by Hate

BY JACKSON CHEN | In response to the recent rise of hate crimes in New York City, two city councilmembers are proposing a $25 million fund for security grants to cultural institutions and community centers. Upper West Side Councilmember Mark Levine and Queens Councilmember Rory Lancman together announced the initiative outside City Hall on March […]

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