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In Las Vegas’ Wake, Gun Violence Activists Mass in Manhattan

In Las Vegas’ Wake, Gun Violence Activists Mass in Manhattan

BY DONNA ACETO AND ANDY HUMM | Gays Against Guns was formed in June 2016 in the wake of what was then the most lethal mass shooting in modern American history — the murder that month of 49 people and wounding of another 58 in an Orlando gay nightclub holding its weekly Latinx night. On October […]

De Blasio, Cuomo Close Ranks Behind Benjamin in State Senate Race

De Blasio, Cuomo Close Ranks Behind Benjamin in State Senate Race

BY JACKSON CHEN | Brian Benjamin, the Democratic Party’s candidate for State Senate District 30, has secured Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo’s endorsements with just days left before the special election on May 23. Benjamin, a real estate developer and chair of Community Board 10, is looking to build on his years […]

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 […]

New York’s Thumbs Down on President’s Homecoming

New York’s Thumbs Down on President’s Homecoming

BY JACKSON CHEN | For President Donald Trump’s first homecoming visit to New York City, protestors welcomed him with vocal resistance that flanked him every which way. During his brief May 4 stop in the city, Trump met with Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid to honor the 75th anniversary of a […]

Lopez-Pierre Faces Call for Party Ouster, Admits Scamming and Lying

Lopez-Pierre Faces Call for Party Ouster, Admits Scamming and Lying

BY JACKSON CHEN | Brooklyn City Councilmember David Greenfield, citing repeated anti-Semitic statements by Thomas Lopez-Pierre, a Democratic primary candidate for the District 7 Council seat, has called on the Manhattan Democratic Committee to remove him from the party’s rolls. Lopez-Pierre, meanwhile, has compounded controversies surrounding his attacks on the Jewish community and other race-baiting […]

Maloney Says Second Avenue Subway a Trump Infrastructure Priority

Maloney Says Second Avenue Subway a Trump Infrastructure Priority

BY JACKSON CHEN | Echoing press reports from earlier this week, Congressmember Carolyn Maloney confirmed today that President Donald Trump and his team have listed Phases 2 and 3 of the Second Avenue Subway among their infrastructure priorities for federal funding. According to documents obtained by McClatchy’s Kansas City Star and The News Tribune and reported […]

Throngs in Manhattan Offer Raspberries to Hometown Prez

Throngs in Manhattan Offer Raspberries to Hometown Prez

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | In massive numbers, a diverse group of New Yorkers – women, men, children, many in families, of all ages and races – marched through Midtown Manhattan to express their concerns, anxieties, and anger about the tone and polices President Donald Trump brought to the White House with his inauguration on January […]

Tens of Thousands Gather in Resistance on Inauguration Eve

Tens of Thousands Gather in Resistance on Inauguration Eve

BY JACKSON CHEN | A star-studded rally outside Trump International Hotel aimed to ignite a 100-day resistance movement against the 45th president of the United States, Donald Trump. “We are here united in protecting our family, friends, neighbors, fellow New Yorkers, and people across this great nation during his time in office,” actor Rosie Perez, […]

Easing Congestion, 56th Street Reopened West of Trump Tower

Easing Congestion, 56th Street Reopened West of Trump Tower

BY JACKSON CHEN | The city has reopened 56th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, following a letter from East Side City Councilmember Dan Garodnick, who urged officials to act promptly to relieve the congestion and hardships local businesses faced due to commotion caused by President-elect Donald Trump’s Midtown residence. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on […]

Feds Greenlight Funding for Second Avenue Subway’s Phase 2

Feds Greenlight Funding for Second Avenue Subway’s Phase 2

BY JACKSON CHEN AND PAUL SCHINDLER | East Side Congressmember Carolyn Maloney is hailing federal transportation officials’ approval of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority going ahead with a two-year “Project Development” effort to enable the authority to secure US government funding for roughly one-third of the cost of the Second Avenue Subway’s Phase 2. “I am […]

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