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Another one rides the bus: Local Dems drove vote in contested distric

Another one rides the bus: Local Dems drove vote in contested distric

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | Downtowners didn’t have competitive races on the ballot in their districts this election cycle. So local politicos went to where the action was — whether elsewhere in the state or out of state. Starting on Sept. 15, members of an effort called Vote Blue 2018 chartered Greyhound buses on weekends and, leaving […]

D.A. Vance: We can turn the tide on opioid ODs

D.A. Vance: We can turn the tide on opioid ODs

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Between 2010 and 2016, drug overdoses in New York City more than doubled. The culprit behind the surge was opioids — the drugs that have sparked an addiction crisis plaguing nearly every corner of the country, killing tens of thousands nationwide. But the city’s recent statistics were the silver lining at […]

It’s a clean sweep for mayor’s ballot proposals

It’s a clean sweep for mayor’s ballot proposals

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Manhattan voters had an opportunity to modify the city’s democracy in small, but critical, ways on Tuesday — and the majority opted for “Yes” on all three proposals. Three ballot proposals issued by the mayor’s commission to consider revisions to the City Charter were on the back side of New Yorkers’ […]

Renewed Push to Focus on New Construction’s Shadows

Renewed Push to Focus on New Construction’s Shadows

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | Upper West Side City Councilmember Mark Levine is betting that his proposal for a task force to study the impact of building shadows will win support on his second try, three years after the measure languished in the Council. The bill — which Levine reintroduced two weeks ago — would create a […]

In E. 58th St. Tower Fight, Debate Over Who’s Ahead

In E. 58th St. Tower Fight, Debate Over Who’s Ahead

BY SYDNEY PEREIRA | An Upper East Side community group is claiming a small victory in its legal battle against a tower under construction on E. 58th St. But that victory, the developer counters, is nothing more than a mere coincidence due to the project’s construction timeline. The East River Fifties Alliance (ERFA) — which […]

Faith Leaders, UN’s Guterres Unite in Call to End Hate

Faith Leaders, UN’s Guterres Unite in Call to End Hate

BY LESLEY SUSSMAN | A who’s who of some of the city’s top-ranking faith leaders and civic and political leaders attended a gathering on the morning of Wed., Oct. 31, at Park East Synagogue, on the Upper East Side, to remember the massacre, and denounce all acts of violence and hate that have occurred throughout the […]

There’s No Excuse Not to Vote, West Siders Say

There’s No Excuse Not to Vote, West Siders Say

BY SAM BLEIBERG | If the primary elections were any indication, New Yorkers are prepared to reverse the state’s trend of declining voter turnout with the upcoming midterms. Politically engaged citizens of all ages in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen shared their motivations for voting with us, ahead of the general election on November 6. Over the […]

In the 10th Congressional District: Nadler or Levin

In the 10th Congressional District: Nadler or Levin

Championing Progressive Values | BY REPRESENTATIVE JERRY NADLER (nadler.house.gov)   As a veteran Democratic Congressmember, I have worked throughout my career to make politics in New York City and Washington serve the needs of everyday New Yorkers. I was first elected to Congress in 1992, and in late 2017,I was honored to be elected Ranking Democrat on […]

Rallying So Rent Spike Doesn’t Write Drama Book Shop’s Final Act

Rallying So Rent Spike Doesn’t Write Drama Book Shop’s Final Act

BY WINNIE McCROY | After learning that rent hikes are likely to shutter their beloved Drama Book Shop in early 2019, longtime customers are rallying to support the 100-year-old independent store, which stocks thousands of plays, serves as a go-to gathering place for passionate patrons of the arts, and even plays host to a black box […]

HOP Critics Plan Separate 2019 Civil Rights March

HOP Critics Plan Separate 2019 Civil Rights March

BY DUNCAN OSBORNE | A coalition that has been challenging the producer of New York City’s annual Pride Parade to limit the corporate presence in that event is calling for a separate “civil rights march” in 2019 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which mark the start of the modern LGBTQ rights movement. […]

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